Skilling Open

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Matthew Turner
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Re: Skilling Open

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:15 pm

How about a users' poll to decide on the last place? Nakamura?

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Re: Skilling Open

Post by Paul Cooksey » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:15 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:15 pm
How about a users' poll to decide on the last place? Nakamura?
I know he wasn't on great form in the US championship, but this seems harsh

Matthew Turner
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Re: Skilling Open

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:19 pm

Not meant to be harsh, simply meant to be good marketing

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Re: Skilling Open

Post by Richard Bates » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:24 am

Matthew Turner wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:19 pm
Not meant to be harsh, simply meant to be good marketing
Whoosh! ;)

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Re: Skilling Open

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:05 am

14. Svidler via qualifier as I thought
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Re: Skilling Open

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:21 pm

Firouzja & Naka complete the line up

Details including pairings
The action kicks off at 18:00 CET on Sunday, with the 16 players battling over the first three days for a place in the 8-player knockout on the final six days. The top 8 will also automatically be invited back for the next $200,000 event to be held in December
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Re: Skilling Open

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:10 pm

Looks like the tournament kicking off tomorrow will be really professional. The commentary team featuring David Howell and Jovanka even have their own studio.

Round 1

1 GM Giri, Anish (0) 2731 — GM Vachier-Lagr. (0) 2860
2 GM Karjakin, S. (0) 2709 — GM Ding, Liren (0) 2836
3 GM Nakamura, H. (0) 2829 — GM Duda, J. (0) 2774
4 GM Le, Quang L. (0) 2744 — GM Aronian, L. (0) 2778
5 GM Vidit, S. G. (0) 2636 — GM Firouzja, A. (0) 2703
6 GM So, Wesley (0) 2741 — GM Anton Guijar. (0) 2667
7 GM Svidler, P. (0) 2742 — GM Radjabov, T. (0) 2758
8 GM Nepomniachtc. (0) 2778 — GM Carlsen, M. (0) 2881

For 15 euros you can get yourself a Giri Mug. Think they might struggle to sell those and the rest of the clobber they have up for sale.

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Re: Skilling Open

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:33 pm

Some of those mugs are a bit scary. Imagine leaving one by your bed and waking in the middle of the night and seeing the mug illuminated by the moon.

Not too impressed by "Magnus Carslen Chess Tour Finals Mug" either!

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Re: Skilling Open

Post by Chris Rice » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:10 pm

First round starts at 5pm

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Re: Skilling Open

Post by Ian Thompson » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:54 pm

Presumably a loss by mouse slip by Carlsen in round 1.

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Re: Skilling Open

Post by David Sedgwick » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:37 am

Anish Giri on Twitter: "Took the sole lead thanks to slip deprivation".

:lol:

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Re: Skilling Open

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:49 am

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Re: Skilling Open

Post by MJMcCready » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:43 am

Finding the choice of commentary the biggest struggle of all. Leaning towards Howell and Houska but David does seem rather nervous and the constant references to The Queens Gambit are a bit intrusive.

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Re: Skilling Open

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:14 am

TWIC day 2
The third and final day of this qualification section starts at 5pm GMT on Tuesday 24th Nov.

Round 10 Standings: 1st Giri 6.5pts 2nd-4th Ding, Carlsen, So 6pts 5th-7th Nakamura, MVL, Nepomniachtchi 5.5pts 8th-10th Radjabov, Anton, Firouzja 5pts 11th-13th Le, Aronian, Karjakin 4.5pts 14th Svidler 4pts 15th Vidit, 3.5pts 16th Duda 3pts.
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