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🏆 World Rapid Championship (2014)

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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 ... [more]

Player: Levon Aronian

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Guseinov vs Aronian ½-½612014World Rapid ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
2. Ganguly vs Aronian 1-0692014World Rapid ChampionshipC51 Evans Gambit
3. Aronian vs Nakamura 1-0702014World Rapid ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. Aronian vs A Riazantsev  1-0512014World Rapid ChampionshipA13 English
5. Aronian vs Potkin  1-0392014World Rapid ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Karjakin vs Aronian  0-1432014World Rapid ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
7. Naiditsch vs Aronian  ½-½632014World Rapid ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
8. Caruana vs Aronian 0-1592014World Rapid ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. Anand vs Aronian ½-½612014World Rapid ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
10. Yu Yangyi vs Aronian  ½-½792014World Rapid ChampionshipC25 Vienna
11. Aronian vs Carlsen ½-½562014World Rapid ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
12. Aronian vs Radjabov  ½-½472014World Rapid ChampionshipA14 English
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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...
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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
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  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
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  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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