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🏆 World Blitz Championship (2019) 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: Abdulrahman A Masrahi

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Carlsson vs Abdulrahman A Masrahi  1-0292019World Blitz ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. V Zarubitski vs Abdulrahman A Masrahi  1-0262019World Blitz ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
3. Abdulrahman A Masrahi vs A M Al Ghamdi  ½-½192019World Blitz ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
4. Ahmed M Al Thebaiti vs Abdulrahman A Masrahi  ½-½142019World Blitz ChampionshipC54 Giuoco Piano
5. A E Usov vs Abdulrahman A Masrahi  1-0272019World Blitz ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
6. Abdulrahman A Masrahi vs Hassan S Al Mutairi  ½-½192019World Blitz ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
7. Abdulrahman A Masrahi vs Hamoud Al Nhier  ½-½202019World Blitz ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. J A M Neto vs Abdulrahman A Masrahi  1-0392019World Blitz ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. I Makoveev vs Abdulrahman A Masrahi  1-0332019World Blitz ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
10. Abdulrahman A Masrahi vs D Gukesh  0-1242019World Blitz ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Abdulrahman A Masrahi vs Dmitry Tsoi  0-1292019World Blitz ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. R Kezin vs Abdulrahman A Masrahi 1-0302019World Blitz ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Abdulrahman A Masrahi vs A Gutenev  1-0432019World Blitz ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
14. Abdulrahman A Masrahi vs I Rozum  0-1402019World Blitz ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Vladimir Mikhailovsky vs Abdulrahman A Masrahi  ½-½402019World Blitz ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
16. D Belousov vs Abdulrahman A Masrahi  ½-½512019World Blitz ChampionshipC30 King's Gambit Declined
17. Abdulrahman A Masrahi vs M Mamatov  0-1332019World Blitz ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Abdulrahman A Masrahi vs R Makarian  0-1452019World Blitz ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
19. M Mozharov vs Abdulrahman A Masrahi  1-0642019World Blitz ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
20. Abdulrahman A Masrahi vs N Studer  0-1282019World Blitz ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. T Luukkonen vs Abdulrahman A Masrahi  1-0302019World Blitz ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
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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.
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  Diademas: Finally!
Nice to have you back <Annie K.>!
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  Tabanus: You just wait till there's an intro and edited standings table. For example Grischuk had 14 points according to

Then it'll be even better ;)

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  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 ;)

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  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. ;)
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  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.
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  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.
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  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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