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Magnus Carlsen wins the World Blitz Chess Championships 2017

Posted by 365Chess.com on December 30, 2017 in Chess news

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Inarkiev, Ernesto (2689) [B20]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (1.1), 2017-12-29
1. e4 c5 2. a3 Nc6 3. b4 cxb4 4. axb4 Nxb4 5. d4 d5 6. c3 Nc6 7. exd5 Qxd5 8. Na3 Bf5 9. Nb5 Rc8 10. Nxa7 Nxa7 11. Rxa7 e5 12. Nf3 exd4 13. Nxd4 Bd7 14. Nb5 Qxd1+ 15. Kxd1 Bc6 16. Bd3 Bc5 17. Re1+ Ne7 18. Ba3 Bxa3 19. Rxa3 Rd8 20. Nd4 Kd7 21. Ra7 Rhe8 22. Kc2 Kc7 23. Rb1 Rb8 24. f3 Nd5 25. Nxc6 Kxc6 26. Bb5+ Kb6 27. Rxb7+  1 – 0 (view game)

Sjugirov, Sanan (2650) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [A07]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (2.1), 2017-12-29
1. Nf3 g6 2. g3 Bg7 3. Bg2 e5 4. d3 d5 5. O-O Ne7 6. e4 O-O 7. Nc3 dxe4 8. dxe4 c6 9. Be3 f6 10. Qe2 Be6 11. Rad1 Qe8 12. a4 Nd7 13. a5 Nc8 14. b3 Qe7 15. Na4 b5 16. axb6 axb6 17. c4 Qb4 18. Qc2 Rf7 19. Bd2 Qe7 20. Be3 Bf8 21. Rd3 Qe8 22. Rfd1 Rb8 23. h4 h5 24. Nc3 Kh7 25. Qd2 Rb7 26. Ne1 Be7 27. f4 Nc5 28. Bxc5 Bxc5+ 29. Kh2 Rbd7 30. Qe2 Bd4 31. f5 gxf5 32. exf5 Bxf5 33. Qxh5+ Kg7 34. Qxf5 Nd6 35. Qg4+ Kf8 36. Bxc6 Rg7 37. Bxd7 Rxd7 38. Rxd4 exd4 39. Qxd4 Qe6 40. Nf3 Qf5 41. Qf4 Qc2+ 42. Qd2 Qg6 43. Qf2 Ne4 44. Nxe4 Rxd1 45. Nc3 Rc1 46. Ne2 Rc2 47. Nfd4 Ra2 48. Qf3 Qf7 49. h5 Kg8 50. Kh3 Qd7+ 51. Qg4+ Qxg4+ 52. Kxg4 Rd2 53. Kf5 Kf7 54. g4 Rd3 55. b4 Ra3 56. c5 bxc5 57. bxc5 Ra5 58. Nb3 Ra2 59. Ned4 Rf2+ 60. Ke4 Rg2 61. Kf3 Ra2 62. c6 Ra4 63. Ke4 Ke7 64. Kd5 Ra8 65. Nf5+  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Kryvoruchko, Yuriy (2689) [A45]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (3.1), 2017-12-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 e6 3. e3 d5 4. Nf3 c5 5. c3 Nc6 6. Nbd2 Be7 7. Bd3 Nh5 8. Be5 f6 9. Bg3 g6 10. Qe2 Bd7 11. dxc5 Bxc5 12. e4 Nxg3 13. hxg3 dxe4 14. Bxe4 Kf7 15. O-O-O Qc7 16. Nc4 Rad8 17. Qd2 Bc8 18. Qh6 Rxd1+ 19. Rxd1 Kg8 20. g4 Bxf2 21. Bxc6 bxc6 22. g5 Qf4+ 23. Kb1 Qxc4 24. gxf6  1 – 0 (view game)

