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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:13 pm

Simon Brown wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:09 pm
He doesn't need much time in the positions he will be in soon. 42 Rd7 plays itself, just need to be careful of any tricks. Could be 3½ - ½.
He went for the other move! (42.Bb6) I think that was the wrong choice. Harder to play on the increment, surely?

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Simon Brown » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:19 pm

Well, he's racked up three minutes already and if he can extract his king, it looks pretty easy.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Tim Harding » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:24 pm

Armenia have beaten India.
Shankland only drew but a US win looks on the cards now, despite a probable Hikaru downer.
Status at 4.20: England ought to win as we have three favourable positions.
China are more likely to win their match than France are to win theirs (2-2 looks on the cards but Bacrot still trying).

In the Women's, the Irish ladies bounced back from a whitewash yesterday to beat IPCA 2.5-1.5 despite resting the top board and being outrated in every game.
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:29 pm

Simon Brown wrote:
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and if he can extract his king
How is he going to do that?
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:33 pm

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How is he going to do that?
chessbomb stockfish was suggesting playing f4, then following g4xf3 ep playing Kf2 and being able to recapture by getting the Bishop to move off the defence. I wouldn't be sure how White makes progress after that and the stockfish doesn't have much to suggest other than just moving around.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:34 pm

Luckily Jones is riding to the rescue (courtesy of his opponent misplaying the position).

Though 52...Ke6 is a critical move for Gawain to find. Anything else is probably drawn. (Phew, he played it.)
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:35 pm

Which is just as well because Mickey isn't
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:36 pm

Fingers crossed Gawain knows what is going on. Looks like he does (charge the Black king up the board).

[EDIT: Chess is hard, isn't it? :( Kf4 versus Kd4... Will Salomon find f4?]
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:43 pm

USA v Poland hotting up
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:45 pm

Some of those lines in Salomon-Jones are really hard to calculate when short of time. Gawain clearly winning again and hopefully a simple win now.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:55 pm

Chess 24 says Mickey has lost, which seems unlikely. Elsewhere they have an obviously drawn position given as a win. It is confusing.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:00 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:45 pm
Some of those lines in Salomon-Jones are really hard to calculate when short of time. Gawain clearly winning again and hopefully a simple win now.
Gawain has won.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:00 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Chess 24 says Mickey has lost, which seems unlikely.
White's King is on d4 in the final position. If you put a Black King on e5, does that signal a Black win to the DGT board? A draw is e4 and e5, is it not?

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:03 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Chess 24 says Mickey has lost, which seems unlikely. Elsewhere they have an obviously drawn position given as a win. It is confusing.
Horrendous blunder on move 63 by Duda against Caruana. :shock:

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Tim Harding » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:03 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Chess 24 says Mickey has lost, which seems unlikely. Elsewhere they have an obviously drawn position given as a win. It is confusing.
Naka's game was being shown as a draw with the online evaluation +5 for Piorun. it's been fixed now.

I'll have to turn on Sopiko's commentary.

She said at first Adams lost but maybe she was just going on what the screen says. Draw is showing now but they are talking about David's game.
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