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🏆 Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz) (2018)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Played in Paris, France, 23-24 June 2018, as part of the 2nd leg of the Grand Chess Tour 2018. The participants first played nine games of rapid chess (see ... [more]

Player: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Nakamura vs Mamedyarov  0-1572018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)A04 Reti Opening
2. Mamedyarov vs Vachier-Lagrave  1-0502018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)A48 King's Indian
3. Aronian vs Mamedyarov  ½-½632018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)C55 Two Knights Defense
4. Grischuk vs Mamedyarov  ½-½462018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. Mamedyarov vs Karjakin  1-0732018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Anand vs Mamedyarov  ½-½302018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
7. Mamedyarov vs Kramnik 0-1412018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)D50 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Mamedyarov vs Caruana 0-1402018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. So vs Mamedyarov 1-0442018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)D06 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Vachier-Lagrave vs Mamedyarov  1-0352018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
11. Mamedyarov vs Anand  ½-½562018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
12. Mamedyarov vs Aronian 0-1322018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Mamedyarov vs Nakamura 0-1332018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)D05 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Karjakin vs Mamedyarov  ½-½142018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
15. Mamedyarov vs So  ½-½482018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)D40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
16. Mamedyarov vs Grischuk  ½-½502018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)A48 King's Indian
17. Kramnik vs Mamedyarov  0-1312018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)C70 Ruy Lopez
18. Caruana vs Mamedyarov 0-1482018Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)B07 Pirc
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-20-18  ambongtumbong: Will it be a tight race again for the overall standing after the blitz?? half a point again that separate the winner from the rest of the pack?
Jun-20-18  The Kings Domain: Love the Grand Chess Tour. Looking forward to the tournaments and games.
Jun-21-18  troipee: Wonder how much money one of these top players earn a year.Do they fly first class and pick their own hotels?
Jun-24-18  jphamlore: Finally signs of life of the Nakamura of old, and not just an older Nakamura.
Jun-24-18  siamesedream: Congratulations to <GM Hikaru Nakamura>!
Jun-24-18  chesslearner1991: Why did Sergey took a 13 move draw in the last round, when he desperately needed a win? Magnus & Hikaru wouldn't have done that.
Jun-24-18  fisayo123: 14 draws in 18 blitz games is some achievement. Truly shocking from So.
Jun-24-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  transpose: I am glad Hikaru won the tournament. He did it with solid play (only one loss) and steady nerves. I believe he held back a bit in the blitz (taking a draw where he could have pressed on in some cases) because he knows that the Grand Chess Tour is more than any one stage, and he is aiming to maximize his combined score over the four events.

it is a bit concerning that Fabiano couldn't do better. Rapid and blitz have never been his forte, but he is better than his performance here. Perhaps he was ill? I am hoping his form returns for his next few events as I want to see a good close match for the WC. That's a tall order because Magnus is so much better than anyone else right now.

Jun-24-18  Marmot PFL: Looks like Sergey ran out of gas at the end, but frankly he was lucky not to lose some earlier games--

Karjakin vs Caruana, 2018

Grischuk vs Karjakin, 2018

Jun-24-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  maturner: I think Fabiano is just burned out from too much chess. He needed more rest.
Jun-24-18  Bobwhoosta: <maturner>

I agree. He's been on a grueling schedule. But after some rest I expect he's going to be beasting it again.

Jun-24-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: What happened to Karjakin? He must've collapsed at the end.
Jun-24-18  5hrsolver: Fabiano Caruana is fine. Classical chess is his strength. He knows he is not that good at Rapid and Blitz but all this play keeps his chess reflexes sharp. The ultimate goal of a chess player is to challenge for the world title and he is the one doing it.
Jun-24-18  Marmot PFL: For the next Grand Chess Tour event they should get Nepomniatchi instead of Giri, Kramnik, or Caruana.
Jun-24-18  Marmot PFL: Shankland would be a good addition for the St. Louis event.
Jun-24-18  rodman2: Karjak arrest!
Jun-25-18  Junbalansag: Wesley's strength lies in his faith in God. Faith enables him to be humble, to learn from his mistakes and to soar high like an eagle. He is a role model for his kababayans (compatriots) in the Philippines with humble beginnings.
Jun-25-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Kapmigs: I like jokes
Jun-25-18  geniokov: <<Junbalansag: Wesley's strength lies in his faith in God. Faith enables him to be humble, to learn from his mistakes and to soar high like an eagle. He is a role model for his kababayans (compatriots) in the Philippines with humble beginnings.>> In order for Wesley to be a real model in chess for our country,i think it would be better for him to return,stay to our country and carry the Philippine flag! Whatelse did he want more? He doesn't have human trainer then so what? He can secure ALPHA ZERO for him to make him even stronger at his expense. He must join AFGM and other Philippine GM to establish chess in our country! That time,i am sure our government will support him! About FAITH IN GOD? What's the difference between faith in God in US compare to his motherland? He can have a second chance like everybody does! Just give a try. That is just my opinion if he wants to be a model for our country.
Jun-25-18  geniokov: He( Wesley) must avoid politics or else,his image will end up like Manny Pacquiao. Faith in God will become pure if you doesn't carry thorn in your heart!
Jun-25-18  The Kings Domain: Although I was hoping for So, Karjakin or Grischuk to win it it was a good one.

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