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World Chess Championship 2021
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If anyone was interested, the 2021 Chess Championship match has started today and will possibly go until 11/14/21.

Magnus Carlsen vs Ian Nepomniachtchi

Match Page
Match Schedule

Should be a great matchup of different styles and will probably be more entertaining than the last one in 2018.
I have to predict for Magnus to win again. I still don't think the rest of the field has caught up to him yet and he hasn't lost anything in his play. Nepo is amazing no doubt and could find success doing things outside of standard preparation.

If anyone was interested, the 2021 Chess Championship match has started today and will possibly go until 11/14/21.

Magnus Carlsen vs Ian Nepomniachtchi

[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Chess_Championship_2021]Match Page[/url]
[url=https://www.chess.com/events/2021-fide-world-chess-championship/schedule]Match Schedule[/url]

Should be a great matchup of different styles and will probably be more entertaining than the last one in 2018.
I have to predict for Magnus to win again. I still don't think the rest of the field has caught up to him yet and he hasn't lost anything in his play. Nepo is amazing no doubt and could find success doing things outside of standard preparation.
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Magnus is a cut above, interested to see what he'll play with white. Game 1 wasn't too bad for a draw

Magnus is a cut above, interested to see what he'll play with white. Game 1 wasn't too bad for a draw
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i'm hopeful for nepo but god magnus just seems scary lmao

i'm hopeful for nepo but god magnus just seems scary lmao
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Takes takes takes… takes takes..? Takes? Checkmate!

Takes takes takes… takes takes..? Takes? Checkmate!
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#5
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magnus will win this one but alireza winning the next cycle is my head canon

magnus will win this one but alireza winning the next cycle is my head canon
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PoptobobCaptures Captures Captures… Captures Captures..? Captures? Checkmate!

Fixed for you

[quote=Poptobob]Captures Captures Captures… Captures Captures..? Captures? Checkmate![/quote]

Fixed for you
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money is on magnus for obvious reasons
excited to see some interesting games though

money is on magnus for obvious reasons
excited to see some interesting games though
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#8
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does the format still go to tiebreaks in rapid if every game is drawn

does the format still go to tiebreaks in rapid if every game is drawn
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#9
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zillydoes the format still go to tiebreaks in rapid if every game is drawn

The match consists of 14 games, and a score of 7½ wins the world championship. If the score is equal after 14 games, tie-break games with faster time controls will be played: 4 rapid games with 25 minutes each + 10 seconds increment starting from move 1. If a player scores 2½ points or more, he wins the championship.

[quote=zilly]does the format still go to tiebreaks in rapid if every game is drawn[/quote]

The match consists of 14 games, and a score of 7½ wins the world championship. If the score is equal after 14 games, tie-break games with faster time controls will be played: 4 rapid games with 25 minutes each + 10 seconds increment starting from move 1. If a player scores 2½ points or more, he wins the championship.
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https://64.media.tumblr.com/eae2a89651dd40b8c97dd895cc6b124b/tumblr_o5dnu4YVVm1stt977o1_1280.jpg

[img]https://64.media.tumblr.com/eae2a89651dd40b8c97dd895cc6b124b/tumblr_o5dnu4YVVm1stt977o1_1280.jpg[/img]
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#11
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Jwhttps://64.media.tumblr.com/eae2a89651dd40b8c97dd895cc6b124b/tumblr_o5dnu4YVVm1stt977o1_1280.jpg

thank u for the extremely tall png of the 2nd image result for "famous chess player"

[quote=Jw][img]https://64.media.tumblr.com/eae2a89651dd40b8c97dd895cc6b124b/tumblr_o5dnu4YVVm1stt977o1_1280.jpg[/img][/quote]
thank u for the extremely tall png of the 2nd image result for "famous chess player"
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Famous? rofl
Should by tagged as "The best of all time"

