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🏆 FTX Road to Miami (2022)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Anish Giri, Teimour Radjabov, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Richard Rapport, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Wei Yi, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Sam Shankland, Jeffery Xiong, Samuel Sevian, Aryan Tari, Ju Wenjun, Arjun Erigaisi, Hans Moke Niemann

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
FTX Road to Miami (2022)

Name: FTX Road to Miami Type: 16-player Round-robin tournament, where 8 players move on to the knockout stage. Time Control: 15 minutes with a 10-second increment for the whole game. Site: chess24 Event Date: July 10th - 17th 2022

<Prelim Standings>

Rk Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— 1 Sevian, Samuel (2684) • 1 0 1 3 1 3 3 3 3 1 1 3 3 3 3 32 2 Erigaisi, Arjun (2688) 1 • 0 0 3 1 3 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 31 3 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof (2790) 3 3 • 1 1 1 1 3 0 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 28 4 Rapport, Richard (2727) 1 3 1 • 3 1 1 3 3 0 1 1 0 3 3 3 27 5 Xiong, Jeffery (2691) 0 0 1 0 • 3 3 1 3 3 1 1 1 3 1 3 24 6 Giri, Anish (2730) 1 1 1 1 0 • 1 1 1 1 3 1 3 3 3 3 24 7 Aronian, Levon (2748) 0 0 1 1 0 1 • 1 3 0 3 3 3 3 0 3 22 8 Wei, Yi (2729) 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 • 1 3 3 3 0 1 1 3 19 9 Tari, Aryan (2650) 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 • 3 3 0 3 0 0 3 18 10 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2745) 0 0 1 3 0 1 3 0 0 • 1 1 3 1 1 3 18 11 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2708) 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 • 1 3 3 3 3 18 12 Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2754) 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 • 3 0 1 3 17 13 Ju, Wenjun (2545) 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 • 3 3 3 16 14 Niemann, Hans Moke (2651) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 3 0 • 3 3 14 15 Shankland, Sam (2709) 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 • 3 13 16 Radjabov, Teimour (2738) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 • 0

N.B. Radjabov withdrew after 5 rounds due to illness (-4 =1) and all his games were forfeited as losses.

Knockout Standings

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Wei, Yi ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 3½ Sevian, Samuel ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 2½ Wei, Yi ½ 1 1 2½ Rapport, Richard ½ 0 0 ½ Xiong, Jeffery ½ 1 0 ½ 0 0 2 Rapport, Richard ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 4 Wei, Yi ½ ½ ½ 0 1½ Wei, Yi 0 ½ 0 ½ Aronian, Levon ½ ½ ½ 1 2½ Aronian, Levon 1 ½ 1 2½

Giri, Anish ½ ½ 0 ½ - - 1½ Duda, Jan-Krzysztof ½ ½ 1 ½ - - 2½ Duda, Jan-Krzysztof ½ 0 ½ 0 1 Aronian, Levon ½ 1 ½ 1 3 Erigaisi, Arjun 1 ½ 0 0 - - 1½ Aronian, Levon 0 ½ 1 1 - - 2½

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 139  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Shankland vs Niemann 0-1442022FTX Road to MiamiC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Ju Wenjun vs A Tari 0-1602022FTX Road to MiamiD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Mamedyarov vs Aronian 1-0472022FTX Road to MiamiD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
4. Duda vs Radjabov  1-0562022FTX Road to MiamiC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
5. Mamedyarov vs Rapport 1-0262022FTX Road to MiamiE61 King's Indian
6. Rapport vs Duda  ½-½882022FTX Road to MiamiC42 Petrov Defense
7. Dominguez Perez vs Rapport  ½-½492022FTX Road to MiamiB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
8. A Tari vs Giri  ½-½282022FTX Road to MiamiB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. Giri vs Xiong 0-1592022FTX Road to MiamiC42 Petrov Defense
10. Wei Yi vs Wojtaszek 1-0362022FTX Road to MiamiC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Niemann vs Xiong  0-1432022FTX Road to MiamiA34 English, Symmetrical
12. Sevian vs Ju Wenjun 1-0212022FTX Road to MiamiA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
13. Erigaisi vs Sevian  ½-½652022FTX Road to MiamiE20 Nimzo-Indian
14. Dominguez Perez vs Shankland  ½-½612022FTX Road to MiamiC47 Four Knights
15. Shankland vs Duda  0-1512022FTX Road to MiamiC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
16. Aronian vs Giri  ½-½1362022FTX Road to MiamiB50 Sicilian
17. Ju Wenjun vs Aronian 0-1372022FTX Road to MiamiA56 Benoni Defense
18. Aronian vs Erigaisi 0-1602022FTX Road to MiamiB50 Sicilian
19. Wei Yi vs Niemann  ½-½882022FTX Road to MiamiC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
20. Giri vs Sevian  ½-½562022FTX Road to MiamiC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. Niemann vs A Tari  1-0672022FTX Road to MiamiD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. Shankland vs Wei Yi  ½-½342022FTX Road to MiamiB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. Duda vs Wojtaszek  ½-½592022FTX Road to MiamiA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Wei Yi vs Dominguez Perez  1-0652022FTX Road to MiamiC42 Petrov Defense
25. Xiong vs A Tari 1-0452022FTX Road to MiamiC45 Scotch Game
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 139  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jul-16-22  offramp: Aronian eating a big bowl a gumbo. He loves the old U S of A!!
Jul-16-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Legend has it that America was discovered by Armenio Vespucci.
Jul-16-22  stone free or die: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=580...
Jul-16-22  stone free or die: Is this the women in the video?

