2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:27 pm

Rapport is through.
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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by David Robertson » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:29 pm

Never mind Giri's choice, what about Sethuraman! Two wrist-slitting disasters, then a total smash-up. He's one impressive dude

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:31 pm

Caruana in terrible trouble. Ding through.
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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:32 pm

Aronian has drawn with MAtlakov after an oversight cost him his winning position. They go to more-but-faster rapidplay.
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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:37 pm

Worst Move On The Board there?
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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Simon Brown » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:40 pm

Equal worst with Rf1, but lost anyway

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:40 pm

Caruana out; like Vlad, he may be hoping So reaches the final now

One of these 8 will be in the Candidates:

So v Jobava
Fedoseev v Rodshtein
Najer v Rapport
Wang v Ding
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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:42 pm

Simon Brown wrote:Equal worst with Rf1, but lost anyway
Good point, I stand corrected
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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by PeterFarr » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:44 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Simon Brown wrote:Equal worst with Rf1, but lost anyway
Good point, I stand corrected
Honourable mention for Nepo also.

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:45 pm

That gives us:

Through:

Najer (who saw that coming?)
Ding
Jobava
Rapport
Vachier-Lagrave

Out:

Caruana
Vidit
Nepo
Li
Lenderman

Comeback kid:

Sethuraman

Still here though:

Lucky Anish

Two draws:

Matlakov
Aronian
Navara
Grischuk
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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:46 pm

PeterFarr wrote:
JustinHorton wrote:
Simon Brown wrote:Equal worst with Rf1, but lost anyway
Good point, I stand corrected
Honourable mention for Nepo also.
Nowhere near, he has any number of ways of putting his queen en prise
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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by PeterFarr » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:48 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
PeterFarr wrote:
JustinHorton wrote:
Good point, I stand corrected
Honourable mention for Nepo also.
Nowhere near, he has any number of ways of putting his queen en prise
Not with any artistic merit.

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by PeterFarr » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:56 pm

Nice comment from Olimpiu G Urcan on twitter:
It is as if Caïssa is taking a long nap and left a club-level amateur in charge of the fate of the #FIDEWorldCup.

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by David Robertson » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:59 pm

Excited? I am

6.3/6.4 predictions? ISIHAC

Meh - Grischuk fails to enter into the spirit of things

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:07 pm

Grischuk has a five-minute time advantage
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