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World Blitz Championship Tournament

Vassily Ivanchuk25.5/38(+19 -6 =13)[games]
Viswanathan Anand24.5/38(+18 -7 =13)[games]
Alexander Grischuk23.5/38(+14 -5 =19)[games]
Gata Kamsky23.5/38(+16 -7 =15)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik21.5/38(+13 -8 =17)[games]
Peter Leko21.5/38(+13 -8 =17)[games]
Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky21.5/38(+16 -11 =11)[games]
Alexander Morozevich21/38(+16 -12 =10)[games]
Magnus Carlsen20.5/38(+15 -12 =11)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov18.5/38(+13 -14 =11)[games]
Michael Adams18.5/38(+13 -14 =11)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov18/38(+15 -17 =6)[games]
Rustam Kasimdzhanov17.5/38(+11 -14 =13)[games]
Aleksey Dreev17/38(+12 -16 =10)[games]
Boris Gelfand17/38(+10 -14 =14)[games]
Boris Savchenko17/38(+13 -17 =8)[games]
Alexey Shirov16/38(+11 -17 =10)[games]
Anatoly Karpov14/38(+8 -18 =12)[games]
Etienne Bacrot12/38(+9 -23 =6)[games]
Alexey Nazirzhonovich Korotylev11.5/38(+7 -22 =9)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
World Blitz Championship (2007)

The 2007 World Blitz Championship was a 20-player double round robin held in Moscow, Russia, 21-22 November, right after the Tal Memorial (2007). Participants: eight Tal Memorial players, seven players from a Swiss qualification tournament on 19-20 November (Kasimdzhanov, Bacrot, Adams, Savchenko, Ponomariov, Dreev and Rublevsky), and five invited players (Anand, Karpov, Korotylev (replacing an ill Peter Svidler), Morozevich and Grischuk). Time control: 4 minutes per player for the whole game, with 2 seconds added per move from move 1. Prize fund: about $90,000, with $25,000 to the winner. Organizer: Russian Chess Federation, under the aegis of FIDE. Chief arbiter: Andrzej Filipowicz.

Vassily Ivanchuk beat Anand in the last round and won with 25.5/38. Grischuk was 3rd on tiebreak with 23.5/38.

