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🏆 chess.com Speed Chess (2020)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Vladimir Fedoseev, Alireza Firouzja, Parham Maghsoodloo, Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Sarin Nihal, Haik M Martirosyan

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 165  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sarin Nihal vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½422020chess.com Speed ChessA04 Reti Opening
2. Sarin Nihal vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½292020chess.com Speed ChessE15 Queen's Indian
3. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Sarin Nihal 1-0372020chess.com Speed ChessB10 Caro-Kann
4. Sarin Nihal vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½352020chess.com Speed ChessD00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Sarin Nihal  ½-½322020chess.com Speed ChessC78 Ruy Lopez
6. Sarin Nihal vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½742020chess.com Speed ChessA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
7. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Sarin Nihal 0-1472020chess.com Speed ChessB10 Caro-Kann
8. Sarin Nihal vs M Vachier-Lagrave 1-0362020chess.com Speed ChessA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
9. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Sarin Nihal  1-0452020chess.com Speed ChessB10 Caro-Kann
10. Sarin Nihal vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-1352020chess.com Speed ChessA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
11. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Sarin Nihal  1-0322020chess.com Speed ChessA00 Uncommon Opening
12. Sarin Nihal vs M Vachier-Lagrave  1-0312020chess.com Speed ChessA33 English, Symmetrical
13. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Sarin Nihal  1-0472020chess.com Speed ChessD00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Sarin Nihal 1-0402020chess.com Speed ChessA07 King's Indian Attack
15. Sarin Nihal vs M Vachier-Lagrave  1-0472020chess.com Speed ChessD00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Sarin Nihal  0-1632020chess.com Speed ChessC78 Ruy Lopez
17. Sarin Nihal vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-1402020chess.com Speed ChessD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Sarin Nihal  1-0492020chess.com Speed ChessC78 Ruy Lopez
19. Sarin Nihal vs M Vachier-Lagrave  1-0522020chess.com Speed ChessD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Sarin Nihal  1-0692020chess.com Speed ChessA13 English
21. Sarin Nihal vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½422020chess.com Speed ChessD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Sarin Nihal  ½-½472020chess.com Speed ChessC78 Ruy Lopez
23. Sarin Nihal vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-1322020chess.com Speed ChessD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
24. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Sarin Nihal  1-0622020chess.com Speed ChessB10 Caro-Kann
25. Sarin Nihal vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½482020chess.com Speed ChessD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
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Nov-16-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: <Peligroso Patzer>

You can use the bookmakers schedule here.
Otherwise I dont now ):

Nov-16-20  MordimerChess: If you enjoy the video analyses, I've covered some of the most interesting games of this tournament:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7A...

Enjoy!

Nov-19-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: I wish they played 5/2. With a two second increment there is time to win a won position, even if you are behind in time. At 5/2 people at this talent level can't be beaten on time in thematic positions, you can always play fast enough to stay alive.

Not so at 5/1. One second just isn't enough time to both move and hit the clock.

Nov-20-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Keyser Soze: <Not so at 5/1. One second just isn't enough time to both move and hit the clock>

They play online right? Or face to face?

Nov-20-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: I'm pretty sure it's online chess. 5/1 is ok when you are clicking a mouse, impractical for the human arm to be moving that fast. but, playing with a mouse at 5/2 allows a player to make an unlimited number of moves. If you are fast, you can't lose on time.
Nov-21-20
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  piltdown man: <If you are fast, you can't lose on time.> But if you are slow, you can. Thanks for stating the bleeding obvious.
Nov-21-20
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  perfidious: <piltdown man: <If you are fast, you can't lose on time.> But if you are slow, you can....>

Might as well throw in another tautology for amusement value: you <can> lose on time--except when you don't.

Nov-21-20
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  moronovich: If you dont lose on time you may win the game.
Nov-21-20
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  perfidious: <moronovich>, as the late Joaquin Andujar drolly noted:

<one word says it all: you never know>

Nov-21-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: <one word says it all: you never know>

Yes,I know ;)

Nov-22-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: <This music won't do. There's not enough sarcasm in it.>

Samuel Goldwyn.

