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Mamedyarov Tops World Blitz Qualifier

  • SonofPearl
  • on 2/18/11, 5:54 AM.

After the main business of the Aeroflot Open was completed in Moscow, a qualification event took place for the 2011 World Blitz which takes place later this year.

The format was a double nine-round Swiss blitz at 3 minutes per game, plus a 2 second increment.  Nearly 200 competitors took part!

Azerbaijani Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (pictured) finished clear first with a total of 14.5 points in an impressive display which earned him €10,000.

 

The other qualifiers are Ruslan Ponomariov, Dmitry Andreikin, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Wesley So and Nikita Vitiugov.

Wesley So had earlier dropped out of the Aeroflot Open due to illness, so his strong result will be a welcome tonic for the Pinoy star, who is considering taking a break from chess to pursue his academic studies at a University.

All the results can be found here, but unfortunately the games are not yet available.

The top standings:


Name Nat
ELO Total MBch. Bch. Wins
1 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2772 14.5 74.5 95.5 7
2 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2744 14.0 77.0 98.5 7
3 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2689 13.5 77.5 100.0 6
4 Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS 2695 13.5 74.5 94.5 6
5 So, Wesley PHI 2673 13.0 77.5 95.5 6
6 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2709 13.0 70.0 89.5 6
7 Motylev, Alexander RUS 2687 12.5 77.5 101.0 5
8 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2773 12.5 75.5 96.5 4
9 Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2660 12.5 75.0 98.0 5
10 Ismagambetov, Anuar KAZ 2499 12.5 71.5 91.5 6
11 Cheparinov, Ivan BUL 2665 12.5 70.5 89.5 6
12 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2733 12.5 68.5 86.5 5
13 Pridorozhni, Aleksei RUS 2543 12.0 78.5 98.0 6
14 Kamsky, Gata USA 2730 12.0 77.0 98.0 6
15 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam UZB 2681 12.0 69.5 89.5 5
16 Dreev, Aleksey RUS 2694 12.0 68.5 87.0 4
17 Le, Quang Liem VIE 2664 12.0 66.5 87.0 5
18 Malakhov, Vladimir RUS 2714 12.0 66.0 85.5 4
19 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2776 12.0 66.0 84.5 6
20 Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP 2698 11.5 81.5 103.0 4
21 Papin, Vasily RUS 2568 11.5 77.5 100.0 3
22 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2715 11.5 76.5 95.5 5
23 Predojevic, Borki BIH 2626 11.5 74.0 91.5 4
24 Petrosian, Tigran L. ARM 2604 11.5 73.5 93.5 5
25 Korobov, Anton UKR 2670 11.5 72.0 89.5 4
26 Zhou, Jianchao CHN 2655 11.5 71.0 90.5 5
27 Durarbeyli, Vasif AZE 2504 11.5 71.0 87.5 5
28 Moiseenko, Alexander UKR 2670 11.5 68.5 86.5 4
29 Alavkin, Arseny RUS 2393 11.5 68.0 87.5 6
30 Edouard, Romain FRA 2634 11.5 67.5 87.5 4
31 Salgado Lopez, Ivan ESP 2626 11.5 66.5 85.0 5
32 Zvjaginsev, Vadim RUS 2660 11.5 65.5 86.0 4
33 Khairullin, Ildar RUS 2640 11.5 64.0 81.5 5
34 Zhao, Jun CHN 2599 11.5 59.5 75.5 5
35 Mamedov, Nidjat AZE 2580 11.0 76.5 98.5 3
36 Dlugy, Maxim USA 2518 11.0 76.0 96.0 4
37 Lenderman, Aleksandr USA 2549 11.0 70.5 84.5 5
38 Ovetchkin, Roman RUS 2498 11.0 69.0 89.5 6
39 Yu, Yangyi CHN 2607 11.0 68.5 88.5 4
40 Wen, Yang CHN 2509 11.0 68.0 85.5 4
41 Nakhapetiane, Pogos RUS 2469 11.0 68.0 85.0 4
42 Bologan, Viktor MDA 2693 11.0 64.0 82.5 4
43 Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS 2498 11.0 63.0 78.5 4
44 Kobalia, Mikhail RUS 2666 11.0 60.5 76.0 4

