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  1. Subscriber ogb
    12 Dec '17 05:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @sundown316
    Caruana wins playoff 2.5-0.5
    london
  2. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Dec '17 14:12
    Originally posted by @ogb
    london
    The report said Magnus won the tour. What was that, what was the tour?
  3. 12 Dec '17 14:51 / 1 edit
    The explanation of the 2017 Chess Tour is here.

    https://grandchesstour.org/2017-grand-chess-tour/2017-grand-chess-tour

    Magnus scored the most points over the 4 events he played in. He picked up $245,417.

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    Carlsen (white) in game v Nepomniachtchi proving blunders do come in pairs.
  4. Subscriber sundown316 On Vacation
    The Mighty Messenger
    12 Dec '17 18:41
    I think Magnus gets a little contemptuous of anybody rated below 2750, his play gets very sloppy at times, and sometimes he pays for it, as the Nepo game shows.
  5. Subscriber vandervelde
    medieval punk rocker
    12 Dec '17 18:48 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @sundown316
    I think Magnus gets a little contemptuous of anybody rated below 2750, his play gets very sloppy at times, and sometimes he pays for it, as the Nepo game shows.
    He was in poor position, almost lost against Michael Adams too, but he got whole point... Against Nakamura he saved lost position.
    From three lost positions, he earned 1.5 points.
    One can say - one can recognize Champion by that!
    Or - he lost stamina and elan after he'd defeated Karyakin.
  6. Subscriber ogb
    12 Dec '17 20:28
    Originally posted by @sundown316
    I think Magnus gets a little contemptuous of anybody rated below 2750, his play gets very sloppy at times, and sometimes he pays for it, as the Nepo game shows.
    it was reported that Magnus was suffering from a "head cold" when he played Nepo..Commentator GM Maurice Ashley had a hard time as Aronian told him on camera.."I'm a great player and your not" .. Magnus clearly doesn't like him as he told him "don't touch me!"..and "what do you expect from me?"