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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

World Blitz Chess Championship Day 2: Aronian leads with 18.5 points followed by Carlsen at 17 points

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Hello Everyday,

It was tough chess on the second day at the World Blitz Chess Championship. After the end of the 28 rounds (14 of which were played yesterday) it was Levon Aronian leading with 18.5 points. Closely following him is Magnus Carlsen at 17.0 points.

Ten rounds will be played tomorrow in Moscow to decide the World Blitz Chess Champion.

You can follow all the action and a live video in high resolution at the official website of

Here are some nice videos uploaded by a fan. Enjoy.

Final standings - round 28

114GMAronian, LevonARM280118.59;11;12;15;16;17;18;19;4;6;8;9;10;11;12;15244.75
220GMCarlsen, MagnusNOR280217.01;11;2;12;4;5;15;6;17;8;10;3;4;14;14234.25
37GMRadjabov, TeimourAZE274416.015;17;19;4;9;10;14;17;18;19;2;11223.50
419GMNepomniachtchi, IanRUS272016.04;5;10;12;15;16;17;2;4;6;8;9;12212.75
52GMKramnik, VladimirRUS279116.01;3;6;7;9;12;13;14;15;17;18;4;8;13222.25
61GMNakamura, HikaruUSA274115.54;7;8;11;12;13;14;18;20;2;8;9;12220.75
713GMGelfand, BorisISR274115.59;12;20;15;16;17;19;10;11;12;20;15;16;13211.50
88GMMamedyarov, ShakhriyarAZE276314.013;14;15;18;19;2;3;6;10;12;13;15;12196.50
93GMVachier-Lagrave, MaximeFRA270314.01;20;4;9;17;1;4;6;7;9201.50
1010GMGrischuk, AlexanderRUS277114.011;13;15;18;1;6;9;16;18;9186.00
119GMEljanov, PavelUKR274214.012;15;18;19;1;5;20;12;13;16;17;18;12187.50
125GMKarjakin, SergeyRUS276013.51;2;4;7;8;10;13;2;4;9196.75
1318GMSavchenko, BorisRUS263213.03;5;7;11;20;19;3;4;5;6;8;11;12179.25
146GMSvidler, PeterRUS272213.015;16;18;19;3;4;13;2;8175.00
1512GMMovsesian, SergeiSVK272112.515;17;18;3;4;5;6;7;11;20;16;11164.00
164GMCaruana, FabianoITA270912.017;18;2;8;9;10;13;16;17;1;6;11160.25
1716GMGrachev, BorisRUS265412.020;18;1;5;7;8;11;7169.50
1811GMPonomariov, RuslanUKR274411.512;13;15;16;3;8;9;7157.25
1915GMMamedov, RaufAZE266011.016;17;18;3;5;9;12;14;8149.50
2017GMAndreikin, DmitryRUS268311.05;10;11;5;8;11;12;7144.75

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  • At November 18, 2010 at 6:47 AM , Anonymous Saira Fernando, Madrid said...

    i am assuming Aronian will run away with this. Sorry all Carlsen fans out there.

  • At November 18, 2010 at 7:37 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nakamura's flameout was shocker, especially given his stated confidence going in to this. It will be interesting to see how he regroups after this.
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  • At November 18, 2010 at 5:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The game Nakamura-Kramnik was quite entertaining...full of threats...full of action...some mistakes maybe(when Naka, maybe overconfident, doesn't see Ne3+)
    I think Kramnik is already losing material after Ne4.


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