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 1 Ivanchuk ** ˝1 1˝ 1˝ 1˝ ˝˝ 1˝ ˝1 1˝ 01 10 ˝1 ˝˝ 11 00 11 1˝ 11 00 11 25˝ 2 Anand ˝0 ** 0˝ 0˝ 0˝ 01 ˝1 11 11 10 11 ˝0 ˝1 ˝˝ 11 1˝ ˝1 1˝ ˝1 11 24˝ 3 Grischuk 0˝ 1˝ ** ˝˝ 1˝ ˝˝ ˝1 ˝0 1˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ 01 11 1˝ 1˝ 10 1˝ ˝0 11 ˝1 23˝ 4 Kamsky 0˝ 1˝ ˝˝ ** ˝˝ ˝˝ 1˝ ˝1 10 ˝1 ˝1 01 10 10 10 ˝1 01 1˝ 11 1˝ 23˝ 5 Kramnik 0˝ 1˝ 0˝ ˝˝ ** ˝˝ 01 1˝ 1˝ 01 10 10 ˝˝ 00 ˝1 1˝ ˝1 ˝1 ˝1 1˝ 21˝ 6 Leko ˝˝ 10 ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ ** ˝0 10 ˝˝ ˝1 0˝ 11 ˝0 10 1˝ 1˝ 01 1˝ 01 11 21˝ 7 Rublevsky ˝0 ˝0 ˝0 0˝ 10 ˝1 ** ˝0 11 00 10 11 11 11 ˝1 0˝ ˝1 1˝ ˝1 01 21˝ 8 Morozevich ˝0 00 ˝1 ˝0 0˝ 01 ˝1 ** 11 1˝ ˝˝ 10 10 ˝0 ˝1 11 00 11 11 01 21 9 Carlsen ˝0 00 0˝ 01 0˝ ˝˝ 00 00 ** ˝1 ˝1 10 ˝1 1˝ ˝˝ 11 11 11 11 10 20˝ 10 Mamedyarov 10 01 ˝˝ ˝0 10 ˝0 11 0˝ ˝0 ** 01 ˝˝ 01 10 ˝1 01 ˝0 ˝0 10 11 18˝ 11 Adams 01 00 ˝˝ ˝0 01 1˝ 01 ˝˝ ˝0 10 ** 10 ˝1 ˝0 ˝0 01 01 11 10 ˝1 18˝ 12 Ponomariov ˝0 ˝1 10 10 01 00 00 01 01 ˝˝ 01 ** 10 01 ˝1 ˝1 11 10 00 01 18 13 Kasimdzhanov ˝˝ ˝0 00 01 ˝˝ ˝1 00 01 ˝0 10 ˝0 01 ** 1˝ 11 10 ˝0 ˝˝ 01 ˝1 17˝ 14 Dreev 00 ˝˝ 0˝ 01 11 01 00 ˝1 0˝ 01 ˝1 10 0˝ ** 0˝ 10 ˝0 00 ˝1 11 17 15 Gelfand 11 00 0˝ 01 ˝0 0˝ ˝0 ˝0 ˝˝ ˝0 ˝1 ˝0 00 1˝ ** ˝1 10 ˝0 11 ˝1 17 16 Savchenko 00 0˝ 01 ˝0 0˝ 0˝ 1˝ 00 00 10 10 ˝0 01 01 ˝0 ** 11 11 11 ˝1 17 17 Shirov 0˝ ˝0 0˝ 10 ˝0 10 ˝0 11 00 ˝1 10 00 ˝1 ˝1 01 00 ** ˝1 0˝ 10 16 18 Karpov 00 0˝ ˝1 0˝ ˝0 0˝ 0˝ 00 00 ˝1 00 01 ˝˝ 11 ˝1 00 ˝0 ** 11 ˝0 14 19 Bacrot 11 ˝0 00 00 ˝0 10 ˝0 00 00 01 01 11 10 ˝0 00 00 1˝ 00 ** ˝0 12 20 Korotylev 00 00 ˝0 0˝ 0˝ 00 10 10 01 00 0˝ 10 ˝0 00 ˝0 ˝0 01 ˝1 ˝1 ** 11˝

Official site: https://web.archive.org/web/2007112...
Regulations: https://fide.com/images/stories/NEW...
ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/ivanc...
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=115...
ChessPro: https://chesspro.ru/_events/2007/ta...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
Wikipedia article: World Blitz Chess Championship

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 page 16 of 16; games 376-380 of 380  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
376. Leko vs Kamsky  ½-½472007World Blitz ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
377. A Dreev vs B Savchenko  0-1292007World Blitz ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
378. Grischuk vs Kasimdzhanov  1-0372007World Blitz ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
379. Shirov vs Kramnik 0-1452007World Blitz ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
380. Gelfand vs Ponomariov  0-1582007World Blitz ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 16 of 16; games 376-380 of 380  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Nov-22-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Yesterday <BIDMONFA> posted the same five times in Kib Cafe. Sorry, but I think that's spamming. And what's the point to post here when already 37 rounds have been played.
Nov-22-07  jon01: At least Bacrot won Adams in the last round.
Nov-22-07  sakii: bacrot redeems himself by beating adams in the last round!
Nov-22-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: <sitzkrieg: i like his links too:d ppl should put him on ignore if they dont like it,> Yes you're right, I will do so.
Nov-22-07  firebyrd: Final:
Ivanchuk - 24.5
Anand - 24.5
Kamsky - 23.5
Grischuk - 23.5
Morozevich - 22
Rublevsky - 21.5
Leko - 21.5
Kramnik - 21.5
Carlsen - 20.5
Adams - 19
Ponomariov - 18
Mamedyarov - 18
Kasimdzhanov - 17.5
Savchenko - 17
Gelfand - 17
Dreev - 17
Shirov - 16
Karpov - 14
Bacrot - 12
Korotylev - 11.5

