Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So Share Victory at Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So Share Victory at Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

Magnus Carlsen és Wesley So holtversenyben nyertek a Saint Louis rapid és villámversenyen
A norvég négyszeres világbajnok Magnus Carlsen és az amerikai Wesley So holtversenyes elsőségével fejeződött be a Saint Louis rapid és villámverseny.
Három ponttal előzték meg a harmadik helyezett Nakamurát, az orosz Alekszandr Griscsuk és az örmény Levon Aronjan a negyedik helyet osztotta, az orosz Jan Nepomnjacsij csak hatodik lett. Magnus Carlsen a koronavírus-járvány kirobbanása óta a kilencedik online viadalon játszott, hatszor torna győztesként, kétszer holtversenyes elsőként zárta szereplését. A győztes duó 45-45 ezer dolláros díjat kapott a 250 ezer dolláros díjalapból.

The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz super tournament finished on September 19. Following the results of rapid and blitz, Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So shared the tournament victory with 24 points scored. Hikaru Nakamura is third with 21 points.

Final standings:
1-2. Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So – 24 points
3. Hikaru Nakamura – 21
4-5. Alexander Grischuk, Levon Aronian – 18.5
6. Ian Nepomniachtchi – 18
7-8. Pentala Harikrishna, Jefferey Xiong – 15.5
9-10. Leinier Dominguez, Alireza Firouzja – 12.5.

Congratulations to Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So on tying for 1st in the STLRapidBlitz! Wesley got the job done when needed, winning the final 3 games:

 

Le Norvégien Magnus Carlsen et l’Américain Wesley So remportent conjointement le STLChessClub
Rapid & Blitz et empochent chacun 38.000 € pour leurs efforts au terme d’un mano a mano de toute beauté. La troisième place est prise par Hikaru Nakamura

Magnus: “I would probably have played 2…Ke7!, to be honest, then he plays 3.Ke1 and I play 3…Ke8 and we play No Castles chess”

Wesley So: “A very shocking day. I’d like to thank Ian, because he played very aggressively in our game and I offered a draw, but he declined. I wasn’t expecting anything, I was just hoping to secure 2nd place…”

 

 

Congratulations to Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So on tying for 1st in the #STLRapidBlitz! Wesley got the job done when needed, winning the final 3 games:

 

Le Norvégien Magnus Carlsen et l’Américain Wesley So remportent conjointement le STLChessClub Rapid & Blitz et empochent chacun 38.000 € pour leurs efforts au terme d’un mano a mano de toute beauté. La troisième place est prise par Hikaru Nakamura

 

Carlsen now on 8 major wins online in 2020:

 

St Louis Rapid & Blitz (*)
Chess 9LX (*)
Grand Final
c24 Legends of Chess
Chessable Masters
Steinitz Memorial
Clutch Chess
MC Invitational

Magnus 2020 ban is a legjobb

Carlsen’s 2020 tournament earnings:
Magnus Carlsen Invitational: $70.000
Clutch Chess: $75.000
Steinitz Memorial: $4500
Lindores Abbey: $15000
Chessable Masters: $45.000
Legends of Chess: $45.000
Grand Final: $140,000
Chess 9LX: $31,250
TOTAL: $425750

 

 

 

Nakamura opens with a 23-move win over Carlsen!

 

“What did he just do? That is just incredible!” – Nakamura opens day 3 of STLRapidBlitz with a win!

He who dares wins! Magnus Carlsen beats Wesley So and takes a 1-point lead, but there are still 6 rounds to go today

Big win for the World Champion!

 

Jon Ludvig Hammer In my repertoire for black, I mentioned 12…f5 as an interesting move leading to tremendous complications worth studying further. It seems Magnus did just that.

The new Berlin?

Magnus scores an impressive win against Hari’s French to take a 1-point lead with just 3 rounds to go!

Carlsen and So both win, so Magnus leads by half a point going into the final round, but he has a tricky game with Black vs. Grischuk in the final round!

Grischuk-Carlsen is a 14-move draw, so Wesley So must beat Harikrishna with Black to tie for 1st place!

