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Discussion in 'Other Sport' started by Danny1982, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Jan 16, 2019

    UnrelatedPsuedo I pity the poor fool who stinks like I do!

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    Check. Mate
  2. Jan 16, 2019

    SalfordRed18 Full Member

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    That this has 10 pages? Yeah.
  3. Jan 18, 2019

    pillory Full Member

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    Van Foreest struck back with this delicacy after he for some reason decided to walk straight into Carlsen's WC prep in the previous round. And Carlsen beat Mamedyarov in a boring game which suddenly turned into a complicated and unbalanced endgame, so we have four leaders now.
  4. Jan 25, 2019

    pillory Full Member

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    Jesus Christ, Shankland resigned against Giri because his knight was trapped, but he had an extremely obvious fortress. That means Giri joins Carlsen in first place with two rounds to go.

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  5. Jan 26, 2019

    pillory Full Member

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    And today Radjabov offered Giri a draw despite having a +2 advantage according to the computers (much more understandable than Shankland's resignation, though, since Giri had a pair of scary-looking connected passers). Without those two free half-points for Giri, Carlsen would already have won the tournament, but now he has to draw Giri with black tomorrow to secure the win. Which he'll easily do, because he's playing his best classical chess in ages.
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    Kasper Full Member

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    Draw and he wins the tournament.
  7. Jan 29, 2019

    pillory Full Member

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    Wow Kramnik has retired.
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    pillory Full Member

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    Caruana has gone 27 classical games without a win. Carlsen's #1 will be safe for a while. Meanwhile Artemiev is closing in on top ten like a rocket.
  9. Apr 9, 2019

    pillory Full Member

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    Looks like Carlsen has found himself after the WC match. 50 games undefeated, +10 =12 this year. Just won the Gashimov Memorial by two points and with a 2988 rating performance, pawn-sacrificing his way to crushing victory in the last three games against Giri, Karjakin and Grischuk.
  10. Apr 11, 2019

    pillory Full Member

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    Dave89 Full Member

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    Some of us enjoy both! But I'll do my best to pull my weight in here too!
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    pillory Full Member

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    And +5 =3 in Grenke before the final round. He's back, and this time he has prep!
  13. Apr 28, 2019

    Grylte "nothing wrong with some friendly incest, bro"

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    Norwegian media said Carlsen will play more matches and tournaments this year than every before.
    Looks like he's prepared well.
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    pillory Full Member

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    He beat a clearly terrified(?) MVL as well, so he's at 2875.2 and getting very close to the rating records. 2942 rating performance so far this year.

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    Look at this madness.
  15. Jun 13, 2019

    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    67 games undefeated. Mad lad.
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    do.ob Full Member

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    He can thank Aronian for making it to 67, still an incredibly impressive run though.
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    pillory Full Member

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    Currently making hugely controversial moves in Norwegian chess politics and simultaneously smashing it at GTC Croatia.