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    Thanks for the info ↑↑
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    What a putz he is. Going on about Karpov's so-called greasy hair, then a monologue that Hou didn't really want to get into. she managed to get it back onto chess. Although English is obviously not Hou's first language, she sounds more fluent than Short with all his hesitations.

    I agree with you and Garvinator.

    https://youtu.be/j1sQL2lBjZM?t=13555
    Yes that was the moment, few mins after that.

    I mean, he might be more circumspect about appearances. To me, his appearance reminds me a lot of that uncle. You know the one. At christmas or other obligatory gatherings. Cheeks glowing with evidence of a bottle of wine under his belt. Or more. Sat next to some poor young thing. Probably his niece. With just a few comments and a few leers. Yes dinner is so very very important.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Dramatic game 9. And...the score is even again!
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    Bad loss for Goryachkina in game 10 - lost a game she had no business losing and was at some stages going well in. The incumbent is one up with two to play.

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    A loss with White so close to the end is a blow to morale. Around W18, the computer was assessing the challenger's position as "much better", +1.3. Then she lost that advantage, but what was she thinking by allowing her K to be cut off with 53. Kb4?
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    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Bad loss for Goryachkina in game 10 - lost a game she had no business losing and was at some stages going well in. The incumbent is one up with two to play.
    After watching Anand self-distract aganst Caruana...and blundering 2 queens in two allegros...nothing surprises me .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    A loss with White so close to the end is a blow to morale. Around W18, the computer was assessing the challenger's position as "much better", +1.3. Then she lost that advantage, but what was she thinking by allowing her K to be cut off with 53. Kb4?
    Yes very odd play, the one that struck me as well was 24.b4, effectively handing black an open file and soon a protected passed pawn.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

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    Whilst yes, Goryachkina made mistakes in the ending, and clearly 53. Kb4 deserves criticism, that ending was already difficult, especially with only a few minutes on the clock. But I think the most bizarre and strange move was 21. Re3, allowing black to exchange and close the only open file into the black position.

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    Game 11 draw so Goryachkina must win with white tomorrow to force a playoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Game 11 draw so Goryachkina must win with white tomorrow to force a playoff.
    Geez they must have blitzed that out. What's that - 40 moves in an hour?
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Geez they must have blitzed that out. What's that - 40 moves in an hour?
    If the board clocks are correct I get that they spent less than an hour each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    If the board clocks are correct I get that they spent less than an hour each.
    Youtube has the game at just over 2 hours. Take out some time for the channel starting before the game and any after game comments and just under to 2 hours would be about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    If the board clocks are correct I get that they spent less than an hour each.
    Makes sense - Ju is 1 game closer to victory, and Goryachkina preserves her energy to try to win with White.

    I think the "40 move no draw" rule has been good, we have seen a lot of fighting games.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    A new saying that seems to have come into vogue - Win on demand.

    With white having to win on demand, I would like to see at least a good attempted or successful kingside hack.
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    Did Ju really think for nearly 20 minutes after 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 ?

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