Carlsen and Karjakin Lead World Rapids

Carlsen and Karjakin Lead World Rapids

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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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