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World Blitz Championship Tournament

Alexander Grischuk20/30(+15 -5 =10)[games]
Magnus Carlsen19.5/30(+16 -7 =7)[games]
Sergey Karjakin18.5/30(+13 -6 =11)[games]
Alexander Morozevich17.5/30(+13 -8 =9)[games]
Dmitry Andreikin17/30(+12 -8 =10)[games]
Teimour Radjabov17/30(+12 -8 =10)[games]
Le Quang Liem16.5/30(+14 -11 =5)[games]
Peter Svidler15/30(+10 -10 =10)[games]
Vasyl Ivanchuk15/30(+13 -13 =4)[games]
Boris Gelfand13.5/30(+10 -13 =7)[games]
Nikolai Chadaev13.5/30(+10 -13 =7)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov13/30(+9 -13 =8)[games]
Veselin Topalov13/30(+6 -10 =14)[games]
Rinat Jumabayev12/30(+8 -14 =8)[games]
Victor Bologan11/30(+10 -18 =2)[games]
Pavel Kotsur8/30(+5 -19 =6)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
World Blitz Championship (2012)

The 2012 FIDE World Blitz Championship was a 16-player double round robin held in Astana, Kazakhstan, 9-10 July. The field consisted of 10 (instead of nine, as the winner in 2010 Levon Aronian did not participate) top players from the FIDE rating list of January 2012, three players qualified from a 22-round Swiss open (for players rated >2300) tournament in Astana on 4 July (Andreikin, Le Quang Liem and Chadaev), two players selected by the organizer (Jumabayev and Kotsur), and one player picked by FIDE (Bologan). Time control: 3 minutes per player for all moves, with 2 seconds added per move from move 1. Prize fund: $200,000, with $40,000 to the winner. The event was held right after the first official FIDE World Rapid Championship, and the format was changed into a Swiss in 2013. Chief arbiter: Andrzej Filipowicz.

Alexander Grischuk won the title for the 2nd time with 20/30, ahead of Carlsen (2nd) and Karjakin (3rd).

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 1 Grischuk ** 10 ½½ 11 01 1½ 10 00 11 ½1 ½½ 11 ½½ 11 11 ½½ 20 2 Carlsen 01 ** 11 00 0½ 11 11 ½0 11 ½1 01 ½0 ½1 ½1 1½ 11 19½ 3 Karjakin ½½ 00 ** ½½ ½1 ½1 1½ ½1 0½ 01 10 10 1½ 11 1½ 11 18½ 4 Morozevich 00 11 ½½ ** ½0 ½0 ½1 11 ½0 ½1 11 1½ ½0 01 11 01 17½ 5 Andreikin 10 1½ ½0 ½1 ** 1½ 1½ 0½ 11 10 ½1 ½1 ½1 00 00 1½ 17 6 Radjabov 0½ 00 ½0 ½1 0½ ** 1½ 10 01 01 11 ½½ ½½ 1½ 11 11 17 7 Le Quang Liem 01 00 0½ ½0 0½ 0½ ** 11 01 11 01 11 10 ½1 10 11 16½ 8 Svidler 11 ½1 ½0 00 1½ 01 00 ** ½1 ½0 ½1 ½½ ½0 ½0 11 10 15 9 Ivanchuk 00 00 1½ 1½ 00 10 10 ½0 ** 10 10 11 11 0½ 01 11 15 10 Gelfand ½0 ½0 10 ½0 01 10 00 1½ 01 ** ½1 11 ½0 01 00 ½1 13½ 11 Chadaev ½½ 10 01 00 ½0 00 10 ½0 01 ½0 ** 11 1½ 10 01 1½ 13½ 12 Mamedyarov 00 ½1 01 0½ ½0 ½½ 00 ½½ 00 00 00 ** ½1 11 11 11 13 13 Topalov ½½ ½0 0½ ½1 ½0 ½½ 01 ½1 00 ½1 0½ ½0 ** ½½ 10 01 13 14 Jumabayev 00 0½ 00 10 11 0½ ½0 ½1 1½ 10 01 00 ½½ ** 10 0½ 12 15 Bologan 00 0½ 0½ 00 11 00 01 00 10 11 10 00 01 01 ** 10 11 16 Kotsur ½½ 00 00 10 0½ 00 00 01 00 ½0 0½ 00 10 1½ 01 ** 8

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Wikipedia article: World Blitz Chess Championship

Previous: World Blitz Championship (2010) (there was no event in 2011). Next: World Blitz Championship (2013). See also World Rapid Championship (2012)

