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by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
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According to chess24, it took him 1 hour and 12 minutes to play the move that Magnus thought was obvious

I know Grischuk has form for this sort of thing, but I really can't see how he benefits from burning so much time
by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
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Grischuk has played another French
by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
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Views: 32707

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Pete Doggers round 9 report "It was very important for me to win this game to realistically stay in the race, otherwise it would have been really hard," said Giri. He reminded everyone that he drew all his games in the 2016 Candidates tournament, and added: "It's not enough that the tournament goes...
by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
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Google translate gives me
Vladimir Kramnik: “To earn the right to a world championship match, it’s not enough just to play chess well, you must also serve chess. I don’t have the feeling that Vachier-Lagrave worked hard this year and that he is a professional in his business”.
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 447
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TWIC
Round 9 standings: 1 Nepomniachtchi 5.5pts 2 Caruana 5pts 3 MVL 5pts 4 Giri 5pts 5 Alekseenko 4pts 6 Wang Hao 4pts 7 Grischuk 4pts 8 Ding Liren 3.5pts

Round 10 pairings Wednesday 21st April 12pm BST: Caruana-Ding, MVL-Giri, Wang Hao-Grischuk Nepomniachtchi-Alekseenko.
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
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Paul Cooksey wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:06 pm
Being a pendant, I'd say Giri is most likely to produce artwork showing Dutch towns. (Nick means Jean not Jan :) )
:lol:
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
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JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:08 pm
Nepo of course has a win against Giri which will loom large if tie-breaks seem likely
Yes, though he's lost to MVL, who in turn has lost to Caruana

Long way to go yet :)
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
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Views: 32707

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Nepo 5.5
Caruana, Giri 5 with MVL looking like joining them
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
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Views: 32707

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Giri has won

Nepo 5.5
Giri 5
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
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by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
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Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:07 pm
Grischuk the only one still without a win after today.
And now everyone has lost a game
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
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Views: 32707

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Round 8 reports from TWIC and Pete Doggers
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
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And Grischuk's provocation strategy pays off, albeit not for him but for Alekseenko. Giri is the only one of the top five to have White tomorrow: if he's going to make a move this would seem to be the time for it. Or Wang Hao, if Giri over presses? Svidler's comment about Alekseenko was He could en...
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 447
Views: 32707

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Bit surprising they followed suit, albeit Nepo is in the lead of the tournament
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
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Half right; Grischuk has played the French, is that a surprise?

MVL has played the Najdorf as expected