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🏆 Your Next Move (Rapid) (2018)

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Played in Leuven, Belgium, 12-14 June, as part of the first leg of the Grand Chess Tour 2018. The ten participants first played nine games of rapid chess (25 min + 10 sec/move, this page) then 18 games of blitz (see ... [more]

Player: Fabiano Caruana

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Grischuk vs Caruana 1-0362018Your Next Move (Rapid)C42 Petrov Defense
2. Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½432018Your Next Move (Rapid)E60 King's Indian Defense
3. Caruana vs W So 0-1482018Your Next Move (Rapid)C78 Ruy Lopez
4. Anand vs Caruana 1-0572018Your Next Move (Rapid)B42 Sicilian, Kan
5. Caruana vs Mamedyarov 0-1482018Your Next Move (Rapid)C60 Ruy Lopez
6. Caruana vs Nakamura  1-0582018Your Next Move (Rapid)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. Karjakin vs Caruana  0-1382018Your Next Move (Rapid)C42 Petrov Defense
8. Caruana vs Aronian  0-1362018Your Next Move (Rapid)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. A Giri vs Caruana 0-1432018Your Next Move (Rapid)C16 French, Winawer
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Jun-14-18
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  john barleycorn: < Annie K.: ...

And c) it's <Judit>, not "Judith", Polgar. ;s>

Funny. I said it isn't "Judith" and seemingly "Judit" is not "Judith".

Jun-14-18  posoo: BOBWORCESTER,

there is NOTHING more CREPEY than wen chessplayors SLOBER over da female players in da game!

Like realy is it any wonder dat sometimes a woman mite enjoy a little CBT???? U shod look into it Mr. Worcester.

Jun-14-18
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  Annie K.: <jb> yeah, I changed my post because the first version was ambiguous. :)

I just meant to say that regardless of whether it was Judit or Susan there (I didn't watch, so I want to avoid seemingly commenting on that part), Judit Polgar's name has never been "Judith".

Judit <is> the Hungarian equivalent of the English Judith, but we don't take the liberty of renaming other players because their names have English equivalents - or we'd be talking about "Michael/Mike" Tal, "Joseph/Joe" Capablanca, "Victor" Korchnoi, "William/Bill" Steinitz etc.

Jun-14-18
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  moronovich: <Annie K>

My best (female) friend from 67-69 was Rita from Hungary. As Denmark took many refugees.Every day we took our bikes to school and also made some homework.But more often we listened to Beatles,Stones,Kinks etc. Those were the days :)

Jun-14-18  yhehy: GM WiseLey , AlphaSo Mode :))
Jun-14-18  Conrad93: Wesley So is top 2-3 in almost every rating category.

It's crazy how the the U.S. has three players in the top ten.

Jun-15-18  paavoh: Intriguingly, more Black than White wins (if I counted them properly).
Jun-15-18  jphamlore: Wesley So has an amazing capacity to self-correct something that is a problem with his chess game. I just wish he had had someone he could have trusted to be his trainer through Candidates.
Jun-15-18
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  FSR: <Annie K.> "William" <was> Steinitz's first name in the latter part of his life. As chessgames.com's bio of the man says, Wilhelm Steinitz <emigrated to the USA in 1883, taking out US citizenship, living in New York for the rest of his life, and changing his first name to "William".>
Jun-15-18
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  FSR: <paavoh: Intriguingly, more Black than White wins (if I counted them properly).>

You're right - 13-12! I can't imagine that there are many tournaments, at whatever time control, where Black wins more often than White. See generally my award-winning Wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First.... Remarkable.

Jun-15-18
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  gregory2188: Congrats GM Wesley So! Well done!
Hello chess lovers. Anyone knows where to play chess in Edinburgh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. Iím just one avid chess patzer who loves losing as much as winning. 😂
Jun-15-18  jphamlore: Is Nakamura going to be spending an extra day in Belgium so that he is as rested as possible for his stunt match with various versions of Komodo?

https://www.chess.com/news/view/nak...

