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Carlsen-Nakamura Chess.com Blitz Battle Match

Magnus Carlsen14/22(+12 -6 =4)[view games]
Hikaru Nakamura8/22(+6 -12 =4)[view games]

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Carlsen-Nakamura Chess.com Blitz Battle (2016)

Magnus Carlsen won his final event before the upcoming Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) in New York, when he won the final of the Chess.com GM Blitz Battle against Hikaru Nakamura. Carlsen obtained a large lead after the 5m+2spm and 3m+2spm sections and narrowly lost the bullet 1m+1spm with a final score of 14.5-10.5. (1)

The games were streamed live from both https://www.twitch.tv/chess and http://www.chess.com/TV.

(1) http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews...

 page 1 of 1; 8 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Nakamura vs Carlsen 0-128 2016 Carlsen-Nakamura Chess.com Blitz BattleA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
2. Nakamura vs Carlsen 0-182 2016 Carlsen-Nakamura Chess.com Blitz BattleE17 Queen's Indian
3. Nakamura vs Carlsen  0-160 2016 Carlsen-Nakamura Chess.com Blitz BattleE17 Queen's Indian
4. Carlsen vs Nakamura  0-151 2016 Carlsen-Nakamura Chess.com Blitz BattleA07 King's Indian Attack
5. Nakamura vs Carlsen 0-122 2016 Carlsen-Nakamura Chess.com Blitz BattleE15 Queen's Indian
6. Nakamura vs Carlsen 0-128 2016 Carlsen-Nakamura Chess.com Blitz BattleE46 Nimzo-Indian
7. Carlsen vs Nakamura 0-141 2016 Carlsen-Nakamura Chess.com Blitz BattleA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Nakamura vs Carlsen 0-154 2016 Carlsen-Nakamura Chess.com Blitz BattleE46 Nimzo-Indian
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Oct-29-16
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  Absentee: <Eyal: <Carlsen was only 2 points behind, though, so his Blitz Battle wins should put him back in first place.>

Iím pretty sure online games arenít rated by FIDE.>

Yeah, you're probably right. I assumed they were because when they aren't it's usually explicitly stated that it's a friendly event.

Oct-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: At the top of the blitz mountain I think it is more or less arbitrary who momentarily has the lead. It would depend, I guess, on the time used on blitz games by the single player. And since blitzes come by a manifold of games they are likely to change much more often than other, slower, formats.

I assume Ding Liren would suffer even more than Nakamura in a blitz match with the champ, so the variables at the top shouldn't be taken too literally.

Oct-29-16  SometimesGood: <Sokrates: I don't know what "cheers" says in Russian (transcribed). Love a blinis with caviar adding a glass of good Russian champagne. Got it in the pause in the Bolshoj Ballet in Moscow way back in 1979. The same at the Kirov in what was called Leningrad at the time. Both with black and red caviar. Delicious! Some Russian dishes are truly great. A good bortsj is nice on a cold winter's day.> Good to hear that. 1. "cheers" is famous "na zdorovie", 2. Caviar is good with vodka, but only if you have one made in Russia. So called "vodka" in the West is no good, all kinds, Smirnoff, Stolichnaya etc. Eat caviar with champagne, even good one, is "izvrashhenie" or perverse:), 3. Bortsch is not a Russian dish, it's an Ukrainian soup. Kind of different nowadays... regrettably.
Oct-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: There is also 'Za vashe zdorovie!' or simply 'Vashe zdorovie!', meaning '(To) your health!'.

'Buineach ort!' may be avoided, however....

Oct-29-16  SometimesGood: <perfidious: There is also 'Za vashe zdorovie!' or simply 'Vashe zdorovie!', meaning '(To) your health!'.> - a little superficial knowledge of Russian culture. Nobody says "za vashe zdorovie" or "vashe zdorovie" in Russia. It may be possible in Moscow in "high-end" places, but in real Russia the word "vy" which is a polite (very) version of you, is rarely used during drinking vodka:)
Oct-30-16
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  Sokrates: Many thanks, <SometimesGood>, for your culinary education. I have indeed tasted original Russian vodka, and just like Gordon's isn't proper gin, Smirnoff isn't proper vodka, but even so, I have to admit that vodka never shall please my palate.

LOL to the perversity of drinking champagne with caviar. I think there would be countless perverts around the world who'd disagree, but coming from a country where a "snaps" + beer is common with seafood, I understand the tradition.