Nov-22-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Pedro Fernandez: <<moronovich:> Yes, I know.> +1.
Nov-22-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Pedro Fernandez: <<Sokrates>: Samuel Goldwyn.> Did you see thai, my great bro <AylerKupp>? That is the kind of philosophy you're researching, I.e. the powerful Sophi-One.
Nov-22-20  Clemens Scheitz: Where have you been Sven ? Are you actually following this championship ?

When Samuel Goldwyn was told that "The well of loneliness " couldn't be filmed because it was about lesbians he replied " That's alright. We will make them Hungarians". The same story was told about the rights to " The children's hours" with the response " That's okay, we will turn them into Armenians". The things that you find in Wikipedia...

Nov-22-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: Hi Clemens,

Thanks for asking. I got a bit frustrated following this event. I am not subscribing to Chess.com and the official page is not exuding clarity and easy navigation. I highly prefer Chess24 and the way they do it. This CG page is, of course hopeless if you want to see the tournament stand and schedules.

How are you, my friend? Staying clear of the sneaky virus, I hope. Here, there is no progress, the daily count is still high, albeit no where near the disasterous numbers they have in Sweden. I hesitate to say it, but they now suffer the consequences of their arrogancy towards the disease. Our population is 5.8 mill., theirs is 10 mill. Yet they have almost 7 times the infected and 5 times as many dead. But the Swedes still think they did it better than us.

Nov-22-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: <Sokrates> Yes, arrogance in the face of a pandemic never ends well, and here in the US we are very familiar with the consequences of that. At any rate, details on the situation are clearly off-topic for this page so you can find a summary for our countries plus Sweden in AylerKupp chessforum (kibitz #1683).

BTW, I share your opinion of this event and the various sites that report it.

Nov-22-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: Hi, <AK>,

Off-topic most certainly, but it's not that we disrupt long discussions about the games in this tournaments. Actually, nothing happens here at all, so I see no harm in being a bit off-topic. In case the community begins to discuss the event in any way, I gladly restrict myself to other off-topic suited forums.

Half off, half on topic is my question: Who of you, gentlemen, have seen the Netflix series Queen's Gambit, and what do you think of it?

I confess that I am very impressed by the depth and artistic skill shown in this series. A great epic drama with many subtleties and a profound humour. Anya Taylor-Joy is brilliant in the main role, but all actors do very well. Love the way it deals with cemented prejudices and biases, particularly in the last episode, when the love for chess in Russia contrasts the cold-war conceptions in the U.S.

Also nice to see the superb child actor, Thomas Sangster in the mentor and friend role. And the touching hommage to the janitor, who evoked her talent. The ending scene in the park with the old men is unforgettable.

Yes, they played too quickly in the games - likely caused by the wish to create some action - but otherwise this was the most true-to-life depiction of chess, I have ever experienced in fiction, be it film or literature. My highest recommendation.

Nov-22-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: <Sokrates> couldn't agree more about the Queens Gambit. The producers obviously wanted to avoid the typical movie approach to chess with all the errors. Hiring Kasparov and Pandolfini ensured accurate positions, and historic games and players. When Capablanca's best games book was name checked I was sold.
Nov-22-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: BTW, what is going on with this tournament? I went to chess.com but couldn't find a concrete schedule there. I went to chessbomb.com and it only has one round of 8, So-Duda, from days ago.
Nov-22-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: The schedule is fluid, having to fit itself around the Skilling event. The other QFs will be played in early December.
Nov-22-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: <Check It Out>

Chessbomb should be working now.

Nov-23-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <Sokrates> Thank you very much for that recommendation on 'Queen's Gambit'! I dropped you a short note in your forum
Nov-24-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: <Check It Out> I'm glad you also liked the series. Yes, there are some nice references to real life chess mentioned en passant in the episodes. I'm sure you noticed the scene where Harmon's style is analyzed to be in Capa's intuitive direction.
Nov-24-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: <morfishine> - thanks, I have responded there.
Nov-24-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: The Queen's Gambit becomes the most viewed scripted limited series in Netflix history. A neat quote by the creator:

<"I am both delighted and dazed by the response. It’s just all way beyond what any of us could have imagined,” co-creator, showrunner and director Scott Frank told The Hollywood Reporter. “But speaking for my fellow producers and the entire cast and crew of the show, every one of whom made me look better than I actually am, we are most grateful that so many took the time to watch our show. And we all look forward to bringing you our Yahtzee limited series next.”>

That's a funny quip!

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