FIDE World Blitz Champions: Carlsen and Lagno

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12/30/2018 – The 2018 World Blitz Championship took place December 29th and 30th in St. Petersburg Russia, with live commentary by GMs Peter Leko and Evgeny Miroshnichenko. Magnus Carlsen defended his 2017 Blitz title. Kateryna Lagno won the Women's tournament. The winners of the Rapid Championship were the 25th seed GM Daniil Dubov in the Open and Ju Wenjun among the women, adding the Rapid World Champion's title to her list of accolades. | Photo: Lennart Ootes

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Both Carlsen and Lagno undefeated!

Magnus Carlsen (Norway) defended his title of the world's strongest blitz player by dominating the championship with 17/21. Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Poland) finished second with 16½ points. Hikaru Nakamura (USA) took third with 14½ points.

Kateryna Lagno (Russia) won the Women's Section and repeated her success of 2010. She collected 13½ points. Sarasadat Khademalsharieh (Iran) won the silver with 13 points. Lei Tingjie (China) got the bronze with 12½ points.

Final standings (Open - Top 10)

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Carlsen Magnus 17,0 2962
2 Duda Jan-Krzysztof 16,5 2930
3 Nakamura Hikaru 14,5 2845
4 Aronian Levon 14,0 2833
5 Svidler Peter 14,0 2831
6 Nepomniachtchi Ian 14,0 2817
7 Karjakin Sergey 14,0 2800
8 Andreikin Dmitry 13,5 2799
9 Artemiev Vladislav 13,5 2796
10 Giri Anish 13,5 2779

Final standings (Women - Top 10)

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Lagno Kateryna 13,5 2616
2 Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 13,0 2562
3 Lei Tingjie 12,5 2558
4 Gunina Valentina 12,0 2490
5 Tan Zhongyi 11,5 2479
6 Goryachkina Aleksandra 11,5 2463
7 Ushenina Anna 11,5 2442
8 Garifullina Leya 11,0 2519
9 Ju Wenjun 11,0 2500
10 Mamedjarova Zeinab 11,0 2494

"King Salman World Chess Championships" 

The 2018 King Salman FIDE World Blitz Championship is taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia from December 29th to 30th. The format is a 21-round Swiss open with a prize fund of USD $350,000, and $60,000 for 1st place.

The time control is 3 minutes per player for the entire game plus 2-seconds per move starting from move 1.

Live games and commentary

 

Live commentary by GM Peter Leko and GM Evgeny Miroshnichenko

 

All available games (Open)

 

Player starting rank — Open Blitz Championship (top 30)

No. Name RtgI
1 Carlsen Magnus 2939
2 Nakamura Hikaru 2889
3 Aronian Levon 2858
4 Nepomniachtchi Ian 2846
5 Anand Viswanathan 2832
6 Artemiev Vladislav 2825
7 Grischuk Alexander 2825
8 Yu Yangyi 2804
9 Andreikin Dmitry 2777
10 Wang Hao 2775
11 Svidler Peter 2770
12 Karjakin Sergey 2759
13 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2754
14 Giri Anish 2751
15 Fedoseev Vladimir 2750
16 Le Quang Liem 2749
17 Sjugirov Sanan 2748
18 Dubov Daniil 2743
19 Mamedov Rauf 2741
20 Zubov Alexander 2729
21 Morozevich Alexander 2728
22 Gelfand Boris 2722
23 Jones Gawain C B 2722
24 Bocharov Ivan 2715
25 Guseinov Gadir 2708
26 Jobava Baadur 2705
27 Harikrishna Pentala 2702
28 Petrosian Tigran L. 2700
29 Melkumyan Hrant 2699
30 Shirov Alexei 2699

... 202 players


All available games (Women)

 

Player starting rank — Women's Blitz Championship (top 30)

No. Name Rtg
1 Dzagnidze Nana 2580
2 Lagno Kateryna 2560
3 Muzychuk Anna 2559
4 Ju Wenjun 2558
5 Zhao Xue 2539
6 Koneru Humpy 2499
7 Stefanova Antoaneta 2496
8 Tan Zhongyi 2494
9 Harika Dronavalli 2490
10 Gunina Valentina 2489
11 Kosteniuk Alexandra 2475
12 Lei Tingjie 2458
13 Michna Marta 2433
14 Goryachkina Aleksandra 2422
15 Ushenina Anna 2419
16 Galliamova Alisa 2417
17 Buksa Nataliya 2401
18 Skripchenko Almira 2396
19 Muzychuk Mariya 2395
20 Danielian Elina 2390
21 Ambartsumova Karina 2387
22 Cramling Pia 2382
23 Berend Elvira 2382
24 Guichard Pauline 2378
25 Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2377
26 Abdumalik Zhansaya 2371
27 Zhukova Natalia 2369
28 Bodnaruk Anastasia 2366
29 Paehtz Elisabeth 2366
30 Girya Olga 2363

... 125 Players

Schedule 

All times are local time in Moscow (UTC+3).

Date

Event 

Rounds

Time

29 Dec 2018

Blitz - day 1

1-12

15:00

30 Dec 2018

Blitz - day 2

13-21

14:00

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Air Bubble Air Bubble 12/30/2018 10:07
@stefano,

Fischer was indeed ahead of his peers...

but if you compare the competition nowadays...Carlsen seems to have fiercer competition than Fischer that day...don't you think?

Anyway, Fischer was clearly the most advanced chess player of his generation.

Carlsen is the best of the top of the nineties and nillies...

One can argue , nowadays the competition is more fierce...
stevef0531 stevef0531 12/30/2018 09:17
herceg novi 1970 fischer 19-3...+16
stevef0531 stevef0531 12/30/2018 09:12
check 1970 interzonal. internet says fischer went +14. unsure about his blitz win in yugoslavia.
Air Bubble Air Bubble 12/30/2018 08:00
Did Carlsen just broke the Fisher record with a +13 in Blitz?
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