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Discussion in 'The Gazebo' started by Minttunator, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    do you want to tell us that you, the norwegian here, do not know Magnus Carlsen?
     
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  2. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    In Norway I can watch it live on two different channels. One is an "internet channel" (VG.no which is a newspaper) while the other is the state channel NRK.
    Only the latter has the rights to broadcast live pictures of the game, but is hosted by a stupid cow with an aggravating, shrill laughter and an obnoxious cheerleader mentality.
    The former is more indepht with a really nerdy/weird expert commenter. In the previous game it was so boring that he started going through an old Lasker vs Capablanca game from 1914 instead.
     
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  3. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    I know who he is, just hadn't hear him talk before.
    also I'm swedish.
    fucker.

    I'm looking at vg.no now. is it over?
     
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  4. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  6. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    If Magnus wins or draws he's the new World Champion.
     
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  7. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    Sry my fault. Hope I didn't hurt any delicate sensibilities.
     
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  8. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    It hurt mine.
     
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  9. Minttunator Arcane Patron

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    It's definitely surprising that top chess players aren't always very sociable, considering the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle they lead. I guess constantly being hounded by paparazzi and gorgeous women can wear one out eventually. :P

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    (picture stolen from http://weaksquare.blogspot.com/2009/10/fruits-and-nuts.html)
     
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    Matt Damon's dating Liv Tyler?
     
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  14. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    hawt elf sex, with chess!
     
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  15. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    did you know they offered him a role in star trek into the darkness and he turned it down
     
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  16. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    any bets? a quick draw or another fighting game?
     
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  17. Minttunator Arcane Patron

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    I've actually had to work at work today so I haven't been able to follow the game closely. Seems like Anand went for it with the Sicilian - and good for him! - but the position right now seems pretty equal or maybe even slightly favourable for White.
     
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  18. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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    Looks like Carlsen missed winning continuation in double-edged Sicilian position.

    Overall, Anand's play was very feeble this match. Had Kramnik qualified instead of Carlsen (he missed the qualification by a hair) I think he would've beaten Anand as well.
     
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  19. Minttunator Arcane Patron

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    Yeah, I agree. I'm only a beginner (so my opinion might not be worth much), but in my opinion Anand has played much too passively and cautiously - he only really started fighting yesterday.
     
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  20. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    So when will Anand make the decisive blunder in this knight ending?
    To be fair, I'd play out this endgame too, because white is much better imo, from a practical viewpoint.
     
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  21. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    Mkay, congrats to our norse brethren then for giving us the new World Chess Champ. Go Sweden!
    #carlsontoostronk
    #yolo
     
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    Bah, what a sucky WM. Just remember the Karpov - Kasparov matches. They wanted to fight for it, now you get Ruy Lopes Berlin Wall 50% of the games.
     
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  23. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    That's why I've started to play the spanish with d3 years ago. No Marshall. No Berlin.
     
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  24. Minttunator Arcane Patron

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    Just got to watch the end of the game. Congrats to Swagnus, the fabulous new world champ - long may he reign! :P

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