2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

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2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:37 am

TWIC and website
The Legends name has been translated into inviting former world chess champions Viswanthan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, former championship challengers Peter Leko and Boris Gelfand along with 8 time Russian Champion Peter Svidler and Vasyl Ivanchuk. Magnus Carlsen, Anish Giri, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren qualified as the top four finishers in the Chessable Masters.
g15/10; round robin then semi-finals & final; rest day 30 July
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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Chris Rice » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:55 pm

They've been trolling each other hard leading up to the event so the next few days should see an escalation of the tweet war as we start on Tuesday with Giri-Carlsen. Other matches are Kramnik-Nepo, Anand-Svidler, Leko-Ivanchuk & Gelfand-Ding.

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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:11 pm

Anand sounds like he's fed up with the trolling: "The Cold War, you can't make that up - it was there... Look, Giri-Carlsen on Twitter is not Fischer-Spassky!" https://twitter.com/i/status/1284489256908587009

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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Chris Rice » Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:23 pm

Day 1
Giri-Carlsen 1-3
Kramnik-Nepo 2-2
Anand-Svidler 1.5 - 2.5
Leko-Ivanchuk 2-2
Gelfand-Ding 3-1

Tomorrow:

Nepo - Ding Liren
Svidler - Leko
Kramnik - Giri
Ivanchuk - Gelfand
Carlsen - Anand

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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:02 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:23 pm
Gelfand-Ding 3-1
The big surprise of the day?
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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:11 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:23 pm
Day 1
Giri-Carlsen 1-3
Kramnik-Nepo 2-2
Anand-Svidler 1.5 - 2.5
Leko-Ivanchuk 2-2
Gelfand-Ding 3-1

Tomorrow:

Nepo - Ding Liren
Svidler - Leko
Kramnik - Giri
Ivanchuk - Gelfand
Carlsen - Anand
Maybe my blitz wasn't such bad preparatiom for Peter Svidler after all :)

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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:53 pm

"Maybe my blitz wasn't such bad preparatiom for Peter Svidler after all :)"

Maybe you should be playing the event!

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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:01 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:53 pm
"Maybe my blitz wasn't such bad preparatiom for Peter Svidler after all :)"

Maybe you should be playing the event!
Maybe Marcus :wink:

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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:46 am

TWIC day 1 report
Round 2 pairings 22nd July 2020 15:00pm: \ Nepomniachtchi1-Ding Liren, Ivanchuk-Gelfand, Svidler-Leko, Carlsen-Anand and Kramnik-Giri.
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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Carl Hibbard » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:50 am

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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:15 pm

Anand making a decent fist of today's match so far, White in the fourth game having drawn the first three.
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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:13 pm

Jinxed!
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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:12 pm

Heh yes, sorry about that
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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:47 pm

TWIC Day 2 report
Round 3 pairings: Giri-Nepomniachtchi, Anand-Kramnik, Leko-Carlsen, Gelfand-Svidler, Ding Liren-Ivanchuk
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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:40 am

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