GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Post by Chris Rice » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:33 pm

Significant first round pairing tomorrow!

Caruana - Carlsen
Bluebaum - Vitiugov
Meier - Aronian
Naiditsch - Vachier-Lagrave
Anand - Hou, Yifan

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Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Post by Nick Ivell » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:47 pm

Worrying signs for November. Caruana got nothing from the opening and is being outplayed. No doubt he is tired, but I do worry that he is one of those players who NEEDS to get an advantage from the opening...

A lot of work needed over the next few months!

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Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:07 pm

That first round pairing - not a fix, of course not :P
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Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Post by Nick Ivell » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:25 pm

Still possible for Caruana to save a complicated ending but, if I was part of 'team Fabi', I would still be worried about what this game may portend.

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Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:33 pm

Nick Ivell wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:25 pm
Still possible for Caruana to save a complicated ending but, if I was part of 'team Fabi', I would still be worried about what this game may portend.
I don't think it means much, whatever the result. Caruana will be happy to be playing a game where the result doesn't really matter.
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Post by JustinHorton » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:44 pm

Well, he got his draw.
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Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Post by Simon Brown » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:25 pm

Keith would have won as Black

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Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Post by Chris Rice » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:42 pm

Round 2 results, Vitiugov the only player on 100% and Carlsen back to winning ways:

Carlsen M. (½) 2843 1 - 0 Hou, Yifan (½) 2654
Vachier-Lagr. (½) 2789 1 - 0 Anand, V. (½) 2776
Caruana, F. (½) 2784 ½ - ½ Bluebaum, M. (0) 2631
Aronian, L. (½) 2794 1 - 0 Naiditsch, A. (½) 2701
Vitiugov, N. (1) 2735 1 - 0 Meier, Georg (½) 2648

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Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:07 pm

Meier-Caruana was a super game.
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Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Post by Angus French » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:57 pm

Richard Rapport vs. Vincent Keymer in the Open was also a great game, especially as Keymer is aged 13.

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Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:59 pm

Angus French wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:57 pm
Richard Rapport vs. Vincent Keymer in the Open was also a great game, especially given Keymer is aged 13.
He won the open did he bit of a shocker?
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Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Post by Angus French » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:18 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Angus French wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:57 pm
Richard Rapport vs. Vincent Keymer in the Open was also a great game, especially given Keymer is aged 13.
He won the open did he bit of a shocker?
I think so. Leko, who's his coach, was saying it was a 2800-performance.

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Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Post by Leonard Barden » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:22 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Angus French wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:57 pm
Richard Rapport vs. Vincent Keymer in the Open was also a great game, especially given Keymer is aged 13.
He won the open did he bit of a shocker?
That was the most significant result of all today at Karlsruhe. Keymer scored the youngest IM norm ever at 10 years 3 months but also has a career as a musician. There's a Chessbase article where Kasparov met him and praised him very highly. Significant because it's a teenage megatalent from Western Europe as against the Russians, Americans, Indians and the Uzbek Abdusattorov. He was lucky in that both Rapport and his previous opponent spurned perpetual check, but still....

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Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:10 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:07 pm
Meier-Caruana was a super game.
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Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:56 am

Leonard Barden wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:22 pm
as against the Russians, Americans, Indians
and the Iranians, who may be the best group of the lot. Where have they come from?
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