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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 Ilgizovich Bareev20/42(+16 -18 =8)[games]
Vassily 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 Ivanovich 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 1 10 1 11 10 01 01 11 10 01 1 10 1 11 11 01 31 2 Anand 00 ** 1 1 1 11 0 11 1 1 11 11 1 11 0 10 1 1 10 28 3 Karjakin 00 0 ** 0 01 0 11 0 11 11 10 10 1 11 1 01 0 11 0 11 11 25 4 Kramnik 00 0 1 ** 00 10 1 1 00 1 11 11 10 01 01 11 1 1 0 1 10 11 24 5 Grischuk 00 0 10 11 ** 0 1 10 0 10 1 1 10 11 11 0 11 01 23 6 Svidler 0 00 1 01 ** 11 00 10 10 10 11 10 10 00 11 11 11 0 11 23 7 Ponomariov 01 1 00 0 1 00 ** 0 0 0 11 1 1 11 11 10 0 11 11 23 8 Leko 0 1 0 0 11 1 ** 0 11 0 00 0 11 1 0 1 01 1 22 9 Mamedyarov 00 00 00 11 01 01 1 1 ** 01 00 0 11 1 01 00 10 11 11 01 11 22 10 Morozevich 01 0 00 0 1 01 1 00 10 ** 10 11 00 11 1 11 01 11 10 00 01 21 11 Gashimov 10 0 01 00 01 01 1 ** 0 01 1 01 0 1 1 1 0 11 01 21 12 Aronian 10 01 00 0 00 11 11 01 1 ** 0 0 1 1 11 0 1 00 10 21 13 Dominguez 00 0 01 0 01 00 1 00 10 1 ** 1 00 1 01 11 01 01 11 20 14 Bareev 00 00 00 10 01 01 0 1 00 11 0 0 ** 10 10 0 11 01 1 11 11 20 15 Ivanchuk 01 0 0 10 00 11 0 00 0 00 10 1 11 01 ** 10 10 0 10 01 1 11 19 16 Karpov 10 00 00 10 0 1 0 01 01 ** 10 0 01 1 1 19 17 Gelfand 0 10 0 00 0 11 00 0 0 0 1 01 01 ** 00 11 01 01 11 18 18 Jakovenko 01 1 1 0 00 00 00 01 10 0 00 10 00 1 1 11 ** 01 00 10 1 17 19 Polgar 0 01 00 1 1 00 01 1 00 00 0 1 00 10 01 10 00 10 ** 11 10 17 20 Tkachiev 00 0 1 0 00 00 1 0 00 01 1 0 10 0 10 0 10 11 ** 1 00 16 21 Naiditsch 00 0 00 01 1 00 10 10 11 00 11 10 00 0 0 10 01 00 0 ** 0 15 22 Kosteniuk 10 01 00 00 10 00 00 0 00 10 10 01 00 00 00 00 0 01 11 1 ** 12

Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/news/view/car...
ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/world...
ChessPro: https://chesspro.ru/_events/2009/me...
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wey...
Ruchess: https://ruchess.ru/championship/det...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
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. Gelfand vs L Dominguez 0-1482009World Blitz ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
2. Anand vs Grischuk 1-0452009World Blitz ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Kramnik vs V Gashimov 1-0432009World Blitz ChampionshipA15 English
4. Gelfand vs Karjakin 1-0472009World Blitz ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
5. Karpov vs L Dominguez  ½-½382009World Blitz ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
6. Naiditsch vs Tkachiev  0-1562009World Blitz ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
7. Judit Polgar vs Ponomariov 0-1332009World Blitz ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
8. Carlsen vs Mamedyarov 1-0192009World Blitz ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
9. Aronian vs Svidler 0-1482009World Blitz ChampionshipB07 Pirc
10. Ivanchuk vs Kosteniuk 1-0322009World Blitz ChampionshipC25 Vienna
11. Jakovenko vs Morozevich  1-0512009World Blitz ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. Leko vs Bareev  0-1652009World Blitz ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
13. Mamedyarov vs Anand 0-1302009World Blitz ChampionshipE20 Nimzo-Indian
14. Kosteniuk vs Kramnik  0-1312009World Blitz ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
15. V Gashimov vs Gelfand  ½-½582009World Blitz ChampionshipC10 French
16. Bareev vs Ivanchuk 1-0592009World Blitz ChampionshipA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
17. Morozevich vs Leko  0-1802009World Blitz ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. Svidler vs Jakovenko  1-0252009World Blitz ChampionshipA13 English
19. L Dominguez vs Karjakin ½-½772009World Blitz ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
20. Tkachiev vs Karpov 0-1322009World Blitz ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
21. Karjakin vs Tkachiev  ½-½262009World Blitz ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
22. Karpov vs Mamedyarov 1-0302009World Blitz ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
23. Naiditsch vs Grischuk  ½-½472009World Blitz ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Carlsen vs Ponomariov 1-0332009World Blitz ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
25. Judit Polgar vs Morozevich 0-1472009World Blitz ChampionshipC11 French
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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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