Halftime at the 2018 Sinquefield Cup. I am sure you'll agree that the basic thrill and charm of chess is the fact that it can be played and enjoyed at all levels. And, finally, he used only one engine instead of several engines. 2018 Sinquefield Cup . ... Abu Dhabi 2018. Sinquefield Cup (2018) The 6th Sinquefield Cup saw ten of the world's best players compete in the Saint Louis Chess Club from 18-27 August 2018. Live Commentary provided by GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Maurice Ashley, and WGM Jennifer Shahade. Nc3 e6 3. d4 Bb4 4. Transfer this to the upper 15 players today. The event is the penultimate leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, with the tour regulars joined by wild card Magnus Carlsen. Sinquefield Cup 2018: Round 6. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members. Assuming, of course, that Kasparov's assessment was accurate. If the analyst is trying to come up with such explanations then that's just pure conjecture on their part, nothing more. No, this hasn't been done (yet). Four Draws Today and One Win with Black.. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Caruana, Fabiano ½-½. Leading the tournament were Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk and Magnus Carlsen. It will display variations which it considers are the best moves for both sides without any other reasoning. What an exciting last round of the Sinquefield Cup yesterday. =9 Nakamura 2812 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 3 1½. But, given all the PGN browsers available that you can download, it should not be too difficult to copy and paste an analysis from a post into such a browser that the post adheres to the PGN standard. You are asking a C.G. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime – So, Wesley ½-½. Competitive Play. This forum is for this specific tournament only. @ jsaldea12 : In fact, in the Sinquefield Cup 2018, the draw rate was 82.2 % : lower than the Chess Masters Final 2015's draw rate (which was 83.3 %). And a game between two strong engines is equally fascinating (at least to me) but for different reasons. =5 Grischuk 2782 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 4½ 6 I'm not sure what you mean by that. The event is the last leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour before the final in London, with Carlsen joining the tour regulars as a wild card. I can only hope that the sighting of it at the end of a neverending desert is not a mirage. Nunn says in the introduction, "I have chosen the games solely for their instruction qualities." These things are good. The search for objective perfection is a neverending one. The five-way tie is still there, going into the rest day. It would brighten the place up and encourage more of the good players...and there are a few knocking on here...to partake. As far as analysis without any explanation, whether it's done by humans or computers, being a fruitless exercise, I agree. Agree that as 'yet' there is no way to add into a computer all the baggage that comes with a human v human game but yes, give it time. Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC. Humans play chess games; other humans (annotators) write about those games in books, magazines, and online. Over the course of nine rounds, these competitors will battle for $300,000 in prize money, points toward the Grand Chess Tour , and the coveted title of 2018 Sinquefield Cup Champion. If the human annotators don't use computers to check their work, they'll make mistakes ", The key words your are using is 'their work. Sinquefield Cup (2018) The 6th Sinquefield Cup saw ten of the world's best players compete in the Saint Louis Chess Club from 18-27 August 2018. Share. 98 photos Sinquefield Cup 2018: Round 8. I, for one, probably don't adhere to the PGN standard when I post analyses, whether they're my own or computer generated, and maybe I should. This is a 10 Player Round Robin. Apparently they are easy to incorporate onto a site and some here sound like (or so their profiles tell us) clever computer people it. ', I box check my stuff if it gets too hairy (or an endgame :)). ", it did not necessarily lead to a lost position for Black. IF perfection was paramount, only + 2750 players should be allowed to play chess and enjoy their games. Rd1 Ba6 10. All they need do is shrink the board and allow us to drop a game or piece of analysis into a thread. But 22.e5 was certainly not a blunder, and yet an assessment by Kasparov probably should be given some consideration. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/42_(n.... Oh well, it's 3 o'clock here... on a scale of 24 hours. Share. should be easily done." And don't get me wrong, I greatly enjoy games that might have mistakes in them. And I certainly don't include a PGN header but, again, maybe I should. Form your own opinion. If the intention is to analyse chess positions and gain new understanding I am all in for it. