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🏆 Aimchess Meltwater Champions (2022)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Anish Giri, Pentala Harikrishna, Richard Rapport, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, David Anton Guijarro, Nils Grandelius, Daniel Naroditsky, Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Eric Hansen, Dommaraju Gukesh, Arjun Erigaisi, Vincent Keymer, Aditya Mittal

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Aimchess Meltwater Champions (2022)

Name: Aimchess Meltwater Champions Event Date: October 14-21, 2022 Site: Chess24.com INT Format: 16-player Round-robin Time Control: 15 minutes for the whole game with a 10-second increment from move one.

Official Website: https://chess24.com/tour/

Rank Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 P 1 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 3 3 1 0 1 3 3 1 0 1 3 3 3 3 0 28 2 Gukesh 0 3 1 3 0 3 1 3 0 1 0 3 3 3 3 27 3 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0 0 3 3 0 3 1 3 0 3 1 3 1 3 3 27 4 Erigaisi Arjun 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 3 27 5 Carlsen, Magnus 3 0 0 0 1 3 3 1 3 3 1 1 3 1 3 26 6 Abdusattorov, Nodirbek 1 3 3 1 1 3 0 1 0 3 1 3 0 3 0 23 7 Rapport, Richard 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 3 1 1 3 3 3 3 22 8 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi 0 1 1 3 0 3 1 0 3 3 1 1 0 3 1 21 9 Giri, Anish 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 20 10 Keymer, Vincent 3 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 19 11 Anton Guijarro, David 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 1 3 3 1 16 12 Naroditsky, Daniel 0 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 3 16 13 Harikrishna, Pentala 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 3 3 1 14 14 Hansen, Eric 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 13 15 Aditya Mittal 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 3 12 16 Grandelius, Nils 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 10

Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi ½ 0 0 - - - - ½ <Duda, Jan-Krzysztof ½ 1 1 - - - - 2½> <Duda, Jan-Krzysztof ½ 1 ½ 1 - - - 3> Carlsen, Magnus ½ 0 ½ 0 - - - 1 Erigaisi Arjun ½ 0 0 - - - - ½ <Carlsen, Magnus ½ 1 1 - - - - 2½> <Duda, Jan-Krzysztof ½ 1 ½ 1 3> (Round 1) Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½ 0 ½ 0 1

<Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 0 0 ½ - 1 1 - 2½> (Round 2) Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1 1 ½ - 0 0 - 2½ Abdusattorov, Nodirbek 0 ½ ½ ½ - - - 1½ <Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1 ½ ½ ½ - - - 2½> <Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ - 3½> Rapport, Richard 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ - 2½ Gukesh D ½ 1 0 0 - - - 1½ <Rapport, Richard ½ 0 1 1 - - - 2½>

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 151  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Duda vs Giri  ½-½522022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
2. Mamedyarov vs Carlsen 1-0452022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
3. E Hansen vs Naroditsky  ½-½452022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsC60 Ruy Lopez
4. Keymer vs N Grandelius  1-0292022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsA20 English
5. A Mittal vs N Abdusattorov  0-1482022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
6. Rapport vs Harikrishna  1-0572022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsA07 King's Indian Attack
7. D Anton Guijarro vs D Gukesh  ½-½652022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsB40 Sicilian
8. Erigaisi vs V S Gujrathi  0-1372022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
9. Giri vs V S Gujrathi 1-0272022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. D Gukesh vs Erigaisi  ½-½172022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsA35 English, Symmetrical
11. Harikrishna vs D Anton Guijarro  ½-½752022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
12. N Abdusattorov vs Rapport  1-0572022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
13. N Grandelius vs A Mittal  0-1302022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
14. Naroditsky vs Keymer  ½-½422022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. Carlsen vs E Hansen  1-0412022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsC45 Scotch Game
16. Duda vs Mamedyarov  1-0712022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
17. Mamedyarov vs Giri 1-0302022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsA45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. E Hansen vs Duda  0-1582022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsC67 Ruy Lopez
19. Keymer vs Carlsen 0-1642022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsA20 English
20. A Mittal vs Naroditsky  ½-½1012022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
21. Rapport vs N Grandelius  1-0372022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsA07 King's Indian Attack
22. D Anton Guijarro vs N Abdusattorov  0-1362022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsC28 Vienna Game
23. Erigaisi vs Harikrishna  1-0252022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsC41 Philidor Defense
24. V S Gujrathi vs D Gukesh  ½-½462022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsB06 Robatsch
25. Giri vs D Gukesh  0-1292022Aimchess Meltwater ChampionsD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 151  PGN Download
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Oct-16-22  ndg2: Aimless Brainmelt Chess Tournament
Oct-16-22  Chessius the Messius: Brainless Meltdown
Oct-17-22  ndg2: Black day for Keymer on day 3: 0/4
Oct-17-22  offramp: Armchair BrainMelt.
Oct-17-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: There have been some really good games here.

