Candidates Chess Tournament 2022 - Round 1

Looking forward to see what they bring to the table for this first round. I think most eyes will be on Firouzja and Nakamura, but it will be very interesting to see if Ding can put together some good games and finally get his chance to challenge. Besides Caruana, Ding seems to be the player with the most prestige in this tournament.

Matches:
Duda vs Rapport
Ding vs Nepomniachtchi
Caruana vs Nakamura
Radjabov vs Firouzja

Streams:
Fide (Hess, Skripchenko, Naroditsky, Rensch):

Levitov Chess (Kramnik):

Chess24 (Polgar, Gustafsson):

ChessBase India (Shah, Mokal):

Chess.com:

Ben Finegold: https://www.twitch.tv/gmbenjaminfinegold
Anna and Pia Cramling: https://www.twitch.tv/annacramling

Unfortunately, Levitov Chess World have not listed a stream as of yet, and I can't find any streams with based Svidler. Also, Chessnetwork doesn't seem to be streaming, but hopefully that might change. Add any good streams if I missed them.

Analysis boards:
Lichess: https://lichess.org/broadcast/fide-candidates-tournament-2022/round-1/LsFeKWZU
I'm not sure if Sesse will be running (I doubt it), but if someone has any other supercomputer analyses, then post them.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A Magnus vs Naka match would be the most fun.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In the same way Magnus vs Ian was fun maybe.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IT'S CHESS TIEM BOYS, R U READY?
    CRAZY SACRIFICIES, UNSOUND GAMBITS, UNBELIEVABLE BLUNDERS
    I WANT IT ALL

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      *blocks your path*

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >2...d5
        nothing personnel

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I hope you started with 1. f4 e5 anon

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >polgar/gustafsson
    Where is svidler or leko

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They're probably seconds.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I miss the Svidler/Grischuk/Giri streams back in WCC 2018.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >this was 4 years ago
        It feels like yesterday wagecucking realy did a nomber on my time perception

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >levon didn't make it
    >ding is going to choke
    who cares

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >ding is going to choke
      who knew?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's Romanian now.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, and Alireza is French...

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          too soon anon

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >challenging the boss of weird lines in a weird line

          Sorry, but Rapport is Romanian.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm sorry too.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Too soon.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              delet

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm looking forward to his games. The winner takes all high stakes format will surely encourage him to play some really interesting stuff.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for me, its ding

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You would Chang

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      THERES SOMEONE NAMED DING

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        technically his name is liren

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They got rid of those regal chairs from last Candidates lol.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    LET'S GO BOYS!

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thank God, he plays the Sicilian and not one of his meme e5 garbage.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Duda is playing some weird line though.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >challenging the boss of weird lines in a weird line

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >ruy lopez
    that's enough slurping for one day

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >berlin
    fabibros

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      naka is such a fucking killjoy. he complains about how chess isn't fun nowadays on his stream because of all the opening theory and chess engine stuff then goes and plays the berlin. what a penis.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He’s fucking right though.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        do not reply to soijaks
        do not bump soijaks

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ding game the most interesting.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why aren't there any african american players?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you know why

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why doesn't Hikaru just castle? lol

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why doesn't Hikaru just castle?
      8... a5 is better to prevent 8. Na5

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        damn he did play Na5
        it's over

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's the fun of Chess these days when computers can play like much better than the best Chess player?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's the fun of running when a car can just go much faster than the best runner?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because running and driving are two different things? If there was a robot that could run faster than the fastest man then yea, it would render running useless.

        why lift weights when you can just use a crane?

        Another false equivalence. Lifting weights have health benefits to the body.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why lift weights when you can just use a crane?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why run a marathon? There are jets.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What do you like about chess?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Black goes second

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why would that matter?

      Because running and driving are two different things? If there was a robot that could run faster than the fastest man then yea, it would render running useless.
      [...]
      Another false equivalence. Lifting weights have health benefits to the body.

      >If there was a robot that could run faster than the fastest man then yea, it would render running useless.
      No it wouldn't.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Which stream have the best commentators, didn't like everyone I checked so far. Anand and that girl from last time was the best.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anand and Muzychuk commentary was better than the games. She was trying so hard to make conversation and based Vishy just wouldn't have any of it.
      Sadly, I don't think there are any really good streams. No Svidler, no Leko, etc. I think the best is probably the Russian stream on Levitov Chess with Kramnik.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anand and Muzychuk commentary was better than the games. She was trying so hard to make conversation and based Vishy just wouldn't have any of it.
      Sadly, I don't think there are any really good streams. No Svidler, no Leko, etc. I think the best is probably the Russian stream on Levitov Chess with Kramnik.

      isnt narrowditzy supposed to be on chess.com commentary later? hes usually fairly good
      hope my wife anna does some commentary

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Other Anna is doing coverage with her mom who's a sweetheart.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bd3 has never been played before in Duda vs Rapport. We've got a novelty, boys.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any backgammon lads here?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The Panamanian likes backgammon.
      Interesting.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I like chess too, but backgammon is better when I don't want to think

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It just has a bad reputation. I haven't played it since I was little, but it was always good fun.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >It just has a bad reputation
            QRD?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Not anything to rundown. A lot of people just don't like it, probably partly because of luck being a considerable factor. Also the rules are probably a little complicated for a game that on the surface looks less interesting than other games.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                that's true, some games you get crushed and can't do anything because the other guy keeps rolling doubles and perfect combinations. It's just that kinda game where you need a bit of momentum on your side.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    COME ON ALI YOU SCRAWNY SANDNIGGLET, MAKE US PROUD

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Frenchie flag
      What happened to MVL?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He shat the bed
        Now we have to rely on this motherfucker.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He looks French to me, Mon Ami.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          just when I thought the quintessential geek was Caruana, in comes this absolute stereotype.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Apologize.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              incredible zoomer power stance

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              based. hope he dunks on those boomers.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Fabi only looks like a geek, but he actually carries himself like a chad
            Alireza is a total nerd

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My God, his arms are so thin ompared to his fat face (just like me!)

