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World Rapid Championship Tournament

Magnus Carlsen11/15(+8 -1 =6)[games]
Fabiano Caruana10.5/15(+8 -2 =5)[games]
Viswanathan Anand10.5/15(+6 -0 =9)[games]
Levon Aronian10.5/15(+7 -1 =7)[games]
Alexander Morozevich10.5/15(+9 -3 =3)[games]
Evgeny Tomashevsky10/15(+8 -3 =4)[games]
Sergey Karjakin10/15(+7 -2 =6)[games]
Alexander Grischuk8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Teimour Radjabov8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Peter Svidler9/14(+7 -3 =4)[games]
Etienne Bacrot6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Yu Yangyi8.5/14(+7 -4 =3)[games]
Rauf Mamedov8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava8/14(+5 -3 =6)[games]
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen8/14(+3 -1 =10)[games]
Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli8/14(+7 -5 =2)[games]
Sergei Movsesian6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Gadir Guseinov7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[games]
Le Quang Liem7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Zahar Efimenko7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Wang Hao8/14(+5 -3 =6)[games]
Pavel Eljanov7/12(+5 -3 =4)[games]
Mikhail Antipov6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi8.5/15(+6 -4 =5)[games]
Laurent Fressinet6.5/13(+2 -2 =9)[games]
Sergei Yudin6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Ivan Salgado Lopez6.5/12(+4 -3 =5)[games]
Alexander Riazantsev5.5/12(+3 -4 =5)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura6.5/13(+4 -4 =5)[games]
* (109 players total; 80 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

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

Played in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 16-18 June 2014. Crosstable: http://chess-results.com/tnr137973....

Previous edition: World Rapid Championship (2013). Next: World Rapid Championship (2015). See also World Rapid Championship (Women) (2014), World Blitz Championship (2014) and World Blitz Championship (Women) (2014).

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 245  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Sargissian vs E Moradiabadi  1-0612014World Rapid ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
2. E Iturrizaga vs Wang Hao 1-0512014World Rapid ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
3. Bologan vs Eljanov  1-0362014World Rapid ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. Anand vs V Fedoseev  1-0602014World Rapid ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
5. I Nepomniachtchi vs V Laznicka  1-0502014World Rapid ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
6. Svidler vs G Meier  1-0622014World Rapid ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
7. Efimenko vs Mamedyarov 1-0282014World Rapid ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. Grischuk vs E Hansen 1-0422014World Rapid ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
9. Fressinet vs D Dubov  1-0652014World Rapid ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
10. Movsesian vs E Iturrizaga  1-0572014World Rapid ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
11. Le Quang Liem vs Bologan 1-0282014World Rapid ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
12. Radjabov vs I Salgado Lopez 1-0112014World Rapid ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
13. Morozevich vs A Ipatov  1-0282014World Rapid ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
14. M Al Sayed vs A Korobov  1-0472014World Rapid ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. V Onischuk vs J Vakhidov  1-0292014World Rapid ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
16. Naiditsch vs J Sriram 1-0572014World Rapid ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
17. A Volokitin vs R Mamedov  1-0562014World Rapid ChampionshipB07 Pirc
18. Vitiugov vs A R Saleh Salem  1-0372014World Rapid ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Wang Hao vs B Amin 1-0502014World Rapid ChampionshipE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
20. R Mamedov vs Lu Shanglei  1-0372014World Rapid ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. I Cheparinov vs M Al-Modiahki 1-0282014World Rapid ChampionshipA52 Budapest Gambit
22. G Meier vs A G Aleksandrov  1-0682014World Rapid ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
23. Potkin vs B Savchenko  1-0452014World Rapid ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
24. Carlsen vs E Inarkiev 1-0562014World Rapid ChampionshipD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
25. Caruana vs Jobava 1-0262014World Rapid ChampionshipC10 French
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Kibitzer's Corner
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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