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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
World Blitz Championship Tournament

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave15/21(+12 -3 =6)[games]
Jan-Krzysztof Duda15/21(+14 -5 =2)[games]
Alireza Firouzja15/21(+14 -5 =2)[games]
Daniil Dubov14.5/21(+11 -3 =7)[games]
Levon Aronian14/21(+12 -5 =4)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov14/21(+11 -4 =6)[games]
Vladislav Artemiev14/21(+11 -4 =6)[games]
Javokhir Sindarov13.5/21(+11 -5 =5)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev13.5/21(+10 -4 =7)[games]
Grigoriy Oparin13.5/21(+10 -4 =7)[games]
Haik M Martirosyan13.5/21(+11 -5 =5)[games]
Magnus Carlsen13.5/21(+12 -6 =3)[games]
Martyn Kravtsiv13.5/21(+10 -4 =7)[games]
Alexander Grischuk13.5/21(+8 -2 =11)[games]
Mikhail Kobalia13.5/21(+12 -6 =3)[games]
Anish Giri13.5/21(+8 -2 =11)[games]
Kirill Alekseenko13/21(+12 -7 =2)[games]
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi13/21(+10 -5 =6)[games]
Sarin Nihal13/21(+9 -4 =8)[games]
Alexey Sarana13/21(+10 -5 =6)[games]
Rauf Mamedov13/21(+10 -5 =6)[games]
Aleksey Dreev13/21(+11 -6 =4)[games]
Giga Quparadze13/21(+11 -6 =4)[games]
Arjun Erigaisi12.5/21(+8 -4 =9)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi12.5/21(+6 -2 =13)[games]
Mahammad Muradli12.5/21(+10 -6 =5)[games]
Bassem Amin12.5/21(+11 -7 =3)[games]
Parham Maghsoodloo12.5/21(+11 -7 =3)[games]
Rasmus Svane12.5/21(+11 -7 =3)[games]
* (179 players total; 150 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
World Blitz Championship (2021)

https://chess-results.com/tnr600854...

 page 1 of 74; games 1-25 of 1,844  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Corrales Jimenez vs Carlsen  0-1302021World Blitz ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
2. Nakamura vs M Berchtenbreiter  ½-½742021World Blitz ChampionshipA50 Queen's Pawn Game
3. E Najer vs V Artemiev  ½-½492021World Blitz ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
4. Firouzja vs T Gareyev  0-1562021World Blitz ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. A Volokitin vs Caruana  ½-½392021World Blitz ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
6. Duda vs M Chigaev  1-0392021World Blitz ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
7. P Ponkratov vs Nepomniachtchi  ½-½442021World Blitz ChampionshipC29 Vienna Gambit
8. Vachier-Lagrave vs Krasenkow 1-0602021World Blitz ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
9. I Saric vs Giri ½-½382021World Blitz ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
10. Erigaisi vs P Czarnota  ½-½1402021World Blitz ChampionshipE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
11. G Gajewski vs Grischuk  0-1562021World Blitz ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
12. Mamedyarov vs S Sargsyan  1-0472021World Blitz ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. R Jumabayev vs Rapport  ½-½332021World Blitz ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. J Vakhidov vs Aronian 0-1282021World Blitz ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. Wojtaszek vs M Kobalia  ½-½472021World Blitz ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
16. A Demchenko vs E Ghaem Maghami  1-0522021World Blitz ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
17. A Korobov vs D Dvirnyy  ½-½602021World Blitz ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
18. S Shoker vs Martirosyan  0-1522021World Blitz ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
19. Nihal vs V Kovalev 1-0632021World Blitz ChampionshipA14 English
20. I Schneider vs K Shevchenko 0-1242021World Blitz ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
21. V Fedoseev vs E Postny 1-0422021World Blitz ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. L van Foreest vs A Heimann 1-0222021World Blitz ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
23. Jobava vs A Riazantsev 0-1262021World Blitz ChampionshipE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
24. M Tazbir vs N Abdusattorov 0-1592021World Blitz ChampionshipA15 English
25. R Mamedov vs G Kantor 1-0582021World Blitz ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 74; games 1-25 of 1,844  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-31-21  tessathedog: I was curious after seeing video footage on chess24 of Petrosian’s final round game (drawn) in the world blitz. The game had ended. The camera had been focused on something else, but picked up Petrosian’s reaction at the end of the game. He looked…broken. He sat at the board with his two hands covering his eyes, head bowed, for at least 30 seconds, prompting Jan Gustaffson to ask “what’s happened to Tigran…is he crying?”. A reference was made to the large prizes on offer. I think we all assumed he had lost. Playing over the game just now (a great struggle) Petrosian doesn’t seem to blunder or anything…indeed, he seems to do well to save a complex ending a pawn down. So I guess his reaction was just a mixture of relief, exhaustion, and a reflection of the enormous pressure and tension of the game and day. It seemed a very human moment.
Dec-31-21  Albertan: Vachier-Lagrave and Assaubayeva win World Blitz Titles in Warsaw:

https://kasparovchess.com/articles/...

Jan-01-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  dernier loup de T: <fisayo123> I had in mind your list of FAVORITE games (part II), but I recognize you collected only 7 games in this list, so it really could very well be a coïncidence that there is no Carlsen game inside; just see my kibitzing as a little teasing, and please consider too I'm a fan of Magnus; so: just sorry, because of course I will never deny it's fully your right to prefer Firouzja's style! I'm a frenchman, but nationalism was always out of question for me, specially in chess but in general also.

