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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..

algebra testes posted:

Lmao just lmao if Lev pulls a draw out here. I think aftwr Qf6 its an equal position again.

The vaunted "dynamic equality" in time trouble.

e: e4 is a much more human move than Nxb4, and now the computer is angry

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Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Hand Knit posted:

The vaunted "dynamic equality" in time trouble.

e: e4 is a much more human move than Nxb4, and now the computer is angry

Goddamn he very mad!

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Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

algebra testes posted:

Goddamn he very mad!

He getting madder!

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Shak gonna win his game suddenly but if Aronian loses then its all for naught!

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:

He getting madder!

Meanwhile Grischuk slipped on a banana peel. So going into the last round it we're going to have Caruana half a point ahead of Karjakin and Mamedyarov. This would be an interesting dynamic because I think that Caruana has the breaker over Mamedyarov, Mamedyarov has the breaker against Karjakin, and Karjakin has the breaker over Caruana. This means that Caruana probably has to push for a win with black against Grischuk.

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Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Black resigns with 2 queens on the board. Crazy!

Hand Knit posted:

Meanwhile Grischuk slipped on a banana peel. So going into the last round it we're going to have Caruana half a point ahead of Karjakin and Mamedyarov. This would be an interesting dynamic because I think that Caruana has the breaker over Mamedyarov, Mamedyarov has the breaker against Karjakin, and Karjakin has the breaker over Caruana. This means that Caruana probably has to push for a win with black against Grischuk.

Yup! Shak has both tie breaks. This is so bizzare!

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Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Lev resigns after white slams a rook into blacks postion to start a decimating attack.

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.



2 great endings in those games. So fabi and shak both have to win with black tomorrow, karjarkin has to win with white but it's against ding who hasn't lost a game

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..

Now if Ding can miracle this game against Kramnik, then we're really on to something.

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 going into the last round it's:

Caruana 8
Mamedyarov and Karjakin 7.5
Ding 7

Grischuk - Caruana
Ding - Karjakin
Mamedyarov - Kramnik

Last time I remember the last round being like this was when Carlsen and Kramnik were tied going into the last round and both lost.

Jonny Nox
Apr 25, 2008






Only Karjarkin has white of the top three tomorrow as well.

Should be some good chess played either way.

grah
Jul 26, 2007
brainsss

Caruana loses all tiebreaks hate but has the half point edge, all three have to play for a win.

Grischuk can kind of hilariously sandbag Caruana by, after blowing that endgame today to Mamedyarov, playing for a quick draw in the final round.

Karjakin has to try to beat Ding, who, aside from that game where Fabi totally blew a win, has looked incredibly solid all tournament.

Shak is playing Kramnik so who even has any idea what will happen in that game.

Lev - So is irrelevant except maybe for Lev trying to end a calamitous tournament on a dignified note.

BurningStone
Jun 3, 2011


If you’re Caruana, what the heck do you do? You’ve got black and lose all the tiebreakers, but hold a half point lead. Will Grischuk just want a quick draw and go home or will he feel obliged to fight you?

At least the guys in second know they need to win.

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..

You want to play for an unbalanced position that will let you play on for a while, and allow for you to keep play through multiple transformations. You don't have to be so desperate as to try to play for a win out of the opening. Another thing I've seen in the past is for the top player to just take the draw quickly to put the pressure on the other players. But I don't know how wise that is staring down two potential tiebreaks.

e: Svidler posted this link with all the breaker possibilities http://eji.com/chess/index.htm

Hand Knit fucked around with this message at 18:51 on Mar 26, 2018

Doctor Malaver
May 23, 2007

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

Are players aware of results on other boards in real time?

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.



Doctor Malaver posted:

Are players aware of results on other boards in real time?

Yeah they can get up and walk around between moves. In some tournaments you'll often see other players coming over to look at a position

Personally i think caruana has to go for a win, if either of his rivals win he doesn't win the tournament.

BurningStone
Jun 3, 2011


Caruana does have the advantage in that if he decides he wants a draw Grischuk probably won’t insist on fighting. I wonder what mood Kramnik will be in; he’s been playing oddly.

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

What is the "gotta make it happen as black" repotoire for pros right now? Sicilian against 1 e4 still?

grah
Jul 26, 2007
brainsss

For Fabi maybe the Petrov? He won twice with Black early.

BurningStone
Jun 3, 2011


He may very well, but that gives Grischuk the option of forcing a draw, which I assume he would.

I’m a little surprised they don’t play out the tiebreakers.

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:

For Fabi maybe the Petrov? He won twice with Black early.

It is a Petrov, though Grischuk played the (superior, in my opinion) 3.d4 line.

e: Lev and So with the "gently caress it let's go home" draw

Hand Knit fucked around with this message at 14:02 on Mar 27, 2018

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

I have a feeling Fabi loses and Serjey draws and we get Carlsen/Karjakin 2: Slightly Worser Endgame 2018

Hand Knit posted:

e: Lev and So with the "gently caress it let's go home" draw

lmao

bigfoot again
Apr 24, 2007



algebra testes posted:

I have a feeling Fabi loses and Serjey draws and we get Carlsen/Karjakin 2: Slightly Worser Endgame 2018


lmao

It Is Written

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:

I have a feeling Fabi loses and Serjey draws and we get Carlsen/Karjakin 2: Slightly Worser Endgame 2018

Caruana's position would... need to change quite a bit for him to lose.

e: Also, Karjakin looks like he's in trouble against Ding.

Hand Knit fucked around with this message at 15:46 on Mar 27, 2018

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..

Svidler's excited gasp when he got Ding's attack was so cute.

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Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

In case you were wondering, Yassar is on the St Louis Chess stream with Maurice Ashley et al.

Hand Knit posted:

Svidler's excited gasp when he got Ding's attack was so cute.


Also I liked "Could you hold this position against Karpov?" "Don't give me nightmares."

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Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Is it even worth mentioning that Grischuck is in appalling time trouble? Is that like, stating the obvious?

Drone
Aug 22, 2003

Incredible machine
:smug:



https://twitter.com/fins0905/status/978663379081596933

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

WAIT

Did Shak just give up a piece there?

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Just some wacky exchange combination, apparently.

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.



Ding has built a fortress and fabi looks like he has some really good chances to win

Doctor Malaver
May 23, 2007

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

Mamedyarov had a very drawish end game recently too, didn't he? Against Grischuk? Maybe he has a plan for Kramnik too.

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Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy


he done

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..

Caruana looks in good position to win and render this whole thing moot.

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Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Hand Knit posted:

Caruana looks in good position to win and render this whole thing moot.

Speculation is he'll just watch Shak play and offer a draw when Shak gives up.

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..

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Speculation is he'll just watch Shak play and offer a draw when Shak gives up.

I can easily imagine Caruana winning his position before Shak stops trying in his.

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS






Hand Knit posted:

I can easily imagine Caruana winning his position before Shak stops trying in his.

Especially given how little time Grischuk has left.

bigfoot again
Apr 24, 2007




That is easily the only mean thing I’ve ever heard from JB

By the way, re. the tweets in the OP, is Magnus as much of an rear end in a top hat as that makes him sound, or just a nerdy guy trying to be witty in a second language? He usually seems quite gracious but then he has these moments of total douchiness, like the tweets about America ‘buying’ the best Olympiad team

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..

bigfoot again posted:

By the way, re. the tweets in the OP, is Magnus as much of an rear end in a top hat as that makes him sound, or just a nerdy guy trying to be witty in a second language?

yes

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Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Hand Knit posted:

I can easily imagine Caruana winning his position before Shak stops trying in his.

hahaha!

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