Anton Guijarro, David (2666) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [A04]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (4.1), 2017-12-29
1. Nf3 b6 2. g3 Bb7 3. Bg2 c5 4. O-O g6 5. d3 Bg7 6. e4 d6 7. c3 Nf6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Re1 Nc6 10. a3 Nd7 11. Nb3 b5 12. d4 a5 13. Be3 a4 14. Nbd2 Qb6 15. d5 Nce5 16. Nxe5 Nxe5 17. Qe2 Ba6 18. f4 b4 19. c4 Nd7 20. Rab1 Rab8 21. Bh3 Rfd8 22. Rf1 Qa5 23. e5 dxe5 24. Ne4 Nb6 25. Rbc1 bxa3 26. bxa3 Nxd5 27. Bf2 exf4 28. Nxc5 Ne3 29. Nxa6 Qxa6 30. Rfe1 Rb2 31. Qf3 Rdd2 32. Bxe3 fxe3 33. c5 Rf2 34. Qd5 e6 35. Qd8+ Bf8 36. c6 Rbc2 37. c7 Qc6 38. Rxc2 Rxc2 39. Rxe3 Qxc7 40. Qxc7 Rxc7 41. Re4 Ra7 42. Bf1 Bxa3  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Akobian, Varuzhan (2647) [A45]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (5.1), 2017-12-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 e6 3. e3 c5 4. c3 b6 5. Nf3 Be7 6. h3 O-O 7. Nbd2 cxd4 8. exd4 Bb7 9. Bd3 d6 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Qe2 a6 12. a4 Re8 13. Bh2 h6 14. Rfe1 Bf8 15. Nc4 Qc7 16. Ne3 Nd5 17. Nxd5 Bxd5 18. Bxa6 Bxf3 19. gxf3 Nf6 20. Bb5 Rec8 21. c4 Qb7 22. b4 g6 23. a5 bxa5 24. bxa5 Qa7 25. Qe3 Rd8 26. a6 Bg7 27. d5 exd5 28. Bc6 dxc4 29. Bxa8 Qxa8 30. Ra5 d5 31. Qb6 d4 32. a7 Rc8 33. Qb8 c3 34. Qxc8+ Qxc8  1 – 0 (view game)

