2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

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2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

Postby Chris Rice » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:07 am

The first round of this 10 player APA starts at noon (BST) today. Mega strong as usual:

Eljanov, P. (0) 2751 — Radjabov, T. (0) 2710
Wojtaszek, R. (0) 2745 — Kramnik, V. (0) 2811
So, Wesley (0) 2822 — Mamedyarov (0) 2772
Karjakin, S. (0) 2783 — Harikrishna. (0) 2755
Topalov, V. (0) 2741 — Adams, M. (0) 2761

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Re: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

Postby Chris Rice » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:20 pm

Khenkin and Ljubo doing the commentary but lack the necessary IT skills and manage to delete the analysis board. A "We need help!" cry is sent out.

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Re: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

Postby Chris Rice » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:19 pm

Massive shock in first round at Shamkir as So finally loses a game to Mamedyarov. 39 Qxf3?? was the blunder in an otherwise pretty equal position.The result means Shak is back in the top 10 and So falls to number 3 below Kramnik.

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Re: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

Postby Steven DuCharme » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:55 pm

The So stopper!
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Re: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

Postby JustinHorton » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:54 pm

I've only just seen that, but is it the Worst Move On The Board?
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Re: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

Postby Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Strange. It is not as if the reply (e4) is hard to see. Was So in time trouble?

Does this make Kramnik the new favourite to be the one (if anyone can) to topple Magnus from number 1? :D

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Re: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

Postby Chris Rice » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:53 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Does this make Kramnik the new favourite to be the one (if anyone can) to topple Magnus from number 1? :D


The top 5 on the live ratings seem to be falling backwards at the moment. There once was a dream that Magnus would reach 2900 now he's down to 2832 and still dropping and anyone could emerge as the new number 1. So has only lost one game so I would think he's still the favourite to topple Carlsen but then I thought Caruana was going to do that a while ago as well and as soon as I said it he then just plummeted.

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Re: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

Postby JustinHorton » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:01 am

Mind you, we should all plummet to those kind of depths.
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Re: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

Postby Chris Rice » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:40 am

JustinHorton wrote:Mind you, we should all plummet to those kind of depths.


Indeed, if Caruana plummets to our depths, he's probably best advised to chuck it in.

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Re: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

Postby Mick Norris » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:32 am

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Re: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

Postby Mick Norris » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:39 am

Chris Rice wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Does this make Kramnik the new favourite to be the one (if anyone can) to topple Magnus from number 1? :D


The top 5 on the live ratings seem to be falling backwards at the moment. There once was a dream that Magnus would reach 2900 now he's down to 2832 and still dropping and anyone could emerge as the new number 1. So has only lost one game so I would think he's still the favourite to topple Carlsen but then I thought Caruana was going to do that a while ago as well and as soon as I said it he then just plummeted.


I think the top 2 (other than Magnus) on average ratings this year is the key i.e. who qualifies for the Candidates; currently close between So, Kramnik & Caruana, with MVL not far behind

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Re: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

Postby Chris Rice » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:58 am

Veselin Topalov's takes us briefly back to his glory days with a superb win as Black against Radek Wojtaszek in which a rook sacrifice lead to an attack against White's centralized king. However. its Pavel Eljanov who leads on 2/2.

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Re: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

Postby JustinHorton » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:42 am

Topalov-Kramnik today, grudge fans.
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Re: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

Postby Joshua Gibbs » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:49 pm

karjakin Adams https://livestream.com/accounts/14384008/events/7225276 Dont know if stream is legal.
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Re: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

Postby Barry Sandercock » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:09 pm

Good win for Michael Adams against Karjakin today.


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