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🏆 Your Next Move (Blitz) (2016) Chess Event Description
The second leg of the 2016 Grand Chess Tour was held in Leuven, Belgium, from June 17 to June 20. The tournament consisted of a two-day rapid round-robin and a two-day blitz double-round-robin; in the combined standings, the results of the rapid games counted double (2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss) while blitz games counted normally. Your Next Move, a Belgian nonprofit, organized and sponsored the event. ... [more]

Player: Hikaru Nakamura

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Anand vs Nakamura ½-½452016Your Next Move (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
2. W So vs Nakamura 1-0712016Your Next Move (Blitz)A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
3. Nakamura vs Aronian  ½-½532016Your Next Move (Blitz)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Nakamura vs Carlsen ½-½622016Your Next Move (Blitz)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. Topalov vs Nakamura ½-½1322016Your Next Move (Blitz)A13 English
6. Nakamura vs Kramnik  ½-½452016Your Next Move (Blitz)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Nakamura  0-1342016Your Next Move (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
8. Nakamura vs A Giri  1-0482016Your Next Move (Blitz)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Caruana vs Nakamura  ½-½692016Your Next Move (Blitz)A04 Reti Opening
10. Nakamura vs Anand 0-1332016Your Next Move (Blitz)A21 English
11. Nakamura vs W So  ½-½522016Your Next Move (Blitz)D05 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Aronian vs Nakamura  ½-½352016Your Next Move (Blitz)E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
13. Carlsen vs Nakamura ½-½582016Your Next Move (Blitz)E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
14. Nakamura vs Topalov  1-0472016Your Next Move (Blitz)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Kramnik vs Nakamura  ½-½732016Your Next Move (Blitz)A14 English
16. Nakamura vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-1682016Your Next Move (Blitz)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. A Giri vs Nakamura  ½-½852016Your Next Move (Blitz)C67 Ruy Lopez
18. Nakamura vs Caruana  1-0362016Your Next Move (Blitz)B08 Pirc, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  chancho: Thanks CG.
Jun-21-16  catlover: I'm going to show my ignorance here, but what is the difference between "rapid" and "blitz"?
Jun-21-16  1971: 25:5 min
Jun-21-16  Pulo y Gata: Maxime's energy flagged in this double event after a strong showing in the earlier outing in another venue, but he still produced some very interesting chess here. Here's to hoping he conquers greater heights!
Jun-22-16  siamesedream:
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  Sokrates: <catlover: I'm going to show my ignorance here, but what is the difference between "rapid" and "blitz"?> In the old days (i.e. when I was in my 20th!) rapids was 25 to 45 minutes each, blitzes always 5 minutes each. Nowadays there are bonuses, I believe, for each move as an addition. IMO the quality of the play is immensely different. Whereas time management is paramount in blitzes, you have decent possibilities to establish a strategy in rapids.
Jun-24-16  catlover: <Sokrates> Thanks!

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