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  1. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    15 Aug '16 00:29
    So wins with 5.5/9. Topolov could have tied him, but he butchered what looked like a fairly routine win in a R & P ending where he was a pawn up, and only drew. Next up the Olympiad and the Carlsen-Karjakin WCC match here in New York in November.
  2. 15 Aug '16 18:12
    Hi Sundown,

    In the Topalov - Aronian game here. White to play.



    Apparently Aronian said if White had played 64.Kc5 instead of 65.Ra3+
    then he would have resigned. Both lines are known book draws.
    We were close to seeing a top ten player resigning in a drawn position
    and thus forcing a play-off with Topalov and Wes So.

    It looks like Aronian missed if 65.Kc5 he has 65...Ra7.

    The Winning line Aronian possibly saw.



    The drawing line

  3. 17 Aug '16 13:36
    In case you have missed it. This sum up of the tournament is brilliant.

    YouTube

    A wonderful rant about the state of top level chess.
  4. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    20 Aug '16 19:16
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    In case you have missed it. This sum up of the tournament is brilliant.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0sd9F_uhDQ

    A wonderful rant about the state of top level chess.
    Quite a rant! But how would have Jan held up playing those guys? He is like 150 points behind that bunch.