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Re: Chess

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:53 pm

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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Re: Chess

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:11 pm

Well I got the sense from the article that it wasn't really about the weather.
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Re: Chess

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:35 pm

It was about the pussy?

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Re: Chess

Post by shemp » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:52 am

He wants a match against ed.
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Re: Chess

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:26 am

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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Re: Chess

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:52 am

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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Re: Chess

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:00 am

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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Re: Chess

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:30 am

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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Re: Chess

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:33 am

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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Re: Chess

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:07 am

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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Re: Chess

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:54 am

Her king looks a bit droopy
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Re: Chess

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:43 pm

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.