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Levon Aronian - Magnus Carlsen


  • 22 months ago · Quote · #21

    SmyslovFan

    No, they didn't have to play it out. There's no rule about playing the position out in a candidates' tournament.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #22

    Byerley

    I didn't think so either but there was some chatter about it on chessbomb.com today, so I looked it up.

    http://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/regscandidates2012.pdf

    3. 9. 2

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #23

    TetsuoShima

    they have to make at least 30 moves.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #24

    SmyslovFan

    Svidler-Kramnik was drawn on move 23. I guess 3-fold repetition is fine, but not being able to see that there's a three-fold repetition about to occur. 

    I really hate these artificial rules.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #25

    TetsuoShima

    SmyslovFan wrote:

    Svidler-Kramnik was drawn on move 23. I guess 3-fold repetition is fine, but not being able to see that there's a three-fold repetition about to occur. 

    I really hate these artificial rules.

    but because of 3 move repitition, but they are not allowed to agree draw before move 30. At least thats what Larry Christiansen has said.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #26

    Byerley

    Read the rule. That draw was claimed by threefold repetition, which is allowed before move 30.

    Edit: Sorry, you all beat me to it.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #27

    Byerley

    Yeah, the claiming process for threefold is strange. Kramnik's next move would have been the 3rd rep, so he has to write down the move and claim the draw before he actually moves, which at that point he doesn't need to.
  • 22 months ago · Quote · #28

    Estragon

    TetsuoShima wrote:
    Irontiger wrote:

    And btw, you should look at the other games... This one was really boring. It was obvious both played to draw.

    i thought so too, sure they are the highest rated, but it seems still weird that it ended so fast.

     

    Aronian just got nothing from the opening.  Carlsen has played the NID/QID/BID complex more often than not, it was no surprise.  So much for the idea that everyone will out-prepare him in the opening, eh?

    Carlsen said before the tournament that he regarded Aronian as his main rival.  A draw with Black against him to start the tournament is a big step ahead for Magnus.  If some fans found it insufficiently entertaining for their tastes, they should demand their money back.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #29

    kco

    Estragon wrote:
    TetsuoShima wrote:
    Irontiger wrote:

    And btw, you should look at the other games... This one was really boring. It was obvious both played to draw.

    i thought so too, sure they are the highest rated, but it seems still weird that it ended so fast.

     

    Aronian just got nothing from the opening.  Carlsen has played the NID/QID/BID complex more often than not, it was no surprise.  So much for the idea that everyone will out-prepare him in the opening, eh?

    Carlsen said before the tournament that he regarded Aronian as his main rival.  A draw with Black against him to start the tournament is a big step ahead for Magnus.  If some fans found it insufficiently entertaining for their tastes, they should demand their money back.

    or the fans should go elsewhere and take up a different game. 

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #30

    Irontiger

    Estragon wrote:
    TetsuoShima wrote:
    Irontiger wrote:

    And btw, you should look at the other games... This one was really boring. It was obvious both played to draw.

    i thought so too, sure they are the highest rated, but it seems still weird that it ended so fast.

     

    Aronian just got nothing from the opening.  Carlsen has played the NID/QID/BID complex more often than not, it was no surprise.  So much for the idea that everyone will out-prepare him in the opening, eh?

    Carlsen said before the tournament that he regarded Aronian as his main rival.  A draw with Black against him to start the tournament is a big step ahead for Magnus.  If some fans found it insufficiently entertaining for their tastes, they should demand their money back.

    It's certainly a rational decision, I would have done the same had I been either of those guys, but still, it looks a boring game to me. In the other games, you can see the white player putting some effort in the middlegame, here they practically trade everything with a symmetrical pawn structure, no wonder it ends in a draw.

    Round 8 will be interesting...


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