Bortnyk, Olexandr (2610) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [B00]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (6.1), 2017-12-29
1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 g6 5. Be2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. d5 Nb8 8. Re1 c6 9. Bf1 Bg4 10. h3 Bxf3 11. Qxf3 Nbd7 12. Qd1 Rc8 13. Be3 a6 14. a4 Qa5 15. Qd2 Rfe8 16. b4 Qc7 17. Ra3 cxd5 18. exd5 Ne5 19. Rb3 Nc4 20. Bxc4 Qxc4 21. Bd4 Bh6 22. Be3 Bxe3 23. Rxe3 Qf4 24. Qd3 Rc7 25. b5 a5 26. b6 Rc5 27. Rb5 Nd7 28. Rxc5 Nxc5 29. Qb5 Ra8 30. Rxe7 Qc1+ 31. Kh2 Qxc2 32. Ne2 Qf5 33. Qc4 Qxf2 34. Nc3 Qf6 35. Re2 Nd7 36. Ne4 Qf4+ 37. g3 Qe5 38. Qb5 Rd8 39. Qxa5 Nc5 40. Nc3 Qd4 41. Nb5 Qxd5 42. Qb4 Qf3 43. Qd2 Nxa4 44. Rf2 Qc6 45. Qf4 Rf8 46. Qxa4 Qxb6 47. Rd2 d5 48. Nc3 Qe3 49. Qd4 Qxd4 50. Rxd4 Kg7 51. Rxd5 Rc8 52. Nb5 Rc2+ 53. Kg1 Rc1+ 54. Kf2 Rb1 55. h4 Rb2+ 56. Ke3 Rb3+ 57. Kf4 Rb4+ 58. Kf3 Rb3+ 59. Kf4 Rb4+ 60. Nd4 Kf6 61. Rd7 h6 62. g4 Kg7 63. g5 hxg5+ 64. hxg5 Ra4 65. Ke4 Rb4 66. Ke5 Rb6 67. Rc7 Kg8 68. Re7 Kg7 69. Rd7 Kg8 70. Rd6 Rb2 71. Rd8+ Kg7 72. Rd7 Rb6 73. Rc7 Kf8 74. Kd5 Kg8 75. Rd7 Rb1 76. Ke4 Re1+ 77. Kf4 Rb1 78. Nf3 Kg7 79. Ne5 Rf1+ 80. Kg4 Rg1+ 81. Kh4 Rh1+ 82. Kg3 Rg1+ 83. Kf4 Rf1+ 84. Nf3 Rb1 85. Rc7 Rb4+ 86. Ke3 Rb3+ 87. Ke4 Rb5 88. Nd4 Rb6 89. Kd5 Kg8 90. Nf3 Rb5+ 91. Ke4 Rb4+ 92. Nd4 Rb1 93. Nf3 Rb4+ 94. Ke5 Rb5+ 95. Ke4 Rb4+ 96. Nd4 Rb1 97. Ke5 Re1+ 98. Kf4 Rf1+ 99. Nf3 Rb1 100. Ne5 Rf1+ 101. Ke4 Rf5 102. Nf3 b5 103. Re7 Kg7 104. Rb7 Kg8 105. Rc7 Kg7 106. Nd4 Rf1 107. Rb7 Kg8 108. Rxb5 f6 109. Rb8+ Kf7 110. Rb7+ Kg8 111. gxf6 Rxf6 112. Ke5 Rf7 113. Rb6 Kh7 114. Ne6 Rf5+ 115. Ke4 Kh6 116. Nf4 Rg5 117. Ra6 Rg1 118. Ra8 Re1+ 119. Kf3 Rf1+ 120. Kg3 Rg1+ 121. Kf2 Rg4 122. Kf3 Rg1 123. Ne6 g5 124. Nd4 Kg6 125. Kf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Wang, Hao (2709) [A45]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (7.1), 2017-12-29
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 e6 3. e3 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nd2 d5 6. Ngf3 Bd6 7. Bg3 O-O 8. Bb5 Be7 9. Bd3 b6 10. O-O Bb7 11. h3 Bd6 12. Bh4 Be7 13. Qb1 h6 14. a3 Nh5 15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. Ne5 cxd4 17. Nxc6 Bxc6 18. cxd4 Nf6 19. Nf3 Rfc8 20. Qd1 Bb7 21. Qe2 Rc7 22. Rac1 Rac8 23. Rxc7 Qxc7 24. Nd2 Ne4 25. Nb1 Nd6 26. Nc3 Qe7 27. Rc1 g6 28. f3 e5 29. dxe5 Qxe5 30. Re1 Re8 31. Nd1 Bc8 32. Qd2 Bf5 33. Bf1 h5 34. Nf2 Nc4 35. Bxc4 dxc4 36. e4 Be6 37. f4 Qc5 38. f5 Bc8 39. Qh6 Bxf5 40. Qf4 Be6 41. Qf6 Qe7 42. Qxe7 Rxe7 43. Nd1 Rd7 44. Nc3 Rd2 45. Re2 Rxe2 46. Nxe2 Kg7 47. Kf2 Kf6 48. Ke3 Ke5 49. Ng1 b5 50. Nf3+ Kd6 51. Kd4 a5 52. h4 b4 53. axb4 axb4 54. Nd2 c3 55. bxc3 bxc3 56. Kxc3 Ke5 57. g3 f5 58. Nf3+ Kxe4 59. Ng5+ Ke5 60. Kd3 Bd5 61. Ke3 f4+ 62. Kf2 Kf5 63. Nh3 fxg3+ 64. Kxg3 Bb7  ½ – ½ (view game)

