Gibraltar 2020

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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:31 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
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OK, now we're making progress with one curiosity, let's try another. Why did MVL's opponent resign, with SF giving [0.00]?
I’ll nominate a combination of MVL carelessness and double chess blindness on that one (assuming all moves shown happened)
I did wonder about this, what with it being the last move and all.

There was a weird moment in Chessbomb's Wijk Aan Zee coverage today (I don't know if it also occurred on Chess24) when it briefly announced a draw in Caruana's game despite hom being around plus eighteen at the time
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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:34 pm

It is possible that 32...Kd5 signified resignation and 33.Rc7 was an aberration.

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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by Nick Grey » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:08 pm

Looks busted to me.

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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by David Robertson » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:26 pm

Buckels - Ivanchuk Ye Gods, Chucky, even I could see it and the follow-up at #26. Completely nailed on. Play it on auto-pilot. A total bust that would give Ivanchuk [-14.0]. Missed. Then he subsequently lost. Astounding

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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:30 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:26 pm
Buckels - Ivanchuk Ye Gods, Chucky, even I could see it and the follow-up at #26. Completely nailed on. Play it on auto-pilot. A total bust that would give Ivanchuk [-14.0]. Missed. Then he subsequently lost. Astounding
He buckeld under pressure :wink:

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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:08 pm

Chuked it away
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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:24 pm

Since nobody else has asked, what;s the story in Praggna - Mamed?

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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:31 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
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Since nobody else has asked, what;s the story in Praggna - Mamed?
Player illness according to the commentary team, notified in advance of the game.

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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by Stewart Reuben » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:16 am

Lawrence >Player illness according to the commentary team, notified in advance of the game.<

How come then White played his first move?

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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:10 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:
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Lawrence >Player illness according to the commentary team, notified in advance of the game.<

How come then White played his first move?
I wondered that but I have no reason to doubt what Fiona announced at the start of the commentary. Maybe the opponent hadn't been notified, or at least hadn't got the message and turned up and made his move.

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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:03 pm

Or he made a move to show he was there?

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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:38 pm

How did Mickey do that?

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Post by John Saunders » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:46 pm

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How did Mickey do that?
Mickey's just been asked that, more or less, in Tania's interview and his reply was "I was just incredibly lucky".
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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:00 pm

Delighted of course, but you have to feel sorry for Antipov. He played a beautiful game until it went pear-shaped.

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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:12 pm

Presumably he overlooked that 36 f4 was possible (maybe missing that there was liable to be a check?) and then maybe panicked in time trouble?
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