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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: Rustam Kasimdzhanov

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 38  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rublevsky vs Kasimdzhanov  1-0252007World Blitz ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
2. Kasimdzhanov vs Bacrot  0-1312007World Blitz ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Kamsky vs Kasimdzhanov 1-0562007World Blitz ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
4. Kasimdzhanov vs B Savchenko 1-0432007World Blitz ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Kasimdzhanov vs Kramnik ½-½372007World Blitz ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
6. Ponomariov vs Kasimdzhanov 1-0562007World Blitz ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
7. Kasimdzhanov vs Gelfand  1-0272007World Blitz ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. Korotylev vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½402007World Blitz ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
9. Kasimdzhanov vs Karpov ½-½312007World Blitz ChampionshipE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. Mamedyarov vs Kasimdzhanov 0-1382007World Blitz ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
11. Kasimdzhanov vs Leko  ½-½422007World Blitz ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. Shirov vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½512007World Blitz ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
13. Kasimdzhanov vs Morozevich  0-1452007World Blitz ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
14. Kasimdzhanov vs Ivanchuk  ½-½582007World Blitz ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
15. Carlsen vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½342007World Blitz ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
16. Kasimdzhanov vs Adams  ½-½432007World Blitz ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
17. Anand vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½302007World Blitz ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
18. A Dreev vs Kasimdzhanov  0-1392007World Blitz ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
19. Kasimdzhanov vs Grischuk  0-1332007World Blitz ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. Kasimdzhanov vs Rublevsky  0-1182007World Blitz ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. Bacrot vs Kasimdzhanov  0-1332007World Blitz ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Kasimdzhanov vs Kamsky  1-0392007World Blitz ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
23. B Savchenko vs Kasimdzhanov  1-0602007World Blitz ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
24. Kramnik vs Kasimdzhanov ½-½562007World Blitz ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. Gelfand vs Kasimdzhanov  0-1402007World Blitz ChampionshipD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
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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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