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27 Nov 2018 15:44

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Red Rick wrote:But then again maybe right now I'm that ignorant fool who whines when nothing interesting happens in the first 200km of Milano Sanremo

No, today was really really bad. Never thought I would see Carlsen offer a draw in that situation. Everybody was quite shocked.

Former champion Vladimir Kramnik's words about Carlsen's draw offer in game 12:

"Let me tell the first word which comes to my mind: It’s a shame…He’s just better without any risk. How can you offer a draw? This is out of the question for me. He can offer a draw any time — in 10-15 minutes. It’s just absurd — something is wrong with Magnus. I have a feeling he cannot withhold the pressure. He’s a great chess player but this is not the way you play a World Championship. You have to fight, especially in such positions. It’s frankly showing such a weakness.

"I can understand if he would be one point ahead, and maybe offer a draw in this position, but maybe not. It’s just absurd. I’m completely shocked."

https://en.chessbase.com/post/world-championship-2018-game-12
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27 Nov 2018 15:46

Red Rick wrote:Is Carlsen really that much of a favorite in faster games?

Yes, he is. As mentioned in the link below, Carlsen's rating is only 12 points better than Caruana's at classical time controls, while it is 91 points better in rapid and 172 points better in blitz.

https://issuu.com/newinchess/docs/newinchess-2018_8_the_blitz_whisper?e=7589593/66037159
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27 Nov 2018 16:06

when applied to fast chess, not everyone considers the elo rating as accurate as in the classic chess...

the inventor of the rating himself warned fide that he was against the use of his system in fast chess. he was not listened to.

as in any intellectual endeavor, a person can improve considerably via lots of practice. but, as karpov once noted, there are great grand masters that just were not meant for fast chess.

i dont know whether caruana falls under the karpov spell...i do know than magnus definately does NOT and has proven himself being a very fast and nimble player. holding or having held both fast titles to boot .
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28 Nov 2018 16:12

True to form, Carlsen wins the first rapid game after Caruana misses a key move (37...Ra2+) in the rook endgame. There are still three more games in the rapid mini-match, however.
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28 Nov 2018 17:08

Two rapid wins in a row for Carlsen. He will now retain the world championship if he can get even one draw out of the next two games.
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28 Nov 2018 17:09

shalgo wrote:Two rapid wins in a row for Carlsen. He will now retain the world championship if he can get even one draw out of the next two games.

That would be 0 wins out of 15 if Caruana doesn't win the next game?
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28 Nov 2018 18:23

Red Rick wrote:
shalgo wrote:Two rapid wins in a row for Carlsen. He will now retain the world championship if he can get even one draw out of the next two games.

That would be 0 wins out of 15 if Caruana doesn't win the next game?

Yes; Carlsen won the third rapid game, thus ending the match without a victory for Caruana.

Caruana is not the first player to go an entire world championship match without winning a game; Kasparov didn't win any in his match with Kramnik in 2000, for example.
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28 Nov 2018 18:30

Carlsen might test positive for smoking Caruana
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28 Nov 2018 21:20

Red Rick wrote:Carlsen might test positive for smoking Caruana


Clinc talk! Admin! Admin! :D

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03 Dec 2018 11:11

Some are saying the reason Carlsen offered the draw from an advantageous position was because he wanted to get to the rapid games asap as he know he had the edge in that.
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