Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

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Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

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Re: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:08 pm

Karjakin - Giri, 16 move draw
MVL beat Navara in 19 moves
All other games drawn
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Re: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:45 pm

Riga Day 1 report: The Rausis effect

Round 1 Game 2 coverage

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Re: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

Post by Paul Cooksey » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:49 pm

the knockout format taking a bit of a hammering in the player interviews, as they all admit they play with minimum risk in game 2 and prepare for playoffs

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Re: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:48 am

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:49 pm
the knockout format taking a bit of a hammering in the player interviews, as they all admit they play with minimum risk in game 2 and prepare for playoffs
The only decisive classical games were round 1 MVL & Shak, round 2 MVL, semi-finals MVL & Shak; final stats on Monday

Apart from 5 points for reaching the final, this gives MVL an extra 3 points and Shak an extra 2

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Grischuk 10 from 2 events
Nepo 9 from 1
MVL 8 from 1
Shak 7 from 2

Either MVL or Shak will get extra points for winning the final

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Re: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:24 pm

Not clear how MVL is going to get anything today ( or Shak, but he doesn't care ). May just fizzle.

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Re: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:57 pm

Or perhaps not.

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Re: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:29 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:57 pm
Or perhaps not.
:D 1-0 32 moves.

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Re: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:20 pm

Well this has finally got interesting, better late than never I suppose......
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Re: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:35 am

Pete Doggers reports on game 1 and game 2
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Re: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:45 pm

Four draws followed by wins for black so all square again and the armageddon game to follow with MVL white.

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Re: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:36 pm

Shak wins to take the event

GP scores now:
Shak/Grischuk 10 from 2 events (i.e. only 1 more to go)
Nepo 9 from 1
MVL 8 from 1
Wojtaszek 5 from 1

All play in Hamburg (4-18 Nov) except Shak and Tel-Aviv (10-24 Dec) except Grischuk

Top 2 qualify for the Candidates 2020
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Re: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:53 pm

Pete Doggers final report
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Re: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:04 pm

Sadly we won't get a concluding report from The Chess Mind as Dennis M has, very regrettably, ceased blogging :(
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