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why have sex with your wife when you can purchase and assemble a fuck machine

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do they keep putting this imbecile on commentary?
    He literally sounds like a troglodyte.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do you think they're on performance enhancing drugs?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Of course? Everyone there is on at least Adderal.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This Brazilian is so bad at trolling.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fabi is such a boring cunt

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fabi is the spirit of Chess.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It has nothing to do with him being boring. The Americans are playing a prearranged game.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone else think Ian is going to ensure that he doesn't win this tourney due to the embarrassment of his WCC?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He probably wants to redeem himself and he's the only Russian player in the field. The Russian federation desperately want another Russian world champ.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I meant the Russian chess federation. I doubt Putin cares about chess because he has bigger things to worry about at the moment.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    who else rootin for putin

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's pretty awful that Karjakin can't play.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        only has himself to blame, all he had to do was not run his mouth

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >what did you say about the neoliberal war machine?!?!

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i don't really care that much about the morality of the situation, but if he cared about playing chess then he'd have the brain to work out that FIDE having someone championing the Russian invasion would bring all sorts of bad press on them, which understandably they've chosen to avoid.
            Ian kept his mouth shut and consequently had no problems, so hard to have sympathy for Sergey here.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              do not reply to soijaks
              do not bump soijaks

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    here is if you want to watch yassar seriemwwean

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    whos /ourguy/ and whos reddit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Our guy is Fabi and Nakamura is reddit

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Rapport and Naka respectively.

        reddit hates nakamura though

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          why?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Rapport and Naka respectively.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        richard rapport = /ourguy/

        Fabi, Nepo, Liren, Radjabov are Reddit.
        Rapport, Naka, Firouzja, Duda are LULZ.

        based

        Im really hoping hes not gonna choke

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I can't see him winning, but I think he can put up a solid tourney.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      richard rapport = /ourguy/

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fabi, Nepo, Liren, Radjabov are Reddit.
      Rapport, Naka, Firouzja, Duda are LULZ.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nakamura is /ourguy/

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Timur "women belong in the kitchen" Radjabov is our guy

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    caring about nakamura one way or the other is reddit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Caring about what is reddit and what is not IS reddit.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Truer words have not been spoken.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What is the story behind this picture?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I want Nakamura to win because that would be funny. If it makes me reddit, so be it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Especially funny would be if he wins and Magnus opts out of the WCC.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >le meme chat? chat? man
    >not reddit
    He threw away his best chances at world championship to pursue full time streaming so that he could use the "I never really tried" cope.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's sitting in a far preferable position for the world championship now than if he'd been a serious chess player. The lack of stress he now has is what allowed for his classical revival.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >wastes his talents so he can live in a permacope world of delusion
      how is he not /ourguy/

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Today I will remind them that Eric Hansen beat the dogshit out of Naka.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do you guys agree with Karjakin not being allowed to play?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        get a load of that schnoz

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, because Slava Ukraini!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All he needed to do was not be a retard and stop tweeting about the invasion. So yeah, no sympathies from me. We got a better player as replacement anyway.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        why should he have to

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you're being an inflammatory cretin and cheering for more dead bodies in the middle of war, you must be prepared that other people and governing bodies might find it distasteful.

          [log in to view media]

          >stop tweeting about the invasio
          But if he was tweeting about it, and he would have said he was opposing it, it would had been fine...

          you're being willfully obtuse. Those are not the only options.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            lets not be obtuse here, if it was an american supporting an american war there would have been no blowback whatsoever
            its not because of supporting a war

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              [log in to view media]

              this

              And because they can't refute that, they will play the "whataboutism" card on you...

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              maybe. There's no way to know. America is more into proxy wars and hiring private mercenaries these days. I don't see them deploying troops in Taiwan or Iran.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You are a homosexual and profoundly stupid. There were zero consequences for American players when we bombed Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, etc. They literally banned Karjakin from a major tournament for having the wrong opinion. Wouldn't expect a backwards shitskin like you to understand the importance of freedom of speech however

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Those are not the only options.

            You're the one that wrote
            >stop tweeting about the invasion.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        [log in to view media]

        >stop tweeting about the invasio
        But if he was tweeting about it, and he would have said he was opposing it, it would had been fine...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        exactly right. people talk about radjabov being a draw-lord... all karjakin can do is try and hold on while showing zero fight. that's what he did during the WC match. ding is on an entirely different level

        Magnus about the Candidates
        >In terms of chances to win the whole thing, I would divide the players into three tiers. Tier one: the favourites. In this tier I would put Caruana and Ding. To me, they are the best and most consistent players in the field, and I would bet on one of the two winning against the field.
        >Tier two: the dark horses. Firouzja and Nepomniachtchi belong here. Neither of them have the consistency to be in the top tier, but they both have a ceiling which gives them a smaller, but still quite realistic chance of winning.
        >Tier three: the rest. I see a slight chance Rapport could make it if everything works out for him, but it feels very unlikely that he will survive seven black games against such opposition, even if he wins a few.
        >Nakamura will probably have a decent event, but I don't see him winning enough games to have a real chance. Duda and Radjabov I just don't think have any shot.

