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🏆 World Blitz Championship (2007)

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The 2007 World Blitz Championship was a 20-player double round robin held in Moscow, Russia, 21-22 November, right after the ... [more]

Player: Vassily Ivanchuk

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 38  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ivanchuk vs Carlsen 1-0402007World Blitz ChampionshipB03 Alekhine's Defense
2. Morozevich vs Ivanchuk ½-½292007World Blitz ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
3. Adams vs Ivanchuk 0-1322007World Blitz ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Korotylev vs Ivanchuk 0-1242007World Blitz ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
5. Grischuk vs Ivanchuk 0-1632007World Blitz ChampionshipD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. Ivanchuk vs Anand  ½-½382007World Blitz ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Ivanchuk vs A Dreev 1-0592007World Blitz ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Leko vs Ivanchuk  ½-½352007World Blitz ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
9. Ivanchuk vs Shirov 1-0172007World Blitz ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
10. Rublevsky vs Ivanchuk 0-1942007World Blitz ChampionshipB54 Sicilian
11. Ivanchuk vs Kramnik 1-0182007World Blitz ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
12. Kamsky vs Ivanchuk 0-1552007World Blitz ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Kasimdzhanov vs Ivanchuk  ½-½582007World Blitz ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
14. Ivanchuk vs B Savchenko 1-0512007World Blitz ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
15. Ivanchuk vs Karpov 1-0382007World Blitz ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Ivanchuk vs Gelfand 0-1482007World Blitz ChampionshipB54 Sicilian
17. Mamedyarov vs Ivanchuk 1-0352007World Blitz ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. Ivanchuk vs Bacrot 0-1352007World Blitz ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
19. Ponomariov vs Ivanchuk  ½-½692007World Blitz ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
20. Carlsen vs Ivanchuk ½-½662007World Blitz ChampionshipE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
21. Ivanchuk vs Morozevich 1-0532007World Blitz ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
22. Ivanchuk vs Adams 0-1402007World Blitz ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
23. Ivanchuk vs Korotylev 1-0482007World Blitz ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
24. Ivanchuk vs Grischuk ½-½432007World Blitz ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
25. Anand vs Ivanchuk 0-1372007World Blitz ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
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Nov-23-07  notyetagm: Could someone please list the best games played in this blitz tournament? Were there any brilliancy prizes?

Thanks

Nov-23-07  chessmoron: Don't be lazy. Analyze 380 games by yourself and find out what's the best.
Nov-23-07  notyetagm: <chessmoron: Don't be lazy. Analyze 380 games by yourself and find out what's the best.>

Funny.

Personally I really like Dreev's -two- wins over Kramnik. :-)

Nov-23-07  kellmano: For novelty value, I'm claiming Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2007
Nov-23-07  KamikazeAttack: <jon01: Bacrot lost 23 out of 38, that must be a bad luck.>

Funny thing Bacrot did well in qualifying for the blitz final.

Nov-23-07  KamikazeAttack: Is it really true that poor nerve is the main reason why Big Chucky has underachieved?

I have always doubted this.

Look at his composure during blitz. He is as calm as a cucumber. Anyone with poor nerves can be excellent in rapid and blitz like Chucky is.

His problem could down to momentary loss of concentration from time to time or at key moments.

Anyone staring into space like for forever wont be with us from time to time, Id have thought.

Nov-23-07  refutor: i don't think the nerves have more to do with the significance of the event (e.g. linares, world championship qualifier, etc.) rapid events and "world blitz cups" are not as prestigious, hence the nerves are a non-issue
Nov-23-07  Jim Bartle: "Don't be lazy. Analyze 380 games by yourself and find out what's the best."

I'm finished with games 1 to 5 already! Wait for my final report in March.

Nov-23-07
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  chancho: Crosstable for this event.

http://www.chessbase.com/news/2007/...

Nov-23-07  thom: anyone has the link to the Blitz Cup that has kramink as winner?
Nov-23-07  boz: <KamikazeAttack> Back in the 90s someone suggested nerves might be an explanation for Ivanchuk's apparently erratic results. People have just gone on uncritically repeating this opinion as though it were fact.
Nov-23-07  pawnofdeath: Ivanchuk was very solid in this tournament. Anand surely was put in his place. Hopefully this will motivate him that he is a world cup candidate!
Nov-23-07  TIMER: Ivanchuk has already won this World Cup- so maybe he should challenge Topalov 'Topalov vs world (blitz) cup winner Ivanchuk'

-Just kidding, this is a warm up, but I am afraid his chances are slim to win World Cup from 2 game matches 128 players- but I wish he would do it.

To be fair, Ivanchuk deserved to be invited to one of these San Luis/Mexico tournaments- it is a shame he always is having to start from scratch.

Nov-23-07  kellmano: <boz: <KamikazeAttack> Back in the 90s someone suggested nerves might be an explanation for Ivanchuk's apparently erratic results. People have just gone on uncritically repeating this opinion as though it were fact.>

Maybe so, but it is also true that he is a nervous individual. From videos on youtube, you can see that he can be physically shaky. Maybe nervous is the wrong word, but there is something about him that is slightly suspect - he is certainly no iceman.

PS. This does not stop me being a big fan

Nov-23-07  boz: <kellmano> Yes, a strange and beloved chess player.
Nov-23-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Open Defence: well i dont know if Chuky has any problems with nerves..

I do.. I get very nervous in standard control games.. however in blitz and in cc i have no problem as if i blunder in blitz.. well its only blitz anything may happen... and in cc i have time to calm myself

not that this is the case with Chuky in any way...but good blitz players maybe nervous too.. but maybe they can tell themselves "its only blitz" and calm down ?

Nov-23-07  boz: I think they should hold one of those living chess matches with human pieces, but this time make it blitz.
Nov-23-07  Jim Bartle: Now that is funny, boz. Capturing pieces could cause injuries.
Nov-23-07  boz: <Jim Bartle> Yes, we'd need the Green Bay Packers.
Nov-24-07  hitman84: Ivanchuk played great in this tourney but he got lucky against Anand in the final round. Kamsky was a bit of surprise, I never knew he was such a strong blitz player.

I have to say Grischuk is one helluva blitz player. Some of the endings he handled in time pressure was just awesome.

Here is an instance where an untitled player won an internet blitz tourney ahead of 400 titled players...

http://latestchess.com/showNews.php...

Nov-26-07  jorsoltero: hi, 2 questions: what were time controls in this cup? and the rule: if you touch a piece (sorry I'm not sure if piece is the right way to call them) you have to move it, applies in blitz games?! thanks
Nov-26-07  slomarko: time controls was 4 2. if you touch a piece you have to move it unless it is not possible to make a legal move with it.
Nov-27-07  jorsoltero: 4 minutes per each player for the entire game right?! thanks slomarko
Dec-16-07  benjinathan: what is the next big tournament?
Apr-16-08  positionalgenius: So,has anyone gone through all of the games yet?
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