World Cup Knockout 2019

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:27 am

Ian Thompson wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:14 am
Would that bother FIDE or the organisers?
Yes, I think it would. The main purpose of the lower end of the World Cup is to make players in the 2600s happy. I don't think FIDE will do anything that makes them unhappy, except possibly by accident.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:49 pm

Looks like tiebreaker for Adams (Luke we already know). Gawain more likely to get 2/2, in view of Black's hooligan rook looking likely to surrender meekly to White's police force.

Whom does Gawain play next? (it's Ok to be lazy when no one else is even posting)

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Matthew Turner » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:54 pm

Jakovenko

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:02 pm

tough one to call, nowadays.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:18 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:56 pm
Four shock results today:
Christiansen (113) beating Wojtaszek (16)
Sarin (90) beat Cori (39)
Huscheneth (84) beating Naiditsch (45)
Esipenko (83) beating Ponomariov (46)

The 45th seed has never got beyond the last 64, and the 46th seed has lost in the last 128 five times out of nine; only once getting to the last 32.

As for Wojtaszek, players in the top 16 seeds have only gone out in the 1st round on 6 occasions, and 3 of those were defaults. Of the three that weren't defaults, the number 16 seed was two of them.

So 16, 45 and 46 do seem to be banana-skin seeds, but there's still potentially two days to go...
Christiansen has won 2-0, a far cry from his 0.5/2 in the March 2018 4NCL. Sarin & Huscheneth also won 2-0 and Esipenko is through with 1.5.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Paul Cooksey » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:22 pm

Game of the day, probably

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:02 pm

Thanks for posting that, Paul

Svidler often does well in these events, so may be an outside bet for the title
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:33 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:02 pm
Thanks for posting that, Paul
I'm not saying I've never lost a game like that, but they really are embarrassing. Get your king safe, mate.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:19 am

I hope Mickey has prepared for his Indian opponent by studying Anand's games. Today's game is Vishy's current pet line.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:42 am

Enterprising and typical exchange sac by Luke. May not be accepted, Black deep in thought.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:05 pm

Adams is certainly up against a solid and resilient opponent. Luke on course to win, though

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Thomas Rendle » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:10 pm

Nice game from Luke, classy finish too.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:12 pm

calm and confident finish!

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Leonard Barden » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:26 pm

This is a serious test for Mickey, now that they are into 10+10 with 5+3 and Armageddon to come.

His opponent Aravindh is 19, a fast rising talent with a good track record in blitz.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:42 pm

useful slice of luck for Gelfand just now

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