2020 FIDE Steinitz Memorial

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Chris Rice
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Re: 2020 FIDE Steinitz Memorial

Post by Chris Rice » Sat May 16, 2020 8:34 am

After the first six rounds on Day 1 Carlsen and Kosteniuk lead their respective sections:

1 Carlsen, Magnus 4
2= Bu, Dubov, Mamedyarov 3½
5= Xiong, Svidler 3
7= Korobov, Le, Quang Liem, Grischuk 2½
10 Anton Guijarro 2

1 Kosteniuk 5½
2 Tan, Zhongyi 4
3= Lei, Tingjie, Lagno, Sebag, Stefanova 3½
7 Abdumalik, Zhansaya 2½
8= Paehtz, Elisabeth, Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat 2
10 Cori T., 0

Day 1 report by ChessBase

Carlsen called the opening in Round 1 in a tweet and Svidler took up the challenge...

Carlsen, Magnus - Svidler, Peter, FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial 2020 round 01

½ - ½


Paul Cooksey
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Re: 2020 FIDE Steinitz Memorial

Post by Paul Cooksey » Sat May 16, 2020 9:04 am

Context for Carlsen-Svidler: Previous Game

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: 2020 FIDE Steinitz Memorial

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat May 16, 2020 9:44 am

That Carlsen game looked almost logical at times, which is slightly worrying.

I may be being incredibly stupid, but 49.Nc2+ looks like a move.

Paul Cooksey
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Re: 2020 FIDE Steinitz Memorial

Post by Paul Cooksey » Sat May 16, 2020 10:05 am

if you'd also got 37...Bf3 0-1 without reading the chessbase article we'd have been really impressed!

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: 2020 FIDE Steinitz Memorial

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat May 16, 2020 10:38 pm

I still haven't read the Chessbase article - maybe tomorrow...

Mick Norris
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Re: 2020 FIDE Steinitz Memorial

Post by Mick Norris » Mon May 18, 2020 9:59 am

TWIC report with results
Magnus Carlsen won the Open event by a full two points from Daniil Dubov who had a bad final day but did at least hold on to second place in the final round. Although Carlsen wasn't at his very best it was good enough to win comfortably in the end. Favourite Kateryna Lagno won the women's event after an Armageddon blitz tie-break against Lei Tingjie. The next event is on Tuesday with the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge: May 19 - June 3.
Grischuk also played in the Chessbrah May Invitational which was won by Firouzja
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