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11/28/2017 – Vassily Ivanchuk was impressive on his way to winning the blitz tournament and at one point was leading by three full points. He finished two points clear of Sergey Karjakin. Anna Muzychuk lead the women's tournament from start to finish, ultimately scoring 1½ points more than her nearest rival Elisabeth Paehtz. The tournament (November 24th-29th) was held in memory of Elisabeta Polihroniade who helmed the event for its first nine years until her death in 2016 at age 80. Ivanchuk and Muzychuk also won their respective rapid tournaments for a clean sweep!

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11th Kings Tournament

High level chess has been held in Romania each year since 2007 as Turneul Regilor or "Kings Tournament". Originally organized under the auspices of Sports Club Elisabeta Polihroniade, the famed player and chess popularizer in Romania, the tournament now is dedicated to her memory.

The Blitz tournaments began at 12:30 CET, players competed in 12 rounds with a time control of 3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move, with a 5 minute break between rounds.


Final Standings

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Ivanchuk Vassily 9,5 0,0
2 Karjakin Sergey 7,5 0,0
3 Wei Yi 4,0 0,0
4 Deac Bogdan-Daniel 3,0 0,0
Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Muzychuk Anna 8,0 0,0
2 Paehtz Elisabeth 6,5 0,0
3 Cramling Pia 6,0 0,0
4 Peptan Corina-Isabela 3,5 0,0

All blitz games

 
 

Blitz commentary

Commentary by GM Dorian Rogozenko

Blitz results (men)

Round 1 on 2017/11/28 at 13.30
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2724 GM Wei Yi 0 - 1 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2417 1
2 3 2767 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 1 - 0 GM Karjakin Sergey 2889 2
Round 2 on 2017/11/28 at 13.45
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 3 2767 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 1 - 0 GM Wei Yi 2724 4
2 2 2889 GM Karjakin Sergey 1 - 0 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2417 1
Round 3 on 2017/11/28 at 14.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2724 GM Wei Yi 0 - 1 GM Karjakin Sergey 2889 2
2 1 2417 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 0 - 1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2767 3
Round 4 on 2017/11/28 at 14.15
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 1 2417 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 1 - 0 GM Wei Yi 2724 4
2 2 2889 GM Karjakin Sergey 0 - 1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2767 3
Round 5 on 2017/11/28 at 14.30
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 2 2889 GM Karjakin Sergey 0 - 1 GM Wei Yi 2724 4
2 3 2767 GM Ivanchuk Vassily ½ - ½ GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2417 1
Round 6 on 2017/11/28 at 14.45
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2724 GM Wei Yi 0 - 1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2767 3
2 1 2417 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 0 - 1 GM Karjakin Sergey 2889 2
Round 7 on 2017/11/28 at 15.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2724 GM Wei Yi 1 - 0 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2417 1
2 3 2767 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 1 - 0 GM Karjakin Sergey 2889 2
Round 8 on 2017/11/28 at 15.15
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 3 2767 GM Ivanchuk Vassily ½ - ½ GM Wei Yi 2724 4
2 2 2889 GM Karjakin Sergey 1 - 0 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2417 1
Round 9 on 2017/11/28 at 15.30
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2724 GM Wei Yi 0 - 1 GM Karjakin Sergey 2889 2
2 1 2417 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 0 - 1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2767 3
Round 10 on 2017/11/28 at 15.45
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 1 2417 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel ½ - ½ GM Wei Yi 2724 4
2 2 2889 GM Karjakin Sergey 1 - 0 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2767 3
Round 11 on 2017/11/28 at 16.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 2 2889 GM Karjakin Sergey ½ - ½ GM Wei Yi 2724 4
2 3 2767 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 1 - 0 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2417 1
Round 12 on 2017/11/28 at 16.15
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2724 GM Wei Yi ½ - ½ GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2767 3
2 1 2417 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 0 - 1 GM Karjakin Sergey 2889 2

Bitz results (women)

