World Cup Knockout 2019

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Leonard Barden » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:46 pm

Chance for Adams, missed, so now heading for the second 10+10

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:51 pm

Armageddon it is. Impressive blitz play from both at the end of the second 10 -10 game, clearly the favourable SF assessment was never going to be proven under such conditions.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:16 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Armageddon it is.
Are we not on 5+3?
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:23 pm

I don't think so, but now you make me wonder. If it is armageddon, not ideal to play White given the pattern of play so far.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:31 pm

Justin is right.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:33 pm

Just as well too. this may well come down to who gets White in the (real) armageddon

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:02 pm

Ouch. All credit to Aravindh though

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:06 pm

Incidentally Adams used to be a plausible (pre-event) winner of every world class KO competition between 1991 and 2004 (Tripoli). But has anything much gone right for him since Tripoli? I don't remember him getting especially so far ever since; perhaps one last 16 appearance in 2009 or so when he lost a close match to Carlsen. A pity. You'd still back him in any British Championship play-off, after all.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:33 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:06 pm
But has anything much gone right for him since Tripoli? I don't remember him getting especially so far ever since; perhaps one last 16 appearance in 2009 or so when he lost a close match to Carlsen.
Did he give an interview a while back where he said that the World Cup was no longer a major focus? He would continue to play in it for as long as he received automatic invitations, but wasn't going to do much dedicated preparation for it.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:52 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:06 pm
But has anything much gone right for him since Tripoli?
Kasimdzhanov hasn't prospered as much as might have been expected of a World Champion. Perhaps some curse attached to that benighted event.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:11 pm

The same can be argued wrt Ponomariov (though he has also been bringing up a family)
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:27 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:11 pm
The same can be argued wrt Ponomariov (though he has also been bringing up a family)
Ponomariov's main problem has been an atrocious manager.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:00 am

Pete Doggers reports on day 1 and day 2

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:57 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:27 pm
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:11 pm
The same can be argued wrt Ponomariov (though he has also been bringing up a family)
Ponomariov's main problem has been an atrocious manager.
Ponomariov's main problem in this particular tournament was that he was the number 46 seed. So he was doomed before he'd even started. :P

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Matthew Turner » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:28 pm

Dubov - Firouzja move 16, if you saw that position in class you'd offer some words of encouragement, but think that chess probably wasn't their thing :shock:

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