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World Rapid Championship Tournament

Nodirbek Abdusattorov9.5/13(+7 -1 =5)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi9.5/13(+6 -0 =7)[games]
Magnus Carlsen9.5/13(+7 -1 =5)[games]
Fabiano Caruana9.5/13(+7 -1 =5)[games]
Jan-Krzysztof Duda9/13(+7 -2 =4)[games]
Levon Aronian9/13(+8 -3 =2)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura9/13(+5 -0 =8)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov9/13(+8 -3 =2)[games]
Dommaraju Gukesh9/13(+7 -2 =4)[games]
Richard Rapport9/13(+7 -2 =4)[games]
Sergey Karjakin9/13(+7 -2 =4)[games]
Jorden van Foreest8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Alexander Grischuk8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Guha Mitrabha8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Daniil Dubov8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
A R Saleh Salem8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Alexey Sarana8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Alireza Firouzja8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Andrei Volokitin8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Boris Gelfand8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Ivan Cheparinov8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Anton Korobov8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Anish Giri8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Volodymyr Onyshchuk8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Tigran L Petrosian8/13(+8 -5 =0)[games]
Zahar Efimenko8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Shant Sargsyan8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Maxim Matlakov8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Gabriel Sargissian8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Kirill Shevchenko8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
* (173 players total; 141 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
World Rapid Championship (2021)

 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,101  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Duda vs A Volokitin  1-0372021World Rapid Championship D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
2. N Abdusattorov vs Caruana 1-0462021World Rapid Championship A21 English
3. Carlsen vs M Gagunashvili 1-01042021World Rapid Championship C77 Ruy Lopez
4. A Donchenko vs Nakamura 0-1832021World Rapid Championship A20 English
5. Duda vs H Gabuzyan 1-0652021World Rapid Championship A60 Benoni Defense
6. D Mastrovasilis vs Nepomniachtchi  0-1382021World Rapid Championship C17 French, Winawer, Advance
7. Vachier-Lagrave vs V Durarbayli  ½-½222021World Rapid Championship C78 Ruy Lopez
8. M Klekowski vs Caruana 0-1642021World Rapid Championship A21 English
9. Giri vs Pichot  ½-½452021World Rapid Championship A14 English
10. V Murzin vs Grischuk 0-1452021World Rapid Championship A07 King's Indian Attack
11. Karjakin vs J Christiansen  ½-½372021World Rapid Championship D73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
12. L Moroni Jr vs Rapport  0-1552021World Rapid Championship A91 Dutch Defense
13. Wojtaszek vs P Michalik  ½-½392021World Rapid Championship D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. M Petrosyan vs Dubov  0-1702021World Rapid Championship D02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. A R Saleh Salem vs D Yuffa  0-1572021World Rapid Championship E24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
16. P Maghsoodloo vs Aronian  ½-½322021World Rapid Championship D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. Mamedyarov vs P Czarnota 1-0272021World Rapid Championship E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
18. V Sanal vs G Oparin  ½-½482021World Rapid Championship C28 Vienna Game
19. V Artemiev vs K Shevchenko  1-0642021World Rapid Championship A15 English
20. D Lima vs Harikrishna  1-0852021World Rapid Championship C01 French, Exchange
21. Shirov vs N Sarin  ½-½292021World Rapid Championship C78 Ruy Lopez
22. G Gajewski vs G Sargissian  ½-½592021World Rapid Championship C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. V Fedoseev vs T D V Nguyen  ½-½112021World Rapid Championship A14 English
24. H Bharathakoti vs R Mamedov  1-0512021World Rapid Championship A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
25. A Korobov vs S L Narayanan  ½-½422021World Rapid Championship E46 Nimzo-Indian
 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,101  PGN Download
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Dec-31-21  Atterdag: Sadly true, <metatron2>. Too much nut nut, nok and child messiah.

The only way is following the <piltdown man> and put this pathetic trio on ignore.

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  perfidious: <not not> is harmless; <messiah> is a noisome <point of sale> whose banal, negative content is not worth perusing.
Dec-31-21  SkySports: Now that there is a specific section for the blitz tournament, maybe this should be renamed World Rapid Championship Tournament...
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  Diademas: <Diademas: A quick poll first:
1) Will Magnus win at least one title?
2) Will Nakamura win at least one title?
3) Will Alireza win at least one title?>

<<MissScarlett: Yes to questions 1-3.>>

<Diademas: I'm guessing <Missy> will get at least one point.>

Worst prophetic duo ever.

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  chancho: Abdusattorov lost 8 blitz games while Carlsen lost 6.

Both finished +7 -1 =5 in the rapid event.

These things happen.

