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New In Chess Classic Tournament

Magnus Carlsen10.5/15(+6 -0 =9)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura9.5/15(+4 -0 =11)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov9.5/15(+7 -3 =5)[games]
Wesley So9/15(+6 -3 =6)[games]
Levon Aronian9/15(+4 -1 =10)[games]
Alireza Firouzja8.5/15(+6 -4 =5)[games]
Le Quang Liem8.5/15(+5 -3 =7)[games]
Teimour Radjabov8.5/15(+3 -1 =11)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez8/15(+4 -3 =8)[games]
Aryan Tari7/15(+5 -6 =4)[games]
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi7/15(+3 -4 =8)[games]
Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa7/15(+4 -5 =6)[games]
Jan-Krzysztof Duda7/15(+5 -6 =4)[games]
Sergey Karjakin6.5/15(+3 -5 =7)[games]
Gawain Jones3/15(+1 -10 =4)[games]
Johan-Sebastian Christiansen1.5/15(+0 -12 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
New In Chess Classic (2021)

The New In Chess Classic was the fifth event of the $1.5 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2020-2021. The games were played online from 24 April to 2 May 2021 on the chess24 Playzone. It started with a 16-player round robin on the first three days (time control 15 minutes for all moves with 10 seconds added per move from move 1) from which the top eight players qualified for an elimination (knockout) phase on the last six days (27 April - 2 May). The action each day began at 17:00 GMT (19:00 CEST). Total prize fund: $100,000, with $30,000 to the winner. Tournament directors: Arne Horvei and Sotiris Logothetis. Chief arbiter: Panagiotis Nikolopoulos. N games played: 120 + 62 = 182.

Carlsen, Nakamura, Mamedyarov, So, Aroninan, Firouzja, Le Quang Liem and Radjabov qualified for the knockout stage:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Carlsen * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 10½ 2 Nakamura ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 9½ 3 Mamedyarov ½ 0 * 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 9½ 4 So ½ ½ 1 * ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 9 5 Aronian ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 9 6 Firouzja 0 ½ 0 1 1 * ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 8½ 7 Le Quang Liem 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 8½ 8 Radjabov ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 8½ 9 Dominguez 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 8 10 Tari 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 * ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 7 11 Vidit ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 0 1 1 7 12 Praggnanandhaa ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 0 ½ * 1 1 ½ 1 7 13 Duda 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 1 ½ ½ 0 0 0 * ½ 1 1 7 14 Karjakin ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ * 1 1 6½ 15 Jones 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 * ½ 3 16 Christiansen ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ * 1½

In the knockout each match consisted of two mini-matches of up to four games each (Rapid 15 + 10), and if 1-1 a tiebreak match of two games (Blitz 5 + 3) plus if necessary an Armageddon game (5 vs 4). Magnus Carlsen beat Nakamura 1½-½ in the final.

Quarterfinals (27-28 April) Semifinals (29-30 April) Final (1-2 May)

Carlsen ½½½½ ½1½½ -- - 1½ Radjabov ½½½½ ½0½½ -- - ½ Carlsen ½½10 ½½11 -- - 1½ Aronian ½½01 ½½00 -- - ½ Aronian 1101 ½½1- -- - 2 So 0010 ½½0- -- - 0 Carlsen ½½11 0½1½ -- - 1½ Nakamura ½½00 1½0½ -- - ½ Nakamura 1½½½ 1½½- -- - 2 Le Quang Liem 0½½½ 0½½- -- - 0 Nakamura 1011 000- ½½ 1 2½ Mamedyarov 0100 111- ½½ 0 1½ Mamedyarov 1½½1 1½1- -- - 2 Firouzja 0½½0 0½0- -- - 0

Match for 3rd place (1-2 May): Mamedyarov 0101 1½1- -- - 1½ Aronian 1010 0½0- -- - ½

Carlsen netted 50 tour points. Nakamura got 33 points, Mamedyarov 21, Aronian 14, and So 5. Standings after five events: Carlsen 185 points, So 145, Radjabov 109, Giri 105, Nepomniachtchi 83, Aronian 81, Nakamura 73, Vachier-Lagrave 54, Dubov 23, Mamedyarov 21.