By the way: strange pace of play for "rapid" games in a World Championship; it seems to be more like almost blitz games already: only 15 minutes for each player!! maybe 25 to even 30 minutes per player would allow a better quality of the games, but after all, I'm not at all a specialist of these matters, and the organizers have to considers other factors too. The "worst: I always had the feeling that in competitions of rapid games, double robin would be more fair also... But of course, all that stuff would be topic for another debate...

Jan-01-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: < MissScarlett: Dubov let down Russia again. >

I don't understand.. how so? He finished 11 way tie for 3rd only 1.5 pts below the champion. In a field of some 250? players only 5 outperformed him in this event.

Jan-01-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: <PawnSac> MS was being ironic; Karjakin threw shade at Dubov for backing Carlsen in the WCC.
Jan-01-22  Albertan: MLV wins World Blitz despite Covid scare:

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

Jan-03-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: There are only 19 Dubov games, instead of 21. The Nakamura forfeit accounts for one - was there another?
Jan-03-22  TheBirdman33: <MissScarlet> The Nakamura forfeit was already accounted for in the <21> total of games played, meaning the difference of two must have another reason, perhaps an upload bug, I don't know.
Jan-03-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: But there are only 19 games totalling 13.5 points: World Blitz (2021)/Daniil Dubov

whereas he scored 14.5/21. I have discovered that Dubov himself forefited his first round game with Piorun, but I don't know why.

Jan-03-22  TheBirdman33: <whereas he scored 14.5/21.>So he <did> play 21 games, D Dubov that is, there is your answer, it's just that only 19 of 21 played by DD made it to the CG database. Which two are missing?

<11> games were played on Day One, and 10 on Day Two, because of the Naka forfeit.

Jan-03-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: The forfeit with Nakamura actually required him to make a move on the board, 1.e4, I believe, so the game may be said to have been played. I’m not sure if this formality was required because the draw for the round had already been made.
Jan-04-22  TheBirdman33: That is another topic, you posted:

<MissScarlett: There are only 19 Dubov games, instead of 21. The Nakamura forfeit accounts for one - was there another?>

The Naka forfeit did not count for one, as I explained.

Perhaps you could address the person you react to specifically, me in this case, and copypaste what I say, if that is what you are reacting to.

Less confusion, more clarity/logic. Which is why most of us are here.

Jan-04-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Hi Miss S and Burdman

The Round One game Dubov v Piorun is missing. It has no recorded moves. There are a few other games (not Nakamura games) with no moves. Possibly issues with the electronic board.

Jan-04-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Sorry Birdman.
Jan-04-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: A couple of other games where we know the result but no moves recorded.

Round 12 Nihal - Vidit draw - no moves.

Round 13 Dudin - Halkias 0-1 no moves
chess results record this as '- - +' not 1-0, or 0-1, ½-½

which is the reverse of what they give for Dubov v Nakamura + - - so it some kind of default.

https://chess-results.com/tnr600854...

Jan-04-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <The Naka forfeit did not count for one, as I explained.>

It did.

Jan-04-22  TheBirdman33: <Miss Sampson> Thanks -

https://chess-results.com/tnr600854...

I assume Dubov played 21 games/rounds, like all the other players, but the game vs Piorun turns out no result here, but I assume it was played. The Naka game was not played, which means that either one game is missing from the chess-results server, or Dubov for some reason played 20 games if you only erase the "Naka game" from the above list. If Dubov DID play 21 games in Warsaw, then one pairing is missing. The Fide website is the final resource available, so sleep and be well, tomorrow is another day... Isn't that a Billy Joel song? zzzzzzz

Jan-04-22  TheBirdman33: Miss Simpson, I meant.
Jan-04-22  TheBirdman33: Master Joel - Tomorrow <is> Today

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

Jan-04-22  TheBirdman33: Got it - the Dubov-Naka game was not played, but counted as a forfeit, it being the first pairing of the second day of Blitz - hence the 14.5 points for Dubov.
Jan-04-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Hi Birdman,

Miss Sampson is spot on. I was good once, now I've lost my hair (due to nature, not Delilah) I'm weak.

:)

Jan-05-22  Albertan: Carlsen fails again in World Blitz as tie-break rule controversy continues:

https://www.ft.com/content/9e6a587f...

Jan-05-22  Albertan: French player wins World Speed Chess tournament in Warsaw shootout:

https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/fr...

Jan-05-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Apparently still stuck in Poland:

<Hikaru Nakamura
@GMHikaru
· Jan 4
Streaming Titled Tuesday Trapped in Poland with questionable internet, shaky mouse situation. It is what it is, but would appreciate good thoughts. Will hopefully be home in a week.

· Jan 3
Is there anybody out there who happens to know people at @StateDept
or the
@USEmbassyWarsaw
who can help me with figuring out the appropriate steps for getting out of Poland once my quarantine is up since no one seems to be able to give me any proper information>

Jan-05-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: <chancho: Apparently still stuck in Poland:

<Hikaru Nakamura
@GMHikaru
· Jan 4
Streaming Titled Tuesday Trapped in Poland with questionable internet, shaky mouse situation. It is what it is, but would appreciate good thoughts. Will hopefully be home in a week.

· Jan 3
Is there anybody out there who happens to know people at @StateDept or the
@USEmbassyWarsaw
who can help me with figuring out the appropriate steps for getting out of Poland once my quarantine is up since no one seems to be able to give me any proper information>
>

WASTED.

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