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« Reply #2415 on: October 10, 2018, 10:26:22 AM »

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World Championship starts in a month, so here's a livener: challenger, Fabiano Caruana, saw off one of the world's best players, Shak Mamedyarov, with the white pieces last week in the Olympiad.

Mamedyarov has just played Qg7, as you can see.

Can you spot the winning combination?
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« Reply #2416 on: October 10, 2018, 11:32:37 AM »

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World Championship starts in a month, so here's a livener: challenger, Fabiano Caruana, saw off one of the world's best players, Shak Mamedyarov, with the white pieces last week in the Olympiad.

Mamedyarov has just played Qg7, as you can see.

Can you spot the winning combination?

Rh2+, followed by Kg2?

Btw for anyone interested chess.com do a speed world championship which is streamed on twitch with commentary and its pretty good. The matches are every 3 or 4 days it seems.
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« Reply #2417 on: October 10, 2018, 11:34:35 AM »

So

1. Rh2+  Kg4
2. Kg2    g5

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« Reply #2418 on: October 10, 2018, 07:03:51 PM »

So

1. Rh2+  Kg4
2. Kg2    g5

?

Qe8 I think ? and 2 threats of mate on e2 and h5.
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« Reply #2419 on: October 10, 2018, 07:26:35 PM »

So

1. Rh2+  Kg4
2. Kg2    g5

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Qe8 I think ? and 2 threats of mate on e2 and h5.

Yes. Well done.
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« Reply #2420 on: October 10, 2018, 07:48:08 PM »

So

1. Rh2+  Kg4
2. Kg2    g5

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Qe8 I think ? and 2 threats of mate on e2 and h5.

Yes. Well done.

neat finish. would really like fabio to push Magnus in the upcoming match.

I know it's a tough ask but I felt when vishy faced him the games went into Magnus style games really often. So would be nice if somehow fabio could avoid lots of slightly worse endings and test Magnus in some middle games.

Also out of interest as I see you post in this thread a ton how much do you play? do you play otb a lot?

I ask a I mainly play on lichess I did join a club but that was 10 years ago now and I didn't really like it tbh
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« Reply #2421 on: October 10, 2018, 08:44:00 PM »

So

1. Rh2+  Kg4
2. Kg2    g5

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Qe8 I think ? and 2 threats of mate on e2 and h5.

Yes. Well done.

neat finish. would really like fabio to push Magnus in the upcoming match.

I know it's a tough ask but I felt when vishy faced him the games went into Magnus style games really often. So would be nice if somehow fabio could avoid lots of slightly worse endings and test Magnus in some middle games.

Also out of interest as I see you post in this thread a ton how much do you play? do you play otb a lot?

I ask a I mainly play on lichess I did join a club but that was 10 years ago now and I didn't really like it tbh

Played on the junior circuit pretty seriously. Then weekend tournaments as a grown up. Now just local league and the odd county game.

Still follow the game.

There's a fair bit of fun stuff in the early pages of the thread worth reading on some chess history, if that appeals.
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« Reply #2422 on: October 18, 2018, 08:22:35 AM »

https://en.chessbase.com/post/karpov-kortchnoi-40-years-after



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« Reply #2423 on: November 09, 2018, 02:58:50 PM »

It's all about to kick off in London
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« Reply #2424 on: November 09, 2018, 03:38:07 PM »

World Chess show the live data on the official site https://worldchess.com/tournament/11/pairing/22370?event=5&tour=120

The playing hall footage is behind a $20 paywall and word is you've already missed Woody Harrleson play the opening move.
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« Reply #2425 on: November 09, 2018, 08:13:15 PM »

World Chess show the live data on the official site https://worldchess.com/tournament/11/pairing/22370?event=5&tour=120

The playing hall footage is behind a $20 paywall and word is you've already missed Woody Harrleson play the opening move.

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/carlsen-caruana-world-chess-championship-2018/1/1/1

Best stream is going to have Svidler on it.

Nervy first game today.
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« Reply #2426 on: November 09, 2018, 10:04:12 PM »

Svidler is absolutely great
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« Reply #2427 on: November 10, 2018, 01:06:36 PM »

How will we ensure our guest of honour does not fluff their lines?

We'll hire one of the biggest stars in hollywood. Nothing could possibly go wrong.
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I love the look of enthusiasm in Woody's face. It should be noted there is little to differentiate between the sound of "E4" and "D4".
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« Reply #2428 on: November 13, 2018, 09:34:19 PM »

538 give a great break down of events for non die hard chess fans. Currently the biggest talking point is a deleted youtube video (blunder?) by Caruana's chess club. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-biggest-blunder-of-the-world-chess-championship-is-a-deleted-youtube-video/?ex_cid=538twitter
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« Reply #2429 on: November 22, 2018, 01:55:34 AM »

Tensions have been spilling over at the World Chess Championship.


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