2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:40 pm

Back at the chess, Carlsen is a piece up but Bu Xiangzhi looks to have sufficient compensation.

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:43 pm

An awful way to leave the tournament after he sensationally beat Anand but Kovalyev has clearly had enough and checked out of the hotel. https://twitter.com/chess24com?ref_src= ... r%5Eauthor

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:46 pm

When in Georgia, dress as the Georgians tell you, apparently. And another one for the Azmai files!

Kovalyov striking a blow for the amateur who really does not need to obey at all costs, perhaps.

Back at the chess, Aronian looks good, Ivanchuk v Kramnik looks like an advantage to White to this human, though not to the engine; and it doesn't seem that Bu quite has full compensation.

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:50 pm

The engines seem to think that Carlsen is worse now against Bu. Carlsen doesn't seem to be quite playing the right moves. I am going to go out on a limb here and say that Carlsen might end up losing this!

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:51 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Back at the chess, Carlsen is a piece up but Bu Xiangzhi looks to have sufficient compensation.
Not sure about that, but judging by the clocks MC is a bit rattled.

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Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:54 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:When in Georgia, dress as the Georgians tell you, apparently. And another one for the Azmai files!

Kovalyov striking a blow for the amateur who really does not need to obey at all costs, perhaps.

Back at the chess, Aronian looks good, Ivanchuk v Kramnik looks like an advantage to White to this human, though not to the engine; and it doesn't seem that Bu quite has full compensation.
wrong on all three then, a new record. (maybe just on two of them;Aronian still looking good).

So seems to have recovered from his last event! Though I expect he is particularly effective against the non-elites.

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by John Hickman » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:54 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote: Back at the chess, Aronian looks good, Ivanchuk v Kramnik looks like an advantage to White to this human, though not to the engine;
Kramnik just needs to move his Kingside formation one rank back :wink:

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:55 pm

It went from slightly better for Carlsen to worse for him. And yes, he is in big time trouble. Practically losing, now, I would say (definitely losing now after 24.Kf2).

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Post by JustinHorton » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:09 pm

Clear win (after 28 Qxf5+) might still be hard to see over the board.
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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:20 pm

"Apparently Seirawan has been telling a story about Nigel Short wearing shorts at an Interzonal in Switzerland."

If that's Biel 1985, I can confirm it was very hot. Lots of people were wearing shorts or very casual clothing...

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Angus French » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:25 pm

John Hickman wrote:Great Bu's up!
He is!

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Post by NickFaulks » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:28 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Back at the chess, Carlsen is a piece up but Bu Xiangzhi looks to have sufficient compensation.
Not sure about that, but judging by the clocks MC is a bit rattled.
Looks as though MC and CK both understood the position better than I did.

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by David Robertson » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:46 pm

A big test of Carlsen's temperament tomorrow. He's been known to beat himself up severely after a bad loss. If he reacts badly again, we may have a character flaw to chew over, not to mention a shock
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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:48 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:The Nigel Short wearing shorts story has been told on here at least three times, take your pick: 1, 2, 3.
Thanks. As a jeans and Tshirt guy I dislike dress codes on principle but I also think that it's generally wise to follow the arbiters' instructions . (This goes in spades for Nigel of course, who is very big on the rules being followed unless it's him that has to follow them.)
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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:57 pm

Matthew Sadler calling the Aronian win over Matlakov today "a modern classic"

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