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 240  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Le Quang Liem vs Morozevich  ½-½582012World Blitz ChampionshipD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
2. Grischuk vs Topalov ½-½432012World Blitz ChampionshipB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
3. Radjabov vs N Chadaev  1-0282012World Blitz ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Kotsur vs Bologan  0-1372012World Blitz ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
5. Karjakin vs Svidler  ½-½412012World Blitz ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
6. Gelfand vs Ivanchuk 0-1412012World Blitz ChampionshipA80 Dutch
7. D Andreikin vs Carlsen 1-0632012World Blitz ChampionshipA25 English
8. R Jumabayev vs Mamedyarov  0-1432012World Blitz ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
9. Morozevich vs Mamedyarov 1-0402012World Blitz ChampionshipE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
10. Carlsen vs R Jumabayev  ½-½462012World Blitz ChampionshipC33 King's Gambit Accepted
11. Ivanchuk vs D Andreikin 0-1302012World Blitz ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
12. Svidler vs Gelfand  0-1462012World Blitz ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
13. Bologan vs Karjakin  0-1382012World Blitz ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
14. N Chadaev vs Kotsur  1-0342012World Blitz ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
15. Topalov vs Radjabov ½-½1152012World Blitz ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
16. Le Quang Liem vs Grischuk 0-1372012World Blitz ChampionshipE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
17. Grischuk vs Morozevich 1-0522012World Blitz ChampionshipC11 French
18. Radjabov vs Le Quang Liem  1-0492012World Blitz ChampionshipA15 English
19. Kotsur vs Topalov  1-0362012World Blitz ChampionshipA10 English
20. Karjakin vs N Chadaev 1-0642012World Blitz ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
21. Gelfand vs Bologan  0-1712012World Blitz ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
22. D Andreikin vs Svidler  0-1342012World Blitz ChampionshipD80 Grunfeld
23. R Jumabayev vs Ivanchuk  1-0252012World Blitz ChampionshipA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
24. Mamedyarov vs Carlsen ½-½712012World Blitz ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
25. Morozevich vs Carlsen 1-0362012World Blitz ChampionshipA80 Dutch
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Aug-02-12  SugarDom: The views around here do not necessarily represent the view of the collective WS fans. What we have here is the "loud minority" view. Perhaps 1%. hehe

Peace and Bye.

Aug-02-12  Jim Bartle: torrefan: "So what benefit us here doing this increasingly acrimonious debate of who is better than whom?"

Because people are making absurd, wildly premature claims about So's ability.

Aug-02-12  drik: <tahdah: <At Corus B twice ...>

Fact: corus b once.>

Gentlemen, do you suppose that this poster is unaware that Corus & Tata are sponsors names for the Wijk aan Zee tournament? Or that Tata bought Corus Steel, leading to the name change?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tata_S...

If So ... sorry if so, how much weight to we give his opinions?

Just to confirm So finished 4th at Wijk aan Zee B TWICE. Once in 2010 (72nd tournament) when it was sponsored by Corus ... & once 2011 (73rd tournament) when it was sponsored by Tata. The first time he finished 4th, 1.5 points behind the younger Anish Giri. The second time he finished 4th, 1 point behind chess playing amateur & financial trader Luke McShane.

Aug-02-12  tahdah: Fact: corus b once.
Aug-02-12  maelith: Even if Carslen break Kasparov's rating,Kasparov's 2851 was more impressive as the next highest rated player was 82 points below that. Just wait until carlsen gets over 2900..
Aug-03-12  tahdah: The dawg is loose again, hurry, put some leash around its neck, make a sign, lost and found.

Come on boy, tsk tsk tsk, Ive got some bones for you.

Aug-03-12  tahdah: Thats all you can do? I pity you.
Aug-03-12  tahdah: Sugardom didn't tell me nothing. My opinion is mine alone, either you agree or agree to disagree, its up to you? Am I correct? Are we clear on that?
Aug-03-12  Bobby Fiske: <<drik:>Where did you find this snippet?> This Norwegian online newspaper provides some "behind the scene" facts from time to time: http://www.nettavisen.no/sjakk/arti...
Aug-03-12  tahdah: Look at this dig.

<Jim Bartle: "That's what is happening in Biel. In common parlance you call it "Manipulation"."

What's happening at Biel is that another player dropped out at the last minute and Carlsen was invited to take his place.

