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Kevin Bonham
16-07-2010, 09:21 PM
Thought I might start a new thread for this upcoming unusual event. Basically it seems like a one-day version of Kasparov vs The World:


The RAW World Chess Challenge gives chess players around the world the opportunity to beat Magnus at his own game during this online game of chess. Three Chess Grandmasters, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave from France, Hikaru Nakamura from the United States and Judit Polgár from Hungary, will suggest a move each to the registered public. The public can vote online for their favourite move to be played against Magnus.

Adamski
16-07-2010, 11:45 PM
Sounds quite fun. Will have to see how busy my calendar is.

Paul Cavezza
18-07-2010, 12:14 AM
Cool! Where will they suggest the moves? ICC?

Kevin Bonham
18-07-2010, 12:32 AM
Cool! Where will they suggest the moves? ICC?

I'm getting the impression there will most likely be a special site for the event.

ER
18-07-2010, 08:28 AM
A nice effort by Magnus vs Maxim (2005) I don't know about the quality of this game (not so impressed by Max) but Magnus's N sac on move 33 is cute!

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 a6 6. Be2 e6
7. f4 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. a4 b6 10. Bf3 Ra7 11. Be3 Rc7 12. f5
Rc4 13. g4 h6 14. Qd2 Nh7 15. Rad1 Bg5 16. Bxg5 Nxg5 17. Bg2
Nd7 18. fxe6 Ne5 19. exf7+ Ngxf7 20. h3 Ng5 21. Nf5 Bxf5
22. exf5 h5 23. Qxd6 Qxd6 24. Rxd6 hxg4 25. Bd5 Kh7 26. Bxc4
Nxc4 27. Rd3 Nxh3 28. Kg2 Nxb2 29. Rd4 Rc8 30. Nd5 Rxc2
31. Kg3 Ng5 32. Rxg4 Nf7 33. Nf6 gxf6 34. Rh1 Nh6 35. Rg6
Rc3 36. Kg2 Rc2 37. Kf3 Rc3 38. Ke4 Rc4 39. Kd5 Rc5
40. Ke6

1-0

Kevin Bonham
05-09-2010, 08:48 PM
Official site at http://rwcc.g-star.com/ is now taking registrations. The event is showing as starting in 5 days 5 hours which comes out at early next Saturday morning (11th) our time, presumably about 2 am or maybe slightly earlier.

The time limit is: for Magnus 1 minute per move.

For the World Team, 1 minute per move for the three GMs to make their recommendations. If the recommendation of the three GMs is unanimous that move is automatically made, otherwise the public gets 90 seconds to to vote. It looks like the vote is just between the moves proposed by the GMs.

Either Magnus or the GMs can take extra time of up to 2 mins per move three times in the game. After that if anyone flags on a move they lose.

This sounds quite frantic and I will be interested to see if the technical side of things holds up.

I am a little disappointed at the indirect nature of the public vote. It is really not a game between Carlsen and a world team voting for whatever they like (a la Kasparov v the World), but a game between Carlsen and three Grandmasters with the public acting as a tiebreaker when the GMs differ as to the move to be played. Maybe this is to stop trolls from voting for blunders.

Probably enough of the public will be running Rybka/Fritz/whatever that it will become like a game between Magnus and a weaker grandmaster where the latter has the advantage of being able to avoid gross blunders. Unless all the GMs recommend blunders at the same time of course. :lol:

Desmond
06-09-2010, 12:26 PM
I take it from the above that if 2 of the GMs vote one move and the third votes another, then the former move will not be weighed heavier.

Kevin Bonham
10-09-2010, 03:38 PM
Yep.

This starts 2 am our time tonight.

I have read that Carlsen drew white for the game. It surprised me that he even allowed a draw for colours at all rather than demanding white as a version of simul-givers privelege.

Kevin Bonham
11-09-2010, 04:26 AM
Bit onesided really. I came on around move 21 and already it was looking pretty ordinary:

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 0-0 5.Bg2 d6 6.Nc3 Nc6 7.0-0 e5 8.d5 Ne7 9.e4 c6 10.a4 Bg4 11.a5 cxd5 12.cxd5 Qd7 13.Be3 Rfc8 14.Qa4 Ne8 15.Nd2 Qd8 16.Qb4 Nc7 17.Nc4 Na6 18.Qxb7 Rxc4 19.Qxa6 Rb4 20.f3 Bc8 21.Qe2 f5 22.Qd2 Ba6 23.Rfc1 Qb8 24.Na4 Rb3 25.Rc3 Rb4 26.Rca3 f4 27.Bf2 Bh6 28.Nb6 fxg3 29.Qxb4 gxf2+ 30.Kxf2 Bc8 31.Rb3 axb6 32.Qxb6 Qa7 33.a6 Kf7 34.Qxa7 Rxa7 35.Rb6 Ke8 36.Rxd6 Bf8 37.Rb6 Nxd5 38.Rb8 Bc5+ 39.Kg3 Ne7 40.Bh3 Kd8 41.Bxc8 Nxc8 42.Rc1 Rc7 43.Rxc5 Rxc5 44.a7 1-0

Capablanca-Fan
12-09-2010, 01:44 AM
Bit onesided really. I came on around move 21 and already it was looking pretty ordinary:

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 0-0 5.Bg2 d6 6.Nc3 Nc6 7.0-0 e5 8.d5 Ne7 9.e4 c6 10.a4 Bg4 11.a5 cxd5 12.cxd5 Qd7 13.Be3 Rfc8 14.Qa4 Ne8 15.Nd2 Qd8 16.Qb4 Nc7 17.Nc4 Na6 18.Qxb7 Rxc4 19.Qxa6 Rb4 20.f3 Bc8 21.Qe2 f5 22.Qd2 Ba6 23.Rfc1 Qb8 24.Na4 Rb3 25.Rc3 Rb4 26.Rca3 f4 27.Bf2 Bh6 28.Nb6 fxg3 29.Qxb4 gxf2+ 30.Kxf2 Bc8 31.Rb3 axb6 32.Qxb6 Qa7 33.a6 Kf7 34.Qxa7 Rxa7 35.Rb6 Ke8 36.Rxd6 Bf8 37.Rb6 Nxd5 38.Rb8 Bc5+ 39.Kg3 Ne7 40.Bh3 Kd8 41.Bxc8 Nxc8 42.Rc1 Rc7 43.Rxc5 Rxc5 44.a7 1-0
It seems that Black should have played 10... a5 then ... c5 to block the normal side White plays on. White would then have to switch to f4 play. 10... Bg4 misplaced the B, and just helped White play his normal f3 to hold up Black's K-side play. The line opening with ... cxd5 turned out to help White.

Of course, Carlsen cuts right through the tactical maze with 28.Nb6. Lesser mortals would probably play 28. g4 to close off Black's K-side play then overpower Black on the Q-side at leisure.