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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
FIDE World Rapid Championship Tournament

Magnus Carlsen11/15(+8 -1 =6)[games]
Fabiano Caruana10.5/15(+8 -2 =5)[games]
Sergey Karjakin10/15(+7 -2 =6)[games]
Peter Svidler9/14(+7 -3 =4)[games]
Evgeny Tomashevsky9/14(+7 -3 =4)[games]
Viswanathan Anand9/13(+5 -0 =8)[games]
Teimour Radjabov8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Yu Yangyi8.5/14(+7 -4 =3)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi8.5/15(+6 -4 =5)[games]
Alexander Grischuk8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Rauf Mamedov8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen8/14(+3 -1 =10)[games]
Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli8/14(+7 -5 =2)[games]
Wang Hao8/14(+5 -3 =6)[games]
Baadur Jobava8/14(+5 -3 =6)[games]
Alexander Morozevich8/12(+7 -3 =2)[games]
Levon Aronian8/12(+5 -1 =6)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Arkadij Naiditsch7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Zahar Efimenko7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Gadir Guseinov7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov7.5/15(+5 -5 =5)[games]
Le Quang Liem7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Pavel Eljanov7/12(+5 -3 =4)[games]
Boris Savchenko7/12(+7 -5 =0)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave7/14(+3 -3 =8)[games]
Pentala Harikrishna7/14(+5 -5 =4)[games]
Sergei Zhigalko7/12(+6 -4 =2)[games]
Gabriel Sargissian7/13(+4 -3 =6)[games]
(109 players total; 80 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 613  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Laznicka vs Anand  ½-½542014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
2. A Moiseenko vs Caruana 0-1432014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipB07 Pirc
3. Tomashevsky vs Carlsen ½-½672014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
4. Bacrot vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-1322014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
5. Harikrishna vs Judit Polgar 0-1432014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. E Inarkiev vs M Ragger  ½-½712014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
7. Nakamura vs Fressinet  ½-½292014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Grischuk vs E Safarli  ½-½172014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipA22 English
9. Mamedyarov vs L Lenic  ½-½342014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
10. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Svidler  ½-½582014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
11. Anand vs V Fedoseev  1-0602014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
12. Yu Yangyi vs Le Quang Liem  0-1652014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
13. I Nepomniachtchi vs V Laznicka  1-0502014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
14. Karjakin vs Jobava  ½-½832014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
15. E Safarli vs Radjabov  0-1252014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
16. Le Quang Liem vs Bologan 1-0282014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
17. M Ragger vs Van Wely  ½-½382014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
18. Movsesian vs E Iturrizaga  1-0572014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
19. A Riazantsev vs Tomashevsky  ½-½492014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Fressinet vs D Dubov  1-0652014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
21. Grischuk vs E Hansen 1-0422014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
22. Potkin vs Nakamura  ½-½1212014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. Efimenko vs Mamedyarov 1-0282014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. Svidler vs G Meier  1-0622014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
25. G Guseinov vs Aronian ½-½612014FIDE World Rapid ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
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Jun-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Petrosianic: <He was taking economy class like everyone else and was the most modest person I've ever met>

If EVERYONE took economy, there wouldn't be any other class.

He may be a great guy, and from all accounts I've heard, he is, but I don't give him any credit for the plane tickets he chooses to buy. That's entirely his own business, and I'd think no less of him if he flew First Class.

Jun-19-14  frandie: <the top players in rapid are as follows: > volume of activity is factored in...Wesley's lack of participation in tourneys such as this one is the reason why he's not among the top...the rating does not correctly reflect his skill...but the dearth of opportunities.
Jun-19-14  Absentee: <vkk: My best friend went to school with carlsen for 8 years and carlsen used to get picked in a lot thanks to his massive ego because he was good at chess and not so much anything else>

Most people are bad at chess AND everything else, so that's something.

Jun-19-14  vkk: Nobody is jealous that someone is good at pushing wood at that age. He was probably an introvert and never really talked to anyone and therefore became an easy target.
Jun-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Petrosianic: <Nobody is jealous that someone is good at pushing wood at that age.>

They might be if he got a lot of attention and/or praise for doing it. Everyone is jealous of attention.

