Aronian Wins World Blitz Champs

Aronian Wins World Blitz Champs

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Nov 18, 2010, 10:41 AM |
42 | Chess Event Coverage

Lev_Aronian_2.jpgLev Aronian held onto his lead on the final day of the World Blitz Championship to take the title.

Teimour Radjabov finished in second place and Magnus Carlsen in third.

The record of the games is somewhat unreliable (as you would expect from blitz games), but is available here.

The final standings are below, and the full results can be found here.

The excellent video coverage of the event is still available on demand at the official site: day1, day2, day3.

 1  Aronian. Levon ARM 2801 24.5
 2  Radjabov. Teimour AZE 2744 24.0
 3  Carlsen. Magnus NOR 2802 23.5
 4  Gelfand. Boris ISR 2741 21.5
 5  Nakamura. Hikaru USA 2741 21.5
 6  Karjakin. Sergey RUS 2760 20.5
 7  Kramnik. Vladimir RUS 2791 20.5
 8  Mamedyarov. Shakhriyar AZE 2763 19.5
 9  Svidler. Peter RUS 2722 19.5
 10  Eljanov. Pavel UKR 2742 19.0
 11  Grischuk. Alexander RUS 2771 19.0
 12  Mamedov. Rauf AZE 2660 18.0
 13  Nepomniachtchi. Ian RUS 2720 18.0
 14  Vachier-Lagrave. Maxime FRA 2703 18.0
 15  Movsesian. Sergei SVK 2721 17.5
 16  Andreikin. Dmitry RUS 2683 17.5
 17  Grachev. Boris RUS 2654 16.5
 18  Savchenko. Boris RUS 2632 15.5
 19  Caruana. Fabiano ITA 2709 13.5
 20  Ponomariov. Ruslan UKR 2744 12.5

 

Famed internet blitz king Nakamura finished a respectable 5th, but never fully recovered from a poor start on the first day.

Here is a video of Aronian beating Nakamura on the final day courtesy of bumblebee1607

 

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