Anand, Viswanathan (2782) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [B00]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (8.1), 2017-12-29
1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. d5 Nb8 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be2 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 c6 9. Bf4 b5 10. a3 a6 11. Qd2 Bb7 12. Rad1 Nbd7 13. dxc6 Bxc6 14. e5 dxe5 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. Bxe5 Qxd2 17. Rxd2 Rfd8 18. Rxd8+ Rxd8 19. Rd1 Rc8 20. Na2 Bb7 21. c3 Ne8 22. Bg3 Nf6 23. Be5 Ne4 24. Bxg7 Kxg7 25. Rd7 Nc5 26. Rxe7 Kf6 27. Re3 Rd8 28. c4 bxc4 29. Bxc4 Rd1+ 30. Bf1 Rd2 31. Re2 Rd1 32. Nc3 Rc1 33. f3 a5 34. Kf2 Ba6 35. Re1 Rc2+ 36. Kg3 Bxf1 37. Nd5+ Kg7 38. Rxf1 Rxb2 39. Rc1 Nd3 40. Rc3 Ne1 41. Ne3 Re2 42. f4 h5 43. h3 h4+ 44. Kg4 f5+ 45. Kg5 Kf7 46. a4 Nxg2 47. Nxg2 Rxg2+ 48. Kxh4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Grigoriants, Sergey (2561) [A22]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (9.1), 2017-12-29
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. e3 Bb4 4. Nge2 O-O 5. a3 Be7 6. d4 exd4 7. Qxd4 Nc6 8. Qd1 Ne5 9. Nf4 c6 10. Be2 Ng6 11. Nh5 Nxh5 12. Bxh5 d6 13. O-O Be6 14. b3 Bf6 15. Bb2 d5 16. cxd5 Bxd5 17. Qc2 Be6 18. Be2 a5 19. Na4 Bxb2 20. Qxb2 Qe7 21. Qc3 Rfd8 22. Nb6 Ra7 23. Rfd1 h6 24. Bc4 Bxc4 25. Nxc4 Qc7 26. h3 Raa8 27. a4 b5 28. Rxd8+ Qxd8 29. axb5 cxb5 30. Nxa5 Qd5 31. b4 Nh4 32. f3 Qg5 33. Ra2 Nxf3+ 34. Kh1 Ne5 35. Rd2 Qf5 36. Rd5 Qf1+ 37. Kh2 Nf3+ 38. Kg3 Ng5 39. Qd3 Qe1+ 40. Kh2 Qxb4 41. Nc6 Qe4 42. Rd8+ Rxd8 43. Qxd8+ Kh7 44. Ne7 Qe5+ 45. Kh1 Qa1+ 46. Kh2 Qe5+ 47. Kg1 Qa1+ 48. Kf2 Qf6+ 49. Ke2 Qb2+ 50. Kd3 Qb3+ 51. Ke2 Qb2+ 52. Ke1 Qc1+ 53. Kf2 Qb2+ 54. Kg1 Qa1+ 55. Kh2 Qe5+  ½ – ½ (view game)

Melkumyan, Hrant (2633) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [D13]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (10.1), 2017-12-29
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bf4 a6 7. e3 Bg4 8. Be2 e6 9. O-O Be7 10. Rc1 Nd7 11. h3 Bh5 12. Qb3 Qb6 13. Nd2 Bxe2 14. Nxe2 Qxb3 15. Nxb3 f6 16. a3 Kf7 17. Rc2 Nb6 18. Rfc1 Nc4 19. Bg3 g5 20. e4 Rhd8 21. exd5 exd5 22. Nc3 b5 23. Ne2 f5 24. Be5 a5 25. f4 a4 26. Nd2 N6a5 27. Nxc4 Nxc4 28. Nc3 Ra7 29. Nxb5 Rb7 30. Nc3 Nxb2 31. Rb1 Rc8 32. Rbxb2 Rxb2 33. Rxb2 Rxc3 34. Rb7 Ke6 35. Rb6+ Kd7 36. Rb7+ Kd8 37. Rb8+ Rc8 38. Rb5 Rc3 39. Rxd5+ Kc8 40. fxg5 Rxa3 41. Ra5 Bxg5 42. d5 Be3+ 43. Kf1 Ra2 44. d6 a3 45. Ra8+ Kd7 46. Ra6 Rf2+ 47. Ke1 a2 48. Ra3 Bc5 49. Ra5 Bb4+ 50. Kxf2 Bxa5 51. Ke2 Bb4 52. Kd3 Bxd6 53. Ba1 Ke6 54. Kc2 Be5 55. Bxe5 Kxe5 56. Kb2 Kf4  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Yu, Yangyi (2751) [C25]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (11.1), 2017-12-29
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 exf4 4. Nf3 Bb4 5. Nd5 Ba5 6. c3 Nge7 7. d4 O-O 8. Nxf4 d5 9. Bd3 dxe4 10. Bxe4 Bf5 11. Bxf5 Nxf5 12. O-O Bb6 13. Qd3 Nce7 14. g4 Nd6 15. Ng5 Ng6 16. Nxg6 fxg6 17. Bd2 Qd7 18. h3 c5 19. dxc5 Bxc5+ 20. Kh2 Qc6 21. Ne6 Rxf1 22. Rxf1 Ne4 23. Nxc5 Nxd2 24. Qxd2 Qxc5 25. Qf4 h6 26. Qe4 Qb6 27. Qe2 Rd8 28. Kg2 Kh7 29. Rf3 Qc6 30. Kg1 Rd6 31. a3 a5 32. Re3 a4 33. Re4 b5 34. Rd4 Re6 35. Qf2 Qe8 36. Kf1 Re3 37. Rd8 Qe4 38. Qg2 Re1+  0 – 1 (view game)

