Tal Memorial Blitz

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LawrenceCooper
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Tal Memorial Blitz

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:28 am

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... litz/1/1/1

Starting at 11.00am our time.

Players:

Karjakin, Sergey 2868
Nakamura, Hikaru 2853
Grischuk, Alexander 2846
Artemiev, Vladislav 2834
Andreikin, Dmitry 2828
Anand, Viswanathan 2801
Svidler, Peter 2793
Kramnik, Vladimir 2784
Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2768
Dubov, Daniil 2767
Gelfand, Boris 2745
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 2714
Fedoseev, Vladimir 2688
Morozevich, Alexander 2663

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Re: Tal Memorial Blitz

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:50 am

A super-strong lineup, but I predict that Morozevich will not finish last as per seeding. Hard to say who will.

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Re: Tal Memorial Blitz

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:31 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:50 am
A super-strong lineup, but I predict that Morozevich will not finish last as per seeding. Hard to say who will.
I'll also predict that Mamedyarov won't finish 12th :)

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Re: Tal Memorial Blitz

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:09 pm

I'll predict that Karjakin won't finish first... :mrgreen:

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Re: Tal Memorial Blitz

Post by Simon Brown » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:51 pm

So half way through Karjakin is leading, Morozevich is equal last, and Mamedyarov is ½ point off last.

Any other predictions?

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Re: Tal Memorial Blitz

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:26 pm

Morozevich out of second gear, not before time. Two textbook Open Sicilians from the white side.

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Re: Tal Memorial Blitz

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:21 pm

Nakamura-Kramnik was crazy, even allowing for it being blitz. The material imbalances included minor piece v 4 pawns, q&b v r+5, q v r+6etc :shock:

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Re: Tal Memorial Blitz

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:56 pm

Hmm. Karjakin looks to have won with a round to spare. No more predictions from me for a while! :D

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Re: Tal Memorial Blitz

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:57 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Hmm. Karjakin looks to have won with a round to spare. No more predictions from me for a while! :D
Very impressive to score 8.5/10 after his round 2 loss.

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Re: Tal Memorial Blitz

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:05 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:31 am
NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:50 am
A super-strong lineup, but I predict that Morozevich will not finish last as per seeding. Hard to say who will.
I'll also predict that Mamedyarov won't finish 12th :)
In twelfth place with a round to go :oops:

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Re: Tal Memorial Blitz

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:29 pm

Rank Name Score Rating
1 Karjakin, Sergey 10/13
2 Nakamura, Hikaru 8½/13
3 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 7½/13
4 Artemiev Vladislav, Grischuk Alexander & Kramnik Vladimir 7/13
7 Dubov Daniil & Andreikin Dmitry 6½/13
9 Anand Viswanathan & Svidler Peter 6/13
11 Morozevich Alexander, Fedoseev Vladimir & Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 5/13
14 Gelfand, Boris 4/13

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Re: Tal Memorial Blitz

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:03 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Hmm. Karjakin looks to have won with a round to spare. No more predictions from me for a while! :D
He's ranked higher in blitz than rapid or classical, so not a surprise

Any chance you can tell us who won't win the Candidates, so we can nip down the bookies and bet on them to do so? :wink:
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