2018 Altibox Norway

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:05 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:45 pm
Amazed and impressed he managed to win that.
Presumably Black thought the simplification from 4v2 to 2v1 would lead to a draw, but it didn't.

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:12 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:40 am
Goodness, that sounds bad. I hope Ding Liren recovers well and can continue his recent fine form. I suspect, though, that he might not be able to finish playing in the tournament, and at the very least it may affect his results. Depending on the exact nature of the injury and the surgery, he will almost certainly be on crutches and in a leg cast or in a wheelchair or otherwise restricted in his movements while it heals. Sitting at a chessboard can be difficult in such circumstances (remember Tony Miles playing his games lying on his front! that was a back issue - there must be examples of people playing on after being treated for broken bones, whether arm or leg, or even the more common dislocation injuries).

EDIT: Couple more details here. Apparently the cycling accident was before the cooking competition, and Ding Liren carried on, limped into the venue, sat and chopped vegetables while Anand cooked, and they won the competition. But sounds like he should have gone to the hospital if (as it turned out) surgery was required.
Tarjei reports Ding has had surgery
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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by David Robertson » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:38 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:40 am
Goodness, that sounds bad...he might not be able to finish playing in the tournament
Certain he won't be fit to play on. Inconceivable doctors would discharge him a day after surgery. Reckless if they did. A minimum period of post-op observation would be routine.Then an assessment of self-care. He'll not be ready to play for some while.

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:36 am

And so it came to pass
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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:12 pm

That puts the standings I think at:

Carlsen 3/4
Karjakin 2.5/4
Aronian, So 2/4
Anand, Nakamura 1.5/3
Mamedyarov 1.5/4
Caruana, MVL 1/3

Round 5
Carlsen - Anand
Caruana - Karjakin
Mamedyarov - Nakamura
MVL - Aronian
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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:59 pm

Caruana beat Karjakin and other games drawn, so Magnus a point clear again
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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:08 pm

The nice thing about this tournament is that play starts at 3.30pm UK time but still doesn't interfere with any dinner plans.

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:02 pm

Two uneventful draws today between Anand-Mamedyarov & Aronian-Caruana but Carlsen is a pawn down against So and Nakamura-MVL is still going but looking rather blocked.

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:40 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:02 pm
Two uneventful draws today between Anand-Mamedyarov & Aronian-Caruana but Carlsen is a pawn down against So and Nakamura-MVL is still going but looking rather blocked.
Nakamura-MVL also drawn but Carlsen looks completely busted against So.

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:03 pm

FFS the So-bots will be unbearable......
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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by David Robertson » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:48 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:36 am
And so it came to pass
Prescient!

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Barry Sandercock » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:50 am

Who is Magnus playing in Round 7 ? ( Or is he not playing !)

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:42 pm

With Ding Liren's withdrawal, the three draws from rounds 1-3 (with Nakamura, MVL and Anand) are discounted and the other players get a rest round (Caruana in round 4, So in round 5, Karjakin in round 6, Carlsen in round 7, Aronian in round 8 and Mamedyarov in round 9).

http://norwaychess.no/pairings-2018/

So pointed out that though he is only half a point behind with a game in hand, he did lose one of his Whites (the same applies to Carlsen and Mamedyarov).

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Barry Sandercock » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:45 pm

Thanks for that Christopher. I should have realised it was to do with the Ding Liren withdrawal.

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:34 pm

Seemingly from nowhere Anand has joined Carlsen & So in first equal place on 3.5/6 by beating MVL with black.

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