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algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

In case you needed Peter Svidler talking about turn based games on the internet on your day off...

https://twitter.com/polborta/status/974935771517018112

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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..

Mamedyarov forces this quick draw with black. This means he's +2 for the first time through the RR, where he had more blacks than whites. He's in pretty good shape, I think. I really like the kind of chess he plays. It's the sort of fundamental chess that makes you believe you could be better yourself if you just believed in yourself a bit more.

e: Lev is playing like he's gone full tilt against Grischuk

Hand Knit fucked around with this message at 15:52 on Mar 18, 2018

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Levon is trying to create something, and has given up two pawns. Here is hoping.

Hand Knit posted:

Mamedyarov forces this quick draw with black. This means he's +2 for the first time through the RR, where he had more blacks than whites. He's in pretty good shape, I think. I really like the kind of chess he plays. It's the sort of fundamental chess that makes you believe you could be better yourself if you just believed in yourself a bit more.

Agreed.

Also I took the time to look out, of curiosity at his results against Carlsen. In classical in the last 5 years or so he's like -5 and 2 =.

Which is interesting that they haven't played much classical chess. But the caveats are that that some of that period might have been that period when Carlsen was just loving crushing fools, and also that Shak has improved greatly (the narrative was after seconding Karjakin he turned a corner) in the last few years.

edit: Literally, them playing today would be two completely different players.

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..

algebra testes posted:

(the narrative was after seconding Karjakin he turned a corner)

Also he stopped drinking.

grah
Jul 26, 2007
brainsss

rip Lev Aronian, went for broke today with the white pieces against Caruana but couldn't convert on his attack.

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

grah posted:

rip Lev Aronian, went for broke today with the white pieces against Caruana but couldn't convert on his attack.

Ugh RIP Lev. :(

BurningStone
Jun 3, 2011


And it gave Caruana sole lead. If other players take desperate shots at him, I like his chances.

Kramnik is playing the strangest. I understand why heís doing it; itís just very weird to see him doing it.

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..

So has 0.5/4 with black so far. Yikes.

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



The ending position for levon vs caruana is kinda funny, black king is completely surrounded aaaaand white resigns.

https://lichess.org/broadcast/candidates-2018-rd-7/Ezr8pMvz


That's levon out of the tournament for sure. Completely choked especially with those two draws he should have put to bed. Sad as i've enjoyed watching his games the most as i've got into chess a bunch recently and thought he had the best chance to give magnus a run for his money.

Doctor Malaver
May 23, 2007

Ce qui s'est passť t'a rendu plus fort

Loving Africa Chaps posted:

The ending position for levon vs caruana is kinda funny, black king is completely surrounded aaaaand white resigns.

https://lichess.org/broadcast/candidates-2018-rd-7/Ezr8pMvz

Yeah I meant to post that.



In the Karjakin-So game I don't get why white gives up on his pawn with 23. Rd1? He could go Rc2. Stockfish suggests 23. ...Bg6 as the response and it doesn't seem so dangerous and also opens the possibility of 24. Rc6.

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

All I can figure is one of the following

a) He sees his pawn as a weakness and destined to fall regardless so doesn't fight for it.

b) he wanted simplification because either he thought he could draw/win the end game.

c) After Bg6 you have to move the rook again to avoid the discovered attack, so dare I say Karjakin sees that and probably then prunes it from his decision tree because it doesn't feel natural to move a piece twice when Bg6 is such an obvious move in response. You also lose the initiative after Rc2 Bg6 Rc6 Nxb2 I think because Black scoops up the pawn regardless and you've just shuffled your rook around.

VictualSquid
Feb 29, 2012

Gently enveloping the target with indiscriminate love.


Day of 1.c4? Probably the closed we are going to get.

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

I will die if Ding and Levon play Jan's Thai Draw (tm)

Doctor Malaver
May 23, 2007

Ce qui s'est passť t'a rendu plus fort

algebra testes posted:

c) After Bg6 you have to move the rook again to avoid the discovered attack, so dare I say Karjakin sees that and probably then prunes it from his decision tree because it doesn't feel natural to move a piece twice when Bg6 is such an obvious move in response. You also lose the initiative after Rc2 Bg6 Rc6 Nxb2 I think because Black scoops up the pawn regardless and you've just shuffled your rook around.

No, the rook takes the e6 pawn and white keeps the advantage.

Drone
Aug 22, 2003

Incredible machine
:smug:



I've never really bothered watching chess streams until now, been tuning into the Chessbrah stream. Is Yasser a regular or is this just for the tournament? Dude is really fun to watch.

Sub Rosa
Jun 9, 2010





He pops up fairly regularly. Sorry he is going to STL, wish they had him for the entire tournament.

grah
Jul 26, 2007
brainsss

Kramnik taking stubbornness to bizarre lengths, repeatedly throwing away draws against Grischuk to insist upon losing.

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



Drone posted:

I've never really bothered watching chess streams until now, been tuning into the Chessbrah stream. Is Yasser a regular or is this just for the tournament? Dude is really fun to watch.

