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|Feb-15-20|| ||moronovich: |
<Round 1 (March 17, 2020)
Radjabov – Caruana
Ding Liren - Wang Hao
Giri - Nepomniachtchi
Grischuk - Alekseenko
Round 02 (March 18, 2020)
Caruana – Alekseenko
Nepomniachtchi - Grischuk
Wang Hao - Giri
Radjabov – Ding Liren
Round 03 (March 19, 2020)
Ding Liren - Caruana
Giri - Radjabov
Grischuk - Wang Hao
Alekseenko - Nepomniachtchi
Round 04 (March 21, 2020)
Caruana - Nepomniachtchi
Wang Hao - Alekseenko
Radjabov - Grischuk
Ding Liren - Giri
Round 05 (March 22, 2020)
Giri - Caruana
Grischuk - Ding Liren
Alekseenko – Radjabov
Nepomniachtchi - Wang Hao
Round 06 (March 23, 2020)
Grischuk - Caruana
Alekseenko - Giri
Nepomniachtchi - Ding Liren
Wang Hao - Radjabov
Round 07 (March 25, 2020)
Caruana - Wang
Hao Radjabov - Nepomniachtchi
Ding Liren - Alekseenko
Giri - Grischuk
Round 08 (March 26, 2020)
Caruana - Radjabov
Wang Hao - Ding Liren
Nepomniachtchi - Giri
Alekseenko - Grischuk
Round 09 (March 27, 2020)
Alekseenko - Caruana
Grischuk - Nepomniachtchi
Giri - Wang Hao
Ding Liren - Radjabov
Round 10 (March 29, 2020)
Caruana - Ding Liren
Radjabov - Giri
Wang Hao - Grischuk
Nepomniachtchi - Alekseenko
Round 11 (March 30, 2020)
Nepomniachtchi - Caruana
Alekseenko - Wang Hao
Grischuk - Radjabov
Giri - Ding Liren
Round 12 (March 31, 2020)
Caruana - Giri
Ding Liren - Grischuk
Radjabov - Alekseenko
Wang Hao - Nepomniachtchi
Round 13 (April 02, 2020)
Wang Hao - Caruana
Nepomniachtchi - Radjabov
Alekseenko - Ding Liren
Grischuk - Giri
Round 14 (April 03, 2020)
Caruana - Grischuk
Giri - Alekseenko
Ding Liren - Nepomniachtchi
Radjabov - Wang Hao>
|Feb-15-20|| ||virginmind: It's going to be among Caruana and Liren, probably, but let's not underestimate Radjabov's, Giri's and, who knows, Grischuk's chances.|
|Feb-15-20|| ||moronovich: Hiillo my friend !
Agreed about Caruana and Ding.Who probably bear 80% of all the winning chances combined.
Next in my book are the two russians Grischuk and Nepo.
It is difficult to see the others have any significant chances.
But you never now.It is chess,it is sport !
Wonder if the chinese will be influenced (chesswise) by the coronavirus ?
|Feb-15-20|| ||virginmind: Hello my dear, I was about to mention Nepo too, but, for some strange and hard to grasp for now reason I decided not to. Could it have been for his hair style in the past year or so? Nah, it's not that. Why then so? He smiles most of the time, he's never arrogant or absent minded, he's just a straightforward friendly guy. Former second of Carlsen. What's not to like? Chess strength? Well he had his ups and downs, but who hasn't. OK, he's not among, say, the five best, for now. But...you never know. Do you?
And still, I just can't put him there. Among those with a strong chance. I really hope until the end of the tournament to find out the reason, really.|
Radjabov? Hm, you may be right, after all. He did have a kind of return of form, in the past year or so. And he does appear to prove some solidity. But looks like, in your book, this is not enough. Hm, I'll think about it.
Giri? Heh. Giri the (former) draw master. He need to win, you know, in order to get there. Well, he did show he can do it. Only that, uhm, not too often. Oh, he did also win one big tournament lately (forgot which one, but it doesn't matter) - or am I wrong? Giri. You don't seem to fancy his chances either. OK then, I'll take another consideration in his respect too. Giri. A funny guy, after all. Well, not quite always. But hey, who among us is always funny? Show me one.
Have a peaceful weekend.
|Feb-17-20|| ||Count Wedgemore: Good morning, my dear <moronovich>! You asked about 'The Night Ranger'. I think you meant 'The Night Manager'', which you recommended. Yes, now Elena and I have seen it, and such great actors! Hugh Laurie stole the show for me, though. He has been terrific in everything I've seen him in. Thanks so much for the recommendation.|
I just read your candidates discussion and I agree with you guys about Carusna and Ding Liren being the two clear favorites. 80% chance that it will be one of those two sounds about right. But I agree with <virginmind> that Radjabov is a dark horse in the race. He seems to have found himself again, chess wise that is, over the last year or so. He is a very solid player, a really tough guy to beat. One question mark about him, though, is if his abysmal performance the last time he played in a candidates (London '13) will have a negative psychological impact on him.
And I too believe that Grischuk and Nepo are capable of fighting for the top spot.
