View Poll Results: Who will win? (Pick your three favourites)

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  • Ding - LOST FINAL

    9 64.29%
  • Giri - OUT

    0 0%
  • Vachier-Lagrave - OUT

    6 42.86%
  • So - OUT

    1 7.14%
  • Nepomniachtchi - OUT

    4 28.57%
  • Aronian - OUT

    3 21.43%
  • Mamedyarov - OUT

    4 28.57%
  • Dominguez - OUT

    0 0%
  • Grischuk - OUT

    2 14.29%
  • Radjabov - WINNER

    1 7.14%
  • Artemiev - OUT

    0 0%
  • Yu Yangyi - OUT

    0 0%
  • Karjakin - OUT

    2 14.29%
  • Nakamura - OUT

    1 7.14%
  • Andreikin - OUT

    0 0%
  • Wojtaszek - OUT

    0 0%
  • Harikrishna - OUT

    0 0%
  • Duda - OUT

    0 0%
  • Svidler - OUT

    0 0%
  • Vitiugov - OUT

    0 0%
  • Wei Yi - OUT

    1 7.14%
  • Le Quang Liem - OUT

    0 0%
  • Navara - OUT

    0 0%
  • Bu - OUT

    0 0%
  • Wang Hao - OUT

    0 0%
  • Shankland - OUT

    0 0%
  • Adams - OUT

    0 0%
  • Gelfand - OUT

    0 0%
  • Press - OUT

    0 0%
  • Other (name in thread)

    0 0%
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  1. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlesprout85 View Post
    oh sweetness...sprouty is still on the topic while da games are still live in session HEHE ummmm seeing that Max has Resigned ... ummm Wat Does this mean :? Is Meh Pal Max Still in da this World Cup...Sprouty Would Really Like To Know . ...
    No, Max qualified for the World Cup but decided not to play.
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    Jakovenko beats Vachier-Lagrave in tiebreak 1. Makes it look easy!

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    MVL strikes back and squares the tiebreak.
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    Giri - Xiong (3.4) crazy game

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    Giri out to Xiong!
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    Rest day tonight then these matches:

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     GM Ding, Liren 2811 - GM Alekseenko 2671	
     GM Grischuk, A. 2759 - GM Dominguez Pe. 2763	
     GM Vitiugov, N. 2732 - GM So, Wesley 2767	
     GM Nepomniachtchi 2776 - GM Yu, Yangyi 2763	
     GM Duda, J. 2730 - GM Xiong, J. 2707	
     GM Mamedyarov 2767 - GM Radjabov, T. 2758
     GM Vachier-Lagr. 2774 - GM Svidler, P. 2729
     GM Le, Quang L. 2708 - GM Aronian, L. 2758
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    Despite some notable upsets, only one player U2700 left in the field...so overall - the rating favourites are performing credibly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Despite some notable upsets, only one player U2700 left in the field...so overall - the rating favourites are performing credibly.
    So are the major Chess Chat predictions.

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    Seeing the final results from the first game of this round, I have been quite amused that the commentators were saying throughout the broadcast - It seems from how the games are played that it is an advantage to be black in the first game of two. With the theory being that it is easier to win on demand with white than black.

    So in the round of 16 - Eight games. Four wins to white and four draws. Not sure where the black being first advantage lies?

    Secondly - and this is a bit of a whinge. For those who have been following the commentary on youtube, do you find it annoying when the commentators starting moving the pieces on the demo board all over the place, but are so interested in that, that they fail to notice a move made by one of the players and that move was not considered by either commentator.

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    Vitiugov - So

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garvinator View Post
    Seeing the final results from the first game of this round, I have been quite amused that the commentators were saying throughout the broadcast - It seems from how the games are played that it is an advantage to be black in the first game of two. With the theory being that it is easier to win on demand with white than black.

    So in the round of 16 - Eight games. Four wins to white and four draws. Not sure where the black being first advantage lies?
    This deserves testing with a larger sample size but it's not easy to do it quickly because of poor online archiving of past tournaments on the official sites:

    In 2017 White first won 58 matches, Black first won 69. There was an 11-21 split in round 2.

    In 2019 before this round White first has won 54 matches, Black first has won 58.

    Not conclusive; need more data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    This deserves testing with a larger sample size but it's not easy to do it quickly because of poor online archiving of past tournaments on the official sites:

    In 2017 White first won 58 matches, Black first won 69. There was an 11-21 split in round 2.

    In 2019 before this round White first has won 54 matches, Black first has won 58.

    Not conclusive; need more data.
    Do your numbers mean - in the first game of 2, white won 58 games, black 69. Or in the two game mini match, the winning game of the 2 was white 58, black 69?

    I have follow up commentary once I understand the statistics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garvinator View Post
    Secondly - and this is a bit of a whinge. For those who have been following the commentary on youtube, do you find it annoying when the commentators starting moving the pieces on the demo board all over the place, but are so interested in that, that they fail to notice a move made by one of the players and that move was not considered by either commentator.
    You are spot on regarding this chief. Particularly this guy Trent or whatever his name is has reached the pits with his silly jokes, cat calls, singing even ridiculing Clapton's song about his dead son (Tears in Heaven)!
    Magnus cracked a few jokes the other night but they were absolutely chess related and his commentary on moves and positions were very accurate and useful for the common player!
    FIDE should really do something about this, since as it was pointed out may have some sort of collaboration with Chess24 on live coverage of the WC games!
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    And an interview with Alexander the Great after his last night's win versus Dominguez!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garvinator View Post
    Do your numbers mean - in the first game of 2, white won 58 games, black 69. Or in the two game mini match, the winning game of the 2 was white 58, black 69?

    I have follow up commentary once I understand the statistics.
    I mean that the player who had White in game 1 won 58 of the matches and the player who had Black in game 1 won 69. So that particular World Cup (2017) was consistent with the idea that it is better to have Black first (which is what the commentators were saying) but it is not enough evidence to prove it, as such a difference could easily arise by chance.

    (I didn't distinguish between cases that went to a tiebreak match and those that didn't; let's see if there is an actual effect at all first.)
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