He's on there for for some of the tournaments, I think he really likes how they're reaching out to a younger audience and how they don't ever use engines. He's got a great voice and is brilliant at explaining stuff plus I love his stories. Dude just loves chess and it's pretty infectious, I'd really recommend his book 'winning chess tactics'

Sub Rosa
Jun 9, 2010





grah posted:

Kramnik taking stubbornness to bizarre lengths, repeatedly throwing away draws against Grischuk to insist upon losing.

Haven't watched today's after match presser yet, but I'm looking forward to it, because yesterday's with Ding was pretty hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGOqFVNfhhY

Edit: And here is today's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFQXqjTH4DQ

Sub Rosa fucked around with this message at 23:21 on Mar 19, 2018

grah
Jul 26, 2007
brainsss

Sub Rosa posted:

Haven't watched today's after match presser yet, but I'm looking forward to it, because yesterday's with Ding was pretty hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGOqFVNfhhY

Edit: And here is today's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFQXqjTH4DQ

Spoiler: He talks about being 'perfectly fine' and 'clearly better' a bunch

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=solm5PNby0g

Dan King video up

grah
Jul 26, 2007
brainsss

Kramnik not playing the longest game of the day for once. Only Caruana - Liren ongoing, Caruana has a small advantage but it looks like he's having trouble figuring out how to press it, Liren defending quite well. However it ends, Thursday's Shak - Fabi game is going to be really interesting for the standings. Same time, will have Grischuk - Karjakin, with both of them also playing very well lately and in shouting distance of the lead. Should be some really good stuff coming off the rest day tomorrow.

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..

grah posted:

Kramnik not playing the longest game of the day for once.

Yeah he cut out the long middle and just lost immediately.

Sub Rosa
Jun 9, 2010





Also didn't attend the press conference!

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..

Sub Rosa posted:

Also didn't attend the press conference!

Rest day tomorrow so he can just go out and drink the pain away.

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..



Looks like Caruana might be about to take a full point lead with five rounds to go.

e: or not. He just missed a kill shot.

grah
Jul 26, 2007
brainsss

Hand Knit posted:

e: or not. He just missed a kill shot.

Crazy swingy endgame, shame Fabi didn't manage to win, he had a lot of chances late in the game, but it was a pretty intensely complicated position and he seemed to perpetually be playing in time trouble. Very stubborn defense by Ding in a very unpleasant position for quite a lot of moves. I hope he picks up a win in one of his next 5 games instead of Giri-ing.

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Hand Knit posted:

Yeah he cut out the long middle and just lost immediately.

:vince:

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

For the first time, dissent amongst the Youtube recappers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-c9_hLFsqY Svidler on the Kramnik loss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TDIaCJedJM King on the Fabi squeeze.


also,

https://twitter.com/agadmator/status/976211670245826560

grah
Jul 26, 2007
brainsss

algebra testes posted:

For the first time, dissent amongst the Youtube recappers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-c9_hLFsqY Svidler on the Kramnik loss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TDIaCJedJM King on the Fabi squeeze.


also,

https://twitter.com/agadmator/status/976211670245826560

It's really rough watching the FIDE stream, because it's basically Judit Polgar having to frequently pause in the middle of her analysis to explain why some other idea doesn't really work, and trying to be graceful and politic about it.

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Chess Network Fabi/Liren https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK2deh52G-c

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

We are back tonight!

Shak/Fabi!

Levon v Vlad which should have been a pivotal game but if both go crazy could be a wild brawl or a 30 move forced draw.

https://twitter.com/hansenchess/status/976603646443114497?s=19

Lmao @ that soviet team too.

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



algebra testes posted:

Lmao @ that soviet team too.

:eyepop:

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Liren/So straight up oldschool qgd. I recognise these moves!

Vlad plays Italian against Levs trusty 1...e5.

Other two games are Catalans, Shak one is apparently v sharp!!

grah
Jul 26, 2007
brainsss

algebra testes posted:

Liren/So straight up oldschool qgd. I recognise these moves!

Vlad plays Italian against Levs trusty 1...e5.

Other two games are Catalans, Shak one is apparently v sharp!!

Yeah Shak is definitely going for something against Fabi, should be an excellent game, both players look like they're being pretty agressive.

Also did worldchess.com throw up a paywall on their stream just now? What is even going on with their site?

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

World chess afaik is the official stream that was meant to be free for 3 rounds and pay after that but their site was a trash fire so I guess they only now are putting up the wall.

Jonny Nox
Apr 25, 2008






What's wrong with chess24 coverage? I like Jan and Peter.

VictualSquid
Feb 29, 2012

Gently enveloping the target with indiscriminate love.


algebra testes posted:

World chess afaik is the official stream that was meant to be free for 3 rounds and pay after that but their site was a trash fire so I guess they only now are putting up the wall.
That would explain why I was able to watch the first 15 minutes of their stream today, until I accidentally reloaded the page.

Now there is just a link to their payment demand.Which is a 404 page, of course.

grah
Jul 26, 2007
brainsss

Jonny Nox posted:

What's wrong with chess24 coverage? I like Jan and Peter.

Oh I do too, but the movelist on worldchess updates faster, so I've usually had that open in one tab and the chess24 youtube stream in another. But I have also very much enjoyed watching Judit Polgar do her best to tolerate that British dude. Not gonna pay 20 bucks for ~5 rounds of tournament coverage stream that I suspect will not actually work very well anyway.

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algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

If it makes you feel better you get world championship too I think?

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