California Chrome has nothing on Magnus Carlsen, who recently completed the triple crown of tournament chess by winning the Rapid and Blitz world championships in Dubai. To go along with his regular world championship. What a trophy hog!
It was a disappointing event for US #1 Hikaru Nakamura, the pre-tournament favorite (at least by rating), ending in 29th(!) place in the Rapid. He did finish third in the blitz tournament, with a very strong last lap. As Chessbase reports, he won “against Aronian, Anand, Morozevich, Korobov and Dreev in a row”, but it was not enough to catch Carlsen (and he lost on tiebreaks for 2nd to Nepomniachtchi).
The Week in Chess has a nice report, including most (all?) games for replay. Here’s one:
FIDE World Blitz 2014 Dubai UAE (1.1), 2014.06.19