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11-24-2021 , 07:03 PM
Hapless American looking to bet on the WCC:

“If Magnus to win at 3-1, I'll wager as small as $300 to win $100, or a bit larger if desired. (Not sure my Max tbh but $3K is ballpark.)

Considering there's bright guys making lines itt, it'd be a shame if nobody wanted action. I'm letting All-inMcLovin negotiate if it comes to it.”

PM me for details of the heavy hitter who wants to bet on the WCC!

Serious inquiries only.

Last edited by All-inMcLovin; 11-24-2021 at 07:13 PM. Reason: and I do mean Serious.
11-25-2021 , 02:13 PM
11-26-2021 , 07:13 PM
Interesting game for the first 20 or so moves. Wasn't impressed with Carlsen until Nepo slipped a bit and let him wreck his Kside structure.
11-27-2021 , 05:07 PM
11-27-2021 , 08:58 PM
He should have said " I literally don't care".

11-29-2021 , 09:17 PM
If Carlsen played Anand now, and Carlsen had the normal amount of time for his moves, but Anand had, say, one week for his, and if by some quirk Carlsen was unable to think about the position during Anand's thinking time, who would be more likely to win?
11-30-2021 , 01:26 PM
Anand. I assume you're adding a quirk where Anand is thinking about the position but can't use engine or anything else?
11-30-2021 , 02:17 PM
If engines are allowed I'll even take me over Carlsen
11-30-2021 , 03:02 PM
Anand simply has more thinking time. No computers.

Another question. Is it illegal for a player to write anything down during a game, other than what moves have been played? Or using a pocket set to aid visualization?

Another question. What measures are in place to prevent Carlsen or Nepo having a device via which an outsider with a computer can communicate with them?
11-30-2021 , 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by lastcardcharlie *** Chess Low Content Thread ***
Anand simply has more thinking time. No computers.

Another question. Is it illegal for a player to write anything down during a game, other than what moves have been played? Or using a pocket set to aid visualization?
Both of those are illegal. If Anand has to follow these rules in your scenario as well, he's not going to be able to do 40x more analysis than Carlsen, even though he has about 40x more clock time. There will be diminishing returns. He would spend a larger proportion of his extra time just trying to keep his thoughts organized. But I think it's enough that he can never really get into time pressure, and never has to cut his analysis short due to time constraints, to make him the favorite.

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Originally Posted by lastcardcharlie *** Chess Low Content Thread ***
Another question. What measures are in place to prevent Carlsen or Nepo having a device via which an outsider with a computer can communicate with them?
I'm not sure, but metal detectors have been used in chess tournaments before.
12-01-2021 , 10:48 AM
This is going to be 14 draws, isn't it?
12-01-2021 , 11:01 AM
Yes, and then Magnus crushes him in blitz.
12-01-2021 , 06:27 PM
Carlsen wins because Anand is past it and the law of diminishing returns kicks in very fast after not much more time than the current limits.
12-02-2021 , 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by sixfour *** Chess Low Content Thread ***
This is going to be 14 draws, isn't it?
Unless they choose to play some opening neither team would have studied beforehand.
12-03-2021 , 11:41 AM
ooh, q vs 2r action
12-03-2021 , 03:21 PM
Don't know if this is winnable, but it's one of the most interesting endgames I've seen in awhile.
12-03-2021 , 04:15 PM
Perfect game for Magnus - he just grinds it down, never tires and wears his opponent out.
12-03-2021 , 04:15 PM
The moral of this game: More pieces beats fewer pieces
12-03-2021 , 05:06 PM
Magnus scores
12-03-2021 , 06:24 PM
Magnus’ reign has been long enough to age all the ex champions and pseudo fide speed champions.
12-04-2021 , 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by TimM *** Chess Low Content Thread ***
Fun fact: In KK3 and KK5, Kasparov clinched the title by scoring 12 points after 23 games, yet the 24th game was still played in both cases. (There were no tie breaks, the champion retained the title in a 12-12 tie.
the reason for that was that in case of a 12-12 tie, the prizemoney would have been split 50-50. So they didnt play for the title at that point, but for money
12-05-2021 , 12:28 AM
Just wanted to say as a casual observer( by some super inclusive criteria I could be considered non casual) I really enjoyed following game 6. Really illustrates Magnuses greatest strength to bleed out wins in tough endgames. What a champ.
12-05-2021 , 12:41 PM
And thatís a wrap
12-05-2021 , 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by bip! *** Chess Low Content Thread ***
And thatís a wrap

Ian was on straight bajunky tilt.
Yesterday , 12:08 PM
Nepo's current probability of becoming world champion:

      
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