Round 1 on 2017/11/28 at 13.30
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2324 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela ½ - ½ GM Muzychuk Anna 2604 1
2 3 2483 IM Paehtz Elisabeth ½ - ½ GM Cramling Pia 2267 2
Round 2 on 2017/11/28 at 13.45
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 3 2483 IM Paehtz Elisabeth ½ - ½ IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2324 4
2 2 2267 GM Cramling Pia 1 - 0 GM Muzychuk Anna 2604 1
Round 3 on 2017/11/28 at 14.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2324 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela ½ - ½ GM Cramling Pia 2267 2
2 1 2604 GM Muzychuk Anna 1 - 0 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2483 3
Round 4 on 2017/11/28 at 14.15
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 1 2604 GM Muzychuk Anna 1 - 0 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2324 4
2 2 2267 GM Cramling Pia 0 - 1 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2483 3
Round 5 on 2017/11/28 at 14.30
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 2 2267 GM Cramling Pia 1 - 0 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2324 4
2 3 2483 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 0 - 1 GM Muzychuk Anna 2604 1
Round 6 on 2017/11/28 at 14.45
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2324 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 1 - 0 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2483 3
2 1 2604 GM Muzychuk Anna ½ - ½ GM Cramling Pia 2267 2
Round 7 on 2017/11/28 at 15.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2324 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 0 - 1 GM Muzychuk Anna 2604 1
2 3 2483 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 1 - 0 GM Cramling Pia 2267 2
Round 8 on 2017/11/28 at 15.15
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 3 2483 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 1 - 0 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2324 4
2 2 2267 GM Cramling Pia ½ - ½ GM Muzychuk Anna 2604 1
Round 9 on 2017/11/28 at 15.30
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2324 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 0 - 1 GM Cramling Pia 2267 2
2 1 2604 GM Muzychuk Anna ½ - ½ IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2483 3
Round 10 on 2017/11/28 at 15.45
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 1 2604 GM Muzychuk Anna 1 - 0 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2324 4
2 2 2267 GM Cramling Pia ½ - ½ IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2483 3
Round 11 on 2017/11/28 at 16.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 2 2267 GM Cramling Pia 0 - 1 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2324 4
2 3 2483 IM Paehtz Elisabeth ½ - ½ GM Muzychuk Anna 2604 1
Round 12 on 2017/11/28 at 16.15
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2324 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 0 - 1 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2483 3
2 1 2604 GM Muzychuk Anna ½ - ½ GM Cramling Pia 2267 2

Rapid final standings

The tournament was a double round-robin. For the rapid players receive 15 minutes plus 10 seconds per move for the entire game.

 
 

Rapid Results (Men)

Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 1 2505 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel ½ - ½ GM Wei Yi 2669 4
2 2 2763 GM Karjakin Sergey ½ - ½ GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2799 3
Round 2 on 2017/11/26 at 16.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2669 GM Wei Yi ½ - ½ GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2799 3
2 1 2505 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 0 - 1 GM Karjakin Sergey 2763 2
Round 3 on 2017/11/26 at 17.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 2 2763 GM Karjakin Sergey 1 - 0 GM Wei Yi 2669 4
2 3 2799 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 1 - 0 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2505 1
Round 4 on 2017/11/27 at 15.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2669 GM Wei Yi 0 - 1 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2505 1
2 3 2799 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 1 - 0 GM Karjakin Sergey 2763 2
Round 5 on 2017/11/27 at 15.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2669 GM Wei Yi 1 - 0 GM Karjakin Sergey 2763 2
2 1 2505 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel ½ - ½ GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2799 3
Round 6 on 2017/11/27 at 15.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 3 2799 GM Ivanchuk Vassily ½ - ½ GM Wei Yi 2669 4
2 2 2763 GM Karjakin Sergey 1 - 0 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2505 1

Rapid Results (Women)

Round 1 on 2017/11/26 at 15.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 1 2606 GM Muzychuk Anna 1 - 0 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2361 4
2 2 2434 GM Cramling Pia ½ - ½ IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2455 3
Round 2 on 2017/11/26 at 16.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2361 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 0 - 1 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2455 3
2 1 2606 GM Muzychuk Anna ½ - ½ GM Cramling Pia 2434 2
Round 3 on 2017/11/26 at 17.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 2 2434 GM Cramling Pia ½ - ½ IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2361 4
2 3 2455 IM Paehtz Elisabeth ½ - ½ GM Muzychuk Anna 2606 1
Round 4 on 2017/11/27 at 15.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2361 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 0 - 1 GM Muzychuk Anna 2606 1
2 3 2455 IM Paehtz Elisabeth ½ - ½ GM Cramling Pia 2434 2
Round 5 on 2017/11/27 at 15.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 4 2361 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela ½ - ½ GM Cramling Pia 2434 2
2 1 2606 GM Muzychuk Anna 1 - 0 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2455 3
Round 6 on 2017/11/27 at 15.00
Bo. No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 3 2455 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 1 - 0 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2361 4
2 2 2434 GM Cramling Pia ½ - ½ GM Muzychuk Anna 2606 1

All rapid games

 
 

Players

Sergei Karjakin was born on January 12th, 1990 in Simferopol, Ukraine. He represented Ukrained until 2009, before moming to Moscow and adopting Russian citizenship. In 2002, at only 12 years and 7 months he managed to become the youngest grandmaster in history. At the 36th Chess Olympiad in Calvià, he was the youngest member of the gold-medal winning Ukrainian team. He also won an individual gold medal thanks to his score of 6½/7 points playing the second reserve board. Other highlights reached in 2007 (World Champion quarterfinalist), 2009 (Wijk aan Zee winner), 2011 (Kings Tournament – shared 1-2 with Magnus Carlsen), 2012 (Astana – World Rapid Chess Champion), 2015 (World Cup Winner – after beating Peter Svidler at tiebreaks), 2016 (Doha – World Blitz Champion). In 2016, he won the Candidates Tournament in Moscow, and went on to play Magnus Carlsen for the World Champion's title. There he lead the match util the 10th round, ultimately losing to Carlsen in a rapid chess tiebreak.

