2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:33 pm

Karjakin misses his second good chance.
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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:40 pm

Nakamura-Aronian drawn in 33 moves.

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:47 pm

Has the Chess24 commentary started doing a bizarre loop for anybody else?
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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by Angus French » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:52 pm

JustinHorton wrote:Has the Chess24 commentary started doing a bizarre loop for anybody else?
It's gotten flaky for me in the last 10 minutes. Maybe there's a lot of interest in the Karjakin-Caruana game and they're overloaded.

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:55 pm

Angus French wrote:
JustinHorton wrote:Has the Chess24 commentary started doing a bizarre loop for anybody else?
It's gotten flaky for me in the last 10 minutes. Maybe there's a lot of interest in the Karjakin-Caruana game and they're overloaded.
Yes same here struggling load wise.
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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:59 pm

Interesting Aronian-Nakamura press conference. Aronian "I'm heartbroken, I put so much work in but I guess I'll just have to deal with this personal tragedy". Nakamura "I don't care at all, after the start I had 50% was a good result".

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:01 pm

Giri-Topalov also drawn.

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:01 pm

So he has done it!! :D
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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by MartinCarpenter » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:03 pm

Despite his best efforts at times, but yes :)

Wonder if by this stage he might not have minded much - 14 draws is at least a little bit amusing, whereas =13,+1 is a little bit nothing.

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:05 pm

MartinCarpenter wrote:Despite his best efforts at times, but yes :)

Wonder if by this stage he might not have minded much - 14 draws is at least a little bit amusing, whereas =13,+1 is a little bit nothing.
For the first time today he knew that a win was too late to have any bearing on first place so that may have sapped a little of his enthusiasm to beat the player probably most relieved to have got the tournament over with.

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:06 pm

Indeed, it is something we might not see again in our lifetimes - and there were remarkably few "GM draws" amongst them.
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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:06 pm

MartinCarpenter wrote:14 draws is at least a little bit amusing, whereas =13,+1 is a little bit nothing.
I suspect he will not be amused if anybody puts that point to him
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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:07 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Angus French wrote:
JustinHorton wrote:Has the Chess24 commentary started doing a bizarre loop for anybody else?
It's gotten flaky for me in the last 10 minutes. Maybe there's a lot of interest in the Karjakin-Caruana game and they're overloaded.
Yes same here struggling load wise.
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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:15 pm

No problems on ChessBomb website.

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Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:18 pm

Topalov joked afterwards that his new aim is to end the year over 2700 :)

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