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    Non-chess folks make fun of chess folks hurr hurr.
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    • Re: Chess

      Magnus needs to get it in gear.
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      • Re: Chess

        Originally posted by Kepler View Post
        Magnus needs to get it in gear.
        I hate the idea of Armageddon. If they can't figure it out in the rapid games, they should keep playing them. All of the chess greats pretty much despise it:

        "Rapid and blitz chess are first of all for enjoyment." - Magnus Carlsen[67]
        "Playing rapid chess, one can lose the habit of concentrating for several hours in serious chess. That is why, if a player has big aims, he should limit his rapidplay in favour of serious chess." – Vladimir Kramnik[68]
        "Yes, I have played a blitz game once. It was on a train, in 1929." – Mikhail Botvinnik[68]
        "He who analyses blitz is stupid." – Rashid Nezhmetdinov[68]
        "Blitz chess kills your ideas." – Bobby Fischer[68]
        "To be honest, I consider [bullet chess] a bit moronic, and therefore I never play it." – Vladimir Kramnik[69]
        "Blitz – it's just a pleasure." – Vladimir Kramnik[70]
        "I play way too much blitz chess. It rots the brain just as surely as alcohol." – Nigel Short[71]
        "Blitz is simply a waste of time." – Vladimir Malakhov[72]
        "[Blitz] is just getting positions where you can move fast. I mean, it's not chess." – Hikaru Nakamura[73]
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        When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
        He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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        • Re: Chess

          Carlson just threw away a great position with a huge time advantage (at one point 12 minutes to less than a minute) in the second rapid game. It's his birthday, too. Karjakin is supposedly famous for saving impossible positions. He found a drawing move with at his lowest ebb 4 seconds left. The analysts said that on his last dozen moves he played the computational "ideal" move.

          I must be bad luck for Carlson. I've now seen three of his matches and in two of them he's inexplicably peaced out.. This one was pretty damaging too both coming from white and surprising everyone with a terrific opening (infamously his only weakness, if you can say a world champion is in any way "weak").

          Here is the live feed I am watching. The analysts are excellent although I miss the Polgar sisters.
          Last edited by Kepler; 11-30-2016, 04:41 PM.
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          • Re: Chess

            Originally posted by Kepler View Post
            Carlson just threw away a great position with a huge time advantage (at one point 12 minutes to less than a minute) in the second rapid game. It's his birthday, too. Karjakin is supposedly famous for saving impossible positions. He found a drawing move with at his lowest ebb 4 seconds left. The analysts said that on his last dozen moves he played the computational "ideal" move.

            I must be bad luck for Carlson. I've now seen three of his matches and in two of them he's inexplicably peaced out.. This one was pretty damaging too both coming from white and surprising everyone with a terrific opening (infamously his only weakness, if you can say a world champion is in any way "weak").

            Here is the live feed I am watching. The analysts are excellent although I miss the Polgar sisters.
            Is it just me or does gustafsson look a little drunk?
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            • Re: Chess

              Originally posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
              Is it just me or does gustafsson look a little drunk?
              They remind me so much of Ben and Dan.

              BTW, they aren't kidding about topless chess thaiboxing.
              Last edited by Kepler; 11-30-2016, 04:50 PM.
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              • Re: Chess

                why are the clocks different? upper right is official?
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                • Re: Chess

                  Originally posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
                  why are the clocks different? upper right is official?
                  Bottom left is the unofficial aggregate time. Top right is the unofficial move time.*

                  I've seen them both go to zero with no consequences, so they are not official.

                  Gustaffson is hilarious.

                  * Or not. I have no idea, apparently.
                  Last edited by Kepler; 11-30-2016, 05:12 PM.
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                  • Re: Chess

                    Karjakin errs under time pressure and resigns game 3. He has to win with black in game 4 or Magnus retains his title.

                    They're human.
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                    • Re: Chess

                      The announcers just said ignore the clocks on the big board and only pay attention to the ones on the small board. Those are still just a guess, though.
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                      • Re: Chess

                        Carlson just made one of the brass balls moves in chess history. With a winning position he plays a Q sacrifice for mate, trusting his calculations and basically risking his title in order to finish with fireworks.

                        As the announcers said, without context this was one of the worst Sicilian games ever played, which is why rapid chess is awful, BUT, given context, what a fun finish!

                        Happy birthday, Magnus.
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                        • Re: Chess

                          Nice article on the new US champion.

                          But it will be a great day when a gen pop article on US chess has zero mentions of You Know Who.
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                          • Re: Chess

                            An Armenian (Levon Aronian) is about to wrap up the win in Baden Baden. Carlson is locked in a battle for 2nd with American Fabiano Caruana.
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                            • Re: Chess

                              Chess in the press, always lulz.
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                              • Re: Chess

                                It's that time again.
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