Even if the event is a farce, at least let Nakamura be at somewhat close to a rested optimal state.

Jun-15-18  paavoh: @FSR: Thanks for the link to your <Wikipedia article>, an impressive essay indeed!

My limited experience is that when I'm White, Black usually equalizes but when I have the Black pieces, I struggle to do the same...

Jun-15-18
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  WorstPlayerEver: The point is a mathematical one: obviously a game is drawn if both opponents play the correct moves.

Therefore the wiki article is greatly insufficient; human stats don't mean a thing in theory!

For instance: humans 'assume' (read: they don't know in fact) that opening theory has reached 'its limits.'

Complete nonsense! Zum beispiel: the variation 1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf3 3. Bg2 Bd6 is not found in any database.

However, I let the engine run for a few days and you know what? SF thinks it's the best continuation (41 ply)!

In fact, just a matter of effort, the chess game IS solved; any game is a draw in theory.

Jun-15-18
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  ChessHigherCat: <WorstPlayerEver: The point is a mathematical one: obviously a game is drawn if both opponents play the correct moves.>

That's not obvious at all. I'm sure there are lots of bad openings that lose despite optimal play. For example , what about the Kamikaze opening 1. e4 f5 2. Nc3 g5? You can say that 2. Nc3 isn't the best move for black but bad openings are bad for that very reason, so you would have to assume no bad openings exist to support that hypothesis.

<FSR> <Annie K.> "William" <was> Steinitz's first name in the latter part of his life. As chessgames.com's bio of the man says, Wilhelm Steinitz <emigrated to the USA in 1883, taking out US citizenship, living in New York for the rest of his life, and changing his first name to "William".>

That's not entirely accurate, because most people called him <Billy-Boy Steinitz> or <Wild Bill Steinitz>, depending on the source.

Jun-15-18
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  john barleycorn: <WorstPlayerEver: The point is a mathematical one: obviously a game is drawn if both opponents play the correct moves.>

They have to play the correct move at the right time. A correct move at the wrong time may be a wrong move.

Jun-15-18
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  WorstPlayerEver: I guess it's my obsession with perfection ;)
Jun-15-18
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  Annie K.: OK, when a player actually changes their name, that's a different story. :)

For another example, so did Susan Polgar, which is why even I don't call her Zsuzsa anymore. ;p

But Judit didn't change her name, so, not to lose the point, she shouldn't be called "Judith", just like Mikhail (or Misha) Tal is never called Michael or Mike.

Jun-15-18  spazzky: Bill Steinitz reporting in... So's sweep if the tourney ended today with 2 losses.
Jun-16-18
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  Sokrates: <ChessHigherCat: ... That's not entirely accurate, because most people called him <Billy-Boy Steinitz> or <Wild Bill Steinitz>, depending on the source.>

LOL. - Coming up:
Manny Lasker
Ziggy Tarrasch
Joe Capablanca
Al Alekhine
Mike Botvinnik (sorry, <Annie K>)

But also surnames, Russian in particular, are prone to the transscription rules of each language. In Germany and Scandinavia Alekhine (Але́хин) is transscribed to Aljechin, and suffixes with -sky becomes -skij.

Well, in my birth town Haderslev there was a family living in a small city house. The namesplate on their front door said: Kxdzierzykowsky. Go pronuouncing that!

Jun-16-18
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  john barleycorn: <Sokrates: <ChessHigherCat: ... That's not entirely accurate, because most people called him <Billy-Boy Steinitz> ...>

Steinitz, being the 9th child out of 13 the <Billy-Boy> characterization may be not too fitting.

Jun-16-18  siamesedream: Congratulations to <GM Wesley So>!
Jun-17-18  QueentakesKing: I am still not impress with Wesley. He has to win at least 3 tournaments in a row to have my nod.
Jun-17-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: A fine victory for Mr So, although it's "only" a rapid tournament. In classical chess his results have been less impressive of late. Perhaps this victory will boost his self-confidence.
Jun-17-18
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  chancho: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dfb2YO3...
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