|World Blitz Championship (2019)|
The 2019 King Salman FIDE World Blitz Championship was a 21-round Swiss open (for players rated >2550) held at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia, 29-30 December, with the participation of 159 GM's, including defending champion Magnus Carlsen. The prize fund was $350,000, with $60,000 to the winner. Time control: 3 minutes per player for all moves, with 2 seconds added per move from move one. If there was a tie for 1st place, the top two players according to the first eligible tiebreak criterion 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 player with the white pieces would get 5 minutes to Black's 4, with a 2-second increment per move after move 60, while a draw counted as a win for Black). No players with baseball caps, t-shirts, jeans, shorts, sneakers or inappropriate dress were allowed in the playing area. No penalty was imposed on a player if he was late for any of his games. Chief arbiter: Panagiotis Nikolopoulos.
Magnus Carlsen took his 5th title (and 3rd in a row) with 16.5/21 and then 1.5/2 vs Nakamura in the World Blitz Championship (Tiebreaks) (2019). Kramnik was 3rd with 15/21.
Official site: https://wrbc2019.com/
ChessBase 1: https://en.chessbase.com/post/magnu...
ChessBase 2: https://en.chessbase.com/post/blitz...
Previous: World Blitz Championship (2018). See also World Blitz Championship (Women) (2019), World Rapid Championship (2019) and World Rapid Championship (Women) (2019)
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|Jan-06-20|| ||fabelhaft: After 18 rounds Firouzja was in third place only 1.5 behind Carlsen and on the way to medal again, when he messed up a winning position against Carlsen and even lost in the end after the famous incident with the dropped piece.|
After that he maybe lost some concentration and only got 0.5/3 in the last rounds, and the third medal behind Carlsen and Nakamura, who were in a class of their own in the final standings, suprisingly went to the ”retired” Kramnik.
|Jan-06-20|| ||fabelhaft: Karjakin finished 41st and won against Kramnik but in his remaining 9 games against players ranked top 63 he scored 2 draws and 7 losses.|
|Jan-06-20|| ||Diademas: Finally!
Nice to have you back <Annie K.>!
|Jan-07-20|| ||Tabanus: You just wait till there's an intro and edited standings table. For example Grischuk had 14 points according to http://chess-results.com/tnr499129.....|
Then it'll be even better ;)
|Jan-07-20|| ||Tabanus: Fedoseev and Matlakov should have 13.5. Anyone keen to make an effort to check and fix this?|
Or should I hack the standings table ;)
|Jan-07-20|| ||Annie K.: <Tab> as I recall there were a bunch of stubs (0 move games) rejected from this event. You are welcome to edit the standings, and an intro would be great too. ;)|
|Jan-07-20|| ||Tabanus: Coming up! :) It will take some days though, it's quite time-consuming.|
|Jan-08-20|| ||tonsillolith: Holy crap, Kramnik finished third in this blitz event saturated with youngsters, even after spending some time congealing in retirement? My respect for him only grows.|
|Jan-10-20|| ||mycroft2120: This is a fabulous result for Naka. I feel sorry for him that despite his best effort (take away that slip against Firouzja and he might have won the whole thing), Carlsen still gets the trophy.|
|Jan-10-20|| ||chancho: Naka can't catch a break against Carlsen it seems. He'll either:get squashed in a tournament Carlsen is playing in, or: Caissa steps in and sticks the shank on Naka when he least can afford it. Star-Crossed.|
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