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🏆 Champions Showdown in Saint Louis (Rapid) (2017)

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Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Veselin Topalov, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Leinier Dominguez Perez Chess Event Description
Champions Showdown in Saint Louis (Rapid) (2017)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Dominguez vs W So 1-0552017Champions Showdown in Saint Louis (Rapid)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
2. Topalov vs Nakamura  ½-½332017Champions Showdown in Saint Louis (Rapid)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. W So vs L Dominguez  ½-½572017Champions Showdown in Saint Louis (Rapid)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. Nakamura vs Topalov 1-0602017Champions Showdown in Saint Louis (Rapid)A07 King's Indian Attack
5. Grischuk vs Caruana ½-½812017Champions Showdown in Saint Louis (Rapid)D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. L Dominguez vs W So  ½-½412017Champions Showdown in Saint Louis (Rapid)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. Topalov vs Nakamura 1-0532017Champions Showdown in Saint Louis (Rapid)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. Caruana vs Grischuk 0-1402017Champions Showdown in Saint Louis (Rapid)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. Nakamura vs Topalov  1-0762017Champions Showdown in Saint Louis (Rapid)C28 Vienna Game
10. W So vs L Dominguez  ½-½412017Champions Showdown in Saint Louis (Rapid)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
11. Grischuk vs Caruana  ½-½522017Champions Showdown in Saint Louis (Rapid)D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. Caruana vs Grischuk  1-0552017Champions Showdown in Saint Louis (Rapid)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-10-17  Black Thought: Erm,....

Anyone here,...?!

Nov-10-17  rokko: No. I am not interested in 20th century chess (when the clocks did not allow increments) and artificial suspense (flagging and mega-blunders).
Nov-10-17  john barleycorn: the champions showdown or the return of the Berlin defense?
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  PhilFeeley: Carlsen's not listed here but on the main page? Why?
Nov-10-17  scholes: Carlsen plays on different days
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  denopac: <No. I am not interested in 20th century chess (when the clocks did not allow increments) and artificial suspense (flagging and mega-blunders).>

Yeah, really. What's up with that? The web site brags <the games will be faster and more exhilarating for fans to watch>, but do we really need another Krush-Zatonskih, US Women's Championship (2008), with pieces flying at the end and a controversial finish? I realize there's less at stake here, but still....

Nov-10-17  ex0duz: Anyone know why Carlsen/Ding is starting later than the other matches?

And yeah. Any one have the links to the live video coverage for round 2 and more? IIRC, it was on youtube stream since i saw round 1.. but i forgot what channel. Thanks.

Nov-10-17  botvinnik64: So is getting hammered by Dominguez today. I don't know how Naka escaped in Rd. 7 to Topa, but Vesko looks scared of H-bomb.
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  Marmot PFL: Why do they play the same players every game instead of a RR? I would hate playing this format.
Nov-10-17  botvinnik64: Marmot:
Insane format; Rex and Co. getting desperate to promote chess. Hey, the winner gets $60k, the loser $40k, so who am I to talk - I'm just watching some guys making serious cash moving chess pieces really fast...
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  Marmot PFL: One problem is seeing the same positions over and over. Two matches feature the Berlin while the other is English type attack in Sicilian with early h5.
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  Marmot PFL: At the end of the day the quality level of the games dropped. Dominquez-So was an uneventful draw, but Topalov was up a piece for two pawns, missed winning chances and ended up losing (although Nakamura did a good job of complicating thing), and Caruana simply left his queen en pris.
Nov-10-17  jphamlore: Dominguez is simply an extremely strong player at rapid time control? I'm not sure why anyone would choose to tangle with him in a rapid match. I was sad he was not in this year's World Cup.
Nov-11-17  waustad: Carlsen was playing a big simul in Hamburg.
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  Marmot PFL: maybe Carlsen should play a 7-board simul here, could probably get a plus score.
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