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🏆 World Blitz Championship (2021)

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Player: Cristobal Jose Blanco Acevedo

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Krasenkow vs C J B Acevedo  1-0472021World Blitz ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
2. C J B Acevedo vs S Tologontegin  0-1282021World Blitz ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
3. M Bartel vs C J B Acevedo  1-0292021World Blitz ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
4. C J B Acevedo vs Kasib Laith  1-0402021World Blitz ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. C J B Acevedo vs V Petrovskyi  0-1362021World Blitz ChampionshipA16 English
6. T D V Nguyen vs C J B Acevedo  1-0412021World Blitz ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. C J B Acevedo vs J Baum  1-0622021World Blitz ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Sabri Abdul Moula vs C J B Acevedo  0-1342021World Blitz ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. Dragnev vs C J B Acevedo  1-0832021World Blitz ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
10. C J B Acevedo vs V Nevednichy  0-1432021World Blitz ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
11. I Schneider vs C J B Acevedo  1-0392021World Blitz ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
12. C J B Acevedo vs M Demidov  0-1532021World Blitz ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
13. I Samunenkov vs C J B Acevedo  1-0482021World Blitz ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. C J B Acevedo vs Mukhammad Yunusov  1-0192021World Blitz ChampionshipB83 Sicilian
15. T Gluszko vs C J B Acevedo  0-1542021World Blitz ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
16. C J B Acevedo vs O Vastrukhin  0-1332021World Blitz ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
17. C J B Acevedo vs A Mittal  0-1642021World Blitz ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. P Lopusiewicz vs C J B Acevedo 1-0262021World Blitz ChampionshipD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
19. C J B Acevedo vs Ali Elier  1-0602021World Blitz ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
20. R Lubczynski vs C J B Acevedo  1-01082021World Blitz ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
21. G Masternak vs C J B Acevedo  0-1422021World Blitz ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
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Dec-31-21  tessathedog: I was curious after seeing video footage on chess24 of Petrosian’s final round game (drawn) in the world blitz. The game had ended. The camera had been focused on something else, but picked up Petrosian’s reaction at the end of the game. He looked…broken. He sat at the board with his two hands covering his eyes, head bowed, for at least 30 seconds, prompting Jan Gustaffson to ask “what’s happened to Tigran…is he crying?”. A reference was made to the large prizes on offer. I think we all assumed he had lost. Playing over the game just now (a great struggle) Petrosian doesn’t seem to blunder or anything…indeed, he seems to do well to save a complex ending a pawn down. So I guess his reaction was just a mixture of relief, exhaustion, and a reflection of the enormous pressure and tension of the game and day. It seemed a very human moment.
Dec-31-21  Albertan: Vachier-Lagrave and Assaubayeva win World Blitz Titles in Warsaw:

https://kasparovchess.com/articles/...

Jan-01-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  dernier loup de T: <fisayo123> I had in mind your list of FAVORITE games (part II), but I recognize you collected only 7 games in this list, so it really could very well be a coïncidence that there is no Carlsen game inside; just see my kibitzing as a little teasing, and please consider too I'm a fan of Magnus; so: just sorry, because of course I will never deny it's fully your right to prefer Firouzja's style! I'm a frenchman, but nationalism was always out of question for me, specially in chess but in general also.

By the way: strange pace of play for "rapid" games in a World Championship; it seems to be more like almost blitz games already: only 15 minutes for each player!! maybe 25 to even 30 minutes per player would allow a better quality of the games, but after all, I'm not at all a specialist of these matters, and the organizers have to considers other factors too. The "worst: I always had the feeling that in competitions of rapid games, double robin would be more fair also... But of course, all that stuff would be topic for another debate...

Jan-01-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: < MissScarlett: Dubov let down Russia again. >

I don't understand.. how so? He finished 11 way tie for 3rd only 1.5 pts below the champion. In a field of some 250? players only 5 outperformed him in this event.

Jan-01-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: <PawnSac> MS was being ironic; Karjakin threw shade at Dubov for backing Carlsen in the WCC.
Jan-01-22  Albertan: MLV wins World Blitz despite Covid scare:

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/mv...

Jan-03-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: There are only 19 Dubov games, instead of 21. The Nakamura forfeit accounts for one - was there another?
Jan-03-22  TheBirdman33: <MissScarlet> The Nakamura forfeit was already accounted for in the <21> total of games played, meaning the difference of two must have another reason, perhaps an upload bug, I don't know.
Jan-03-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: But there are only 19 games totalling 13.5 points: World Blitz (2021)/Daniil Dubov

whereas he scored 14.5/21. I have discovered that Dubov himself forefited his first round game with Piorun, but I don't know why.

