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World Blitz Championship Tournament

Alexander Grischuk20/30(+15 -5 =10)[games]
Magnus Carlsen19.5/30(+16 -7 =7)[games]
Sergey Karjakin18.5/30(+13 -6 =11)[games]
Alexander Morozevich17.5/30(+13 -8 =9)[games]
Dmitry Andreikin17/30(+12 -8 =10)[games]
Teimour Radjabov17/30(+12 -8 =10)[games]
Le Quang Liem16.5/30(+14 -11 =5)[games]
Vassily Ivanchuk15/30(+13 -13 =4)[games]
Peter Svidler15/30(+10 -10 =10)[games]
Nikolai Chadaev13.5/30(+10 -13 =7)[games]
Boris Gelfand13.5/30(+10 -13 =7)[games]
Veselin Topalov13/30(+6 -10 =14)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov13/30(+9 -13 =8)[games]
Rinat Jumabayev12/30(+8 -14 =8)[games]
Viktor Antonovich Bologan11/30(+10 -18 =2)[games]
Pavel Mikhailovich Kotsur8/30(+5 -19 =6)[games] Chess Event Description
World Blitz Championship (2012)

Next edition: FIDE World Blitz Championship (2013). See also World Rapid Championship (2012).

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 240  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Grischuk vs D Andreikin 0-1552012World Blitz ChampionshipC60 Ruy Lopez
2. Radjabov vs R Jumabayev  1-0792012World Blitz ChampionshipA15 English
3. P M Kotsur vs D Andreikin  0-1212012World Blitz ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
4. Karjakin vs Gelfand 0-1322012World Blitz ChampionshipB53 Sicilian
5. Gelfand vs Morozevich  ½-½412012World Blitz ChampionshipD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
6. D Andreikin vs Karjakin  ½-½432012World Blitz ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
7. R Jumabayev vs P M Kotsur  0-1472012World Blitz ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
8. Mamedyarov vs Radjabov  ½-½132012World Blitz ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
9. Carlsen vs Grischuk 0-1512012World Blitz ChampionshipC00 French Defense
10. Ivanchuk vs Le Quang Liem 1-0612012World Blitz ChampionshipA36 English
11. Svidler vs Topalov  ½-½272012World Blitz ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
12. Bologan vs N Chadaev  1-0502012World Blitz ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
13. Morozevich vs N Chadaev  1-0322012World Blitz ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
14. Topalov vs Bologan  1-0782012World Blitz ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
15. Grischuk vs Mamedyarov 1-0312012World Blitz ChampionshipB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
16. Le Quang Liem vs Carlsen 0-1562012World Blitz ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
17. Radjabov vs Gelfand  0-1312012World Blitz ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
18. P M Kotsur vs Karjakin 0-1452012World Blitz ChampionshipA20 English
19. Karjakin vs Morozevich  ½-½432012World Blitz ChampionshipB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
20. Gelfand vs P M Kotsur  ½-½512012World Blitz ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
21. D Andreikin vs Radjabov 1-0592012World Blitz ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. R Jumabayev vs Grischuk  0-1272012World Blitz ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
23. Mamedyarov vs Le Quang Liem 0-1382012World Blitz ChampionshipD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
24. Carlsen vs Topalov ½-½422012World Blitz ChampionshipB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
25. Ivanchuk vs N Chadaev  1-0382012World Blitz ChampionshipC28 Vienna Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jul-10-12  tolengoy: Bad start for Magnus...he slipped while traversing the first 100 meters...then did a Bolt-like performance in the last lap of the 200 meter run...if there is a restart...Magnus will win 30-zip...Then he proves to all and sundry he belongs in the company of Bobby and Wesley.
Jul-10-12  Chessmaster9001: Congratulations to Sahsha for well-earned victory! As I predicted 2 days ago he was one of the 3 main contenders for the title. Magnus missed the title by an inch clearly playing the better chess at the end. Also former blitz vice-champion Radjabov had a really bad tournament. Overall there were an exciting 5 days with lots of fighting chess and tense moments.
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  Jim Bartle: I'm enjoying the comedy on this page, some of it probably unintentional. I particularly like "when did a Bolt-like performance in the last lap of the 200 meter run."
Jul-10-12  Bobwhoosta: <AuN1>

Carlsen got second again. Care to gloat??

Jul-10-12  Bobwhoosta: <tolengoy>

Sure Magnus belongs in such company, however does Wesley belong in such company?? That's an entirely different question, and I think also settled as of now, albeit in the opposite manner.

Jul-10-12  tolengoy: <Sure Magnus belongs in such company, however does Wesley belong in such company??>

Behold the true World Chess Blitz Championship...Wesley emerged co-champion:

Click the blitz championship (Finals)

Jul-10-12  tolengoy: The World Blitz Championship organizers avoided Wesley like Mayweather avoided the Pacman.

They orchestrated a sham of a championship. Devoid of legitimate and deserving contenders, it is more like a sleight show of hands designed to impress the blind.

