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by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Celebrity identification
Replies: 16
Views: 867

Re: Celebrity identification

I'm going to hazard a guess it was Demis... :D
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Celebrity identification
Replies: 16
Views: 867

Re: Celebrity identification

Can you remember if the tradition of having guests to make the opening moves was done in the past, Roger? For the record, those making these ceremonial moves for this event (WCC 2018) were: Game 1: Woody Harrelson, US actor and playwright Game 2: Andrey A. Guryev, CEO of PhosAgro (sponsor) Game 3: J...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 39934

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Has anyone suggested that if a match is drawn, that the players share the title? [Traditionally, this would be a big break, as the world title has never been shared, has it?] Would need slight tweaks around a rematch. Maybe the 'junior' co-holder would have to go through the process again to be the ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Celebrity identification
Replies: 16
Views: 867

Re: Celebrity identification

And the guy making the ceremonial opening move in game 3 is someone called Jon Gulbrandsen: http://schack.se/han-betalade-50-000-kr-for-att-gora-forsta-draget-i-ett-vm-parti/ He apparently was the winner of an auction and bid 50,000 Norwegian krone to make the first move. You would have thought that...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Celebrity identification
Replies: 16
Views: 867

Re: Celebrity identification

I think I have identified one of them: a representative of one of the sponsors appears to be making the opening move in round two: Andrey Guryev , or possibly Andrey Guryev Jr. (this is annoying!). Certainly an Andrey Guryev presented the trophy to Carlsen at the closing ceremony. Connected to PhosA...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Celebrity identification
Replies: 16
Views: 867

Celebrity identification

Well, they may not be celebrities, but can anyone identify the following? (1) Does anyone recognise the person making the opening move here in game 3? (scroll down or search for 'guest of honor'). Picture is also here . (2) Does anyone know who make the opening move ('ceremonial'/'guest of honour') ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 39934

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Two quick questions:

(1) Does anyone recognise the person making the opening move here? (scroll down or search for 'guest of honor'). Picture is also here.

(2) Does anyone know who make the opening move ('ceremonial'/'guest of honour') for Game 2? Picture of the opening move is here.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 39934

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Does this inability to win two of those two matches without the need for a tie-break impact his overall legacy and place in the historical chess pantheon in any way? In my mind it shows that chess has moved on significantly, and there are now a number of players capable of playing as well as the Wo...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 39934

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

A question: Carlsen beat Anand in the classical phase in matches (twice). He 'only' drew with Karjakin and Caruana (and beat them on tie-breaks). Does this inability to win two of those [EDIT: four] matches without the need for a tie-break impact his overall legacy and place in the historical chess ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Knights facing forwards.
Replies: 30
Views: 2211

Re: Knights facing forwards.

This is a good book https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1536164129.png but the diagrams... https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1536149070.png I cannot get use to those Knights. LOL, written in competition with another written by a team headed by one of this forum's favouri...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 39934

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Full marks to Tim Kett for trying: Why is this year's World Chess Championship so exciting? As featured on BBC World Service Newshour Norwegian title-holder Magnus Carlsen and American challenger Fabiano Caruana will head to a series of fast-paced tie-breakers after drawing in every game of this yea...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2687
Views: 287456

Re: Media comments on chess

Do you mean on the TV news? The BBC News website has an article but no video:

Norwegian Magnus Carlsen retains World Chess Championship title
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 39934

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Yes. That too. Caruana still playing on with Magnus now having two queens... (Caruana really wanted this, I think.)

Oh, he has resigned now. Carlsen retains his title.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 39934

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:56 pm
Oh dear. It might end up 3-0 at this rate.
Will be 3-0 unless Magnus the Merciful makes an appearance.

Caruana taking a moment to compose himself before resigning.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 39934

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Caruana possibly regretting his decision to accept the draw in game 12 of the classical phase of the match.