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04-06-2024 , 06:07 PM
spent 1hr collectively on two moves, found the 46th best move for each
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04-07-2024 , 07:57 AM


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04-07-2024 , 10:58 AM
poor nijat
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04-07-2024 , 01:05 PM
nijat is going to cheat his way to victory today ending my hopes of winning this
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04-07-2024 , 01:06 PM
whatever happened to niemann?
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04-08-2024 , 02:46 AM
was blacklisted / semi-blacklisted from big events for a while and a few months ago he trashed a hotel room in St. Louis so the chess club there banned him for events for a year.


Personally I love his brand of interesting / fighting chess (I also own his Chessable Lifetime Repertoire Jobava London course) and would like to see him face off against the world's best.
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04-08-2024 , 03:01 AM
Nepo in Candidates is just different
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04-08-2024 , 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by rickroll
whatever happened to niemann?
Basically high level chess is rogged. Most of the elite tournaments are by invitation only, and especially during the cheating allegations, when Magnus wouldn't even play with Hans, Hans couldn't get invited to anything. It was a one-man blackballing instigated by the champ. As a result, he kept having to play in open tournaments. The rating system is designed around playing at your level, and playing all these randos tanked Hans's rating. That and the lawsuit caused stress, and that didn't help either.

Magnus blackballing Hans was likely worse than it seemed, since there's a decent chance that an stock swap was involved in the Chess.com acquisition of Play Magnus, leaving Magnus with an ongoing interest in Chess.com, and Chess.com with an ongoing interest in keeping Magnus on side.

Hans was obviously helped by the settlement with Magnus and Chess.com. But now his biggest problem is that Rex Sinquefield or someone in his inner circle apparently hates his guts, and his St. Louis Chess Club empire is now blackballing Hans. The pretext is that he trashed a hotel room once, but that doesn't really seem to stand up to scrutiny. Hans is neither the first, nor the last, elite GM to trash a room or otherwise lash out stupidly.

So Hans is now shut out of the elite North American chess events, and is having to travel around the world more than a player like him would normally have to.
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04-08-2024 , 01:16 PM
sounds like we should get the 2p2 overlords to sponsor a vegas based chess cup
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04-08-2024 , 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by PaxiFixi
Nepo in Candidates is just different
Yeah that was a brilliant game yesterday
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04-08-2024 , 02:08 PM
why does wikipedia not show russian flag? is that a chess thing or wiki thing?

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04-08-2024 , 02:15 PM
nvm i found it
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04-09-2024 , 10:41 AM
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04-09-2024 , 08:35 PM
quitting gambling
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04-10-2024 , 04:17 PM
Firouzja may be getting his ass kicked, but his fashion is on point!
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04-10-2024 , 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Unguarded
Firouzja may be getting his ass kicked, but his fashion is on point!
Yep. Firouzja is 2850 ELO in fashion minimum.
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