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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: Andrei Deviatkin

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Deviatkin vs E Gasanov  1-0712019World Blitz ChampionshipA47 Queen's Indian
2. Bologan vs A Deviatkin  1-0432019World Blitz ChampionshipB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
3. A Deviatkin vs V Nozdrachev  0-1472019World Blitz ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. B Adhiban vs A Deviatkin  1-0522019World Blitz ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
5. Nikita Petrov vs A Deviatkin  0-1332019World Blitz ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. A Deviatkin vs E Hansen  1-0592019World Blitz ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. J Christiansen vs A Deviatkin  1-0372019World Blitz ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. A Deviatkin vs Sasikiran  1-0602019World Blitz ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
9. A Deviatkin vs E Inarkiev  1-0622019World Blitz ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. I Popov vs A Deviatkin  1-0432019World Blitz ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
11. N Afanasiev vs A Deviatkin  ½-½1532019World Blitz ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
12. A Deviatkin vs Huzman  0-1352019World Blitz ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
13. M Mamatov vs A Deviatkin  0-1302019World Blitz ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. A Deviatkin vs R Yanchenko  ½-½852019World Blitz ChampionshipC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
15. P Carlsson vs A Deviatkin  1-0622019World Blitz ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
16. A Deviatkin vs F Blohberger  1-0372019World Blitz ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. V Moiseenko vs A Deviatkin  1-0812019World Blitz ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
18. A Deviatkin vs Potkin  ½-½1142019World Blitz ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Tran Tuan Minh vs A Deviatkin  1-0462019World Blitz ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. A Deviatkin vs Xiangyu Xu  ½-½382019World Blitz ChampionshipC42 Petrov 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.
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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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