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    game 1 is on soon Where is everyone?
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    still watching cnn

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    Game 1 Fide World Chess Championship London 2018
    White Fabiano Caruana GM Fide 2835
    Black Magnus Carlsen GM Fide 2832

    1. e4
    c5

    2.
    Nf3
    Nc6

    3.
    Bb5
    g6

    4.
    Bxc6
    dxc6

    5.
    d3
    Bg7

    6.
    h3
    Nf6

    7.
    Nc3
    Nd7

    8.
    Be3
    e5

    9.
    O-O
    b6

    10.
    Nh2
    Nf8

    11.
    f4
    exf4

    12.
    Rxf4
    Be6

    13.
    Rf2
    h6

    14.
    Qd2
    g5

    15.
    Raf1
    Qd6

    16.
    Ng4
    O-O-O

    17.
    Nf6
    Nd7

    18.
    Nh5
    Be5

    19.
    g4
    f6

    20.
    b3
    Bf7

    21.
    Nd1
    Nf8

    22.
    Nxf6
    Ne6

    23.
    Nh5
    Bxh5

    24.
    gxh5
    Nf4

    25.
    Bxf4
    gxf4

    26.
    Rg2
    Rhg8

    27.
    Qe2
    Rxg2+

    28.
    Qxg2
    Qe6

    29.
    Nf2
    Rg8

    30.
    Ng4
    Qe8

    31.
    Qf3
    Qxh5

    32.
    Kf2
    Bc7

    33.
    Ke2
    Qg5

    34.
    Nh2
    h5

    35.
    Rf2
    Qg1

    36.
    Nf1
    h4

    37.
    Kd2
    Kb7

    38.
    c3
    Be5

    39.
    Kc2
    Qg7

    40.
    Nh2
    Bxc3

    41.
    Qxf4
    Bd4

    42.
    Qf7+
    Ka6

    43.
    Qxg7
    Rxg7

    44.
    Re2
    Rg3

    45.
    Ng4
    Rxh3

    46.
    e5
    Rf3

    47.
    e6
    Rf8

    48.
    e7
    Re8

    49.
    Nh6
    h3

    50.
    Nf5
    Bf6

    51.
    a3
    b5

    52.
    b4
    cxb4

    53.
    axb4
    Bxe7

    54.
    Nxe7
    h2

    55.
    Rxh2
    Rxe7

    56.
    Rh6
    Kb6

    57.
    Kc3
    Rd7

    58.
    Rg6
    Kc7

    59.
    Rh6
    Rd6

    60.
    Rh8
    Rg6

    61.
    Ra8
    Kb7

    62.
    Rh8
    Rg5

    63.
    Rh7+
    Kb6

    64.
    Rh6
    Rg1

    65.
    Kc2
    Rf1

    66.
    Rg6
    Rh1

    67.
    Rf6
    Rh8

    68.
    Kc3
    Ra8

    69.
    d4
    Rd8

    70.
    Rh6
    Rd7

    71.
    Rg6
    Kc7

    72.
    Rg5
    Rd6

    73.
    Rg8
    Rh6

    74.
    Ra8
    Rh3+

    75.
    Kc2
    Ra3

    76.
    Kb2
    Ra4

    77.
    Kc3
    a6

    78.
    Rh8
    Ra3+

    79.
    Kb2
    Rg3

    80.
    Kc2
    Rg5

    81.
    Rh6
    Rd5

    82.
    Kc3
    Rd6

    83.
    Rh8
    Rg6

    84.
    Kc2
    Kb7

    85.
    Kc3
    Rg3+

    86.
    Kc2
    Rg1

    87.
    Rh5
    Rg2+

    88.
    Kc3
    Rg3+

    89.
    Kc2
    Rg4

    90.
    Kc3
    Kb6

    91.
    Rh6
    Rg5

    92.
    Rf6
    Rh5

    93.
    Rg6
    Rh3+

    94.
    Kc2 -0.72 1m12s

    95.
    Kc3
    Rd5

    96.
    Rh6
    Kc7

    97.
    Rh7+
    Rd7

    98.
    Rh5
    Rd6

    99.
    Rh8
    Rg6

    100.
    Rf8
    Rg3+

    101.
    Kc2
    Ra3

    102.
    Rf7+
    Kd6

    103.
    Ra7
    Kd5

    104.
    Kb2
    Rd3

    105.
    Rxa6
    Rxd4

    106.
    Kb3
    Re4
    107.
    Kc3
    Rc4+

    108.
    Kb3
    Kd4

    109.
    Rb6
    Kd3

    110.
    Ra6
    Rc2

    111.
    Rb6
    Rc3+

    112.
    Kb2
    Rc4

    113.
    Kb3
    Kd4

    114.
    Ra6
    Kd5

    115.
    Ra8
    Draw
    1/2 1/2
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    Viking vs Roman is the best you could come up with? At least you included an appropriate mating pattern.

    No one has mentioned Caruana's big blunder, which will cost him dearly in Games 6 and 7. Can you tell me what I'm carping on about?

