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Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:05 pm
Chess world news:

Carlsen Draws Controversy With New Club, 2020 World Championship Stance

Among other things, he's really pushing for the 2020 world chess championship not to be held in Norway.
His is a reasonable position and I don't blame him. The tournament is to be held in November of 2020. Carlsen is Norwegian and as such, knows well what Norway in November is like.

at the very least, I think the reigning champ should have some say. 'Cause if he don't play,...

Fuck that, he's going to Florida.

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Well I got the sense from the article that it wasn't really about the weather.
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It was about the pussy?

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He wants a match against ed.
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Interesting game with an early queen sacrifice



It's all very far beyond anything I could even contemplate doing on purpose. But fun to watch.
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Watched it the other day. Cool game. When black sacrificed the queen I thought for sure he was done. I thought that right up to when white resigned.

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Follow-up to the news story I posted earlier:

Stavanger, Norway Withdraws 2020 World Champs Bid After Carlsen Pressure
Stavanger, Norway is officially out of the bidding process for the 2020 world chess championship, organizers announced.
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Can I just say that they should change the rules to more greatly discourage draws. I don't know how. I'm just the idea man.

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Hmmm, I'm drawing a blank there.

You could give them less time I suppose. Perhaps a bonus for winning games? So that both players win more if there are fewer draws?
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A bonus for winning. Yea. Doesn't have to be a 'score' bonus that effects your standing. Maybe a cash prize per win. Or a blowjob from Alexandra Botez.

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Her king looks a bit droopy
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:54 am
Her king looks a bit droopy
You'd think grandmasters would play on better boards. I suppose those are for the novice.

In other news
Chess Grandmaster Busted Cheating in the Bathroom
Igors Rausis says he 'lost my mind'

(Newser) – One could be forgiven for never having heard of Igors Rausis—probably until the 58-year-old chess grandmaster got himself busted cheating in a tournament with his smartphone in a toilet stall. As the Guardian reports, the International Chess Federation says it caught the Latvian-Czech player "red-handed using his phone during a game" on Friday, and has since suspended him. The ICF says that Rausis was long suspected to be a cheat—his ranking has miraculously shot up in recent years—and that the bust is "merely the first shot" in its fight against cheating.
https://www.newser.com/story/277771/che ... -mind.html

I'm expecting agadmator to comment on it.

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I've been watching this Fischer random chess thing on agadmator's channel.

I think I might even like this more than regular chess.



It's Carlson vs Caruana. Wesley So and Ian Nepo are also involved. Top rate players all around.

I actually found the move at 8:20. Kinda surprised myself. I usually pause the video and try to find a good move when he promps it, but I'm pretty hit-or-miss at that. But I found this one.
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Wait. What? Weird. Why?

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Change of pace. It makes for interesting openings. Openings you wouldn't normally see in a game between grandmasters.
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The final match is underway, Carlson vs So, and agadmator has videos of the first 4 matches already up. They are all quite interesting!

Game 1:
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Anaxagoras wrote:
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Change of pace. It makes for interesting openings. Openings you wouldn't normally see in a game between grandmasters.
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It is too frustrating for me.

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Why? It's not like you're the one playing.

It's just like watching football. You don't have to be good at playing football to watch.
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Want to take a minute to remember Shelby Lyman. I watched this guy for the whole match. He would get excited "Oh Boy, what a move!!!" etc etc.
I was sad to see that he died recently. Actually my bro and I did. God, must have played 100 games during that match. I lost all of them as I recall.

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Shelbourne Richard Lyman (October 22, 1936 – August 11, 2019) was an American chess player and teacher known for hosting a live broadcast of the 1972 World Chess Championship for the PBS television station Channel 13 in Albany, New York, New York. This broadcast became the highest-rated public television program ever at that time, far surpassing viewership expectations. He was also taught sociology at the City College of New York for three and a half years.[1] Shortly after the 1972 World Championship ended, he began writing a syndicated column about chess for Newsday; at its peak, this column was published in 82 newspapers around the world.[2] He later hosted a two-hour broadcast covering the World Chess Championship 1986. This segment was recorded at WNYE-TV in Brooklyn and aired on 120 public television stations.[3]
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