        >Tier two: the dark horses. Firouzja and Nepomniachtchi belong here
        never let it be said that carlsen is a mean guy... there isn't a single GM in the world who believes that shit he just sold lol. nepo is literally the most exposed player in the history of top-level chess. it's hard to put his mental collapse into words. he got a WC match as a result of russian tampering (been going on for 100 years) and then proceeded to get trashed while spending 50% of his time in the bathroom. if i had done that in a team tournament as a 12-year-old my coach would have left me there. he's someone with zero fight in the context of a fighting game. before the match i kept posting this video over and over again:

        that's who he is. a prep-monkey that blitzes out garbage lines while not even trying or giving his opponent respect. then he finds out he's in a lost position and pouts

        what's the difference between magnus and nepo? one digs in and stares at the board when he's down... the other bitches out and stares around the room or goes to the bathroom

        Not a big fan of Russian invasions or people who attention whore on instagram over politics, but I wouldn't have banned him if it were up to me.

        >no tweets since may 27
        >suddenly...
        https://twitter.com/SergeyKaryakin/status/1537656959175884800
        he mad

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          kek hes right too, all the globohomo efforts have done is make russia and china stronger and shoot themselves in the foot
          martsharter cope incoming

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >its another "germany tries to expand into ukraine but runs out of fuel" episode
            how unoriginal

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nepo is the reddit candidate. They love him because of how “gentlemanly” he was while playing the most retarded, brain dead, fuck stick, chess ever to be seen, essentially humiliating the entire chess world. If he had any honor, he would have unironically committed suicide. Instead in the press conferences he just wiggled his fat jowles around and said “no I didn’t see that it trapped my bishop” and reddit swoons going woooooowwwe he’s taking his loss so well ! He should be dead right now if he had any manhood

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nepo was no "gentlemanly", if he was he would have given up rather than playing a losing game, but absolutely cringe comment
            Imagine killing yourself because you, being one of the best players in the world, lost against one of the best players of all time

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ali has managed to get himself into a really, really weird situation against radja. don't know why the commentators were so excited about that exchange sac'

            >Instead in the press conferences he just wiggled his fat jowles around and said “no I didn’t see that it trapped my bishop
            can't tell you how much it triggered me when the entirety of reddit, tg and twitter were on about "how dare those reporters ask such insulting questions! do they not understand how difficult it is to play in the WC! they should try it sometime!" lol

            guy deserved to be asked after every single game "what the fuck was that shit? why are you in the bathroom all game? do you have any respect for the WC? can you at least guarantee you'll stay at the board next game?"

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              he will do it again and make everyone seethe

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >why are you in the bathroom all game? do you have any respect for the WC
              He had enormous respect for the WC, that's why he spent so much time there.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He should have just shut up

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not a big fan of Russian invasions or people who attention whore on instagram over politics, but I wouldn't have banned him if it were up to me.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. Not because of politics but because of his style

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, Putin

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yes

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >down by half an hour by move 8
    >plays an incredibly dubious move
    >there's no way hes outplaying Duda in time trouble

    Rapportbros, I dont feel so good...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's underdeveloped and his dark squares look weak on the kingside. Damn, Rapportbros... Maybe he's Hungarian after all..

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      Sírva vigad a magyar!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why duda play such a weird line if he is already out of prep lol

      Are you high anon?

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Fabi Cuchitini

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nepo will win and shit himself again

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Magnus will not play him again for sure.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        both outcomes would be hilarious

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck these guys are all younger than me. Guess it's too late to start a GM grind

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I see my boy Dudaz already dabbing on Rapport, 2 easy 4 him

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      low key Rapport is kinda mid tho fr, Duda is bussin today no cap fr fr

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Magnus about the Candidates
    >In terms of chances to win the whole thing, I would divide the players into three tiers. Tier one: the favourites. In this tier I would put Caruana and Ding. To me, they are the best and most consistent players in the field, and I would bet on one of the two winning against the field.
    >Tier two: the dark horses. Firouzja and Nepomniachtchi belong here. Neither of them have the consistency to be in the top tier, but they both have a ceiling which gives them a smaller, but still quite realistic chance of winning.
    >Tier three: the rest. I see a slight chance Rapport could make it if everything works out for him, but it feels very unlikely that he will survive seven black games against such opposition, even if he wins a few.
    >Nakamura will probably have a decent event, but I don't see him winning enough games to have a real chance. Duda and Radjabov I just don't think have any shot.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Magnus seething that Duda ended his unbeaten streak. And he’s right, cuckjabov is going to leave half way through because his 8th cousin has a runny nose

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Gifting drawjabov a candidate spot for nothing was stupid, someone more desrving like So, Giri or Aronian could have qualified.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They gave it to him because he virtue signalled about the fake and gay virus. Agreed those players are all more deserving and would have a chance to win, cuckjabov has zero

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rapport will be dead last won't he

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fabi and Alireza are the only ones that has a chance against Magnus

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ding dong too

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah ding dong to

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Caruana
    >Aronian
    >So
    >Dominguez
    Who can stop them at they olympiad?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Only China is close with Ding and Wang + yi/yu/bu

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    God damn, Rapports game looks like one of my first forays into the Sicilian, hes just getting killed. On top of that hes also burning all his time. Not looking good.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is Leko his second?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No. On a different note, there's a good chance that there will be more decisive games than draws which is quite interesting.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He needs to play to his strengths, he would get murdered anyway playing stale lines against guys like this

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    most autismo candidate?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [log in to view media]

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        virgin walk

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Autismus walk.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        have to agree with this one, his interviews all feel very odd as well

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >enters thread

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Based virgin walking

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this is what a very high power level looks like irl

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How do they stop competitors from taking chess engines into the restroom?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ladies and Gentlemen,

          The careful study of the video recordings from the rest rooms done by the technical experts of the Bulgarian team revealed the following facts which we would herewith like to bring to your attention:

          1. After each move Mr. Kramnik immediately heads to the rest room and from it directly to the bathroom. During every game he visited the relaxation room 25 times at the average and the bathroom more than 50 times – the bathroom is the only place without video surveillance.

