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🏆 World Rapid Championship (2014)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Morozevich, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Peter Svidler, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Wang Hao, Yu Yangyi, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Nikita Vitiugov, Sergei Movsesian, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Etienne Bacrot, Le Quang Liem, Maxim Matlakov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Judit Polgar, Baadur Jobava, Victor Bologan, Vladimir Fedoseev, Ernesto Inarkiev, Vladimir Malakhov, Alexander Moiseenko, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Andrei Volokitin, Anton Korobov, Laurent Fressinet, Alexander Riazantsev, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Loek van Wely, Ivan Cheparinov, Sergei Zhigalko, Aleksey Dreev, Rauf Mamedov, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Ivan Sokolov, Vadim Milov, Viktor Laznicka, David Anton Guijarro, Gabriel Sargissian, Markus Ragger, Bassem Amin, Daniil Dubov, Kiril Georgiev, Eltaj Safarli, Vladimir Potkin, A R Saleh Salem, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Mateusz Bartel, Vladislav Kovalev, Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Georg Meier, Vladimir Onischuk, Gadir Guseinov, Alexander Ipatov, Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, Luka Lenic, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Sandipan Chanda, Boris Savchenko, Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier, Ivan Salgado Lopez, Zaven Andriasian, Lu Shanglei, Ahmed Adly, Pavel Maletin, Vasif Durarbayli, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Eric Hansen, Mikhail Antipov, Elshan Moradiabadi, Igor V Glek, Sergei Yudin, Peter Michalik, Alexander Goloshchapov, Jahongir Vakhidov, Mohamad Al-Modiahki, Sundar M Shyam, Tanguy Ringoir, Bayarsaikhan Gundavaa, Tahir Vakhidov, Das Debashis, Mohamad Naser Al Sayed, Jha Sriram, Sergey Kayumov, Mohamed Tissir, Ishaq Saeed, Basheer Al Qudaimi plus 9 more players.

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
World Rapid Championship (2014)

The 2014 FIDE World Rapid Championship was a 15-round Swiss open (for players rated >2500) held at the Dubai Culture & Chess Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16-18 June, with the participation of 97 GMs, including defending champion Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Time control: 15 minutes per player for all moves, with 10 seconds added per move from move 1. Prize fund: $200,000, with $40,000 to the winner. Chief organizer: Mohamed El Husseiny. Tournament director: Najeeb Saleh. Chief arbiter: Mahdi Abdulrahim.

Magnus Carlsen won with 11/15.

Chess-Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr137973....
Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/news/view/car...
Chessdom: http://www.chessdom.com/fide-world-...
ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/world...
Chess24: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/ra...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/chessnew...
FIDE: https://ratings.fide.com/tournament...

Previous: World Rapid Championship (2013). Next: World Rapid Championship (2015). See also World Blitz Championship (2014)

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 613  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Laznicka vs Anand  ½-½542014World Rapid ChampionshipD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
2. A Moiseenko vs Caruana 0-1432014World Rapid ChampionshipB07 Pirc
3. Tomashevsky vs Carlsen ½-½672014World Rapid ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
4. Bacrot vs Vachier-Lagrave  0-1322014World Rapid ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
5. Harikrishna vs J Polgar 0-1432014World Rapid ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. E Inarkiev vs M Ragger  ½-½712014World Rapid ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
7. Nakamura vs Fressinet  ½-½292014World Rapid ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Grischuk vs E Safarli  ½-½172014World Rapid ChampionshipA22 English
9. Mamedyarov vs L Lenic  ½-½342014World Rapid ChampionshipE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
10. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Svidler  ½-½582014World Rapid ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Anand vs V Fedoseev  1-0602014World Rapid ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
12. Yu Yangyi vs Le Quang Liem  0-1652014World Rapid ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
13. Nepomniachtchi vs V Laznicka  1-0502014World Rapid ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
14. Karjakin vs Jobava  ½-½832014World Rapid ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
15. E Safarli vs Radjabov  0-1252014World Rapid ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
16. Le Quang Liem vs Bologan 1-0282014World Rapid ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
17. M Ragger vs Van Wely  ½-½382014World Rapid ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
18. Movsesian vs Iturrizaga Bonelli  1-0572014World Rapid ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
19. A Riazantsev vs Tomashevsky  ½-½492014World Rapid ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Fressinet vs Dubov  1-0652014World Rapid ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
21. Grischuk vs E Hansen 1-0422014World Rapid ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
22. Potkin vs Nakamura  ½-½1212014World Rapid ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. Efimenko vs Mamedyarov 1-0282014World Rapid ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. Svidler vs G Meier  1-0622014World Rapid ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
25. G Guseinov vs Aronian ½-½612014World Rapid ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
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Jun-19-14  Petrosianic: <He was taking economy class like everyone else and was the most modest person I've ever met>

If EVERYONE took economy, there wouldn't be any other class.

He may be a great guy, and from all accounts I've heard, he is, but I don't give him any credit for the plane tickets he chooses to buy. That's entirely his own business, and I'd think no less of him if he flew First Class.

