WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by David Sedgwick » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:26 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:Only boards 1-15 pairings posted so far.

Catching the eye:

Nikolic v Carlsen
Seirawan v Grischuk
Agdestein v Karjakin
LawrenceCooper wrote:Where did you find those?
Leonard Barden wrote:On the livestream page, but it's since been changed and Carlsen is now playing White against Ganguly.
I think that the pairings which you found originally were just for test purposes.

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:48 pm

Heh. Ganguly missed a mate in three against Carlsen. It was drawn.

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:50 pm

Some eventful games including a draw for David and Gunina losing in round 1 of the women's event with white.

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:15 pm

Carlsen defeated by Pantsulaia in Round 2!

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by John Moore » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:18 pm

David won in Round 2 from a position where he turned down a three fold repetition with 19 seconds on his clock against 10 minutes - even with 10 second increments, that's pushing it.

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:31 pm

John Moore wrote:David won in Round 2 from a position where he turned down a three fold repetition with 19 seconds on his clock against 10 minutes - even with 10 second increments, that's pushing it.
Anand up next for David.

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by Richard Bates » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:33 pm

Why was Carlsen on board 1 in round 2?

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:47 pm

Richard Bates wrote:Why was Carlsen on board 1 in round 2?
He seems to have a permanent place on board 1.

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by Alex Holowczak » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:10 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Richard Bates wrote:Why was Carlsen on board 1 in round 2?
He seems to have a permanent place on board 1.
According to the commentary, it is at the request of NRK, the Norwegian TV company broadcasting the event.

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:19 pm

David Howell is playing really well against Anand. Possible upset here.

Update: Draw but good result.

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by John Moore » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:01 pm

Now David has Mamedyarov with the White bits - what you might call a tough tournament.

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:44 pm

World Rapid (15 rounds) after Day 1:

1 Korobov, Anton (2714) 5/5
2 Aronian, Levon (2770) 4½/5
3-10 Pantsulaia, Levan (2622), Bok, Benjamin (2589), Li, Chao (2648), Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi (2643), Grischuk, Alexander (2767), Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2805), Melkumyan, Hrant (2736) 4/5

Melkumyan if you'll recall was the top seed in the London Super Rapid a week ago who Alex Golding (1948) drew with in Round 1. David Howell is in 32nd place with 3/5 so performing above his seeding at the moment.

Women's World Rapid (12 rounds) after Day 1:

1 Muzychuk, Anna (2568) 4/4
2 Gaponenko, Inna (2406) 3½/4
3-5 Kosteniuk, Alexandra (2553), Goryachkina, Aleksandra (2466), Lagno, Kateryna (2594) 3/4

Gunina is back in 13th on 2½/4. Still, its early days yet!

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:29 am

Is there anywhere I can find PGN of the games?

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:23 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:Is there anywhere I can find PGN of the games?
http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews/eve ... ships-2016

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by Graham Borrowdale » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:23 am

Alex Holowczak wrote:
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Richard Bates wrote:Why was Carlsen on board 1 in round 2?
He seems to have a permanent place on board 1.
According to the commentary, it is at the request of NRK, the Norwegian TV company broadcasting the event.
That's a bit like Manchester United playing towards the Stretford end at the request of Sky TV. No real harm done, perhaps, but this is supposed to be a serious competition, not an exhibition.

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