Anand wins Champions Showdown in Saint Louis

by Johannes Fischer
11/15/2016 – At his peak Vishy Anand seemed to be practically invincible in rapid chess. Of course, he is also a former World Champion and a fantastic blitz player. At the Champions Showdown in Saint Louis Anand showed how strong and versatile he still is. He won the rapid tournament, shared first in the 60-minute format and became second in blitz. That was enough to win the showdown of champions. Results, games, photos.

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Anand wins Champions Showdown 2016

The 2016 Champions Showdown was an exhibition event featuring four players (Viswanathan Anand, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Veselin Topalov). Over five days, the Players completed two Classical Round Robins (G/60 +5” delay), two Rapid Round Robins (G/15 +5” delay) and four Blitz Round Robins (G/3 +2” delay).

Final Standings

Rank Name Rating Classical Rapid Blitz Total Score
1 GM Viswanathan Anand 2779 3½/6 4½/6 7/12 15
2 GM Hikaru Nakamura 2779 3/6 3½/6 7½/12 14
3 GM Fabiano Caruana 2823 2/6 2½/6 6½/12 11
4 GM Veselin Topalov 2760 3½/6 1½/6 3/12 8

Games - 60 minutes

 

Games - Rapid

 

Games - Blitz

 

In action: Anand, Nakamura, Topalov and Caruana

Vishy Anand

Fabiano Caruana

Whether it's classical time-control, rapid or blitz - there's always something to analyze

Anand takes a look at what the others do

Things did not go too well for Veselin Topalov and Fabiano Caruana

 

Schedule

Day Date Time Showdown in Saint Louis

Wednesday

9-Nov

 

Arrival

Thursday

10-Nov

1:00 PM

RR1: Round 1

   

3:30 PM

RR1: Round 2

Friday

11-Nov

1:00 PM

RR1: Round 3

   

3:30 PM

RR2: Round 1

Saturday

12-Nov

1:00 PM

RR2: Round 2

   

3:30 PM

RR2: Round 3

Sunday

13-Nov

1:00 PM

Rapid (6 rounds)

Monday

14-Nov

1:00 PM

Blitz (12 rounds)

Tuesday

15-Nov

 

Departure

 

Place

Prize

1st

$60,000

2nd

$40,000

3rd

$30,000

4th

$20,000

Total Prize Fund: $150,000 USD

When:

November 10th, 2016 1:00 PM CST through November 14th, 2016 12:00 AM CST

Location:

Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
4657 Maryland Ave Saint Louis
MO 63108
United States

Official website



Johannes Fischer was born in 1963 in Hamburg and studied English and German literature in Frankfurt. He now lives as a writer and translator in Nürnberg. He is a FIDE-Master and regularly writes for KARL, a German chess magazine focusing on the links between culture and chess. On his own blog he regularly publishes notes on "Film, Literature and Chess".
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Nostalgiac1972 Nostalgiac1972 11/17/2016 08:19
Vishy, Vishy, Immortal Vishy. Literally infinite. Love you man!
sgoel10311 sgoel10311 11/16/2016 05:18
He probably didn't want to win so as to face Carlsen again against whom he is not able to play or have a mental block. It was best to give someone else a chance or make this guys a WC for the third time and continue to break records.
deeash deeash 11/16/2016 04:29
Nice Game visy!.
ulyssesganesh ulyssesganesh 11/16/2016 12:26
great vishy! what a sweet triumph! we all are proud of you! the only thing is still we are unable to comprehend why you chose that line against naka in such a crucial game in the candidates!!!!
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