Kramnik-Aronian match

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Kramnik-Aronian match

Postby Paul Cooksey » 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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Re: Kramnik-Aronian match

Postby Mick Norris » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:24 pm

Indeed, excellent news,wonder where in Western Europe they will play?
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Re: Kramnik-Aronian match

Postby Alex Holowczak » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:34 pm

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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Re: Kramnik-Aronian match

Postby Jonathan Rogers » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:31 pm

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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Re: Kramnik-Aronian match

Postby Mick Norris » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:23 pm

Possibly, but only a training match nonetheless

Has the venue been confirmed as Zurich?
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Re: Kramnik-Aronian match

Postby Roger de Coverly » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:04 pm

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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Re: Kramnik-Aronian match

Postby Michael Jones » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:11 pm

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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Re: Kramnik-Aronian match

Postby Mick Norris » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:05 pm

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Re: Kramnik-Aronian match

Postby Paul Cooksey » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:22 pm

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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Re: Kramnik-Aronian match

Postby Jonathan Bryant » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:12 pm

Paul,
are you watching?


Is anybody else?
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Re: Kramnik-Aronian match

Postby Alex Holowczak » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:41 pm

Jonathan Bryant wrote:Is anybody else?


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

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Re: Kramnik-Aronian match

Postby Alex Holowczak » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:00 pm

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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Re: Kramnik-Aronian match

Postby Mick Norris » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:32 pm

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Re: Kramnik-Aronian match

Postby Mick Norris » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:49 pm

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Re: Kramnik-Aronian match

Postby John Upham » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:01 pm

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