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

Player: Alexey Nazirzhonovich Korotylev

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 38  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Korotylev vs Morozevich  1-0552007World Blitz ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Shirov vs Korotylev  1-0462007World Blitz ChampionshipC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Carlsen vs Korotylev 1-0392007World Blitz ChampionshipA56 Benoni Defense
4. Korotylev vs Ivanchuk 0-1242007World Blitz ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
5. Anand vs Korotylev  1-0542007World Blitz ChampionshipA56 Benoni Defense
6. Korotylev vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½402007World Blitz ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
7. Korotylev vs Leko  0-1682007World Blitz ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. A Dreev vs Korotylev  1-0222007World Blitz ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
9. Korotylev vs Grischuk  ½-½332007World Blitz ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Korotylev vs Rublevsky  1-0652007World Blitz ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. B Savchenko vs Korotylev  ½-½622007World Blitz ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
12. Kramnik vs Korotylev  1-0562007World Blitz ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
13. Korotylev vs Kamsky  0-1642007World Blitz ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Bacrot vs Korotylev  ½-½572007World Blitz ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
15. Korotylev vs Mamedyarov 0-1302007World Blitz ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
16. Adams vs Korotylev  ½-½412007World Blitz ChampionshipC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
17. Gelfand vs Korotylev  ½-½302007World Blitz ChampionshipA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
18. Korotylev vs Ponomariov  1-0302007World Blitz ChampionshipA15 English
19. Karpov vs Korotylev  ½-½312007World Blitz ChampionshipE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
20. Morozevich vs Korotylev  1-0412007World Blitz ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
21. Korotylev vs Shirov  1-0412007World Blitz ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Korotylev vs Carlsen  1-0362007World Blitz ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
23. Ivanchuk vs Korotylev 1-0482007World Blitz ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
24. Korotylev vs Anand  0-1432007World Blitz ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Kasimdzhanov vs Korotylev  1-0702007World Blitz ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
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Nov-22-07  chessmoron: <<slomarko>: this tourney turned into a debacle for Kramnik> You are wrong! Your hero Morozevich underachieved.
Nov-22-07  slomarko: <Even Bacrot, one of the lowest guys there, managed a win over Ivanchuk.> actually Bacrot beat Ivanchuk 2:0
Nov-22-07  TIMER: <pawnofdoom: ... Elo ratings don't mean anything here ...>

The 2 highest rated players came in the top 2 places.

Nov-22-07  Jim Bartle: Good point. The final standings could easily be from a regular tournament (that is, if there were still 20-player double round-robins).
Nov-22-07  parisattack: I'm delighted to see Ivanchuk win this tournament - even if a blitz deal. Perhaps spark him for the World Cup. A Topalov-Ivanchuk match could be very entertaining! And despite Kramnik's unbelievable powerful play of late, Anand showed he is not to be regarded lightly.
Nov-22-07  cotdt: <pawnofdoom: Didn't expect this from Ivanchuk, especially after his performance at the Tal Memorial.> Kramnik said after the last round of Tal Memorial that Ivanchuk suddenly developed "fighting spirit" that day. I guess this spirit was channeled into the blitz tournament.
Nov-22-07  you vs yourself: <parisattack> One has to have unbelievably short memory or new to pro chess(like someone who was introduced to it after Mexico '07) to take Anand lightly at any time control.
Nov-22-07  Astardis: Karpov did better than the sheer scoresheet makes it appear. Looking at some of his games, especially from the first half of the tournament, he must have lost on time rather than having been outplayed.
Nov-22-07  pawnofdoom: <TIMER: <pawnofdoom: ... Elo ratings don't mean anything here ...> The 2 highest rated players came in the top 2 places.> Well I guess that's just a coincidence. The other players are out of order in a way. Grischuk adn Kamsky place higher than Morozevich, Gelfand, and Kramnik. And in a way, you could say that Kramnik is higher rated than Ivanchuk if the ratings were all updated right now.
Nov-22-07  TIMER: <Astardis> Yes, someone mentioned earler that in the first day the clock might have not been working properly in Karpov's games as he sometimes had 1 second left despite there supposedly being 2 second increment and the clock would stop if time expired.

This sort of thing, if true, can very much distract you from the game, constantly looking and checking if you are getting your increment on the clock- the arbiter ended up following him around. Particularly bad to be distracted like that in blitz games. He did much better in the second day though.

Nov-22-07  TIMER: <pawnofdoom> Like Jim Bartle says, I think that it correlates with rating as well as a classical tournament might- you rarely have everyone in perfect order- but the higher rated players generally would do better than the lower rated ones.

Even Kramnik didn't come too low (5-7 out of 20)

Meanwhile mirroring that the second highest rated player came first, the second lowest rated player came last.

Nov-22-07  Jim Bartle: Pawnofdoom (great name!) and Timer: Of course the results didn't reflect ratings exactly; if that was expected, why even play the games? What I meant is that the result would be within the scope of reasonable expectation for a serious tournament. Some higher-rated players are usually going to do poorly, and lower-rated ones are going to exceed expectations.
Nov-22-07  pawnofdoom: <TIMER><Jim Bartle> One last thing to back me up is that Savchenko ended up ahead of Shirov, who is in the top 10 in the world. Meanwhile, Savchenko isn't even in thetop 100. But of course, you two are both right. The real ratings definitely make a difference in the results, but it's up to the lower people to make the tournament exciting and screw up the order.
Nov-22-07  jon01: Bacrot lost 23 out of 38, that must be a bad luck.
Nov-22-07  chessmoron: Well on the bright side, Bacrot blanked this year's champion, Ivanchuk.
Nov-22-07  Pulse: <chessmoron> You're right, although there must have been a transmission error, because I'm pretty sure you don't play French Defense themes in the Caro.
Nov-23-07  notyetagm: Could someone please list the best games played in this blitz tournament? Were there any brilliancy prizes?


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.>


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.

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