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Old 12-15-2018, 04:22 PM   #6976
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Magnus is currently playing chess and Despacito live:

https://www.twitch.tv/maskenissen
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Old 12-19-2018, 07:06 PM   #6977
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I glanced at the top ten players born since 2000. Iranian kids are in spots 1, 5, and 10. And the one in 10th place (Tabatabaei) just tied for first place with Wei Yi and Le Quang Liem at the Asian Continental Championships so will pop up over 2600 and would move to 7th on the list if those were live ratings.

Maghsoodloo was tied for 4th, half a point back, and Firouzja tied for 12th at one point off the lead. Both ratings held steady.

What I'm saying is that I feel the article I wrote a few years ago about the promising future of Iranian chess has held up well
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:05 AM   #6978
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World Rapid and Blitz Championships kicks off in less than an hour!

Hype!
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Old 12-26-2018, 10:07 AM   #6979
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Wow... that was embarrasing... There's always the blitz, Magnus...
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Old 12-26-2018, 11:45 AM   #6980
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What's a good site to follow the championship?
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Old 12-26-2018, 02:57 PM   #6981
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Can't give recommendations for sites unfortunately - here in Norway we're lucky enough to get stellar coverage from our biggest tv-station.

It's accessible online (nrk.no) if you use a vpn that puts you in Norway, but obv the commentary and analysis and all that stuff will be in Norwegian.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:29 PM   #6982
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Live stream is here
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9B...RFHTT1BIBWvStQ
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:55 PM   #6983
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Just noticed there are a bunch of Saudi's with an 1800 rating in this event and even one 1600 player. How much money are they pouring into this thing?
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:51 AM   #6984
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The event is called the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championship. The Saudis pay for everything
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Old 12-28-2018, 11:23 PM   #6985
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And speaking of those Iranian kids, how about Firouzja t-6 at the World Rapids! I wonder if he can put up a strong performance in the blitz too?
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:17 AM   #6986
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Apart from ironing out some kinks, this might be the best thing that happened to chess in a long while IMO: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/big...andidates-spot

What a bloodbath it is going to be!!!!
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:31 PM   #6987
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Hopefully. I'm sure they will all find a way to draw their way to victory somehow lol.
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:04 AM   #6988
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One massive problem I see is how to motivate the players who will lose their chance to compete for first. Back in the day interzonals (which this basically is) awarded like 10 places, so even the guys who started slow could get in through a good finish, which now obviously won't be the case. So I guess they have to have like a ton of monetary prizes, starting with something like 70th place or so, and then increasing every 10 places up to like top40, then every 5 places up to like top20, and then maybe increasing with each spot. Or something like that. Else after like 3 rounds half of the tournament will have only rating to play for...
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:51 AM   #6989
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Yeah. It's also pretty unclear where a few of the invites are going to come from. I guess they will still run a Grand Prix? Seems they could make a couple more part of the swiss or maybe run a few swiss tournaments. That would be so much more fun than the Grand Prix, which was pretty awful.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:13 PM   #6990
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I was analyzing a recent game, when all of a sudden the evaluation made a huge shift.


White to move and gain an advantage.

I would have never figured it out behind the board.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:28 PM   #6991
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Had to cheat. That's hard to spot. Hint below:

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Old 01-20-2019, 06:42 AM   #6992
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:33 AM   #6993
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:53 AM   #6994
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What sort of variance is there in bullet chess, I'm routinly going on 200 point swinghs in both directions. Practically every day.


Also has anybody tried out puzzle rush? I tried it but given I'm a free account with 1 go a day I've only managed a 34 so far
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Old 01-23-2019, 12:19 PM   #6995
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Whoa, 34? Damn. Nice!

Reminded me to try it again. 26 (missing 1 problem), an all-time highest score.

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Old 01-23-2019, 12:49 PM   #6996
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I started playing Puzzle Rush last week. First try was 13, now I am up to 20. I can play multiple times a day despite only having a free account.

I don't think it helps with tactics per se but I think it might improve board vision. How can the king be mated? Is there a hanging piece? Any forks/double attacks available? Any discovered attack? etc.
I am usually very slow recognizing these things but Puzzle Rush forces you to consciously look for them.
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Old 01-23-2019, 02:16 PM   #6997
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Recently discovered PR and it's fun even though I suck at it -- my best is 12. I think the first time it let me play like 5 times but since then only once a day on my free account.

I recommend checking out Hikaru on Twitch just to hear his thinking process and see how fast he solves them. I watched him do a 55 once and I'm not even sure that was his best.
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Old 01-23-2019, 02:29 PM   #6998
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Hmmm, haven't played on chess.com in over a year I think.

Just got 20 on first try at puzzle rush, and went a bit slower than necessary at the beginning expecting some trickery that wasn't there.
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:06 PM   #6999
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The puzzles get progressively harder. I haven't got past 24 yet.
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:17 PM   #7000
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Shack is getting smothered at Tata Steel.
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