View Poll Results: Who will win?

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  • Carlsen

    4 50.00%
  • Aronian

    2 25.00%
  • Caruana

    1 12.50%
  • Karjakin

    1 12.50%
  • Anand

    0 0%
  • Nakamura

    0 0%
  • Wang Hao

    0 0%
  • Leko

    0 0%
  • Giri

    0 0%
  • Harikrishna

    0 0%
  • van Wely

    0 0%
  • Sokolov

    0 0%
  • L'Ami

    0 0%
  • Hou Yifan

    0 0%
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  1. #1
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    Tata Steel

    Just putting up the obligatory intro post and poll for this, which I'd forgotten was on until Garrett just mentioned it in shoutbox.
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    No poll visible yet, Kev.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    No poll visible yet, Kev.
    That's because copying the 14 names in something like rating order took me longer than the minute it took you to reply.

    Poll open for 48 hours.
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    Cool. Taking the obvious man this time!
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    I've taken 'the obvious man' too
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    i voted for karjakin because of the pink bar.........

    i also hope pentala harikrishna does well
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    Aronian is 'overdue' for a result.
    Caruana would be my other pick to upset Carlsen

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    Harikrishna and Karjakin won in round 1; all draws in round 2 though Sokolov was completely winning against Nakamura and stuffed the endgame. Hou Yifan also missed a win against van Wely and Carlsen certainly had the worst of it against Aronian. Games at http://www.tatasteelchess.com/tournament/livegames and select round number on right.
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    Carlsen, Anand and Karjarkin win.

    Karjarkin going well....

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    The world champion might be awake this year! Anand defeats Aronian in 23 moves of brilliance with black:

    Aronian,L (2802) - Anand,V (2772) [D47]

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    full analysis, videos etc http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=8776

    Five games were decisive and the current standings are:

    +2 Carlsen, Anand, Karjakin
    = Nakamura, Leko, Caruana, Harikrishna, Wang Hao, van Wely
    -1 Aronian, Giri, L'Ami, Sokolov
    -2 Hou Yifan
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    In the above 12...c5 is a novelty, 15...Bc5 is still preparation from Anand's match against Gelfand, and Anand found the rest OTB.
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    Way to go Anand! Beating (long time) world #2 with black in 23 moves - that is brilliant! The WC preparations have not been in vain. Since Anand apparently was a client of Levon losing the most silly games, this is a huge boost to Anand's self confidence. Even Magnus was amazed by the game.

    A small sideline: 17.fxe5? Qxd4+ 18.Kh1 Qg1+! 19.Rxg1 Nf2+ smothered mate.

    Or 17.dxc5? Qd4+ 18.Kh1 Nf2+ 19.Rxf2 (19.Kg1 Nh3+ 20.Kh1 Qg1+ 21.Rxg1 Nf2 ++) Qxf2 and curtains because of Qe1+ and Bxg2++
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    Couple of showy finishes:

    Harikrishna - van Wely

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    L'Ami - Wang Hao

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    +2 Carlsen, Anand, Karjakin
    +1 Leko, Nakamura, Harikrishna, Wang Hao
    = Aronian
    -1 Giri, Caruana, van Wely
    -2 Sokolov, L'Ami
    -3 Hou Yifan

    So far Harikrishna is well and truly justifying his invitation, the Dutch players are down the bottom as usual and Caruana is struggling.
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    Carlsen has taken the outright lead and Hou Yifan has beaten Giri.

    +3 Carlsen
    +2 Anand, Karjakin
    +1 Aronian, Harikrishna, Nakamura
    = Leko, van Wely, Wang Hao
    -1 Caruana
    -2 Giri, Hou Yifan, L'Ami
    -3 Sokolov
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    Wow. That was some ending by Carlsen to beat Karjarkin and take the sole lead again. He only has Nakamura and the backmarkers to play. Not only will he win, but he'll be knocking on 2900 in this form!

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