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    Grenke Chess Classic 2015!

    Grenke Chess Classic 2015

    https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-to...ssic2015/1/1/1

    Anand and Bacrot drew, Magnus's and Mick's games still going. I am off to the beach to watch the sunrise!

    Round One: All drawn!
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    Round Two. Magnus beats Adams. All other games drawn!
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    Not often you are last when on 0.5/2. Go Mickey! The recovery starts in round 3!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    Not often you are last when on 0.5/2. Go Mickey! The recovery starts in round 3!
    I hope so too, your namesake is a very good player and a fantastic person too! Then again one decisive game out of eight played so far not really an really exciting prospect! On the other hand I haven't watched all the games so I (I mean my computer programs) don't know if they were fighting draws or not. Additionally, three of my favourite players, Vassiy, Alexander and Peter do not play in this tournament so I am not really enthused about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    Not often you are last when on 0.5/2. Go Mickey! The recovery starts in round 3!
    And so it did Adamski. He beat Baramidze!

    In a round with three decisive games Magnus lost to Naiditsch and Aronian to Caruana.

    In the other game Bacrot 1/2 Anand.
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    Congratulations to Adamski on his wishes helping Adams .
    Sadly Carlsen lost to Naiditch. Curiously it is his 4th tournament in a row where he lost in rd 3.
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    After a day's (Thu) rest, Magnus recovered from the loss to outclass Anand with Black in 36 moves.
    Naiditsch continued his good performances with another win, on the expense of Baramidze also with Black in 27 moves.
    Adams drew versus Caruana and so did Aronian versus Bacrot.
    Naiditch now leads with 3/4, followed by Fabiano and Magnus on 2.5/4.
    Further down the ladder we have Bacrot and Adams with 2/4.
    Aronian and Anand are on 1.5/4 and Baramidze is last with one point on his tally.
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    Magnus didn't exactly 'outclass' Anand. It was absolutely dead equal until move 32 when Anand gave away a Rook for what he thought was a mating attack, wherein Magnus sac'd his Queen, then picked up the other Rook and had an easily won ending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geelong Grizzle View Post
    Magnus didn't exactly 'outclass' Anand. It was absolutely dead equal until move 32 when Anand gave away a Rook for what he thought was a mating attack, wherein Magnus sac'd his Queen, then picked up the other Rook and had an easily won ending.
    Point taken thanks!

    Just woke up to see Aronian defeating Anand. All other game are still on, although I don't see Magnus' opponent Baramidze lasting much longer but then again ... Well back to bed!

    6:45 AM. They are still playing. Looks like Bacrot has a lot of pressure versus Adams's White pieces, but then again I better leave this to the experts.

    In the other game Nailditsch looks like he has an advantage in his encounter with Caruana but my real concern is about my morning walk...

    Around the lake or along the beach??? I will decide on that soon as I get out of here! Cheers

    (lunch time)

    The two games in discussion ended in draws!

    Standings

    1 Carlsen, Magnus 3/5 2 Naiditsch, Arkadij 3/5 3 Caruana, Fabiano 3/5
    4 Adams, Michael 2/5 5 Bacrot, Etienne 2/5 6 Aronian, Levon /5
    7 Anand, Viswanathan 1/5 8 Baramidze, David 1/5

    I was going to visit the new venue at BHCC and play the Rookies gig but St Kilda Festival rages down the street and the whole area so...
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    There's a noticeable lack of "young guns" in this event, aside from Carlsen and Caruana. It would be good to see Giri, So or Ding in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pax View Post
    There's a noticeable lack of "young guns" in this event, aside from Carlsen and Caruana. It would be good to see Giri, So or Ding in there.
    Pax I think it's balanced. You have the 40sh, the 30ish the late and early twenties. I agree with you that international tournaments such as this really need younger blood. On the other hand, one has also to take under consideration that deciding the line-up of a tournament these days is not an easy task. Specific players of specific age / rating / popularity (don't forget the sponsors) groups aren't always readily available!

    In this round we have two draws so far (5.30:AM)
    Magnus 0.5 - 0.5 Fabiano
    Etienne 0.5 - 0.5 Arcadij

    7:10 AM. Anand wins!!! (with white versus Berenidze)
    Aronian 0.5 - 0.5 Adams.

    Standings

    1 Carlsen, Magnus 4/6
    2 Naiditsch, Arkadij 4/6
    3 Caruana, Fabiano 3.5/6
    4 Adams, Michael 3/6
    5 Bacrot, Etienne 3/6
    6 Anand, Viswanathan 2/6
    7 Aronian, Levon 2/6
    8 Baramidze, David 1/6
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    Standings

    1. Carlsen 4
    2. Naiditsch 4
    3. Caruana 3.5
    4. Adams 3
    5. Bacrot 3
    6. Aronian 3
    7. Anand 2.5
    8. Baramidze 1

    Round 7 pairings:

    Adams v Anand
    Naiditsch v Aronian
    Carlsen v Bacrot
    Baramidze v Caruana

    So if Adams, Aronian and Bacrot all win, and Caruana draws, they will join Carlsen and Naiditsch in a 6 way tie on 4 points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott Renzies View Post
    Pax I think it's balanced. You have the 40sh, the 30ish the late and early twenties. I agree with you that international tournaments such as this really need younger blood. On the other hand, one has also to take under consideration that deciding the line-up of a tournament these days is not an easy task. Specific players of specific age / rating / popularity (don't forget the sponsors) groups aren't always readily available!

    In this round we have two draws so far (5.30:AM)
    Magnus 0.5 - 0.5 Fabiano
    Etienne 0.5 - 0.5 Arcadij

    7:10 AM. Anand wins!!! (with white versus Berenidze)
    Aronian 0.5 - 0.5 Adams.

    Standings

    1 Carlsen, Magnus 4/6
    2 Naiditsch, Arkadij 4/6
    3 Caruana, Fabiano 3.5/6
    4 Adams, Michael 3/6
    5 Bacrot, Etienne 3/6
    6 Aronian, Levon 3/6
    7 Anand, Viswanathan 2/6
    8 Baramidze, David 1/6
    No matter what, Anand will not finish last in this tournament, whereas Baramidze will finish equal last at best!
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    That's how they finished:

    • Carlsen, Magnus 4/7 2865
    • Naiditsch, Arkadij 4/7 2706
    • Adams, Michael 4/7 2738
    • Caruana, Fabiano 4/7 2811



    and forget the rest!

    Now Magnus and Arkadij are playing that tie breaker thingy, I am off to the beach anyway!

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    It wasn't the most convincing victory but it counts: GM Magnus Carlsen won the Grenke Chess Classic on Monday after beating GM Arkadij Naiditsch in a blitz playoff.

    The playoff was necessary after both players drew their games in the final round, and finished on 4.5/7. GM Fabiano Caruana missed a chance deep in the ending against GM David Baramidze; otherwise he would have qualified for the playoff as well.


    I am not so sure but I think the Zurich tournament is on this Sat. You better check it out if interested! cheers!
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    The blitz play-off wasn't a formality either. Carlsen won the 1st game, Naiditsch took the 2nd, the 3rd and 4th were drawn, so it came down to the Armageddon game which Carlsen won.

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