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World Blitz Championship Tournament

Levon Aronian24.5/38(+20 -9 =9)[games]
Teimour Radjabov24/38(+18 -8 =12)[games]
Magnus Carlsen23.5/38(+19 -10 =9)[games]
Boris Gelfand21.5/38(+17 -12 =9)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura21.5/38(+17 -12 =9)[games]
Sergey Karjakin20.5/38(+15 -12 =11)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik20.5/38(+16 -13 =9)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov19.5/38(+17 -16 =5)[games]
Peter Svidler19.5/38(+13 -12 =13)[games]
Pavel Eljanov19/38(+16 -16 =6)[games]
Alexander Grischuk19/38(+12 -12 =14)[games]
Rauf Mamedov18/38(+14 -16 =8)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi18/38(+13 -15 =10)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave18/38(+12 -14 =12)[games]
Sergei Movsesian17.5/38(+16 -19 =3)[games]
Dmitry Andreikin17.5/38(+13 -16 =9)[games]
Boris Grachev16.5/38(+10 -15 =13)[games]
Boris Savchenko15.5/38(+14 -21 =3)[games]
Fabiano Caruana13.5/38(+11 -22 =5)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov12.5/38(+7 -20 =11)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
World Blitz Championship (2010)

The 2010 World Blitz Championship was a 20-player double round robin held in the GUM department store exhibition hall at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia 16-18 November, immediately after the Tal Memorial (2010) (and before FIDE introduced Blitz rating in 2012). At the start of the event FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov handed over the Chess Oscar for the Best Player of 2009 to Magnus Carlsen. Time control: 3 minutes per player for the whole game, with 2 seconds added per move from move one. Organizer: Russian Chess Federation, under the aegis of FIDE. Chief arbiter: Andrzej Filipowicz.

Levon Aronian won the title with 24.5/38, ahead of Radjabov and Carlsen.

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 1 Aronian ** ½0 ½0 ½½ 01 ½0 0½ 01 10 11 ½1 10 11 ½0 11 11 1½ 11 11 11 24½ 2 Radjabov ½1 ** ½1 ½1 0½ 0½ 01 ½1 ½½ 11 11 1½ 11 ½0 00 11 ½0 01 11 ½1 24 3 Carlsen ½1 ½0 ** 00 10 1½ 1½ 1½ 11 01 1½ 10 ½½ 01 10 11 01 01 11 1½ 23½ 4 Gelfand ½½ ½0 11 ** 01 00 0½ 00 0½ 10 01 11 11 ½1 11 1½ 11 ½1 0½ 01 21½ 5 Nakamura 10 1½ 10 10 ** 0½ 01 11 ½½ 01 0½ ½0 ½½ 00 11 ½1 01 11 10 11 21½ 6 Karjakin ½1 1½ 0½ 11 1½ ** 11 11 ½1 0½ 10 00 0½ ½½ 01 00 ½0 00 11 ½1 20½ 7 Kramnik 1½ 10 0½ 1½ 10 00 ** 01 10 10 ½0 11 ½0 1½ 11 10 ½1 10 01 ½½ 20½ 8 Mamedyarov 10 ½0 0½ 11 00 00 10 ** 10 ½1 10 11 10 11 11 ½0 ½0 10 01 01 19½ 9 Svidler 01 ½½ 00 1½ ½½ ½0 01 01 ** ½½ 01 1½ 10 10 01 ½½ 1½ 10 10 ½1 19½ 10 Eljanov 00 00 10 01 10 1½ 01 ½0 ½½ ** 01 10 10 00 11 ½1 ½1 11 01 01 19 11 Grischuk ½0 00 0½ 10 1½ 01 ½1 01 10 10 ** 1½ 0½ ½½ ½½ 0½ ½1 11 0½ 1½ 19 12 Mamedov 01 0½ 01 00 ½1 11 00 00 0½ 01 0½ ** 01 1½ 01 10 1½ 11 ½1 0½ 18 13 Nepomniachtchi 00 00 ½½ 00 ½½ 1½ ½1 01 01 01 1½ 10 ** ½½ 10 10 10 00 11 ½1 18 14 Vachier-Lagrave ½1 ½1 10 ½0 11 ½½ 0½ 00 01 11 ½½ 0½ ½½ ** 00 10 ½0 00 11 01 18 15 Movsesian 00 11 01 00 00 10 00 00 10 00 ½½ 10 01 11 ** 10 ½1 11 11 01 17½ 16 Andreikin 00 00 00 0½ ½0 11 01 ½1 ½½ ½0 1½ 01 01 01 01 ** ½1 ½1 00 11 17½ 17 Grachev 0½ ½1 10 00 10 ½1 ½0 ½1 0½ ½0 ½0 0½ 01 ½1 ½0 ½0 ** 1½ 01 01 16½ 18 Savchenko 00 10 10 ½0 00 11 01 01 01 00 00 00 11 11 00 ½0 0½ ** 01 11 15½ 19 Caruana 00 00 00 1½ 01 00 10 10 01 10 1½ ½0 00 00 00 11 10 10 ** ½½ 13½ 20 Ponomariov 00 ½0 0½ 10 00 ½0 ½½ 10 ½0 10 0½ 1½ ½0 10 10 00 10 00 ½½ ** 12½

