All information about the Speed Chess Championship, Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Firouzja, Van Foreest Strike, Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Grandelius Beats MVL To Reclaim 1st Place. After two draws, the Frenchman leveled the score and then took the lead right away with another win. Women's Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix final standings: Alexandra Kosteniuk wins the final leg of the Women’s Speed Chess Grand Prix and qualifies for the Super Final match against Anna Ushenina. The three-minute segment ended in a tie which meant that Nakamura was still leading by a point at the start of the bullet. The American grandmaster decided matters in the bullet segment as he defeated GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 18.5-12.5 to win his third Speed Chess title in a row. Chess.com is an internet chess server, internet forum and social networking website. But it remained very close and in the end, I was just able to keep it together and play a couple of good bullet games. Early in the competition, Nakamura stated that his half of the bracket was tougher than Carlsen's. ", 21…Bd6! Friday, November 27, 2020 Filipino GM Wesley So became the first to advance to the semifinals of the ongoing 2020 Speed Chess Championship after thrashing Poland’s top player GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda, 16-10, in their quarterfinal match at the chess.com server over the weekend. "I think there were a few critical moments where both Maxime and I had a chance to maybe take a big advantage which could have perhaps been insurmountable. Main Event Format: Each 2020 Speed Chess Championship match will feature 90 minutes of 5/1 blitz, 60 minutes of 3/1 blitz, and 30 minutes of 1/1 bullet chess. Next Post Next Banter Blitz. "First of all, congrats to Hikaru," said Vachier-Lagrave. The 73rd Russian Championship is a 12-player round-robin tournament taking place from 5-16 December 2020 in the Central Chess Club in Moscow, Russia. "It was a very tense and very difficult final match," Nakamura said afterward. Fresh air? Instead of winning prosaically, he went for the brilliancy prize but lost material and the game. Speed Chess Championship 2020, Online ... Annotated games and results of the Speed Chess Championship 2020, Online chess tournament. By Ed Scimia on December 11, 2020 3 min read French grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave pulled off a major upset in the Speed Chess Championship on Friday, defeating World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen 13-11 to reach the finals of the online blitz and bullet tournament. ", Nakamura praised his opponent: "First of all, a lot of credit has to go to Maxime, not just in the bullet but throughout the match because he defended extremely well. Instead of winning prosaically, he went for the brilliancy prize but lost material and the game: The three-minute segment ended in a tie, so Nakamura was still leading by a point at the start of the bullet. The first one, Nakamura afterward admitted was an extraordinarily good game by the Frenchman for this time control. The 2020 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship takes place 1st November to 13th December 2020. Featuring Carlsen, Caruana, Naka, MVL, Alireza and other top players in the final 16. Each individual match featured 90 minutes of 5+1 blitz, 60 minutes of 3+1 blitz, and 30 minutes of 1+1 bullet chess. 1 will tangle anew in the quarterfinals of the 2020 Elite Speed Chess Championship. The three are Vladimir Fedoseev, who narrowly ousted teen sensation Aliresa Firouzja, 15-14; Wesley So, who booted out 16-year-old Nodirbek Abdussatorov, 18-10; and […] We are so excited to partner with you. ½ final versus Carlsen. There is no fixed number of games, they will play until the allotted time is up. The 2020 Speed Chess Championship Final - Vachier-Lagrave vs. Nakamura The 2020 Speed Chess Championship is a 16 player knockout, organized by chess.com. "First of all, congrats to Hikaru," said Vachier-Lagrave. 6 Alexey Sarana 18-7 in the final. The first of Nakamura's three wins was remarkable for the middlegame that appeared. In the middle of the three-minute segment, with 8-8 on the scoreboard, Vachier-Lagrave made a rare error in his calculations. The title win earned the 16-year old Sarin $8,766 and enabled him to qualify for the 2020 Speed Chess Championship Final which will feature the world's best players. But the American GM turned things around, putting together a decisive string of victories to capture his third straight title in the online bullet and blitz chess event. The players will play 90 minutes of 5+1 games, then 60 minutes of 3+1, then 30 minutes of 1+1. On Thursday, November 19 (Friday, November 20, Philippine time), the Filipino-born So and the Polish No. The 16 years old emerged winner in the Chess.com's 2020 Junior Speed Online Chess Championship, beating Russia's world junior No. Back on board! 11 Dec 2020. "It was a very tense and very difficult final match," Nakamura said afterward. Young Indian player Nihal Sarin emerged winner in the Chess.com's 2020 Junior Speed Online Chess Championship, beating Russia's world junior No. On Saturday GM Hikaru Nakamura won the 2020 Speed Chess Championship final presented by OnJuno. The American grandmaster decided matters in the bullet segment as he defeated GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 18.5-12.5 to win his third Speed Chess title in a row. That's how close things were. The title win earned the 16-year old Sarin USD 8,766 and enabled him to qualify for the 2020 Speed Chess Championship Final, which will feature the world's best players. 