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Old 11-10-2018, 06:51 AM
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Anybody following the Magnus Carlsen- Fabiano Caruana Chess World Championship which began yesterday in London? The first game took seven hours and 115 moves and ended in a draw. Caruana somehow got into a losing position by move 15 but hung on for another hundred moves to pull out a draw. Crazy start to an important match.

I'm a big fan of Fabi but he did not look ready yesterday. Perhaps it was first game jitters.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:21 AM
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At seven hours that is the equivalent of an 18 inning World Series game without a Caruana home run to break the tie (gotta tie this thread into baseball some way). Is every checkmate in chess considered a walk off?

While channel surfing last night I ran into a new one for me that will allow me avoid basketball all together this winter

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Mixed doubles format with Team Italy defeating Team USA 5 to 4.

I remember the early days of ESPN, when it was live sports 24/7, and you could treat your insomnia with live sheep racing from Scotland at 2AM, which was vastly more engaging than non stop sports center reruns.

No attempt to hijack your thread Barry, for you can read my post between moves in the chess match.

Wait! I think Caruana is reaching for his King’s Bishop. That’s all for now.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:44 AM
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To answer one question Frank, high level games very rarely end in checkmate. When the losing side recognizes that his game is hopeless, he typically resigns. It usually entails a simple handshake followed by his signing off on his scoresheet. The image of the winner making a move and loudly declaring "Checkmate" is pretty much a myth and nonexistent.
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:10 AM
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To answer one question Frank, high level games very rarely end in checkmate. When the losing side recognizes that his game is hopeless, he typically resigns. It usually entails a simple handshake followed by his signing off on his scoresheet. The image of the winner making a move and loudly declaring "Checkmate" is pretty much a myth and nonexistent.
My opponents always think they can win and I never resign, so a “checkmate” is usually required.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:08 AM
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Trying my best to follow online. Sounds like Carlsen missed a win in game 1.

I was hoping for more coverage given the first US participation since Fischer in '72. Oh well. Ironically, I did watch a documentary on Kasparov vs. Deep Blue last week. Basically saying that IBM cheated to provoke a bump in their stock price. Not sure I believe it, but still pretty interesting.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:36 AM
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Carlsen definitely missed a win in Game 1. Game 2 was a more conventional draw, so the match now stands at 1-1.

You can watch the moves being played live during the match. I watch on Chess.com but I'm sure there are other venues. It's not as exciting as watching the Superbowl, but if you love chess it is certainly interesting.
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Old 11-17-2018, 03:02 PM
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Still tied up after game 6.

From the reports, it sounds like Caruana missed the win in the last game. That makes six ties and one missed win each.
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Game six was extremely complicated. It went into an endgame that is seldom seen. The players have to figure out all the intricacies over the board, and Caruana missed his chance at move 67. I'm disappointed he didn't get the win. But chess is like that.
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Hey Barry. I am not a chess player but have always been fascinated with the game since I followed the Fischer/ Spassky matches. At that time I lived in St Louis and the matches had a lot of coverage in the paper there. I live in San Antonio now and have not noticed any coverage in our paper here. So I enjoy you updates.
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I believe I'll tune in to the radio broadcast...yawn
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