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🏆 World Blitz Championship (2019)

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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: Igor Yagupov

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bologan vs Yagupov 0-1482019World Blitz ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
2. Yagupov vs V Moiseenko  0-1252019World Blitz ChampionshipC70 Ruy Lopez
3. D Guimaraes vs Yagupov  0-1642019World Blitz ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
4. Yagupov vs Kazhgaleyev  0-1302019World Blitz ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
5. A M Al Ghamdi vs Yagupov  0-1392019World Blitz ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
6. Yagupov vs Potkin  0-1402019World Blitz ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. P V Vishnu vs Yagupov  1-0322019World Blitz ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Yagupov vs I Krsnik Cohar  0-1512019World Blitz ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. Shcherbakov vs Yagupov  ½-½502019World Blitz ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
10. Yagupov vs S Vokhidov  ½-½382019World Blitz ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
11. Yagupov vs A Utegaliyev  0-1562019World Blitz ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
12. Sasikiran vs Yagupov  1-0472019World Blitz ChampionshipC10 French
13. Bibek Thing vs Yagupov  0-1472019World Blitz ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
14. Yagupov vs Dragnev  0-1502019World Blitz ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
15. T Luukkonen vs Yagupov  0-1362019World Blitz ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
16. Yagupov vs I Rozum  0-1742019World Blitz ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
17. A Triapishko vs Yagupov  ½-½372019World Blitz ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Xiangyu Xu vs Yagupov  0-1452019World Blitz ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
19. Yagupov vs A Pashikian  0-1412019World Blitz ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. Yagupov vs J Geller  0-1742019World Blitz ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. Aleksandr E Usov vs Yagupov  0-1732019World Blitz ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-06-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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