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Wikipedia article: World Blitz Chess Championship

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 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 377  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Nakamura vs Carlsen 0-1772010World Blitz ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
2. Kramnik vs Nepomniachtchi ½-½52010World Blitz ChampionshipA15 English
3. Vachier-Lagrave vs B Savchenko  0-1442010World Blitz ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. Caruana vs D Andreikin 1-0282010World Blitz ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
5. Svidler vs R Mamedov 1-0602010World Blitz ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. Karjakin vs B Grachev  ½-½602010World Blitz ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. Radjabov vs Aronian  ½-½182010World Blitz ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
8. Mamedyarov vs Gelfand  1-0632010World Blitz ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Eljanov vs Movsesian  1-0512010World Blitz ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. Grischuk vs Ponomariov  1-0132010World Blitz ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Carlsen vs Ponomariov 1-0232010World Blitz ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
12. Movsesian vs Grischuk  ½-½322010World Blitz ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. Gelfand vs Eljanov 1-062010World Blitz ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. B Grachev vs Svidler  0-1622010World Blitz ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
15. R Mamedov vs Radjabov  0-1692010World Blitz ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. D Andreikin vs Karjakin 1-0102010World Blitz ChampionshipA27 English, Three Knights System
17. B Savchenko vs Caruana 0-1252010World Blitz ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
18. Nepomniachtchi vs Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½592010World Blitz ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
19. Nakamura vs Kramnik 0-1432010World Blitz ChampionshipB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
20. Kramnik vs Carlsen 0-1652010World Blitz ChampionshipA14 English
21. Vachier-Lagrave vs Nakamura 1-0522010World Blitz ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
22. Caruana vs Nepomniachtchi  0-1352010World Blitz ChampionshipD80 Grunfeld
23. Karjakin vs B Savchenko  0-1252010World Blitz ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
24. Radjabov vs B Grachev  ½-½552010World Blitz ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
25. Svidler vs D Andreikin  ½-½202010World Blitz ChampionshipC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
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Dec-15-11  matebay: Only to find out that they are stylistically different. Magnus intuitive...Wesley engine like precision..
Dec-15-11  matebay: <JoergWalter: salmons even go up the waterfalls to die.>

You speak the truth.

Salmon can make amazing journeys, sometimes moving hundreds of miles upstream against strong currents and rapids to reproduce. Chinook and sockeye salmon from central Idaho, for example, travel over 900 miles (1,400 km) and climb nearly 7,000 feet (2,100 m) from the Pacific ocean as they return to spawn. Condition tends to deteriorate the longer the fish remain in fresh water, and they then deteriorate further after they spawn, when they are known as kelts. In all species of Pacific salmon, the mature individuals die within a few days or weeks of spawning,

But death only comes after releasing all those libido...in this case Wes retiring after becoming world champion. ..his dream becoming true ...

But definitely, Magnus will precede him...Wesley most likely his successor.

