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Post by Mick Norris » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:52 am

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Jones back against Egypt.
Big ratings advantage on boards 3 and 4 - similar on boards 1 and 2. C'mon lads!
Games going roughly to plan then?

I see China have given Ding a day off, and Wei Yi has already drawn
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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by Thomas Rendle » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:56 am

Pretty much to plan so far. Luke has played very solidly with Black and Gawain is pushing on 4. Board 1 is down as equal but it looks an incredibly complex position to me. I wouldn't be surprised to see some mistakes over the coming few moves.

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Post by JustinHorton » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:01 pm

Well Mickey seems to have made one
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Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:10 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
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Well Mickey seems to have made one
In the Howell game, it's a sea of red at chessbomb, although that's because David is playing +7 moves rather than +14 as suggested by Stockfish. He's living on the increment, but that's quite normal.

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Post by JustinHorton » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:12 pm

Artemiev v Izoria looks likely to decide the Russia v USA match in favour of the former.

Meanwhile Goryachkina currently has a level position as Black against Ushenina.
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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:23 pm

David has won, but Mickey looks completely lost and Luke is swapping off into a presumable draw. So it may be down to Gawain to win an ending in which his advantages do include the clock.
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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:41 pm

Elsewhere China and Russia are both set to win by the minimum and India are also favourites albeit with a way still to go.
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Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:50 pm

Both players missed the ...Nb2 idea in the Adams game, so he's still got drawing chances.

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Post by JustinHorton » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:51 pm

Twice!
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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:21 pm

Gawain has won

Possible that all 5 matches will end up 2.5 - 1.5
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Post by Tim Harding » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:37 pm

McShane a bit worse at move 64 and well behind on the clock; I'm getting nervous...
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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:43 pm

Ok, but what's the winning plan for white?
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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:44 pm

The computers reckon Guseinov is now equal with Sasikiran, who needs to win if India are to win the match, but there's plenty of play left and not so much time...
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Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:48 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
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Ok, but what's the winning plan for white?
The stockfish at chessbomb likes White's position. But ask it to suggest a line of play for White, all it will do is shuffle the King and the two pieces. Plausible winning plans would be a sacrifice or a Zugswang. There doesn't seem any prospect of either. Presumably there aren't any anti-draw provisions in place, so they aren't going to have to shuffle for fifty moves or until they contrive a repetition.

(edit) White has found a sacrifice (/edit)

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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:51 pm

Sasikiran concedes the draw, and hence so do India.
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