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Thread: Chess World Championship 2018 (updates/spoilers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedNoodle View Post
    My all time favourite game of chess:-
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    The introduction of those rules/moves would certainly increase the public's interest in chess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedNoodle View Post
    My all time favourite game of chess:-

    'Get out of that Rommel!'

    Brilliant.


    Loved the game as a concept as a kid and understood the game as a whole but could never master looking multiple moves ahead.
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    3 draws then.

    9 games left.

    Carlsen to have the White pieces for 5 of those games, Caruana for 4 - thus you'd give Carlsen a slight edge just now.
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    Doesn't really matter all that much what colour you play if you're off form. He'll have to be at his best to get a singe W, let alone win the match. Caruana is as good as him in endgames, so if he's to win a game, it'll have to be with plenty of pieces left on the board in the early middle game, just after they've left their homework area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balinkay View Post
    Doesn't really matter all that much what colour you play if you're off form. He'll have to be at his best to get a singe W, let alone win the match. Caruana is as good as him in endgames, so if he's to win a game, it'll have to be with plenty of pieces left on the board in the early middle game, just after they've left their homework area.
    Seriously thought Caruana would win that match today - he had such an edge apparently if he'd have managed to shift the Knight Magnus had - will enjoy Agadmator's analysis no doubt but it looked like Magnus had over-reached with those Kingside pawns for sure.
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    I watched chess24's excellent live and analysis of the game. Sesse was givig +2 at some point (right before h3 I think). Magnus was dead and burried.

    Can't recommend chess24's coverage enough though - Svidler + Grishckuk + Sopiko / Anish = profit.
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    11. Draws.

    Barmy.
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    It was a poor choice by Magnus to go for such a boring draw. Fabi has white and he'll probably pull something new / interesting out of the hat. Can't wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balinkay View Post
    It was a poor choice by Magnus to go for such a boring draw. Fabi has white and he'll probably pull something new / interesting out of the hat. Can't wait.
    Grischuk seems to think that Caruana's Rh2 on move 21 is pretty interesting, but I've not got the know-how to interpret why - no doubt Agadmator will explain.
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