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    Magnus missed a win in rd 4 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Vidit takes sole lead 2.5/3 after winning with black over Dubov.
    18 year old Arjun Erigaisi leads the Challengers on 3.5.
    Rest day tonight.
    Last edited by Metro; 19-01-2022 at 08:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metro View Post
    Rest day tonight.
    In the case of Karjakin & Giri, a second rest day.
    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 Desmond View Post
    In the case of Karjakin & Giri, a second rest day.
    Given how quickly Karjakin drew with white against Dubov - 3d one for him
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    What is the point of going to a tournament like this one and agreeing to short draws? Surely players have some belief they can win games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    What is the point of going to a tournament like this one and agreeing to short draws? Surely players have some belief they can win games.
    Agree with you there, Scott.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    Magnus missed a win 2nd game in a row .
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    Magnus finally won.
    Poor Caruana blundered a rook .
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    Dubov forfeits his game vs Giri, as he didn't want to wear a mask throughout the game.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pAXVAAFHVKE
    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 Desmond View Post
    Dubov forfeits his game vs Giri, as he didn't want to wear a mask throughout the game.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pAXVAAFHVKE
    One wonders why his opponent was not advised to wear a mask as he was playing with a primary contact and given that they are playing with the same set of pieces - it would make sense. Not far to ask one player to wear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Dubov forfeits his game vs Giri, as he didn't want to wear a mask throughout the game.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pAXVAAFHVKE
    Bad form from Dubov, just kick him out of the tournament and never invite him again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    Bad form from Dubov, just kick him out of the tournament and never invite him again.
    Lots of background here but I would like to see more information:

    https://chess24.com/en/read/news/tat...ws-magnus-move

    ... primarily, whether Dubov can point to any regulation that has been breached by making him wear a mask. So far he doesn't seem to have done this.

    A situation in which one player is wearing a mask while the other is not is less than ideal as the masked player's concentration may be affected and they may be disadvantaged. I have experienced problems with concentration and breathing (etc) while wearing masks in shops and so on, though so far one of the masks (unfortunately one of the less effective ones) that I experimented with seemed OK for casual chess games. But if the players sign up for a tournament on the understanding that the rules may permit this then that's their decision.
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    Players need to respect organisers and realise they bring the money that they are getting paid so they should answer to them.

    First we had Firoujza demanding more money that the organiser could not afford and now we have Dubov forfeiting rather than follow a reasonable request. Players like this need to reign their heads in and grow up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    First we had Firoujza demanding more money that the organiser could not afford
    Which Firoujza, Alireza or his father? The tournament director was quoted "asked for much more money..." That is not a demand and the money may have been negotiable.I have not seen anything that said the event or organiser could not afford the money requested.
    BTW I don't want to derail this thread.

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