2015

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave takes lead in World Blitz Championship

Maxime Vachier-LagraveThe 2015 FIDE World Blitz Chess Championship started Tuesday at the Bolle Meierei in Berlin, Germany, with 184 world’s top players competing for the prestigious title and 200,000 USD prize fund.

After the first day and eleven rounds of play Maxime Vachier-Lagrave from France emerged sole leader with 9,5/11 points. He lost only to defending champion Magnus Carlsen and conceded one draw, to Teimour Radjabov.

Vachier-Lagrave said in the interview with FIDE Press Officer Goran Urosevic that his “first day in blitz was perfect”. He modestly added that “Magnus is still the favourite to win the Championship.”

Half a point behind the leader is Magnus Carlsen, who drew against Armenians Tigran Petrosian and Levon Aronian, and lost to World Cup winner Sergey Karjakin in the final game of the day.

Sergey Karjakin and Leinier Dominguez are on 8,5 points each.

Replay games with analysis / Official website

The last ten rounds are starting from Wednesday 14:00 local time.

Round 11 standings:

1. GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2854 – 9.5
2. GM Carlsen Magnus NOR 2914 – 9
3. GM Karjakin Sergey RUS 2759 – 8.5
4. GM Dominguez Perez Leinier CUB 2717 – 8.5
5. GM Aronian Levon ARM 2817 – 8
6. GM Radjabov Teimour AZE 2808 – 8
7. GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS 2763 – 8
8. GM Petrosian Tigran L. ARM 2630 – 7.5
9. GM Socko Bartosz POL 2616 – 7.5
10. GM Perunovic Milos SRB 2623 – 7.5
11. GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2634 – 7.5
12. GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2641 – 7.5
13. GM Vovk Yuri UKR 2566 – 7.5
14. GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2655 – 7.5
15. GM Bocharov Dmitry RUS 2679 – 7.5
16. GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2689 – 7.5
17. GM Eljanov Pavel UKR 2680 – 7.5
18. GM Movsesian Sergei ARM 2657 – 7.5
19. GM Grischuk Alexander RUS 2814 – 7.5
20. GM Gelfand Boris ISR 2743 – 7.5
21. GM Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS 2694 – 7.5
22. GM Svidler Peter RUS 2726 – 7.5
23. GM Leko Peter HUN 2736 – 7.5
24. GM Onischuk Vladimir UKR 2743 – 7.5
25. GM Edouard Romain FRA 2684 – 7.5
26. GM Bartel Mateusz POL 2636 – 7
27. GM Fedoseev Vladimir RUS 2765 – 7
28. GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof POL 2675 – 7
29. GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2777 – 7
30. GM Zvjaginsev Vadim RUS 2659 – 7
31. GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2677 – 7
32. GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2749 – 7
33. GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2688 – 7
34. GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2682 – 7
35. GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2642 – 6.5
36. GM Moiseenko Alexander UKR 2607 – 6.5
37. GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2640 – 6.5
38. GM Gajewski Grzegorz POL 2520 – 6.5
39. GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 2781 – 6.5
40. GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2633 – 6.5
41. GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2516 – 6.5
42. GM Zhang Zhong SIN 2635 – 6.5
43. GM Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2789 – 6.5
44. GM Fridman Daniel GER 2589 – 6.5
45. GM Lagno Kateryna RUS 2574 – 6.5
46. GM Swiercz Dariusz POL 2555 – 6.5
47. GM Fressinet Laurent FRA 2699 – 6.5
48. GM Dreev Aleksey RUS 2741 – 6.5
49. GM Anand Viswanathan IND 2791 – 6.5
50. GM Alekseev Evgeny RUS 2729 – 6.5
51. GM Korobov Anton UKR 2705 – 6.5
52. GM Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2770 – 6.5
53. GM Morozevich Alexander RUS 2743 – 6.5
54. GM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2701 – 6.5
55. GM Meier Georg GER 2723 – 6.5
56. GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo VEN 2700 – 6.5
57. GM Huzman Alexander ISR 2580 – 6.5
58. IM Bogdanovich Stanislav UKR 2804 – 6.5
59. GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2700 – 6.5
60. GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2684 – 6.5
61. GM Munoz Pantoja Miguel ESP 2621 – 6.5
62. GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2690 – 6.5
63. GM Ponkratov Pavel RUS 2666 – 6.5
64. GM Bacrot Etienne FRA 2652 – 6.5
65. GM Akopian Vladimir ARM 2654 – 6
66. GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2635 – 6
67. GM Riazantsev Alexander RUS 2658 – 6
68. GM Khairullin Ildar RUS 2599 – 6
69. GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2627 – 6
70. GM Pavlidis Antonios GRE 2519 – 6
71. GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2605 – 6
72. GM Demuth Adrien FRA 2478 – 6
73. GM Bluebaum Matthias GER 2562 – 6
