World Cup Knockout 2019

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:16 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:36 am
So in other words, they can't just nominate Some Guy Who Lives Round Here, right? (Or maybe the effect is to say look, if you sponsor the Candidates you can definitely include the wildcard you want to, they're on the list.)

I didn't know about the third-place match either. I will say I find the final of this event a bit after-the-Lord-Mayor's-Show: the real business has been done already, in the qualification for spots in the Candidates.
F. 1 place – Player nominated by the Organizer
The Organizer of the 2020 FIDE Candidates Tournament has the right to nominate a player who meets at least one of the following criteria (provided that he participates in at least two events listed below in b., c. and d.):
a. The player from the top-10 players by average FIDE rating as per Clause E;
b. The player placed third in the 2019 FIDE World Cup (if the third player is qualified - then the player placed fourth, but not any further);
c. The best non-qualifying player from the 2019 FIDE Grand Swiss;
d. The best non-qualifying player from the 2019 FIDE Grand Prix Series.

from Martin Bennedik

As MVL and Yu have both played the GP and the WC, they qualify if they are in the top-10 by average ratings; even if the top 10 includes Carlsen & Caruana and others who have qualified, then MVL will be in the top 10, but Yu may not be; hence Yu appears to have more of an incentive to win than MVL

However, MVL needs to try and improve his average rating to overtake Giri for the rating spot in the Candidates, so he needs to win in the classical (although even a very unlikely 3-0 might not be enough)

In practice, I can't see the Russians giving the wildcard to either MVL or Yu, so probably irrelevant

Russians in the top 10 are currently Nepo (6) and Grischuk (9), with Artemiev in 13th
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:33 am

Looks like 27.a4 is Radjabov's big novelty.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:36 pm

2 draws
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:47 am

This is all a bit Eighties Revival
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:59 pm

Ding looking a bit better, but maybe not enough to win?

MVL - Yu have drawn
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:03 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:47 am
This is all a bit Eighties Revival
Apparently Botvinnik approached Kasparov during that game v Sokolov at Belfort, not having seen the opening, and asked him which line of the Open Sicilian had Sokolov played?

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:32 pm

Ding wins
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:49 pm

Yu-MVL drawn after White let quite a large advantage slip. Radjabov-Ding at the time control with White having every chance of equalising the match score.
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:27 pm

And there you have it
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Roger Lancaster » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:41 pm

Radjabov draws level, 1.5-1.5

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:31 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
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Yu-MVL drawn after White let quite a large advantage slip.
Not sure I can see where that was.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:44 pm

Chessbomb has 1.65 for White after Black's 24th, but I can't vouch for the accuracy of this and it's not like I was properly following at the time.
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by David Robertson » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:05 pm

I just logged into Chessbomb to check progress in the World Cup. Brought up the position of Ding Liren - Radjabov at move 14. Asked myself, as we do, what opening had been played? I couldn't get remotely close! Just look at the position, and ask yourself: is this the product of two brilliant players; or a shambles from a u-1200 tourney? What is going on with the game these days??

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:10 pm

The game's gone
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Roger Lancaster » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:06 pm

Game drawn, 2-2

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