Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019

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Chris Rice
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Re: Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:30 am

Was it this moment that Aronian got the extra half point?

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Re: Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019

Post by Richard Bates » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:44 am

I do wonder if there is potentially an element of the positive effects of Carlsen’s new “aggressive” black repertoire (and World Champ prep) wearing off. The other players are catching up and setting him problems (which is always inevitable in “sharper” openings) and he’s started to jump about and vary from his first choice options (eg. game against Caruana).

Sinquefield Cup may be interesting in this regard.

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Re: Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:02 pm

I would be very......interested.....to see him try a Cochrane Gambit in that ;)
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Re: Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:14 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:02 pm
I would be very......interested.....to see him try a Cochrane Gambit in that ;)
Yes he certainly got served in that line yesterday.

Carlsen, Magnus - Yu, Yangyi, Grand Chess Tour St. Louis 2019 round 24. 0-1

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