Jun-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  john barleycorn: <Petrosianic: <Nobody is jealous that someone is good at pushing wood at that age.>

They might be if he got a lot of attention and/or praise for doing it. Everyone is jealous of attention.>

Wasn't he freed from regular school visits when his talent became obvious?

Jun-19-14  Rolfo: vkk, post a picture of your wife so we can see what Carlsen and Nakamura have to reach for
Jun-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Rolfo> He needs time to hire someone, who will have to be well paid to get anywhere near the stench.
Jun-19-14  Rolfo: Lol perfidious, but I won't interfere to close on him or his family. He was quite unpleasant on both Carlsen and Nakamura and deserved a wake up call. Anyway I hope he himself has a pleasant girlfriend / wife if we get a picture or not
Jun-19-14  CountryGirl: Sorry if someone has already answered this, but why does Carlsen win? From the Chessgames table above, Anand could catch him with 2 more wins, or Moro could catch him with 3 wins...(?) Why don't they get to play 15 games, too?
Jun-19-14  JASAHA: http://dubai2014wrb.com/en/medalwin...
Results
Jun-19-14  bugabay: < frandie: <the top players in rapid are as follows: > volume of activity is factored in...Wesley's lack of participation in tourneys such as this one is the reason why he's not among the top...the rating does not correctly reflect his skill...but the dearth of opportunities.>

I agree. The top players were given headstart out of the pack. In a 100m dash race, top players had an easy start at half way mark.

Jun-19-14  bugabay: < vkk: My best friend went to school with carlsen for 8 years and carlsen used to get picked in a lot thanks to his massive ego because he was good at chess and not so much anything else>

Nothing but chess? He's gotta be good at something else, like crocheting, sewing, beading and so forth?

Vkk, make yourself clear, did he or did he not have at least one girlfriend in school. Tell the truth and nothing but the truth so help you and protect you from the hands of the fanboiz.....

Jun-19-14  bugabay: how about flower arrangement? Vkk?
Jun-19-14  Everett: <If EVERYONE took economy, there wouldn't be any other class.>

Glib and false, like so many glib statements.

Jun-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: I thought, at least in the bio I read, that MC was home schooled after his chess talent became obvious. Pops made him do the homework, then escorted him to all of the big tournaments.

That doesn't seem to leave a lot of time for sitting around in home room pondering with his mates which girl will be wearing the shortest skirt, that day.

Jun-20-14  Absentee: Vkk, honeypot, coolchess - there's a surge of cretinism on the boards these days. Maybe it's the summer heat.
Jun-20-14  Strongest Force: Polgar on fire 10/13
Jun-20-14  Chessinfinite: < Jason Frost: > < <Chessinfinite> Don't think anyone doubts Anand was an amazing quick player, but Kasparov was still better, though the gap was obviously closer than in classical.>

I would differ here. I think Anand was an even stronger rapid player than the great Kasparov himself. Only Karpov, the other rapid God, was equal or better than Anand in rapid chess imo. Ofcourse Garry was the undisputed best player, but he never established his dominance in rapid play, as much as he did in the Classical chess. I agree it was a lot closer b/w the two, but Anand would be ahead in rapids i think.

Jun-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Absentee: Vkk, honeypot, coolchess - there's a surge of cretinism on the boards these days....>

If they join forces with the mighty <conrag> and <ulhumbrus>, it's all over but the write-up!

<Maybe it's the summer heat.>

Maybe, but haven't recent studies shown that this sort of rubbish never takes a day off?

Jun-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Reisswolf: How come different people have played different numbers of games? Is the listing above incomplete?
Jun-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  LucB: <How come different people have played different numbers of games? Is the listing above incomplete?>

Yes.

Anand, for example, ended up with the same score as Caruana.

Jun-25-14  Chessinfinite: Yes, Got to give it to Anand for a very strong performance. Carlsen and Caruana were the only ones who had a better TPR, Anand nearly won the event- had Grishchuk managed to beat Carlsen, it might have been a different story.

I remember an interesting quite by Anand on rapid ratings - Anand thought his rapid rating could have been over 3000, had his games been rated during the first decade of 2000s. It is quite possible that it is true that his rating would be near to 3000 !

Jun-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Magnus Carlsen Rounds Up the World Rapid Chess Championship... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PDm...
Nov-14-14  iamsheaf: Dear Chessgames, the Final tally is incomplete...take a note
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