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🏆 World Blitz Championship (2019)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
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 comp ... [more]

Player: Ramil Faizrakhmanov

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z Andriasian vs R Faizrakhmanov  ½-½782019World Blitz ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
2. R Faizrakhmanov vs J A M Neto  1-0642019World Blitz ChampionshipD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. I Iljiushenok vs R Faizrakhmanov  1-0202019World Blitz ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. Ivan Popov vs R Faizrakhmanov  1-0352019World Blitz ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
5. A Gutenev vs R Faizrakhmanov  0-1622019World Blitz ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
6. R Faizrakhmanov vs Bologan  0-1482019World Blitz ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. A M Al Ghamdi vs R Faizrakhmanov  1-0412019World Blitz ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. R Faizrakhmanov vs Sutovsky  ½-½542019World Blitz ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
9. R Faizrakhmanov vs A Pashikian  0-1282019World Blitz ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
10. R Faizrakhmanov vs Huzman  0-1512019World Blitz ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
11. J S Christiansen vs R Faizrakhmanov  ½-½552019World Blitz ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
12. R Faizrakhmanov vs Rudik Makarian  1-0552019World Blitz ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
13. Vladimir Mikhailovsky vs R Faizrakhmanov  0-1622019World Blitz ChampionshipB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
14. R Faizrakhmanov vs V Kovalev  0-11002019World Blitz ChampionshipA52 Budapest Gambit
15. R Faizrakhmanov vs I Krsnik Cohar  ½-½802019World Blitz ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. R Faizrakhmanov vs Aleksandr E Usov  1-0562019World Blitz ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. R Faizrakhmanov vs Bibek Thing  ½-½862019World Blitz ChampionshipD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. A Triapishko vs R Faizrakhmanov  1-0792019World Blitz ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
19. M Mozharov vs R Faizrakhmanov  0-1452019World Blitz ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. V Moiseenko vs R Faizrakhmanov  1-0362019World Blitz ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
21. D Bocharov vs R Faizrakhmanov  1-0762019World Blitz ChampionshipA15 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diademas: Finally!
Nice to have you back <Annie K.>!
Jan-07-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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