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Previous Champions Chess Tour event: Magnus Carlsen Invitational (2021). Next: FTX Crypto Cup (2021)

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 173  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Radjabov vs G Jones  1-0442021New In Chess ClassicA38 English, Symmetrical
2. A Tari vs V S Gujrathi  ½-½1022021New In Chess ClassicB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. Aronian vs Dominguez Perez  ½-½602021New In Chess ClassicD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. J Christiansen vs Le Quang Liem  0-1552021New In Chess ClassicA13 English
5. Carlsen vs Karjakin  ½-½662021New In Chess ClassicC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
6. Nakamura vs Mamedyarov  1-0442021New In Chess ClassicC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
7. Firouzja vs So 1-0542021New In Chess ClassicD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Duda vs R Praggnanandhaa  0-1502021New In Chess ClassicD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
9. G Jones vs R Praggnanandhaa  ½-½372021New In Chess ClassicB25 Sicilian, Closed
10. So vs Duda 0-1202021New In Chess ClassicA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Mamedyarov vs Firouzja  1-0462021New In Chess ClassicD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Le Quang Liem vs Carlsen  0-1522021New In Chess ClassicD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Dominguez Perez vs J Christiansen  1-0302021New In Chess ClassicB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
14. V S Gujrathi vs Aronian  ½-½292021New In Chess ClassicE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
15. Radjabov vs A Tari  1-0362021New In Chess ClassicD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
16. A Tari vs G Jones  ½-½462021New In Chess ClassicB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
17. Aronian vs Radjabov  ½-½292021New In Chess ClassicA46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. J Christiansen vs V S Gujrathi  0-1452021New In Chess ClassicB40 Sicilian
19. Carlsen vs Dominguez Perez  1-0602021New In Chess ClassicC53 Giuoco Piano
20. Nakamura vs Le Quang Liem  ½-½932021New In Chess ClassicD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Firouzja vs Karjakin 1-0512021New In Chess ClassicD04 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Duda vs Mamedyarov  0-1272021New In Chess ClassicE10 Queen's Pawn Game
23. R Praggnanandhaa vs So  0-1472021New In Chess ClassicD85 Grunfeld
24. G Jones vs So 1-0222021New In Chess ClassicC56 Two Knights
25. Mamedyarov vs R Praggnanandhaa  ½-½582021New In Chess ClassicE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 173  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-28-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Prelim games added. Eight short GM draws (of which five by Nakamura) were rejected by the settings, hence 112 not 120 games.
Apr-28-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: I don't like Radjabov, but I hope he will destroy Justin convincingly.
Apr-28-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  fabelhaft: Karjakin at least used to do well in speed chess events, but 14th of 16 here and 15th of 16 in Skilling Open etc makes it seem as if he dropped quite a bit in playing strength lately. He didn't reach top 30 in the latest World Rapid or Blitz Championships either, that both were won by Carlsen.
Apr-28-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  SkySports: It seems that Radjabov didn't deliver Messiah...
Apr-28-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <messiah> will get over it. Or not.

No-one cares about his constant whingeing when his version of the Antichrist comes out on top, or his catcalling those times Carlsen loses.

Apr-29-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: Hopefully Aronian will emerge as one of the finalists.
Apr-30-21  macer75: <Messiah: I don't like Radjabov, but I hope he will destroy Justin convincingly.>

Who tf is Justin?

Also, why isn't this tournament on the home page? Come on Chessgames!

Apr-30-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Kurakotsaba: <Who tf is Justin?>

Hehehehe...wholly faxs! Who the hell really is Jazztinge???? It keeps tinge-ing me to no end...🎯👹😬🤔😳😀

May-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <why isn't this tournament on the home page?>

Maybe they think the intro is too snobistic. Or they don't like Magnus. Perhaps later, if Naka wins.

May-01-21  macer75: <Carlsen ½½10 ½½11 -- - 2 Aronian ½½01 ½½00 -- - 0>

Should be Carlsen 1.5 - Aronian 0.5.

May-02-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Fixed. And KO games added.
May-02-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: I have all the hopes Naka will finally make it.
May-04-21  macer75: <Messiah: I have all the hopes Naka will finally make it.>

Fingers crossed that Naka wins!

May-04-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: <macer75: <Messiah: I have all the hopes Naka will finally make it.>

Fingers crossed that Naka wins!>

In all honesty, I did not track it. Who won?

(oh yes I know)

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