          2. Unlike Mr. Kramnik, the World Champion Veselin Topalov spends his time mainly at the playing table. The average number of times he visited the rest room and the bathroom is 8 and 4 respectively.

          A short statistical sample derived from the camera recordings in the rest room during the third game shows:

          15.54 – Kramnik plays move 15
          15.55 – Goes into the bathroom
          15.56 – Goes out of the bathroom
          15.57 – Goes into the bathroom
          15.59 – Goes out of the bathroom
          16.03 – Goes into the bathroom
          16.04 – Goes out the bathroom
          16.07 – Comes out for move 16

          The behavior of Mr. Kramnik is very similar to the above during all games played so far.

          The logical question arises: How many times during a game does a player need to go to the bathroom and with what regularity? The logical answer is: between 5 -10 times at the most, but not 50 as the statistics from the games played so far shows.

          We would like to once again remind you that the bathroom is the only place without video or audio surveillance.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            that's just kramnik's way of messing with topalov

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >have ankylosing spondylitis
            >snort coke in the bathroom to relieve the pain
            >some bulgarian brat pretending to be a champion accuses you of using stockfish on the shitter in 2006, possibly by putting custom cartridges into your nokia n-gage or some shit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      voting for nakamura

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fire for sure

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Firo *

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rapport is busted on Move 12. Wtf retard. Why would you play a variation you don't know enough about?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sicilianfags btfo!

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [log in to view media]

    >virgin walk
    >Autismus walk

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What happened here?

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      loool what's his problem

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hammer is fuckin drooling man. Trash commentary team.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Chess24 stream with gustaffsen and polgar

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Danny Rensch is unbearable

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      brain damage from coaching andrea botez

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ATTENTION: there will be a /tg/ vs LULZ chess event tomorrow. More information will be posted soon.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      we'll shit all over those weaklings

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm pretty sure this thread is mostly /tg/ posters.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      "I'm seein' double here, eight garden gnomes!?"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      /chess/ stays on the winning board

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that would be a fun stake, but Im afraid ultimately its up to the jannies where /chess/ goes

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          /tg/ jannies are the worst though

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Worse than spee somehow

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >LULZ
        >winning

        pick one

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >/tg/ vs LULZ chess event tomorrow
      trust no one not even yourself

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1400 Rapid reporting in.

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Queens are off
    Whew, now theres some hope hes gonna save this. Also Alireza is a beast.

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most kino standings
    8th- radjabov - 0
    7th - Nepo - 2
    6th - Duda - 7
    5th - Rapport 9
    4th - Fabi 11
    3rd - Ding 12
    2nd Nakamura 12.5
    1st Alireza 14

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kino would be Nakamura coming in last

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the funniest would be if nakamura finishes in third 0.5 point behind #2 which removes the hope of playing the match if magnus decides not to play.

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not ez pos 4 ding

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Richard Raportescou equalized

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nope. Duda fucked up by allowing Queen exchange. 13. Qc2 followed by 14. Rd1 would be much better.

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Chinky Dingy blunders Neposisters !

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      and Nepo returns the favour

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How significant is a +1 advantage for someone like Duda?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Significant but not game over

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      at this level anything around +/- 1 is pretty much still a draw

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why did Nakamura castle now, when he didn't want to do it before?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Karu's analysis on his youtube channel is thorough.

  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bad opponent for Ding bro in Round 1. Nepomniachtchi is too sharp. He needed a jobber to gain his footing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Playing nepo in the first half of the candidates is bad luck for anyone. Much better to play him once he tires himself out and falls back on getting new haircuts.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >go into the match with a man-bun
        >cut off the man-bun due to desperation
        worst of both worlds. there are guys that would make the first mistake but not the second

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It gave us the hilarious samurai question at the post-game interview, so I'm not complaining.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Playing nepo in the first half of the candidates is bad luck for anyone.
        ... You realize Candidates is a double round-robin tournament?

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When are the Botez sisters playing?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Women make me sick

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hopefully this first round isn't indicative of anything because ding is very likely to lose to nepo

    Black's got a ready-mate attack with ...Rg6 and ...g5 while White doesn't really have anything

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wish we had this studio and commentary doing the candidates. Howell is based.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >no chess notation allowed: the studio

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah chess notation makes newbs like me confused

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm suprised that chess24 use two studios for their chess tour and only one for the Candidates which is way more important and prestigious event.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i guess they don't do the howell commentary for classical matches? chess tour is rapid/blitz

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thank you. It bugs me out.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Magnus Carlsen is in the endgame stage with his hole for the night
        >He needs to find the critical move in this position
        >Magnus Carlsen finds the move, moving his moving his rook over 2 squares into her open file
        >Look at that, her eval bar has gone to +100

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They've been using notation since the end of the first season. Why are chess autists so against bringing in a more casual audience through simpler explanations and cute hosts?

