Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

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Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Thu May 16, 2019 6:36 pm

TWIC
Players: Mamedyarov, Giri, Wesley So, Aronian, Grischuk, Nakamura, Karjakin, Nepomniachtchi, Svidler, Radjabov, Jakovenko, Wojtaszek, Wei Yi, Duda, Vitiugov and Dubov.
Play starts 3pm local time 1pm BST.
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There will be four rounds in the Grand Prix. Each consists of two games with the classic time control 100’ for 40 moves (50’/20+15’) and 30 seconds per move. In case of a tie, there is a tie breaks round, consisting of two games with 25 minutes and 10 seconds per move for each player. If the score is still tied, there are two games with 10 minutes and 10 seconds per month for each player. If it’s still a tie, it’s followed by 2 blitz games of 5 minutes and 3 seconds per move. If the score is tied, then there is an Armageddon game.
Armageddon: The player who wins the drawing of lots may choose the color. The player with the white pieces receives 5 minutes; the player with the black pieces receives 4 minutes whereupon; after move 60, both players receive an increment of 2 seconds per move starting from move 61. In case of a draw the player with the black pieces is declared the winner.
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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Thu May 16, 2019 6:39 pm

Giri v Dubov
Radjabov v Nakamura

Duda v So
Karjakin v Grischuk

Nepo v Aronian
Wei Yi v Jakovenko

Vitiugov v Svidler
Wojtaszek v Shak
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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu May 16, 2019 6:45 pm

I was interested to see the inclusion of a bonus point for winning the match without tiebreaks. I propose we call this "Chandler rules" if it works

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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Fri May 17, 2019 8:12 am

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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri May 17, 2019 10:37 am

Five of the players, and one arbiter, have headed straight to Moscow from the Grand Chess Tour event in Côte d'Ivoire.

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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Sun May 19, 2019 9:53 am

round 1 and round 2 Pete Doggers reports
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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Sun May 19, 2019 10:12 am

Dubov beat Giri; Grischuk beat Karjakin; Nepo beat Aronian; Wei Yi beat Jakovenko; Svidler beat Vitiugov; Wojtaszek beat Shak

So lost the first game but beat Duda in the second to go to tiebreaks; there were 2 draws in Rajabov - Nakamura
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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Chris Rice » Sun May 19, 2019 12:44 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:12 am
Dubov beat Giri
Wow you would have to be brave to play like Dubov did, his 19th is a real shocker:


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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Sun May 19, 2019 1:14 pm

Confirms Dubov as a forum favourite

Tiebreaks underway
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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun May 19, 2019 5:02 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:12 am
Dubov beat Giri
Wow you would have to be brave to play like Dubov did, his 19th is a real shocker:

Shame that Giri didn't wait for the pretty finish 37 Nf7+!
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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Mon May 20, 2019 5:23 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 1:14 pm
Confirms Dubov as a forum favourite

Tiebreaks underway
So beat Duda, Naka beat Radjabov
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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Mon May 20, 2019 5:25 pm

1/4 final game 1 all drawn

Nakamura - Dubov
Grischuk - So

Wei Yi - Nepo
Svidler - Wojtaszek
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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Chris Rice » Mon May 20, 2019 5:46 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 5:25 pm
1/4 final game 1 all drawn Nakamura - Dubov
That draw put Artemiev into the top 10 for the first time.

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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Tue May 21, 2019 7:16 pm

1/4 final game 2 all drawn except Svidler loses, which surprised me as I thought this format would suit him

Nakamura - Dubov
Grischuk - So

Wei Yi - Nepo
Svidler - Wojtaszek
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Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue May 21, 2019 8:24 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 7:16 pm
Svidler loses, which surprised me as I thought this format would suit him
He's always done very well in the World Cup, so I thought Svidler would do well too. I said so elsewhere - which is probably why he lost. :P

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