2018 World Championship in London

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:01 pm

Nick Ivell wrote:
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.
I hardly think its complacency, he admitted before the match he wasn't as sharp as a few years ago.

He is still getting good prospects in some games, but isn't capitalising on them almost unerringly as he used to.
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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by David Robertson » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:09 pm

Question

Has there ever been a younger pair of WCC contestants? (28 & 26 here)

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by MartinCarpenter » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:15 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:01 pm
Nick Ivell wrote:
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.
I hardly think its complacency, he admitted before the match he wasn't as sharp as a few years ago.

He is still getting good prospects in some games, but isn't capitalising on them almost unerringly as he used to.
Isn't that essentially what defines form? He's (no surprise!) still playing very good moves most of the time but the thing that goes when out of form is the knack of converting the chances you get.

He's generated enough chances that in normal/good form he'd have wrapped this match up by now.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:16 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:09 pm
Question

Has there ever been a younger pair of WCC contestants? (28 & 26 here)
Carlsen-Karjakin, I think, is the record holder (both 26 when they contested the 2016 match).

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by David Robertson » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:25 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:16 pm
Carlsen-Karjakin, I think, is the record holder (both 26 when they contested the 2016 match)
Good grief! I just ploughed back a century through my memory vaults - and forgot the last match! :roll:

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:35 pm

Nick Ivell wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Magnus making a mess of the ending.
I don't understand this comment. Carlsen was on the back foot and found an efficient way to draw,

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Matthew Turner » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:28 am

Surely, Magnus is playing the best player that he has played in a World Championship match and finding it the most difficult. Why is that a surprise? I thought it was a 50/50 match at the start and nothing seems to have changed.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Chris Rice » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:53 am

Video impressions from inside the venue courtesy of Chess.com

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:08 pm

Game 11 - Petroff :D
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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:13 pm

Knight to d7 rather than c6 as at St Louis
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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:22 pm

Pretty short game today. Unlikely to go much further.
If it is agreed drawn soon, is that the shortest game of the match?

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:27 pm

Maybe Magnus will try to win tomorrow ?

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:40 pm

Maybe Caruana has been saving his big TN for tomorrow.

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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Joshua Gibbs » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:42 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Pretty short game today. Unlikely to go much further.
If it is agreed drawn soon, is that the shortest game of the match?
games four and five were both 34 moves
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Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:50 pm

Magnus is a pawn up, but is that any good in an opposite colour \bishop ending ?

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