Saint Louis Blitz 2020 lichess.org INT (INT), 15-19 ix 2020 cat. XXI (2763)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2863 * * 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 12.0 2876
2. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2736 0 1 * * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 12.0 2891
3. So, Wesley g USA 2770 ½ 0 ½ ½ * * ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 11.0 2842
4. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2773 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 * * 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 9.5 2782
5. Xiong, Jeffery g USA 2709 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ * * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 0 0 ½ 8.5 2748
6. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2777 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * * ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 8.5 2740
7. Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2784 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 * * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 8.0 2717
8. Firouzja, Alireza g FID 2728 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 * * 1 1 ½ 1 7.5 2709
9. Harikrishna, Pentala g IND 2732 1 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * * 0 ½ 6.5 2664
10. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g USA 2758 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ * * 6.5 2661
Round 1 (September 18, 2020)
Carlsen, Magnus – Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 49 A22 English Opening
Aronian, Levon – Firouzja, Alireza 1-0 40 E73 King’s Indian Averbakh
Xiong, Jeffery – So, Wesley 1-0 66 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Nepomniachtchi, Ian – Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 95 A01 Larsen Opening
Harikrishna, Pentala – Dominguez Perez, Leinier 0-1 27 A13 Reti Opening
Round 2 (September 18, 2020)
Carlsen, Magnus – Xiong, Jeffery 1-0 36 B46 Sicilian Paulsen
Nakamura, Hikaru – Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 49 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
So, Wesley – Harikrishna, Pentala 1-0 33 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Firouzja, Alireza – Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1-0 34 B08 Pirc Defence
Dominguez Perez, Leinier – Aronian, Levon ½-½ 42 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 3 (September 18, 2020)
Aronian, Levon – So, Wesley ½-½ 57 C50 Giuoco Piano
Xiong, Jeffery – Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 50 C45 Scotch Game
Grischuk, Alexander – Firouzja, Alireza ½-½ 71 D02 Queen’s Pawn Game
Nepomniachtchi, Ian – Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1-0 40 A01 Larsen Opening
Harikrishna, Pentala – Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 63 B50 Sicilian Defence
Round 4 (September 18, 2020)
Carlsen, Magnus – Aronian, Levon 1-0 80 A22 English Opening
Nakamura, Hikaru – Firouzja, Alireza 1-0 56 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
So, Wesley – Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1-0 44 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Xiong, Jeffery – Harikrishna, Pentala 0-1 18 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Dominguez Perez, Leinier – Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 31 B92 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Be2
Round 5 (September 18, 2020)
Aronian, Levon – Xiong, Jeffery 0-1 30 A57 Volga Gambit
Grischuk, Alexander – So, Wesley ½-½ 24 E06 Catalan
Nepomniachtchi, Ian – Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 51 A01 Larsen Opening
Firouzja, Alireza – Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 77 C82 Ruy Lopez Open Italian Variation
Harikrishna, Pentala – Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 22 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 6 (September 18, 2020)
Carlsen, Magnus – Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 30 D38 QGD Ragozin
Nakamura, Hikaru – Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1-0 43 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
So, Wesley – Firouzja, Alireza ½-½ 33 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Xiong, Jeffery – Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 83 C47 Four Knights
Harikrishna, Pentala – Aronian, Levon ½-½ 82 A49 King’s Indian Defence /c2-c4
Round 7 (September 18, 2020)
Aronian, Levon – Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 20 E06 Catalan
Grischuk, Alexander – Xiong, Jeffery ½-½ 42 B06 Modern Defence
Nepomniachtchi, Ian – Harikrishna, Pentala ½-½ 117 A01 Larsen Opening
Firouzja, Alireza – Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 70 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Dominguez Perez, Leinier – So, Wesley ½-½ 37 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 8 (September 18, 2020)
Carlsen, Magnus – Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1-0 79 D02 Queen’s Pawn Game
Nakamura, Hikaru – So, Wesley ½-½ 28 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Aronian, Levon – Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 23 D84 Gruenfeld 4.Bf4
