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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:15 pm
by Christopher Kreuzer
Very exciting game! They are both in time trouble at move 26 (about 15 mins each).

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:41 pm
by Mick Norris
Thomas Rendle wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:08 pm
Can we agree, once and for all, this isn't a dull match that needs fixing?
Yes

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:50 pm
by Christopher Kreuzer
They are practising for the tiebreaks.

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:59 pm
by Alan Walton
Thomas Rendle wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:08 pm
Can we agree, once and for all, this isn't a dull match that needs fixing?
Well said, I think both players have been taking risks, it is just unfortunate they are both bloody good; we have to expect the odd dull game so they can recoup energy; looks like Carlsen has a edge at the moment

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:06 pm
by Carl Hibbard
Carlsen clearly winning now no?

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:12 pm
by Thomas Rendle
Sadly, no. Still White with all the work to do to hold. I suspect he will though.

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:16 pm
by Alan Walton
Thomas Rendle wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:12 pm
Sadly, no. Still White with all the work to do to hold. I suspect he will though.
Go to stop agreeing with you; I would say 60:40 to black

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:52 pm
by Christopher Kreuzer
44...Kd4 is an awful move from Carlsen.

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:54 pm
by Carl Hibbard
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:52 pm
44...Kd4 is an awful move from Carlsen.
I assume Rb5 double up on the pawn and draw

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:55 pm
by Christopher Kreuzer
Yes. Could be winning for White, if Black is not careful (engine opinion, not mine).

Put it this way, Magnus would win this with White.

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:10 pm
by Christopher Kreuzer
This looks lost for Black. Will be a massive shock if that happens.

EDIT: OK, maybe not.... :D

[3vs2 pawns on kingside draw]

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:16 pm
by Nick Ivell
Magnus making a mess of the ending. Not on top form in this match. May still pull things round, but some decline or complacency seems apparent.

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:24 pm
by Allan Hodgkinson
Drawn

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:41 pm
by Nick Grey
Agree the match is close. But issue is the venue is too small to get a big live audience.

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:49 pm
by Carl Hibbard
It’s nerves now not skill.