5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

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Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:45 pm

Richard Bates wrote:and a negative sense (how attractive are the non-chess alternatives?
That is an excellent point, which I had overlooked. Were they, like so many talented physicists, pulled away by the banking industry in the early 2000s to develop its weapons of mass financial destruction?

This really needs a new thread. My fault, but I think it now takes an admin to fix it.

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Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:03 pm

Well we have our own Luke McShane as evidence there, and there are certainly others.
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Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Post by Brian Towers » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:53 pm

NickFaulks wrote:Perhaps this is worthy of a new thread, but when you put these players in age order, it stands out that there are 17 players in the age range 30-34, zero in 35-39 and then eight in 40+.

You have to be careful with statistics, since by definition unlikely things do happen, but this still seems to point to some kind of a missing generation.
WTF?

5 years is a generation? Is that 5 human years or 5 dog years?

I think you need to be a lot more careful with statistics.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:14 pm

Brian Towers wrote: WTF?

5 years is a generation? Is that 5 human years or 5 dog years?

I think you need to be a lot more careful with statistics.
I did consider using the word "cohort" instead but decided that only a pointless pedant would have trouble with the more common term. I also guessed there would be one.

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Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:26 pm

It's a good day for the tournament. Some great positions in play right now.

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Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:30 pm

Aronian seems to have gone badly awry.

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Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:54 pm

So-Anand drawn and with Aronian in trouble there's a chance for MVL to take first outright from what looks a promising position.

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Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:06 pm

There are more rules for the tie-break system than there are moves in chess I think

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Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:08 pm

Nakamura-Karjakin drawn.

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Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:51 pm

Looks like (contrary to my prediction) MVL really ought to win this tonight.

If results go as expected, the US players will take three of the last four places.
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Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:30 pm

JustinHorton wrote:If results go as expected, the US players will take three of the last four places.
Following their Millennials collapse, not much to cheer about in St Louis.

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Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:03 pm

Doggers. I hadn't realised Magnus left his 40th move so late.
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Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:16 pm

Surprising that going into this tournament MVL was World number 8 and So number 2 and now the positions are reversed. More bad news for So as he falls behind Kramnik and Caruana on rating in the Candidates Race.

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