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🏆 Aimchess US Rapid (2021)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Wesley So, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Anish Giri, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Le Quang Liem, Vladislav Artemiev, Alireza Firouzja, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Jorden van Foreest, Daniel Naroditsky, Eric Hansen, Awonder Liang

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Aimchess US Rapid (2021)

The Aimchess US Rapid was the 9th event of the $1.5 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2020-2021. The games were played from 28 August to 5 September 2021 on the chess24 Playzone. It started with a 16-player round robin on the first three days (time control 15 minutes for all moves, with 10 seconds added per move from move 1), from which the first eight players qualified for a knockout phase on the last six days (31 August - 5 September). The action each day began at 17.00 CET | 11.00 ET | 15.00 UTC. Prize fund $100,000, with $30,000 to the winner. Tournament director: Arne Horvei. Chief arbiter: Panagiotis Nikolopoulos. Number of games played: 120 + 56 = 176.

Artemiev, Carlsen, Aronian, Firouzja, So, Mamedyarov, Duda and Dominguez qualified for the knockout stage:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Artemiev * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 10½ 2 Carlsen ½ * ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 10 3 Aronian 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 9½ 4 Firouzja ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 9½ 5 So 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 9 6 Mamedyarov ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 9 7 Duda ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 9 8 Dominguez ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 1 * ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 1 1 8 9 Giri ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 8 10 Vachier-Lagrave 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 1 1 1 7½ 11 Vidit ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 7½ 12 Naroditsky ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 1 ½ 0 6 13 Le Quang Liem ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 * ½ 1 1 6 14 Van Foreest 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ½ * 1 1 4½ 15 Hansen 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * 1 3½ 16 Liang 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 * 2½

In the knockout each match consisted of two mini-matches of up to four games each (Rapid 15 + 10), and if 1-1 a tiebreak match of two games (Blitz 5 + 3) plus if necessary an Armageddon game (5 vs 4). Magnus Carlsen beat Artemiev 2-0 in the final.

Quarterfinals (31 Aug - 1 Sep) Semifinals (2-3 September) Final (4-5 September)

Carlsen 1½1- 1½1- -- - 2 Duda 0½0- 0½0- -- - 0 Carlsen ½½½½ 1½½1 -- - 1½ Aronian ½½½½ 0½½0 -- - ½ Aronian 1011 1½½- -- - 2 Mamedyarov 0100 0½½- -- - 0 Carlsen 110½ 1½1- -- - 2 Artemiev 001½ 0½0- -- - 0 Artemiev ½0½1 ½½11 -- - 1½ Dominguez ½1½0 ½½00 -- - ½ Artemiev 1½½0 ½01½ ½½ 1 2½ Firouzja 0½½1 ½10½ ½½ 0 1½ Firouzja 11½- ½100 ½1 - 2 So 00½- ½011 ½0 - 1

Match for 3rd place (4-5 September): Aronian ---- ---- -- - + Firouzja ---- ---- -- - - withdrew due to illness

Carlsen earned 48 tour points. Artemiev got 35 points, Aronian 21, and Firouzja 15. Standings after nine events: Carlsen 339 points, So 261, Aronian 170, Radjabov 133, Giri 123, Nepomniachtchi 115, Nakamura 90, Artemiev 87. These eight players qualified for the tour final.

Official site: https://championschesstour.com/
Regulations: https://championschesstour.com/regu...
Chess-Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr576547....
Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/news/view/car...
ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/aimch...
chess24 1: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...
chess24 2: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/chessnew...

Previous Champions Chess Tour event: Chessable Masters (2021)

