Doha Rapid Day 1: Korobov races to 5/5 b ColinMcGourty

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Dec 27, 2016, 10:51 AM |
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Ukrainian Grandmasters Anton Korobov and Anna Muzychuk are the only players with a perfect score after Day 1 of the World Rapid Championship in Doha, Qatar. Magnus Carlsen got off to the shakiest of starts, pulling off a miraculous escape in the first game before pushing too hard and going down in flames in the second. The World Champion hit back with three wins to end the day on 3.5/5, where he joins such stars as Anand, Nakamura, Nepomniachtchi and MVL. Levon Aronian called his 2016 “a terrible year”, but felt he was playing well in sole second place on 4.5/5.

 

It was fast and furious in Qatar as the 5-day World Rapid and Blitz Championship got underway with the first five of fifteen rounds of 15 minutes + 10 second rapid chess. You can replay all the games using the selector below or hover over a player's name to see their results so far: 

 

1
GM Carlsen, M. (2½) 2906
1 - 0
GM Inarkiev, E. (2½) 2707
2
GM Korobov, A. (4) 2714
1 - 0
GM Yu, Yangyi (3½) 2743
3
GM Aronian, L. (3½) 2770
1 - 0
GM Ivanchuk, V. (3½) 2771
4
GM Li, Chao b (3½) 2648
½ - ½
GM Vachier-Lagr. (3) 2795
5
GM Mamedyarov (3) 2805
1 - 0
GM Amonatov, F. (3) 2693
6
GM Nguyen, N. T. (3) 2685
0 - 1
GM Grischuk, A. (3) 2767
7
GM Bu, Xiangzhi (3) 2663
0 - 1
GM Melkumyan, H. (3) 2736
8
GM Pantsulaia (3) 2622
1 - 0
GM Artemiev, V. (3) 2723
9
GM Bok, Benjamin (3) 2589
1 - 0
GM Wojtaszek, R. (3) 2721
10
GM Tomashevsky (3) 2710
½ - ½
IM Atabayev, Y. (3) 2493
11
GM Dreev, A. (3) 2705
½ - ½
GM Khusnutdinov (3) 2549
12
GM Vidit, S. G. (3) 2643
1 - 0
GM Akopian, V. (3) 2698
13
GM Bortnyk, O. (2½) 2678
0 - 1
GM Nakamura, H. (2½) 2839
14
GM Nepomniachtc. (2½) 2812
1 - 0
GM Fressinet, L. (2½) 2676
15
GM Amin, Bassem (2½) 2691
0 - 1
GM Dominguez Pe. (2½) 2803
16
GM Anand, V. (2½) 2802
1 - 0
GM Vallejo Pons (2½) 2684
17
GM Radjabov, T. (2½) 2788
½ - ½
GM Wei, Yi (2½) 2609
18
GM Zhigalko, S. (2½) 2728
1 - 0
GM Volokitin, A. (2½) 2650
19
GM Onischuk, V. (2½) 2720
0 - 1
GM Sanal, Vahap (2½) 2411
20
GM Naiditsch, A. (2½) 2672
½ - ½
GM Jobava, B. (2½) 2710
21
GM Jakovenko, D. (2) 2699
½ - ½
GM Borisek, Jure (2½) 2547
22
GM Debashis, Das (2) 2571
½ - ½
GM Karjakin, S. (2) 2806
23
GM Grandelius (2) 2618
½ - ½
GM Cheparinov (2) 2699
24
GM Salem, A.R. Saleh (2) 2694
½ - ½
GM Anton Guijar. (2) 2605
25
GM Tari, Aryan (2) 2552