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    Shamkir 2019

    Strong International Tournament taking place in Shamkir.

    Magnus is among the participants!
    The highlight of rd1 Anand-Navara - with Visi faltering in a winning position to allow a draw.
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    Rd2 Heart-Break
    Giri-Karjiakin - Anish managed to lose a winning a position in a few moves.
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    In a common occurrencein Super-GM tournaments now, every game in round 1 WAS DRAWN!
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    In a common occurrence in Super-GM tournaments now, every game in round 1 WAS DRAWN!
    As was every game in R4.
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    As was every game in R4.
    Missed wins in some of the draws though...e.g. Navara's amazing escape against Vishi.
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    Round 8

    Code:
    1 GM Topalov, V.  (3½) 2740  GM Ding, Liren (3½) 2812
    2 GM Giri, Anish  (2)  2797  GM Mamedyarov  (2½) 2790
    3 GM Karjakin, S. (4½) 2753  GM Carlsen, M. (5)  2845
    4 GM Grischuk, A. (3½) 2771  GM Navara, D   (3½) 2739
    5 GM Radjabov, T. (3½) 2756  GM Anand, V.   (3½) 2779
    Board 3 is rather interesting.Can Sergei do it?

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    Nope. Carlsen won this tournamengt again. Played it 4 times, won it 4 times!
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    7/9 - Fantastic performance by Magnus!
    Should also be noted that in the last round - he played for win (and did so very well) even though the first place was guaranteed already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metro View Post
    Code:
    1 GM Topalov, V.  (3½) 2740  GM Ding, Liren (3½) 2812
    2 GM Giri, Anish  (2)  2797  GM Mamedyarov  (2½) 2790
    3 GM Karjakin, S. (4½) 2753  GM Carlsen, M. (5)  2845
    4 GM Grischuk, A. (3½) 2771  GM Navara, D   (3½) 2739
    5 GM Radjabov, T. (3½) 2756  GM Anand, V.   (3½) 2779
    Board 3 is rather interesting.Can Sergei do it?
    Sergei was lucky to score what he did, if only he lost his first rd game against Giri - it would be a totally different tournament for him.
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    Magnus''s performance rating is 2988!

    His 3d highest performance rating ever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Magnus''s performance rating is 2988!

    His 3d highest performance rating ever!
    Outstanding and rarely seen in this company.
    Chess.com says "the most dominating victory since Fabiano Caruana's win at the 2014 Sinquefield Cup."He increases the lead over Fabi.

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    Code:
    		                Classic	 +/−	 		 		 	 		 
    1		Carlsen		2860.8	 +15.8								
    2		Caruana		2816.4	 −2.6								
    3		Ding Liren	2809.3	 +0.3						
    4		Mamedyarov	2781.3	 −11.7							
    5		Vachier-Lagrave	2779.5	 +6.5
    Last edited by Metro; 10-04-2019 at 05:35 PM.

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    One Giri will be wanting to forget, dead last and losing 17.7 points (more than Carlsen gained)!
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metro View Post
    Outstanding and rarely seen in this company.
    Chess.com says "the most dominating victory since Fabiano Caruana's win at the 2014 Sinquefield Cup."He increases the lead over Fabi.

    https://2700chess.com/
    Code:
    		                Classic	 +/−	 		 		 	 		 
    1		Carlsen		2860.8	 +15.8								
    2		Caruana		2816.4	 −2.6								
    3		Ding Liren	2809.3	 +0.3						
    4		Mamedyarov	2781.3	 −11.7							
    5		Vachier-Lagrave	2779.5	 +6.5
    Well objectively speaking - Magnus has been number 1 player for a while rather clearly and no clear number 2 in sight as others are more or less same level.
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    Some remarkable play by Carlsen—in at least three of his wins, he made very subtle pawn sacrifices where the compensation was far from obvious, but his judgment was very accurate and profound. Apparently he has been studying Alpha Zero.
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Some remarkable play by Carlsen—in at least three of his wins, he made very subtle pawn sacrifices where the compensation was far from obvious, but his judgment was very accurate and profound. Apparently he has been studying Alpha Zero.
    I thought his game v Giri was very interesting, though a little surprising he didn't play 26.Rxg6.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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