Famous? rofl
Should by tagged as "The best of all time"
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#13
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you might be confused space cadet that is not a picture of garry kasparov

also game 2 for this match was really cool if you guys haven't seen it yet

you might be confused space cadet that is not a picture of garry kasparov

also game 2 for this match was really cool if you guys haven't seen it yet
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Phantomyou might be confused space cadet that is not a picture of garry kasparov

a debate for another day :)

[quote=Phantom]you might be confused space cadet that is not a picture of garry kasparov[/quote]

a debate for another day :)
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SpaceCadetPhantomyou might be confused space cadet that is not a picture of garry kasparov
a debate for another day :)

It's a moot point really, everyone's going to have their favourites and how can you compare them fairly? Kasparov held the title longer than anyone else and is arguably the most consistently dominant player ever, Fischer could be seen as the most dominant any one player has been, but only for a very short time, but how do you compare them with Morphy, Alekhine, Capablanca, etc. etc. - all of whom would be destroyed by the top players of today, but in their time and at their peak were giants of the game.

The field of players continually gets better, building on the work of players of the past (and now obviously engines). There's just no fair way to compare them.

[quote=SpaceCadet][quote=Phantom]you might be confused space cadet that is not a picture of garry kasparov[/quote]

a debate for another day :)[/quote]

It's a moot point really, everyone's going to have their favourites and how can you compare them fairly? Kasparov held the title longer than anyone else and is arguably the most consistently dominant player ever, Fischer could be seen as the most dominant any one player has been, but only for a very short time, but how do you compare them with Morphy, Alekhine, Capablanca, etc. etc. - all of whom would be destroyed by the top players of today, but in their time and at their peak were giants of the game.

The field of players continually gets better, building on the work of players of the past (and now obviously engines). There's just no fair way to compare them.
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SpaceCadetFamous? rofl
Should by tagged as "The best of all time"
Phantomyou might be confused space cadet that is not a picture of garry kasparov

also game 2 for this match was really cool if you guys haven't seen it yet

I dont see any images of capablanca?

[quote=SpaceCadet]Famous? rofl
Should by tagged as "The best of all time"[/quote]
[quote=Phantom]you might be confused space cadet that is not a picture of garry kasparov

also game 2 for this match was really cool if you guys haven't seen it yet[/quote]
I dont see any images of capablanca?
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batemanSpaceCadetFamous? rofl
Should by tagged as "The best of all time"
Phantomyou might be confused space cadet that is not a picture of garry kasparov

also game 2 for this match was really cool if you guys haven't seen it yet
I dont see any images of capablanca?

fischer has the best peak chess has ever seen while kasparov has been the best for the longest. although magnus is coming for that if he keeps this up. bobby fischer was something weve never seen before at his peak before he started loosing his mind

[quote=bateman][quote=SpaceCadet]Famous? rofl
Should by tagged as "The best of all time"[/quote]
[quote=Phantom]you might be confused space cadet that is not a picture of garry kasparov

also game 2 for this match was really cool if you guys haven't seen it yet[/quote]
I dont see any images of capablanca?[/quote]

fischer has the best peak chess has ever seen while kasparov has been the best for the longest. although magnus is coming for that if he keeps this up. bobby fischer was something weve never seen before at his peak before he started loosing his mind
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https://i.imgur.com/oUabkoi.png

[img]https://i.imgur.com/oUabkoi.png[/img]
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Game 6 going on right now easily the most exciting of the match so far. Magnus has a real chance for a win here but Nepo is just trying to survive.

edit: Just set a record for the Longest World Championship match ever recorded.

edit2: All over, Magnus win. What a fucking game, they are going to be talking about this Game 6 for a long ass time. Nepo was insane with his defense. I am tired as fuck this went over 7 hours.