        I don't like the sideshow zoomer entertainment shit either, but putting charisma vacuum notation spam spergs like Svidler and Leko, or unlikeable smarmy douchebags like Grischuk or Gustafsson on your main streams is going to kill any potential new viewers.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          think we all know what commentator would bring in a new audience

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ding in shambles

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    damn Ben is shitting on Radjabov, why is he the only one with no chance to win this?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Radjabov has been playing shitty drawish chess lately and overall hasn't been having great results.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's a old man who makes quick draws to not lose rating. He didn't earn his spot, it was handed to him because he was the most scared of the covids. He paid homage to the neoliberal demon and was rewarded, as karjakin blasphemed it and was dropped

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        sweetheart, you're not understanding who radja is

        karjakin was a "look how young i am with with my GM title!" prodigy... radja was a "watch me trigger the best player in the world into a coma" prodigy... there are levels to this

        we're talking maybe the greatest expert in the king's indian ever. it was very bad luck for him that his pet line ended up being pseudo-contradicted by the bayonet attack

        this shit predates pol zoomer memes by 20 years

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Funny because sōyjabov was also the muh youngest gm of all time. Kasparov has a seizure like that any time he is losing. And he's not even top 5 for kid players of all time, Fischer and kasparov are in another league with that opening, bronstein, geller and tal contributed 10x more to it than him and nakamura and ding have created greater games. Sorry pal he's got nothing

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bookies gave 15x odds for nepo to win the tournament which is very good value but i couldnt bring myself to root for nepo to win.

  62. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is good timing for a candidates spee chess thread. There's literally no other sport on worth watching.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >foreigners not respecting our national pastime
      ameribros…?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      like this?

      some one please ban australia

  63. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would like to play with the orangutan opening on botez

  64. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how many events did chinks organize so ding could play? lmao

  65. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ding bro has to make 15 moves in 15 minutes. Dingbros, I don't feel so good.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd be more concerned with his losing position than the time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      aaaaand it's over.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's gonna be Carlsen vs Nepo again, isn't it

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nepo should've been kicked from the candidates after his wc performance.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Man makes mistakes

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nepo is severely underrated due to his choking

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how is ding -7.0 in this match?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          he's losing a bishop and close to getting mated.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Now he's -60.

  66. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    after Na5 you just need to play ...R8e7 to protect the b-pawn

  67. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just because he's so good at choking, people forget how good of a player nepo is when he's in form

  68. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >magnus bantering nakamura

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why can't the GOAT in every sport be like this

  69. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    JUST

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If only you knew how bad things really are.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >all this training just to lose to the funny fat DOTA man

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ding's game looked like mine if I try playing anything other than Scotch kek. Especially the English Opening.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          People playing shit like this as white deserve to lose every game tbh

  70. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    everytime i try to bring two different matches in lichess in different tabs the evaluation bar stops working in one of them
    fucking sucks

  71. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Manbun bros we did it

  72. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The absolute state of chess if Nepo wins this tournament again

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'll take it if we get a Rocky 3 training montage.

  73. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      caruana is weaker after the opening but not that weak ffs

  74. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    naka in a lot of trouble after a totally fine opening

  75. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When will /ourguy/ be invited to the candidates?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >/ourguy/
      >Shankland
      Our guy is very clearly Ding.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        our guy is /tigranpetrosian/

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i gave up on him back in 2018

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ding is Reddits choice. Shut the fuck up seppo

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          r*ddit hates china and are accusing him of playing rigged games to make it into candidates

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >he doesn't hate china

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              china is the 4th reich, the reinvention of national socialism
              full support

  76. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ching chong bros....how did great leader let this happen?

  77. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rapport bros...

  78. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I unironically saw Carlsen on the subway like two months ago

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      does he get recognised?
      is he really famous in norway?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes he's really famous and gets recognized all the time I'm sure but that time he just sat by himself and no one bothered him. Maybe it was because most people just look at their phones so no one noticed him and I was also really surprised because it was so unexpected to see him just sitting on the subway like a regular person

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you sure it was him?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [log in to view media]

      I met Carlsen at a Orange Julius back in 2017. He was busy on his phone and didn't want to bother him. Then this homosexual who looked like a fat James Rolfe stopped and was like. Woah, your Magnus Carlsen. Without looking up his phone was like. Yeah...I AM! He then asked if he would sign his shirt. He replied that "he really doesn't sign things for people" dejected the homosexual waddled off without saying a world. Finally he got his Orange Julius and as he was paying for it I cut a foul smelling fart that made him gag so. OHHHH MAH GAHD. He glared at me and put his shirt over his nose. And snapped "what's your deal, kid" I told him to nicer to his fans. He scoffed and said Yeah...your nopt my agent. And left. What a fucking norwegian bitch. Glad his career is soon to be dead.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        interesting
        i thought magnus would sign things for fans

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        At an open tournament my coach was playing hikaru on board 1 so i left mine to go watch for a few mins. he starts staring right into my eyes with this psycho angry look and i stare right back at him with a smirk for what must have been 3 minutes. every time i'd pass him after that he'd stare me down. just a complete weirdo of a human being

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Every video of him outside the house is pure autism

  79. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    getting a tiny bit of deja vu from this position

  80. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh well. I was rooting for rapport but he made too many inaccuracies throughout and now finally blundered. Hopefully he feels better for tomorrow's game

  81. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ooof what happened to Ding?

  82. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    NAKA WTFF?! Another one disgraces Great Leader Xi

  83. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good on Rapport and Duda for representing the plebs. Both have no clue about what's going on.

