FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

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Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:55 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
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I thought there was a need to be over 50% or did I just make that up?
There is a minimum requirement, but it is 35%.
Thanks. Maybe I was remembering 50% from somewhere else in the Handbook and Regulations.
Possibly that 50% is a minimum requirement for CM and WCM titles at an Olympiad.

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Post by JustinHorton » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:11 pm

Nakamura draws with Aronian
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Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:53 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
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I wonder if Howell v Grischuk might be the game to watch today (give or take Nakamura v Aronian). It's probably not realistic to expect that everybody on 6 will take risks to try and get themselves in with a chance on Monday, but Grischuk may well be one of them, no?
It certainly looks like the board with most chance of a result, I don't think it will be just Grischuk prepared to take risks in the game though. Elsewhere rating advantage suggests that white will be pressing on 1,3 5, 7 and 8 but board 4 looks most likely to end peacefully. Board 2 may depend on how ambitious Naka is.
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Post by Tim Harding » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:59 pm

Commentators pointing out that Wang Hao has the best tiebreak (highest average of opponents' ratings).

I think he's likely to get Nakamura in the last round, though it depends on other results (especially assuming Anton loses which isn't yet certain).
If so, Nakamura would need to beat him with Black.
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Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:16 pm

I don't know what's going on in Saric-Najer, but it looks fun.

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Post by NickFaulks » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:45 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
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Looks like Matlakov will lose.
Does it?
My thinking was that he was in a highly complex position, an hour down on the clock and playing Carlsen. However, Magnus does seem to have been extraordinarily careless.

While I try not to be too influenced by computer evaluations, when it keeps saying +10 that must mean something. Now the win does not look clear at all.
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Post by JustinHorton » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:50 pm

Howell is beating Grischuk
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Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:01 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
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Howell is beating Grischuk
1-0 :D

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Post by JustinHorton » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:03 pm

Vitiugov is winning: Karjakin may be losing and if we assume that Carlsen is hoing to win on general principle, it may well be that all five pairings of players on plus three end in decisive results.
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Post by Chris Rice » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:24 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:01 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Howell is beating Grischuk
1-0 :D
David being interviewed at the moment and he is really happy. He can't believe he beat Grischuk and when asked how he felt about being one game away from the Candidates replied that he had no words.

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Post by JustinHorton » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:59 pm

I doubt we will get through the round reports without the Carlsen fortress quote making an appearance
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Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:00 pm

David H has made a collection of big scalps this year (remembering the Black win v Aronian in the last round at Gibraltar) but yes, playing in the Candidates would be something else! Presumably he needs favours elsewhere as well as winning tomorrow, though.

On a completely unrelated note, England fly off to play in the Euro Teams Chs this week. I don't know whether any one has discussed this on the forum, but what is our board order?!

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Post by JustinHorton » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:07 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
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Presumably he needs favours elsewhere as well as winning tomorrow, though.
If he were the only winner in his score group, would that do the trick?
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Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Post by Peter Shaw » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:15 pm

Some of the computer lines in Caruana-Anton lead to the same ending as Carlsen-Matlakov (with a b-pawn instead of a c-pawn), maybe the arbiters need to move Carlsen into the other room so Caruana can't copy him ...

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Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:15 pm

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