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited. Nothing fancy. then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion. Spectators are welcome to watch the rounds live at the Saint Louis Chess Club with a $10/round ticket. With five rounds played, four remained. The deciding tiebreaker involved the drawing of lots to decide which two players would participate in the playoff for the title. But I also added some here enjoy posting this stuff. Everyone learns. The event was the 4th and last leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour before the final in London, with Magnus Carlsen joining the tour regulars as a wild card. Over the course of nine rounds, these competitors will battle for $300,000 in prize money, points toward the Grand Chess Tour, and the coveted title of 2018 Sinquefield Cup Champion. This morning there was a longer than usual line to order the lattes so I starting to look at while in line. "Considering the position, this was a great result," Caruana said. All it takes is finding a reason to justify the effort required against the benefit of having this capability. Levon Aronian All three players agreed to opt out of the play-off and share the no.1 spot.. [The Play off between 3 … Kxf1 Qc8 13. This also answers your question to Socrates and myself as to why I (I cannot answer in full for Socrates ) think analysis without any explanation or human input from a computer, especially in finding an alternative longer win, is a fruitless exercise. does have a pgn playing thingy to incorporate into a post the best we have is posts like this, how it should be done. In order to accommodate as many attendees as possible, photos with players will not be allowed. Day one of the 2018 Sinquefield Cup produced two early leaders: Levon Aronian and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. 4 Mamedyarov 2782 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 5 10 =5 Anand 2771 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 4½ 6 Blow the whistle and inform a moderator. Hopefully you consider this computer-generated posted analysis of mine (and the post that follows it) as passing the 20,000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean test: M Stean vs Browne, 1974 (kibitz #56). does that a lot when it comes to displaying the players' rating which, BTW, is not one of the required fields to be included in the PGN header. We are one of the very few sites that do not have a pgn thingy. At this year's autograph day, we will also have a special autograph session with the authors of The Sinquefield Cup Celebrating Five Years 2013 - 2017. It's obvious that the poster doesn't seem to know how to use chess engines to reach a definitive evaluation of a position. First, he doesn't indicate what the evaluation of 22.e5 was compared to 22.Qh3; if their evaluation differed by one centipawn then I certainly wouldn't consider one move better than another. 100%. Imagine the scene. by including the rules for Chess960 as part of their official Laws of Chess. But I don't see what having or not having a PGN header has to do with viewing the moves. =1 Carlsen 2866 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5½ 15 for all the missing field. 13 photos Sinquefield Cup 2018: Closing. Time to stuff some painkillers down my throat.. this is unbearable! No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language. The three decided to share the first place and not to have any playoff. Qxc4 b6 9. The Sinquefield Cup sees Magnus Carlsen and 9 more of the world's best players compete in the Saint Louis Chess Club from 18-27 August 2018. As far as this site not having at least a link to a PGN browser, that's unfortunate. Standings affter four GCT events: 1 Nakamura with 34.5 GCT points (GP), 2 Aronian (34), 3 MVL (31), =4 Caruana (26), =4 So (26), 6 Karjakin (25.5), 7 Mamedyarov (25), 8 Grischuk (18), 9 Anand (15). I'll bet that most of us would pick the speculative move. The two 1400 players who create what THEY think is a great game counts as much for them as a fine game between Carlsen and Caruana. Kf2 Rab8 19. Here (and this is the only site that allows this) you can post a fen without the tags. Please make sure to ask for the "chess rate" when making reservations. So, thanks, you made my day. The event is the last leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour before the final in London, with Carlsen joining the tour regulars as a wild card. After all, what is and is not chess is a matter of personal opinion since, as Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani indicated, "Truth is not truth" .(https://www.cnn.com/videos/cnnmoney...). A human could know all of this, and more. =1 Caruana 2785 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5½ 15 Nothing in violation of United States law. The 2018 Sinquefield Cup, the final qualification leg of the Grand Chess Tour, is a nine-round tournament from August 17-28.At the end of the tournament, four players will qualify for the London finals. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 GP A tie for first place would be decided in a 2-game rapid mini-match (10 min + 5 sec delay), only between the top two, and if necessary an Armageddon game (5 vs. 4) on 28 August at 13:00 local time. Second, he didn't seem to have done any forward sliding to try to see if there were any deviations by Black that would have improved his chances and to determine if the analysis suffered from the horizon effect or overly-aggressive search tree pruning.