Grischuk, Alexander (2772) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [D37]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (12.1), 2017-12-30
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 Ne4 8. Qa4 Nxc3 9. bxc3 c6 10. Bd3 Re8 11. O-O Bf6 12. e4 e5 13. Nxe5 Bxe5 14. Bxe5 dxe4 15. Bxe4 Nxe5 16. dxe5 Rxe5 17. Rfe1 Qe7 18. f4 Qxc5+ 19. Kh1 Re7 20. Qc2 g6 21. h3 Bd7 22. Bf3 Rae8 23. Rxe7 Rxe7 24. Qd2 Qe3 25. Qd6 Qxc3 26. Rd1 Re1+ 27. Rxe1 Qxe1+ 28. Kh2 Qe8 29. h4 Be6 30. h5 Bxa2 31. Qd4 Qe7 32. Qxa7 Bd5 33. Bxd5 cxd5 34. hxg6 hxg6 35. Kg3 Qe1+ 36. Kh3 Qe6+ 37. Kg3 b6 38. Qb8+ Kg7 39. Qc7 Qe3+ 40. Kh2 b5 41. Qd6 d4 42. g3 d3 43. Qa3 Qd4  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Harikrishna, Pentala (2744) [E04]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (13.1), 2017-12-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8. Rxd1 Bxc5 9. Nfd2 Na5 10. Na3 Bxa3 11. bxa3 Nd5 12. Ne4 O-O 13. Bd2 b6 14. Rac1 Ba6 15. Bxa5 bxa5 16. Nc5 Bb5 17. Bxd5 exd5 18. Rxd5 Rfd8 19. Rxd8+ Rxd8 20. Ne4 f5 21. Nc3 Bc6 22. f3 Kf7 23. Kf2 g5 24. Ke3 Rd6 25. Rd1 Re6+ 26. Kf2 Rh6 27. h4 gxh4 28. gxh4 Rxh4 29. Rd6 Be8 30. Kg2 a4 31. Ra6 Rd4 32. Rxa7+ Ke6 33. Rxh7 Rd2 34. Rc7 Rc2 35. Rxc4 Bb5 36. Rc5 Bxe2 37. Kg3 Bd3 38. Kf4 Kd6 39. Rd5+  1 – 0 (view game)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2799) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [D37]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (14.1), 2017-12-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. a3 c5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. Be5 Bf5 12. Be2 Bf6 13. O-O Be4 14. Rc1 Ne6 15. Bc3 Rc8 16. Qd2 Bxc3 17. Rxc3 Rxc3 18. Qxc3 Bxf3 19. Bxf3 d4 20. exd4 Nxd4 21. Rd1 Nxf3+ 22. Qxf3 Qe7 23. h3 h6 24. b4 Rc8 25. g3 b6 26. h4 Qe6 27. Kg2 Re8 28. Rd3 Qe7 29. Qd5 Qc7 30. Qd7 Re7 31. Qd5 Re8 32. b5 Qe5 33. Qd7 Qe4+ 34. Kg1 Re5 35. Rd1 Qf3 36. a4 Re4 37. Qd8+ Kh7 38. Qd5 Re1+  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Karjakin, Sergey (2760) [C65]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (15.1), 2017-12-30
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nc3 O-O 7. Be3 Bd6 8. Bg5 Re8 9. h3 c5 10. Nd5 Be7 11. Nxe7+ Qxe7 12. O-O h6 13. Be3 Nd7 14. Nd2 Nb8 15. f4 exf4 16. Rxf4 Nc6 17. Qh5 b6 18. Raf1 Rf8 19. Nf3 Be6 20. Rh4 f6 21. Qg6 Qf7 22. Qg3 Nb4 23. Bxh6 Nxc2 24. Ne5 fxe5 25. Rxf7 Rxf7 26. Qg6 Bxa2 27. Bg5 Rff8 28. Rh7 Rf7 29. Bf6  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2789) [A04]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (16.1), 2017-12-30
1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e5 4. e3 Nf6 5. Be2 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. O-O Be7 8. Bb5 Nxc3 9. dxc3 Qxd1 10. Rxd1 f6 11. e4 Be6 12. Be3 Kf7 13. Nd2 Na5 14. Kf1 Rhd8 15. Be2 a6 16. h3 Rd7 17. Bg4 Rad8 18. Ke2 g6 19. Bxe6+ Kxe6 20. b3 f5 21. f3 b5 22. Rab1 Rd3 23. Rbc1 R8d7 24. Nf1 Rxd1 25. Rxd1 Rxd1 26. Kxd1 c4 27. Nd2 cxb3 28. axb3 Nb7 29. b4 a5 30. bxa5 Nxa5 31. Kc2 Nc4 32. Nxc4 bxc4 33. g4 f4 34. Bf2  ½ – ½ (view game)

