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🏆 World Rapid Championship (2018)

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The 2018 King Salman FIDE World Rapid Championship was a 15-round Swiss open taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia from 26-28 December. The prize fund was $350,000, with $60,000 for 1st place. Time control: 15 minutes per player for all moves, with a 10-second increment from move one. If there was a tie for 1st place, the top two players would compete in a play-off match consisting of two 3+2 blitz games. If the score was still level, the players would play a sudden death or Armageddon game (in which the p ... [more]

Player: Anatoli Vaisser

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Vaisser vs A Tang  0-1382018World Rapid ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Vaisser vs D Anikonov  0-1272018World Rapid ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. D Andreikin vs Vaisser  1-0822018World Rapid ChampionshipC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
4. R Dubrovin vs Vaisser  0-1552018World Rapid ChampionshipA58 Benko Gambit
5. S Pogosyan vs Vaisser  1-0262018World Rapid ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
6. N Steinberg vs Vaisser  ½-½612018World Rapid ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
7. Sarin Nihal vs Vaisser  1-0332018World Rapid ChampionshipC00 French Defense
8. Vaisser vs D Guimaraes  1-0562018World Rapid ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Vaisser vs J Hirneise  ½-½972018World Rapid ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
10. Vaisser vs T Hirneise  ½-½422018World Rapid ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. Vaisser vs V Ovchinnikov  1-0452018World Rapid ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
12. M Mamatov vs Vaisser  0-1392018World Rapid ChampionshipC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
13. J S Christiansen vs Vaisser  1-0422018World Rapid ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
14. V Zakhartsov vs Vaisser  1-0442018World Rapid ChampionshipA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
15. Vaisser vs M Al Sayed  0-1642018World Rapid ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Dec-30-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  SugarDom: Is this a FIDE official world rapid championship?
Dec-30-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: <SugarDom: Is this a FIDE official world rapid championship?>

Yes, it is.

Dec-30-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Correction slips sent for 20 wrong game results (1 every 75 games, a little more than usual), as follows:

T L Petrosian vs A Tukhaev, 2018 (1-0), T L Petrosian vs R Khusnutdinov, 2018 (1-0), P Maghsoodloo vs K Alekseenko, 2018 (0-1), D G Fridman vs V Moiseenko, 2018 (1-0), S Novikov vs D Bocharov, 2018 (0-1), N Abdusattorov vs I Salgado Lopez, 2018 (0-1), Kirill Shubin vs Dmitry Tsoi, 2018 (0-1), Smirin vs P Carlsson, 2018 (0-1), P Tregubov vs B Belyakov, 2018 (1-0), A Hakobyan vs Y Dzhumagaliev, 2018 (1-0), R Kevlishvili vs T Gareyev, 2018 (1-0), Kirill Shubin vs P Potapov, 2018 (0-1), A Zhigalko vs S Bilguun, 2018 (1-0), J van Foreest vs Z Tsydypov, 2018 (1/2), M Tissir vs Z Tsydypov, 2018 (0-1), Sarin Nihal vs Huzman, 2018 (1/2), A Sokolovs vs V Ovchinnikov, 2018 (1-0), Ahmed M Al Thebaiti vs T Hirneise, 2018 (1/2), G Apryshko vs Abdullah F Khayat, 2018 (1-0), I Iljiushenok vs V Ovchinnikov, 2018 (1-0)

Will CG correct them? We'll see.

Dec-30-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: Carlsen winner of the blitz with stunning 17/21 and no defeats.
Dec-30-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: Among his victims: Giri, Duda, Svidler, Aronian, Wang Hao and Mamedyarov.

Confirms he is the undisputed king of blitzes. I wish, though, he also had won the rapids.

Dec-30-18  Rolfo: World Champion titles ten times. He has no equal, and possibly we won't see any for quite some time
Dec-30-18  starry2013: Carlsen tends to start slow in these tournaments.
Dec-30-18
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  MissScarlett: Took him awhile to realise that he wasn't still playing Caruana.
Dec-31-18
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  Sokrates: The Danish equivalent to BBC reports there was an incident in the blitz game between Carlsen and Nepomniachtchi. Nepo didn't turn up to the game, thus the arbiter started the clocks in spite of Carlsen asking him to wait.

When Nepo arrived two minutes late (he had sort of forgotten to keep track of time), the game began and Nepo soon offered a draw, which Carlsen accepted. He didn't want to cash a point on that basis. Nepo afterwards acclaimed Carlsen for his gentlemanship.