Dec-15-11  matebay: <But definitely, Magnus will precede him...Wesley most likely his successor.>

Wesley declared so in an interview:

Interviewer: Who will be world champion in 2020?

Wesley <the gentle mauler> So: Personally, I think for sure it will be Magnus Carlsen, who would have been defending his title for a couple of years already.

http://www.alinalami.com/2011/06/cl...

Dec-15-11  Whitehat1963: I repeat: He's only number 89 in the world. He's only the number 5 rated JUNIOR player.

Why so much optimism?

Look at how young Radjabov, Bacrot, Grischuk, Leko, Polgar, and Karjakin were when they rose to prominence. Which has ever been the number one player in the world? None. At least Leko played for the championship. On the other hand, Carlsen is already number one.

Wesley So is a talented player, one among many. The chance against him becoming a world champion are unbelievably steep. Just enjoy his games and stop talking so much nonsense.

Dec-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Whitehat1963> You are being strung along by a notorious sockpuppetmaster.

DNFTT =)

Dec-15-11  Whitehat1963: Oh, I'm sure you're right. I just can't for the life of me understand why there's so much enthusiasm for a player who will likely never even reach the top 10. And if he ever does, he won't stay there for long, like, say, Ivanchuk. I wish people would realize that Wesley So's most rabid fans have lost their marbles.
Dec-15-11  Whitehat1963: And I have trouble letting a comment like <the sponsors found themselves cowering in fear of the onslaught of the filipino juggernaut.> go unchallenged. This is plainly idiotic.
Dec-15-11  Whitehat1963: When Wesley So breaks into the top 10 and stays there for three years, then we can talk about him having a chance to become world champiion. Until then, statements like that above are merely idle chatter.
Dec-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Whitehat1963> Wesley So is drifting: no coach, no training, no sponsorship. The adults in his fan base who should have been helping him all along have done everything they can to ruin his career, and now there are whispers that he will attend college instead of playing professional chess.

His fans are blaming everybody but themselves for his predicament.

DNFTT =)

Dec-15-11  matebay: <whitehat1963>

His current rating and place in the world rankings is irrelevant. FIDE ranking defective as being discriminatory in favor of European and Russian players.

Look at the ICC instead where everybody can play...a more level playing field compared to FIDE.

http://www.cs.utu.fi/~juhkivij/ches...

Wesley is ranked 16th all time great inspite of playing only a minimal of 105 games. Compare this for example with Naka who has already more than 15,000 games. If Wes would continue playing his rating would go over and beyond the charts!

Also consider that Wes was once the youngest GM in the world at 14 plus years of age...and the youngest in chess history to break the 2600 mark.

What more proof do you want? Are you plain blind or r u stupid or something?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvKz...

Dec-15-11  Whitehat1963: Here's a very plain prediction now that I will stand behind:

Wesley So is already 18 years old and hasn't yet cracked the top 40 or 2700 Elo. Unless he undergoes some kind of miracle of biblical proportions, he will likely never reach the top 10, let alone become the world champion.

According to the Chessmetrics site, the highest rated 18-year-olds of all time were:

Kasparov, Kramnik, Fischer, Ponomariov, Kamsky, and Spassky. Five of the six became world champions.

On the other hand, the highest rated 14-year-olds of all time were:

Polgar, Karjakin, Kramnik, Fischer, Leko, Radjabov, and Kasparov. The results are more mixed here, as Polgar, Karjakin, and Radjabov have yet to even challenge for the championship in a match.

It goes to show that there are many players who can be called "flash in the pan."

The thing is, Wesley So hasn't even flashed at all. And he's nowhere near the pan.

Dec-15-11  matebay: <tpstar>

Why you keep following me around and always arguing against my sentiments for Mr. So?

Instead why not find somebody to root for and be positive for once in your life!

http://youtu.be/LId47zizlP0

Dec-15-11  Whitehat1963: <DNFTT.> Had trouble figuring out the last T, but I got it.
Dec-15-11  Whitehat1963: Can't resist:

<matebay> What has Wesley So done to merit an invitation to Linares, Corus A, Dortmund, M-Tel, etc.?

