2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

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Re: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:49 pm

A smooth win with black in an anti-Berlin for Magnus in game 1.

I'm expecting him to win if he plays boring chess. He is stronger than Hikaru in normal positions. But he has got carried away on previous days.

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Re: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

Post by Tim Harding » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:37 pm

Smooth (crushing!) win for Hikaru in Game 3...
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Re: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:08 pm

Yes, a good game from Hikaru, although Magnus not playing as boringly as I would advise, Berlin notwithstanding.

Interesting winning attempt in game 4 by Magnus, but I think we are likely to see some blitz games with 60k usd at stake.

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Re: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:28 pm

Game 4 a draw and we are going to the blitz!

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Re: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:54 pm

Speechless. Carlsen crushed in Game 5. Needs to win the next or its over.

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Re: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:01 pm

As a Sicilian player, I have always been offended by the idea that Black can play these things a tempo down.
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Re: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

Post by Steven DuCharme » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:13 pm

best match ever!
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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Re: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:13 pm

Crikey. Armageddon!

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Re: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:14 pm

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:13 pm
Crikey. Armageddon!
What an anti climax it would be if one of them gets disconnected!

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Re: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:17 pm

It will obviously be a draw.
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Re: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:27 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:17 pm
It will obviously be a draw.
Good call

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Re: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:30 pm

Magnus Carlsen wrote:I don't believe in fortresses
but he changed his mind...

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Re: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:04 pm

So after leading for almost the entire event, Naka misses out at the last gasp.
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Re: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:16 pm

I didn't even bother to watch, it was too predictable and depressing.
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Re: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:12 am

Well I for one very much enjoyed it and it seems like I wasn't on my own. An article from CNN correspondent, Ben Morse, states "Nearly 70 million TV and online viewers tuned in to watch the five events. It was broadcast in 10 languages across the world and the Grand Final was at times the most-watched TV show in Norway."

News has also broken that the Tour is set to restart in November with the idea that there will be a sort of unofficial online world champion crowned by the end of 2020.

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