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World Blitz Championship Tournament

Magnus Carlsen31/42(+28 -8 =6)[games]
Viswanathan Anand28/42(+20 -6 =16)[games]
Sergey Karjakin25/42(+20 -12 =10)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik24.5/42(+20 -13 =9)[games]
Alexander Grischuk23.5/42(+16 -11 =15)[games]
Peter Svidler23.5/42(+19 -14 =9)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov23.5/42(+16 -11 =15)[games]
Peter Leko22/42(+12 -10 =20)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov22/42(+19 -17 =6)[games]
Alexander Morozevich21.5/42(+18 -17 =7)[games]
Vugar Gashimov21.5/42(+14 -13 =15)[games]
Levon Aronian21/42(+14 -14 =14)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez20/42(+14 -16 =12)[games]
Evgeny Bareev20/42(+16 -18 =8)[games]
Vasyl Ivanchuk19.5/42(+16 -19 =7)[games]
Anatoly Karpov19/42(+9 -13 =20)[games]
Boris Gelfand18.5/42(+12 -17 =13)[games]
Dmitry Jakovenko17.5/42(+13 -20 =9)[games]
Judit Polgar17/42(+13 -21 =8)[games]
Vladislav Tkachiev16/42(+10 -20 =12)[games]
Arkadij Naiditsch15/42(+11 -23 =8)[games]
Alexandra Kosteniuk12.5/42(+10 -27 =5)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
World Blitz Championship (2009)

The 2009 World Blitz Championship was a 22-player double round robin held in the GUM department store exhibition hall at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, 16-18 November, one resting day after the Tal Memorial (2009). All the Tal Memorial players participated, together with six players from the blitz qualifier held right after the Aeroflot Open (2009) in February (Karjakin, Gashimov, Mamedyarov, Bareev, Tkachiev and Naiditsch (replacing Zhou Jianchao)), and six invited players (Karpov, Kosteniuk, Dominguez (defending champion), Grischuk (2006 winner), Jakovenko, Polgar). Time control: 3 minutes per player for the whole game, with 2 seconds added per move from move 1. Organizer: Russian Chess Federation, under the aegis of FIDE. Chief arbiter: Andrzej Filipowicz. After the event, most players went straight to Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia for the World Cup (2009).

Magnus Carlsen took his first blitz title with 31/42, ahead of Anand (28/42) and Karjakin (25/42).

