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Champions Showdown: Carlsen - Ding (Blitz) Match

Magnus Carlsen8.5/12(+6 -1 =5)[games]
Ding Liren3.5/12(+1 -6 =5)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Carlsen vs Ding Liren  ½-½502017Champions Showdown: Carlsen - Ding (Blitz)A04 Reti Opening
2. Carlsen vs Ding Liren 1-0402017Champions Showdown: Carlsen - Ding (Blitz)A05 Reti Opening
3. Ding Liren vs Carlsen 0-1412017Champions Showdown: Carlsen - Ding (Blitz)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Carlsen vs Ding Liren  ½-½422017Champions Showdown: Carlsen - Ding (Blitz)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. Ding Liren vs Carlsen 0-1782017Champions Showdown: Carlsen - Ding (Blitz)A56 Benoni Defense
6. Carlsen vs Ding Liren ½-½542017Champions Showdown: Carlsen - Ding (Blitz)A25 English
7. Ding Liren vs Carlsen 0-1432017Champions Showdown: Carlsen - Ding (Blitz)A56 Benoni Defense
8. Carlsen vs Ding Liren ½-½852017Champions Showdown: Carlsen - Ding (Blitz)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Ding Liren vs Carlsen 0-1232017Champions Showdown: Carlsen - Ding (Blitz)A15 English
10. Carlsen vs Ding Liren 0-1572017Champions Showdown: Carlsen - Ding (Blitz)A07 King's Indian Attack
11. Ding Liren vs Carlsen 0-1572017Champions Showdown: Carlsen - Ding (Blitz)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. Ding Liren vs Carlsen  ½-½522017Champions Showdown: Carlsen - Ding (Blitz)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-14-17  ninja warrior: first sweet let's see if magnus reached 3000 now.
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  offramp: What was the overall result?
Nov-15-17  rokko: Carlsen would have reached 3000 (3008 if I calculated correctly) if he had not won too many rapid games (and therefore the match with a day to spare).

Very lucky for Ding's blitz rating.

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  offramp: I decided to answer my own question.

G/30 +1 =3 -0
G/20 +3 =3 -0
G/10 +6 =1 -1
G/05 +6 =5 -1
+16 =12 -2.

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  Sokrates: Thanks for this overview, <offramp>. I had Carlsen as the winner before the match, but I had not imagined that Ding Liren would have won only two games of 30 by the completion of the match. What a powerful demonstration by the world champion.
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  Tabanus: There is a table at Game Collection: Champions Showdown 2017
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  offramp: Thanks, <Tabanus>. The Nakamura-Topalov G/05 blitz result stands out: 8-0 with three draws to Nakamura.
Nov-16-17  frogbert: I honestly expected the Nakamura-Topalov match to be the most one-sided of the four, since Topalov always has been relatively weak at fast time controls.
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  offramp: <frogbert: I honestly expected the Nakamura-Topalov match to be the most one-sided of the four, since Topalov always has been relatively weak at fast time controls.>

You got that right! Topalov didn't do badly at all in the non-G/5 matches:
2-1 to Naka
Then he had his éboulement in the G/5 blitz.

Nov-16-17  stst: Gentlemen see the surface, the buff the underneath.
Nov-16-17  frogbert: <You got that right!>

Nope. Nakamura went +11 in 30 games against Topalov, while Carlsen went +14 in his 30 games against Ding. So I was wrong.

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  PawnSac: just an observation...

in the blitz, 5 of Magnus' 6 wins were with black, and his only loss was with white.

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