Dec-31-21  Albertan: Here is a link to a well-written article about the Men’s and Women’s World Blitz Chess Championships:

Dec-31-21  Albertan: The Rapid chess winner’s press conference video:

Jan-01-22  Albertan: 17-year-old shocks Carlsen and becomes youngest rapid world winner:

Jan-01-22  Albertan: 2021 FIDE World Rapid Championship Highlights video:

Jan-01-22  Albertan: Press Conference with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2021 World Blitz Champion:

Jan-01-22  MarcusBierce: < thebully99: MVL - The 2021 World Blitz Champion>

My hopes for him that he can come out on top when it matters a little bit more.

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  perfidious: Results from all this will provide even more fuel for those who would wish to slag Carlsen as something other than the strongest player in captivity.

Line forms to the right, <anti-messiah>.

Jan-05-22  Albertan: 17-year old World Champion gifted flat by Presidential decree:

What a great gesture on the part of the Uzbekistan Government. if more World governments engaged in such behaviour more people in the World might start to play chess! The

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  Williebob: If more World governments engaged in such behavior, then more top players would be forced to become apologists for whatever their governments are doing to the rest of us.
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  MissScarlett: Noddy becomes the most famous - and most unspellable - Uzbek since Djamolidine Abdoujaparov.
Jan-05-22  Atterdag: And that's why I hope Yip will grow to become the strongest woman in chess ever.
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  Tabanus: L Moroni Jr vs Martirosyan, 2021 goes 1.e4 e5 ... 42.Qh8+1/2-1/2. But Chess-Results has 0-1 between the two. Looking in TWIC, the game is instead

[Event "World Rapid Championship"]
[Site "Warsaw POL"]
[Date "2021.12.26"]
[Round "3.74"]
[White "Luca Moroni Jr"]
[Black "Martirosyan, Haik M"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2575"]
[BlackElo "2621"]
[EventDate "2021.12.26"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 b6 5. e3 Bb7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. O-O Bxc3 8. bxc3 d6 9. Ne1 e5 10. f3 e4 11. Be2 Nc6 12. f4 Na5 13. Nc2 Ba6 14. Na3 Qd7 15. Bd2 Qc6 16. f5 Nxc4 17. Nxc4 Bxc4 18. g4 Nd5 19. g5 f6 20. h4 Rae8 21. Rf2 Re7 22. Kh2 Bd3 23. Bxd3 exd3 24. Qf3 fxg5 25. hxg5 Ref7 26. e4 Ne7 27. d5 Qc4 28. Rh1 Nxf5 29. g6 hxg6 30. Kg1 Nh6 0-1

Which I tried to upload, but got the message: rejected because it s a duplicate of R Lubczynski vs J Christiansen, 2021!

But for that game, TWIC has

[Event "World Rapid Championship"]
[Site "Warsaw POL"]
[Date "2021.12.26"]
[Round "3.73"]
[White "Lubczynski, Rafal"]
[Black "Christiansen, Johan-Sebastian"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2413"]
[BlackElo "2582"]
[EventDate "2021.12.26"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 d4 3. e3 Nc6 4. exd4 Nxd4 5. Nxd4 Qxd4 6. Be2 Nh6 7. Nc3 c6 8. O-O Nf5 9. d3 g6 10. g4 Ng7 11. Be3 Qd7 12. d4 h5 13. h3 hxg4 14. hxg4 f5 15. d5 fxg4 16. Qd4 g3 17. fxg3 Qh3 18. Kf2 Nf5 19. Qg4 Qxg4 20. Bxg4 Rh2+ 21. Kg1 Rg2+ 22. Kxg2 Nxe3+ 23. Kf3 Nxg4 24. Rh1 Bg7 25. Rae1 Kf8 26. Kf4 Bf5 27. Kg5 Nf2 28. Rh4 Bf6+ 29. Kh6 Kf7 0-1

Which I in turn tried to upload, but rejected because of duplicate of K Kuzmicz vs V Durarbayli, 2021!

And so on. Discuss.

Jan-08-22  Atterdag: May we hope to see a front page display of Tata Steel soon?

After all, this important super tournament commences 14 January.

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  moronovich: Yes, let us have a front page !

First round starts saturday the 15th.

Jan-10-22  Sally Simpson: <' May we hope to see a front page display of Tata Steel soon?'>

One of the enticements for becoming a paying premier member is 'turn off advertisements.'

Tata Steel is a registered company and using it's name will renege on C.G's. agreement to show no adverts.

The will have to call it 'A chess Tournament Somewhere in Europe.' else the sub payers can demand a refund.

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  Diademas: <Atterdag: May we hope to see a front page display of Tata Steel soon?>

Posting that on the chessforum might be more fruitful than here.

Jan-10-22  Z truth 000000001: <<Diademas> Posting that on the chessforum might be more fruitful than here.>

Maybe. But given recent history, maybe not.

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  Diademas: I'll give it the old college try <Z>
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  Diademas: <May we hope to see a front page display of Tata Steel soon?>

84th Tata Steel (2022)

Jan-11-22  Z truth 000000001: Thanks to <stonehenge> no doubt.
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