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Old 09-22-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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Paris 2013 - FIDE Grand Prix

Today was round 1 of the last FIDE Grand Prix event of the year, which takes place in Paris. All games were drawn except for one, in which Gelfand beat Giri with the white pieces. Lots of strong players here, this should be a fun event to follow. It's 11 rounds, so there is plenty of great chess to be played.

Here's a link to the official tournament site. Chessbase also has a good round one report.

Last but not least, the participant list...

Caruana
Grischuk
Nakamura
Gelfand
Dominguez
Ponomariov
Wang Hao
Giri
Ivanchuk
Bacrot
Fressinet
Tomashevsky
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:21 AM   #2
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Re: Paris 2013 - FIDE Grand Prix

Thanks for this. Was having withdrawls sine the Sinquecup. Fun games despite the draws yesterday.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:30 AM   #3
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No kidding. That Nakamura-Tomashevsky game was just nuts.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:04 AM   #4
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No live webshow?
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:27 AM   #5
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Found it! Looked like a banner to me. http://livegames.fide.com/paris2013/live_video.html
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:17 PM   #6
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Another fun draw by Naka today. He reminds me of Bent Larson dragging out old, out of favor opening and bringing new life to them. Really keeps opponents on their toes.
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I'm really enjoying Sergey Tiviakov's commentary: first rate game analysis combined with painfully awkward press conferences. His post-match conversation with Nakamura was a classic.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:27 AM   #8
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hehe yea. the only thing that slightly annoys me are the "and he plays this move which i saw immediately, but it took him twenty minutes to play it" comments
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:40 AM   #9
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Grischuk-Caruana could get interesting with the reversed KIA
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Does reversed KIA = KID?

I haven't seen the game, just being a jerk
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:51 AM   #11
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Does reversed KIA = KID?

I haven't seen the game, just being a jerk
i saw that one coming, smartass
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:59 AM   #12
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Hahahahah
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:34 PM   #13
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Re: Paris 2013 - FIDE Grand Prix

With round four completed, here are the OVERALL Grand Prix standings, if grand prix points were to be awarded for this leg based on the current Paris standings. Remember, the top two qualify for the Candidate's Tournament (this WILL be Topalov and Mamedyarov, unless Caruana or Grischuk wins a *clear* first place, no ties, in the current event, in which case they would supplant Mamedyarov. Doesn't look likely for Grischuk right now, but Caruana's still in the running.) Additionally, third place becomes the first alternate for the Candidate's Tournament, should one of the eight qualifiers be unable to play (see speculation about Anand retiring if he loses to Carlsen, among other ways the alternate could become relevant):

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Old 09-30-2013, 02:45 PM   #14
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I think Ivanchuk flagged in an equal position against Nakamura today, round 8. Oh, Chucky.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:56 PM   #15
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Yeah, that free half point is a total beating for Caruana. In other news, I think 2/2 or 2.5/3 puts Naka over 2800.
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