Mamedyarov in particular is carrying the torch for those who love bloody chess:

Mamedyarov vs Giri, 2022

Oct-18-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Sickening to see all these young players cheating against Carlsen!
Oct-18-22  paavoh: <Mamedyarov in particular is carrying the torch for those who love bloody chess> Fully agreed!
Oct-18-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  DaltriDiluvi: At the time of writing, the above scoreboard for the preliminaries has not been completely updated. Here is the missing information:

Rapport finished with <+6 -5 =4>, Vidit finished with <+5 -4 =6>, and Giri finished with <+4 -3 =8>.

Oct-18-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  DaltriDiluvi: The pairings for the quarterfinals are as follows:

- Duda vs Vidit
- Gukesh vs Rapport
- Mamedyarov vs Abdusattorov
- Erigaisi vs Carlsen

Oct-20-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Duda eliminated Carlsen. Another young cheater, obviously!
Oct-20-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  dernier loup de T: So, should we hope that he too will sue? Obviously: business is business and never anyone, especially in a country like USA, has to much money, in order to avoid starvation. Great was the fault of Grundy forgetting that in 1880. Obviously.
Oct-20-22  AdolfoAugusto: And Niemann goes into the offensive,
Oct-20-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  dernier loup de T: Always impressive to see the offensives of a shameless Charles Ingram's misbegotten son. Soon all the Chess world may be shivering, for sure (?)... Specially Magnus, lol...
Oct-21-22  Atterdag: Well, Duda is from Krakow - that should already raise suspicion. Moreover, Carlsen has hard evidence that Duda stole an apple from his neighbors garden at age 12. Once a thief ...
Oct-21-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  dernier loup de T: Let's hope the value of the next apple, a golden one, will be 100 millions dollars... Everybody may dream; but, alas! everybody in USA, since Fischer, cannot be World champion and play chess like a Viking God. "O rage! O despair! O muddy jealousy!"
Oct-21-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Congratulations to Jan-Krzysztof Duda.
Oct-21-22  Atterdag: Hear hear, congrats to Duda, who has proved to be an inconvenient opponent to the Norwegian.
Oct-21-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  dernier loup de T: Congratulations to Jan-Krzysztof Duda, who won this event without cheating, to his brilliant final opponent Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, and specially to Magnus Carlsen, the winner for the second consecutive time of this Champions Chess Tour.
Oct-21-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: The rapid and blitz world championships this year (wherever they're held) are shaping up nicely. Has Naka given any indication as to whether he's competing? No doubt Niemann will be there.
Oct-21-22  nok: <Congratulations to Jan-Krzysztof Duda, who won this event without cheating>

How do you know? He looked a bit relaxed for my taste

Oct-21-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  dernier loup de T: <nok> Of course I have no proof, not even "evidence" (lol) that he did not cheat... But I have the "feeling" that Duda in general does not act at the board like a cheater; for instance, when he is in difficulty, he does not hide his feelings; I guess he's emotional, but sincere, not playing drama like an actor; nor did I never see him showing arrogance or rudeness, unlike Niemann, while interviews. So, I can of course be wrong, but I have the feeling he has much more "moral" (even I hate mostly using this word) value than somebody like Niemann.

As for Magnus Carlsen too, I may be wrong, but it seems really to me, since many years, that this man is not ONLY a great champion, but also frank, warm, simple, spontaneous, intelligent but cordial, not cold at all. A little like Anatoly Karpov, whom so many people disliked for a long time, saying he was a "cold fish", which I am sure is absolutely not true.

I will just add a word about Hikaru: observing his behaviour, obviously sometimes he likes to tease people, to make jokes, and sometimes too he's speaking in a less mature way than Magnus; but never really wicked and aggressive. Sorry for my long and clumsy language: from France. And not pretending to be a psychological expert..

Oct-22-22  ndg2: Duda is the Chopin of chess
Oct-22-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: It's not against the rules to act like a jerk.
Oct-22-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: If Kasparov is the Beethoven, Magnus the Mozart, and Duda the Chopin, that makes Hans the court jester.
Oct-22-22  Chessius the Messius: Note jerkers. Bach set the trend for endless noodling away as if there's no tomorow.
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