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Re: Yo, Chess

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:04 pm

Wow yeah Dubov got knocked out.

Honestly my emotions can't handle all this.
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Re: Yo, Chess

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:09 pm

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This seems to be a theme in this tournament: why castle when you can push the h pawn?
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Re: Yo, Chess

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:18 pm

I believe Vachier-Lagrave needs to win this game to continue playing, and he probably won't.

Which would give an Aronian - Radjabov final.

Nail biting stuff. I think the winner gets something like 60k.
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Re: Yo, Chess

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:46 pm

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In theory this is completely won for white (Aronian).

But that is faaar easier said than done, and you can also in theory force a mate with two bishops if Vachier-Lagrave can snipe those pawns.

Unlikely, but if he doesn't he's knocked out and it's not as far-fetched as it sounds.
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Re: Yo, Chess

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:47 pm

Ok I read that all wrong. Aronian now with the bishop and knight against a bare king, I guess a tie saves V-L?

Aronian now out to prove that you can force one with a knight and bishop too and knock V-L out this tournament. Trickyyyy....
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Re: Yo, Chess

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:48 pm

Holy bananas V-L resigned.

I do believe we have an Aronian Radjabov final.
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Re: Yo, Chess

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:50 pm

The Armenian flag is a backwards Venezuelan flag.

Go Aronian.
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Re: Yo, Chess

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:54 am

Oh fuck yes they're gonna have a match for third place between Vachier-Lagrave and Dubov.

Is it wrong that I'm a little more excited for that than for the finals?
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Re: Yo, Chess

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:42 am

When the internets proves itself:

Girls crying: on Titanic movie
Boys crying: on Forest Gump movie
Mens crying: after Dubov is defeated from tournament
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Re: Yo, Chess

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:29 am

Essencially Radjabov Russian GM'd him.
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Re: Yo, Chess

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:33 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul9gLWNcHmE

Honestly though Dubov lost this game but he still played a beautiful game. The Magus would say "cry me a river" but I don't know.

Plus the dude is like 12, how old is that motherfucker? Can't be a day above 21.
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Re: Yo, Chess

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:37 am

I'm realizing I caught the last half of this game live.

So frustrating, Dubov's game was like trying to accelerate at the speed of light, faster is always a step ahead of you.
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Re: Yo, Chess

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:38 am

Btw Rajabov played insanely technical moves while playing only on the increment.

This guy is one to fear. He will be in the next Candidates.
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Re: Yo, Chess

Postby promethean75 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:34 pm

I won't be posting in this thread because I try to avoid people who talk intelligently about chess. It's too cliche, especially among intellectuals.
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