Jan-03-22  TheBirdman33: <whereas he scored 14.5/21.>So he <did> play 21 games, D Dubov that is, there is your answer, it's just that only 19 of 21 played by DD made it to the CG database. Which two are missing?

<11> games were played on Day One, and 10 on Day Two, because of the Naka forfeit.

Jan-03-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: The forfeit with Nakamura actually required him to make a move on the board, 1.e4, I believe, so the game may be said to have been played. I’m not sure if this formality was required because the draw for the round had already been made.
Jan-04-22  TheBirdman33: That is another topic, you posted:

<MissScarlett: There are only 19 Dubov games, instead of 21. The Nakamura forfeit accounts for one - was there another?>

The Naka forfeit did not count for one, as I explained.

Perhaps you could address the person you react to specifically, me in this case, and copypaste what I say, if that is what you are reacting to.

Less confusion, more clarity/logic. Which is why most of us are here.

Jan-04-22  Sally Simpson: Hi Miss S and Burdman

The Round One game Dubov v Piorun is missing. It has no recorded moves. There are a few other games (not Nakamura games) with no moves. Possibly issues with the electronic board.

Jan-04-22  Sally Simpson: Sorry Birdman.
Jan-04-22  Sally Simpson: A couple of other games where we know the result but no moves recorded.

Round 12 Nihal - Vidit draw - no moves.

Round 13 Dudin - Halkias 0-1 no moves
chess results record this as '- - +' not 1-0, or 0-1, ½-½

which is the reverse of what they give for Dubov v Nakamura + - - so it some kind of default.

https://chess-results.com/tnr600854...

Jan-04-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <The Naka forfeit did not count for one, as I explained.>

It did.

Jan-04-22  TheBirdman33: <Miss Sampson> Thanks -

https://chess-results.com/tnr600854...

I assume Dubov played 21 games/rounds, like all the other players, but the game vs Piorun turns out no result here, but I assume it was played. The Naka game was not played, which means that either one game is missing from the chess-results server, or Dubov for some reason played 20 games if you only erase the "Naka game" from the above list. If Dubov DID play 21 games in Warsaw, then one pairing is missing. The Fide website is the final resource available, so sleep and be well, tomorrow is another day... Isn't that a Billy Joel song? zzzzzzz

Jan-04-22  TheBirdman33: Miss Simpson, I meant.
Jan-04-22  TheBirdman33: Master Joel - Tomorrow <is> Today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCi...

Jan-04-22  TheBirdman33: Got it - the Dubov-Naka game was not played, but counted as a forfeit, it being the first pairing of the second day of Blitz - hence the 14.5 points for Dubov.
Jan-04-22  Sally Simpson: Hi Birdman,

Miss Sampson is spot on. I was good once, now I've lost my hair (due to nature, not Delilah) I'm weak.

:)

Jan-05-22  Albertan: Carlsen fails again in World Blitz as tie-break rule controversy continues:

https://www.ft.com/content/9e6a587f...

Jan-05-22  Albertan: French player wins World Speed Chess tournament in Warsaw shootout:

https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/fr...

Jan-05-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Apparently still stuck in Poland:

<Hikaru Nakamura
@GMHikaru
· Jan 4
Streaming Titled Tuesday Trapped in Poland with questionable internet, shaky mouse situation. It is what it is, but would appreciate good thoughts. Will hopefully be home in a week.

· Jan 3
Is there anybody out there who happens to know people at @StateDept
or the
@USEmbassyWarsaw
who can help me with figuring out the appropriate steps for getting out of Poland once my quarantine is up since no one seems to be able to give me any proper information>

Jan-05-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: <chancho: Apparently still stuck in Poland:

<Hikaru Nakamura
@GMHikaru
· Jan 4
Streaming Titled Tuesday Trapped in Poland with questionable internet, shaky mouse situation. It is what it is, but would appreciate good thoughts. Will hopefully be home in a week.

· Jan 3
Is there anybody out there who happens to know people at @StateDept or the
@USEmbassyWarsaw
who can help me with figuring out the appropriate steps for getting out of Poland once my quarantine is up since no one seems to be able to give me any proper information>
>

WASTED.

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