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    2020 Speed Chess Championship‎ Nov 1 - Dec 13

    Featuring Carlsen, Caruana, Naka, MVL, Alireza and other top players in the final 16.



    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.
    The bracket will feature eight invited players and eight qualified players.
    The invites in the main bracket will be seeded as listed above.
    The main bracket will be a single-elimination knockout.
    The winner of each match advances to the next line in the bracket.
    If a match is tied after the last 1+1 bullet game, a tiebreak of four additional 1+1 games will be played as a mini-match.
    If a match is still tied after the mini-match tiebreaker, a single armageddon game will be played: White 5+0, Black 3+0, Black gets draw odds. The player with the highest Chess.com blitz rating at the start of the armageddon chooses his color.

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    Fedoseev beat Firouzja 15-14. Fedoseev is a monster at these short time controls, next he almost certainly will play Nakamura in what should be a great match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    Fedoseev beat Firouzja 15-14. Fedoseev is a monster at these short time controls, next he almost certainly will play Nakamura in what should be a great match.
    Yeah that was an awesome match, I watched that yesterday. Great commentary from Giri and Rensch. Great match, going into overtime with the match squared up by Alireza winning the last 2 bullet games in normal time. I think if you take the increment away, it would favour Alireza more. Fedoseev definitely a deserving winner though.
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    There was a great game in Carlsen's R1 match I wanted to highlight also. Was a very lopsided match, Carlsen had won about 11 in a row. But then this game. Carlsen seemed to be rolling, with a strong attacking position on the white side of a benoni type structure. Parhan sacced a piece for just 2 pawns and turned the tables, and it was Parhan pressing. The game had a rather amusing finish, reminiscent (trolling?) a recent Alireza-Magnus clash.

    Starts around 2:28.30
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    Wesley So through the round of 16 with an emphatic win over Nodirbek Abdussatorov. Actually the margin was worse at one stage, before Nodi won the final 2 bullet games.

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    The round of 16 has finished now, with some high profile casualities like Caruana, Giri, Nepo, Alireza etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    The round of 16 has finished now, with some high profile casualities like Caruana, Giri, Nepo, Alireza etc.
    I am tipping Carlsen to play Naka in the final.I would not be surprised to see So or Duda in the final.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    The round of 16 has finished now, with some high profile casualities like Caruana, Giri, Nepo, Alireza etc.
    Most of those losing was not a surprise, really only Nepo losing is at all surprising.

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    Next is QF: December 3, 2020 (time to be announced): Nakamura vs. Fedoseev

    https://www.chess.com/article/view/2...hampionship#ko

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    Usual suspects playing over and over again .
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Usual suspects playing over and over again .
    I cannot see Naka losing unless he is out of form or unwell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metro View Post
    Next is QF: December 3, 2020 (time to be announced): Nakamura vs. Fedoseev

    https://www.chess.com/article/view/2...hampionship#ko
    December 3, 2020 at 9 a.m. Pacific / December 4 at 4 a.m. AEDT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metro View Post
    December 3, 2020 at 9 a.m. Pacific / December 4 at 4 a.m. AEDT.
    Yes but there's 2 before that.

    December 2, 2020 at 9 a.m. Pacific/ 18:00 Central Europe: Aronian vs. Vachier-Lagrave
    December 3, 2020 at 5 a.m. Pacific / 14:00 Central Europe: Carlsen vs. Artemiev
    December 3, 2020 at 9 a.m. Pacific / 18:00 Central Europe: Nakamura vs. Fedoseev
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    SF Carlsen- MVL
    SF Nakamura -So.
    Nakamura dominated Fedoseev in QF 21.5 -5.5.

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