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 1 Carlsen ** 11 11 11 11 ½1 10 1½ 11 10 01 01 ½½ 11 10 01 1½ 10 1½ 11 11 01 31 2 Anand 00 ** 1½ ½1 1½ 11 ½0 ½½ 11 ½1 1½ ½½ 11 11 1½ 11 ½½ 0½ 10 1½ ½1 10 28 3 Karjakin 00 0½ ** 0½ 01 ½0 11 ½0 11 11 10 10 ½1 11 1½ ½½ 01 ½0 11 ½0 11 11 25 4 Kramnik 00 ½0 1½ ** 00 10 1½ 1½ 00 1½ 11 11 10 01 01 11 ½1 ½1 0½ 1½ 10 11 24½ 5 Grischuk 00 0½ 10 11 ** ½½ ½0 1½ 10 0½ 10 1½ ½1 10 11 ½½ ½½ 11 0½ 11 ½½ 01 23½ 6 Svidler ½0 00 ½1 01 ½½ ** 11 00 10 10 10 11 10 10 00 ½½ ½½ 11 11 11 0½ 11 23½ 7 Ponomariov 01 ½1 00 0½ ½1 00 ** ½0 0½ ½0 ½½ ½½ 11 1½ 1½ ½½ 11 11 10 ½0 11 11 23½ 8 Leko 0½ ½½ 1½ 0½ 0½ 11 ½1 ** 0½ 11 ½0 00 ½½ 0½ 11 ½½ 1½ ½½ ½0 1½ 01 ½1 22 9 Mamedyarov 00 00 00 11 01 01 1½ 1½ ** 01 ½½ 00 0½ 11 1½ 01 00 10 11 11 01 11 22 10 Morozevich 01 ½0 00 0½ 1½ 01 ½1 00 10 ** ½½ 10 11 00 11 ½1 11 01 11 10 00 01 21½ 11 Gashimov 10 0½ 01 00 01 01 ½½ ½1 ½½ ½½ ** ½0 01 1½ 01 0½ ½1 ½1 1½ 0½ 11 01 21½ 12 Aronian 10 ½½ 01 00 0½ 00 ½½ 11 11 01 ½1 ** ½0 ½½ 0½ ½1 1½ 11 ½0 1½ 00 10 21 13 Dominguez ½½ 00 ½0 01 ½0 01 00 ½½ 1½ 00 10 ½1 ** ½1 00 ½½ 1½ 01 11 01 01 11 20 14 Bareev 00 00 00 10 01 01 0½ 1½ 00 11 0½ ½½ ½0 ** 10 10 ½0 11 01 ½1 11 11 20 15 Ivanchuk 01 0½ 0½ 10 00 11 0½ 00 0½ 00 10 1½ 11 01 ** 10 10 ½0 10 01 ½1 11 19½ 16 Karpov 10 00 ½½ 00 ½½ ½½ ½½ ½½ 10 ½0 1½ ½0 ½½ 01 01 ** 10 ½0 01 1½ ½1 ½½ 19 17 Gelfand 0½ ½½ 10 ½0 ½½ ½½ 00 0½ 11 00 ½0 0½ 0½ ½1 01 01 ** 00 11 01 01 11 18½ 18 Jakovenko 01 1½ ½1 ½0 00 00 00 ½½ 01 10 ½0 00 10 00 ½1 ½1 11 ** 01 00 10 1½ 17½ 19 Polgar 0½ 01 00 1½ 1½ 00 01 ½1 00 00 0½ ½1 00 10 01 10 00 10 ** ½½ 11 10 17 20 Tkachiev 00 0½ ½1 0½ 00 00 ½1 0½ 00 01 1½ 0½ 10 ½0 10 0½ 10 11 ½½ ** 1½ 00 16 21 Naiditsch 00 ½0 00 01 ½½ 1½ 00 10 10 11 00 11 10 00 ½0 ½0 10 01 00 0½ ** 0½ 15 22 Kosteniuk 10 01 00 00 10 00 00 ½0 00 10 10 01 00 00 00 ½½ 00 0½ 01 11 1½ ** 12½

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Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wey...
Ruchess: https://ruchess.ru/championship/det...
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FICS: https://www.freechess.org/Events/Re...
Wikipedia article: World Blitz Chess Championship

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 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 460  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Leko vs Anand  ½-½402009World Blitz ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
2. Kramnik vs Naiditsch  1-0432009World Blitz ChampionshipA13 English
3. Aronian vs Gelfand 1-0722009World Blitz ChampionshipD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
4. Jakovenko vs Polgar 0-1552009World Blitz ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. V Gashimov vs Karpov 0-1552009World Blitz ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
6. Kosteniuk vs Karjakin 0-1362009World Blitz ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. Ivanchuk vs Carlsen 0-1512009World Blitz ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Bareev vs Dominguez Perez  ½-½382009World Blitz ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
9. Morozevich vs Tkachiev 1-0272009World Blitz ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
10. Svidler vs Mamedyarov  1-0572009World Blitz ChampionshipC70 Ruy Lopez
11. Ponomariov vs Grischuk  ½-½602009World Blitz ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. Anand vs Ivanchuk 1-0262009World Blitz ChampionshipC16 French, Winawer
13. Gelfand vs Grischuk  ½-½352009World Blitz ChampionshipD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
14. Mamedyarov vs Ponomariov  1-0492009World Blitz ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. Tkachiev vs Svidler  0-1292009World Blitz ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
16. Dominguez Perez vs Morozevich 0-1132009World Blitz ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Karjakin vs Bareev  1-0432009World Blitz ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. Karpov vs Kosteniuk  ½-½712009World Blitz ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. Naiditsch vs V Gashimov  0-1432009World Blitz ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
20. Polgar vs Leko  ½-½552009World Blitz ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. Aronian vs Jakovenko  1-0772009World Blitz ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Kramnik vs Anand  ½-½452009World Blitz ChampionshipA38 English, Symmetrical
23. Jakovenko vs Gelfand  1-0312009World Blitz ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
24. Leko vs Aronian 0-1392009World Blitz ChampionshipC60 Ruy Lopez
25. Ivanchuk vs Polgar 1-0312009World Blitz ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 460  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Nov-19-09  Softpaw: Softpaw: <hand banana: it's "belih" and "chernih", if you wnat to transcribe it to english>

Obviously, I did NOT want to transcribe into English...just give a indication of which word meant what, not how they were pronounced. If I wanted to do the latter, I certainly wouldn't give your incorrect "chernih" transliteration. The "e" in the Russian word for "black", when written out fully, has two dots on the top of it, and is pronounced more like "yo", not "e", fyi.

