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And the winner is:
This poll is closed.
Magnus +2 or More 11 32.35%
Magnus +1 8 23.53%
Magnus in Tie-breaks 4 11.76%
Karjakin in Tie-breaks 0 0%
Karjakin +1 1 2.94%
Nuclear War 10 29.41%
Total: 34 votes
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Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

straight up brolic posted:

it's a draw unless there's a major blunder. 11 more. 🙃

Qe1 🙃

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straight up brolic
Jan 31, 2007

After all, I was nice in ball,
Came to practice weed scented
Report card like the speed limit

:homebrew::homebrew::homebrew:



lmao "WHAT!"

straight up brolic
Jan 31, 2007

After all, I was nice in ball,
Came to practice weed scented
Report card like the speed limit

:homebrew::homebrew::homebrew:



Well the robot definitely broke down in this one

Xtanstic
Nov 22, 2007



Someone explain to me why CheesNetwork twitch chat started spamming pigs???

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

And now Karjakin needs to play for the win with black.

Scipiotik
Mar 2, 2004

"I would have won the race but for that."


Finally a mistake that Magnus couldn't immediately gently caress up.

straight up brolic
Jan 31, 2007

After all, I was nice in ball,
Came to practice weed scented
Report card like the speed limit

:homebrew::homebrew::homebrew:



gently caress he was awful in that position.

Princess
Oct 11, 2009

That's it, man. Game over, man. Game over!


I can't believe how intense round 3 was. I think I peed a little.

rare Magic card l00k
Jan 3, 2011




:norway:

vyshka
Aug 10, 2010


Xtanstic posted:

Someone explain to me why CheesNetwork twitch chat started spamming pigs???


I'm guessing that was after Ra2?

https://www.chess.com/article/view/rooks-on-the-seventh-revisited

AnacondaHL
Feb 15, 2009


Xtanstic posted:

Someone explain to me why CheesNetwork twitch chat started spamming pigs???

"Pigs" is a term for a Rook (or queen) that gets to the 7th (or 2nd) rank to gobble up pawns (i.e. like a hungry pig)

Xtanstic
Nov 22, 2007



Haha I see

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Pinky and the Brain does seem about right.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

And now, to thrill the crowd, a Najdorf.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

h5 is a "I gotta make something happen" kind of move

Princess
Oct 11, 2009

That's it, man. Game over, man. Game over!


This is so bad for Sergey. He's also probably crashing from all that coffee he drank earlier.

uXs
May 3, 2005

Mark it zero!

I don't like black's position, it's all too much clumped together.

Then again, what do I know.

vyshka
Aug 10, 2010


And that is that. All hail king Carlsen! :)

King Pawn
Apr 24, 2010


That is so loving pretty :swoon:

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Qh6 for the championship

V for Vegas
Aug 31, 2004

THUNDERDOME LOSER

What a finish!

Princess
Oct 11, 2009

That's it, man. Game over, man. Game over!


Not even a resignation. Just a straight up mate. This was the style with which Magnus should have been playing in other recent games.

Elyv
Jun 14, 2013





Princess posted:

Not even a resignation. Just a straight up mate. This was the style with which Magnus should have been playing in other recent games.

It's a lot easier to win when your opponent has to take desperate, risky lines.

Congratulations to Magnus Carlsen!

V for Vegas
Aug 31, 2004

THUNDERDOME LOSER

best thread title yet

AnacondaHL
Feb 15, 2009


GG WP all!

straight up brolic
Jan 31, 2007

After all, I was nice in ball,
Came to practice weed scented
Report card like the speed limit

:homebrew::homebrew::homebrew:



King Carlsen does it again

V for Vegas
Aug 31, 2004

THUNDERDOME LOSER

AnacondaHL
Feb 15, 2009


Carlsen's new Rapid FIDE rating is 2906
:eyepop:

notaspy
Mar 22, 2009



Took me a minute to work out that was a mate, classy as gently caress

notaspy fucked around with this message at 08:29 on Dec 1, 2016

vyshka
Aug 10, 2010


Pairings for round 1 of London Chess Classic this Friday:


Levon Aronian (2785) - Michael Adams (2748)
Hikaru Nakamura (2779) - Wesley So (2794)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2804) - Anish Giri (2771)
Fabiano Caruana (2823) - Viswanathan Anand (2779)
Vladimir Kramnik (2809) - Veselin Topalov (2760)

vyshka
Aug 10, 2010


Bloody first round at LCC. So beat Nakamura, Kramnik beat Topalov, and Aronian beat Adams.

Pairings for tomorrow:

Vladimir Kramnik - Levon Aronian
Veselin Topalov - Fabiano Caruana
Viswanathan Anand - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Anish Giri - Hikaru Nakamura
Wesley So - Michael Adams

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

As I was waiting for the elevator, a short woman ran up to Topalov and hugged him. He looked kinda embarrassed and said something like "no, no, not now" (I had my headphones on) and sort of waved her on.

vyshka
Aug 10, 2010


Hand Knit posted:

As I was waiting for the elevator, a short woman ran up to Topalov and hugged him. He looked kinda embarrassed and said something like "no, no, not now" (I had my headphones on) and sort of waved her on.

He is really out of form at the moment.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Someone get me gifs of Naka realizing the game is a draw.

V for Vegas
Aug 31, 2004

THUNDERDOME LOSER

V for Vegas
Aug 31, 2004

THUNDERDOME LOSER

https://twitter.com/AntonSquaredMe/status/808840361317724162

Grimble
Jul 7, 2002

He will build a castle with garden on an island called Cheshire, and he is permitted to breed.


Carlsen starting slow. Played too agressive and lost control, but managed to salvage half a point in the end.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Grimble posted:

Carlsen starting slow. Played too agressive and lost control, but managed to salvage half a point in the end.

Looks like Ganguly just missed a mate in 3, then hung a perpetual. Of course Carlsen lost his next game to Pantsulaia.

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Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Ivanchuk wins the rapid on breakers over Carlsen and Grischuk. Blitz starts tomorrow.

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