Match starts tomorrow. This will multi-tun. 0 Vote up! 01. E4 0 Vote up! Its a drag Its a bore And isn't it a pity To be looking at the board Not looking at the city 0 Vote up! I needed a thread this big to make my debut. Magnus will do it in Classical, no need for blitz. 0 Vote up! This sorts me for the next three weeks. 0 Vote up! not much of a world championship with only two people in it, fgs they should do it in football world cup format - this is the optimal world championship format for any sport 0 Vote up! Er we did the challengers, heathen. 0 Vote up! mate this is ROF reasoned statements will not he made 0 Vote up! p.s. educate me - was there a group stage? if no group stage, fook off 0 Vote up! Heh. Sort of sun. 0 Vote up! Enrich your life. Play chess every day. At work,on the bog, after meals, when imbibing a 2E. Its time has truly come because the world is now online and online is the perfect forum for chess. Massive uptake among the under 40s as it goes. 0 Vote up! yeah, I like chess, on that we are ad idem I don’t like it enough to follow the elite game but it is an enjoyable pastime and mental exercise. 0 Vote up! I play between 10-30 games a day I need to go to better meetings apparently 0 Vote up! Top level chess will never actually get much interest as long as they stick with 6 hour games. Loads of people watch quick time control chess online, almost no one watches classical games. Carlsen wants games that last 2 hours max and he’s totally right. 0 Vote up! Davos I thought it was just me. 0 Vote up! In the old days the idea of a perfect game with best moves was a thing. Now computers do that so all for a shorter form format. Anyway, a drawn Anti Marshall. Game 2 tomorrow. 0 Vote up! Its like boxing A champion verus challenger set up With a side order of politics and corruption and rows over how it should be organised being an occupational hazard over the decades 0 Vote up! I vaguely remember watching Short Kasparov in 1993 and it getting Earl Gaga into chess 0 Vote up! Game 2 Magnus playing on for the fun of it in a dead drawn position. 0 Vote up! Draw 0 Vote up! Games 3 and 4 drawn. 0 Vote up! Game 5 drawn 0 Vote up! Game 6 in its 6th hour. Looking like a draw but Q v 2 R. Been a good one. 0 Vote up! Isn’t Carlson going to win? 0 Vote up! They will draw all the classic rules games and Carlsen will win on the blitz deciders 0 Vote up! Looks like Carlsen will win what is now the longest (in terms of moves) world championship match ever. 0 Vote up! Carlsen win 0 Vote up! Another great call by yours truly :) 0 Vote up! True. Now playing the second game in one day for the first time ever. 0 Vote up! Game 7 drawn. 0 Vote up! Game 8 another MC win. Brutal this time. 0 Vote up! It’s all over now. 0 Vote up! A blunder in game 9. 3 down 5 to play for the challenger. Going to be tricky. 0 Vote up! Tricky?! He’s got no chance! I just asked on the other thread, do they play all 14 games or stop when someone gets 7.5 points? 0 Vote up! Well if you will dabble in other threads! Stops once 7.5 reached. 0 Vote up! At least one more win for Carlson then? Or just draws? 0 Vote up! Hi Rhialto... ...I studied Carlsen once. When he becomes 'relaxed' - and a lead like this is relaxing - his inventiveness grows exponentially. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a bloodbath (which in chess terms is an acceleration to 7.5. :) 0 Vote up! Hi Fluffy. He seems to relax by trying to win fantasy football league. The guy is a loss to the acturial profession but love him. Hopefully Nepo will also relax given he has effectively lost and we will have some entertaining last three or so games. He has to have fun going for 1 win. 0 Vote up! See the Game 10 thread. Carlsen’s focus now is keeping a clean sheet. He will do all he can draw the remaining games and go for wins only where Nepo gives him a clear path. That might happen since Nepo must now throw caution out of the window. I don’t see Carlsen doing worse than drawing each game from here on. 0 Vote up! Game 10 draw. 0 Vote up! As I said it would be. 0 Vote up! All over. Another blunder with the white bits by Nepo. 0 Vote up! Poor overall really 0 Vote up! Refresh Back to board Join the discussion Login Register 0 Vote up!