Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

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LawrenceCooper
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Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:36 pm

1GM Nakamura, H. (2) 2792 ½ - ½ GM Kasparov, G. (1) 2812
2GM Aronian, L. (2) 2809 0 - 1 GM Nepomniachtc. (1) 2742
3GM Karjakin, S. (1) 2773 1 - 0 GM Le, Quang L. (2) 2726
4GM Dominguez Pe. (1) 2739 ½ - ½ GM Anand, V. (0) 2783
5 GM Navara, David (0) 2737 0 - 1 GM Caruana, F. (0) 2807

Steven DuCharme
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Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Post by Steven DuCharme » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:47 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Steven DuCharme wrote:
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Although I didn't have the commentary on live it's worth playing it back it to hear the commentators applauding black's play, expecting white to resign and then the reality dawns on them that white is somehow winning.
I think you mean the reverse.
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I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Post by Paul Cooksey » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:01 pm

I'm enjoying the games, but maybe they should let Yasser see the computer to keep him on track.

Clearly he is a great player and a brilliant commentator on positional chess. But his tactics so rusty he keeps following wild geese..

Thomas Rendle
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Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Post by Thomas Rendle » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:10 pm

Steven DuCharme wrote:
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Steven DuCharme wrote:
I think you mean the reverse.
No. Why?
White was winning but blew it.
I think the point is that it was Black that was winning and blew it.

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Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Post by Steven DuCharme » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:25 pm

Thomas Rendle wrote:
Steven DuCharme wrote:
LawrenceCooper wrote:
No. Why?
White was winning but blew it.
I think the point is that it was Black that was winning and blew it.
oops sorry about that :oops:
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:53 pm

Very impressive recovery from Caruana after the shock of his first round. Navara off the mark albeit after one of the worst openings he's ever had.

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Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:04 pm

1 GM Kasparov, G. (2) 2812 ½ - ½ GM Dominguez Pe. (2) 2739
2 GM Caruana, F. (2) 2807 1 - 0 GM Karjakin, S. (3) 2773
3 GM Le, Quang L. (2) 2726 1 - 0 GM Nakamura, H. (3) 2792
4 GM Nepomniachtc. (3) 2742 ½ - ½ GM Navara, David (0) 2737
5 GM Anand, V. (1) 2783 0 - 1 GM Aronian, L. (2) 2809

Thomas Rendle
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Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Post by Thomas Rendle » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:05 pm

Has Nakamura ever resigned with any class?

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Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:08 pm

Thomas Rendle wrote:Has Nakamura ever resigned with any class?
Chess24 tweet "Not a Navara-style polite standing resignation from Nakamura but one of self-disgust"

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Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Post by Thomas Rendle » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:11 pm

I think to be fair it can be tough in blitz/rapid as there's no time to come to terms with the fact you're about to lose until you finally resign. Still... it's nice to be vaguely looking at the opponent when you shake their hand.

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Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:23 pm

Day 1 leaderboard after 3 rounds:
1= Le, Quang Liem (2726), Aronian, Levon (2809), Caruana, Fabiano (2807), Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2742) 4/6
5= Nakamura, Hikaru (2792), Karjakin, Sergey (2773), Kasparov, Garry (2812), Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2739) 3/6
9= Anand, Viswanathan (2783), Navara, David (2737) 1/6

Chess.com report

ChessBase report

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Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Post by Steven DuCharme » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:04 pm

Levon survives barely.
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:14 pm

1 GM Aronian, L. (4) 2809 ½ - ½ GM Kasparov, G. (3) 2812
2 GM Nakamura, H. (3) 2792 ½ - ½ GM Caruana, F. (4) 2807
3 GM Nepomniachtc. (4) 2742 ½ - ½ GM Anand, V. (1) 2783
4 GM Dominguez Pe. (3) 2739 1 - 0 GM Le, Quang L. (4) 2726
5 GM Navara, David (1) 2737 1 - 0 GM Karjakin, S. (3) 2773

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Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:34 pm

1 GM Kasparov, G. (4) 2812 0 - 1 GM Nepomniachtc. (5) 2742
2 GM Caruana, F. (5) 2807 1 - 0 GM Dominguez Pe. (5) 2739
3 GM Le, Quang L. (4) 2726 1 - 0 GM Aronian, L. (5) 2809
4 GM Karjakin, S. (3) 2773 ½ - ½ GM Nakamura, H. (4) 2792
5 GM Anand, V. (2) 2783 1 - 0 GM Navara, David (3) 2737

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Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Post by Steven DuCharme » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:47 pm

Caruana captured 15 pieces on his last move!
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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