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FIDE World Blitz Chess Championship

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #81


    Ok, he and Mamedyarov drew. Nemo96, please quit being a troll.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #82


    Congrats Carlsen!  Now he has a 2,948 blitz rating!

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #83


    He only lost once?!

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #84


    Nakamura is also over 2900. Yeah he only lost once, the only annoying thing is that i can't find a final standings on the official site, it only shows it up until round 20.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #85


  • 9 months ago · Quote · #86


    Carlsen scored +13 in 21 rounds in the toughest blitz World Championship ever, quite impressive considering that a strong blitz player like Karjakin didn't reach a plus score and finished 61st.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #87


    Karjakin lost well over 100 rating points between this and Norway chess.....A rather disapointing drop from #2 to #24.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #88


    Nepo 2nd in the Blitz for 2nd year in a row.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #89


    Aronian is Carlsen's best friend! To start with he didn't beat Carlsen when he had a maybe not winning but definately much better position. And secondly he went and beat Carlsens closest opponent Ian the Russian (don't ask me to spell his last name!). 

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #90


    CP, say Nepo, much easier. ;)

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #91


    2012 World Junior Chess Champion Alexander Ipatov  finished 80th with 9.5 points.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #92


    You can really see there is no love lost between Carlsen and Nakamura. Carlsen shook Nepo's hand after his last game, but just walked by Nakamura. Also, during the post tournament press conference, Carlsen mentioned some of his "tough cometition" but never mentioned Nakamura. And then there was Naka's comment a few months ago. (Don't remember the exact quote so I won't post, maybe someone else can find it.)

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #93


    MSC157 wrote:

    CP, say Nepo, much easier. ;)

    Back already? Yes, chess can be addictive! ;-)

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #94


    WalkontheWildSide, yeah, but Nepo (thanks MSC!!) is one of magnus's good friends, as is (i think) Levon Aronian. These players usually are friendly with one another with a few exceptions (Naka-Carlsen with some tension or Kramnik-Topalov)

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #95


    Yeah, Naka:

    And Carlsen's reply on his AMA:

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #96


    Its not even an insult... silly Magnus

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #97


    MSC157 wrote:

    He started higher than others too. However, those rating changes are quite hilarious.

    Since the blitz and live ratings are very recent, they are not yet stabilised. When they will have play a few dozens games, the K-factor will be reduced (or at least it should. With FIDE you can never know.)

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #98


    bowlerivory wrote:

    And Carlsen's reply on his AMA:

    Yes! thank you, that's the comment I was referring to. And Carlsen one-upped Naka with his reply to Naka's comment.

    Carlsen is better than Nakamura at chess and banter!

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #99


    By the way everyone, the fide rating calculator puts Carlsens rating performance over his last 30 blitz games (2 tournaments, Norway & Dubai) at 3021. 20 wins, 1 loss, 9 draws vs an average rating of 2736. 

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