I didn't know bortsj is Ukrainian, but that doesn't matter to me, if the soup is well made. Overall I am quite ignorant to Russian cuisine, since it hardly ever appears on menus in any restaurant in Europe (with the exception of caviar/blinis, of course). Whether that's a big loss, I have my doubts, since I saw a programme following a Russian family having a traditional Christmas dinner. But then again, many foreigners wouldn't understand the Danish passion for roasted duck with sour/sweet red cabbage, caramelized potatoes and a brown sauce on Xmas eve. :-)

I salute differences and variety - how utterly boring would it be if we all only consumed pizzas and burgers?

Oct-30-16  WorstPlayerEver: I prefer Slivovitz :)
Oct-30-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Sokrates....then again, many foreigners wouldn't understand the Danish passion for roasted duck with sour/sweet red cabbage, caramelized potatoes and a brown sauce on Xmas eve.>

Sounds tasty any time.

Oct-30-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  yiotta: <WorstPlayerEver>:I don't always drink Slivovitz, but when I do, I prefer Art Aragon("I'll get you out if it takes 10 years")Bail Bonds....stay thirsty, my friend...
Oct-30-16  SometimesGood: Russian cousins has its merits. Cakes are formidable. Oh dear yesterday I ate an American sponge cake. Who on earth can like these creamy cakes? Everyone ate just one piece. Russian cake you eat at least four pieces. Pelmeni are great. All kind of fish. Meat is lame. Bread too unless it's not black. Not a big fan of French cuisine except boulangerie. Hate Italian food, all kind of pasta. But like Italian wine. Love Mexican food, Korean, Japanese. Don't like Chinese food, unless Sichuan or northern, Beijing style. Anyway you're right, all have their tastes and diversity in food is good.
Oct-30-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: <SometimesGood> Seems that you either hate or love particular food or cuisines, nothing in between. <Hate Italian food> - how is that possible? Italian food is just as divers as the people living in Italy. And Italian and French gastronomy, maybe also Spanish, are inarguably the leaders of good food on the western hemisphere. Certainly not Russian or Danish.

It's true, though, that personal taste can't be discussed, so good on you for choosing the food YOU prefer.

Oct-30-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: Thanks <perfidious> :-) Strangely, that dish is only eaten on the evening of December 24, the time when Danes gather and celebrate Christmas (not the 25th).

It is, indeed, delicious, but it's also heavy stuff, so I guess that's why it only gets one shot a year for the majority of Danes.

Oct-31-16  ossipossi: I ate French and Italian food, in fact I ate a formidable Magret de canard on a carpet of candied fruit in Paris two days ago, and my wife a week ago cooked at home, in Italy, an extraordinary Risotto ai porri, that I also ate. Lucky, I know.
Oct-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  posoo: clasocal chess is SO DUMB and it is GRATE to see da best plaors in da world playing REAL CHESS like dis.

SMASHING IS WAT CHESSE IS ALL ABOUt

Oct-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Absentee: Yo, posoo! How goeth it? Did you manage to get to France after all?
Nov-01-16  SometimesGood: <ossipossi: I ate French and Italian food, in fact I ate a formidable Magret de canard on a carpet of candied fruit in Paris two days ago, and my wife a week ago cooked at home, in Italy, an extraordinary Risotto ai porri, that I also ate. Lucky, I know.> good for you:)
Nov-01-16  SometimesGood: <Sokrates: <SometimesGood> Seems that you either hate or love particular food or cuisines, nothing in between. <Hate Italian food> - how is that possible?> It's my personality: I don't like what everyone so passionately loves. Like old Groucho I don't want belong to these clubs:) And I live in south of France with all these cassoulets (never understand!) and foie gras (this I like). Cold Russian vodka with pickled cucumber, black bread, blck caviar, marinated boletus and Ukrainian salty bacon; that all I need:) Well, and chess.com for 2+1 games:)
Nov-01-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  posoo: NO Ubsuntus, apareuntly u need somthing called a POOSPORT.

Now I am in Covina.

Nov-01-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: <posoo> - you can make me laugh even on the most cloudy day. Thanks!!!
Nov-02-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Pedro Fernandez: This night is very important for America, at least from Canada to Venezuela. Cubs (1908 World Champion) at Cleveland (1948 WC). Who will win? I'm coward!
Nov-04-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: SometimesGood, while Borsch is indeed Ukrainian in origin, there is also a Russian variety of it, also called Borsch. I tasted both. The Ukrainian one is better.
Nov-04-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  posoo: lol9ololo WORSE PLAYOR is trying to insult people in da posooian style!

but while he has da spelings down, he dos NOT have my spirit.

It is CLEAR dat da man takes his chapters from da pages of

DUNALD

DUNALD TRONP!

Nov-04-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  posoo: Posoo for Presider.
Nov-04-16  Hodor: Hodor!
Nov-04-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  posoo: facile and durivative homor from da hodor man.

DUNALD WILL PRUTECT ur guns do not worey!

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