  84. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    RAPPORTBROS WE ARE BACK

  85. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dog for lunch bros is Radjabov our last chance to have a Chinese man win today?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how is radja chinese

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Azerbaijan is rightful Chinese clay, he is proud servant of Chinese party helping with the covid propoganda

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          do you ever bored of being a seething fag?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            *get bored

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            1. No
            2. It goes in the loo

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Chinks lack the capacity of bordem. Need a soul for that dai

  86. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >shitty Crapuana

  87. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me it's Coach.

  88. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    naka trying to bail out hoping and praying fabi will go Qg3

    hg3 bit of an inaccuracy since ...Rf8 comes and you don't have Rf1 on the board

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If he had gone rf1 could've seen this position on the board. Winning for white but hard to convert.

  89. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    can nakamura still draw this?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If there's anyone who's a threat to pull off some tricky swindly shit in time trouble it's Naka

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i think it's very possible

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cariana missed about three chances to finish him off so it's certainly possible.

  90. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Polgar and Jan completely ignore the time scramble. Two drooling retards. Chess24 is doomed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All 3 boards reached time control you dumb fuck

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Can't expect much of an indian

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they stuck to one board dryly calculating lines and completely ignored the Nakamura game.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Jan is only entertaining when he has his bros on with him, svidler leko or grischuk. Otherwise his own dry humor has no personality contrast to make it interesting

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah these guys are dry as fuck.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Jan is too redditcore

  91. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So Magnus withdrew from the 2010 candidates even though he was favourite to win (and world number 1) due to unfairness over the tournament format.
    So he could have had ANOTHER world title had he just played. Crazy how he did that.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What was wrong with the format?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i don't think so
        think magnus is bluffing
        [...]
        not sure but it's weird that Magnus let his complants about the format deny him a world championship victory

        https://en.chessbase.com/post/magnus-carlsen-drops-out-of-world-championship-cycle

        He wrote an open letter to fide about why he dropped out.

  92. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Carlsen will retire if Alireza doesn't win Candidates yes or no?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i don't think so
      think magnus is bluffing

      What was wrong with the format?

      not sure but it's weird that Magnus let his complants about the format deny him a world championship victory

  93. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate this semen slurping 'sport'

  94. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For "not dry" stream go watch the clown show with hammer and rensh lmao

  95. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What stream is Grischuk?

  96. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i love how judit polgar pronounces candidate

    candy-date

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How else would you pronounce it?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        correctly

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        caan-dee-dut

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        in america? can-duh-dit

  97. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So can anyone explain why ding was chasing irrelevant pawns while nepo was throwing the kitchen sink at his kingside?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the chinese put a lot of stock in manpower advantages

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was not about the queeenside pawns, he was trying to rerout the knight to put pressure on the key black pawn on e4. He could't do it any other way because his queen blocked d2 square.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks, anon.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      chinese materialism

  98. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >caruana throwing away winning position because of the sheer chad autistic energy resonated by hikaru
    >ding folding like a house of cards against ian "i've never spoken to a human before" nepomguhdfsjakghfi
    >firouzja desperately trying to hold losing position against LULZ shitposter radjabov
    how much of a disadvantage are social skills in chess?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >LULZ shitposter radjabov
      ??

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he's repeatedly called armenia a terrorist state and said before a match against armenian levon aronian that he'd quit chess and join the army if the two countries ever went to war and he approaches the match in the same way. He's political often on twitter too https://twitter.com/rajachess/status/1259185244030337026?s=20&t=lwogqQI9sA6AbKOX9kNPWQ

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          to be fair armenia is responsible for attacking azerbaijan

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I prefer to take the turkish approach and just simply not believe in armenia

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >"i've never spoken to a human before"
      Where is this came from?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        have you ever heard his interviews? In 20 years we will look back at people like nepo and wonder how we didn't realise the machines had already infiltrated us

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          machines don't tilt

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      have you ever heard his interviews? In 20 years we will look back at people like nepo and wonder how we didn't realise the machines had already infiltrated us

      Nepomniachtchi speaks normally when he's talking in Russian. His weird inflections in English is more due to his unfamiliarity with the language.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are you watching this interview

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No. What happened? Did he start every sentence with "Ok but" like he usually does lol?

  99. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't respect Sicily as an opening or an island

  100. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Caruana wastes 25 minutes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      he's calculating all the way to mate ok

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The amount of times he has thought for half his time and then played the wrong move this match is pretty infuriating. I was really looking forward to another i dont care performance from hikaru

  101. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fabi has 20 minutes less than naka

  102. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    has fabi screwed this up?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      he was +3 a few times before move 40, once hikaru found Bd7 it's a draw now unless hikaru blunders

  103. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >losing to hikaru
    is it over for us fabichads

  104. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Magnus' new second

  105. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >twitch streamer wins the tournament
    now that would be funny

  106. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so this palace in madrid is very classy
    great place to host the candidates

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >prepare the classy place for the players
      >they look like

      Apologize.

