View Poll Results: Who will win or go furthest in the World Cup (Pick up to 3 players)

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  • Carlsen [OUT]

    10 62.50%
  • Caruana [OUT]

    5 31.25%
  • Aronian [WITHDREW]

    2 12.50%
  • Giri [OUT]

    8 50.00%
  • Grischuk [OUT]

    1 6.25%
  • Mamedyarov [OUT]

    3 18.75%
  • Vachier-Lagrave [OUT]

    3 18.75%
  • Firoujza [OUT]

    4 25.00%
  • Dominguez [OUT]

    0 0%
  • Karjakin [RUNNER-UP]

    3 18.75%
  • Harikrishna [OUT]

    0 0%
  • Duda [WINNER]

    1 6.25%
  • Vidit Santosh Gujrathi [OUT]

    0 0%
  • Andreikin [OUT]

    0 0%
  • Vitiugov [OUT]

    0 0%
  • Esipenko [OUT]

    0 0%
  • Dubov [OUT]

    2 12.50%
  • Svidler [OUT]

    0 0%
  • Vallejo Pons [OUT]

    0 0%
  • Xiong [OUT]

    0 0%
  • Tomashevsky [OUT]

    0 0%
  • Yu Yangyi [OUT]

    1 6.25%
  • Artemiev [OUT]

    1 6.25%
  • Amin [OUT]

    0 0%
  • Van Foreest [OUT]

    0 0%
  • Alekseenko [OUT]

    0 0%
  • Kryvoruchko [OUT]

    0 0%
  • Gelfand [OUT]

    0 0%
  • Cheng [OUT]

    0 0%
  • Other (NAME IN THREAD)

    0 0%
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  1. #31
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    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 12-07-2021 at 10:16 PM.
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    Bobby has taken his opponent off the beaten track extremely quickly. After black's 7th, no games by anyone of note.
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    [Event "FIDE World Cup 2021"]
    [Site "Krasnaya Polyana RUS"]
    [Date "2021.07.12"]
    [Round "1.1"]
    [White "Sanal, Vahap"]
    [Black "Cheng, Bobby"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [WhiteTitle "GM"]
    [BlackTitle "GM"]
    [WhiteElo "2556"]
    [BlackElo "2552"]
    [ECO "C11"]
    [Opening "French defence"]
    [WhiteFideId "6300545"]
    [BlackFideId "4300033"]
    [EventDate "2021.07.12"]

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    [Event "FIDE World Cup Women 2021"]
    [Site "Krasnaya Polyana RUS"]
    [Date "2021.07.12"]
    [Round "1.1"]
    [White "Ryjanova, Julia"]
    [Black "Tsolakidou, Stavroula"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [WhiteTitle "WGM"]
    [BlackTitle "IM"]
    [WhiteElo "2299"]
    [BlackElo "2389"]
    [ECO "A09"]
    [Opening "Reti opening"]
    [WhiteFideId "4127714"]
    [BlackFideId "4264312"]
    [EventDate "2021.07.12"]

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    [Event "FIDE World Cup Women 2021"]
    [Site "Krasnaya Polyana RUS"]
    [Date "2021.07.12"]
    [Round "1.1"]
    [White "Drastik, Penelope"]
    [Black "Sebag, Marie"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [BlackTitle "GM"]
    [WhiteElo "1835"]
    [BlackElo "2438"]
    [ECO "D43"]
    [Opening "QGD semi-Slav"]
    [WhiteFideId "3214850"]
    [BlackFideId "617822"]
    [EventDate "2021.07.12"]

    Despite being massively outrated Penelope gave Sebag a good game here and for a few moves even apparently had the better position (but very complex) after Sebag's ...0-0-0 which appears to have been a mistake.

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    Very nice coodination of the R+N by Cheng. That knight on the rim was trim!
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
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    Excellent Defending by Julia. I must add that we played that line several times against each other in Allegros!
    Also dubiously-looking but nice positional pawn sacrifice by Bobby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Excellent Defending by Julia. I must add that we played that line several times against each other in Allegros!
    Also dubiously-looking but nice positional pawn sacrifice by Bobby!
    Thanks to Kevin for providing games and brief general comments and to Michael for the also brief yet essential commentary - expecting more as the elimination process continues.
    There were mixed reactions regarding the American youngest ever GM Mishra R1 performance. What's your take guys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    There were mixed reactions regarding the American youngest ever GM Mishra R1 performance. What's your take guys?
    The game (hadn't looked at it before):