25. "Of course, there were moments where I put up a great fight, but in the end, I think he deserved to win and played more consistently. Re2 Bxe5 28. You could say that, after eliminating Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was actually the one having survived the toughest half. pic.twitter.com/mX8hj5erTi. Post navigation. www.chess.com. Bxe5 Qg5! We were the proud sponsors for this event by @chesscom. FIDE and Chess.com announce the Women’s Speed Chess Championship MCF Secretariat 15/06/2020 0 COMMENTS FIDE and Chess.com are pleased to announce the Women’s Speed Chess Championship that will held from 18th June until 20th July 2020. However, where Carlsen clearly had an off-day, Nakamura didn't. Then it was Nakamura's turn again. Here's the first, one that Nakamura afterward admitted was an extraordinarily good game by the Frenchman for this time control. Maxime played extremely well so a lot of credit to him for playing a fantastic match.". The tournament ran November 1-December 12, 2020 on Chess.com. Hikaru Nakamura has won the chess.com Speed Chess Championship after blowing Maxime Vachier-Lagrave away with a 7.5/8 burst at the end. pic.twitter.com/R9SCErJqSO. "I calculated this whole tactic with this Ne5, Nf5 idea, and then Maxime found 21...Rxc1 and 22...Bd6, which was amazing. The 16 player final follows a long series of qualifying events which … On Friday, Vachier-Lagrave shocked the world by defeating GM Magnus Carlsen 13-11 in their semifinal match to earn his spot in the final. The American grandmaster decided matters in the bullet segment as he defeated GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 18.5-12.5 to win his third Speed Chess title in a … He was completely winning and then spoiled a drawn rook endgame: In the middle of the three-minute segment, with 8-8 on the scoreboard, MVL made a rare error in his calculations. "This first bullet game was insane when he found this 22...Bd6 move," Nakamura said. 2020 Speed Chess Championship‎ Nov 1 - Dec 13. Nakamura clinches 2020 Speed Chess Championship. On camera, you can really see Nakamura telling himself in his head: "This is enough, come on! Final scores were So 9/11, Xiong 8.5/11, Ray Robson 7.5/11, with Nakamura ninth on 5/11. But it remained very close and in the end, I was just able to keep it together and play a couple of good bullet games. Perhaps the fact that he started with two losses against GM Magnus Carlsen in the semifinal before beating him, helped MVL to get over this. Carlsen, made it; Naka, broke it! Even though this is his natural habitat, he lost the first two 1|1 games. The title win earned the 16-year old Sarin USD 8,766 and enabled him to qualify for the 2020 Speed Chess Championship Final which will feature the world’s best players. ", Maxime wasn't surprised that he took an early lead in the bullet phase: "I am nowhere near Hikaru's level in 1|0 but in 1|1 I can give it a fight even though at the end I sort of started drifting away. Early in the competition, Nakamura stated th The title win earned the 16-year-old Sarin USD 8,766 and enabled him to qualify for the 2020 Speed Chess Championship Final which will feature the world’s best players. Well, no, it arrived from a Sicilian! The American grandmaster decided matters in the bullet segment as he defeated GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 18.5-12.5 to win his third Speed Chess title in a row. Early in the competition, Nakamura stated that his half of the bracket was tougher than Carlsen's. WSCC 2020: Schedule and Results. The Speed Chess Championship is an elite knockout tournament taking place on Chess.com and featuring most of the best blitz chess players in the world. He showed great calculation, as he would do throughout the match. Perhaps the fact that he started with two losses against GM Magnus Carlsen in the semifinal before beating him helped MVL to get over this: After two draws, MVL leveled the score and then took the lead right away with another win. It was an incredible find in a bullet game especially. @GMHikaru physically shakes off a tough loss and brings complete focus. "This first bullet game was insane when he found this 22...Bd6 move," Nakamura said. The match started with an atrocious blunder by Vachier-Lagrave that you normally don't see happening in a five-minute game. The site has a freemium model in which some features are available for free, and others for accounts with subscriptions. This was surely a Breyer Ruy Lopez, right? 6:00 pm CET. Each match had three different time controls: 90 minutes of 5+1 games, 60 minutes of 3+1 games, and 30 minutes of 1+1 games. Recent Posts. At one point, Vachier-Lagrave even tried the King's Gambit (with a Vienna game move-order) with a quick Bxf7+ sacrifice. Each individual match featured 90 minutes of 5+1 blitz, 60 minutes of 3+1 blitz, and 30 minutes of 1+1 bullet chess. Live online chess can be played against other users at rapid, blitz or bullet time controls, with a number of chess variants available. 