|World Rapid Championship (2017)|
The World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 26th to 30th December 2017. This extremely strong event included Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk (the defending champion), Ding Liren, Peter Svidler and many other top players. In Rapid (15 min + 10 sec), Viswanathan Anand won after defeating Vladimir Fedoseev 1.5-0.5 in blitz (3 min + 2 sec) in the World Rapid Championship (Tiebreak) (2017). The 3rd place went to Ian Nepomniachtchi (who was not allowed to participate in the playoff). Report by Peter Doggers (with photos): https://www.chess.com/news/view/ana...
Official site: http://riyadh2017.fide.com/. Crosstable: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr323....
Previous edition: World Rapid Championship (2016). Next: World Rapid Championship (2018). See also World Rapid Championship (Women) (2017), World Blitz Championship (2017) and World Blitz Championship (Women) (2017).
| page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 1,000
|1. Carlsen vs Bu Xiangzhi
||0-1||38||2017||World Rapid Championship||A22 English|
|2. L Pantsulaia vs M Vachier-Lagrave
||1-0||46||2017||World Rapid Championship||A05 Reti Opening|
|3. Aronian vs Kiril D Georgiev
|| ||½-½||92||2017||World Rapid Championship||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|4. A Rakhmanov vs Mamedyarov
||0-1||38||2017||World Rapid Championship||E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5|
|5. Grischuk vs Potkin
||1-0||40||2017||World Rapid Championship||C11 French|
|6. K Miton vs Ivanchuk
|| ||½-½||32||2017||World Rapid Championship||C53 Giuoco Piano|
|7. I Nepomniachtchi vs V Laznicka
|| ||½-½||52||2017||World Rapid Championship||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|8. Z Almasi vs V Fedoseev
|| ||0-1||34||2017||World Rapid Championship||A15 English|
|9. Wang Hao vs F Vallejo Pons
|| ||1-0||35||2017||World Rapid Championship||C70 Ruy Lopez|
|10. Naiditsch vs E Inarkiev
|| ||0-1||31||2017||World Rapid Championship||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|11. A Korobov vs D Howell
|| ||½-½||93||2017||World Rapid Championship||D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6|
|12. Akobian vs Anand
||0-1||42||2017||World Rapid Championship||E36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|13. Karjakin vs Eljanov
||0-1||30||2017||World Rapid Championship||D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|14. Ganguly vs Yu Yangyi
|| ||½-½||133||2017||World Rapid Championship||A28 English|
|15. Le Quang Liem vs A Moiseenko
|| ||0-1||51||2017||World Rapid Championship||A13 English|
|16. R Jumabayev vs V Onischuk
|| ||½-½||46||2017||World Rapid Championship||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|17. R Rapport vs Z Andriasian
||1-0||44||2017||World Rapid Championship||B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation|
|18. G Quparadze vs Svidler
|| ||0-1||71||2017||World Rapid Championship||B41 Sicilian, Kan|
|19. Y Kryvoruchko vs Fressinet
|| ||½-½||62||2017||World Rapid Championship||C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O|
|20. M Kravtsiv vs Ding Liren
|| ||½-½||80||2017||World Rapid Championship||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|21. D Anton Guijarro vs V Kovalev
|| ||0-1||74||2017||World Rapid Championship||E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)|
|22. M Mchedlishvili vs Ponomariov
|| ||½-½||20||2017||World Rapid Championship||D26 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|23. S Sjugirov vs Zhao Jun
|| ||1-0||43||2017||World Rapid Championship||A04 Reti Opening|
|24. S P Sethuraman vs A Riazantsev
|| ||1-0||50||2017||World Rapid Championship||E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights|
|25. T L Petrosian vs I Saric
|| ||1-0||67||2017||World Rapid Championship||A06 Reti Opening|
| page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 1,000
< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 7 OF 7 ·
|Dec-30-17|| ||tuttifrutty: ,But that doesn't make up for the fact that some players were not allowed in the country. Shameful.>|
I agree...so this tourney shouldn't even be considered as World Rapid and Blitz championship of the world but an invitational tourney and...
