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Old 11-10-2018, 09:39 AM   #26
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

I'm probably not going to watch all of those, but as a general recommendation:

Yermolinsky is always worth a watch. As is Daniel King. Like him or hate him, I happen to like Kingscrusher. And you can't possibly go wrong with Jerry or John B.

So take your pick, I guess.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:48 PM   #27
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

Ya'll sleeping on Grischuk. His commentary is elite. If they could do Leko, Svidler, and Grischuk I think my head would explode. This might actually happen when Giri joins them later - I've never heard him do commentary but the result with Grischuk also commentating could be epic.
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:19 PM   #28
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I'm probably not going to watch all of those, but as a general recommendation:

Yermolinsky is always worth a watch. As is Daniel King. Like him or hate him, I happen to like Kingscrusher. And you can't possibly go wrong with Jerry or John B.

So take your pick, I guess.


I’m a huge fan of GM Daniel King’s videos.
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:26 AM   #29
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

One time, at a poker game, I was out smoking talking with THE HUGE fish, and he said something very profound about poker:

I never thought I was good, I just enjoy playing the game

That's how I feel about chess

I love that I know just enough about chess to realize that when I watch breakdowns of these games,

that there exists a deeper, more fundamental understanding of how the game works that I may only hope to achieve by chipping away at it in pieces as I learn more about the game, and myself.

All the other 1400-somethings on my free chess app need to WATCH OUT!

That said, I think Magnus has GOT this.
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:34 AM   #30
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

well put.

I know enough about chess to know that I know nothing about it. it pisses me off a little, even. but I need another all-consuming pastime like I need a damn hole in my head.

thanks for posting those videos tho, gonna watch a couple, seems like it’d be interesting to hear different perspectives on the same moves...
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:46 AM   #31
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2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

wiper,

Chess need not be all consuming.

There is a great quote:

“Chess is a sea where a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe.”

An amateur can enjoy chess in small doses when he/she desires while a master can dive into chess’s complexities frequently.
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One time, at a poker game, I was out smoking talking with THE HUGE fish, and he said something very profound about poker:

I never thought I was good, I just enjoy playing the game

That's how I feel about chess

I love that I know just enough about chess to realize that when I watch breakdowns of these games,

that there exists a deeper, more fundamental understanding of how the game works that I may only hope to achieve by chipping away at it in pieces as I learn more about the game, and myself.

All the other 1400-somethings on my free chess app need to WATCH OUT!

That said, I think Magnus has GOT this.

Go get ‘em TJ!

Remember: LPDO!

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Old 11-11-2018, 12:58 AM   #32
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

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One time, at a poker game, I was out smoking talking with THE HUGE fish, and he said something very profound about poker:

I never thought I was good, I just enjoy playing the game

That's how I feel about chess
1) Me too, and I'm terrible at chess
2) EXACTLY this is why vegas nits berating the fish are such retards.
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:21 AM   #33
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:55 AM   #34
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

I guarantee that Magnus will not lose today.
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:57 PM   #35
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

If Fabi cant convert these opening advantages past the early middle game than he is dead in water.

These are now 2 games where tactically he cannot match carlsen past his home prep.

Fabi is arguably the best defensive player in the world but I cant see how he converts a game without taking sharper lines.

Game 2 he clearly played for a draw and g3 quickly lost his opening edge and held.

The issue is that he cant go all petrosian because he would get slaughtered in blitz/rapid as carlsen has like 200 elo on him off the top of my head.

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Old 11-12-2018, 06:08 PM   #36
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This isnt to say Fabi isnt a worthy challenger as many super GMs would not have held against carlsen. It's just that I feel like Mamedyarov or the ilk would have shorter odds as stylistically he matches up better.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:19 PM   #37
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

Considering the propensity for draws in high level chess I feel like 12 games are not enough to decide the world champion. It could easily end up with 11 draws and 1 win for either Carlsen or Caruana. Maybe it should be 24 games as it has been in the past although I understand that is a grueling experience for the players.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:29 PM   #38
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Considering the propensity for draws in high level chess I feel like 12 games are not enough to decide the world champion. It could easily end up with 11 draws and 1 win for either Carlsen or Caruana. Maybe it should be 24 games as it has been in the past although I understand that is a grueling experience for the players.
Given the propensity for draws I feel like 24 games are not enough to decide the world champion. It could easily up with 23 draws and 1 win for either Carlsen or Caurana. Maybe it should be 48 games as it has been in the past although I understand that is a grueling experience for the players.

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Old 11-12-2018, 06:44 PM   #39
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

Caruana has to keep doing what he is doing at least until game 8. If it’s all draws by that time then he will probably have to take a chance with sharper lines.
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:45 PM   #40
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Considering the propensity for draws in high level chess I feel like 12 games are not enough to decide the world champion. It could easily end up with 11 draws and 1 win for either Carlsen or Caruana. Maybe it should be 24 games as it has been in the past although I understand that is a grueling experience for the players.


I agree 1000% that 12 rounds is def too short of a match.
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:49 PM   #41
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I personally would have absolutely nothing against a good, old fashioned unlimited match, first to six wins, draws don't count. I also realise that this is not feasible in today's chess world, but the slugfest would be fun to watch for sure.

12 games is definitely too short, though.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:49 PM   #42
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I personally would have absolutely nothing against a good, old fashioned unlimited match, first to six wins, draws don't count. I also realise that this is not feasible in today's chess world, but the slugfest would be fun to watch for sure.

12 games is definitely too short, though.


First to six wins is ideal for everyone except

- the organizers
- the players

Kasparov and Karpov were nearly literally killing each other in their first marathon match.
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Like I said, I'd enjoy the slugfest, yet am 100% aware of the fact that it can't and won't happen any more in this day and age.
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Why is it only to the best of 12? Im surprised that 12 is what makes the most money.
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:04 PM   #45
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Kasparov and Karpov were nearly literally killing each other in their first marathon match.
Yes...and no. If you go back and look at the games from their first match there were a lot of 20-25 move draws.

FWIW, I see the entire World Championship Cycle as just a 2-year long tournament/match series, like the Grand Chess Tour. The worshiping of the title feels more fetish than sport to me. Since this is not the 1920s, we don't need a series to tell us who the best player is. We can already do that easily with ELO ratings.

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Old 11-12-2018, 11:11 PM   #46
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Re: 2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

I'm going to make a bold prediction and say we get a decisive game tomorrow.
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:11 PM   #47
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I feel like 16 is a good balance between a reasonable time frame and enough meat for a match to be played
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Yes...and no. If you go back and look at the games from their first match there were a lot of 20-25 move draws.

FWIW, I see the entire World Championship Cycle as just a 2-year long tournament/match series, like the Grand Chess Tour. The worshiping of the title feels more fetish than sport to me. Since this is not the 1920s, we don't need a series to tell us who the best player is. We can already do that easily with ELO ratings.


I meant strictly from a physical standpoint.

They stopped the match mainly for concern over the players’ health.

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At the press conference at which he announced his decision, Campomanes cited the health of the two players, which had been put under strain by the length of the match, despite that both Karpov and Kasparov stated that they would prefer the match to continue. Karpov had lost 10kg (22lb) over the course of the match.
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Fabiano just declined to comment on the video in the presser.
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