Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Paul Cooksey » Wed May 22, 2019 12:27 pm

me too. Although if I'd known he was going to play a modern benoni I would have said something else. I think that counts as getting hit by Anand's long term second in the 3. f3 anti-Grunfeld/ Samisch move order which Anand helped make popular a few years ago.

I think Mike Truran was the world's leading theoretical expert on this line in the 90s, but possible Wojtaszek has overtaken him.


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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed May 22, 2019 1:31 pm

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 12:27 pm
I think Mike Truran was the world's leading theoretical expert on this line in the 90s, but possible Wojtaszek has overtaken him.
Wojtaszek has had more sense than to allow himself to become CEO of the Polish Chess Federation.

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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed May 22, 2019 2:19 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 7:16 pm
1/4 final game 2 all drawn except Svidler loses, which surprised me as I thought this format would suit him

Nakamura - Dubov
Grischuk - So

Wei Yi - Nepo
Svidler - Wojtaszek
Nakamura one up after a win with black, other two games drawn.

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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed May 22, 2019 3:26 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 2:19 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 7:16 pm
1/4 final game 2 all drawn except Svidler loses, which surprised me as I thought this format would suit him

Nakamura - Dubov
Grischuk - So

Wei Yi - Nepo
Svidler - Wojtaszek
Nakamura one up after a win with black, other two games drawn.
Nakamura and Nepomniachtchi both through, Grischuk-So still going.

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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed May 22, 2019 3:38 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 3:26 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 2:19 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 7:16 pm
1/4 final game 2 all drawn except Svidler loses, which surprised me as I thought this format would suit him

Nakamura - Dubov
Grischuk - So

Wei Yi - Nepo
Svidler - Wojtaszek
Nakamura one up after a win with black, other two games drawn.
Nakamura and Nepomniachtchi both through, Grischuk-So still going.
Grischuk also through.

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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Wed May 22, 2019 5:37 pm

Nakamura - Grischuk (Are we expecting 2 quick draws so as to get to the tiebreaks?)

Nepo- Wojtaszek
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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu May 23, 2019 4:38 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 5:37 pm
Nakamura - Grischuk (Are we expecting 2 quick draws so as to get to the tiebreaks?)

Nepo- Wojtaszek
Two draws today.

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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri May 24, 2019 3:16 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 4:38 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 5:37 pm
Nakamura - Grischuk (Are we expecting 2 quick draws so as to get to the tiebreaks?)

Nepo- Wojtaszek
Two draws today.
Wojtaszek-Nepo drawn in 22 moves, the other game has reached move 24.

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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Fri May 24, 2019 5:00 pm

The other game is interesting; looking like Grischuk may win although he's behind on the clock as usual

EDIT; Grischuk wins to reach the final
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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri May 24, 2019 6:17 pm

He didn't need the tiebreaks, then!
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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Fri May 24, 2019 7:28 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 6:17 pm
He didn't need the tiebreaks, then!
Which is good, as he gets extra points in the GP
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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by John McKenna » Sat May 25, 2019 7:12 am

EXTRA!
GRISCHUK TAKES DOWN NAKAMURA
READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Alexander Grischuk defeated Hikaru Nakamura with the white pieces and is the first finalist of the Moscow Grand Prix.

Grischuk was better out of the opening and kept increasing the pressure until Nakamura blundered away the game.

Expert analysis by GM DANIEL FERNANDEZ
https://en.chessbase.com/post/moscow-gr ... 2019-r3-d2
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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Sat May 25, 2019 8:41 am

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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat May 25, 2019 3:24 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 4:38 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 5:37 pm
Nakamura - Grischuk (Are we expecting 2 quick draws so as to get to the tiebreaks?)

Nepo- Wojtaszek
Two draws today.
Two more draws today in the 25 minute rapid so now on to 10 minutes (plus increment).

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