2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:13 pm

OK somebody explain to me the quick draw in Howell-Tari
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Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:17 pm

David still angry with himself for blowing a winning position in game four, and wants to cool down? (at this speed, he will have his chances as Black in game six too)

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Post by NickFaulks » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:17 pm

JustinHorton wrote:OK somebody explain to me the quick draw in Howell-Tari
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Post by JustinHorton » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:34 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:David still angry with himself for blowing a winning position in game four, and wants to cool down? (at this speed, he will have his chances as Black in game six too)
Hard to imagine any of the real hard men on the circuit showing weakness like that, though, if it's true.

I like Nick's explanation.
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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:29 pm

Oh dear, that went a bit wrong. Only Mickey Adams of the England contingent gets past round 1. And David gets less money, cos he will have had to pay for an extra night's stay in the hotel... (unless they do something funny with the prize money?).

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Post by JustinHorton » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:39 pm

JustinHorton wrote:González will have nightmares tonight if Harikrishna goes through.
Which he has. There's a few people gone home who had qualification for round two in their hands.
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Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:42 pm

David amng them. perhaps he was unwell towards the end, judging by the last game.

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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:42 pm

Jobava vs Salgado Lopez is the only match to go to Armageddon.

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Post by JustinHorton » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:44 pm

Salgado the only winner among the fifth players who lost their fifth round games.

(Do we call it fifth round? If not, what?)
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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:49 pm

Call it the first of the shorter rapidplay games. Depends if you see 10+10 as rapidplay or blitz.

I was wrong. Jabava and Salgado play two blitz games before Armageddon.

[two rapid games (25 min + 10 sec increment),
then if necessary, two additional 10 + 10 games,
two blitz games (5 + 3) and finally, if the tie persists,
a single Armageddon game (5 minutes for White, 4 minutes for Black with draw odds.]

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Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:30 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote: a single Armageddon game (5 minutes for White, 4 minutes for Black with draw odds.]
With an increment from move 61 which improves Black's chances for a draw.

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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:35 pm

So if Mickey gets past Maxim Rodshtein in round 2, he is seeded to play Anand, Nakamura, Caruana, So and Carlsen. :shock:

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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:37 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote: a single Armageddon game (5 minutes for White, 4 minutes for Black with draw odds.]
With an increment from move 61 which improves Black's chances for a draw.
Not this time. Jobava goes through.

Round 2 line-up can be seen here.

Dreev could be a tricky opponent for Carlsen.

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Post by JustinHorton » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:57 pm

I think I'd almost rather they just drew lots than played blitz. If it weren't for the fact that people would play for drawing lots, I'd definitely prefer it.
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Post by Steven DuCharme » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:01 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Roger de Coverly wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote: a single Armageddon game (5 minutes for White, 4 minutes for Black with draw odds.]
With an increment from move 61 which improves Black's chances for a draw.
Not this time. Jobava goes through.

Round 2 line-up can be seen here.

Dreev could be a tricky opponent for Carlsen.
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