Mamedyarov Tops World Blitz Qualifier

Mamedyarov Tops World Blitz Qualifier

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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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