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  • #31
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    The corporate ads from Russia running on the FIDE channel are exactly the same crap that runs for say ADM on Meet the Press. Same camera angles, same double-talk, same fake "social responsibility" messaging. I've noticed the same crap also runs on the PRC news channel for Chinese firms. Transnational corporations are run in exactly the same way whether it's a democracy, an oligarchy, or a communist dictatorship. And Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.
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    • #32
      Re: Chess

      Originally posted by Kepler View Post
      The corporate ads from Russia running on the FIDE channel are exactly the same crap that runs for say ADM on Meet the Press. Same camera angles, same double-talk, same fake "social responsibility" messaging. I've noticed the same crap also runs on the PRC news channel for Chinese firms. Transnational corporations are run in exactly the same way whether it's a democracy, an oligarchy, or a communist dictatorship. And Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.
      I made a similar comment to someone last week. Was especially amused that it's Gazprom and PhosAgro. "Free advertising for the oligarchs ftw"
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      • #33
        Re: Chess

        We're working on a 50-move rule draw on rook and knight (Carlsen) vs rook, so the announcers are now reading the Buffalo buffalo buffalo... sentence and explaining it. They have become quite punch drunk. According to Polgar, the game will end on the 154th move. I haven't any idea why they don't just agree to draw. Gamesmanship?
        Last edited by Kepler; 11-17-2014, 01:19 PM.
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        • #34
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          They finally drew. The announcers were extremely disappointed they didn't just go for the record game length.
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          • #35
            Re: Chess

            Originally posted by Kepler View Post
            They finally drew. The announcers were extremely disappointed they didn't just go for the record game length.
            That was quite the marathon. Great defense by Anand and he avoided the type of stumble that has plagued him at times against Carlsen. Will be interesting to see if if he can do so tomorrow with white after such a taxing effort today. Last year he wore down and started making some big mistakes at about this point in the match.
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            • #36
              Re: Chess

              Anand and Carlsen are breaking down game 8, which drew after 41 moves. Carlsen has an strange affect disorder that makes him look perpetually bored. I used to think he was being a d1ck, but I don't think so anymore, he's just borderline aspy.

              1A Grunfeld / Exchange; draw 48
              2C Ruy Lopez (Berlin); Carlsen 35
              3A Queen's Gambit Declined; Anand 34
              4C Sicilian / King's Indian Attack; draw 47
              5A Queen's Indian Defense; draw 39
              6C Sicilian (Kan); Carlsen 38
              7C Ruy Lopez (Berlin); draw 122
              8A Queen's Gambit Declined; draw 41

              Carlsen 4.5 - 3.5

              Game 9 (C) will be Thursday.
              Last edited by Kepler; 11-18-2014, 09:56 AM.
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              • #37
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                Another draw today, after only 20 moves. and a draw due to repeating the same position three sets of moves in a row to boot.

                3 games left (absent a tie score after 12).
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                • #38
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                  Originally posted by FreshFish View Post
                  Another draw today, after only 20 moves. and a draw due to repeating the same position three sets of moves in a row to boot.

                  3 games left (absent a tie score after 12).
                  Doesn't Carlsen retain the title if it's 6.0 - 6.0?
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                  • #39
                    Re: Chess

                    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                    Doesn't Carlsen retain the title if it's 6.0 - 6.0?
                    No.

                    Rules and Regulations

                    The Match is played over a maximum of twelve games and the winner of the match shall be the first player to score 6.5 points or more. If the scores are level after the twelve games, after a new drawing of colors, four tie-break games shall be played. The games shall be played using the electronic clock starting with 25 minutes for each player with an increment of 10 seconds after each move. In case the match is still drawn, a match of 2 games shall be played with a time control of 5 minutes plus 3 seconds increment after each move. In case of a level score, another 2-game match will be played to determine a winner. If still there is no winner after 5 such matches (total 10 games), one sudden-death game will be played.
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                    • #40
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                      Is anyone surprised that Carlsen would want to draw with white today so quickly?
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                      • #41
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                        Originally posted by FreshFish View Post
                        Wow. It eventually goes to the chess equivalent of a shoot out. Anand must love that; he's a terror at blitz.
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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
                          Is anyone surprised that Carlsen would want to draw with white today so quickly?
                          Not really considering Anand played the Berlin. Carlsen probably saw where it was headed early and said "fine, all I need is draws anyway." From Anand's perspective the draw keeps him alive and a win in one of his two remaining chances with white will still prove huge, while Carlsen just cashed it in confident that he isn't going to lose another one. A bit of risk in that but he has bottled up Anand beautifully in his last two outings with black.
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                          • #43
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                            • #44
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                              Fair commentary on round 9.

                              And a nice, somewhat humorous summary which helps explain to a patzer like me why Carlsen was willing to draw from what looked to my eyes to be a far superior position in 9.
                              Last edited by Kepler; 11-20-2014, 06:21 PM.
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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                                Fair commentary on round 9.

                                And a nice, somewhat humorous summary which helps explain to a patzer like me why Carlsen was willing to draw from what looked to my eyes to be a far superior position in 9.
                                Both are pretty much on the mark, and the second is most amusing when read with a Russian accent. One note on the final position they didn't touch on: two bishops are almost always superior to two knights in an endgame situation -- which makes sense as their scope increases as the board opens up. I'm nowhere near good enough to figure out if it's true, but on top of everything mentioned above it's also possible Carlsen got a bit stuck and realized that if his position weakened a tad that Anand, with his superior preparation today, might be able to get him into a bit of a jam.

                                The computer rated today's final position as dead even, but I'd rather play it out with black if I had a choice. What is it about white that you like? (No wrong answer, I'm legitimately curious)
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