WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by John Moore » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:58 pm

David is ahead on the clock against Tomashevsky - you read it here first and by the time you go and look, he may not be.

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:18 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote: From a rather good position too from the opening :shock:
From the chessbomb site



Their resident engine marks 18. Ng5 as a serious error.

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:25 pm

Handy link for pairings and results: http://chess-results.com/tnr255559.aspx

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:43 pm

Round 14 on 2016/12/28 at 19.00
Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 3 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2812 10 9 GM Carlsen Magnus *) 2906 1
2 6 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2803 9 9½ GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2805 5
3 7 GM Anand Viswanathan 2802 8½ 9 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2771 10
4 8 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2795 8½ 9 GM Grischuk Alexander 2767 12
5 14 GM Melkumyan Hrant 2736 8½ 8½ GM Korobov Anton 2714 21
6 38 GM Howell David W L 2671 8 8 GM Aronian Levon 2770 11

Pairings/Results
Round 12 on 2016/12/28 at 19:00
Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 2 GM Muzychuk Anna 2570 9 7 GM Ju Wenjun 2542 6
2 10 GM Koneru Humpy 2486 7 7½ GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2553 3
3 21 IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2386 7 7½ GM Dzagnidze Nana 2549 5
4 4 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2552 6½ 6½ GM Lagno Kateryna 2594 1
5 27 WGM Abdumalik Zhansaya 2323 6½ 6½ IM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2365 23
6 8 GM Ushenina Anna 2498 6½ 6 GM Zhao Xue 2479 12

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by John Moore » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:45 pm

Nepo-Carlsen. V interesting - that will give the Norwegian TV crowd value for money.

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by John Moore » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:09 pm

Aronian has played his first 15 moves in 36 seconds against David - who hasn't.

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:48 pm

Blimey, Anand.
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:49 pm

JustinHorton wrote:Blimey, Anand.
Five joint leaders now :shock:

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:53 pm

JustinHorton wrote:Lacking the competence to either find this year's regulations or entirely understand last year's, am I right in thinking that there are no extra games if there are joint winners, but the tiebreaker for places will involve average rating of opponents?
Anna Rudolph says this is right, so presumably we should know who has the best tie-break scores before the last round starts.
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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by John Moore » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:55 pm

Oh dear - shame for Anand.

Carlsen on Board 1 for the last round - I wonder if Alex will be watching the game instead of explaining for pages why this is right. Not that I actually disagree with him - it's just that I'd rather have people talking about the games, but everyone to their own. And to be fair, Alex has done a lot more for chess in this country than I have!

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:09 pm

Round 15 on 2016/12/28 at 20.20
Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 1 GM Carlsen Magnus *) 2906 10 10 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2805 5
2 12 GM Grischuk Alexander 2767 10 10 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2812 3
3 10 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2771 10 9 GM Melkumyan Hrant 2736 14
4 13 GM Yu Yangyi 2743 9 9½ GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2803 6
5 11 GM Aronian Levon 2770 9 9 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2699 26
6 21 GM Korobov Anton 2714 9 9 GM Anton Guijarro David 2605 62

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:14 pm

Tie break best to worst: Ivanchuk Grischuk Mamedyarov Nepomniachtchi Carlsen.
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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:16 pm

The first person to be on board one throughout and yet to be worst on tiebreak?!

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:16 pm

Anyway, we all want Chucky to win, surely?

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Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:20 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:The first person to be on board one throughout and yet to be worst on tiebreak?!
:lol:

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