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Old 03-20-2018, 11:53 AM   #101
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18 moves in against Karjakin, Kramnik already clearly winning again.
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:48 PM   #102
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Looking good for another Fabi win!
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:07 PM   #103
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this is looking like a tough one to convert imo
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:20 PM   #104
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Going to be a lot tougher since he missed Rd2
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:26 PM   #105
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rough man. Missed another win. Time pressure is real
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:37 PM   #106
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looks like its drawn officially now.

Mamedyarov-Caruana tomorrow HYPE
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:39 PM   #107
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:46 PM   #108
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Damn, Fabi probably just ran out of gas. Well, they both did, but man he got really close there. I remember this somewhat happening two years ago, that Caruana did really well but probably didn't convert as many games as he could have, especially compared to Karjakin converting absolutely every sliver he came across in that tournament.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:47 AM   #109
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Fabi-Mamedyarov starting off pretty crazy for a game that could determine the whole thing
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:48 PM   #110
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Shakh - Fabi has been quite crazy for a Catalan, PogChamp!
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Old 03-22-2018, 03:23 PM   #111
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Coming home, checking results. How the **** does a Super GM blunder like I usually do? And with 30 seconds increment, too?
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Old 03-22-2018, 03:27 PM   #112
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Been a tough couple of weeks for Aronian. :/
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:17 PM   #113
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Coming home, checking results. How the **** does a Super GM blunder like I usually do? And with 30 seconds increment, too?


He choked harder than Papa Doc in the final rap battle vs B Rabbit.

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Old 03-24-2018, 01:50 PM   #114
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Please don't let Karjakin win this again
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Old 03-24-2018, 01:52 PM   #115
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WTF
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Old 03-24-2018, 02:04 PM   #116
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I liked Karjakin, but I really don't want the same match. Anyone else would be preferable. It is so tight. The last two rounds promise to be interesting.
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Old 03-24-2018, 02:15 PM   #117
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I swear to god, if Karjakin wins again, Carlsen better prepares some crazy lines in the Evans Gambit or something similar.

Otherwise my viewing interest will most likely go way down as the match (and the Ruy draws) progresses.
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Old 03-24-2018, 02:21 PM   #118
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5 players within half a point. Going to be an insane last couple of rounds.
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Old 03-24-2018, 02:27 PM   #119
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I was considering a trip to London for the championship, and I still might go if Karjakin wins, but I will be a little less interested.
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Old 03-24-2018, 02:31 PM   #120
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Well, the one redeeming factor would be that I'd have hardcore rooting interest. I really like Carlsen, but I wouldn't be opposed to a dethroning by someone like Caruana, Mamedyarov, or Aronian (). If Karjakin challenges, though, I'll be 100% Carlsen.
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Old 03-24-2018, 05:27 PM   #121
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What a grease dumpster fire. Caruana is playing the best again and going to lose on tiebreaks again. Karjakin has some sort of horseshoe up his butt and everyone around him seems to crumble when stakes are high. Karjakin just isn't that good. Someone please overtake him.
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Old 03-24-2018, 05:42 PM   #122
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Exchange sacrifices are the nuts of chess.
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:46 PM   #123
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What a grease dumpster fire. Caruana is playing the best again and going to lose on tiebreaks again. Karjakin has some sort of horseshoe up his butt and everyone around him seems to crumble when stakes are high. Karjakin just isn't that good. Someone please overtake him.
I like Caruana, but I wonder if he's still not ready to become the challenger. Between missing numerous chances to win against Ding and getting mauled today by Karjakin in a Petrov, I just can't see Caruana having much of a chance against Carlson.
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Old 03-25-2018, 12:30 AM   #124
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I'm not a huge Karjakin fan, but I gotta respect the comeback. I don't think it's luck. Or at least not all luck. I think he is just handling the pressure better.

I know he is not better than Magnus, but with this kind of mental toughness, he will make it very tough. He was pretty close last time. Probably going to be a nice money line available on him.

While I would also prefer another challenger, I think Karjakin probably gives Magnus the toughest match.
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Old 03-25-2018, 03:06 PM   #125
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Pretty good. The "thug life" gimmick aside, this is a fun collection of interview snippets. #2 is a lot better.




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