But yes, it's true in general, Carlsen earned his 2800 by defeating handpicked lightweights.>

<Bureaucrat: Jim Bartle, are you serious?>

<Jim Bartle: Keep going, voyager39, you're absolutely correct. In fact, the ratings of ALL players are manipulated upwards through carefully selecting weak opponents. (Kasparov and Carlsen most of all!)>

Aug-03-12  tahdah: Much improved, from one liner to 2 paragraph, keep it up boy.
Aug-03-12  frogbert: at which age do children normally start getting irony, given a modest amount of exposure?

any experience or hunches about that, jim bartle? :o)

Aug-03-12  Bureaucrat: It's not that he doesn't get it.
Aug-03-12  tahdah: I thought there was a post here a while back. Was it directed to tpstar? I think the answer was 7. hehe
Aug-03-12  BinisladNaBugaong: Maybe the question was what everyone has been wondering about: why is there a page here called The World vs. Akobian? Isn't it a fact that Akobian is also part of the world? Why not just do what the USSR did before, say Akobian vs. The Rest of the World? Or maybe style it as The World Except Akobian vs. Akobian by His Lonesome? Chessplayers are supposed to strive towards precision!
Aug-03-12  drik: <Bobby Fiske: <<drik:>Where did you find this snippet?> This Norwegian online newspaper provides some "behind the scene" facts from time to time: http://www.nettavisen.no/sjakk/arti>..

Thanks.

Aug-10-12  tahdah: In my opinion, carlsen will never be a champion, a real champion. He will remain #1 in the rating list but that is as far as he will get, unless, he breaks free from the show organizers and lead the other players to go play in the open seas. Right now, the blitz championship 2012 is an indication that only pampered fish will get the benefit of a farce show.
Aug-10-12  I play the Fred: <In my opinion, carlsen will never be a champion, a real champion. He will remain #1 in the rating list but that is as far as he will get>

Can't get much farther than #1, so I guess you're right.

<unless, he breaks free from the show organizers and lead the other players to go play in the open seas.>

Where SPECIFICALLY should Carlsen play?

<Right now, the blitz championship 2012 is an indication that only pampered fish will get the benefit of a farce show.>

Which players are the pampered fish, and which ones are the true barakudas (besides Wesley So)?

Aug-10-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Please forgive <Fred>, who's a good man, but obviously doesn't comprehend reality. Poor guy could never have known that you So 'fans' created spot (1a) for Wesley's inevitable ascent to the top of the world, along with (1b) for someone, as yet unknown, who'll also be stronger than any of these pampered goldfish, (especially that donk Carlsen), but can't touch So, merely looking on in awe at the colossus that bestrides the world, sweeping all before him.
Aug-10-12  tahdah: Rated no 1 is not a guarantee to become champion of the world and he never will be for if you thonk thats a measurement of a champion, go snatch Anand crown from the shelf now and give it to him for free.
Aug-10-12  tahdah: First he should go play in the olympics and not sit out to protect his bloated belly.
Aug-11-12  tahdah: Now I can grab a bun and munch it while watching people glued to the fish tank.
Aug-11-12  Refused: <I play the Fred: <In my opinion, carlsen will never be a champion, a real champion. He will remain #1 in the rating list but that is as far as he will get> Can't get much farther than #1, so I guess you're right.

<unless, he breaks free from the show organizers and lead the other players to go play in the open seas.>

Where SPECIFICALLY should Carlsen play?

<Right now, the blitz championship 2012 is an indication that only pampered fish will get the benefit of a farce show.>

Which players are the pampered fish, and which ones are the true barakudas (besides Wesley So)?>

Well the 2500-2600 rated players which prevent Wesley from reaching the 2700 rating, ofc. Carlsen should obviously play opens exclusively and avoid playing the pampered 2.700+ GMs, like Wesley So, does.

So does not play the 2.700 GMs because he does not want to, because they are obviously weaker than GM Joe with a 2.500 unpampered ELO. Carlsen, Karjakin or Grischuk are so much below So's playing strength.

So is obviously the Chuck Norris of chess. He doesn't win rating points, rating points win him.

But this whole thing has nothing to do with the World Blitz Championship.

Aug-11-12  tahdah: Obviously, Grischuk wasn't even near qualifying for the WBC 2012, he was given a freebie slot like the other pampered fish. Out of the 16 participants, only 3 rightfully qualified for the one tournament qualifier held in K for the whole planet earth. FOR THE WHOLE PLANET EARTH.

Grischuk didn't make a dent on Wesley So during Aeroflot qualifier last year.

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

Pono and the 5 other qualifiers had a legitimate gripe. A great travesty was done.

Wesley will get there the hard way, you all like it or not.

Jan-16-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <whiteshark: <Troller: Lone Pine Summer Trolling Tournament > I spit milk out of my nose. Great post! :D>

Maybe 'Clone Pine' is correct-after all, this trait has been displayed, many times over.

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