Batumi Olympiad

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by David Shepherd » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:15 pm

Magnus is commentating on chess24 (select Spanish)

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:32 pm

Discussing Luke's game. In English.
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:35 pm

Akshaya had a very large advantage but it went missing on move 32 and she's now struggling.
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:42 pm

Well, it might be another Brazil style turnaround - Gawain now likely to salvage another draw (this time from an utterly terrible position, but where the opponent tried to finish it too quickly) and Luke has real winning chances - fortune favours the brave perhaps being the motto there.

What has Carlsen been saying about Luke's game?

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:49 pm

Kudos to Luke, who finds 42. g4! Very nice day's work - a "human" game of chess!

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:51 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:42 pm
Well, it might be another Brazil style turnaround - Gawain now likely to salvage another draw (this time from an utterly terrible position, but where the opponent tried to finish it too quickly) and Luke has real winning chances - fortune favours the brave perhaps being the motto there.

What has Carlsen been saying about Luke's game?

All I really caught (they're now on another game) was that he thought White misplayed it before Black fell apart.
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:57 pm

We might be looking at a lot of draws near the top (very probably in Germany v Netherlands and Czech Republic v Israel, also Azerbaijan v Poland) while to beat China Ukraine need Eljanov to find a way through against Wei Yi, which Magnus thinks he will without too much trouble, but Eljanov may think it's harder than that. India should scrape home against Egypt.
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:58 pm

Luke's beaten Flores, who had a 2900+ performance after beating Eljanov amongst others (he's only had 1 white in 6 games too)

Gawain's good at defending, isn't he?
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by David Shepherd » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:59 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:51 pm
All I really caught (they're now on another game) was that he thought White misplayed it before Black fell apart.
Anyone interested can just click on the red bar at the bottom of the video and drag it along to restart the commentary at an earlier point.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Matt Fletcher » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:01 pm

Magnus wasn't impressed with 31.b4 in McShane's game, thought he should have played for two results with 31.Red1. (via Chess24 on Twitter)
Turned out well for Luke in the end though!

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:02 pm

In the Women's, the US are finally going to get beaten today, though Krush unbeaten against and Yu should win again. China have won and UKraine, for whom Usheshina was rested, should win if Muzychuk M can win a knight ending a pawn up.
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:05 pm

Russia drew their two Blacks against Serbia but aren't favourite by any manner of means and it may be be that Jakovenko has to save this if they are to avoid defeat.

EDIT: but no! Roganovic allows Kramnik one of his recent-trademark late-endgame wins from nowhere...
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:11 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:58 pm
Gawain's good at defending, isn't he?
I was thinking of it from a White's point of view a bit, one of thiose games where you're all over them but you just can't quite see how to turn the trick and exchange it all off just before the time control.
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:16 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:35 pm
Akshaya had a very large advantage but it went missing on move 32 and she's now struggling.
...and lost, but Sue may pull this one out of the fire for England.
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:27 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:14 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:05 pm
Whoops
That one again.

http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/Y ... 242158/5#5

It can be played both with d3 and d4. I was told by someone who had used the trap with success that Simon Williams had drawn attention to it.
And indeed this one (courtesy the loser)
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