View Poll Results: Who will win (includes tiebreak)

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  • Francisco Vallejo

    0 0%
  • Peter Leko

    1 8.33%
  • Peter Svidler

    3 25.00%
  • Veselin Topalov

    7 58.33%
  • Etienne Bacrot

    0 0%
  • Vassily Ivanchuk

    1 8.33%
  • Levon Aronian

    0 0%
  • Teimour Radjabov

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Thread: Linares/Moralia

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    CC Grandmaster Garvinator's Avatar
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    Linares/Moralia

    Linares starts later tonight and no threads so far. This will be rectified.

    Are we going to do our usual put tips in and compare how we go against the draw result

    Tournament is being played in two locations this time. First half is in Moralia, Mexico and second half in Linares.

    Draw for round one:

    Round 1: Saturday, February 18th

    Francisco Vallejo Peter Leko
    Peter Svidler Veselin Topalov
    Etienne Bacrot Vassily Ivanchuk
    Levon Aronian Teimour Radjabov

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    Yeah here's my tip, draw for all players for all rounds.

    Thankyou to all my fans, couldn't have won without you all, goodnight, good luck, afk.
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    Rd 1

    Leko
    Topalov
    Chukky
    Aronian

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    Anyone got a live feed/broadcast site?

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    Live Broadcast with Commentary

    Quote Originally Posted by Eurotrash
    Anyone got a live feed/broadcast site?
    World Chess Network will be broadcasting live with audio commentary by Irina Krush and Larry Christiansen.

    Membership is $US50/P.A. but they have a two week guest membership deal which is gratis, but you only get one bite of it. (Bergil took advantage of that to watch the World Championship last year)

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    so is there something in the tournament arrangements to stop the contestants flying in the same plane from moralia to linares?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozy
    World Chess Network will be broadcasting live with audio commentary by Irina Krush and Larry Christiansen.
    Cheers, the official site, well... ¿hable español? As a result, the algebraic notation is all wrong (e.g. "Tg4") and lazy me can't be bothered working it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurotrash
    Cheers, the official site, well... ¿hable español? As a result, the algebraic notation is all wrong (e.g. "Tg4") and lazy me can't be bothered working it out
    the algebraic notation is just in spanish i think, which is perfectly legal unless you are saying that spanish should be illegal

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    Jeez, I never expected the Spanish Inquisition...

    I realise it's in Spanish - can you suggest any other sites that broadcast the PGN in English?
    Last edited by Southpaw Jim; 20-02-2006 at 08:13 AM.

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    Well, it looks like the favourite isn't having the best start to the tournament, Veselin losing to Svidler in Round 1 and drawing with Bacrot in Round 2.

    Standings after Round 2:

    1. Svidler, P 2.0
    2. Leko, P 2.0
    3. Ivanchuk, V 1.5
    4. Bacrot, E 1.0
    5. Aronian, L 1.0
    6. Topalov, V 0.5
    7. Radjabov, T 0.0
    8. Vallejo, P 0.0

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    Round 3 draws all round.

    For anyone who's interested, The Week in Chess has PGN (in English).

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    Seems I'm the only one interested

    Looks like the punters are going to lose money on the favourite, Topalov has lost a 2nd game in 4 rounds. Leko and Svidler on top with 3.5/4 each.

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    with six rounds in the record books of history, Topalov is at the bottom of the round robin table. One more round in Morelia to go, then they are off to Linares for the second half of the tournament.

    Looks like Topalov is doing a great performance to help his chances of a match with Kramnik

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    Looks like Topalov is doing a great performance to help his chances of a match with Kramnik
    It probably makes a T-K match more likely than had he crushed everyone like a bug. If either T or K dominated the world chess scene then many would lose interest in the title claims of the other, but with neither consistently doing so there may be more at stake to encourage a match.

    As a frequent Moscow Semi-Slav player I enjoyed Vallejo Pons' win over Topalov and spent a while playing through it earlier today. Death to 6.Bh4 !
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    The 2 bottom dwellers, Topalov and Bacrot score in the first game at Linares. Should be an exciting finish to the tournament with the players bunched uo pretty closely together. Surely Topalov can't get close from this deficit, but you never know.

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