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 Post subject: Kramnik-Aronian match
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:09 pm 
Via TWIC, Kramnik announced a 6 game match with Aronian in April today. Video. I enjoy matches, and like both players, so I'm happy.

Interestingly a rapid game will be played if any game finishes in less than 3 hours.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:24 pm 
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Indeed, excellent news,wonder where in Western Europe they will play?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:34 pm 
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Paul Cooksey wrote:
Interestingly a rapid game will be played if any game finishes in less than 3 hours.


2 hours 40 minutes into the session:
<Kramnik> Draw?

21 minutes pass

<Aronian> I accept

<Organiser> :evil:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:31 pm 
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Alex Holowczak wrote:
Paul Cooksey wrote:
Interestingly a rapid game will be played if any game finishes in less than 3 hours.


2 hours 40 minutes into the session:
<Kramnik> Draw?

21 minutes pass

<Aronian> I accept

<Organiser> :evil:


surely the game only finishes when the draw is agreed? :o

Who thinks this match will be more interesting than the official world championship this year between two players in their forties who have each finished fifth or so (or worse) in their latest events?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:23 pm 
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Possibly, but only a training match nonetheless

Has the venue been confirmed as Zurich?

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Mick Norris wrote:
Has the venue been confirmed as Zurich?


I think Baku can be ruled out

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7889


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Roger de Coverly wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:
Has the venue been confirmed as Zurich?


I think Baku can be ruled out

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7889


I think the words "western Europe" were a slight hint against Baku even before that.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:05 pm 
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Zurich confirmed
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7906

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:22 am 
bumping this, since starts tomorrow:

Schedule
Saturday, 21 April: 15:00 Round 1
Sunday, 22 April: 15:00 Round 2
Monday, 23 April: Rest Day
Tuesday, 24 April: 15:00 Round 3
Wednesday, 25 April: 15:00 Round 4
Thursday, 26 April: Rest Day
Friday, 27 April: 15:00 Round 5
Saturday, 28 April: 13:00 Round 6

CET I suppose


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:12 pm 
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Paul,
are you watching?


Is anybody else?

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Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Is anybody else?


I decided to spend my day so far watching the World Snooker Championship.

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Alex Holowczak wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Is anybody else?


I decided to spend my day so far watching the World Snooker Championship.


... a decision that was justified, having just watched Stephen Hendry make a 147. :D

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:32 pm 
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Analysis of Game 1 here:
http://www.thechessmind.net/storage/che ... 012m_1.htm

and here:
http://www.chessvibes.com/live-commenta ... -in-zurich

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Live commentary on Game 2 is here:
http://www.chessvibes.com/live-commenta ... commentary

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See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8_zb8zOJpI for analysis from Andrew Martin on the YMChessMaster channel.

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