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🏆 Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz) (2018)

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Played in Paris, France, 23-24 June 2018, as part of the 2nd leg of the Grand Chess Tour 2018. The participants first played nine games of rapid chess (see ... [more]

Player: Fabiano Caruana

 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Caruana vs Kramnik  0-1552018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)C46 Three Knights
2. Grischuk vs Caruana  1-0542018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)C78 Ruy Lopez
3. Caruana vs Nakamura 0-1492018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. W So vs Caruana  ½-½672018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
5. Caruana vs Karjakin 0-1442018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)C46 Three Knights
6. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana  1-0542018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)C53 Giuoco Piano
7. Caruana vs Anand  ½-½432018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. Mamedyarov vs Caruana 0-1402018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Caruana vs Aronian  ½-½462018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)C46 Three Knights
10. Kramnik vs Caruana  0-1462018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Caruana vs Grischuk  ½-½412018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)A04 Reti Opening
12. Nakamura vs Caruana  1-01222018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Caruana vs W So  ½-½412018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)C28 Vienna Game
14. Karjakin vs Caruana ½-½1152018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)B41 Sicilian, Kan
15. Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½812018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Anand vs Caruana 1-0522018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)C78 Ruy Lopez
17. Caruana vs Mamedyarov 0-1482018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)B07 Pirc
18. Aronian vs Caruana  1-0482018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)B42 Sicilian, Kan
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  ambongtumbong: Will it be a tight race again for the overall standing after the blitz?? half a point again that separate the winner from the rest of the pack?
Jun-20-18  The Kings Domain: Love the Grand Chess Tour. Looking forward to the tournaments and games.
Jun-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  troipee: Wonder how much money one of these top players earn a year.Do they fly first class and pick their own hotels?
Jun-24-18  jphamlore: Finally signs of life of the Nakamura of old, and not just an older Nakamura.
Jun-24-18  siamesedream: Congratulations to <GM Hikaru Nakamura>!
Jun-24-18  chesslearner1991: Why did Sergey took a 13 move draw in the last round, when he desperately needed a win? Magnus & Hikaru wouldn't have done that.
Jun-24-18  fisayo123: 14 draws in 18 blitz games is some achievement. Truly shocking from So.
Jun-24-18  transpose: I am glad Hikaru won the tournament. He did it with solid play (only one loss) and steady nerves. I believe he held back a bit in the blitz (taking a draw where he could have pressed on in some cases) because he knows that the Grand Chess Tour is more than any one stage, and he is aiming to maximize his combined score over the four events.

it is a bit concerning that Fabiano couldn't do better. Rapid and blitz have never been his forte, but he is better than his performance here. Perhaps he was ill? I am hoping his form returns for his next few events as I want to see a good close match for the WC. That's a tall order because Magnus is so much better than anyone else right now.

Jun-24-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Marmot PFL: Looks like Sergey ran out of gas at the end, but frankly he was lucky not to lose some earlier games--

Karjakin vs Caruana, 2018

Grischuk vs Karjakin, 2018

Jun-24-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  maturner: I think Fabiano is just burned out from too much chess. He needed more rest.
Jun-24-18  Bobwhoosta: <maturner>

I agree. He's been on a grueling schedule. But after some rest I expect he's going to be beasting it again.

Jun-24-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: What happened to Karjakin? He must've collapsed at the end.
Jun-24-18  5hrsolver: Fabiano Caruana is fine. Classical chess is his strength. He knows he is not that good at Rapid and Blitz but all this play keeps his chess reflexes sharp. The ultimate goal of a chess player is to challenge for the world title and he is the one doing it.
Jun-24-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Marmot PFL: For the next Grand Chess Tour event they should get Nepomniatchi instead of Giri, Kramnik, or Caruana.
Jun-24-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Marmot PFL: Shankland would be a good addition for the St. Louis event.
Jun-24-18  rodman2: Karjak arrest!
Jun-25-18  Junbalansag: Wesley's strength lies in his faith in God. Faith enables him to be humble, to learn from his mistakes and to soar high like an eagle. He is a role model for his kababayans (compatriots) in the Philippines with humble beginnings.
Jun-25-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Kapmigs: I like jokes
Jun-25-18  geniokov: <<Junbalansag: Wesley's strength lies in his faith in God. Faith enables him to be humble, to learn from his mistakes and to soar high like an eagle. He is a role model for his kababayans (compatriots) in the Philippines with humble beginnings.>> In order for Wesley to be a real model in chess for our country,i think it would be better for him to return,stay to our country and carry the Philippine flag! Whatelse did he want more? He doesn't have human trainer then so what? He can secure ALPHA ZERO for him to make him even stronger at his expense. He must join AFGM and other Philippine GM to establish chess in our country! That time,i am sure our government will support him! About FAITH IN GOD? What's the difference between faith in God in US compare to his motherland? He can have a second chance like everybody does! Just give a try. That is just my opinion if he wants to be a model for our country.
Jun-25-18  geniokov: He( Wesley) must avoid politics or else,his image will end up like Manny Pacquiao. Faith in God will become pure if you doesn't carry thorn in your heart!
Jun-25-18  The Kings Domain: Although I was hoping for So, Karjakin or Grischuk to win it it was a good one.
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