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    CC Grandmaster Adamski's Avatar
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    Magnus has been a champion at rapid chess (too) for a few years.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    CC Grandmaster Capablanca-Fan's Avatar
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    Don't these sites believe in crosstables?
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    CC Grandmaster Desmond's Avatar
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    Winners are grinners!

    I didn't realise that Carlsen isn't #1 in rapid ratings (Caurana is).
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    CC International Master Agent Smith's Avatar
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    [Event "FIDE World Blitz 2014"]
    [Site "Dubai UAE"]
    [Date "2014.06.19"]
    [Round "9.5"]
    [White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
    [Black "Polgar, Judit"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [WhiteElo "2743"]
    [BlackElo "2685"]
    [ECO "A45"]
    [EventDate "2014.06.19"]
    [WhiteTitle "GM"]
    [BlackTitle "GM"]
    [Opening "Trompovsky attack (Ruth, Opovcensky opening)"]
    [WhiteFideId "13401319"]
    [BlackFideId "700070"]

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    [Event "FIDE World Blitz 2014"]
    [Site "Dubai UAE"]
    [Date "2014.06.20"]
    [Round "21.1"]
    [White "Carlsen, Magnus"]
    [Black "Korobov, Anton"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [WhiteElo "2881"]
    [BlackElo "2680"]
    [ECO "D45"]
    [EventDate "2014.06.19"]
    [WhiteTitle "GM"]
    [BlackTitle "GM"]
    [Opening "QGD semi-Slav"]
    [Variation "Stoltz variation"]
    [WhiteFideId "1503014"]
    [BlackFideId "14105730"]

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    I guess they need to hold World Allegro Championships (hopefully at MCC - the world capital of Allegro chess), then Magnus can add yet another crown.
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