Vassily Ivanchuk is making his fourth appearance at the King's Tournament. Ivanchuk was born on March 18th, 1969, in Kopychyntsy (URSS, today Ukraine). In 1987 he won the European Championship U18 at Groningen. Next year, he won his first olympic medal. His total is 4 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze  for URSS and Ukraine. He won also 4 individual medals, out of which one gold for first table in 2010. He won in 2009 in Bazna, and again in 2012 in Bucharest, where be beat Veselin Topalov in a tiebreak. He was the World Blitz Champion in 2007 (Moscow) and World Rapid Champion in 2016 (Doha). Other titles won include European Championship in Turkey (2004), and strong tournaments in New York (1988), Linares (1991, 1995), Wijk aan Zee (1996), Aeroflot (2007), M-Tel Masters Sofia (2008), Mikhail Tal Memorial in Moscow (2008), Capablanca Memorial in Havana (2010, 2012).

Wei Yi was born on June 2nd, 1999 in Yancheng, China. He won the World Schools Championship in Salonic (2009) and World Junior Championship in Porto Carras (2010). In February 2013, at only 13 years and 8 month, he became grandmaster, becoming the 4th youngest GM of all time after Sergei Karjakin, Parimarjan Negi and Magnus Carlsen. In late 2013 he became the youngest player over the 2600 rating. He assisted the Chinese team in their Olympiad win in Tromso (2014) and the World Team Championship (2015), where he took the gold medal for the 4th board. For the past 3 years he has been the Chinese National Champion. He also managed to place 3rd in Bilbao (2016) and Wijk aan Zee (2017). This is his second time at King's Tournament after the 2014 Scheveningen match between Romania and China, where he scored 3½/4 points after victories with Nevednichy, Lupulescu, Parligras and a draw with Jianu.

Bogdan-Daniel Deac was born October 8th, 2001, in Râmnicu Vâlcea. In June 2016, at the age of 14, 7 months and 27 days, he became the youngest Romanian grandmaster ever, and was the youngest grandmaster in the world at that time (22nd youngest of all time). In 2015 he was named the winner of the Romgaz King's Tournament individual prize after defeating the experienced German GM Daniel Friedman. In September 2016 at the International Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan, Bogdan-Daniel Deac played third board for the Romanian team and posted a very good result: 7/10 points (+5,-1,=4).

Anna Muzychuk was born February 28, 1990 in Lviv, Ukraine. She is the fourth woman, after Judit Polgar, Humpy Koneru and Hou Yifan, to cross the 2600 Elo rating mark, having achieved a rating of 2606 in July, 2012. Muzychuk won the Women's World Rapid Chess Championship (in 2016) and the Women's World Blitz Chess Championship twice (in 2014 and 2016).

Pia Cramling is a Swedish grandmaster, born 23 April 1963. In 1992, she became the third woman to earn the FIDE title of Grandmaster (GM) through conventional tournament play (fifth woman overall). Since the early 1980s, she has been one of the strongest female players in the world. She has been ranked No. 1 woman in the FIDE World Rankings on three occasions (January 1984, July 1984 and January 1985).

Elisabeth Pähtz is a German International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM). Born January 8th, 1985, Pähtz became the World Youth Champion among girls' under-18 in 2002, and in 2005 the World Junior Girls Champion. She has played for Germany ten times in the Chess Olympiad women's team between 1998-2016. She also played for Germany in the women's World Team Chess Championship in 2007, scoring +2 =6 -0 for which she won the individual bronze medal on board one.

Corina-Isabela Peptan was born March 17, 1978. She is a Romanian International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM). She won the World Youth Chess Championships in several girls categories: Under 10 in Timişoara 1988, Under 12 in Fond du Lac 1990, Under 14 in Warsaw 1991, and Under 18 in Guarapuava 1995. Peptan competed in the Women's World Chess Championship in 2000, 2001 and 2004. She reached the quartefinals in 2000. She won the Romanian women's championship in 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015 and 2017. In team events, she has represented Romania in the Women's Chess Olympiad, where she has won two individual silver medals at the, in Moscow 1994 (playing board 3) and Calvià 2004 (board 2).

Schedule

  • Sunday, November 26th, 14:00 CET: 3 games rapid, 10 minute breaks between rounds
  • Monday, November 27th, 14:00 CET: 3 games rapid, 10 minute breaks between rounds
  • Tuesday, November 28th, 12:30 CET: 12 games blitz, 5 minute break between rounds

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Klacsanzky Klacsanzky 11/28/2017 12:53
The Ukrainians are on fire :)
virginmind virginmind 11/27/2017 09:07
Please do something about the video relay - the band is not large enough, broadcast keeps lagging.
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