Game 6 going on right now easily the most exciting of the match so far. Magnus has a real chance for a win here but Nepo is just trying to survive.

edit: Just set a record for the Longest World Championship match ever recorded.

edit2: All over, Magnus win. What a fucking game, they are going to be talking about this Game 6 for a long ass time. Nepo was insane with his defense. I am tired as fuck this went over 7 hours.
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#20
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this is a classic example of a magnus style victory. just grinded the fuck out of a theoretical draw until the guy makes one slip up and wins

this is a classic example of a magnus style victory. just grinded the fuck out of a theoretical draw until the guy makes one slip up and wins
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Phantomthis is a classic example of a magnus style victory. just grinded the fuck out of a theoretical draw until the guy makes one slip up and wins

I agree, a testament to his greatness no doubt. The constant computer evaluations are exactly what a lot of people think is so wrong with what chess has become. Some (not all) of the magic and ingenuity is being lost or not realized.

Relying on computer programs to train and teach the game. One thing it cannot teach is the pressure and human factor of actually playing the game. Stress causes fatigue and fatigue causes blunders. Mistakes are part of chess and there are way to many draws in today's game that would never have been accepted in past generations.

Viswanathan Anand was the first to truly put computers into his training and he got a lot of negative attention from observers and players alike. He was a preparation player and amazing in his own right but I dislike the computer aspect.

[quote=Phantom]this is a classic example of a magnus style victory. just grinded the fuck out of a theoretical draw until the guy makes one slip up and wins[/quote]

I agree, a testament to his greatness no doubt. The constant computer evaluations are exactly what a lot of people think is so wrong with what chess has become. Some (not all) of the magic and ingenuity is being lost or not realized.

Relying on computer programs to train and teach the game. One thing it cannot teach is the pressure and human factor of actually playing the game. Stress causes fatigue and fatigue causes blunders. Mistakes are part of chess and there are way to many draws in today's game that would never have been accepted in past generations.

Viswanathan Anand was the first to truly put computers into his training and he got a lot of negative attention from observers and players alike. He was a preparation player and amazing in his own right but I dislike the computer aspect.
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rip Ian

rip Ian
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Phantomrip Ian

Yeah really close to over but you never know. Nepo can maybe play much more creative now because he has take chances. Just getting a win with the white pieces in Game 9 will change everything.

[quote=Phantom]rip Ian[/quote]

Yeah really close to over but you never know. Nepo can maybe play much more creative now because he has take chances. Just getting a win with the white pieces in Game 9 will change everything.
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#24
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Playing creative isnt really an option in classical chess, that's more of a blitz thing.

Playing creative isnt really an option in classical chess, that's more of a blitz thing.
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MoermanPlaying creative isnt really an option in classical chess, that's more of a blitz thing.

Generally true, no doubt. What I mean is nepo has to try to take magnus out of any preparation gameplay if possible. The only way to do that is with some creative thinking. More risky but what he is doing is clearly not working against Magnus right now and time is running out.

[quote=Moerman]Playing creative isnt really an option in classical chess, that's more of a blitz thing.[/quote]

Generally true, no doubt. What I mean is nepo has to try to take magnus out of any preparation gameplay if possible. The only way to do that is with some creative thinking. More risky but what he is doing is clearly not working against Magnus right now and time is running out.
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come on Ian wtf

unless he loses magnus is gonna come out of this with more rating than when he started lol

come on Ian wtf

unless he loses magnus is gonna come out of this with more rating than when he started lol
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#27
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Yeah at 6-3 this is turning into a rout quickly

Game 9 controversy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMopWjJ9Nnc
Scroll to 2:18:00 and they show video of what happened.

Yeah at 6-3 this is turning into a rout quickly

Game 9 controversy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMopWjJ9Nnc
Scroll to 2:18:00 and they show video of what happened.
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Honestly it's already over, Magnus needs 3 draws out of 5 games to win, 3 of which are white & it's very difficult to choke draws as white these days

Honestly it's already over, Magnus needs 3 draws out of 5 games to win, 3 of which are white & it's very difficult to choke draws as white these days
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#29
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game 10 was over before i woke up lol. Ian has just given up at this point going for a draw this quickly

game 10 was over before i woke up lol. Ian has just given up at this point going for a draw this quickly
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#30
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Yeah exactly like Game 7.
41 move draw, really fast. This is over.

Yeah exactly like Game 7.
41 move draw, really fast. This is over.
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