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Old 11-08-2018, 11:43 AM   #1
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2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

Surprised there wasn't a thread already given the hype in the chess world about this match.

Carlsen vs Caruana in London in a 12 game classic (tiebrakes if necessary). Carlsen looking for third title defense while Caruana is looking to be the first American to take the title since Bobby Fischer in 1972.

Betting odds favor Carlsen although Caruana has pulled closer over time (-200 vs +180). Who ya got? Both styles seem to favor a much better back and forth than when Carlsen faced Karjakin. Match begins tomorrow morning and lasts until the end of November.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worl...mpionship_2018
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:51 PM   #2
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

Awesome guide for the championship:

https://new.uschess.org/internationa...-championship/

Go Magnus!
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:01 PM   #3
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

Matches start 9am EST every day with every third day (for the most part) being a rest day
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:19 PM   #4
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

This ones gonna be good. I honestly don’t know who I’d tip.
Probably Magnus I guess
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:47 AM   #5
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

Go Fabi! Well, and Magnus too. Just want to see some good games.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:05 AM   #6
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

A tipsy looking Woody Harrelson flips Caruanas king over and then makes the wrong move when making the opening move

Hope Caruana isn't superstitious...
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:16 PM   #7
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

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Awesome guide for the championship:

https://new.uschess.org/internationa...-championship/

Go Magnus!

That guide help me find https://www.twitch.tv/chess which appears to have pretty good commentary.
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:40 PM   #8
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

Jerry (twitch.tv/chessnetwork) is good too.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:14 PM   #9
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

OMG - no Anastasiya Karlovich at the press conference?

Why even have a championship?!
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:34 PM   #10
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

Fantastic game 1, Carlsen had multiple moves to secure the victory but once again having problems closing while Caruana made a bunch of mistakes yet still escaped with the draw. Carlsen was almost the first champion in 37 years to take game 1 with blacks, game was decided during both players time restraints in the mid game. Looking forward to tomorrow and the rest of the match...
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:37 PM   #11
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

It's funny - I was watching without an engine and was like "hmmmm 35... Qg1 looks really good" when Carlsen was clearly better. Then Carlsen played it and I was super excited! Of course it ends up being the move that gives up his advantage lol.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:09 PM   #12
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

I got Magnus being at least +2 wins in this match.

115 moves where Magnus was the one pressing WITH BLACK is just a taste of what he has in store for Fabiano.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:11 PM   #13
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2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

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A tipsy looking Woody Harrelson flips Caruanas king over and then makes the wrong move when making the opening move

Hope Caruana isn't superstitious...


Woody Harrelson needs to be in a chess movie entitled:

White Pawns Canít Jump


Found it on youtube:


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Old 11-09-2018, 09:26 PM   #14
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

It'd be a lot more fun if they made those first moves binding.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:05 PM   #15
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

Why is Woody Harrelson there?
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2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

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Why is Woody Harrelson there?


Cuz heís ****ing awesome. LOL he def tipped the King on purpose. He must be a huge Magnus fan.

Magnus missing Rg3! to get two connected passed pawns and then be able to play Qa1 to pillage the Queenside is Just Unreal.

I fully expect him to go into Tom Brady FUUUUU mode with White tomorrow.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:13 PM   #17
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

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Why is Woody Harrelson there?
He's a friend of Magnus and happened to be nearby for some U2-concerts he wanted to attend.

So since the the hosts wanted a celebrity to to make the opening move and clearly Woody wanted a free bar, it seemed like a perfect solution for everyone but Caruana.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:18 PM   #18
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He's a friend of Magnus and happened to be nearby for some U2-concerts he wanted to attend.

So since the the hosts wanted a celebrity to to make the opening move and clearly Woody wanted a free bar, it all worked out well for everyone but Caruana.


Did you see the smile on Magnusí face when Woody tipped Fabianoís king!?!?

****ing ear to ear baby.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:18 PM   #19
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

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I got Magnus being at least +2 wins in this match.

115 moves where Magnus was the one pressing WITH BLACK is just a taste of what he has in store for Fabiano.

Iím too awful to have an opinion, but I know you, so Iím gonna roll with your take. seems accurate tho in my ignorant mind...

gonna go read more now. :-)
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:27 PM   #20
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

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Did you see the smile on Magnus’ face when Woody tipped Fabiano’s king!?!?

****ing ear to ear baby.
Yea, the smiles and eye contact between Woody and Magnus afterwards makes it pretty clear what's going on.

According to the Norwegian commentators, Magnus has visited Woody several times and is very friendly with him, so that was clearly a "you go, buddy!" from Woody

Making the wrong move afterwards was probably him just being drunk though
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:41 PM   #21
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Iím too awful to have an opinion, but I know you, so Iím gonna roll with your take. seems accurate tho in my ignorant mind...

gonna go read more now. :-)


Yeahhhhh wiper itt!!!
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:54 PM   #22
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Iím in. ;-)

I just keep my inability to play secret. Iíll be completely absorbed by this tho (okay, mostly by the commentary/breakdown, bc obv theyíre way over my head)...
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

hey all, AIMcL aside, Iíll probably have some pretty dumb questions over the next few weeks...I apologize ahead of time and just hope that youíll accommodate my less-than-intermediate inquiries...

thanks :-)
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