| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56
|1. Ponomariov vs Le Quang Liem
||0-1||14||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|2. Wang Yue vs Karjakin
||0-1||25||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||A15 English|
|3. Ivanchuk vs Wang Hao
|| ||½-½||40||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||C42 Petrov Defense|
|4. Grischuk vs A Giri
|| ||1-0||60||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|5. Kamsky vs M Vachier-Lagrave
|| ||½-½||87||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|6. Aronian vs Le Quang Liem
|| ||1-0||36||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||A16 English|
|7. L Dominguez vs Radjabov
|| ||½-½||76||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||B33 Sicilian|
|8. Mamedyarov vs Ponomariov
|| ||1-0||34||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|9. Karjakin vs Leko
||0-1||96||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|10. I Nepomniachtchi vs Wang Hao
|| ||0-1||58||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||C11 French|
|11. Aronian vs Grischuk
|| ||½-½||50||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||D85 Grunfeld|
|12. Kamsky vs Ivanchuk
||1-0||21||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||C41 Philidor Defense|
|13. Radjabov vs Wang Yue
||0-1||61||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|14. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Mamedyarov
||0-1||41||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|15. A Giri vs L Dominguez
|| ||0-1||50||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|16. Leko vs I Nepomniachtchi
|| ||½-½||39||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|17. Mamedyarov vs A Giri
|| ||0-1||49||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||D90 Grunfeld|
|18. Aronian vs Wang Hao
||0-1||59||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|19. A Giri vs I Nepomniachtchi
|| ||0-1||47||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||D85 Grunfeld|
|20. Wang Yue vs Ponomariov
||1-0||27||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5|
|21. Kamsky vs Radjabov
|| ||1-0||40||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||B33 Sicilian|
|22. Ivanchuk vs Le Quang Liem
|| ||½-½||34||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|23. L Dominguez vs Karjakin
|| ||0-1||42||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|24. Grischuk vs Mamedyarov
||1-0||34||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|25. Leko vs M Vachier-Lagrave
|| ||1-0||43||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56
|Dec-13-13|| ||Big Pawn: Aronian stumbling badly here. I wonder if he's going to give nakamura second place on a platter?|
|Dec-13-13|| ||Big Pawn: Oh, it's only rapid chess.|
|Dec-13-13|| ||Edmontonchessclub: Yes, it's only rapid chess, and also playing two rapid games simultaneously, one with white and one with black.
This doesn't count for anything, so I doubt Aronian cares too much.|
I miss regular chess, at regular time controls. It won't be long, though.
|Dec-13-13|| ||dumbgai: I don't think they played two games simultaneously (since there are 7 rounds, an odd number).|
|Dec-13-13|| ||hellopolgar: <I don't think they played two games simultaneously (since there are 7 rounds, an odd number)> lol, good observation.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||fisayo123: Panda officially back among the world elite with his performances in the last 2 years.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||fisayo123: Some of these games are listed as "Classical". I hope the error is corrected.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||ex0duz: Congrats to Wang Yue.. who is now China's highest rated player again(live ratings). I thought he was down and out basically, but seems like he's slowly worked his way back up to the top.|
I guess his style is also good for faster time controls, since he plays solid and has good endgame skills. I hope he can keep it up, and he also gets more opportunities to play in supertourneys again.
Wang Hao also did better than i thought, since i thought he sucked at rapid/blitz(compared to classical).
And is Giri that @#$% at rapid/blitz, or did he just have a really bad tourney? Same questions for Le Quang Liem, anyone know how his rapid/blitz skills are?
|Dec-14-13|| ||ex0duz: <fisayo123: Panda officially back among the world elite with his performances in the last 2 years.>|
Anyone know where he picked up all his points from, since i don't remember him winning any supertourneys or having really awesome tourney performances recently apart from the recent world team championships..
And i think he's also China's strongest player atm, overtaking Wang Hao(or equal to him). Again, where/when/how did this happen?
|Dec-14-13|| ||HeMateMe: yue has the nick Panda? That's a cute name.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||fisayo123: Quang Liem is going to college in the US now, so he is probably a bit rusty. Giri is usually decent in rapid, but he certainly is no blitzer. Slightly surprised by MVL though.... and Karjakin, but everyday isn't Christmas unless you're Carlsen.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||nok: <is Giri that @#$%> Yes.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||fisayo123: Mamedyarov vs Karjakin, 2013|
Pretty remarkable game from Shak. Probably the best one I've seen so far in the rapid section of this tournament.
|Dec-14-13|| ||Kain3: Leko did well for a change. He's usually strong in rapid from what I remember.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||KingchecksQueen: People, our worst nightmare: chinese invasion is inevitable and imminent.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||QueentakesKing: My prospects to be world champion contenders Aronian and Karjakin are a big disappointment!|
|Dec-14-13|| ||QueentakesKing: If you can't be good or consistent at rapid or blitz you can't be a world chess champion these days.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||dumbgai: <If you can't be good or consistent at rapid or blitz you can't be a world chess champion these days.>|
It does put you at a disadvantage in the world cup qualifier, as well as in the tiebreak stage of the match itself. Topalov was so wary of Anand's superiority in rapid play that he tried to create complications in a solid position in the final classical game, and lost.
|Dec-15-13|| ||Marmot PFL: The Chinese play very well in China, not quite so well abroad (yet).|
Lucky for Aronian that these games aren't rated.
|Dec-16-13|| ||paavoh: An uncharacteristically feeble start by Ponomariov with three losses in a row?! How he has been doing lately in other events?|
|Dec-16-13|| ||RedShield: It's worth mentioning that this event is entirely unrelated to the Mind Sports Olympiad, associated with Keene and Buzan:|
|Dec-17-13|| ||chessmoron: <Marmot PFL> As I recall, Wang Hao won the 2012 Biel Chess Festival.|
|Dec-17-13|| ||MountainMatt: I appreciate these super-GMs treating us patzers to some "mere mortal" performances. Some of these games look just like the 15/10 games I play against fellow 1400s. It's very encouraging!|
|Dec-17-13|| ||Domdaniel: Giri seems to be going through a bad patch, after all the promise he showed a couple of years ago. And Leko resurgent is a surprise.|
|Dec-17-13|| ||Everett: All these players are fantastic. They can't all go +7.|
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