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Monday, July 9, 2012

Carlsen 'Chuks' It; Karjakin is World Rapid Chess Champion 2012

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen going into the third day at the Astana World Rapid Chess Championship 2012 'chuk'ed his title win with back-to-back losses to Vassily Ivanchuk and Alexander Grischuk in the 12th and 13th rounds. In fact, he came close to losing the last round as well against Veselin Topalov.

Три первых призеры очень довольны
The three winners: Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria (third), Sergey Karjakin of Russia (World Champion) and Magnus Carlsen (second).

Russia's Sergey Karjakin - with only one loss to Magnus Carlsen - steady performance and quality chess is the new World Rapid Chess Champion. Karjakin quickly got over his Carlsen debacle to post four wins on the final day!  



The World Blitz Chess Championship 2012 would be held on Monday and Tuesday in Astana with 15 chess games played each day.

Final standings

1 GM Karjakin, Sergey RUS 11.5
2 GM Carlsen, Magnus NOR 10.5
3 GM Topalov, Veselin BUL 9.5
4 GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 9.5
5 GM Grischuk, Alexander RUS 9
6 GM Gelfand, Boris ISR 8
7 GM Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 7.5
8 GM Svidler, Peter RUS 7.5
9 GM Radjabov, Teimour AZE 7.5
10 GM Dreev, Aleksey RUS 7
11 GM Morozevich, Alexander RUS 6.5
12 GM Bologan, Viktor MDA 6
13 GM Kurnosov, Igor RUS 6
14 GM Kazhgaleyev, Murtas KAZ 6
15 GM Tkachiev, Vladislav FRA 4.5
16 GM Ismagambetov, Anuar KAZ 3.5

World Rapid Results day 3
11
Bologan, Viktor - Svidler, Peter ½-½
Dreev, Aleksey - Kazhgaleyev, Murtas 0-1
Grischuk, Alexander - Tkachiev, Vladislav 1-0
Ismagambetov, Anuar - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1
Karjakin, Sergey - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1-0
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½
Morozevich, Alexander - Kurnosov, Igor 1-0
Topalov, Veselin - Gelfand, Boris ½-½
12
Carlsen, Magnus - Ivanchuk, Vassily 0-1
Gelfand, Boris - Morozevich, Alexander 1-0
Ismagambetov, Anuar - Grischuk, Alexander 0-1
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1
Kurnosov, Igor - Bologan, Viktor 0-1
Radjabov, Teimour - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1
Svidler, Peter - Dreev, Aleksey 1-0
Tkachiev, Vladislav - Topalov, Veselin 1-0
13
Bologan, Viktor - Gelfand, Boris 0-1
Dreev, Aleksey - Kurnosov, Igor ½-½
Grischuk, Alexander - Carlsen, Magnus 1-0
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Radjabov, Teimour 1-0
Karjakin, Sergey - Kazhgaleyev, Murtas 1-0
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Svidler, Peter 0-1
Morozevich, Alexander - Tkachiev, Vladislav ½-½
Topalov, Veselin - Ismagambetov, Anuar ½-½
14
Carlsen, Magnus - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½
Gelfand, Boris - Dreev, Aleksey 1-0
Grischuk, Alexander - Topalov, Veselin 0-1
Ismagambetov, Anuar - Morozevich, Alexander ½-½
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1-0
Kurnosov, Igor - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1
Svidler, Peter - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1
Tkachiev, Vladislav - Bologan, Viktor 0-1
15
Bologan, Viktor - Ismagambetov, Anuar ½-½
Dreev, Aleksey - Tkachiev, Vladislav 1-0
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Svidler, Peter 1-0
Karjakin, Sergey - Kurnosov, Igor ½-½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Gelfand, Boris 1-0
Morozevich, Alexander - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½
Radjabov, Teimour - Kazhgaleyev, Murtas 1-0
Topalov, Veselin - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½

Here are the links to both the chess games of Magnus Carlsen that he lost against Ivanchuk and Grischuk on the final day and the earlier Carlsen win over Karjakin.


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