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World Chess 2018


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Buff Johnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 1,145

Don't know how many have an interest, but man, these guys are battling!  
Caruana giving Carlsen a run for the money, through 10, all draws.

(Caruana could be first U.S. since Fischer to have a real shot at the title)

Game6, Caruana has a chance at an end-game mate... if only you can compute 30 moves ahead.
Don't worry, Carlsen can't either, he's missed some also.

https://www.chess.com/article/view/world-chess-championship-2018-carlsen-caruana

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/nov/22/magnus-carlsen-v-fabiano-caruana-world-chess-championship-game-10-live

(update - Magnus retained the title. Stop reading now if you want your life back)

Seth Bleazard · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2018 · Points: 297

Is chess even a sport?

Buff Johnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 1,145
Seth Bleazard wrote: Is chess even a sport?

Rest days, compadre. Rest days!

DaveBaker · · Durham, NC · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 164

1. e4

Kyle Edmondson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 40

1.  ...   c5

Buff Johnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 1,145

2. Nf3

Andrew Poet · · Central AZ · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 161
Seth Bleazard wrote: Is chess even a sport?

I'm curious about the line between activity and sport in 2018. I have huge respect for chess players, and they definitely train like athletes, but the typical definition of sport emphasizes "physical exertion". 

Kyle Edmondson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 40

2. ...d6

Buff Johnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 1,145

3. d4

Kyle Edmondson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 40

3.  ... c x d4

Buff Johnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 1,145

4. Nxd4

Kyle Edmondson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 40

4. ... nf6

Buff Johnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 1,145

5. Nc3

okay, that completes most common openers for the Open Sicilian. Will black set up a variation??

Kyle Edmondson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 40

5.  ... nc6
Not yet.  Still got some developing to do.  I'm not prepped like some people.

Buff Johnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 1,145

6. Bc4

Kyle Edmondson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 40

6. .... g6

Buff Johnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 1,145

7.Nxc6

Kyle Edmondson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 40

7. ... bxc6
A couple more moves and it could start getting interesting.

Buff Johnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 1,145

8. e5

mpech · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 2

9. you sunk my battleship.

Nick Thomas · · Fargo, ND · Joined Nov 2016 · Points: 35

Is there actually a freaking chess game going on in the comments right now?

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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