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  • #46
    Re: Chess

    Originally posted by XYZ View Post
    What is it about white that you like? (No wrong answer, I'm legitimately curious)
    Black's doubled Ps in the c file; white's nice P structure to protect his K, no immediate black threat to white's well-placed Ns other than a N/B exchange which would trade away one of black's Bs.

    But as I noted below, I am a very weak player with almost no grasp of theory.
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    • #47
      Originally posted by Kepler View Post
      Wow. It eventually goes to the chess equivalent of a shoot out. Anand must love that; he's a terror at blitz.
      I'd think it's the equivalent of the Dreaded Mini Game.
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      • #48
        Re: Chess

        Fascinating and very complex position right now. Carlsen just took somewhere around 20 minutes to make a move and Svidler himself isn't even sure where this might be headed. I think they're heading to a break, but Bd4 was Carlsen's last move and I'd guess Nxe4 comes next from Anand. Which means it won't happen.
        Last edited by XYZ; 11-21-2014, 09:14 AM.
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        • #49
          Re: Chess

          Originally posted by XYZ View Post
          Fascinating and very complex position right now. Carlsen just took somewhere around 20 minutes to make a move and Svidler himself isn't even sure where this might be headed. I think they're heading to a break, but Bd4 was Carlsen's last move and I'd guess Nxe4 comes next from Anand. Which means it won't happen.
          The FIDE commentators are really enjoying it.
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          • #50
            Re: Chess

            FIDE really went all out with the amenities in this player lounge
            I wish I am able to live long enough to do all the things I was attributed to.

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            • #51
              Re: Chess

              Originally posted by XYZ View Post
              FIDE really went all out with the amenities in this player lounge
              Yeah, I was just about to post how I've been to low-level training courses with better amenities. The little chocolate and nut bowls were adorable.
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              • #52
                Re: Chess

                BTW, are you getting lots of latency in the feed? It's nearly unwatchable here.
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                • #53
                  Re: Chess

                  Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                  BTW, are you getting lots of latency in the feed? It's nearly unwatchable here.
                  No issues at all aside from it freezing about once per day and requiring a simple refresh. The Houdini analysis page has been wonky from the beginning, though. Routinely seizes up and stops posting moves only to catch up 15-20 mins later. It's been behaving itself so far today, at least. Best part about that analysis page might be the embedded twitter feed as blind nationalism leads to some curious perceptions of the game status.
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                  • #54
                    Re: Chess

                    Another draw.

                    Two games left, unless Carlsen wins the next game.
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                    • #55
                      Re: Chess

                      Originally posted by joecct View Post
                      I'd think it's the equivalent of the Dreaded Mini Game.
                      No Clarkson fan EVER gets to complain about the mini-game, much less to a Cornell fan. (Yes, I know 1983. But still, 1988, so still too soon.)
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                      • #56
                        Re: Chess

                        Originally posted by LynahFan View Post
                        No Clarkson fan EVER gets to complain about the mini-game, much less to a Cornell fan. (Yes, I know 1983. But still, 1988, so still too soon.)
                        I don't remember whether it was one of the Kekalainens or Tulowitz anymore, so that's progress.
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                        • #57
                          Re: Chess

                          Great exchange during the presser:

                          Reporter (to Carlsen): Would you ever try a Bird of Paradise?
                          Carlsen: Probably not with the media present.
                          Carlsen (to Anand): What is it, a cocktail?
                          Anand: No, it's a yoga position.
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                          • #58
                            Re: Chess

                            I didn't watch the presser - was Anand asked why be played 28. Bxb7? Sure it ended up being a bishop/knight exchange but it was clear once that move was made that a draw was all but inevitable and it was nowhere near a forced move at that point. Considering he needs a win badly and passive play has been his downfall both this year and last, I'm surprised he seemed to concede the initiative and all but settle for a draw when there was no need to yet.
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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                              Great exchange during the presser:

                              Reporter (to Carlsen): Would you ever try a Bird of Paradise?
                              Carlsen: Probably not with the media present.
                              Carlsen (to Anand): What is it, a cocktail?
                              Anand: No, it's a yoga position.
                              I thought something completely different...

                              Actually it does sound like a cocktail.
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                              • #60
                                Re: Chess

                                Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                                I thought something completely different...

                                Actually it does sound like a cocktail.
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