Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:03 pm

Yes, Kovalev - van Foreest was interesting, bit surprised Kovalev managed to hold it; he gets black against Carlsen tomorrow

Caruana - Firouzja tomorrow

So - Carlsen in the last round on Sunday
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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Richard Bates » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:43 pm

It might be worth pointing out that in this tournament Caruana is potentially benefitting from the “Linares ‘93” effect - ie. meeting all but one of his opponents directly after they have faced the World Champion.

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Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:55 pm

Linares 94 ?

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Post by Richard Bates » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:55 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:55 pm
Linares 94 ?
Yep that’s the one ;)

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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:54 pm

Caruana has won to go to 8 points; Carlsen has drawn and is on 7

Tomorrow

Carlsen, Magnus - Artemiev, Vladislav
Caruana, Fabiano - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof

Sunday

Artemiev, Vladislav - Caruana, Fabiano
So, Wesley - Carlsen, Magnus
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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:00 pm

A very likely Caruana win, then. It will be a brave man to bet on some one other than Ding or Caruana for the candidates, though I remember Danny suggested Ian Nepo, and he might indeed be the most mercurial/dangerous unknown among the others.

(Which is not saying much. To call it a somewhat disappointing-looking candidates' field should not be too controversial).

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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:12 pm

Apart from MVL, its hard to see anybody who should obviously be in it but isn't.
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Post by JustinHorton » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:14 pm

Well Danny's already given Firouzja the kiss of death on this thread so Nepo may be doomed as well
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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:17 pm

2016 Candidates won by Karjakin, who scored 6/13 at Wijk in 2016

2018 Candidates won by Caruana, who scored 5/13 at Wijk in 2018

2020 should be Giri?
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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:20 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:12 pm
Apart from MVL, its hard to see anybody who should obviously be in it but isn't.
Mamed and Karjakin, arguably Aronian too, would surely interest us far more than Grischuk (no offence, but how many times?) and the until recently retired amateurs Radjabov, Wang Hao. I give the benefit of the doubt to 22 year old Alekseenko (I don't think it is outrageous that he got the wildcard instead of MVL).

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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:16 pm

The same Aronian who has repeatedly flopped at Candidate level, and Karjakin whose style is hardly thrills and spills?

(I am slightly devils advocating, but only slightly)

Mamedyarov, perhaps......
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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:49 am

David Antón, meanwhile, is a point clear in the Challengers
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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:47 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:49 am
David Antón, meanwhile, is a point clear in the Challengers
He has white today against Warmerdam, who is in last, so may seal a place in the A group for next year; it would be good to see him at that level, having finished 5th on tiebreak at the Grand Swiss at the IoM last year, just ahead of Carlsen
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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:36 pm

Bird's Variation of the Lopez in Anand v Kovalev
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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:50 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:36 pm
Bird's Variation of the Lopez in Anand v Kovalev
There's an Evans Gambit like idea in that sequence.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nd4 4. Nxd4 exd4 5. 0-0 Bc5 6. b4

On 6. .. Bxb4, engines reckon 7. Bb2 is best but 7. c3 can also be played.

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