Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Interesting tidbits about the World Blitz Championship
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Here are some interesting tidbits about the 2009 World Championship:
Magnus defeated the 2nd (Anand), 3rd (Karjakin), 4th (Kramnik), and 5th place (Grischuk) finishers by a total score of 8-0! His performance rating was near 2900 and he did not lose any single match against any player. He also defeated 20 of 21 opponents at least once (except the 2008 World Blitz Champion Leinier Dominguez - both games were drawn).
21 of 22 players (except Kosteniuk) performed at 2600+ level and above and 2 players performed over 2800 (Carlsen and Anand). 14 players performed over 2700 (Carlsen, Anand, Karjakin, Kramnik, Grischuk, Svidler, Ponomariov, Leko, Mamedyarov, Morozevich, Gashimov, Aronian, Dominguez, and Bareev).
Carlsen scored the most wins with 28, followed by Anand, Karjakin, and Kramnik, all with 20 wins.
The oldest player is Karpov and the youngest is Carlsen. They split their match 1-1 with Karpov winning the first and Carlsen the second.
There are 4 World Champions / FIDE World Champions in this event. Judit scored 1-1 against Anand, 1-1 against Karpov, 1-1 against Ponomariov, and 1.5-0.5 against Kramnik.
The average rating of the 22 players are 2718. 26.40% of the games were drawn. Approximately 38.96% were won by White and 34.63% were won by Black.