2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:23 pm

Svidler-Anand drawn, so it's all up to Caruana now
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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:26 pm

Bizarrely I am now getting the German commentary on Chess24. I'd be all right if it was the Spanish...
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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by John Cox » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:28 pm

Who on earth is this hateful twerp running the press conferences and co-commenting with Ian?

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by Angus French » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:35 pm

JustinHorton wrote:Bizarrely I am now getting the German commentary on Chess24. I'd be all right if it was the Spanish...
I'm now getting English commentary again... just in time after Karjakin has played e5.

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:40 pm

Gustafsson is saying that they're both in time trouble. They're not, really.
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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:45 pm

36.....Re4 may be the end of Caruana's chances.

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by MartinCarpenter » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:46 pm

No idea about the offical co commentator (I think I saw Dylan McClain just now) but he doesn't seem terribly objectionable to me? The Russian(?) person they had for the earlier rounds was very good mind.

Press conferences great and all, but it is a little bit annoying to have the main bit of the critical game littered with them/ad break/whatever :) At least they're getting the finish.

Oh, Giri doesn't seem to mind as long as people are good natured about it. Not universal that it seems.

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:46 pm

John Cox wrote:Who on earth is this hateful twerp running the press conferences and co-commenting with Ian?
FM Dylan McClain from USA.

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:50 pm

Jonathan Bryant wrote: Is it your contention that the arbiter *didnt* say what was attributed to them by Chess Vibes?
I have absolutely no idea, just find it odd and would like to know where and to whom he is claimed to have said it.

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by John Cox » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:57 pm

My God, the man is an utter moron. Talking about how at least the tie-break system hasn't been decisive.

So why are we being subjected to FM Dylan Maclain from the USA? It's not like there aren't people who can do this job competently.

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:58 pm

Because AGON hired him some time last year in order to head up their media operations (or whatever the phrase might be).
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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:58 pm

Has he threatened anybody with jail yet?
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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:59 pm

Karjakin wins and is the Candidate.
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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by David Robertson » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:02 pm

I hope Carlsen is polonium-immune

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:02 pm

JustinHorton wrote:Karjakin wins and is the Candidate
I know not everybody here or elsewhere will be delighted at that, but he was probably the best player overall and performed impressively.

He did not let his one setback (against Anand) faze him.

Meanwhile, I suspect Fab will be kicking himself about failing to put away the tournament bunny not once but twice, for some time to come.

Oh, and you know who was the only undefeated player :mrgreen:
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