2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Matthew Turner » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:16 pm

OK, well that was a bit random :shock:

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Simon Brown » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:17 pm

Surely there must be better ways than a low-quality blitz to decide such an important match? The fifth playoff game, just finished, was dreadful.

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:18 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:Well done Ding, China's first Candidate

Puts Shak quite close to qualifying too, as it takes Ding out of the way for 1 of the 2 spots from the GP; if MVL wins today, Shak is in

Makes the rating race between Caruana, So & Kramnik very interesting now
yes, but quite likely the one who misses out would get the wildcard, surely?
You'd hope so, but that may depend on who is paying for the Candidates to be in Berlin; I've seen it suggested that Armenia stumped up last time to give Lev the wildcard, and I think Azerbaijan paid for the London event to give Radjabov the wildcard
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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Nick Burrows » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:19 pm

Where is the WC match being held?

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:24 pm

Simon Brown wrote:Surely there must be better ways than a low-quality blitz to decide such an important match? The fifth playoff game, just finished, was dreadful.
If the next is drawn, we go to armageddon :roll:
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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:32 pm

Simon Brown wrote:Surely there must be better ways than a low-quality blitz to decide such an important match? The fifth playoff game, just finished, was dreadful.

Yes. You have s proper length match in the first place.

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:40 pm

Fantastic.

Stupid, but fantastic.
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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:46 pm

The first Armageddon of the event now, of all times!

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:48 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:The first Armageddon of the event now, of all times!
Aronian white.

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:50 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:Aronian white.
Has he got any more novelties available like the Knight sacrifice on g3 in the rapid phase?

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:50 pm

On the whole, surely Aronian has had the better of the play today, indeed he has been quite in charge after the first game.

But he would have wanted Black, surely.

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:59 pm

I believe the stats really favoured black when the time was 6 v 5, and moving to the 5 v 4 they are using was intended to level it out. But I'm not sure if it worked

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:11 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:On the whole, surely Aronian has had the better of the play today, indeed he has been quite in charge after the first game.

But he would have wanted Black, surely.
They think it's all over.......... it is now.

Aronian through.

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:11 pm

K+Q v K +R in the end
JustinHorton wrote:Fantastic.

Stupid, but fantastic.

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Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:13 pm

Pleased for Aronian, he deserves another crack at the Candidates :)
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