2018 World Championship in London

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:15 pm

Very exciting game! They are both in time trouble at move 26 (about 15 mins each).

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:41 pm

Thomas Rendle wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:08 pm
Can we agree, once and for all, this isn't a dull match that needs fixing?
Yes
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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:50 pm

They are practising for the tiebreaks.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Alan Walton » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:59 pm

Thomas Rendle wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:08 pm
Can we agree, once and for all, this isn't a dull match that needs fixing?
Well said, I think both players have been taking risks, it is just unfortunate they are both bloody good; we have to expect the odd dull game so they can recoup energy; looks like Carlsen has a edge at the moment

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:06 pm

Carlsen clearly winning now no?
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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Thomas Rendle » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:12 pm

Sadly, no. Still White with all the work to do to hold. I suspect he will though.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Alan Walton » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:16 pm

Thomas Rendle wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:12 pm
Sadly, no. Still White with all the work to do to hold. I suspect he will though.
Go to stop agreeing with you; I would say 60:40 to black

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:52 pm

44...Kd4 is an awful move from Carlsen.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:54 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:52 pm
44...Kd4 is an awful move from Carlsen.
I assume Rb5 double up on the pawn and draw
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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:55 pm

Yes. Could be winning for White, if Black is not careful (engine opinion, not mine).

Put it this way, Magnus would win this with White.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:10 pm

This looks lost for Black. Will be a massive shock if that happens.

EDIT: OK, maybe not.... :D

[3vs2 pawns on kingside draw]

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Nick Ivell » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:16 pm

Magnus making a mess of the ending. Not on top form in this match. May still pull things round, but some decline or complacency seems apparent.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Allan Hodgkinson » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:24 pm

Drawn

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:41 pm

Agree the match is close. But issue is the venue is too small to get a big live audience.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:49 pm

It’s nerves now not skill.
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