2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

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2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Chris Rice » Mon May 18, 2020 7:41 pm

This is the next tournament in Magnus's online tour and its another mega event. Feel a bit for Grischuk having come last in the Steinitz Memorial in the very next event his first round is Black v Carlsen. I'm told that Wei Yi v Duda is a bit of a grudge match but I don't know the history.

1 GM Carlsen, M. (0) 2881 — GM Grischuk, A. (0) 2784
2 GM Aronian, L. (0) 2778 — GM Firouzja, A. (0) 2703
3 GM Ding, Liren (0) 2836 — GM Dubov, Daniil (0) 2770
4 GM Nakamura, H. (0) 2829 — GM Karjakin, S. (0) 2709
5 GM Yu, Yangyi (0) 2738 — GM So, Wesley (0) 2741
6 GM Wei, Yi (0) 2752 — GM Duda, J. (0) 2774

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Chris Rice » Wed May 20, 2020 12:24 pm

After Day 1:

1 Nakamura, Hikaru, Carlsen, Magnus, Karjakin, Sergey, So, Wesley 3/4
5 Ding, Liren 2½
6= Grischuk, Alexander, Aronian, Levon 2
8 Yu, Yangyi 1½
9= Wei, Yi, Duda, Jan-Krzysztof, Dubov, Daniil, Firouzja, Alireza 1

Round 5 due to start at 3pm UK

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Chris Rice » Wed May 20, 2020 7:11 pm

Nice win for Duda in Round 7.

Duda, Jan-Krzysztof - Carlsen, Magnus

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Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge 2020 round 07

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Chris Rice » Wed May 20, 2020 7:36 pm

After Day 2:

1= Nakamura, Hikaru, Karjakin, Sergey 5½/8
3= Carlsen, Magnus, So, Wesley 4½
5= Aronian, Levon, Grischuk, Alexander, Yu, Yangyi, Ding, Liren 4
9= Duda, Jan-Krzysztof, Dubov, Daniil 3½
11 Firouzja, Alireza 3
12 Wei, Yi 2

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by NickFaulks » Wed May 20, 2020 7:49 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 7:11 pm
Nice win for Duda in Round 7.
It was around move 40 that Jan Gustaffson made the amusing comment that if this position appeared in a film we would all be complaining that they should have brought in a technical adviser to ensure that the game looked real.

Peter Leko was asked whether this pawn structure had ever occurred in one of his games and seemed offended that the question might even be considered.

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed May 20, 2020 8:05 pm

42...Kh5 is a WMOTB in high places.

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by NickFaulks » Wed May 20, 2020 8:17 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:05 pm
42...Kh5 is a WMOTB in high places.
Deliberate, in a hopeless position?

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Chris Rice » Wed May 20, 2020 11:00 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:17 pm
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:05 pm
42...Kh5 is a WMOTB in high places.
Deliberate, in a hopeless position?
Certainly led to an outburst from Carlsen "I am really pissed that I played so badly today. My good feeling over playing well on Tuesday, is gone now. I am no longer following my intuition. It's frustrating. Completely unacceptable." Meanwhile the Polish PM was congratulating Duda on his win.

There are three rounds left tomorrow then the top 8 will play the knockout stages.

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Leonard Barden » Thu May 21, 2020 12:13 am

Chris Rice wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 11:00 pm
Meanwhile the Polish PM was congratulating Duda on his win.
Not the Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, but the President, Andrzej Duda, who was able to state that he was even more proud of Jan-Krzysztof's victory over the world champion because they shared the same surname.

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Mick Norris » Thu May 21, 2020 7:44 am

TWIC reports on day 1 and 2

Round 9: Yu Yangyi-Grischuk, Wei Yi-Nakamura, Duda-Ding, So-Aronian, Karjakin-Carlsen, Dubov-Firouzja.

Round 10: Grischuk-Firouzja, Carlsen-Dubov, Aronian-Karjakin, Ding-So, Nakamura-Duda, Yu Yangyi-Wei Yi.

Round 11: Wei Yi-Grischuk, Duda-Yu Yangyi, So-Nakamura, Karjakin-Ding, Dubov-Aronian, Firouzja-Carlsen.
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Leonard Barden » Thu May 21, 2020 5:04 pm

Carlsen loses to Dubov in round 10, now on 5/10, could be eliminated from quarter-finals if he loses to Firouzja in round 11 starting shortly. Not sure to happen, but a real risk.

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Chris Rice » Thu May 21, 2020 6:55 pm

Carlsen wins and avoids a humiliating exit.

Jan: "I don't know what to say - congratulations on qualifying?"
Magnus: "Yeah, let's go with that" :)

Standings after final Round 11:

1 Nakamura, Hikaru 7½
2 Karjakin, Sergey 7
3= Yu, Yangyi, So, Wesley, Carlsen, Magnus, Ding, Liren 6
7= Dubov, Daniil, Aronian, Levon 5½
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9 Grischuk, Alexander 5½ (on tiebreak)
10 Firouzja, Alireza 4½
11 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 4
12 Wei, Yi 2½

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Chris Rice » Fri May 22, 2020 9:31 am

Rest day today but tomorrow it's the quarter finals:

Nakamura - Aronian
Carlsen - So
Yangyi - Liren
Dubov - Karjakin

Each is a best of three 4-game match series (what?)

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Mick Norris » Fri May 22, 2020 9:31 am

TWIC Report on Day 3

Rest day today

Tomorrow: Nakamura-Aronian and Ding-Yu Yangyi
Sunday: Carlsen-So and Karjakin-Dubov
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by John McKenna » Fri May 22, 2020 11:19 am

Chris Rice wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 9:31 am
Rest day today but tomorrow it's the quarter finals:

SNIP

Each is a best of three 4-game match series (what?)
This is what the official site says -
Knockout

Consists of Quarterfinals, Semi-Finals and a Final.

All rounds are best-of-3 series of matches: the players play 3 matches (one per day); the player who wins 2 matches advances to the next round.

Each match consists of 4 rapid games. In case of a 2-2 tie an Armageddon game shall be played

Other general rules

Draw offers are not allowed before both players have made 40 moves. This does not apply to Armageddon games.

Time control: 15’ for the entire game + 10” increment from move 1 (except tie-break games; see below)
Sorry, I could not "see below" anything else relevant to the playing rules.
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