Reports | November 26, 2010 3:24

Videos from the World Blitz, part 2

Videos from the World Blitz, part 2In this second and last report we return once more to the World Blitz Championship in Moscow. We give even more games and videos than last time, one edited by Macauley Peterson - Nakamura-Andreikin, a nice King's Gambit Accepted, Muzio Gambit. Enjoy!


Update:
Going through these games again, because of the videos, it struck me that probably more than 50% of the games were not saved correctly. (For this report for I think eight games I had to add or correct moves). Thus, they didn’t make it to TWIC correctly, which is a big shame for something official like an FIDE World Championship. Each board, and each game, had its own arbiter – they should be writing down the moves, like was done during the tiebreaks of the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Grischuk-Carlsen (round 19)

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Carlsen-Nakamura (round 20)

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Kramnik-Nakamura (round 21)

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Carlsen-Kramnik (round 22)

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Grischuk-Aronian (round 23)

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Carlsen-Caruana (round 26)

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Aronian-Carlsen (round 27)

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Grischuk-Nakamura (round 29)

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Kramnik-Grischuk (round 30)

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Aronian-Savchenko (round 31)

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To finish our coverage of the World Blitz Championship, here is one more video, edited by Macauley Peterson, of the game Nakamura-Andreikin, a nice King's Gambit Accepted, Muzio Gambit.

Nakamura-Andreikin (round 36)

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Founder and editor-in-chief of ChessVibes.com, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.

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Peter Doggers's picture

Indeed, the software often can't keep track, especially when quick exchanges are involved (or if someone promotes, and the pawn is taken before a new piece is put up - then the software simply stops recording).

test's picture

Why isn't there a chess engine running that selects the move that makes sense? Better than to stop recording altogether.

Sander's picture

Peter, has anyone told you yet that the moves from the game Aronian-Savchenko arent the same as the video?

bob's picture

Nakamura-Andreikin is a fantastic game. Best blitz game for ages I should think. :-)

Jan's picture

Only losses by Kramnik published. ---deleted ---

Zeblakov's picture

I followed most of Naka losses and I noticed that he has real problems with the knight.
He overlook knight forks in 1 or 2 moves:
In his game (with B) Vs Karjakin he missed Rxc8 and knight fork
In his game (with B) Vs Carlsen he missed a knight move and then lost a piece.
In his game (with B) Vs Aronian he missed a knight move and therefore lost his queen.

And the famous game Vs Grishuk in Tal memorial when he missed a knight fork in 1.
Mayße ßecause the knight moves in a non eulidean way unlike the other pieces.

Pal G.'s picture

Thank you for the videos, corrections and reports. Watching them is like being there, especially some of the 720p vids, full screen.

Is it possible they are having problems with the PGN moves is due to the fact they are playing blitz, and the software can't keep up? Or is the consensus that FIDE is being lazy and not correcting the games now that the dust has settled?

ebutaljib's picture

What does FIDE have to do with anything??? It's organizers fault, not FIDE.

Victor's picture

Thanks for the videos, just two little details:

1. As the guys in youtube says, the video Carlsen against Caruana is broken.
2. Aronian-Savchenko doesn't match the video and the viewer.

Thanks again :)

Pandolfi - FICS's picture

Hi, wonderful job by chessvibes again!
Only a comment: the game Aronian-Savchenko (round 31) showed in the video doesn't correspond with the game displayed in the game viewer.

Thank you for the great coverage.

Peter Doggers's picture

Carlsen-Caruana now works too!

Rob Brown's picture

The video and the game for Aronian - Savchenko don't match.

Peter Doggers's picture

Uploading Carlsen-Caruana again. Moves Aronian-Savchenko corrected, thanks. Which brings me to something I didn't write before: going through these games again, because of the videos, it struck me that probably more than 50% of the games were not saved correctly. (For this report for I think eight games I had to add or correct moves). Thus, they didn't make it to TWIC correctly, which is a big shame for something official like an FIDE World Championship. Each board, and each game, had its own arbiter - IMHO they should be writing down the moves, like was done during the tiebreaks of the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Thomas's picture

Of course it's nice to have complete and correct game scores, but - even if he manages to write down moves that quickly and recognize his own hurried handwriting - is this the arbiter's job? Shouldn't he rather focus on whether a player premoves, or attempts to take a move back? He cannot interfer by himself, but needs to know what happened if a player complains. Unless draw claims based on threefold repetition, let alone the 50 move rule, are possible in blitz and have to be verified by the arbiter .... .

What actually happens may work best: deducing game scores from videos, which can be replayed as often as needed, maybe even in slow motion. The only remaining problem: games between tailenders may not be recorded correctly, because noone was filming e.g. Savchenko-Andreikin

test's picture

Why can't these electronic boards keep up with the moves, I never quite understood that. (Electromagnetic information travels at the speed of light. ;))

I also wonder if this is the arbiters job and if the arbiter will be able to keep up in some of these mad time scrambles. (Similarly it's not the arbiters job to inform the players of a threefold repetition, the players have to claim it and then the arbiter verifies, same for reaching time control.)

Remember Radjabov - Smeets from Corus? Somebody knocked over a piece, a flag fell and it was a big mess, typical for these mad time scrambles. It is for situations like that that we need the arbiter and I would also prefer that he's concentrating on the game instead of keeping up with the score sheet.

But I would like the opinion of an arbiter about this.

silvakov's picture

they can arrange everything but 10 cameras to record every game? I mean, they were even doing some nice video coverage, put some more cameras in order to caption all the games and problem solved...

wintermute's picture

why so many carlsen videos?.there are no radjabov games, and only one aronian video in the first part. in the chessbase site is the same situation, i want to see more radjabov and aronian games, after all they won the tournament.

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