23. Ndc6 Bxc6 24. g4 Bb5! The event has been set up consisting of 4 major stages of play: However, while Carlsen clearly had an off-day, Nakamura didn't. Just when everyone was anticipating another speed showdown between Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura in the Chess.com 2020 Speed Chess Championship final presented by OnJuno, Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave had to go and spoil the script by beating the world champion in their semifinal clash, defeating the Norwegian 13-11, to instead claim a spot in Saturday’s Read More Previous Post Previous Skilling Open. The tournament ran November 1-December 12, 2020 on Chess.com. It was an incredible find in a bullet game especially. Speed Chess Championship Final Between Nakamura and Vachier-Lagrave, Starting Now Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 12:01PM The first game of the 2020 Chess.com Speed Chess Championshipis underway. He had done the same against Nakamura in their 2016 Grandmaster Blitz Battle semifinal when it was good for a quick win, but this time Nakamura ended on top: Vachier-Lagrave earned $4,032.26 based on win percentage; Nakamura won $10,000 for the victory plus $5,967.74 on percentage for a total of $15,967.74. Humpy's brilliant run at the final leg of FIDE chess.com Women's Speed Chess Championship came to an end as she lost to former Women's World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk by 5-7. Until the third bullet game, the answer was "yes" as the Frenchman with three names was actually leading by a point. Annotated games and results of the Speed Chess Championship 2020, Online chess tournament. Earn a 2.15% bonus rate with the most powerful checking account, with no hidden fees and higher return rates than most savings accounts. Nakamura had himself to blame for dropping to plus-one instead of making plus-three before the break. 12/13/2020 – The final of the Speed Chess Championship between Hikaru Nakamura and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was played on Saturday, with Nakamura getting a clear 18½:12½ victory. Chess won tonight! For a moment during the one-minute portion of the 2020 Speed Chess Championship final, it looked as though Maxime Vachier-Lagrave might beat Hikaru Nakamura at his own game. "I think there were a few critical moments where both Maxime and I had a chance to maybe take a big advantage, which could have perhaps been insurmountable. On Saturday GM Hikaru Nakamura won the 2020 Speed Chess Championship final presented by OnJuno. Congrats #SpeedChess Champ @GMHikaru. It felt like he was defending a lot better than traditionally he has in a lot of games. The American grandmaster decided matters in the bullet segment as he defeated GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 18.5-12.5 to win his third Speed Chess title in a row. It was the 3rd Speed Chess title in a row for Hikaru, but the first time he’d won the event when Magnus Carlsen played. ", The turning point of the match came after those two bullet wins by MVL. Nakamura had himself to blame for dropping to plus one instead of making plus three before the break. Sarin had beaten American Andrew Tang, Australia’s Anton Smirnov and Armenian Haik Martirosyan en route the title. It's your interest, take it. Up until the third bullet game, the answer was "yes" as the Frenchman with three names was actually leading by a point there. Even though this is his natural habitat, he lost the first two 1|1 games. Make the switch to OnJuno and earn 10% cashback on all Chess.com membership purchases. Maxime played extremely well, so a lot of credit to him for playing a fantastic match.". On Saturday GM Hikaru Nakamura won the 2020 Speed Chess Championship final presented by OnJuno. 0-1. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from … The big question was: could he do it again in the final? ", Nakamura praised his opponent: "First of all, a lot of credit has to go to Maxime, not just in the bullet but throughout the match because he defended extremely well. Nakamura’s superiority only came to light in the bullet-chess section. The Speed Chess Championship is an elite knockout tournament taking place on Chess.com and featuring most of the best blitz chess players in the world. Hikaru Nakamura, Speed Chess Championship 2020 The final of the Speed Chess Championship between Hikaru Nakamura and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was played on Saturday, with Nakamura getting a clear 18½:12½ victory. You could say that MVL, after eliminating Carlsen, was actually the one having survived the toughest half. The match started with an atrocious blunder by Vachier-Lagrave that normally isn't seen in a five-minute game. He won games seven, eight, and nine. The stage is set for the 2020 Speed Chess Championship Final presented by OnJuno. To his credit, Hikaru shook off tough losses, brought complete focus, and scored 8/9 to win the match. "I calculated this whole tactic with this Ne5, Nf5 idea, and then Maxime found 21...Rxc1 and 22...Bd6 which was amazing. A total of 31 blitz and bullet games were played with three different time controls. The turning point of the match came after those two bullet wins by the Frenchman. Here we go again! ", The turning point. Re1 Ng6 27. He won games seven, eight, and nine. 6 Alexey Sarana 18-7 in the final. The big question was: could he do it again in the final? He showed great calculation, as he would do throughout the match: Then it was Nakamura's turn again. NM Ryo Chen defeated FM Marco Materia in the 2020 ChessKid Youth Speed Chess Championship Final. 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