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  • Carlsen by four or more games - impossible

    0 0%
  • Carlsen by three games (7-4) - impossible

    0 0%
  • Carlsen by three games (6.5-3.5) - impossible

    0 0%
  • Carlsen by two games (7-5) - impossible

    3 20.00%
  • Carlsen by two games (6.5-4.5) - impossible

    3 20.00%
  • Carlsen by one game (6.5-5.5) - impossible

    3 20.00%
  • 6-6 tie, Carlsen wins playoff - CORRECT

    3 20.00%
  • 6-6 tie, Caruana wins playoff

    0 0%
  • Caruana by one game (6.5-5.5) - impossible

    2 13.33%
  • Caruana by two games (7-5) - impossible

    1 6.67%
  • Caruana by two games (6.5-4.5) - impossible

    0 0%
  • Caruana by three games (7-4) - impossible

    0 0%
  • Caruana by three games (6.5-3.5) - impossible

    0 0%
  • Caruana by four or more games - impossible

    0 0%
  • Match does not happen or not completed for whatever reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    A video of Caruana doing training for the match was released but has since been deleted. This included a screenshot apparently of Caruana's Chessbase preparation file headings, although there's some unconvincing speculation that this could be a deliberate ploy to throw Carlsen off track. Looks like a blunder.
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    Extremely boring game. Pity that Carlsen did not win Game 1. It would make the match far more exciting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    A video of Caruana doing training for the match was released but has since been deleted. This included a screenshot apparently of Caruana's Chessbase preparation file headings, although there's some unconvincing speculation that this could be a deliberate ploy to throw Carlsen off track. Looks like a blunder.
    Either way, I note that Carlsen avoided the same opening from Game 2 (although odds are he would have done that regardless of the video anyway).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Extremely boring game. Pity that Carlsen did not win Game 1. It would make the match far more exciting.
    I want Caruana to win but unfortunately that would mean an American champion when is almost undeserved.
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    Carlsen has now drawn 17 of his last 20 games
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    Draws between Carlsen and Caruana don't affect their ratings at the moment so if all 12 games are drawn and then Caruana wins the tiebreak, Carlsen will still be world number 1 by 3 points. If Carlsen falls behind in the match during the classic games, he will cease to be live #1, and if he loses the match in regular play Caruana will become world #1.

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    Sadly parting ways with @ChessLifeOnline after a decade. I declined to accept edits to my round 4 World Ch'p report which would downplay responsibility of editors of the Caruana video, downplay the effect of the video on Caruana's chances, and omit the key image from the video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Ian Rogers @GMIanRogers

    Sadly parting ways with @ChessLifeOnline after a decade. I declined to accept edits to my round 4 World Ch'p report which would downplay responsibility of editors of the Caruana video, downplay the effect of the video on Caruana's chances, and omit the key image from the video.
    Wow, I wonder why this disagreement because so critical? How to access that image as now I am curious to see it. Based on the text above, nature and significance of the disagreement are not transparent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    I want Caruana to win but unfortunately that would mean an American champion when is almost undeserved.
    I do not support Carlsen because he is from NOR and Caruana from USA, I support Carlsen because he is clearly a better WC for chess (even from publicity perspective) than Caruana.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    How to access that image as now I am curious to see it.
    It is quite easy to find, eg video clip https://twitter.com/olimpiuurcan/sta...34344193175552
    image https://www.nrk.no/sport/caruana-kan...iet-1.14291983

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    I want Caruana to win but unfortunately that would mean an American champion when is almost undeserved.
    He was born in the USA, played there til about age 13, transferred to Italy, transferred back at about age 23. He has to be registered somewhere. He is as much American as Italian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    I just wonder why this clip could become source of such a big disagreement between the media channel and its writer...nothing highly sensitive there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    I just wonder why this clip could become source of such a big disagreement between the media channel and its writer...nothing highly sensitive there...
    A further tweet from Ian: "@ChessLifeOnline had been a model employer until now and the USCF is of course pro-Caruana. However the lines shown on the video, suggesting Caruana's main Black defences for the match, is in my opinion quite a big deal., and being pro-Caruana should not mean not saying that."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    A further tweet from Ian: "@ChessLifeOnline had been a model employer until now and the USCF is of course pro-Caruana. However the lines shown on the video, suggesting Caruana's main Black defences for the match, is in my opinion quite a big deal., and being pro-Caruana should not mean not saying that."
    Whether it is now considered as big deal or not...it has been done anyway...and its irrespective of what Ian had to tweet about it .
    But anyway...things happen in workplaces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    But anyway...things happen in workplaces.
    for better or worse, those things sometimes lead to people losing (or resigning) their jobs.
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