Jul-10-12  Alex56171: If we combine Rapid and Blitz who is the winner?
Jul-10-12  AuN1: < Bobwhoosta: <AuN1>

Carlsen got second again. Care to gloat??>

due to his crappy play yesterday, the sycophants that constantly praise him weren't out in full force; so, there is really nothing to "gloat" about.

Jul-10-12  BUNA: < Kanatahodets: Apparently it is a wrong scoring system. It must be 3 for a win and 1 for a draw. This certainly reflects the spirit of blitz better than the traditional sex, ups, scoring system. Then both Grishh and Magnus have 55. >

I don't agree with you on this one.

Yes, there is <apparently> something wrong with the scoring system. But it should certainly be 3,5 for a win and 1 for a draw to <reflect the spirit of blitz better>, which is anyway just another expression for <the spirit of Magnus>.

And so I conclude that Magnus would have won had FIDE tried to <reflect the spirit of blitz> properly.

1. Carlsen 63 pts.
2. Grischuk 62.5 pts.

Jul-10-12  tolengoy: <And so I conclude that Magnus would have won had FIDE tried to <reflect the spirit of blitz> properly.>

And you consider this a misdemeanor? How about when FIDE marked for deletion and transferred to the garbage bin Wes' well earned qualification to the World Blitz Championhip...Why is everybody keen on gagging their mouth and covering their ears on this legitimate grievance. Are you all retarded or something?

Jul-10-12  tolengoy: Are you all stupid or something?
Jul-10-12  Bobwhoosta: <AuN1>

Yes, we must be synchophants to constantly praise someone for consistently excellent results.

I apologize, I forget how objective you are.

Jul-10-12  Bobwhoosta: <BUNA>

I think we should take it a step further, the true spirit of blitz is 1,000,000 points for a win, 1/2 point for a draw, and 0 for a loss.

Therefore Carlsen would have won by a couple million points, a landslide victory.

Jul-10-12  Bobwhoosta: <AuN1>

I'm also amazed that you consider +1 play to be "crappy". Is it that you hold the bar higher for Magnus? If so you are not being objective, as by all accounts he is no more than a one hit wonder multiplied through many years. We should expect his serendipidous luck to end quickly and his career to end in flames. In reality, I would estimate his true strength as no higher than 2400. That's an optimistic assessment, as he is lacking in key phases of the game.

Jul-10-12  Bobwhoosta: I love it, I think I'm going to be a Carlsen basher from here on out. It's like a vacation from reality. I'm starting to see red as purple, and consequences be damned!!!
Jul-10-12  BUNA: <Alex56171: If we combine Rapid and Blitz who is the winner?>

Karjakin and Carlsen would be equal first. (With Karjakin one point ahead in rapids and Carlsen in blitz.)

Jul-10-12  badest: <BUNA: <Alex56171: If we combine Rapid and Blitz who is the winner?>

Karjakin and Carlsen would be equal first. (With Karjakin one point ahead in rapids and Carlsen in blitz.)> Now how about: Rapid + Blitz + Eyebrow size? (hint: there is a "chuk" in answer ;)

Jul-10-12  BUNA: <Bobwhoosta: I think we should take it a step further, the true spirit of blitz is 1,000,000 points for a win, 1/2 point for a draw, and 0 for a loss.>

No. I think we should simply play a tournament. Afterwards <reflect the spirit of the event> and decide about the proper scoring system.

And everything will be fine.

Jul-10-12  Bobwhoosta: <BUNA>

I thought you were joking about the 3.5 rule, I was just taking the argument a step further to illustrate that you can just about make anyone the winner of a tournament if you try hard enough to change the scoring...

Anyway, I was just being silly.

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  messachess: Didn't Grischuk win this thing last year too?
Jul-10-12  Kinghunt: No, it's been several years since Grischuk won a top blitz event. I believe his last victory was the World Blitz Championship in 2006.
Jul-10-12  BUNA: <Bobwhoosta><I thought you were joking about the 3.5 rule>

I thought I was. :)


Actually it is a strange thing psychologically to support the strongest player/team in any sport. If he/it wins, then they just met the expectations. They did their duty.

But if they don't win, then you - the fan - will have to explain even a second place. Because apparently "something went wrong". Because they are supposed to play "in their own league". That is no happy relationship.

And because of these blown up expectations it is always fun for other fans, when the favorite doesn't meet his goal. :)

Jul-10-12  Chessinfinite: <Carlsen got second again. Care to gloat??>

Lol.. I'm sure Carlsen having already become champion without even playing for the World title does not need to prove anything... :)

He can just go on 'not winning' real events like these and smash up others in casual tournaments and reach 2850.. how is that ?

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  Bureaucrat: <Behold the true World Chess Blitz Championship...Wesley emerged co-champion: >

Impressive. He shared first placed with someone named Hess, ahead of the entire REAL world elite. Just imagine if he instead had chosen to win the qualifier and then dominate the phony FIDE championships. I mean, he wouldn't be the REAL champion then, would he?

Just one question, tolengoy: Why the incessant whining about your hero not being in this fake event, when he won the real thing?

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