    [Event "FIDE World Cup 2021"]
    [Site "Krasnaya Polyana RUS"]
    [Date "2021.07.12"]
    [Round "1.1"]
    [White "Mishra, Abhimanyu"]
    [Black "Jobava, Baadur"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [WhiteTitle "IM"]
    [BlackTitle "GM"]
    [WhiteElo "2504"]
    [BlackElo "2603"]
    [ECO "E11"]
    [Opening "Bogo-Indian defence"]
    [WhiteFideId "30920019"]
    [BlackFideId "13601520"]
    [EventDate "2021.07.12"]

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    So there was some messy stuff at the end where Jobava missed a win and then Mishra missed a draw, severe time trouble, tricky to calculate.

    I do not get the move 25.b4. Why give black a protected passed pawn on the 5th that will kill you in a lot of endgames and (as it turned out) give yourself an isolated pawn in the process? Heck of a bet to say you can work your way around that. Almost got away with it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    I do not get the move 25.b4. Why give black a protected passed pawn on the 5th that will kill you in a lot of endgames and (as it turned out) give yourself an isolated pawn in the process? Heck of a bet to say you can work your way around that. Almost got away with it though.
    I presume it's to prevent black going ...b4, thereby securing c3 for the white N.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    (...)
    So there was some messy stuff at the end where Jobava missed a win and then Mishra missed a draw, severe time trouble, tricky to calculate. (...)
    thanks, messy indeed, I look forward to following tonight's encounter(s).
    BTW it looks like the Australian representatives have equal chances to those of their opponents to advance!
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    Cheng match to playoff:

    [Event "FIDE World Cup 2021"]
    [Site "Krasnaya Polyana RUS"]
    [Date "2021.07.13"]
    [Round "1.2"]
    [White "Cheng, Bobby"]
    [Black "Sanal, Vahap"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [WhiteTitle "GM"]
    [BlackTitle "GM"]
    [WhiteElo "2552"]
    [BlackElo "2556"]
    [ECO "D37"]
    [Opening "QGD"]
    [Variation "classical variation (5.Bf4)"]
    [WhiteFideId "4300033"]
    [BlackFideId "6300545"]
    [EventDate "2021.07.12"]

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    Ryjanova out after one-move blunder but was a pawn down at the time:

    [Event "FIDE World Cup Women 2021"]
    [Site "Krasnaya Polyana RUS"]
    [Date "2021.07.13"]
    [Round "1.2"]
    [White "Tsolakidou, Stavroula"]
    [Black "Ryjanova, Julia"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [WhiteTitle "IM"]
    [BlackTitle "WGM"]
    [WhiteElo "2389"]
    [BlackElo "2299"]
    [ECO "A62"]
    [Opening "Benoni"]
    [Variation "fianchetto variation"]
    [WhiteFideId "4264312"]
    [BlackFideId "4127714"]
    [EventDate "2021.07.12"]

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    Drastik out but now has a draw with a GM to her credit! White is better in the final position but decided to take the draw to advance.

    [Event "FIDE World Cup Women 2021"]
    [Site "Krasnaya Polyana RUS"]
    [Date "2021.07.13"]
    [Round "1.2"]
    [White "Sebag, Marie"]
    [Black "Drastik, Penelope"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [WhiteTitle "GM"]
    [WhiteElo "2438"]
    [BlackElo "1835"]
    [ECO "B52"]
    [Opening "Sicilian"]
    [Variation "Canal-Sokolsky attack, Sokolsky variation"]
    [WhiteFideId "617822"]
    [BlackFideId "3214850"]
    [EventDate "2021.07.12"]

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    I am surprised that Julia Played Benoni, must have been prepared exclusively for this event.
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    100 point upset in Rd1 to knock out a 2590. Seemed to be better for most of the game, with critical mistakes around move 42 & 43.

    [Event "World Cup 2021"]
    [Site "Sochi"]
    [Date "2021.07.13"]
    [Round "2.18"]
    [White "Parligras Mircea-Emilian (ROU)"]
    [Black "Druska Juraj (SVK)"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [WhiteElo "2591"]
    [BlackElo "2493"]
    [UTCDate "2021.07.13"]
    [UTCTime "11:30:35"]
    [Variant "Standard"]
    [ECO "D31"]
    [Opening "Queen's Gambit Declined: Queen's Knight Variation"]
    [Annotator "https://lichess.org/@/broadcaster"]

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    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Great win by Bobby in playoff game 1. Opponent given no chance and nice finish!

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