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by JustinHorton
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38705

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

All in all an unsatisfactory spectacle, of interest to the connoisseur, but unlikely to bring new recruits to the game. When was the last WC match that significantly did?? Interesting question. I'd maybe propose Carlsen beating Anand, which must have accelerated interest in the game in Norway, Anan...
by JustinHorton
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38705

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:11 pm
Final position game 1



My opponents usually expect me to play this out.
Assuming you got the pawns Rog.
by JustinHorton
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38705

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Bit surprised Caruana didn't hold that. I guess that I half-expect super-GMs to know everything about rook endings, and of course they don't....
by JustinHorton
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38705

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

My modest proposal
by JustinHorton
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2624
Views: 281609

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:55 am
Andrew McGettigan on various match-related issues.
More Andrew McGettigan
by JustinHorton
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38705

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Here is a radical idea to ensure fighting chess in a match (similar to the 'first to x number of wins' ideas): don't start counting results in the match until a decisive game has occurred. And then play 11 more games after that. Cool, but all proposals to have more games, including mine, have to co...
by JustinHorton
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2624
Views: 281609

Re: Media comments on chess

Interview with Merenzon in which - no, you'll never guess - he comes up with a remarkable figure.
by JustinHorton
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38705

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

FischerRandom seems to me a baby-with-the-bathwater solution, and faster time limits aren't really chess as we want to see it either. Of course if either player had taken their chances early on, Carlsen especially, we might not be having this discussion: but if you want a result in normsl time, a le...
by JustinHorton
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38705

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:53 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Kick-off time?
According to TWIC 3 pm

Carlsen has white in game 1

BBC
Armageddon looms in World Chess Championship final
Thanks. So same time as before. (Wikipedia didn't seem to say, and as for the official site...)
by JustinHorton
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38705

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Kick-off time?
by JustinHorton
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone else missing the C/Anand and C/Karjakin matches?
Replies: 20
Views: 1163

Re: Anyone else missing the C/Anand and C/Karjakin matches?

Paolo Casaschi wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:21 pm
Twelve draws now.

Anyone still thinking that Caruana has been a much better challenger for an entertaining match than Anand or Karjakin?
But not really a worse one, I'd say.
by JustinHorton
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38705

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

David Robertson wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:16 pm
the entire patzersphere
A relative term
by JustinHorton
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38705

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Ian Rogers again : "With the final classical game of London 2018 soon to begin, flashback to 2010. Match in Sofia tied after 11. Topalov goes all-in and loses to Anand. After the game Topalov said he feared playing tiebreaks on Friday the 13th as he had lost them v Kramnik in 2006 on Friday the 13t...
by JustinHorton
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38705

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:07 am
Chris Rice wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:06 am
Falsely tarnishing the quality of the match you are promoting is not great PR."
I don't know, maybe if they give the impression the players are fallible, people might tune in in the hope that they're not going to watch another draw.
Fingers of one hand
by JustinHorton
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38705

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:37 pm
Alex McFarlane wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:22 pm
What were the chances of it being Quality Chess????
Who knows, some of it might be
Almost a reputable publisher