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  1. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    09 Apr '18 17:14
    He just won the Greinke tournament, a full point ahead of Carlsen.
  2. 11 Apr '18 02:50
    I'll have to start reviewing his games!
  3. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    11 Apr '18 13:04
    I think Carlsen has been put on notice that he'd better be at his very best when he faces Fabiano for the title later this year. Magnus tends to underestimate his opponents at times.
  4. 12 Apr '18 11:30
    Carlsen will not be under estimating Fabiano who like Karjakin and himself were prodigies.

    Carlsen was the only top player who tipped Karjakin would win the 2016 candidates
    which resulted in 12-12 tied W.C. match.

    This time he said Fabiano was most likely to be his challenger.

    I think Fabiano has a better chance than Karjakin but it all depends on Carlsen.
    At his best he is unbeatable and could win two, three games on the trot. When he
    is off form he does not seem to able to play bad chess well or accept he is off form.

    Most likely some kind of pay-back from the chess gods. You will be brilliant but
    sometimes...just sometimes, you will make a blunder.

    Caruana has to be there when the 'sometimes' happen and spot it.
  5. 13 Apr '18 06:17
    Originally posted by @greenpawn34
    Carlsen will not be under estimating Fabiano who like Karjakin and himself were prodigies.

    Carlsen was the only top player who tipped Karjakin would win the 2016 candidates
    which resulted in 12-12 tied W.C. match.

    This time he said Fabiano was most likely to be his challenger.

    I think Fabiano has a better chance than Karjakin but it all depen ...[text shortened]... , you will make a blunder.

    Caruana has to be there when the 'sometimes' happen and spot it.
    It will be interesting to see how long Carlsen, Fabiano and Karjakin stay at or near the top of the chess world. Getting to that point is difficult, staying there is even more so.
  6. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    13 Apr '18 08:58
    Originally posted by @greenpawn34
    Most likely some kind of pay-back from the chess gods. You will be brilliant but
    sometimes...just sometimes, you will make a blunder.

    Yeh that blunder against Anand in their second title match springs to mind. Even i spotted that!
  7. 13 Apr '18 13:12
    Hi Marin,

    That is why I added: "Caruana has to be there when the 'sometimes' happen and spot it."

    Anand missed it because he did not expect it. In the game Carlsen won v Karjakin
    to take it to tie breaks. He left Karjakin with a shot on.

    Carlsen - Karjakin, Game 10, World Championship 2016.


    20...Nxf2+ leads to either a perpetual or a Black plus if White to wriggle out of it.

  8. 13 Apr '18 13:16
    Hi mchill,

    Apart ofrm the the three mentioned there are quite a few good young players knocking about.
    Giri, Wes So, Ding Liren, MVL, Yu Yangyi , Nepo,
    and Wei Yi and Duda (both still in their teens and both in the top 30)
  9. Subscriber ogb
    14 Apr '18 06:30
    Originally posted by @greenpawn34
    Hi mchill,

    Apart ofrm the the three mentioned there are quite a few good young players knocking about.
    Giri, Wes So, Ding Liren, MVL, Yu Yangyi , Nepo,
    and Wei Yi and Duda (both still in their teens and both in the top 30)
    what about Hou Yifan? some players think females aren't any good !!