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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: Maxim Vladimirovich Turov

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Atabayev vs M Turov  ½-½612019World Blitz ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
2. M Turov vs M Matlakov  0-1332019World Blitz ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
3. N Studer vs M Turov  0-1612019World Blitz ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
4. M Turov vs Kamsky  ½-½762019World Blitz ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Ivan Popov vs M Turov  ½-½872019World Blitz ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
6. M Turov vs S Zhigalko  0-1532019World Blitz ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
7. M Turov vs S Lobanov  1-0272019World Blitz ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. M Turov vs Volodar Murzin  0-1732019World Blitz ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Hassan S Al Mutairi vs M Turov  0-1302019World Blitz ChampionshipB15 Caro-Kann
10. M Turov vs D Gukesh  1-0332019World Blitz ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
11. G Meier vs M Turov  ½-½812019World Blitz ChampionshipA13 English
12. Aydin Suleymanli vs M Turov  1-0372019World Blitz ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. M Chigaev vs M Turov  1-0842019World Blitz ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. S Atabayev vs M Turov  0-1632019World Blitz ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
15. M Petrosyan vs M Turov  ½-½62019World Blitz ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. N Afanasiev vs M Turov  0-1542019World Blitz ChampionshipA15 English
17. M Turov vs E Iturrizaga  ½-½822019World Blitz ChampionshipE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
18. M Turov vs O Vastrukhin  0-1712019World Blitz ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. M Turov vs I Rozum  0-1242019World Blitz ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. M Turov vs F Vallejo Pons  0-1562019World Blitz ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. L Dominguez vs M Turov  ½-½582019World Blitz ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
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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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