This is where fide erred... to include in their contract\provision...one sentence should have alleviated all these troubles.
<No one should be left out regardless of country of origin.>
Besides, this is chess (ie...chicken hot wings eating contest) and should not be politicized.
|Dec-30-17|| ||AylerKupp: <<tuttifrutty> Then why even juggle flies in your mouth when a thought from a pea size brain isn't even fair??? You tell me...>|
Well, since you asked, a thought from a pea size brain is better than a thought from no brain at all.
BTW, we missed your mindless drivel attempting to pass for insights in the World Blitz Championship (2017) page. What happened? Couldn't you come up with any rationalizations why your favorite Norwegian won the tournament?
|Dec-31-17|| ||siamesedream: Rapid World Champion 2016 - Ivanchuk, born 1969|
Rapid World Champion 2017 - Anand, born 1969
Blitz World Champion 2016 - Karjakin, born 1990
Blitz World Champion 2017 - Carlsen, born 1990
|Dec-31-17|| ||Octavia: congratulations to V Anand!!! I bet Kasparov is green with envy - he doesn't dare to play AND he's younger than the greatest champ of all times ;)|
|Dec-31-17|| ||tuttifrutty: <Couldn't you come up with any rationalizations why your favorite Norwegian won the tournament?>|
Yes I can...but why bother watching some chicken hot wings eating tourney if I can eat all I can for about 15 bucks.
|Dec-31-17|| ||BOSTER: <AylerKupp: I personally would have preferred>.
I'd prefer match between World Rapid Champ and World Blitz Champ with time control 9 min +6 sec.|
|Dec-31-17|| ||tmc: Congrats to lightning dad Anand.|
|Dec-31-17|| ||AylerKupp: <<tuttifrutty> Yes I can...but why bother watching some chicken hot wings eating tourney if I can eat all I can for about 15 bucks.>|
Ha! Who do you think you're fooling? If you could have come up with a rationalization, no matter how silly, you would have done so. That never stopped you before. The fact that you didn't post any means that you couldn't think of any.
Since I've said before that I admire your imagination, that's very disappointing. I was hoping for another chuckle. But I'm not really that surprised, even fabulous imaginations have limits.
|Jan-01-18|| ||whiteshark: Tournament-related live-videos:
Day 1 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fJ... (7h:19m)
Day 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfY... (6h:39m)
Day 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCB... (7h:10m)
Commentators GM Evgeny Miroshnichenko and WGM Keti Tsatsalashvili
|Jan-03-18|| ||siamesedream: Carlsen vs Nakamura: Speed Chess Championship:
|Jan-03-18|| ||chancho: Their match has started:
|Jan-03-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: I found out why Nakamura was absent.
|Jan-03-18|| ||Bobby Fiske: -Well, criticizing the Saudi Arabian regime is of course a good deed, however it turns out he also had <another> chess professional assignment booked for the beginning of January. In South Africa. So, he might had to skip one for the other? LINK: http://africachess.net/grandmaster-...|
|Jan-03-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: <Bobby Fiske>
I was not speculating.
|Jan-03-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: It's true that attending (or much worse, organizing!) a tournament in the country with the worst human rights records brings back not-so-fond memories of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. I wonder whether bribes might have had anything to do with FIDE's choice of the country?:|
<Human rights in Saudi Arabia are intended to be based on the Hanbali Islamic religious laws under absolute rule of the Saudi royal family. The strict regime ruling the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is consistently ranking among the "worst of the worst" in Freedom House's annual survey of political and civil rights.>
Human rights in Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
|Jan-03-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: I don't think that human rights are better in any Western country atm than in Saudi Arabia... except if you are circumcized...|
... makes one wonder, not????
|Jan-03-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <WPE... makes one wonder, not????> |
Not. The only reason you can even make such remarks without suffering 100 lashes is that you are in one of those "equally horrible" western countries. All western countries stone women to death for being raped unless they have 3 witnesses to bear witness to the rape?
|Jan-03-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: <CHC>
It's far easier than that: the authorities just let their citizens get raped and murdered without repercussions.
