|Jun-12-13|| ||notyetagm: FIRST!|
|Jun-12-13|| ||nok: Unsurprising result, for once.|
|Jun-12-13|| ||Beholder: <nok: Unsurprising result, for once.>|
I wouldn't call it that. I expected either Karjakin or Carlsen to win this, and even in case Naka wins it (which he did), I fully expected these two to be right behind him, which did not happen. It's Anand and Kramnik behind him, with the youngsters far down the table. Not to mention Caruana.
|Jun-12-13|| ||tim butler: USA, USA, USA.|
|Jun-12-13|| ||abhishikt: Only Naka and Anand were undefeated and clearly ahead of the rest.
Surely, even at 43 Anand is still a 'Lighting Kid'.|
|Jun-12-13|| ||Mendrys: I think Nakamura won this because his opponents made mistakes. What a lucky dude. Sorry, I couldn't help it but I wanted beat most Naka detractors to the punch.|
|Jun-12-13|| ||cannedpawn: Why Mendrys? He's a good player, cocky or not. Capablanca, Tal were the same cut.|
|Jun-12-13|| ||JPi: <Mendrys> Nakamura was'nt my favorite here but seeing the games I was very impressed. Nakamura's play was strong. No doubt there is mistakes - that's a blitz tournament - but no more than in the other games. I fact I saw few. Indeed Nakamura with his remarquable opening choice was well prepared. Nothing again Scandinavian or Ritcher-Veresov really but the percentage of win suddendly goes up because Nakamura used it (: .|
|Jun-13-13|| ||messachess: I have to admit, I am surprised by these results: not that Naka won--he has to be in the running every time in blitz--but the other results.|
It shows, I think, just how human chess players are (Surprise!)
|Jun-13-13|| ||Maatalkko: Nine rounds of blitz is not a very serious tournament. More often than not, the leader of the 40 round World Blitz Championship event after Day 1 does not end up winning the whole event.|
Still, it's a good boost of confidence for Nakamura. He is certainly a stronger rival for Carlsen in blitz than in standard. In fact, I think this result should put him ahead of Carlsen in blitz rating on the next list.
|Jun-13-13|| ||Maatalkko: Also, I'm not that surprised to see Caruana in last. His progress in standard is amazing (2796 live rating), but I can't remember any outstanding results from him in blitz.|
|Jun-13-13|| ||Pravitel: Maatalkko<Also, I'm not that surprised to see Caruana in last. His progress in standard is amazing (2796 live rating), but I can't remember any outstanding results from him in blitz.>|
Zurich Chess Challenge had similar blitz tournament earlier this year, and there he went 5/6 against Kramnik, Anand and Gelfand. That is rather remarkable result. For some reason it wasn't rated by Fide. He also won the main classical tournament confidently with a 2900 tournament performance.
|Jun-13-13|| ||Pedro Fernandez: < Pravitel: Maatalkko<Also, I'm not that surprised to see Caruana in last. His progress in standard is amazing (2796 live rating), but I can't remember any outstanding results from him in blitz.>
Zurich Chess Challenge had similar blitz tournament earlier this year, and there he went 5/6 against Kramnik, Anand and Gelfand. That is rather remarkable result. For some reason it wasn't rated by Fide. He also won the main classical tournament confidently with a 2900 tournament performance.> Certainly. BTW, Nakamura, Anand and Kramnik were defeated in the first round of the main tournament.|
|Jun-13-13|| ||Maatalkko: <Pravitel> Thanks for the correction. |
<Pedro Fernandez> Yes, blitz really is all about form, which changes from one day to the next - 9 rounds is nothing definitive.
|Jun-14-13|| ||SirRuthless: <Maatalkko> And Classical isn't about form? In my opinion classical has an academic component that blitz does not. Opening theory gives less talented player an opportunity to contend with more talented players. Sad the chess is being solved from the front and the back. Opening prep for OTB Classical games shouldn't be a research project... 960 is the future and it can't come soon enough.|
|Jun-17-13|| ||Xenon Oxide: <SirRuthless: <Maatalkko> And Classical isn't about form?>|
It is, but a classical event has the same amount of rounds stretched over a much longer span of time, allowing for some averaging out.
|Jun-17-13|| ||SirRuthless: <Xenon> Not buying that at all. Naka finished dead last in London grand Prix then finishes second in Zug Grand Prix and T-2 In Norway Supertournament. Form plays a very large role.|
|Jun-18-13|| ||PrinceHope12: Hello ChessWorld! Lee Quang Liem The Champion of 2013 World Blitz Chess Championship had lost to Wesley So of The Philippines on 2011 World Blitz Qualification..
Ian Nepomniatchi of Russia had lost to Wesley So also on 2011 World Blitz Qualification..
At That Time Wesley so is Qualified to play on 2012 World Blitz Championship.
Because He entered the top 6..
Alexander Grischuk of Russia is 7th didn't Qualified and didn't Win Against Wesley So.. But Maybe because GM Grishcuk is former World Blitz Champion he was allowed to play and Won the 2012 World Blitz Championship.
Ruslan Ponomariov did not win Against Wesley so at 2011 World Blitz Qualification and now GM Ponomariov is 4th on 2013 World Blitz Championship
This Top 4 players of 2013 World Blitz Championship didnt' Score a Win against the Strong Asian Speed chess player.
I Wonder Why Wesley So is not present both on 2012 and 2013 World Blitz Chess championship
Why Wesley So didn't invited on 2012 world Blitz Championship.. When He Qualified to Play.. Maybe Because FIDE had change the rules that the top 10 classical players and some more chosen GM's to play the 2012 World Blitz Championship. Why..??
It's Like Top 10 Turtles automatically Qualified for a race.. Long game and Blitz is different....
Just Qoute this "Being Unfair is a Wrong Decision" That's it......