2018 World Championship in London

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Nick Grey » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:10 pm

I hope you see a move in a 30 minute slot. And the café has not run out of refreshments. Check whether they want you to bring your own chair?

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:24 am

Rex Sinquefield was unexpectedly rude about Anna Rudolph's commentary. As I mentioned in my post above she is a bubbly and very enthusiastic commentator, a strong chess player and perfect for these kind of events. Completely inappropriate comments in my opinion.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:04 am

Chris Rice wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:24 am
Rex Sinquefield was unexpectedly rude about Anna Rudolph's commentary.
I'm sure she will take the view that he's just an old fool who doesn't know any better, but I wonder whether Jen will be bold enough to say something in support of her fellow commentator.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by David Sedgwick » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:02 am

Chris Rice wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:24 am
Rex Sinquefield was unexpectedly rude about Anna Rudolph's commentary.
NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:04 am
I'm sure she will take the view that he's just an old fool who doesn't know any better, but I wonder whether Jen will be bold enough to say something in support of her fellow commentator.
I think that she tried to do that diplomatically during the clip.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:24 pm

Mike Gunn wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:56 pm
I have just examined my ticket for tomorrow and there is no small print about limited access to the theatre. The website gives the imprreession that you have unlimited access to the theatre, commentary room and other places (cafe, shop, area to play against your mates) in the venue.
Some commentary, adding not much to what's already been said.
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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:34 pm

Angus French wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:23 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:52 pm
Wikipedia:
The first World Chess Championship not to use adjournments was the Classical World Chess Championship 1995...while the last one to use adjournments was the FIDE World Chess Championship 1996.
Thank you. I'd looked on other pages but not found that one.
Nonetheless, 1993 is the correct answer.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:43 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:34 pm
Nonetheless, 1993 is the correct answer.
The 1993 match had a move rate of 40 moves in two hours, followed by 20 moves in one hour. At the end of the six hour session there would have been an adjournment with the rest of the game played at 20 moves an hour. In practice they always managed to finish within the first day's six hours, so no adjournment sessions took place.

Six hour sessions rather than five and a faster move rate had been a Campomanes initiative to reduce adjournments. The substitute FIDE match between Karpov and Timman had used the older 40 in two and a half move rate, as had the earlier stages of the Championship cycle.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:46 pm

wow! Yes, I admit to not remembering the rules in 1993 and simply assuming that they must have been so, since there was no adjournment in any of the twenty games. That was actually surely a freak statistic that might have been commented on, had the match itself generally been worthy of much comment.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:39 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:02 am
Chris Rice wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:24 am
Rex Sinquefield was unexpectedly rude about Anna Rudolph's commentary.
NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:04 am
I'm sure she will take the view that he's just an old fool who doesn't know any better, but I wonder whether Jen will be bold enough to say something in support of her fellow commentator.
I think that she tried to do that diplomatically during the clip.
Yes, she immediately said who the commentator is. Probably the most she could say in the circumstances.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:34 pm

The shambles continues.

Professional photographer David Llada - his The Thinkers is superb - prevented from taking pictures on stage at the start of today’s game .... whilst amateurs were allowed to snap away with their mobile phones

https://twitter.com/davidllada/status/1 ... 81025?s=21

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by John Upham » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:54 pm

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:34 pm
The shambles continues.

Professional photographer David Llada - his The Thinkers is superb - prevented from taking pictures on stage at the start of today’s game .... whilst amateurs were allowed to snap away with their mobile phones

https://twitter.com/davidllada/status/1 ... 81025?s=21
Do we know why as I was thinking of turning up this week to take photographs for a customer ?

I'd be a little peeved if the same was to happen.
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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Ian Rogers » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:03 pm

This claim is simply not true, but it is understandable because David's tweet was sneakily worded to blame the organisers.
David did not bother to get photo accreditation for today but was allowed in anyway after briefly being questioned.
No non-journalists were allowed on to the stage and there were no mobile phones taking pictures inside the glass box (though some compact cameras were used).

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by AustinElliott » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:22 pm

So.... 23. Qb2 Qxb2 24. Bxb2 and the players knock off early? Or will Carlsen attempt to torture Caruana in the ending?

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:37 pm

I don't see any reason not to do so. You tire your opponent out just as much as yourself by doing that.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:37 pm

AustinElliott wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:22 pm
So.... 23. Qb2 Qxb2 24. Bxb2 and the players knock off early? Or will Carlsen attempt to torture Caruana in the ending?
I think they have to get to move 30 before draw offers?
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