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    Do you mean the alleged leaking of his opening repertoire on Youtube?
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    Classical Chess Matches - Start with the Tiebreakers!
    After watching the Carlsen-Caruana and Ju-Lagno World Championship Final matches, and many other World Championship matches in my time, I feel very strongly about the best future direction for classical chess matches.

    Put simply, I believe all classical chess matches should begin with the final tiebreaker (what we currently call the 'Armageddon' game, where Black has less time but draw odds), and work backwards to the classical phase of the match, where the winner of the 'tiebreaks' will have draw odds for the match. So, the first day of the match would have the following, in order:

    - Armageddon (final tiebreaker)
    - 2 Blitz games (third tiebreaker)
    - 2 Slower Blitz games (second tiebreaker)
    - 2 Rapid games (first tiebreaker)

    I can only see advantages to this approach:

    - The players know what result they have to play for in the next phase of the match. It's not a big deal if you lose the Armageddon game. If you win the rapid section, the previous sections become moot, and you enter the classical phase with draw odds.

    - The match will be much more interesting for spectators, who are guaranteed a day of fast chess (which modern audiences generally find more exciting than classical chess), regardless of the result in the classical phase.

    - The games will be more interesting, as the player who doesn't have draw odds has to win a game to win the match. The modern game theory of minimising the chances of losing in short classical match becomes much less relevant in such a situation.

    - The match situation is more interesting for spectators, as there will always be a player 'behind' in the match (6-6 being a tie for the player who won the tiebreak section).

    Naturally, the spectator advantages are also advantages for the organisers, who would obtain greater viewership at no additional cost.

    One may remember that in the past, the defending champion retained the title in the event of a draw, and these matches, along with 'first to 6 wins' have generally been considered more exciting (see, for instance the recent Chess.com articles ranking the World Championship matches).

    One could certainly debate other elements of the World Championship Match, such as how much longer the World Championship Matches should be (I would recommend 24 games, as in the 'good old days'), and the merit of deciding a classical match by quickplay. However, if one were to remove the rapid/blitz tiebreak component of the World Championship Match, the only other fair options would be to share the title (which I doubt would attract many followers) or play an indefinite number of extra games, which could lead to a repeat of the aborted Karpov-Kasparov 1984 match. In short, it's hard to find a solution that's both fair and practical, aside from the quickplay tiebreak.

    I predict that viewership of major classical chess matches will at least double if my recommendation of starting with the fast tiebreakers is applied universally.

    - Max The Iron Fist Illingworth


    Any other format other than the one being used would improve the excitement factor. I think your suggestion makes a lot of sense Max - playing 'first to 6 wins' is impractical in this day and age though and isn't spectator friendly. Either you play tiebreakers first to determine who has 'drawn match odds' or you simply determine that a drawn match in classic time control = champion retains title. This guarantees competitive chess, and eliminates the need for ridiculous tiebreakers to determine the outcome of the world champion.

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    Can you imagine The Man offering a draw in that Game 12 position?

    I mean really CAN YOU?

    I SAID CAN YOU?!!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom View Post
    Can you imagine The Man offering a draw in that Game 12 position?

    I mean really CAN YOU?

    I SAID CAN YOU?!!?
    I seen the Man either accept or offer a draw against that Gene Nakauchi in an Aust Champs in North Sydney about ten years ago. I thought the Man had a better chance so??? And He has not even entered the Aus Open at Melbourne where he can pick up GM norms? He may need a sports psychologist

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    I seen the Man either accept or offer a draw against that Gene Nakauchi in an Aust Champs in North Sydney about ten years ago. I thought the Man had a better chance so??? And He has not even entered the Aus Open at Melbourne where he can pick up GM norms? He may need a sports psychologist
    Blasphemer! If the Man thought it was a draw then it was a draw......ok!
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    Should be a good watch tonight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firegoat7 View Post
    Blasphemer! If the Man thought it was a draw then it was a draw......ok!
    Exactly Fg.
    It doesn't seem enough for ac that both The Mossad and the Byron Bay Synagogue are on his tail, he now brings himself to the attention of the most passionate and dare i say it violent (only to public or private property) group of chess fans in the country: The Man Fan Club. .... and more importantly - to the most feverishly committed amongst them: Roy Sturgess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom View Post
    Exactly Fg.
    It doesn't seem enough for ac that both The Mossad and the Byron Bay Synagogue are on his tail, he now brings himself to the attention of the most passionate and dare i say it violent (only to public or private property) group of chess fans in the country: The Man Fan Club. .... and more importantly - to the most feverishly committed amongst them: Roy Sturgess.
    Roy Sturgess is dead and buried may the Man bless his soul

    Roy Sturgess Obituary - Kettering, Northamptonshire | Legacy.com
    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/na...?pid=186854208
    Roy Sturgess passed away in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Funeral Home Services for Roy are being provided by Jack Warwick Funeral Service. The obituary ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    Roy Sturgess is dead and buried may the Man bless his soul

    Roy Sturgess Obituary - Kettering, Northamptonshire | Legacy.com
    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/na...?pid=186854208
    Roy Sturgess passed away in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Funeral Home Services for Roy are being provided by Jack Warwick Funeral Service. The obituary ...
    Wrong Roy, Coyboy.
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