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Old 07-31-2021, 12:58 AM   #7426
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Was frustrating for Shankland, it's like what the hell more do you have to do, to beat these guys like Karjakin. Great run for him though.
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Old 08-04-2021, 11:50 AM   #7427
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As I suspected, Duda beat Magnus, great job by him and Karjakin into the Candidates.

Kinda miss the days of Interzonals though!
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Old 08-16-2021, 07:47 AM   #7428
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http://chess-results.com/tnr570470.a...=11&turdet=YES

I am still capable of winning some chess tournament, who could have thought?!
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Old 08-16-2021, 08:08 AM   #7429
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I am still capable of winning some chess tournament, who could have thought?!
Damn, that Tautvydas guy is good!

Not so good at puzzles, but can't have it all .
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Old 08-16-2021, 02:50 PM   #7430
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Shankland confirmed participating in the classical portion of St. Louis starting tomorrow.

Good that most of you seem to like him as well, because I've heard negative sentiments about him mroe than once. He's among my favourite players and I always want to see him do well.

He came this close to qualifying for the next Candidates, too.
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Old 08-20-2021, 02:35 PM   #7431
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Shankland confirmed participating in the classical portion of St. Louis starting tomorrow.

Good that most of you seem to like him as well, because I've heard negative sentiments about him more than once. He's among my favourite players and I always want to see him do well.
There's kind of a Hellmuth-like quality to him; he's kind of a jerk, but it's caused more by him being generally socially clueless and awkward and narcissistic than him actually being a bad guy.
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Old 08-20-2021, 08:44 PM   #7432
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I saw him play a blitz match on cam with GM Daniel Naroditsky on Twitch some months back.

He seemed good natured and appeared to be having fun (albeit while losing the match).
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Old 08-21-2021, 02:47 AM   #7433
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i'd love to hear some stories about SS
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Old 08-21-2021, 09:49 AM   #7434
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Old 08-21-2021, 03:43 PM   #7435
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He once shared my blog post from chess.com on his Facebook and said something along the lines of “I don’t usually share blogs but this one is good”, which felt really nice and is is still one of the highlights of my life when it comes to chess. Sadly I cannot locate it anymore, as I am not friends with him on Facebook and the only reason I found out is because someone told me and shared a screenshot (or maybe posted here, I don’t remember).
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Old 08-22-2021, 05:37 PM   #7436
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He once shared my blog post from chess.com on his Facebook and said something along the lines of “I don’t usually share blogs but this one is good”, which felt really nice and is is still one of the highlights of my life when it comes to chess. Sadly I cannot locate it anymore, as I am not friends with him on Facebook and the only reason I found out is because someone told me and shared a screenshot (or maybe posted here, I don’t remember).
You could +friend him and ask him if he remembers. Good chance he does, and you can congratulate him on his deep run in the World Cup!
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Old 08-23-2021, 09:20 PM   #7437
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Holy cow! I got invited to join the Champions Chess Tour broadcast between the 13th and 14th rounds of the next tournament (this next Monday), to talk about people's odds of reaching the knockout stage!
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Old 08-23-2021, 10:08 PM   #7438
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Old 08-24-2021, 02:34 AM   #7439
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Amazing, BJJ! Will be tuning in for sure
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Old 08-24-2021, 09:41 AM   #7440
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Holy cow! I got invited to join the Champions Chess Tour broadcast between the 13th and 14th rounds of the next tournament (this next Monday), to talk about people's odds of reaching the knockout stage!
Awwww, yeah!

Fingers crossed you become a regular!!
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Old 08-28-2021, 12:58 PM   #7441
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Magnus livestreaming on Twitch in a hot tub while playing in a bullet titled arena is possibly peak chess
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Old 09-02-2021, 10:31 PM   #7442
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anyone know what happened to chessexplained's youtube page? did he make an announcement of quitting at some point?
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Old 09-05-2021, 03:52 PM   #7443
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Vlad, it was a good run.
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Old 09-11-2021, 04:44 PM   #7444
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Got to play a nice little classic checkmate in a casual game today as Black.

White is castled none of those pieces or pawns have moved. Material is even, I'm fianchettoed, Qd4, Rc2, Bg7, Kh8 he's got his pawn on b7 and Q on a6 [and N somewhere queenside].

Got to play Rxf2 pawn, RxR, Qd1 check, Rf1, Bishop moves from g7 for the first time in the game for the winning d4 check [Kh1 QxR mate].

To spot the pattern instantly in a casual game was great for me.
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Old 09-24-2021, 05:54 AM   #7445
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can american betting apps be convinced into offering betting on chess? i'm doubting there will be anything for the WCC.
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Old 09-24-2021, 06:10 AM   #7446
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I'd say there's prolly at least a 33% chance American betting apps will have something for the WCC.

Maybe as high as 45%. Basically AK vs QQ.
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Old 09-24-2021, 06:22 AM   #7447
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I'd say there's prolly at least a 33% chance American betting apps will have something for the WCC.

Maybe as high as 45%. Basically AK vs QQ.
good news. alireza is still young enough to wager everything on maggz.
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Old 09-24-2021, 07:49 AM   #7448
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good news. alireza is still young enough to wager everything on maggz.

Smart money is likely on Nepo but I can’t bring myself to bet against Maggzy Bogues.
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Old 09-25-2021, 01:50 PM   #7449
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Smart money is likely on Nepo but I can’t bring myself to bet against Maggzy Bogues.
This.
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Old 09-30-2021, 11:06 AM   #7450
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-345/+267 is the current sharp line.

Def not wagering the fave at those prices.
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