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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Sergey Karjakin
Altibox Norway (2018), Stavanger NOR, rd 3, May-30
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Marmot PFL: Little bit of wildness this round. At move 20 I thought white was winning easily (so did the announcers) but Sergey calmly plays 21...Rf8 and it seems white must take perpetual check.
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  Diademas: Manus Carlsen speculated around fixed chess games in top level chess on a live comment broadcast in Norway today.

He used this game as an example for its perceived wildness, and yet peacefull ending.

Jun-06-18  RNF: Rumor is that Mamedarov admitted it was an agreed game?
Jun-07-18  sakredkow: That would be a dirty shame.
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  Diademas: <<RNF>:: Rumor is that Mamedarov admitted it was an agreed game?> Well, indirectly:

<Mamedyarov did confirm the World Championís allegations about pre-arranged draws in a follow-up interview by TV 2.

ęSometimes itís a possibility. When I play against my team friends, Radjabov, too many times we made draws. We have studied chess together too many times. We just play once every year. Sometimes we do it, yeah, before the game. But normally chess players around the world do it sometimes, not every tournament, but sometimes you are not in mood and you play white and you think draw is okay. But normal for the fun of chess itís better with fighting chess and just to play chess,Ľ he said.

Asked about whether he considers this sportsmanship, he said he didnít feel this was any different than making draws after 10-15 minutes.>

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  whiteshark: Well - we all make our own reality...
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  perfidious: There is a player page which serves as confirmation of <whiteshark>'s view beyond all doubt.
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