World Blitz Chess Championship

Moscow, 21-22 November 2007

The World Blitz Chess Championship 2007 will take place 21-22 November in Moscow. In the tournament will play the 10 participants of the Tal Memorial Tournament 2007, 2 wild cards: V. Anand and A. Karpov, and 6 players who qualified from the first-phase event. The participants list is impressive and includes the current world champion Vishy Anand, the ex world champions Kramnik, Ponomariov, Karpov, and Kasimdzhanov, and any young talents such as Carlsen, Mamedyarov, Grischuk, Morozevich, Bactrot. The only one missing from the WCC participants is Levon Aronian.

The qualification tournament took place in Moscow, 19-20 November. It was won by Kasimdzhanov with 15,0, followed by Bacrot, Adams, and Savchenko with 14,5, with a total of 64 players. Special attention deserves the participation of the 17 years old Ian Nepomniachtchi, who finished 15th with 12 points.

Participants World Blitz Chess Championship 2007

1 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2801

2 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2787

3 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2785

5 Leko, Peter g HUN 2755

6 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2755

7 Mamedyarov, Shakhriar g AZE 2752

10 Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2739

11 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2736

12 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2732

13 Adams, Michael g ENG 2729

15 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2715

16 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2714

17 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2714

21 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2705

23 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2695

29 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2690

35 Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2676

43 Karpov, Anatoly g RUS 2670

Photos from the World Blitz Championship 2007 qualifier

Blitz Georgiev Adams
Blitz Lahno

More about the World Blitz Championship players

Anand is world chess champion – review of the World Championship in Mexico

Kamsky – Mamedyarov – live comments from Mtel Masters

Photos and info – official website

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