  107. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is the move or sequence the engine has been screaming at caruana to play and he keeps missing?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was this position, line is top right, after Qd6 all stockfish lines ended in black being forced to give up the exchange and being lost. Caruana played Qh4, blundering a draw. He had this position or very similar with Qd6 on the board 3 times

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        finding Qd6 is so difficult in that position. even looking at the top engine line it's not clear exactly what you're doing

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yeah it does make almost no sense, it's all about getting Qf4 and Nf5 without the bishop being on d7 to trade, it wins the rook for the knight in about 10 moves or something, but this is why the engine was so sure fabi was winning

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah ...Bd7 stopping Nf5 isn't possible after Qd6 because of Qd5+

        really simple stuff for someone like fabi to miss

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          its not Qd5+ after Bd7 because Be6, which does win the pawn but isn't quite as winning. It is a complicated line but fabi is 2770 so he should probably have won from this position

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Before Rd1 it was trade off the minor pieces and get in a queen and pawn endgame with an extra pawn on G, after taking the E pawn during the trades

  108. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is Nepo playing under the Russian flag or is he a child of the world?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      R*ssian flag is disallowed

  109. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it'ss over hikarusisters...

  110. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Radjabov managed to make a draw from an advantage with white. Anyone surprised?

  111. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lol lichess couldn't handle ding's loss

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why are they so upset?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the owner of lichess is ukrainian

  112. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Come on Caruana, finish that fat fuck

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      looks like it's over for naka

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's racist towards the race of Americans

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Italian-Americans are more American than Japanese-Americans

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the flight crew of the plane that dropped the nagasaki bomb was mostly italian americans

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            now thats a spicy meataball

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Lots of Pastamerican ww2 pilots

  113. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fabi big winning now, will be so impressive when he finds a draw from here

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I want to believe.

  114. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh look, these two retards still fixated on a single drawn board. Where are Leko and Tania?

  115. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WHy is fabi taking so long to win? My Dad is telling me its bedtime now but I want to see hikaru lose

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you have to be 18 to post here

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm turning 22 in 3 days

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          why is he telling you about bed time then

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I wish u a happy birthday

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          happy birthday anon you can go to bed now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      tell that basterd bitch to fuck off

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My Dad told me swearing is wrong so I don't swear

        share your choccy milk with your dad to buy 5 minutes, if fabi finds rook F1 he is at least going up the exchange

        He doesn't like milk 🙁

        why is he telling you about bed time then

        Because he cares about me keeping a healthy sleep schedule

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      share your choccy milk with your dad to buy 5 minutes, if fabi finds rook F1 he is at least going up the exchange

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      based Dad
      denying sadistic pleasure to his son

  116. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sad that Carjackin went from this to a genocide supporting chud.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you will never be in nato

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I hope so.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          wish i could find the pic of him in his little ukrainian colors track-suit at an olympiad. guarantee there's a part of him saying "oh my god... i'm so young and they might ban me forever" despite all the bluffing

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            why would they ban him forever when he was just a kid?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous
            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Carjackin betrayed his real country: Ukraine.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              haha yeah thanks that one

              [...]
              You guys are retarded. Karjakin is from Crimea, which is like 95% ethnic Russian and they speak Russian. Their entire history is Russian. In 2014 they voted like 98% to join Russia. This isn’t the own you think it is.

              >they voted like 98% to join Russia
              yes, and putin enjoys 99.9% support, we know, chud, thanks. if you want to talk identity politics you can go to tg

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You guys are retarded. Karjakin is from Crimea, which is like 95% ethnic Russian and they speak Russian. Their entire history is Russian. In 2014 they voted like 98% to join Russia. This isn’t the own you think it is.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >In 2014 they voted like 98% to join Russia.
              ah yes
              the referendum at gun point

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                haha yeah thanks that one
                [...]
                >they voted like 98% to join Russia
                yes, and putin enjoys 99.9% support, we know, chud, thanks. if you want to talk identity politics you can go to tg

                if you say so, boris

                Guys, Ukraine is losing. When are you gonna accept reality?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              if you say so, boris

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              > In 2014 they voted like 98% to join Russia.
              Imagine believing this. You probably think that Russia, Sweden and North Korean are democracies too…

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Imagine believing whatever bullshit the CIA is telling you about Russia/Donbas
                Fuck Westoids are truly the most retarded, propagandized people on Earth

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                sweden is a leading democracy

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                10/10 bait.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                sweden is number 4 in the index of leading democracies

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nice list of the faggiest countries not named Canada

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You have eaten a lot of propaganda.
              >which is like 95% ethnic Russian
              >and they speak Russian.
              These are incorrect and misleading respectively. In the case of the latter, a lot of Kremlin bots repeatedly spam "they speak Russian therefore they live in territory that belongs to Russia" - there is no hard link between ethnicity and native language. Even Zelenskyy's first language is Russian but he's Ukrainian.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ukraine is a fake country. Like saying you're ottoman

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                define a "fake country"

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Having characteristics or aspects similar to ukraine

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Like Russia?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Mmm more like Czech Republic tbh tbh senpai

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                its slovakia that isnt a real country

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah well your tundra land is ruled by a lady in her 90s who lives on another continent.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anglo man gloriously conquered this land by triumphing over savages and mercifully educating them before we found out they were retards. It was only destroyed recently from inside by kalergi globalists

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >by triumphing over savages and mercifully educating them
                You talking about the french?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Please don't use that word so rashly on a blue board, fr*ch will do

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                wales

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Their entire history is Russian
              Sure, I guess so if 'history' began in 1945

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Boring stupid yawn inducing shit take and 2/10 troll comment.
          Try harder.

  117. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >+68.0

    knew naka was gonna have a rough time of this

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      thats just the percentage of how much he cares

  118. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where were you when Hikaru was kill?

  119. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >playing with black against Fabi
    to be fair to Nakamura, this was the hardest game in the tournament

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      he played like trash though

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he was playing well until he castled

  120. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm playing KOTOR 2 right now, I'm pretty confident that fabi is the most light side player in this tournament

  121. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So far both players who won are former Challengers. Coincidence?

