Aronian Leads World Blitz Champs

Aronian Leads World Blitz Champs

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After 28 of 38 rounds have been completed, Lev Aronian leads the World Blitz Championship with a score of 18.5/28.

Magnus Carlsen is in second place with 17 points, followed by Radjabov, Kramnik and Nepomniachtchi on 16, and Nakamura and Gelfand on 15.5.

The full standings after 28 rounds:

 Name Nat Elo Pts
 Aronian. Levon ARM 2801 18.5
 Carlsen. Magnus NOR 2802 17.0
 Radjabov. Teimour AZE 2744 16.0
 Nepomniachtchi. Ian RUS 2720 16.0
 Kramnik. Vladimir RUS 2791 16.0
 Nakamura. Hikaru USA 2741 15.5
 Gelfand. Boris ISR 2741 15.5
 Mamedyarov. Shakhriyar AZE 2763 14.0
 Vachier-Lagrave. Maxime FRA 2703 14.0
 Grischuk. Alexander RUS 2771 14.0
 Eljanov. Pavel UKR 2742 14.0
 Karjakin. Sergey RUS 2760 13.5
 Savchenko. Boris RUS 2632 13.0
 Svidler. Peter RUS 2722 13.0
 Movsesian. Sergei SVK 2721 12.5
 Caruana. Fabiano ITA 2709 12.0
 Grachev. Boris RUS 2654 12.0
 Ponomariov. Ruslan UKR 2744 11.5
 Mamedov. Rauf AZE 2660 11.0
 Andreikin. Dmitry RUS 2683 11.0


There are more details about the tournament here, including the full record of results on this page.

There is excellent video coverage available at the official site here (including replayable videos if you can't watch live).  The live game boards can be found here, with the action starting at 15:00 local time in Moscow (2 am pacific). will also have live coverage of the final rounds (for all membership levels).

Below are some videos from the event courtesy of bumblebee1607 on YouTube.











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