Nov-22-07  you vs yourself: Since Anand and Ivanchuk are tied, head to head score is the tiebreak or are they going to play one game playoff like Grischuk and Svidler did last year?
Nov-22-07  moroloser: Well, i know purists won't agree with me, I know, many many horrible blunders, but I don't remember the last time I had so much fun watching chess...
Nov-22-07  TIMER: <you vs youself> Before the betting limits came in, I found that it was fine to just bet big on favourites that you felt confident about in order to make a comeback.
Nov-22-07  moroloser: And, surprise surprise, only one player managed to stay exactly even (19) in this event: Mickey Adams... Jesus even Leko has a plus score...
Nov-22-07  TIMER: Doesn't anyone else think that it funny how the two players with the highest (classical) FIDE ratings did best?
Nov-22-07  slomarko: this tourney turned into a debacle for Kramnik
Nov-22-07  anandrulez: Anyone know if there are play off's like last year ?
Nov-22-07  SickedChess: The newcomer Savchenko, young russian GM of 21 years, did a decent tournament against these blitz monsters :) he shared standings with Gelfand and Dreev and was ahead of Shirov
Nov-22-07  TIMER: Kamsky came close too, tied with Grishcuk in third a point below.
Nov-22-07  Softpaw: <4.2. ... The final standing of players is determined by the number of points scored. If there is a tie, it is broken by

* Sonneborne – Berger score;
* Number of wins;
* Results between the players involved;
* “Sudden death” game 5’ – 4’.

If several players tie for the first place, then the above priorities will be used to determine the first and the second players and the title will be decided in a sudden death game between them. >

Nov-22-07  Brown: <KA>

Yes, one can clearly tell that Anand was disappointed by his performance yesterday.

Nov-22-07  test 10: Annad had a very good chance for the title but.... its looks like chuky was the right man at the right moment. im very happy for this wonderfull chess player.
Nov-22-07  you vs yourself: http://www.russiachess.org/games/bl... shows that Ivanchuk has scored 25.5 pts and Anand has 24.5. I guess Ivanchuk won that game against Moro.

Congratulations to Ivanchuk, the world blitz champion!

Nov-22-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: According to the table of final standings at http://www.russiachess.org/games/bl... Ivanchuk finished a point ahead of Anand, with 25.5 - which means that when they went into the last round they were already tied, and Anand had to play for a win.
Nov-22-07  pawnofdoom: Didn't expect this from Ivanchuk, especially after his performance at the Tal Memorial.
Nov-22-07  anandrulez: Ivanchuk deserved the title more than anyone . Anand did pretty well compared to his show yday . So finally Ivanchuk is WORLD BLITZ CHAMPION . Congrats to the great player.
Nov-22-07  Daugmatas: Yes, Chucky is my favourite! Congratulations!
I also felt he should win the game against Moro, but the result was shown 0:1 in Morozevich's favour
Nov-22-07  gmgomes: Good prospects for Chucky at World Cup; blitz and rapid will be very important there. I would bet on him.
Nov-22-07  virginmind: ok chucky, great job, you are great man for this age, you play very good chess, both classic and blitz, and your comeback is....fabulous. very rarely such things happen.
Nov-22-07  pawnofdoom: So it turns out that Ivanchuk did win that last game against Moro. So there aren't even any tiebreaks needed. A full point ahead of everyone else. Congrats to Ivanchuk.

Blitz tournaments are awesome because of so many decisive games! The least wins by anyone was 7, and the least losses was 5. No one drwe more than half of his games.

Even Bacrot, one of the lowest guys there, managed a win over Ivanchuk. Elo ratings don't mean anything here, as people like Grischuk rise above kramnik in blitz, and people like Korotylev and Savchenko can get wins over the strong 2700+ players

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