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Old 02-26-2017, 03:57 AM   #6251
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Thank you for the heads up! I have been wanting to watch it!
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Old 02-27-2017, 11:36 PM   #6252
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Prodigy Watch Update: Alireza Firouzja is at it again!

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Old 02-28-2017, 11:56 PM   #6253
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Magnus is on Netflix this month.
I just watched it with my parents who do not play chess. We all loved it. I think it would have been even better if it continued past his match with Anand, but maybe that can happen in the future. It is very hard not to like him after watching the documentary. What some people mistake for arrogance or dickishness is clearly just his natural introversion that has been there since childhood. In fact, I feel like part of his charm is that he does choose to contradict his natural tendencies and makes a serious effort to be successful ambassador for the game.

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Old 03-02-2017, 07:10 AM   #6254
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The organizers can come out and say all they want that it was done by computer, there is nothing fishy, quit crying, etc. But anyone with any amount of intelligence can see they are lying.
Was the tournament organised by FIDE? If so, there's ****ery going on.

My default assumption of FIDE by now is, guilty until proven innocent.
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Old 03-08-2017, 12:46 PM   #6255
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Old 03-08-2017, 02:01 PM   #6256
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So hilarious! I love his live videos. And ya, that one was especially strange since it was a 20 yr old account that seems to only recently have started cheating. His anti-cheater strategy of surviving until 30 seconds left and then wrecking them when they have to play for themselves seems very effective. And just in general, his passion, sarcasm, and chess tilt really crack me up!
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:59 PM   #6257
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"I mean if you use an engine, just play quicker."

Awesome.
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Old 03-09-2017, 05:47 PM   #6258
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I just watched it with my parents who do not play chess. We all loved it. I think it would have been even better if it continued past his match with Anand, but maybe that can happen in the future. It is very hard not to like him after watching the documentary. What some people mistake for arrogance or dickishness is clearly just his natural introversion that has been there since childhood. In fact, I feel like part of his charm is that he does choose to contradict his natural tendencies and makes a serious effort to be successful ambassador for the game.

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Magnus used the Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation for this win in India against Anand.

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1737896
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Old 03-09-2017, 06:06 PM   #6259
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Magnus used the Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation for this win in India against Anand.

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1737896
Magnus used the Nimzo, Vishy used to Saemisch variation
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:08 PM   #6260
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Magnus used the Nimzo, Vishy used to Saemisch variation
Nit


Also I got the free Magnus app on my iphone. If I don't play daily, it nags me
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:35 PM   #6261
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I'm sure this is old hat to veteran chess players but just had my earliest opponent-resignation ever.

1. e4 d5
2. exd5 Qxd5
3. Nc3 Qc6
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:02 AM   #6262
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Haha, didn't even make you prove you saw Bb5 eh? Nice win
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:03 PM   #6263
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I lost a really expensive chess book. I'm sad about it, I don't know if I can get another copy.
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