Jun-19-14  frandie: <the top players in rapid are as follows: > volume of activity is factored in...Wesley's lack of participation in tourneys such as this one is the reason why he's not among the top...the rating does not correctly reflect his skill...but the dearth of opportunities.
Jun-19-14  Absentee: <vkk: My best friend went to school with carlsen for 8 years and carlsen used to get picked in a lot thanks to his massive ego because he was good at chess and not so much anything else>

Most people are bad at chess AND everything else, so that's something.

Jun-19-14  vkk: Nobody is jealous that someone is good at pushing wood at that age. He was probably an introvert and never really talked to anyone and therefore became an easy target.
Jun-19-14  Petrosianic: <Nobody is jealous that someone is good at pushing wood at that age.>

They might be if he got a lot of attention and/or praise for doing it. Everyone is jealous of attention.

Jun-19-14  john barleycorn: <Petrosianic: <Nobody is jealous that someone is good at pushing wood at that age.>

They might be if he got a lot of attention and/or praise for doing it. Everyone is jealous of attention.>

Wasn't he freed from regular school visits when his talent became obvious?

Jun-19-14  Rolfo: vkk, post a picture of your wife so we can see what Carlsen and Nakamura have to reach for
Jun-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Rolfo> He needs time to hire someone, who will have to be well paid to get anywhere near the stench.
Jun-19-14  Rolfo: Lol perfidious, but I won't interfere to close on him or his family. He was quite unpleasant on both Carlsen and Nakamura and deserved a wake up call. Anyway I hope he himself has a pleasant girlfriend / wife if we get a picture or not
Jun-19-14  CountryGirl: Sorry if someone has already answered this, but why does Carlsen win? From the Chessgames table above, Anand could catch him with 2 more wins, or Moro could catch him with 3 wins...(?) Why don't they get to play 15 games, too?
Jun-19-14  JASAHA: http://dubai2014wrb.com/en/medalwin...
Results
Jun-19-14  bugabay: < frandie: <the top players in rapid are as follows: > volume of activity is factored in...Wesley's lack of participation in tourneys such as this one is the reason why he's not among the top...the rating does not correctly reflect his skill...but the dearth of opportunities.>

I agree. The top players were given headstart out of the pack. In a 100m dash race, top players had an easy start at half way mark.

Jun-19-14  bugabay: < vkk: My best friend went to school with carlsen for 8 years and carlsen used to get picked in a lot thanks to his massive ego because he was good at chess and not so much anything else>

Nothing but chess? He's gotta be good at something else, like crocheting, sewing, beading and so forth?

Vkk, make yourself clear, did he or did he not have at least one girlfriend in school. Tell the truth and nothing but the truth so help you and protect you from the hands of the fanboiz.....

Jun-19-14  bugabay: how about flower arrangement? Vkk?
Jun-19-14  Everett: <If EVERYONE took economy, there wouldn't be any other class.>

Glib and false, like so many glib statements.

Jun-20-14
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  HeMateMe: I thought, at least in the bio I read, that MC was home schooled after his chess talent became obvious. Pops made him do the homework, then escorted him to all of the big tournaments.

That doesn't seem to leave a lot of time for sitting around in home room pondering with his mates which girl will be wearing the shortest skirt, that day.

Jun-20-14  Absentee: Vkk, honeypot, coolchess - there's a surge of cretinism on the boards these days. Maybe it's the summer heat.
Jun-20-14  Strongest Force: Polgar on fire 10/13
Jun-20-14  Chessinfinite: < Jason Frost: > < <Chessinfinite> Don't think anyone doubts Anand was an amazing quick player, but Kasparov was still better, though the gap was obviously closer than in classical.>

I would differ here. I think Anand was an even stronger rapid player than the great Kasparov himself. Only Karpov, the other rapid God, was equal or better than Anand in rapid chess imo. Ofcourse Garry was the undisputed best player, but he never established his dominance in rapid play, as much as he did in the Classical chess. I agree it was a lot closer b/w the two, but Anand would be ahead in rapids i think.

Jun-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Absentee: Vkk, honeypot, coolchess - there's a surge of cretinism on the boards these days....>

If they join forces with the mighty <conrag> and <ulhumbrus>, it's all over but the write-up!

<Maybe it's the summer heat.>

Maybe, but haven't recent studies shown that this sort of rubbish never takes a day off?

Jun-20-14  Reisswolf: How come different people have played different numbers of games? Is the listing above incomplete?
Jun-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  LucB: <How come different people have played different numbers of games? Is the listing above incomplete?>

Yes.

Anand, for example, ended up with the same score as Caruana.

Jun-25-14  Chessinfinite: Yes, Got to give it to Anand for a very strong performance. Carlsen and Caruana were the only ones who had a better TPR, Anand nearly won the event- had Grishchuk managed to beat Carlsen, it might have been a different story.

I remember an interesting quite by Anand on rapid ratings - Anand thought his rapid rating could have been over 3000, had his games been rated during the first decade of 2000s. It is quite possible that it is true that his rating would be near to 3000 !

Jun-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Magnus Carlsen Rounds Up the World Rapid Chess Championship... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PDm...
Nov-14-14  iamsheaf: Dear Chessgames, the Final tally is incomplete...take a note
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