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      Leading players:
    1 Carlsen, Magnus      7½/9	2842	 
    2 Abdusattorov, N      7/9	2593
    3 Grischuk, Alexander  7/9	2763
    4 Nepomniachtchi, Ian  7/9	2798
    4 rounds remaining.Who would bet against Magnus winning? I suspect he will play Nepo.and /or Naka. in the final 3 games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Nodirbek Abdusattorov is one to watch. The 17-year-old is currently =4th with 4/5, having beaten Caruana, and drawn Nepo & Grischuk so far.
    He is having a great rapid.Next up he has Magnus.He also has wins v Aronian,Gelfand and Wojtaszek.
    Firouzja v Naka. is one to watch.

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    Not only Magnus is in the lead - he was winning against Grischuk! However, very large field and relatively short distance so one loss - and he is no longer champion. Hopefully, Magnus will hold on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metro View Post
    He is having a great rapid.Next up he has Magnus.He also has wins v Aronian,Gelfand and Wojtaszek.
    Firouzja v Naka. is one to watch.
    Unfortunately h does not get government/sponsorship support some other players do. Hopefully, He will still make it top 10 in a couple of years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metro View Post
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    1 Carlsen, Magnus      7½/9	2842	 
    2 Abdusattorov, N      7/9	2593
    3 Grischuk, Alexander  7/9	2763
    4 Nepomniachtchi, Ian  7/9	2798
    4 rounds remaining.Who would bet against Magnus winning? I suspect he will play Nepo.and /or Naka. in the final 3 games.
    Not I. He was red hot favourite beforehand and now he has a lead.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    A little bit of a curiosity. Why is the Rapid being held over three days instead of two, when playing 6 rounds and 7 rounds seems reasonable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Nodirbek Abdusattorov is one to watch. The 17-year-old is currently =4th with 4/5, having beaten Caruana, and drawn Nepo & Grischuk so far.
    Add to that a win over Carlsen, who tried too hard to win then made a horrible blunder in a Q endgame.
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Add to that a win over Carlsen, who tried too hard to win then made a horrible blunder in a Q endgame.
    And now he wins the playoff against Nepo to become the World Rapid Champion at 17.

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    Agree with Magnus that the rules are ridiculous. 4 people tied for first - 2 only played the playoff.
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    And Magnus was so close to win against Naka!
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    Congratulations to the Uzbekistan government fantastic initiative!

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Unfortunately h does not get government/sponsorship support some other players do. Hopefully, He will still make it top 10 in a couple of years.
    Actually he does get a lot of Uzbekistan government support plus some private sponsorship. Have a look at this https://fide.com/news/902

    May be our government can come up with something similar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Add to that a win over Carlsen, who tried too hard to win then made a horrible blunder in a Q endgame.
    Yes, incredible result for the youngster.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    A few years back, there was a 4 way tie for first (unless it was 5 ��*♂️��*♂️)… in the Sinquefield Cup. They had the same rules, but Carlsen, one of the top 2, said “everyone plays the playoff, or I don’t play!” After a meeting of the organizers, they agreed to nobody plays. Integrity
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Yes, incredible result for the youngster.
    He was seeded 59.Amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garvinator View Post
    A little bit of a curiosity. Why is the Rapid being held over three days instead of two, when playing 6 rounds and 7 rounds seems reasonable?
    Hopefully they will poll players and take the results on board.I dont mind a 3 day rapid (but I am not playing ).The schedule may be too heavy.They could try 4,3,3 games rather than 5,4 and 4.In the blitz instead of 12 and 9 games they could try 10 and 9.

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