European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Chris Rice » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:54 am

Round 4 report from Peter Doggers. The Carlsen No 1 rating Watch has become a feature of this tournament but Ginger GM Simon Williams thinks it's all a bit of a fuss over nothing "All this panic and talk about Magnus' rating!? Numbers rise and fall... The fact that Magnus is willing to play in a social team event is bloody cool. Worst case, he is 2nd on rating list before The World Champs; just means he has to win to be 1st on rating after."

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:01 am

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:35 pm

round 6 pairings should see Magnus v Ding

46 Chess Club Aatos 6 : 6 Wood Green 29
33 SK Comeon 5 : 5 Grantham Sharks 42
23 Team Viking 4 : 4 3Cs 45
44 White Rose 3 : 3 Dublin Chess Club 57
49 Hillerod Skakklub 3 : 3 Blackthorne Russia 34
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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:19 am

Nice to see Carlsen really enjoying the team victory yesterday.

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:32 am

board pairings

Bo. 5 Valerenga Sjakklubb Rtg - 1 Alkaloid Rtg
2.1 GM Carlsen, Magnus 2839 - GM Ding, Liren 2804
2.2 GM Howell, David W L 2689 - GM Yu, Yangyi 2765
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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:30 pm

Not really wanting to intrude on his grief too much, but Svidler lost again yesterday (with White, again - and from a won position, again)
"Set up your attacks so that when the fire is out, it isn't out!" (H N Pillsbury)

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:33 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Not really wanting to intrude on his grief too much, but Svidler lost again yesterday (with White, again - and from a won position, again)
It really is an awful run. Difficult to decide which loss is the worst one. :shock:

[OK, the loss by Svidler to Bauer in round 5 was the worst one by far.]
[Carlsen-Ding fairly sedate so far.]

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Angus French » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:41 pm

Chessdom have some powerful hardware analysing the Carlsen-Ding game: Stockfish with 128 cores and Leela Chess Zero.

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by PeterFarr » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:17 pm

Carlsen's outright blundered

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Leonard Barden » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:01 pm

The world champion is fighting for survival. Will he make it?

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... 2018/6/2/1

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:04 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:01 pm
The world champion is fighting for survival. Will he make it?

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... 2018/6/2/1
If he can survive playing g4 against a player of Ding's quality that would be some feat.

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:08 pm

An extra incentive to save it: "If Carlsen saves it, his team might win. Grandelius is winning,, the others drawing."

(38...Re1 is suboptimal from Ding, and Carlsen found 39.Nd3)
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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Nick Burrows » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:08 pm

I think David will lose

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:11 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:08 pm
I think David will lose
Oh, yes, quite possibly (after 29...Qe7).

And Carlsen failed to find 40...Kh2 and went Kf2 instead.

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Nick Burrows » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:41 pm

Amazing defence from Carlsen

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