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  1. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    02 Dec '17 00:15
    The chess tournament in London started today all 5 matches were draws.

    Brother comment: Awesome
    I think that just shows infinite mastery of the game.
    There are no secrets in chess, therefore it is hard for a master to beat a master.
  2. Subscriber ogb
    02 Dec '17 06:03
    Originally posted by @rbhill
    The chess tournament in London started today all 5 matches were draws.

    Brother comment: Awesome
    I think that just shows infinite mastery of the game.
    There are no secrets in chess, therefore it is hard for a master to beat a master.
    uhh that's why there's Fischer 960 ...
  3. Subscriber ogb
    02 Dec '17 06:05
    and "live" streaming on Chess24.....
  4. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    04 Dec '17 22:31
    So far, all games drawn thru Round 3.
  5. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    04 Dec '17 23:57
    Originally posted by @sundown316
    So far, all games drawn thru Round 3.
    The more I see stuff like this, the more I prefer big open tournaments where the elites have to prove their mettle against the lower ranks and work their way to top positions.

    When the top dogs just play each other and draw, they are merely maintaining ratings and preserving their invitations to future top closed events where the $$$ is.

    Besides, big Opens give us potential upsets, and that adds excitement to it all.
  6. 05 Dec '17 01:43
    I agree Paul, these super-duper tournaments are dull.

    You need two top 10, and the rest from the 2600 club.
    Then the good guys have to prove it else drop grading points.

    Opens like the Isle of Man are also good. you get Tarjan v Kramnik upsets.
  7. Subscriber ogb
    06 Dec '17 14:52
    and we have a winner !! Caruana finally gets a point...in the 4th round vs. Karjakin. Aronian came up with good idea..no draw offers until after the first time control..
  8. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 Dec '17 18:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @ogb
    and we have a winner !! Caruana finally gets a point...in the 4th round vs. Karjakin. Aronian came up with good idea..no draw offers until after the first time control..
    Wonder what would happen if all rounds all games resulted in draws? ten first place shared prize?
  9. 07 Dec '17 09:54
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    Wonder what would happen if all rounds all games resulted in draws? ten first place shared prize?
    Lowest Élő wins?
  10. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    08 Dec '17 00:34
    Loos like it's Fabiano's tournament to lose. Beat Anand in the 5th round, so he's a solid point up with 4 rounds to go.
  11. Subscriber vandervelde
    medieval punk rocker
    08 Dec '17 18:19
    In the current round, Nakamura surprised Carlsen with coffee-shop-like 8th move.
  12. Subscriber vandervelde
    medieval punk rocker
    09 Dec '17 18:37 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by @vandervelde
    In the current round, Nakamura surprised Carlsen with coffee-shop-like 8th move.
    Here in this position

    White missed last chance to win.
    He played logical 59.Rxf5
  13. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    11 Dec '17 00:59 / 1 edit
    Major upset in the 8th round-Nepo beat Carlsen. Nepo in 1st, Fabiano half a point back going into the last round.
  14. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    11 Dec '17 19:50
    Nepo and Cauana shared 1-2 at 6 points.
  15. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    11 Dec '17 21:14
    Caruana wins playoff 2.5-0.5