74. GM Navara David CZE 2806 – 6
75. GM Bindrich Falko GER 2562 – 6
76. GM Adhiban Baskaran IND 2607 – 6
77. GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2652 – 6
78. GM Milanovic Danilo SRB 2556 – 6
79. GM Malakhov Vladimir RUS 2707 – 6
80. GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2609 – 6
81. GM Motylev Alexander RUS 2594 – 6
82. GM Savchenko Boris RUS 2728 – 6
83. GM Rublevsky Sergei RUS 2682 – 6
84. GM Volokitin Andrei UKR 2622 – 5.5
. GM Hausrath Daniel GER 2499 – 5.5
86. GM Lenic Luka SLO 2637 – 5.5
87. GM Ivanisevic Ivan SRB 2615 – 5.5
88. IM Abel Dennes GER 2478 – 5.5
89. GM Al-Sayed Mohammed QAT 2525 – 5.5
90. GM Belov Vladimir RUS 2614 – 5.5
91. GM Bezold Michael GER 2509 – 5.5
92. GM Grigoriants Sergey RUS 2595 – 5.5
93. IM Hirneise Tobias GER 2464 – 5.5
94. GM Riff Jean-Noel FRA 2497 – 5.5
95. GM Borisek Jure SLO 2583 – 5.5
96. GM Antipov Mikhail Al. RUS 2499 – 5.5
97. GM Wagner Dennis GER 2415 – 5.5
98. GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2720 – 5.5
99. GM Papin Vasily RUS 2563 – 5.5
100. GM Nepomniachtchi Ian RUS 2831 – 5.5
101. GM Bachmann Axel PAR 2633 – 5.5
102. GM Piorun Kacper POL 2501 – 5.5
103. GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2562 – 5.5
104. GM Ragger Markus AUT 2656 – 5.5
105. GM Hjartarson Johann ISL 2632 – 5.5
106. GM Harikrishna Pentala IND 2680 – 5.5
107. GM Roiz Michael ISR 2614 – 5.5
108. GM Postny Evgeny ISR 2601 – 5.5
109. GM Bok Benjamin NED 2635 – 5.5
110. GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2585 – 5.5
111. GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy UKR 2610 – 5
112. GM Ehlvest Jaan USA 2558 – 5
113. GM Mikhalevski Victor ISR 2538 – 5
114. GM Anton Guijarro David ESP 2651 – 5
115. GM Guliyev Namig AZE 2512 – 5
116. GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2688 – 5
117. GM Agdestein Simen NOR 2575 – 5
118. GM Seirawan Yasser USA 2598 – 5
119. IM Ladva Ottomar EST 2392 – 5
120. GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2710 – 5
121. GM Naumann Alexander GER 2543 – 5
122. GM Bauer Christian FRA 2670 – 5
123. IM Carlstedt Jonathan GER 2323 – 5
124. IM Tari Aryan NOR 2345 – 5
125. GM Lagarde Maxime FRA 2575 – 5
126. GM Nikolic Predrag BIH 2606 – 5
127. GM Godena Michele ITA 2547 – 5
128. GM Grandelius Nils SWE 2628 – 5
129. GM Nielsen Peter Heine DEN 2572 – 5
130. GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2639 – 5
131. GM Stefansson Hannes ISL 2619 – 5
132. IM Schneider Ilja GER 2591 – 4.5
133. GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2550 – 4.5
134. GM Stern Rene GER 2539 – 4.5
135. IM Svane Rasmus GER 2517 – 4.5
136. GM Donchenko Alexander GER 2503 – 4.5
137. IM Sanal Vahap TUR 2542 – 4.5
138. IM Van Foreest Jorden NED 2354 – 4.5
139. IM Heimann Andreas GER 2548 – 4.5
140. GM Hansen Eric CAN 2562 – 4.5
141. GM Rabiega Robert GER 2504 – 4.5
142. GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 2702 – 4.5
143. GM Schmaltz Roland GER 2538 – 4.5
144. GM Agrest Evgenij SWE 2596 – 4.5
145. GM Dlugy Maxim USA 2676 – 4.5
146. GM Polzin Rainer GER 2409 – 4.5
147. GM Van Wely Loek NED 2669 – 4.5
148. GM Sumets Andrey UKR 2644 – 4.5
149. GM Kovalev Vladislav BLR 2510 – 4
150. GM Hasangatin Ramil RUS 2509 – 4
151. GM Shabalov Alexander USA 2544 – 4
152. GM Shchekachev Andrei FRA 2540 – 4
153. FM Carow Johannes GER 2417 – 4
154. IM Krnan Tomas CAN 2424 – 4
155. GM Ernst Sipke NED 2470 – 4
156. GM Kunin Vitaly GER 2506 – 4
157. GM Teske Henrik GER 2455 – 4
158. IM Pham Le Thao Nguyen VIE 2361 – 4
159. GM Olafsson Helgi ISL 2537 – 4
160. FM Bruedigam Martin GER 2282 – 4
161. IM Valdes Romero Leonardo CRC 2500 – 4
162. GM Petursson Margeir ISL 2525 – 4
163. GM Richter Michael GER 2513 – 4
164. GM Halkias Stelios GRE 2580 – 4
165. IM Ben Artzi Ido ISR 2330 – 4
166. GM Rasmussen Allan Stig DEN 2576 – 4
167. GM Fedorchuk Sergey A. UKR 2612 – 4
168. GM Handke Florian GER 2530 – 3.5
169. WGM Berend Elvira LUX 2370 – 3.5
170. CM Choukri Adel MAR 2207 – 3.5
171. GM Maze Sebastien FRA 2550 – 3.5
172. WGM Kulon Klaudia POL 2286 – 3.5
173. IM Seel Christian Dr. GER 2512 – 3.5
174. FM Przybylski Wojciech POL 2474 – 3.5
175. Lagunow Raphael GER 2233 – 3.5
176. Vogel Roven GER 2263 – 3
177. FM Wendt Jan-Dietrich GER 2332 – 3
178. IM Thiede Lars GER 2441 – 3
179. IM Camacho Collados Jose KOR 2315 – 3
180. IM Hovhannisyan Mher BEL 2509 – 3
181. IM Carstensen Jacob DEN 2335 – 3
182. GM Pavlovic Milos SRB 2485 – 2.5
183. Hilverda Alexander GER 2396 – 2.5
184. Thornton Giovanni Antonio NZL 2191 – 2.5
185. Sawlin Leonid GER 2258 – 2
186. Cordeiro Marco Aurelio Zaror BRA 2208 – 2
187. Koehler Gerhard Dr. GER 2178 – 2
188. WIM Zepeda Lorena ESA 2108 – 1

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