This is going to be great. Can't wait!
|Feb-17-20|| ||moronovich: Good evening dear <Count>!|
I am very glad you and Elena enjoyed it so
much and it lived up to the hype ! And yes,Laurie was outstanding.Never seen him better and the whole plot was an oscar worthy IMO.Hannah and me were glued to the seats while it lasted :)
I´ll be back about the Candidates and can´t hardly wait too.Till then I´ll nurse the aftermath of a headache which is getting better by the hour (knock wood:).
|Feb-20-20|| ||morfishine: White to move:
click for larger view
|Feb-21-20|| ||moronovich: Good morning dear <morfishine> !|
An interesting position ahead.
First thought:Nothing concrete,but g4 followed by Nf-h4 and Nef5 is progress for white and next on line is Nxd6 followed by Qf6 looks as a promising attack for white.
|Feb-21-20|| ||moronovich: Except from the fact,that after Nxd6 black has -Nf4 which may be a gamechanger.|
|Feb-21-20|| ||morfishine: Good evening Dear <moronovich> I'm glad you enjoy this position, it was something I stumbled across|
Its actually from a Chess960 game, I can give you the starting position if you like
|Feb-21-20|| ||moronovich: Good evening to you too Dear <morfishine> !|
Oh it is a 960 position.And yes it would be interesting to see the starting position.
The Rook on d1,the King on e1 and the Queen on f1 indicates it is a 960.
|Feb-22-20|| ||morfishine: Here's the position Dear <mornonovich> and the game below:|
click for larger view
1. c4 c5 2. Nc2 Be5 3. Ng3 b6 4. d3 Bb7 5. f4 Bf6 6. e4 e5 7. Ne3 exf4 8. Rxf4 Ng6 9. Rxf6 gxf6 10. Ngf5 d6 11. Bc2 Nc7 12. Ba4+ Rd7 13. Bd2 Kd8 14. Bxd7 Kxd7 15. b3 Ne5 16. Qf1 Ne6 17. Bc3 Qg5 18. Bd2 Qh5 19. h3 Rg8 20. Nxd6 Kxd6 21. Qxf6 Qg5 22. Nf5+ Kd7 23. Bxg5 1-0
Of course, Black blundered, but that tends to happen in Chess960 at 3+8
|Feb-22-20|| ||moronovich: Thanks <morfishine> !|
Have never played Chess960 but I can imagine it must be great fun.
|Feb-22-20|| ||morfishine: Yes Dear <moronovich>, I've found Chess960 is great fun, a real blast! |
I dropped you an email
|Feb-26-20|| ||morfishine: Good evening Dear <moronovich>, I was hoping the bookie would post a few bets from Aeroflot to tide us over til the Candidates, which is still quite a ways off....oh well, probably wouldn't matter too much if the pool is small|
|Feb-27-20|| ||moronovich: Good morning to you dear <morfishine> !|
Think you are right about the size of the pool,so we are obliged to hide the powder for the Candidates.I can hardly wait !
Have just seen the most amazing video.
About some young kids in this area,who
are training football early in the morning,before school.And to my big surprise it simply works.The kids dont mind rising early from bed and they love it.They enjoy having a great meal together with each other after the session and have much more energy for the school than normal.Simply brilliant.A win-win-win situation.!
All the best and may you enjoy your day !
|Feb-27-20|| ||morfishine: Hello Dear <moronovich> That really is remarkable, the future of Danish futbol is bright!|
|Mar-06-20|| ||Count Wedgemore: Dear <moronovich>, I've sent you an email.|
|Mar-06-20|| ||moronovich: Thanks a lot <Count Wedgemore> !|
And I have sent you one too.
|Mar-11-20|| ||morfishine: Good morning Dear <moronovich>! I can hardly wait for the Candidates to start! I am on the edge of my seat!|
|Mar-11-20|| ||moronovich: Good morning to you too Dear <morfishine> !|
Me too !
|Mar-19-20|| ||morfishine: Well Dear <moronovich> I hope you are enjoying the candidates and your popcorn too! Unfortunately for me, my Dentist strongly advised I stop eating popcorn because a kernel is what caused my chipped tooth. Luckily she's an artist and fixed the tooth perfectly, but alas, I don't know what I'll do without my seasoned, buttery popcorn! I guess its tortilla chips and guacamole|
Hard to believe Ding lost his first two games
|Mar-19-20|| ||moronovich: Morning or good noon Dear <morfishine> !|
Vive la artist who happened to be your dentist ! And guacamole is a clear winner.Said the guy who is on a cure were it is forbidden ): The more I think about it,the better it tastes :) But popcorn is
culturel cornerstone and should be on everyones bucket list....
Yes I am enjoying the candidates,except from the fact that Ding has started with two losses.He was my ticket to the
title.Rest in pieces,moro + .
Stay safe and all the best to you and your loved ones !
p.s.Had a hit yesterday at the (money) bookies so I sit here with the daily tickets and enjoying the gluten free brunch,just three quarters before off.
|Mar-26-20|| ||morfishine: Well Dear <moronovich> The candidates has stopped, and with it, the bookie game too, We're doomed!|
Nah, just kidding, there are more important things to be concerned with now; I'm impressed with your safety measures, can never be too careful!
|Mar-26-20|| ||moronovich: hi my Dear <morfishine> !|
Yes,we are doomed and it is business as usual:Waiting for the Candidates …):
Which may be the best solution by FIDE,everything considered.
I suppose you are right that we can never be too carefull in these times we live in.
Take care over there and stay safe !
p.s. Wife and I were skyping with my sister in Kentucky this afternoon.That was great !
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