2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:46 pm

Look at that 9 h4 10 Rh3 12 Re3. Must be a beginner.

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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:45 am

TWIC day 3 report
Round 3 standings: 1st= Carlsen, Svidler 9/9 points, 3rd Nepomniachtchi 8pts, 4th Gelfand 6 pts 5th= Kramnik, Ivanchuk 4pts, 7th Giri 3pts, 8th Leko 2pts, 9th= Anand, Ding 0pts.

Round 4 pairings: Nepomniachtchi-Ivanchuk, Svidler-Ding Liren, Carlsen-Gelfand, Kramnik-Leko, Giri-Anand
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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:58 am

Game 1 Anand, Viswanathan vs Kramnik, Vladimir

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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:58 pm

TWIC day 4 report
Round 4 Standings: 1 Magnus Carlsen 12pts, 2 Ian Nepomniachtchi 11pts, 3 Peter Svidler 9pts, 4 Vladimir Kramnik 7pts, 5 Boris Gelfand 6pts, 6 Anish Giri 5pts, 7 Vasyl Ivanchuk 4pts, 8 Ding Liren 3pts, 9 Peter Leko 2pts, 10 Viswanathan Anand 1pt.

Round 5 pairings Saturday 25th July 2020: Nepomniachtchi-Svidler, Carlsen-Ivanchuk, Kramnik-Ding Liren, Giri-Gelfand and Anand-Leko
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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:11 am

TWIC day 5 report
Magnus Carlsen was given a very hard time by Vasyl Ivanchuk being beaten with black in Game 1 and being under pressure in game 3. Ivanchuk also had a decent advantage in the final Armageddon but once he ran short of time Carlsen took over and won the game. Carlsen thus dropped his first point and this allowed Ian Nepomniachtchi to catch him after he defeated Peter Svidler.
Round 5 standings: 1 Carlsen 14pts, 2 Nepomniachtchi 14pts, 3 Kramnik 10pts, 4 Svidler 9pts, 5 Giri 8pts, 6 Gelfand 6pts, 7 Ivanchuk 5pts, 8 Leko 4pts, 9 Ding Liren 3pts, 10 Anand 2pts,

Round 6 Sunday 26th July 2020

11am: Ding Liren-Carlsen

3pm: Anand-Nepomniachtchi Leko-Giri Gelfand-Kramnik Ivanchuk-Svidler
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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:18 pm

TWIC day 6 report
This was a really excellent day of play

Round 6 Standings: 1 Magnus Carlsen 17pts, 2 Ian Nepomniachtchi 16pts, 3 Vladimir Kramnik 12pts, 4 Peter Svidler 11pts, 5 Anish Giri 11pts, 6 Boris Gelfand 7pts, 7 Vasyl Ivanchuk 6pts, 8 Peter Leko 4pts, 9 Viswanathan Anand 3pts, 10 Ding Liren 3pts.

Round 7 Monday 27th July 2020 3pm BST. Leko-Nepomniachtchi, Gelfand-Anand, Ding Liren-Giri, Ivanchuk-Kramnik, Svidler-Carlsen.
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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:28 am

TWIC day 7 report
Ivanchuk has a record of becoming very motivated against Vladimir Kramnik and today was no exception, he beat the former World Champion comfortably 3-1 even after losing the third round game
Is there a reason for this?
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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Chris Rice » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:28 am

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:28 am
TWIC day 7 report
Ivanchuk has a record of becoming very motivated against Vladimir Kramnik and today was no exception, he beat the former World Champion comfortably 3-1 even after losing the third round game
Is there a reason for this?
Is it even true? Looking at Mega Database 2020 it looks dead level on wins between the two of them. Unless its simply a throwaway comment based on one game Kramnik lost to Ivanchuk in London.

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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:36 am

Ivanchuk was strangely motivated in the London candidates, yes that's the one I remember too, but I'd not noticed any other examples
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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Peter Shaw » Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:21 pm

They had a game at an Olympiad several years ago where I can remember Ivanchuk being very upset when he only drew after pushing for a win with black. I think they kept the camera on him for several minutes afterwards, first as he sat in despair at the board, then as he wandered around the room which was a bit unfair.

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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:37 pm

Kramnik actually has a clear lead over Ivanchuk in classical chess alone, though Chucky makes up the gap in rapid/blitz/online encounters.
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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:25 am

TWIC day 8 report
Round 8 Standings: 1 Magnus Carlsen 22pts, 2 Ian Nepomniachtchi 19pts, 3 Anish Giri 15pts, 4 Peter Svidler 14pts, 5 Vladimir Kramnik 12pts, 6 Vasyl Ivanchuk 11pts, 7 Boris Gelfand 9pts, 8 Peter Leko 6pts, 9 Viswanathan Anand 6pts, 10 Ding Liren 6pts.

Final Round 9 pairings: Boris Gelfand-Ian Nepomniachtchi, Ding Liren-Peter Leko, Vasyl Ivanchuk-Viswanathan Anand, Peter Svidler-Anish Giri and Magnus Carlsen-Vladimir Kramnik.
Nepomniachtchi frustrated Carlsen in Games one and three with excellent and resourceful defence but Carlsen did bring home the full point in game two. This victory was one of the very best games of the entire event.
Carlsen, Magnus vs Nepomniachtchi, Ian

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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by David Robertson » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:21 pm

No idea if anyone's watching, or if anyone cares, but Carlsen has just blasted Nepo clean out of his socks to win the Final 2 - 0 in sets. That said, Nepo did roll up Carlsen yesterday in a 21-move slaughter. But you got the impression Carlsen was just messing. Nepo twice punted 6 Rg1 in a Najdorf. What are things coming too? :roll:

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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:26 pm

"No idea if anyone's watching, or if anyone cares"

I was! Very impressed the other day when they were studying a position and Karpov suggested sacrificing a rook and gave a long line showing it won, Grischuk and Judit Polgar were also impressed. There were also questions whether Karpov was sitting in the Czar's palace or his own house...

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Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:51 pm

Nepomniachtchi, Ian vs Carlsen, Magnus

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