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Carlsen and Karjakin Lead World Rapids

  • SonofPearl
  • on 7/6/12, 9:07 AM.

2012 world rapid and blitz.jpgAfter the first day of the World Rapid Chess Championship in Kazakhstan, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin are joint leaders with a score of 4½ points out of 5.

Alexander Grischuk, Veselin Topalov and Teimour Radjabov are their nearest challengers on 3½/5.

The games of the joint leaders are below.  The current standings are:

# Name Nat Elo Pts
1 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2779 4.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2837 4.5
3 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2763 3.5
4 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2752 3.5
5 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2788 3.5
6 Dreev, Aleksey RUS 2677 3.0
7 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2724 2.5
8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2726 2.5
9 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2769 2.5
10 Svidler, Peter RUS 2749 2.5
11 Kurnosov, Igor RUS 2605 2.0
12 Tkachiev, Vladislav FRA 2644 2.0
13 Kazhgaleyev, Murtas KAZ 2537 1.5
14 Morozevich, Alexander RUS 2770 1.0
15 Bologan, Viktor MDA 2732 1.0
16 Ismagambetov, Anuar KAZ 2491 0.0

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The full results from rounds 1-5:

Round 1 
Topalov, Veselin  1-0  Morozevich, Alexander
Grischuk, Alexander  1-0  Bologan, Viktor
Svidler, Peter  ½-½  Radjabov, Teimour
Gelfand, Boris  0-1  Karjakin, Sergey
Tkachiev, Vladislav  ½-½  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
Kurnosov, Igor  ½-½  Ivanchuk, Vassily
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas  0-1  Carlsen, Magnus
Ismagambetov, Anuar  0-1  Dreev, Aleksey
Round 2 
Karjakin, Sergey  1-0  Tkachiev, Vladislav
Carlsen, Magnus  1-0  Morozevich, Alexander
Radjabov, Teimour  1-0  Kurnosov, Igor
Dreev, Aleksey  0-1  Grischuk, Alexander
Ivanchuk, Vassily  0-1  Gelfand, Boris
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  1-0  Ismagambetov, Anuar
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas  ½-½  Svidler, Peter
Bologan, Viktor  ½-½  Topalov, Veselin
Round 3
Topalov, Veselin  ½-½  Dreev, Aleksey
Grischuk, Alexander  1-0  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
Svidler, Peter  ½-½  Carlsen, Magnus
Gelfand, Boris  ½-½  Radjabov, Teimour
Tkachiev, Vladislav  ½-½  Ivanchuk, Vassily
Kurnosov, Igor  1-0  Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
Morozevich, Alexander  1-0  Bologan, Viktor
Ismagambetov, Anuar  0-1  Karjakin, Sergey
Round 4 
Karjakin, Sergey  1-0  Grischuk, Alexander
Carlsen, Magnus  1-0  Bologan, Viktor
Radjabov, Teimour  ½-½  Tkachiev, Vladislav
Dreev, Aleksey  1-0  Morozevich, Alexander
Svidler, Peter  ½-½  Kurnosov, Igor
Ivanchuk, Vassily  1-0  Ismagambetov, Anuar
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  0-1  Topalov, Veselin
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas  ½-½  Gelfand, Boris
Round 5 
Topalov, Veselin  ½-½  Karjakin, Sergey
Grischuk, Alexander  ½-½  Ivanchuk, Vassily
Gelfand, Boris  ½-½  Svidler, Peter
Tkachiev, Vladislav  ½-½  Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
Kurnosov, Igor  0-1  Carlsen, Magnus
Bologan, Viktor  ½-½  Dreev, Aleksey
Morozevich, Alexander  0-1  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
Ismagambetov, Anuar  0-1  Radjabov, Teimour

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The format for the world rapid championship is a 16-player round robin competition at the time control of 15 minutes plus 10 second increment.

The schedule:

Date Event Round
5 July Opening Ceremony
6 July Rapid Finals 1-5
7 July Rapid Finals 6-10
8 July Rapid Finals 11-15
9 July Blitz Finals 1-15
10 July Blitz Finals 16-30
11 July Departure

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The total prize funds are $200,000 for the rapid championships, and another $200,000 for the blitz championship (see distribution below).

Place Prize
Winner $40,000
2nd place $33,000
3rd place $27,500
4th place $22,500
5th place $18,000
6th place $14,000
7th place $12,000
8th place $10,000
9th place $7,000
10th place $4,000
11th-16th place $2,000 each

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Games start each day at 15:00 local time (09:00 UTC) and the live coverage at the official website is available here.

Games via TWIC.

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Comments


  • 2 years ago

    SherlockHolmes94

    Great article as always, I found the game where Magnus takes a draw interesting.,

  • 2 years ago

    SonofPearl

    As has already been mentioned in the comments, Nakamura was invited but had made other plans.  He tweeted:

    "For everyone who is wondering why I am not in Astana, it is because the organizers gave me late notice. I had already made summer plans".

  • 2 years ago

    joey0094

    where is mr lightning?

  • 2 years ago

    nyLsel

    CARLSEN!

  • 2 years ago

    fabelhaft

    Both Kazhgaleyev and Kurnosov got their knights trapped by Carlsen.

  • 2 years ago

    P_G_M

    Moro is a complete disappointment.

    Very difficult to understand how he has such a high rating of 2770 when his level of play varies so much from one tournament to the next.

  • 2 years ago

    muralidharancg

    SON OF PEARL.YOU DESERVE THE NAME.YOU ARE A PEARL BY YOURSELF.OUTSTANDING COVERAGE.

  • 2 years ago

    yakushi12345

    0 losses for Carlsen

  • 2 years ago

    gregdocot

    Another job was done. Good work. Thank you, Son of Pearl. Not only for the news. Muchalso for the games.

  • 2 years ago

    imsodumicantdie

    *insert patzer comment* Oh no, Drawdler has drawn all his games. He must be a boring chess player...lolol.

  • 2 years ago

    Fouracle

    Where is Nakamura?

  • 2 years ago

    EternalChess

    Magnuses game against Svidler (Draw) - Game of the day.. SACRIFISES everywhere.. and throughout the whole game it was still even! Impressive.

     

    And mattattack hes gonna participate.

  • 2 years ago

    shengyi

    Nice idea, RuralRob.

  • 2 years ago

    SonofPearl

    @ Rural Rob - yes, it would be nice to have that facility! Smile

  • 2 years ago

    sunfroid

    I love Rob's idea too!

  • 2 years ago

    pwnsrppl2

    Thank you for posting so many games.

  • 2 years ago

    mattattack99

    But Carlsen won't participate in the real World Championships...

     

  • 2 years ago

    DESTROYER8

    Cool ,great article!

  • 2 years ago

    boborbob

    GO MAGNUS!

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