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Comments


  • 4 years ago

    punks1

    laban tayo.taga saan kba?.san tayo pedi mglaban?..cool ako jan..go..(",)

  • 4 years ago

    glennlmagnase

    NO  ITS NOT YOU I BET ONLY IN TO MY WORKMATE, BUT BAWI LANG AKO PREVIOUSLY I WIN ONE BUCKET MEAL KFC, WHEN TALK N TEXT WIN OVER SAN MIGUEL BEER PBA CHAMPIONSHIP. JUST FORGET THAT WE MOVE ON TO CHESS.gusto mo laban nalang tayo ng chess 300pesos per game.

  • 4 years ago

    punks1

    my 2 piece chicken glenn..hehe.nonito, awesome.next legend.

  • 4 years ago

    glennlmagnase

    im lost my two piece is only round two montiel is reverse baliktad im upset garrr.

  • 4 years ago

    TadDude

    Not a DGT in sight. Perhaps someone can work out the moves from these videos.

    Ivan Cheparinov vs Rauf Mamedov - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X_CYFubEQw

    Rauf Mamedov vs Ivan Cheparinov - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV_T3zcH058

    Alexander Grischuk vs Rauf Mamedov - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcFpYtPPJek

    Rauf Mamedov vs Alexander Grischuk - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_6hDQ1eFyE

    Wesley So vs Alexander Grischuk - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPNT0y0skWk

    Dmitry Andreikin vs Francisco Vallejo Pons - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYyVXc3dFwA

    Francisco Vallejo Pons - Dmitry Andreikin - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkXcZB4Kp_Q (Bonus games in the background. NN vs NN and NN vs NN. The no-prize to whoever supplies the names.)

    Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Pavel Smirnov - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_TdxVTv2nE (Bonus games in the background. Mamedov vs Dlugy and NN vs NN. The no-prize to whoever supplies the names.)

  • 4 years ago

    TadDude

    @ El_Gremio "is nakamura on vacation?"

    Yes he is  http://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-players/nakamura-chess-ambassador

  • 4 years ago

    punks1

    glenn.reverse psycho yan ah.hehe..i will buy your idea.wesley will do poor in WB2011.but for tomorrow,.mine is for Nonito.2 piece chicken, with extra rice and Go large drinks.hehe.(",)

  • 4 years ago

    glennlmagnase

    wesley so will not win world blitz 2011, i try in negative way comment. let see if the result is reversal after i always comment a possitive for wesley from tata and aeroflot but the result is negative i tried this time. pogi points shak ahh. hey tommorow montiel vs. nonito donaire. ill go for montiel with a bet of two piece chicken. jollibee. wow rapsa.

  • 4 years ago

    BayBak

    well done, Shakh! :)

  • 4 years ago

    ultrajohn

    great job GM So!

  • 4 years ago

    Estragon

    So was sick during the Aeroflot - that's why he withdrew.

  • 4 years ago

    danarguelles

    Coolthink wesloy so is over fatigue..he shod take a break to energize.hes not playing his full potential.

  • 4 years ago

    Estragon

    This is only one qualifier of several, and probably some of last year's participants are seeded directly into the tournament.

  • 4 years ago

    markronilodevera

    [COMMENT DELETED]
  • 4 years ago

    El_Gremio

    is nakamura on vacation?

  • 4 years ago

    SonofPearl

    @ RuralRob I was about to amend my comment to make the same point! Smile

  • 4 years ago

    SonofPearl

    @ sesquipedalias and terfand The top six players here qualify for the World Blitz Championship later this year, but many other players will also be competing in that event, so it's quite possible that Karjakin, Grischuk, Nepo etc WILL play anyway.

    @ DandieLion - even the official site doesn't have the pgn of the blitz games yet, and I haven't seen them on any other site either!

  • 4 years ago

    DandieLion

    Where the heck is a PGN download...We need games Chess.com, if you want to be competitive with Chessbase, you need to provide games.

  • 4 years ago

    sesquipedalias

    qualify for what?

  • 4 years ago

    Rogalentis

    Mamedyarov is out of these players league (exception are Grischuk wich was so-so, and Karjakin who seems to be not so good comparing to the championship last year)

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