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Magnus Carlsen vs Nikita Vitiugov
GRENKE Chess Classic (2018), Karlsruhe GER, rd 8, Apr-08
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Apr-08-18
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: So Black Rook and White Bishop have been tied down to the defense of weak pawns, and White's King hasn't a point of entry. The Black King can't wander away from the defense of the g pawn. Black's Bishop can't try Bg5-e3-f2 because of Rh7-h4. They look well and truly stuck.
Apr-08-18  FSR: Now it suddenly looks like Black is in trouble, although the computer as usual says that Black can hold.
Apr-08-18
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: And as I wrote my last post, Black allowed 61.Rg7. Unless I missed something else *yet again,* Vitiugov will sacrifice both c-pawns for the g3 pawn, probably after ...Rd2+ to drive back the King.
Apr-08-18
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  offramp: <morfishine: ...Oh dear, I can't imagine playing Carnoustie in poor weather. It would simply be unplayable?>

It is so great looking on telly at the pluperfect American courses, especially when "the rain it raineth every day" in Britain.

For Scots and Irish people golf is a very social thing, a Dad might take his son out for a thrash around the links. It is not an elitist thing, despite what it says on the ball.

Apr-08-18
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  offramp: Sorry, the ball says Titleist, not elitist.
Apr-08-18
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  ChessHigherCat: When are you guys going discuss the splendid tiger hunting in India, C. almighty! As a pseudo-representative of the cockney crowd, I sez take the bloody g4 pawn I sez!
Apr-08-18  BOSTER: White can't take on g4 because after Rg2 and Kf7 the mobility of the white rook is limited.
Apr-08-18
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  offramp: Where are we now? I am up to <Ihrem Ende eilen sie zu, die so stark in Bestehen sich wähnen>.
Apr-08-18  FSR: <ChessHigherCat> On 63.Rxg4 Rd8! intending 64...Kf7 leaves the rook with nowhere to go. Then 64.Rg6 Kf7 65.Rh6?? runs into 65...Bg5+ 0-1.
Apr-08-18  FSR: Drawn! Brilliant defense by Vitiugov. <Sob>
Apr-08-18
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  ChessHigherCat: <FSR> Thanks, I didn't analyze it, I was just imitating the cockney crowd. Tayk the bleeeeding pawwwwn!
Apr-08-18
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  chancho: Vitiugov is a pretty strong player.

I hope he gets more invites.

Apr-08-18
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  offramp: <chancho: Vitiugov is a pretty strong player. I hope he gets more invites.>

He has been bloody impressive so far.

Apr-08-18
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  ChessHigherCat: <FSR> By the way, do you mean "sob" boohoo or S.O.B.?
Apr-08-18  Pedro Fernandez: <<chancho>: Vitiugov is a pretty strong player. I hope he gets more invites.> Hi <chancho>, hi friend! Yes, <penguin> told me about this great player as I didn't know much about him. BTW, with the exchange of rooks the draw now is even easer, IMO. Greetings!
Apr-08-18  Pedro Fernandez: Indeed Carlsen was a bit stubborn, but OK!
Apr-08-18
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  Keyser Soze: <pedro> indeed. And he had to be. Was a great chance to catch Faniano. Now he will probably have to win with black pieces
Apr-08-18
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  Keyser Soze: *Fabiano
Apr-08-18  fisayo123: With the way the chess world is structured at the moment Vituigov won't get more invites. He's only playing here because he won the open tournament last year.
Apr-08-18  Antonio Ernesto: Vitiugov is for me the real hero of this tournament.

My hope is for his winning tomorrow against Caruana!

Go on Vitiugov!

Apr-08-18
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  hoodrobin: <Antonio Ernesto> I would bet on a draw.
Apr-08-18  FSR: <ChessHigherCat> I meant <boo hoo>. Can't really call Vitiugov an SOB for defending well, although maybe I should anyway.
Apr-08-18  Justin796: Usual suspects is the worst movie ever..the point of a movie is to tell a story...not tell a story made up in someones head..most..overrated p.o.s. movie ever
Apr-08-18
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  Keyser Soze: Vitiugov is one of the strong Russian GMs for quite a while but somehow he is not very regular on those top closed tourneys.
Apr-08-18
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  keypusher: I don’t have any patience for <2014 Carlsen would have won this> posts...but this was disappointing. He got a favorable ending and dissipated his advantage completely over the next nine or so moves, choosing a bad plan. Weird.
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