Candidates Tournament 2020

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Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:46 pm

"I will pick Anish Giri."

After an 8-way tie on 7/14!

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Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Post by Nick Burrows » Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:54 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:46 pm
"I will pick Anish Giri."

After an 8-way tie on 7/14!
Ultimately winning via a series of armageddons where he repeatedly draws as black..

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Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Post by Nick Grey » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:48 pm

Fabiano. hopefully all 8 will be ok

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Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:54 am

Pete Doggers
FIDE President Dvorkovich told Chess.com: "We have been in contact with the Chinese Chess Association and the Chinese embassy. Although we're still waiting for a formal response, we received the assurance that traveling for the players will be possible."

On returning to China, Ding and Wang will most probably need to go in quarantine, which might also be the case for other participants. Back in October, Wang shared his worries about his safety if the tournament were to be resumed in November. According to Dvorkovich, all players have responded positively although some of them had "questions about logistics."

The playing conditions will be similar to those in March 2020 and during the recent tournament in Wijk aan Zee, which means the players will need to undergo a COVID test at arrival and one or two more times during the event. According to Dvorkovich, the playing hall is likely going to change from the Hyatt to another hotel because some players had complained that the windows in their rooms could not be opened.
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Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:59 am

In my opinion, Wang Hao has a much much better chance of victory than most people credit him with.

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Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:56 am

I see the games are kicking off at 4pm, I take it that's local time? (i.e. noon where most of you are.)
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Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:25 pm

Yes, noon UK time according to the countdown clock at chess24live

TWIC has
New schedule: R8 (Mon 19th Apr 12pm BST), R9 (Tue 20th Apr 12pm BST), R10 (Thu 22nd Apr 12pm BST), R11 (Fri 23rd Apr 12pm BST), R12 (Sat 24th Apr 12pm BST), R13 (Mon 26th Apr 12pm BST), R14 (Tue 27th Apr 12pm BST) and TB if needed (Wed 28th Apr 12pm BST).
Pete Doggers was at the Press Conference
Karjakin Names Nepomniachtchi As Most Difficult Opponent For Carlsen
The measures taken against the coronavirus are slightly different from last year when the players were tested several times during the tournament. Now, they need to show only a negative result from a PCR test taken at least 72 hours before the first round. There will be temperature checks before the start of the round, but they won't be tested further unless they are showing symptoms. They also don't need to wear face masks during play.

If a player tests positive during the tournament, the general plan is to continue without that player.
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