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Doctor Malaver
May 23, 2007

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

Nice! To add some basic info...

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Doctor Malaver
May 23, 2007

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

I like the Yasser & Anime Hair coverage so much! Especially of the insane Grischuk game.

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.

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.

Doctor Malaver
May 23, 2007

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

bigfoot again posted:

It seems really stupid that the previous loser gets an automatic spot in the tournament. But then tjis whole thing seems like a really bad way to choose a world champion.

Actually it's rather exciting?

chess24 is a day late with news and the FIDE site is down. Where do you guys go for up to date information?

Doctor Malaver
May 23, 2007

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

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

Doctor Malaver
May 23, 2007

Ce qui s'est passť 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.

Doctor Malaver
May 23, 2007

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

Who wins in a Gustafsson & Svidler vs Chessbrah match?

Doctor Malaver
May 23, 2007

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

Hand Knit posted:

Does Chessbrah get to claim Caruana?

No :)
Maybe they can claim Yasser though.

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Doctor Malaver
May 23, 2007

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

Once more, thanks algebra testes for the great OP. It made me care about the tournament much more than I normally would.

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