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by Mick Norris
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Four rounds to go: would you bet on Nepo or the rest?
Replies: 11
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Re: Four rounds to go: would you bet on Nepo or the rest?

If he draws out (and I think he could do better) then one of Caruana, Giri or MVL will need to score three Giri would need three and a half, I think? Ah, OK. I've gone for Nepo; the leader (or co-leader) at this stage has won the last 4 candidates as pointed out by Douglas Griffin If he did draw ou...
by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 33357

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

TWIC
Alekseenko said afterwards "It was an awful game, I didn't remember the opening, probably I didn't have to play 8...Be7 and then I also started to play bad moves and my position became worse and worse."
by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 33357

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Would Grischuk have won if he had more time?

Round 11 Friday
Nepo (6.5) v Caruana (5.5)
Giri (5.5) v Ding (4)
Grischuk (4.5) v MVL (5.5)
Alekseenko (4) v Wang (4.5)
by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 33357

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

According to chess24, it took him 1 hour and 12 minutes to play the move that Magnus thought was obvious

I know Grischuk has form for this sort of thing, but I really can't see how he benefits from burning so much time
by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 33357

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Grischuk has played another French
by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 33357

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Pete Doggers round 9 report "It was very important for me to win this game to realistically stay in the race, otherwise it would have been really hard," said Giri. He reminded everyone that he drew all his games in the 2016 Candidates tournament, and added: "It's not enough that the tournament goes...
by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 33357

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Google translate gives me
Vladimir Kramnik: “To earn the right to a world championship match, it’s not enough just to play chess well, you must also serve chess. I don’t have the feeling that Vachier-Lagrave worked hard this year and that he is a professional in his business”.
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 33357

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

TWIC
Round 9 standings: 1 Nepomniachtchi 5.5pts 2 Caruana 5pts 3 MVL 5pts 4 Giri 5pts 5 Alekseenko 4pts 6 Wang Hao 4pts 7 Grischuk 4pts 8 Ding Liren 3.5pts

Round 10 pairings Wednesday 21st April 12pm BST: Caruana-Ding, MVL-Giri, Wang Hao-Grischuk Nepomniachtchi-Alekseenko.
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 33357

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:06 pm
Being a pendant, I'd say Giri is most likely to produce artwork showing Dutch towns. (Nick means Jean not Jan :) )
:lol:
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 33357

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:08 pm
Nepo of course has a win against Giri which will loom large if tie-breaks seem likely
Yes, though he's lost to MVL, who in turn has lost to Caruana

Long way to go yet :)
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 33357

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Nepo 5.5
Caruana, Giri 5 with MVL looking like joining them
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 33357

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Giri has won

Nepo 5.5
Giri 5
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 33357

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 33357

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:07 pm
Grischuk the only one still without a win after today.
And now everyone has lost a game
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 33357

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Round 8 reports from TWIC and Pete Doggers