Petrosian, Tigran L. (2601) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [A04]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (17.1), 2017-12-30
1. Nf3 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O Nc6 5. e4 d6 6. d3 e5 7. c3 Nge7 8. a3 O-O 9. b4 a6 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Ng5 Bd7 12. Nc4 h6 13. Nxd6 hxg5 14. Nxb7 Qc8 15. Nxc5 g4 16. Bg5 Re8 17. Qb3 Nd8 18. Be3 Ne6 19. Rfd1 Nxc5 20. Bxc5 Be6 21. Qa4 Nc6 22. d4 Bc4 23. d5 Nb8 24. Bf1 Bxf1 25. Rxf1 Nd7 26. Be3 Nf6 27. Qb3 Nxe4 28. c4 Qf5 29. Rac1 Bf6 30. c5 Kg7 31. f3 Ng5 32. Bxg5 Bxg5 33. Rce1 gxf3 34. Rxf3 Qd7 35. d6 e4 36. Qc3+ Kg8 37. Rf2 e3 38. Rf3 Qc6 39. Kg2 Qd5 40. Re2 a5 41. h4 axb4 42. axb4 Ra2 43. Qe1 Rxe2+ 44. Qxe2 Ra8 45. Kh3 Ra2 46. Qf1 e2 47. Qf2 Qe6+  0 – 1 (view game)