Dec-15-11  matebay: Your info is a flash in the pan. Your dreaming like Peter Pan...

Your prediction makes Nostradamus rise from the grave and give you a spanking in your hairy naked rear.

You have the right to imagine all ridiculous scenarios and hocus focus all your sorry life. But that does not make you right. Infact, it makes you rather funny.

Wesley So is the real deal...said Susan Polgar. As did Gelfand and Carlsen chose him from all the rest to be his training partner.

Now who should I believe? Them- respectable chess practitioners...or you- the true flash in the pan trying hard chess aficionado and fake guru?

Dec-15-11  matebay: < What has Wesley So done to merit an invitation to Linares, Corus A, Dortmund, M-Tel, etc.?>

He does not practice the art of butt licking as all the rest of the bloated and alleged top GMs to get the invitation...that's why.

And the sponsors have sore eyes..can't distinguish a real gem from a chaff of rice.

Dec-15-11  Whitehat1963: <He does not practice the art of butt licking as all the rest of the bloated and alleged top GMs to get the invitation...that's why.

And the sponsors have sore eyes..can't distinguish a real gem from a chaff of rice.>

In other words, he's done nothing.

Dec-15-11  matebay: he's done all except lick them butts..Wes got integrity...sturdy principles...that leads to character...which undoubtedly you and <tpstar> will never possess...

Go lick <tpstar> butt...heheh

Dec-15-11  Whitehat1963: <Now who should I believe? Them- respectable chess practitioners...or you- the true flash in the pan trying hard chess aficionado and fake guru?>

By all means, believe them. I'm nobody. But I can certainly read a rating list.

Dec-15-11  matebay: Rating list is meaningless. If you don't get invited, you don't get them elos.

Try inviting Wes to Linares, Corus A, Dortmund, M-Tel for once...well see if his elo will not zoom like a rocket.

As it is, we will never know...Heck, even the world blitz was cancelled, Wes opportunity to prove he is the best of the herd reduced to smoke...

Dec-15-11  matebay: <whitehat1963> and <tpstar>, I bid you gudnight? It's 1:40 in the morning here in the pearl of the orient. Time to take a respite from today's broadcasting. Until then...may Wesley So be with us all!
Dec-15-11  Whitehat1963: <Rating list is meaningless. If you don't get invited, you don't get them elos.> Pure nonsense.

If you win wherever you're invited, you're likely to get invited to better and better events, and your Elo rating will improve if you keep performing well. It's not like Kasparov, Karpov, Kramnik, Ivanchuk, and Topalov were invited to Linares when they were 10 years old. They had to earn their way there like everyone else. But by the time he was 18 years old, Kasparov, for instance, was playing (and winning) major tournaments and being invited everywhere.

In 1989, little known Sofia Polgar won the Rome Open -- hardly Linares or Corus -- at the age of 14, defeating several GMs and earning a performance rating of 2735 along the way. I'm sure that after that performance she was invited to more tournaments than she could possibly attend.

When players defeat their competition consistently, the invitations come in droves, regardless of sponsorship, name-recognition, or any other potential impediments. There's no world-wide conspiracy to keep Wesley So from being invited to Linares or participating in Corus A. He just has to earn his invitations. Heck, as it is, he's played in a couple of World Cups, Corus Group C, Spice Cup, Aeroflot, Dubai, etc. If he had performance ratings like Polgar's in the "Sack of Rome," I'm sure a major tournament invite or two would already have come his way. Alas ...

Jan-01-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: There are 3 missing games, and about 10-15 "stubs".

If the players felt old in 2019 after 21 rounds, then what after 38 rounds in 2010, and 42 rounds in 2009.

Jan-01-20  rogge: <Tabanus: There are 3 missing games, and about 10-15 "stubs". If the players felt old in 2019 after 21 rounds, then what after 38 rounds in 2010, and 42 rounds in 2009.>

I guess they didn't have three days with tough rapid games before the blitz back then?

Jan-01-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <rogge> No they didn't, the rapid + blitz together started in 2012. Anyway 42 blitz games sounds tough :)
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