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  1. 14 Aug '17 19:27
    Round 1 draws Karjakin. Aronian wins brilliantly. Caruana collapses. Naka 1 Anand 0
  2. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Aug '17 19:55
    Originally posted by @ketchuplover
    Round 1 draws Karjakin. Aronian wins brilliantly. Caruana collapses. Naka 1 Anand 0
    Round 1 of what?
  3. 14 Aug '17 20:53 / 1 edit
    round 2 draws nakamura.

    st.louis rapid and blitz grand chess tour on youtube now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. 14 Aug '17 22:11
    3 draws for Garry.
  5. Standard member ogb
    14 Aug '17 23:51
    Originally posted by @ketchuplover
    3 draws for Garry.
    no-one expected any more from Garry. He will finish in bottom third of standings
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    16 Aug '17 10:20
    Originally posted by @ogb
    no-one expected any more from Garry. He will finish in bottom third of standings
    With an IQ of 180 or so he will learn how the younger gen plays and the next time will be different. Remember, blitz and rapid don't require heavy thinking for hours on end, that plays to the older crowd.
  7. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    16 Aug '17 11:57 / 1 edit
    St. Louis Rapid & Blitz tournament

    We're 2 days in so far, each day being 3 rounds of rapid games.

    Here are both days in FULL, including commentary:

    Day 1 - YouTube

    Day 2 - YouTube

    Both vids are around 4 and half hours, so make some time if you're interested in watching

    EDIT:
    The final rapid round is today at local time 1pm (GMT-5) which is 7pm British Summer time.
  8. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    16 Aug '17 15:54
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    With an IQ of 180 or so he will learn how the younger gen plays and the next time will be different. Remember, blitz and rapid don't require heavy thinking for hours on end, that plays to the older crowd.
    I hope there will be a next time. He says this is a five day hiatus from retirement...
  9. Standard member ogb
    17 Aug '17 03:10
    after 3 days of Rapid play Kasparov's rating has tumbled 29.4 points ha ha hahahaha. what a comeback !
  10. 17 Aug '17 07:12
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    With an IQ of 180
    IQ is a near-meaningless number. IQs above 140 doubly so. IQ in the context of chess triply so. And unsources claims of stratosperic IQs entirely so.
  11. 17 Aug '17 09:51
    A 12 year lay off from competitive chess and to a certain extent age
    took their toll. Five of the players, Nakamura, Karjakin, Nepo, Navara
    and Quang Liem were not even born when Garry was World Champion.

    He had good and even winning positions in some games but hesitation
    and some excellent fighting chess from his opponents caught him out.

    His loss v Nepomniachtchi was good chess at this speed.

    Kasparov - Nepomniachtchi