  122. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Say what you want NATO shills.
    Crimea is Russian.
    Crimea has always been Russian.
    Crimea will never bow down to the CIA puppets in Kiev.

  123. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    didn't get to watch today but just dropping in to say SHITkaru CACAmura

  124. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shouldn't Caruana rest and prepare rather than wasting time with Rensch?

  125. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't see Alireza holding this.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wow great prediction.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      based and 700 elo pilled

  126. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [log in to view media]

    We did it! Rapportescu came back!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why is he chaning flags? Is it political or just a money issue?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >money issue
        this

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Does Romania have such a bigger market than you guys? Just throw him money. He is the best thing since Leko and tbh i like him a lot more than Peter. I may be biased(fanboying) but i ve thrown 50€ on him ending with 8.5+/14 AND winning the candidates. The dude impressed me so much two years ago at Norway chess. Pay up Magyar bros, he is worth it.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think he has already decided to leave.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah i think Judit said on stream it's a done deal

              He had no sponsors lately. György Gattyán (owner of livejasmin) sponsored him for years, and that helped a lot but he stopped.

              He was struggling, mostly because of money issues.

              ?t=267

              I heard some Romanian businessman (who lives in Serbia, just like Ricsi) met him at the The Superbet Chess Classic Romania and offered him sponsorship but he has to switch flags.

              Which is a shame.

              I see. I understand the dude completely, i just find it hard to believe that the romanians have that much more money to offer him or that chess is more popular over there. It's not like the mutts snatched him(which would be understanble)

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

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                >mutts snatched him
                I wish they did...

                A lot of people here hate Rapport for this. Nobody would care if he switched for US or France or anything. They would blame the government for not giving that much money for chess that they give for soccer.

                But Romania... a lot of people are pissed because of this.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He had no sponsors lately. György Gattyán (owner of livejasmin) sponsored him for years, and that helped a lot but he stopped.

            He was struggling, mostly because of money issues.

            ?t=267

            I heard some Romanian businessman (who lives in Serbia, just like Ricsi) met him at the The Superbet Chess Classic Romania and offered him sponsorship but he has to switch flags.

            Which is a shame.

  127. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when does alireza play?

  128. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wtf I didn't know that Rapport is Romanian.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We neither.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What is he smoking?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          chicken cigarette

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            SOVL overload.

  129. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not a sport

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Then tennis isn't a sport

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Tennis isn’t a sport

  130. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >come home
    >Rapport saved the game

    Feels good to be a Rapportbro, real proud of him. Forcing the queen exchange was very clever and this draw is almost like a win.

  131. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Looks like Ding had 2 good years in which he peaked and that's it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nepo starts strong and then has a melt down half way through the tourny due to being a fat retard. Nothing unexpected so far

  132. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't care who wins as long as he's American. Maybe Hikaru played O-O to get Fabi up to the top

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There aren't any American playing in this candidates

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Every country belongs to America

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        fabi and naka

  133. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What happened to the mongoloid norwegian? Did he get dethroned yet?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no, but he's insinuated that he might not defend the title because he's a jackass

      I only care about chess when the Botez sisters are involved.

      what are those bizarre corsets they're wearing?

  134. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only care about chess when the Botez sisters are involved.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A woman with small breasts, very hard to be a 10

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >search "chess" on utube
      >it's all twitch thots now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can't believe I ever preferred Alex. Andrea is so much better.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        welcome home

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thank you for realizing this. Andrea is top qt

        A woman with small breasts, very hard to be a 10

        lol I understood that reference

  135. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dingbros... it was supposed to be our turn

  136. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CHESS IS A GLORIFIED MEMORY GAME
    CHESS IS A GLORIFIED MEMORY GAME
    CHESS IS A GLORIFIED MEMORY GAME
    CHESS IS A GLORIFIED MEMORY GAME
    CHESS IS A GLORIFIED MEMORY GAME
    CHESS IS A GLORIFIED MEMORY GAME

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Calm down Bobby, you're dead

  137. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so tomorrow Ding beats Duda with black and in the 3rd round outplays Fabi with white like he did last time and everything will be ok, right?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Chinks shook, it's over.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >mein führer...dinger...

  138. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mfw the two men who are tied for 1st are both gnomish

  139. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >hikaru lost
    lol

  140. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who is /ourguy/?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Caruana

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Carlsen

  141. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone else find classical chess extremely boring to watch live? I prefer to watch the recap and postgame analysis.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There are people actually watching this?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No they're done for the night but I had it on all day at work

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          "Had it on" isn't quite what I meant.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's why I responded both ways fren

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I was asking if people just sat there staring at the games and commentary.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah while I was eating or in the pisser

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'll never admit it in these threads or /chess/, but i only watch GothamChess recap however soi he is.
      He's better at analyzing and makes better video than agadmator.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Who isn't better than agad? Dude analyses nothing and explains nothing, he just runs through the moves while saying his preset phrases. Levy was ok until realized hammed up zoomer reactions would get him more viewers.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        just watch daniel king

  142. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is still going on?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there's one match each day with some break days in between

  143. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >unironically watching gigagarden gnome levy

  144. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >poo liren
    Lmao

  145. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hope Nakamura wins. Would be hype match

  146. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Come on

    I want to see Ding vs Magnussen

  147. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SOON TIME FOR CHESS

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      when does it start

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        hour or so i think

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        15:00 CET

  148. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was gonna bump this thread but we autosaging.

  149. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wheres new one

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