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Old 03-14-2018, 04:12 PM   #76
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Has he resigned? He's got one legal move but the chess24 board isn't updating.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:13 PM   #77
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Never mind. It did, just as I had posted.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:34 PM   #78
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Kramnik self rabbit'd himself

2018 Candidates Thread

I haven't seen a worse choke job since Jimmy Smith in 8 Mile.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:47 PM   #79
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Pawns are sweaty?
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:00 PM   #80
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Knees weak, arms are heavy
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:51 AM   #81
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That game alone makes the entire tournament worth it. Maybe they are on to something with this "winner take all" structure.
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Old 03-15-2018, 01:28 PM   #82
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Looks like Candidates Aronian is showing up early in this one. JFC, hard to watch that guy play in the candidates.

Perhaps Caruana has the best nerves this year? Well, I guess Ding has good nerves so far but can't get a decent position so it may not matter.

I couldn't imagine being an Armenian and rooting for him over these years. Holy crap.
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Old 03-18-2018, 02:57 PM   #83
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Caruana ships another insane win with black! Kids running away with this
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:49 PM   #84
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Caruana can't be stopped.

He won't be stopped.

Fabiano: I'M COMING FOR YOU MAGNUS!!!!
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Old 03-18-2018, 09:03 PM   #85
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Thank goodness. Makes the So loss not so bad. TBH I felt Caruana played the best two years ago. Karjakin was a decent amount luckier. Caruana seems clearly superior of the two in general, though. However, Magnus might take the match seriously and smoke him.
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:54 PM   #86
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Excited for Fabi but there's still a long ways to go.

Looks like a very draw-y day.
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:36 PM   #87
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Looking forward to Kramnik's presser tonight.

"OK, white has an extra pawn, but surely only black can be better here."
"I was pressing the whole time"
"It seemed almost mating at one point."

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Old 03-19-2018, 03:48 PM   #88
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LOL
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:49 PM   #89
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"I sacrificed the pawn on h6 for initiative. I was winning at that point."
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:58 PM   #90
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Svidler in the live broadcast just now: "By miracle the two pawns on the seventh actually win."
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Old 03-19-2018, 05:13 PM   #91
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I was rooting for Kramnik and Aronian this tournament, so the last couple days haven't exactly been great. Oh well, now I have to root for Caruana since I'm hoping for good chess in the match.
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:28 PM   #92
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lol - tweeted by the chessbrahs

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Old 03-19-2018, 07:34 PM   #93
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Oh well, now I have to root for Caruana since I'm hoping for good chess in the match.
What about Mamedyarov? Currently in 2nd place and he had a pretty good showing at the recent Tata Steel Masters.
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:35 PM   #94
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Just saw that. So good. It's like he's completely lost all objectivity. Every game now he makes very impractical decisions and Svidler isn't even attempting to rationalize or guess at the reason I g behind them any longer.
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:20 PM   #95
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:19 PM   #96
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I'm rooting for Mamedyarov. It's not what is right in a "historical" sense, but I think it would produce the most fun chess on average. His performance rating in classical games over the past year has been second only to Carlsen, over a big sample too, so it's also clear that he has elevated his game from that "fringes of the top ten" level to a true "in the mix for #2" shared with a half-dozen others.

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Old 03-19-2018, 11:46 PM   #97
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Karjakin - Mamedyarov seemed like a pre-arranged draw to me.
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:28 AM   #98
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:08 AM   #99
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kramnik is like russia’s donald trump

Anastasiya was nearly in tears ffs
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:58 AM   #100
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Kramnik: I probably have a perpetual
Grischuk: No :: waves hand 🤚:: I mate with Rh8+

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL Kramnik the malcontent troll
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