Xiong, Jeffery – Firouzja, Alireza 1-0 58 A46 Queen’s Pawn Opening
Harikrishna, Pentala – Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 48 A49 King’s Indian Defence /c2-c4
Round 9 (September 18, 2020)
So, Wesley – Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 30 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Grischuk, Alexander – Aronian, Levon ½-½ 47 A07 Barcza System
Nepomniachtchi, Ian – Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 31 A01 Larsen Opening
Firouzja, Alireza – Harikrishna, Pentala 1-0 35 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Dominguez Perez, Leinier – Xiong, Jeffery 1-0 47 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Round 10 (September 19, 2020)
Nakamura, Hikaru – Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 23 B42 Sicilian Paulsen
So, Wesley – Xiong, Jeffery ½-½ 37 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Grischuk, Alexander – Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1-0 43 A48 King’s Indian Defence /c2-c4
Firouzja, Alireza – Aronian, Levon 0-1 47 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Dominguez Perez, Leinier – Harikrishna, Pentala ½-½ 61 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Round 11 (September 19, 2020)
Carlsen, Magnus – Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 62 A22 English Opening
So, Wesley – Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 14 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Aronian, Levon – Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 70 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Xiong, Jeffery – Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 21 E04 Catalan
Harikrishna, Pentala – Firouzja, Alireza 0-1 34 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Round 12 (September 19, 2020)
Carlsen, Magnus – So, Wesley 1-0 62 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Grischuk, Alexander – Harikrishna, Pentala ½-½ 45 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Nepomniachtchi, Ian – Aronian, Levon 0-1 51 A01 Larsen Opening
Firouzja, Alireza – Xiong, Jeffery 0-1 58 B01 Centre Counter
Dominguez Perez, Leinier – Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 61 C75 Ruy Lopez Modern Steinitz
Round 13 (September 19, 2020)
So, Wesley – Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1-0 32 A06 Zukertort Opening
Aronian, Levon – Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 19 C53 Giuoco Piano
Xiong, Jeffery – Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 29 E04 Catalan
Firouzja, Alireza – Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 63 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Harikrishna, Pentala – Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 27 B53 Sicilian Hungarian
Round 14 (September 19, 2020)
Aronian, Levon – Harikrishna, Pentala 1-0 37 B50 Sicilian Defence
Grischuk, Alexander – Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 44 E53 Nimzo Indian
Nepomniachtchi, Ian – Xiong, Jeffery 0-1 23 C24 Bishop’s Opening
Firouzja, Alireza – So, Wesley ½-½ 41 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Dominguez Perez, Leinier – Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 31 C60 Ruy Lopez
Round 15 (September 19, 2020)
Carlsen, Magnus – Harikrishna, Pentala 1-0 47 C02 French Advance
Nakamura, Hikaru – Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 26 B50 Sicilian Defence
So, Wesley – Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 22 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Xiong, Jeffery – Aronian, Levon ½-½ 29 C45 Scotch Game
Dominguez Perez, Leinier – Firouzja, Alireza 0-1 49 B67 Sicilian Rauzer
Round 16 (September 19, 2020)
Carlsen, Magnus – Firouzja, Alireza ½-½ 38 B13 Caro Kann Exchange
Nakamura, Hikaru – Aronian, Levon ½-½ 14 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Grischuk, Alexander – Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 50 E48 Nimzo Indian
Nepomniachtchi, Ian – So, Wesley 0-1 29 C26 Vienna Game
Harikrishna, Pentala – Xiong, Jeffery 1-0 68 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 17 (September 19, 2020)
Nakamura, Hikaru – Harikrishna, Pentala ½-½ 33 B11 Caro Kann Two Knights
So, Wesley – Aronian, Levon 1-0 50 A13 Reti Opening
Xiong, Jeffery – Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 35 A01 Larsen Opening
Firouzja, Alireza – Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 55 C28 Vienna Game
Dominguez Perez, Leinier – Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 25 B84 Sicilian Scheveningen
Round 18 (September 19, 2020)
Nakamura, Hikaru – Xiong, Jeffery 1-0 52 C20 Unusual Moves
Aronian, Levon – Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 63 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Grischuk, Alexander – Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 14 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Nepomniachtchi, Ian – Firouzja, Alireza 1-0 32 A01 Larsen Opening
Harikrishna, Pentala – So, Wesley 0-1 43 B50 Sicilian Defence

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