https://www.aravot-en.am/2020/11/09...

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Jul-16-22  carpovius: Did Arvon Leonian win the event?
Jul-16-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: He’s won the first leg of two. If Wei wins the second tomorrow, a blitz playoff will be necessary.
Jul-17-22  offramp: Sam Sevian is only 21 and won the preliminary tournament. His rating was 2684, and he had a Perf Rating of 2919. Phew!

Sam scored, in the prelims (ignoring the Radjabov result):
+8 =5 -1 (loss to Duda).

With a bit of luck Sevian could have got through to the final.

Jul-18-22  Atterdag: Aronian wins the tournament. The winning game against Wei Yi was a wild battle. Wei Yi launching a fierce attack, but his own king became too exposed in Aronian's counterplay. Wei Yi could have made a few more moves but his position was a shambles.

A great victory for the sympathetic Aronian, who got better and better during the tournament. Also a great achievement for young Wei Yi, of course.

Jul-18-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Levon’s neck twitching is driving me to distraction.
Jul-18-22  stone free or die: <<Missy> Levon’s neck twitching is driving me to distraction.>

The witch hates the twitch, a bit rich, for a snitch.

Jul-18-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: "Soon after finishing in shared third place at the Candidates Tournament, Teimour Radjabov kicked off his participation at the FTX Road to Miami online event with a draw and three losses. The Azerbaijani surprisingly entered the second day of the competition in last place. After yet another loss, against Anish Giri, he informed the organizers that he had been feeling unwell, which led to his withdrawal from the tournament." https://en.chessbase.com/post/ftx-m...
Jul-19-22  Atterdag: <FSR> I have to say: your bio is a Jacob's Ladder to the divine Caïssa. I was short of breath reading your countless merits. I humbly bow my head in awe.
Jul-19-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <Atterdag> Not sure I deserve such extravagant praise, but thank you.
Jul-19-22  stone free or die: Weather's a bit gushy today - I blame global warming.
Jul-19-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: "I have never beaten a healthy opponent."
Jul-19-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: Hey < FSR: >

check out this game:

Marc Esserman vs Alexander Ivanov
44th Annual Continental Open (2014), Sturbridge, MA USA, rd 3, Aug-08 Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Kan Formation (B21) · 1-0

A combination of excellent home prep with sharp positional understanding. I think this is one of Marc's memorable games. A real work of art!

Jul-20-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <PawnSac> Playing into Esserman's Smith-Morra, as in M Esserman vs A Ivanov, 2014, is a dangerous proposition. Anand declined it in M Esserman vs Anand, 2016.
Jul-20-22  AdolfoAugusto: Carlsen anonunces that he will not defend title,
Jul-20-22  AdolfoAugusto: Carlsen will join Justin Bieber and will be s duo,
Jul-21-22  carpovius: Super interesting tournment of stars in Moscow: Karpov, Karjakin, Grischuk, Morozevich https://www.chess.com/ru/events/202...

Is it under <CG> sanctions?

Jul-21-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by torpidity.
Jul-23-22  Atterdag: <Is it under <CG> sanctions?> Why should they sanction such a <super interesting tournament of stars>? I'm sure every day will be a celebration of the prospects of getting the title back to the proud nation where it really belongs.

I hope Karjakin wins. That kind and peaceful man is the epitome of the Russian spirit, which, we know, takes superiority of all other nations, the decadent Nazi-infested regimes of the West in particular.

If they are luck-stricken, they'll get a visit from Vladimir Vladimirovich, who could use some relaxing time between his urgent, highly demanding tasks. I'll hold my breath until the tournament shines on the front page.

Jul-24-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  flimflam48: Carlsen has nothing to win, nothing to prove; he's probably bored with the whole thing now! Let the underlings scramble around for the honors, such as they are! Hey, he might go into politics...and follow Garry's lead here?!
Jul-27-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  beenthere240: MC has an excellent point. The WC title and process is obsolete and boring. The pro tennis and golf models are much more interesting.
Aug-04-22  carpovius: <Jul-23-22 Atterdag> poetry))
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