Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

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LawrenceCooper
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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:12 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:32 am
TWIC

Round 5 Standings: Carlsen (5 matches) 11pts, Nakamura (4) 10pts, Caruana, Ding (4) 8pts, MVL (5) 5pts, Nepomniachtchi (4) 5pts, Giri (5) 4pts, Firouzja (5) 3pts.

Round 5 Day 2 pairings Mon 27th April 2020 15:00 BST: Caruana-Nakamura and Nepomniachtchi-Ding
Caruana wins an armageddon game whilst Ding wins 2.5-1.5. The gap between 4th and 5th is now five points with two rounds to go.

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:57 pm

Right, so we have:

11 - Carlsen, Ding, Naka
10 - Caruana
5 - MVL, Nepo
4 - Giri
3 - Firouzja

Top 4 qualify; 2 matches each to go
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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by Steven DuCharme » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:02 am

Congrats to herr Carlsen on his magnificent streak
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:30 pm

Magnus blunders on move 7 with white and goes one down v Nepo :shock:

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:52 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:30 pm
Magnus blunders on move 7 with white and goes one down v Nepo
First 7 moves 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Bc4 Nxe4 6. Qh5 e6 7. Bxe6 which fails to 7. .. Bxe6 8. Bxe6 Qe7

Was move 5 just a mouse slip?

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by PeterFarr » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:59 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:52 pm

First 7 moves 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Bc4 Nxe4 6. Qh5 e6 7. Bxe6 which fails to 7. .. Bxe6 8. Bxe6 Qe7

Was move 5 just a mouse slip?
No, it seems not,as he played it in round 7 against MVL, but MVL declined the sacrifice. Apparently you should play 7.Bb5+ before taking on e6, though it still looks dodgy.

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:26 pm

Magnus wins his match after winning the armageddon game. Firouzja is 2-1 up against Giri.

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by MartinCarpenter » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:24 am

Naka was on commentary for a bit and he'd looked briefly and the idea after 5.. Nxe4 seemed to just be 6 o-o and playing for a bit of compensation.

Goodness knows what happened. Deeply impressive that he could mentally reset afterwards!

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:14 pm

Nakamura beats Ding in an armageddon game after four draws whilst Caruana beats MVL 2.5-1.5.

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:11 pm

Naka beat MVL in an armageddon game to top the league. Ding beat Carlsen 3-1 to finish second. I think that Carlsen finished third on head to head v Caruana. Caruana lost 1.5-2.5 to Giri whilst Nepo won an armageddon game against Firouzja.

"The Final Four knockout will see the following semifinal pairs: Nakamura - Caruana (May 1) and Ding Liren - Carlsen (May 2)."

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:43 pm

The final four matches will be over 4 rapid games, if tied two pairs of blitz games will be played to try and resolve the match before a final single decisive Armageddon game.
according to TWIC
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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri May 01, 2020 6:59 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:43 pm
The final four matches will be over 4 rapid games, if tied two pairs of blitz games will be played to try and resolve the match before a final single decisive Armageddon game.
according to TWIC
Nakamura beat Caruana 4-2.

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri May 01, 2020 9:42 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:59 pm
Nakamura beat Caruana 4-2.
Rapid Game 4 and Blitz Game 1 are well worth a look.

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by Chris Rice » Sat May 02, 2020 4:20 pm

Carlsen blows game 2 of the semi final where he looked like he was pushing for a win.

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by Chris Rice » Sat May 02, 2020 5:05 pm

Carlsen, after an awful opening, levels with a win in Game 3.

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