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  1. 10 Sep '17 18:25
    Originally posted by @ogb
    The tournament is 24 days long as is..I'm not good at maths, but double elimination would double the length ? Players couldnt afford the hotel stay !!
    More than that. You'd have to lose two instead of one, but if you lose and win one, you'll have to play a third.
  2. Standard member ogb
    10 Sep '17 18:38
    Carlsen, KRAMNIK, Nakamura all eliminated. Watch out for Ivanchuk..he can win against anyone .. anytime.
  3. 11 Sep '17 23:42 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by @ogb
    The tournament is 24 days long as is..I'm not good at maths, but double elimination would double the length ? Players couldnt afford the hotel stay !!
    No. Single elimination with 128 players is 7 rounds and double elimination would be 10 rounds. There's 64 boards ready in the tournament hall. The Winners bracket and the Losers bracket could be played at the same time.

    For example

    Round 1: 128 in winners bracket
    Round 2: 64 in winners and 64 in losers
    Round 3: 32 in winners 64 in losers
    Round 4: 16 in winners 48 in losers
    etc. etc.
  4. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    13 Sep '17 03:32
    Originally posted by @ogb
    Carlsen, KRAMNIK, Nakamura all eliminated. Watch out for Ivanchuk..he can win against anyone .. anytime.
    Ivanchuk is 1-0 against Giri!
  5. 19 Sep '17 15:08
    Both semi-final games were drawn today
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    19 Sep '17 18:37
    Originally posted by @ketchuplover
    Both semi-final games were drawn today
    How many games left?
  7. 20 Sep '17 00:41
    There are 4 players left and the semi-finals have started.

    Aronian v MVL and Wes So v Ding Liren.

    Both classical games played today drawn.

    Wes So missed a great chance to score a win but it was complicated.

    One classical game, it tied then two 25 minutes rapid games,
    if still drawn then 2 * 10 minute blitz if still tied then Armageddon.

    Losing semi-finalist get $50,000 2nd $90,000 winner $120,000.
    winner and 2nd also get place in the 2018 Candidates.

    This is one of the lines Wes So missed. There are other lines but this
    one shows you better. It was OTB and too complicated to work out.
    It either won gloriously or failed dismally.

  8. 20 Sep '17 19:28
    Apparently So's foe missed a win with 37.Rh8 today
  9. 22 Sep '17 20:29
    Ding v. Aronian remain
  10. 23 Sep '17 15:03
    Game 1 was drawn
  11. Standard member ogb
    23 Sep '17 21:50
    too bad Isle of Man has already started. What if Aronian had wanted to enter that tourney too?
  12. 25 Sep '17 16:02
    3 draws thus far
  13. 27 Sep '17 18:02
    I think 21...Nef6 in the last game is one of the best moves ever !
  14. 27 Sep '17 18:56 / 1 edit
    I'm not too sure. If white had played Bg3



    instead of Bh2 the g-file is closed to that Rg8+



    If the Bishop had been on g3 here instead of h2. then Qh5+
    .

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