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• Dec 1, 2016

Congratulation to both players.

A proposition related to discussions:

In a 12 round one-to-one classical time control match, FIDE might implement a new rule about the first move of both players, such as:

Alternative 1

- The position after both player made their first moves can only be repeated X times during 12 games of the match.

Example for alternative 1 when X=2:

1.e4 e5  -  2.e4 e5  -  3.e4 e6  -  4.e4 e6  -  5.d4 d5  -  6.d4 d5  -  7.d4 e6  -  8.d4 e6  -  9.d4 Nf6  - 10.d4 Nf6  -  11.e4 c5  -  12.e4 c5 (of course Caro-Kann, English and many other openings might be picked up at any game of 12, always limited to X times in total 12 games)

A similar approach might be:

Alternative 2

- Each player playing with white pieces can play the same first move maximum of 2 times at any game of the match.

- Each player with black pieces can only use a specific answering move two times during the match.

Example for alternative 2:

Each player with white piece can only move 1.e4, two times. Assuming both contender wished to use their turn with this move, would make total 4 games beginning with 1.e4 out of 12.

Against 1.e4, each player with black pieces can answer with 1. ... e5 limited to two times in total of 12 games makes total 4 games beginning with 1.e4 e5.

This would restrain that obscure desire of playing Spanish game, enriching the whole match with different openings. After this rule polished not to lead weird, disadvantageous openings for players, seemed me very enjoyable for contenders, spectators and dusty openings.

Not decisive again, higher ELO as tiebreaker, according to the ELO reached after 12 games of the match.

Same ELO then heads or tails but not rapid/blitz

• ChessEclock wrote:

Congratulation to both players.

A proposition related to discussions:

In a 12 round one-to-one classical time control match, FIDE might implement a new rule about the first move of both players, such as:

Alternative 1

- The position after both player made their first moves can only be repeated X times during 12 games of the match.

Example for alternative 1 when X=2:

1.e4 e5  -  2.e4 e5  -  3.e4 e6  -  4.e4 e6  -  5.d4 d5  -  6.d4 d5  -  7.d4 e6  -  8.d4 e6  -  9.d4 Nf6  - 10.d4 Nf6  -  11.e4 c5  -  12.e4 c5 (of course Caro-Kann, English and many other openings might be picked up at any game of 12, always limited to X times in total 12 games)

A similar approach might be:

Alternative 2

- Each player playing with white pieces can play the same first move maximum of 2 times at any game of the match.

- Each player with black pieces can only use a specific answering move two times during the match.

Example for alternative 2:

Each player with white piece can only move 1.e4, two times. Assuming both contender wished to use their turn with this move, would make total 4 games beginning with 1.e4 out of 12.

Against 1.e4, each player with black pieces can answer with 1. ... e5 limited to two times in total of 12 games makes total 4 games beginning with 1.e4 e5.

This would restrain that obscure desire of playing Spanish game, enriching the whole match with different openings. After this rule polished not to lead weird, disadvantageous openings for players, seemed me very enjoyable for contenders, spectators and dusty openings.

Not decisive again, higher ELO as tiebreaker, according to the ELO reached after 12 games of the match.

Same ELO then heads or tails but not rapid/blitz

• L

• good job Carlson

• ChessEclock wrote:

Congratulation to both players.

A proposition related to discussions:

In a 12 round one-to-one classical time control match, FIDE might implement a new rule about the first move of both players, such as:

Alternative 1

- The position after both player made their first moves can only be repeated X times during 12 games of the match.

Example for alternative 1 when X=2:

1.e4 e5  -  2.e4 e5  -  3.e4 e6  -  4.e4 e6  -  5.d4 d5  -  6.d4 d5  -  7.d4 e6  -  8.d4 e6  -  9.d4 Nf6  - 10.d4 Nf6  -  11.e4 c5  -  12.e4 c5 (of course Caro-Kann, English and many other openings might be picked up at any game of 12, always limited to X times in total 12 games)

A similar approach might be:

Alternative 2

- Each player playing with white pieces can play the same first move maximum of 2 times at any game of the match.

- Each player with black pieces can only use a specific answering move two times during the match.

Example for alternative 2:

Each player with white piece can only move 1.e4, two times. Assuming both contender wished to use their turn with this move, would make total 4 games beginning with 1.e4 out of 12.

Against 1.e4, each player with black pieces can answer with 1. ... e5 limited to two times in total of 12 games makes total 4 games beginning with 1.e4 e5.

This would restrain that obscure desire of playing Spanish game, enriching the whole match with different openings. After this rule polished not to lead weird, disadvantageous openings for players, seemed me very enjoyable for contenders, spectators and dusty openings.

Not decisive again, higher ELO as tiebreaker, according to the ELO reached after 12 games of the match.

Same ELO then heads or tails but not rapid/blitz

That is pretty bad for the players who only play a few openings normally - namely the likes of Karjakin etc. You can't control the chess strategies of the players.

• Nakamura is not good enough to play in a World Championship.

•  no mai moi oke

• why not Bf8

• Hikaru Nakamura vs Magnus Carlsen in world championship match 2018 in norway would be awesome.

• Magnus WINS

• Exciting?! Yeah, the Tiebreaks saved this match. The Classical Portion was atrocious. Ruy Lopez, Ruy Lopez, and guess what? More Ruy Lopez

• Unfortunately, though players like Giri (and as we've seen-karjakin) play extremely well in match format, it is not easy to get there. You have to play aggressively in a Candidates tournament. Karjakin played excellently but I doubt he will enter the top 3 in the world, simply because, in most tournaments, you HAVE to be aggressive and win a few games. I would have been ecstatic had Caruana won the CD 2016

I would say the top 5 challengers would be:

1. Caruana
2. Anand
3. Levon Aronian
4. Hikaru Nakamura
5. Maxime Vachier-Legrave

I rank Naka low, because he doesn't stand a chance against Carlsen in classical. And Anand- he is in great form!

• WOW! The Final Game Q-H6 Check WOW What a way to win a World Title!!

• Sergey is pretty amazing. He doesn't throw fits. You can tell he is disappointed in himself but he has enough pride in himself and the game to be a graceful competitor even though he lost. He might not have gone home the winner he was however the champion of this match.

• its great

• Danny, thanks a lot. You really enriched my enjoyment of the tournament. Also amazing was going to game 11 and meeting the chess.com crew and Peter D.

• a big help thank you soo much for covering it

• Thank you for all your hard work. Your tutoring fits in nicely with the Chess Prodigy Program. Well done!

• Wow, Sergey is a class act and a real chess player.

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