The World Chess Championship 2016

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Kimmy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:15 am

I know fuck all about chess.

But does anyone stand the slightest chance of beating Magnus Carlsen?

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Randall » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:08 am

He is more likely to beat him than Annand ever was I'd say.
Surely they will play sharper lines.
Carlsen leads the head to head.
Last game they played was a draw though the consensus seemed to be that carlsen missed a chance to win.


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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Randall » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:37 pm

Think he got one of the brilliancy awards at the Olympiad.

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Sprocket501 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:29 am

Randall wrote:
Think he got one of the brilliancy awards at the Olympiad.
Did you see any of my daughter’s games from there?

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Randall » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:37 am

Sprocket501 wrote:
Randall wrote:
Think he got one of the brilliancy awards at the Olympiad.
Did you see any of my daughter’s games from there?
I didn't, just follow a few lecturers on YouTube so only see the games they choose to upload.
Link?

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Randall » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:12 pm

See carlsen has added knight f3 to his bizarre opening move strategies.

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Randall » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:41 pm

Right this Is definitely this week!

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by The Ginge Reaper » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:52 pm

Randall wrote:Right this Is definitely this week!
It is. Sprocket is going to it this weekend.
Big changes on the way ! We've heard it before but it's different this time !!!! , I believe Bdo gonna grow x

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Randall » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:59 pm

I'll be following some of the games as they happen hopefully.

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Randall » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:23 pm

Game one underway

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Randall » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:36 pm

Caruana playing against the clock now.

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Sprocket501 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:10 pm

This is fucking fantastic. What a game!

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Randall » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:41 pm

Kind of expected a quiet game to kick off.
Seems like carlsen had the upper hand, especially with caruana against the clock and didn't find the best moves.
Commentators were saying he could have given his rook for a knight and broke through but was down to a couple of minutes himself.

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Sprocket501 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:57 pm

Tension in this hall is incredible. General feeling is a draw but Carlsen still pushing.

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by The Ginge Reaper » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:00 pm

Sprocket501 wrote:Tension in this hall is incredible. General feeling is a draw but Carlsen still pushing.
How many people are there watching?
Big changes on the way ! We've heard it before but it's different this time !!!! , I believe Bdo gonna grow x

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Sprocket501 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:04 pm

Capacity is about 500. Very few empty seats. Also lots in the foyer area watching screens.

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Randall » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:04 pm

The Ginge Reaper wrote:
Sprocket501 wrote:Tension in this hall is incredible. General feeling is a draw but Carlsen still pushing.
How many people are there watching?
27

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Randall » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:07 am

Carlsen must be pretty disappointed this morning.

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Re: The World Chess Championship 2016

Post by Randall » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:37 pm

Quick glance at the board.
With carlsens pawn structure caruana must be better.

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