There is no doubt that a starting handicap of minus two minutes versus the world champion is equal to a 100 % certain defeat. I have sometimes criticised Carlsen for his lack of awareness in the public, but at the board he has always been the impeccable gentleman, a beacon for young players who would need guidance in how to behave with a great calibre.

As for Nepo I am still debating with myself the moral question about his acting. He was late because of his own carelessness. He could have taken moral responsibility of his own fault and simply played the game, but by offering a draw he passed that responsibility on to his opponent, in fact asking him to mercifully "pay" half a point for his own mistakes.

What say you on this question, gentlemen, on this very last day of 2018?

Dec-31-18
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  Diademas: <Sokrates: As for Nepo I am still debating with myself the moral question about his acting. He was late because of his own carelessness. He could have taken moral responsibility of his own fault and simply played the game, but by offering a draw he passed that responsibility on to his opponent, in fact asking him to mercifully "pay" half a point for his own mistakes.>

Seems like a fair assessment.
Magnus seemed visible annoyed after the incident.

Nepo is a known friend and second of Carlsen, and it seemed to me he was taking advantage of this.

Dec-31-18
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  moronovich: <As for Nepo I am still debating with myself the moral question about his acting. He was late because of his own carelessness.>

Interesting question,to which there may not be a clear cut answer.In the principle I agree with you.But there may have happened something which was beyond Nepos powers.Something we dont know off.Somehing that was a kind of objectively good reason for being late. So till now it is a kind of stalemate,or draw,IMHO.

Anyway to you and every one ells here on CG : All the best for the New Year to come !

Dec-31-18
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  Diademas: <moronovich: But there may have happened something which was beyond Nepos powers.>

According to himself he was chatting with a friend in the players lounge, and lost track of time.

Dec-31-18  john barleycorn: <Sokrates: ...

What say you on this question, gentlemen, on this very last day of 2018?>

It was a deal between the two of them when Nepomiatchi arrived, finally. Are we suposed to be judges? It is their business

Dec-31-18
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  moronovich: <According to himself he was chatting with a friend in the players lounge, and lost track of time.>

I didnīt know that.And as such he is fully responsible for what he does(or dont do).

Dec-31-18  nok: <I have sometimes criticised Carlsen for his lack of awareness in the public, but at the board he has always been the impeccable gentleman, a beacon for young players who would need guidance in how to behave with a great calibre.> lol lol
Dec-31-18  et1: On the Nepo-Carlsen question - it is between them. Carslen could not have accepted the draw. As if was said he wanted to wait so he was ready to accept a draw because he wanted probably the result to derive from play and not from an unfortunate mistake.
Dec-31-18  et1: On the results - congratulations for all the winners but must we not forget Sara with two second places and Naka with two thirds - they were Miss and Mister consistency in St Pets. Congrats.
Dec-31-18  starry2013: chess is still more a pastime than a sport while you have gentlemen agreement draws.
Dec-31-18  avidfan: <<<<<Tabanus: Correction slips sent for 20 wrong game results (1 every 75 games, a little more than usual)>>>> --- represents error of 20/1475 = 1.3559%. The resources of the <cg> staff will sorely and surely be stretched and hopefully not too overburdened to ensure accuracy of the database.
Dec-31-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <avidfan> I've sent hundreds if not thousands of such slips through the years. They always got taken care of in Daniel's time, i. e. when Sargon was the slip processor. Now he's not any more, so I fear the tournament pages will become only a place-holder for kibitzing, and not result pages.
Dec-31-18  botvinnik64: Sokrates:
My good and esteemed friend. Let's let Nepo slide on this one; maybe he was having a smoke, a drink, a chat with a mate talking about NY Eve plans? In any case, 21 rounds of blitz and I would be looking for an excuse to show up late. Happy New Year to all!
Dec-31-18  schweigzwang: <an incident in the blitz game between Carlsen and Nepomniachtchi. Nepo didn't turn up to the game>

Is there video of this? Could add it to the Nepo collection, right in there with Nepo v. Grischuk/Savchenko.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-39...

Dec-31-18  Pedro Fernandez: Happy New Year for the entire ChessGames.com community!
Jan-01-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: Hello 2019!

I think you're right, dear <botvinnik64>. There has to be a good measure of overbearance and tolerance in such events, and Carlsen and Nepo seems to be on friendly terms.

Now back to recovering from yester night. :-)

Jan-29-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Steve Holloway: They should change the World Championship to include Classic, Rapid and Blitz game segments.
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