If you have any complaints about that, then you are simply a 'nazi.' Or even worse lol: a racist.
Wisdom anno 2018
|Jan-03-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: At which point I deftly remove my toes from the quicksand|
|Jan-03-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: <CHC>
Of course.. of course ;)
|Jan-05-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: The Dutch Chess Organization has declared formally that they won't support next WCCs in Saudi Arabia if the FIDE refuses any national chess organization to participate in Saudi Arabia. |
Of course it's lie; next year the Dutch Chess Organization will come up with *the next declaration*
|Jan-06-18|| ||siamesedream: <<Magnus Carlsen's blog>|
The King Salman 2017 World Rapid & Blitz Championships in Riyadh was organized at the highest level, and my family and I were treated with great hospitality throughout our stay. The quality of my play was more of a rollercoaster until the last day. The great last day change was reminiscent of the Berlin 2015 Championship, with opposite signs.
The King Salman 2017 World Rapid & Blitz Championships in Riyadh was organized at the highest level, and my family and I were treated with great hospitality throughout our stay. The quality of my play was more of a rollercoaster until the last day. The great last day change was reminiscent of the Berlin 2015 Championship, with opposite signs. In Berlin I had 4 quite or very good initial days (including winning the Rapid) and a very poor 5th day finishing 6th in the Blitz despite an early 9/10 on day 4. This time I generally struggled throughout day 1-4 intermingled with some good games especially with the black pieces, and finished with an extraordinary 9/10 streak against world class players on the last day to win the Blitz.
Planning to enjoy the event and not have concrete ambitions was easier said than done, having done well in the previous four World Rapid and Blitz Championships (2012, 2014-6) I’ve participated in. (2nd, 1st, 1st and 3rd in Rapid, and 2nd, 1st, 6th and 2nd in Blitz).
Losing the first Rapid game was a small blow, but with 3.5/5 for the day I was more or less on target. Despite too many blunders I was leading after 12 out of 15 rounds and in shared lead before round 15. I played Grischuk with the white pieces; a very difficult opponent. I knew a draw was likely enough for a play-off (and co-leader Anand indeed took an early draw). Playing for a win in critical games has brought me many triumphs in the past, and I decided to be true to style and try to decide the championship myself. I was not happy with the opening and was under pressure after his e3!-push. Not handling the uncomfortable position well, I missed the few chances I had to get back in the game and went down in flames ending at 10/15 and 5th place. Anand won the play-off against Fedoseev to take the title and trophy. Congratulations!
Magnus Carlsen, Oslo, January 2nd 2018 >
|Jan-16-18|| ||todicav23: <fisayo123: Vishy again shows why he's among the all time great players in chess history.> Except that he is not!|
|Feb-13-18|| ||Chessinfinite: <Vishy again shows why he's among the all time great players in chess history.>< Except that he is not! >|
Ok I believe you.. or may be not !
|Dec-05-18|| ||Sally Simpson: ***
The FIDE dress code for the coming Rapid/Blitz.
"4. 10. 1. Dress code:
smart-casual (neat shirt with a collar, jacket/blazer, trousers). The dress code is strictly observed: no players with t-shirts, sneakers, baseball caps, shorts or inappropriate dress are allowed in a playing zone. Any requests to wear national or
traditional dress must be approved by the Chief Arbiter."
I wonder if that if a hang up from that Canadian lad who wandered about in shorts at the World Cup.
RAPID: 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move, starting from move 1.
BLITZ: 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move, starting from move 1
First prize is $60,000 in each event.
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