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 176  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Dominguez vs Duda 1-0632021Aimchess US RapidB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Mamedyarov vs Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½312021Aimchess US RapidE60 King's Indian Defense
3. V Artemiev vs E Hansen  1-0462021Aimchess US RapidA07 King's Indian Attack
4. Giri vs D Naroditsky  ½-½432021Aimchess US RapidE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
5. A Liang vs Firouzja  ½-½342021Aimchess US RapidC78 Ruy Lopez
6. Aronian vs Le Quang Liem 1-0402021Aimchess US RapidC78 Ruy Lopez
7. J van Foreest vs V S Gujrathi 0-1232021Aimchess US RapidE20 Nimzo-Indian
8. Carlsen vs So 1-0552021Aimchess US RapidE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Duda vs So  0-1362021Aimchess US RapidC48 Four Knights
10. V S Gujrathi vs Carlsen ½-½582021Aimchess US RapidA81 Dutch
11. Le Quang Liem vs J van Foreest  ½-½602021Aimchess US RapidC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
12. Firouzja vs Aronian  ½-½442021Aimchess US RapidC42 Petrov Defense
13. D Naroditsky vs A Liang 0-1392021Aimchess US RapidA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
14. E Hansen vs Giri  ½-½342021Aimchess US RapidC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Vachier-Lagrave vs V Artemiev 0-1852021Aimchess US RapidB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. L Dominguez vs Mamedyarov 0-1302021Aimchess US RapidC67 Ruy Lopez
17. Mamedyarov vs Duda  ½-½992021Aimchess US RapidD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. V Artemiev vs L Dominguez  ½-½452021Aimchess US RapidA04 Reti Opening
19. Giri vs Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½312021Aimchess US RapidA34 English, Symmetrical
20. A Liang vs E Hansen 0-1452021Aimchess US RapidE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. Aronian vs D Naroditsky  ½-½242021Aimchess US RapidE73 King's Indian
22. J van Foreest vs Firouzja  ½-½502021Aimchess US RapidC78 Ruy Lopez
23. Carlsen vs Le Quang Liem 1-0432021Aimchess US RapidC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. So vs V S Gujrathi 1-0302021Aimchess US RapidC42 Petrov Defense
25. Duda vs V S Gujrathi ½-½532021Aimchess US RapidA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 176  PGN Download
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Sep-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: Carlsen extracts revenge against his World Cup nemesis.
Sep-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Vlad the Endgamer...
Sep-02-21  Albertan: Aimchess US Rapid:Firouzja knocks out So:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/aimch...

Sep-02-21  Nosnibor: The top four from the preliminary tournament are through to the semi-finals. Will Aronian win again?
Sep-02-21  Albertan: Firouzja takes down So:

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/ai...

Sep-03-21  Albertan: Aimchess Rapid semifinal:all square:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/aimch...

Sep-03-21  Albertan: Aimchess Rapid:Firouzja hits back against Artemiev:

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/ai...

Sep-03-21  beenthere240: Carlsen put a whuppin on Leven today.
Sep-03-21  beenthere240: Levon
Sep-04-21  Atking: Am I alone to be impressed by Artemiev ’s play? Sure Firoujza shows a wonderful fighting spirit and brillant ideas but obviously the logical approach of Artemiev was the key of his success. He needs to grade up his self-confidence but then I see him among the top soon. (I mean up to 2750)
Sep-04-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  0ZeR0: No, <Atking>. You’re not alone. I too am most impressed with Artemiev’s play. It’s often quite instructive as well.
Sep-04-21  Albertan: Aimchess U.S. Rapid:Carlsen and Artemiev reach final:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/aimch...

Sep-05-21  beenthere240: I guess this site is pretty much irrelevant since no one wants to comment on today’s Airchess finals.
Sep-05-21
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  0ZeR0: <beenthere240>

Well the games of the final haven't been posted yet due to them having just been played. And not everyone here has the ability to watch the live tournament broadcasts due to work or other obligations. And if you'd bothered to notice the previous knockout games were just posted and there is some interaction with them. Give it some time.

Sep-05-21  Albertan: Aimchess U.S. Rapid finals:Carlsen clinches first set:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/aimch...

Sep-05-21  Olsonist: I think everyone is too excited about booking up on the Traxler.
Sep-05-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: <beenthere240> This site's value is not predicated on its speed of transmission.
Sep-05-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: "first set" is an odd way to put it.
Sep-05-21  Albertan: Aimchess Rapid:Carlsen leads despite mouse-slip:

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/ai...

Sep-05-21  Albertan: Aimchess Rapid:

https://www.chess.com/news/view/aim...

Sep-05-21  Atking: Magnus Carlsen shows what he learned from Garry Kasparov "Play the guy" In his match vs Firoujza, Artemiev's play (Somehow remembers me Rubinstein's) reveals a weakness, under a frequent time pressure the difficulty to consider a tactic opportunity in a bad position.
Sep-05-21  beenthere240: Carlsen won the second match handily although in the post match interview he sais that he had expected to lise the second game. He seemed to say that Artemiev was poorly prepared in openings, but my impression is that MC would come out even at best and then pounce in the middle game- hardly a novel approach for the champ.
Sep-06-21  Albertan: Carlsen blows out Artemiev,wins Aimchess US Rapid :

https://en.chessbase.com/post/aimch...

Sep-06-21  Albertan: Carlsen wins Aimchess U.S. Rapid, ´a fairly smooth ride.´:

https://www.chess.com/news/view/car...

Sep-07-21
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  Kurakotsaba: WHHOOOPPPP, DAT-@SS!!!

CONGRATULATE!...
DON'T HATE...
DON'T be Bitter...if Magnus is B-E-T-T-E-R....

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