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It'll get interesting in a hurry...f5 is coming soon.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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I'm markedly lower rated than you, Lobo Smile (What you would call B-class in America). The d6-pawn does look like a worry for Black.
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"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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On Sep 4, 2014, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
I'm markedly lower rated than you, Lobo Smile (What you would call B-class in America). The d6-pawn does look like a worry for Black.


Well, you pretty much cited the cliche of the Sicilian (some variations, anyway): "If black doesn't get mated, he wins."
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New cliché time. There is salvation in endings with opposite coloured bishops.
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Looks like Caruana's actually going to get nicked for a draw, bringing him down to. 7 1/2.- 1/2. Still a healthy 93.75%. And Carlsen picks up a half-point on EVERYBODY in the battle for second place, as the only guy not to post a goose egg against Caruana.
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The race for second is heating up, though. Topalov should make up a half-point on Carlsen by finishing off Nakamura. That puts Topalov in third, a full point ahead of the bottom of the field, and a half-point behind Carlsen with two to play, and they're paired against each other in e last round. Carlsen, however, is finally coming into form, with two and a half out of three in the second half.
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Not to imply that beating Nakamura from here is a done deal, but I'd expect Topalov to have about a 70% chance from here.
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After Caruana destroyed Vachier-Lagrave, Kasparov said, "I do not believe chess has advanced so much in the 9 years since my retirement that moves like Qa4 and g3 make sense!"
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I suppose you chess heads have heard about this?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnew......bit.html
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Yup...if I'd known that was coming, I'd have kept studying but stopped playing rated tournaments when my rating was low.
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I once entered a chess tournament at the local library.
They were asking around who was who and I hastily remarked,
I was the captain of my chess team in high school!

This younger guy asked me where I was from after he resoundingly
handed my butt to me after saying, "Hmmm must've not been
a very good school!"

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Lol. Some good players down San Diego way.. Caruana coasted with draws in the last three games to finish 8 1/2 - 1 1/2, an amazing result in the strongest tournament of all time. If I had to bet on the likely winning score ahead of time, I would have said 6-4 or 6 1/2 - 3 1/2.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
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