Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

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Post by NickFaulks » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:10 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:13 pm
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
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Carlsen's 21st consecutive draw in classical chess
Looks a good bet to end that run tomorrow
That was an easy prediction. JvF certainly doesn't mind leading with his chin.
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Post by Mick Norris » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:31 am

He's playing Norway 4 to 14 June, but presumably has the US Championships 20 to 31 March before then, there's also the World Teams 3 to 14 March as a possible?
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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:05 pm

What is Kramnik's worst ever tournament performance previously? Asking for a friend :oops:
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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:08 am

Radjabov's turn to "do a Kramnik" (ie self-destruct) today.

Nobody else following this?
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Post by Chris Rice » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:28 am

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:08 am
Radjabov's turn to "do a Kramnik" (ie self-destruct) today. Nobody else following this?
Peter Doggers report on Round 9. Nepo joins Carlsen and Anand in the lead after repeating Carlsen's 4 Nd3 in the Petroff. The Radjabov game referred to is annotated in the report. That 84...Kd6!! move was truly sensational. Svidler and Gustaffson duly impressed.

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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:03 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:05 pm
What is Kramnik's worst ever tournament performance previously? Asking for a friend :oops:
Well?

Nepo meanwhile gets whupped by van Foreest (even if he somehow dragged it out to move 60)

In the final game going, Carlsen is trying for a classic grind against his old sparring partner Anand.......
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Post by Mick Norris » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:05 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:03 pm
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
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What is Kramnik's worst ever tournament performance previously? Asking for a friend :oops:
Well?
Not sure, but pretty classy of Vald to be interviewed after another defeat see Pete Doggers report, lost of top players wouldn't have done so
ress chief Tom Bottama started his interview with "Vladimir, the tournament is not going very well at all!" to which Kramnik duly replied: "Yes, I noticed also!"

The Russian explained: "Today I got to play a sharp line and I totally confused all my analysis. I got lost just after the opening, just messed up everything."
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Post by Chris Rice » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:21 am

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:03 pm
In the final game going, Carlsen is trying for a classic grind against his old sparring partner Anand.......
.....and does what only Carlsen can do. Unbelievable! Round 10 report

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Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:12 pm

Kramnik wins a game!

Giri catches Carlsen after Shankland resigns in a drawn position; Nepo half a point back, with Ding & Vishy (who play each other tomorrow) a further half point away from the lead
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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:44 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
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Giri catches Carlsen after Shankland resigns in a drawn position
WTF happened there?!?
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Post by JustinHorton » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:37 pm

Presumably he noticed he couldn't get his king into the corner and didn't notice that it didn't matter.
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Post by Steven DuCharme » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:41 pm

He really missed that knight
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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Post by Chris Rice » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:45 am

Here's the finishing position in Giri-Shankland. As Anish explained afterwards "Sam said he'd had an hallucination and didn't realise the ending with a king on c8 would be drawn too (not just with a king on a8) - what an incredible end to the game!"

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Post by Chris Rice » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:02 am

Round 11 report. I must admit I did wonder if Giri thought he was winning after he played b6 but he knew exactly what he was doing and it worked. Even asking Shankland if he was resigning just to make sure!

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Post by Steven DuCharme » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:21 pm

Sam bounced back victorious today
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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