Ding, Liren (2777) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [E01]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (18.1), 2017-12-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Nd2 O-O 6. Nf3 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. b3 c5 9. Bb2 Nbd7 10. a3 Bxd2 11. Nxd2 cxd4 12. Bxd4 Rc8 13. b4 Qe7 14. Rc1 Rfd8 15. Qb3 dxc4 16. Nxc4 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 e5 18. Bb2 Qe6 19. Rfd1 Nf8 20. Rxd8 Rxd8 21. Qf3 Rc8 22. Ne3 Rxc1 23. Bxc1 e4 24. Qf4 Qa2 25. Qc7 Qxe2 26. Qxa7 h5 27. Qxb6 h4 28. Qc6 Ng4 29. Nxg4 Qxg4 30. Qc4 h3+ 31. Kg1 Ng6 32. Be3 Ne5 33. Qf1 Nf3+ 34. Kh1 Ne5 35. b5 Nc4 36. Kg1 Nxe3 37. fxe3 Qe6 38. a4 Qb3 39. Qe1 Qxa4 40. Qb1 Qa5 41. b6 Qd2 42. Qf1 Qxe3+ 43. Qf2 Qc1+ 44. Qf1 Qc5+ 45. Qf2 e3 46. Qe2 Qxb6 47. Kf1 Qb1+ 48. Qe1 Qe4 49. Ke2 Qg2+ 50. Kxe3 Qxh2 51. Kf4 Qc2 52. g4 Qc7+ 53. Kf3 Qc6+ 54. Kg3 Qg2+ 55. Kf4 h2  0 – 1 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Artemiev, Vladislav (2691) [D71]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (19.1), 2017-12-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Nf3 Nb6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. e3 O-O 9. O-O Bd7 10. b3 Qc8 11. Bb2 Bh3 12. Qe2 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 a5 14. Ne4 a4 15. Rac1 Rd8 16. Rfd1 Rd5 17. h3 Rh5 18. g4 Rd5 19. Nc5 axb3 20. axb3 Ra2 21. Ra1 Rxa1 22. Bxa1 Nd7 23. e4 Rd6 24. Nxd7 Rxd7 25. d5 Nb8 26. Bxg7 Kxg7 27. Qb2+ Kg8 28. Ra1 Rd6 29. b4 e6 30. dxe6 Rxe6 31. Ng5 Ra6 32. Qb3 Qe8 33. Rd1 Rd6 34. Rxd6 cxd6 35. Qd5 Qe7 36. b5 b6 37. Qa8 Qc7 38. Nf3 Kg7 39. Qa1+ Kg8 40. Qf6 Qd7 41. Nd4 Qe8 42. Qxd6 Qxe4+ 43. Nf3 Qb7 44. h4 Nd7 45. Qc6 Qa7 46. Qc8+ Kg7 47. Qc3+ Kg8 48. h5 gxh5 49. gxh5 h6 50. Qc6 Kh7 51. Nd4 Nc5 52. Nf5 Ne6 53. Qc1 Qb7+ 54. f3 Ng5 55. Qc6 Qxc6 56. bxc6 Ne6 57. Kf2 b5 58. Ke3 f6 59. Kd2 Kg8 60. Kc3 Kf8 61. Kb4 Nc7 62. Nxh6 Ke7 63. Nf5+ Kf7 64. Kc5 Kf8 65. Nd4  1 – 0 (view game)

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) – Korobov, Anton (2652) [A46]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (20.1), 2017-12-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 c5 4. c3 h6 5. Bh4 b6 6. e3 Bb7 7. Nbd2 Be7 8. Bd3 Nc6 9. a3 O-O 10. O-O cxd4 11. cxd4 Rc8 12. Qe2 Nh5 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Rac1 Nf6 15. Rc2 Nb8 16. Rfc1 Rxc2 17. Rxc2 Rc8 18. Rxc8+ Bxc8 19. e4 Bb7 20. e5 Nh7 21. Nc4 Nf8 22. Nd6 Bxf3 23. Qxf3 Nc6 24. Qe4 f5 25. Qe3 Qh4 26. f4 g5 27. g3 gxf4 28. gxf4 Ng6 29. Qg3 Kh7 30. d5 Nce7 31. dxe6 dxe6 32. Qxh4 Nxh4 33. Bc4 Nhg6 34. Bxe6 Nxf4 35. Bxf5+ Nxf5 36. Nxf5 Kg6 37. Nd6 Nd3 38. Nc8 Nxe5 39. Nxa7 Nc4 40. Nc8 b5 41. Na7 Nxb2 42. Nxb5 Kf5 43. Kg2 h5 44. Kg3 Kg5 45. Nc3 Nc4 46. a4 Na5 47. Ne4+ Kg6 48. Kf4 Nc4 49. Nc5 Na5 50. h4 Kf6 51. Ne4+ Kg6 52. Ng3 Nb7 53. Ke3 Nd6 54. Kd4 Nb7 55. Kc4 Kf6 56. Kb4 Ke5 57. Nxh5 Kf5 58. Ng3+  1 – 0 (view game)

Aronian, Levon (2805) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837) [D37]
World Blitz 2017 Riyadh KSA (21.1), 2017-12-30
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 a6 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 Be6 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Bd3 Bd6 9. Bf4 Qe7 10. O-O O-O 11. h3 Rfe8 12. Qc2  ½ – ½ (view game)

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