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30 Nov 2016 21:57

...some exciting stuff is happening as i type. they have just finished the 2 rapid games of the 4.

in both games magnus had held a a tangible advantage. he was ahead both positionally and time wise.
in the rapid game 2 he was at one point 11 minutes ahead (mind you, out of a total 50 mins). yet karjakin coolly played the incremental rule (10 sec per move) to achieve a final time score almost equal or basically equal where carlsen - as expected - had not expected karjakin to find a draw. \

we now have the rapid game 3...of a total 4 before the blitz. what i have gleaned it is still a theoretical draw. means nothing a short time commitment can produce ANYTHING...
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30 Dec 2016 20:51

sorry for boosting the thread as i think no more than 5 or so members read it...

...i thought it is news worthy that TODAY in doha karjakin became a world blitz chess champion winning over magnus , who defeated serhey in the classic title match in nyc this nov.. serhey won their personal game as well as the overall tournament, though they accumulated the same total points. the karjakin win over carlsen was achieved via his opponent's blunder. but that's what the blitz is - a 3minute fury of thoughts and mistakes.

interestingly, carlsen confirmed his exceptional class by placing 3d in the rapid and 2nd in the blitz. also curious is that karjakin has now added a blitz world champion title to his 2012 world rapid title while being the #2 in the classic chess. a collection of the world titles only second to that of magnus. i feel karjakin is like putin, his boss, a slow and a deliberate steam roller.
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30 Dec 2016 21:08

Was funny to see Carlsen rage about Wojtaszek, forgetting that he was equally lucky when Jobava blundered both the win and the draw against him.
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27 Jun 2017 03:12

I play, not as much as I use to, but I cheat when playing in that I'll use all sorts of "poker" type stuff to throw the opponent off, so even though I'm not that good I usually can win against average chess players because I get them to overthink when I want them to and underthink when I want them to. When I was in high school I did beat the schools chess champion with his instructor present in 15 or so minutes doing the poker thing, the instructor said I was brilliant in my tactics, then he paused and then added physiologically but not so much in chess theory! The instructor knew what I was doing all along but kept silent and never warned his chess champion, and he also said after the game that chess does have elements of poker strategy which he had never seen a high school student employ.

For fun in 1983 or 84 I bought a Fidelity Elegance Chess Computer which I can't play poker with! so since I can't play poker with it it always beats me! LOL! I have used the game over the years to play against other computers and it always won until I played it against Komodo 9 and Komodo beat it soundly.

I still play the Fidelity computer once in awhile and it still beats me...it's sort of depressing! LOL!!!
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