Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

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Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by David Sedgwick » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:47 pm

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/magnus ... tournament

We shall again have top level chess to watch before too long.

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by Paul Cooksey » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:56 pm

chess24 wrote:Magnus Carlsen will be joined by Fabiano Caruana, Ding Liren, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Anish Giri, Hikaru Nakamura and Alireza Firouzja when the Magnus Carlsen Invitational starts one week today on Saturday April 18th.
It is rapid not classical. But that is a tremendous lineup.

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Post by Mick Norris » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:13 pm

Absolutely

Difficult for the Candidates players though to decide whether to hide their prep
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Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2020

Post by Adam Raoof » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:21 am

In case you are looking for a simple guide to this event, with times adjusted for UK viewers (!) can someone recommend a simple schedule or post it here?

I like https://theweekinchess.com/chessnews/ev ... ional-2020 but at the moment all that Mark has is a link to the official site.

I want to watch the games, but also to plan some online chess tournaments around them!

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Re: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2020

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:54 am

From Chessbase


Not all match-ups of each round will be played simultaneously, except in round seven, the last one before the knockout. From rounds one to six, two matches will take place concurrently each day, so these rounds will be played over a two-day period. Each semi-final will be played separately as well. The action kicks off daily at 14:00 UTC (16:00 CEST, 10:00 EST).

So 3pm our time.

Day Date Round

Saturday April 18 Round 1 Matches 1-2
Sunday April 19 Matches 3-4
Monday April 20 Round 2 Matches 1-2
Tuesday April 21 Matches 3-4
Wednesday April 22 Round 3 Matches 1-2
Thursday April 23 Matches 3-4
Friday April 24 Round 4 Matches 1-2
Saturday April 25 Matches 3-4
Sunday April 26 Round 5 Matches 1-2
Monday April 27 Matches 3-4
Tuesday April 28 Round 6 Matches 1-2
Wednesday April 29 Matches 3-4
Thursday April 30 Round 7 Matches 1-4
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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:50 pm

A couple of topics were merged.
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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by Andrew Martin » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:22 am

Should be a fantastic event.

Who is the sponsor? Can it really be Chess24?

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:51 am

Andrew Martin wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:22 am
Who is the sponsor? Can it really be Chess24?
I've seen a suggestion that it might be Carlsen's favourite gambling firm, Unibet.

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:09 pm

The kick off show on Chess24 starts at 2.30pm

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:55 pm

Rd 1
Carlsen 1-0 Nakamura - one of those typical Magnus games where you think there is no way to win but you know he is going to

Ding 0.5-0.5 Firouzja

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:43 pm

Rd 2!

Nakamura 1-0 Carlsen
Firouzja 0-1 Ding

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by Adam Raoof » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:44 pm

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Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:38 pm

Rd 3

Carlsen 1-0 Nakamura - another how the hell did he win that game
Ding 0.5- 0.5 Firouzja - Ding completely winning but Firouzja was so slippery

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