Nov-20-09  laskersteinitz: <HeMateMe: Weren't the boards hooked up electronically, so all moves are stored?> Yeah I think it's those DGT boards.
Nov-20-09  DeltaHawk: This event is not rated, amirite?
Nov-20-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: Hi all

I did a couple of videos on Carlsen games with White (looking very briefly at them) :

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFOs...

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrFy...

Nov-20-09  minasina: <This event is not rated> because they played blitz. Only games with classical time control are rated.
Nov-20-09  OneArmedScissor: Not much praise for Karjakin... what a pitty.
Nov-20-09  siamesedream: <kingscrusher> Thanks for great job you're doing!
Nov-20-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: Hi all

If you liked those two videos with White, I have done 3 videos where Carlsen was black now:

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUPr...

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS-j...

Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpvL...

Nov-20-09  zarg: <KC>
Thanks for the walk through!

It looked as several PGN's might be incomplete from the event.

Nov-24-09  kingfu: I believe blitz chess is like speed reading. You get the moves without the CONTENT. This type of chess is meaningless.
Nov-30-09  notyetagm: The chessgames.com database has <Carlsen> playing the <Queen's Gambit Accepted> only three times, all(!) in the World Blitz Championship (2009).

+2 =0 -1

Tkachiev vs Carlsen, 2009
D Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2009
Morozevich vs Carlsen, 2009

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Dec-02-09  virginmind: excellent organising of this event, the seating of players in groups of 3-4 tables, around which spectators can gather and watch so closely/take pictures/film, also the webcams which give us detailed impression of players and also of spectators watching. very fine conception and realisation, i believe it should remain a standard for conceiving/broadcasting blitz events. also i'm glad i can still review most of the video footage even two weeks after the event.
Dec-06-09  notyetagm: <virginmind: excellent organising of this event, the seating of players in groups of 3-4 tables, around which spectators can gather and watch so closely/take pictures/film, also the webcams which give us detailed impression of players and also of spectators watching. very fine conception and realisation, i believe it should remain a standard for conceiving/broadcasting blitz events. also i'm glad i can still review most of the video footage even two weeks after the event.>

Indeed.

Jan-04-10  notyetagm: Wow, Carlsen won as many games (28!) as Aronian (14) and 2008 World Blitz Champion Dominguez (14) *combined*!!
Jan-04-10  notyetagm: Closing ceremony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-fv...
Jan-30-10  notyetagm: http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/200...
Jun-09-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <virginmind>excellent organising of this event, the seating of players in groups of 3-4 tables, around which spectators can gather and watch so closely/take pictures/film.

<virginmind>,
The set-up of the tables was interesting with a circular fence around each one - close enough to allow spectators to view the games from all angles, and to allow easy access from game to another. Maybe this should be standard for future events?

Nov-18-10  notyetagm: http://www.worldchesslinks.net/ezz0...
Jan-17-11  notyetagm: What an *incredible* performance by Carlsen.

+20 in 42 games!!!

Anand, Kramnik, and Karjakin finished in places 2-4. Carlsen swept them <6-0>!

Jul-11-13  notyetagm: World Blitz Championship (2009)

What an *incredible* performance by Carlsen.

+20 in 42 games!!!

Anand, Kramnik, and Karjakin finished in places 2-4. Carlsen swept them <6-0>!

World Blitz Championship (2009)/Magnus Carlsen

Jul-11-13  fisayo123: <notyetagm> This blitz tournament had no increments though. It is pretty pointless when there are no increments.
Jul-11-13  notyetagm: <fisayo123: <notyetagm> This blitz tournament had no increments though. It is pretty pointless when there are no increments.>

I am almost certain they had increments: 3 2 or 4 2 was probably the time control. Maybe even 5 2.

Jul-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: 2 second increment, you can easily check this out on youtube
Jul-11-13  notyetagm: <tamar: 2 second increment, you can easily check this out on youtube>

Yes, the 2-second increment compensates for the time need to physically move the piece and hit the clock.

Jan-03-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Tal would be envious.

Two missing and apparently unavailable gaames, + slips sent on 2 wrong game results (Karjakin vs Kosteniuk, Tkachiev vs Mamedyarov).

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