2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:58 am

TWIC report final Day 2
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by John McKenna » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:20 pm

Today, after a draw playing black in the first game, Nakamura threw the second game away. You could say that he cheated himself.
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by MartinCarpenter » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:51 pm

Bit harsh to call that throwing it away :) He didn't randomly hang a piece or anything. All sensible (looking) moves.

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:02 pm

Great comeback by Nakamura in Game 3.

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by John McKenna » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:08 pm

That's a nice surprise in game 3!

Some of Nakamura's moves in game 2 did not make that much sense, to me, but maybe that's just my lack of appreciation.

If Nakamura's clock times were actually what I saw his time use did not seem to make a lot of sense either - quick out of the blocks but plodding into the hone straight looking at his watch before falling over at the finish.
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:28 pm

John McKenna wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:47 pm
Do I sense an Armageddon coming on Wed?
An accurate prediction. Game 4 was an uneventful draw.

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:04 pm

Dubov wins the Armageddon. He is so impressive, breathing fresh life into chess with so many incredible opening ideas and schemes.

Dubov, Daniil - Nakamura, Hikaru

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Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge Finals 2020 round 48-armageddon

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:21 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:04 pm
Dubov wins the Armageddon. He is so impressive, breathing fresh life into chess with so many incredible opening ideas and schemes.

Dubov, Daniil - Nakamura, Hikaru

1-0

Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge Finals 2020 round 48-armageddon
Bizarrely I had the position after 9 Kh2 against Fiona in the 2017 4NCL. I was sufficiently provoked by h3 and Kh2 to play 9...h5 which worked well although that was perhaps more due to her having to race from the airport from a delayed flight then the objective merits of the move.

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by John McKenna » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:01 pm

Even getting h5 in one move may not enough for a win. (See Vorobiov,E 2583 v. Azarov,S 2629 Nezhmetdinov Mem. 2013, for example)
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:12 am

TWIC report on the final day
Dubov wins $45,000 and place in the final four starting on August 9th
:)
Online Chess Masters 2020 Sat 20th June - Sun 5th July 2020

Legends of Chess - Tue 21st Jul - Wed 5th Aug 2020.

Magnus Carlsen Tour Final 2020 Sun 9th Aug 2020 Thu 20th Aug 2020
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by John McKenna » Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:32 am

Game two saw Nakamura get a very significant advantage out of the opening which he continued to push but starting with 25.Rd2?! (25.Rc4) Nakamura started to go wrong and after 34.Re4 he was completely lost and resigned on move 44. Nakamura looked very shocked at his loss...
(TWIC)

Nakamura tried to retrieve his hasty inaccuracy 25.Rd2?! by moving the rook again with 26.Rd5, which took him over 5 mins. A sure sign he was losing the plot. He won $25,000, for 2nd place, as consolation.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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