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Old 03-04-2020, 12:15 PM
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Default 2020 Candidates Tournament

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Caruana (USA) 2842
Liren (China) 2805
Grischuk (Russia) 2777
Nepomniachtchi (Russia) 2774
Radjabov (Azerbaijan) 2765
Giri (Netherlands) 2763
Hao (China) 2762
Alekseenko (Russia) 2698
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Let's make this into a prediction contest... we can use the same scoring as the EPL prediction contest.

Rules: Rank the 8 candidates in the order you think they will finish in the tournament. If you have a person at X, and they finish at Y, you get (ABS(X-Y))/2 points. Lowest score wins.

Tiebreaker: For i = 1 to 8: Compare the ith pick for both players. If they are the same, loop. If they are not the same, whomever picked the person that finished higher in the final standings wins.

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My revised picks are below. Everyone can make a change given that MVL is replaced Radjabov.

Caruana
Nepo
Ding
MVL
Grischuk
Giri
Hao
Alekseenko
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Caruana
Ding
Giri
Nepo
Grischuk
Hao
Radjabov
Alekseenko
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My picks-

Grischuk
Caruana
Liren
Nepomniachtchi
Giri
Hao
Alekseenko
Radjabov
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Caruana (USA) 2842
Liren (China) 2805
Nepomniachtchi (Russia) 2774
Giri (Netherlands) 2763
Grischuk (Russia) 2777
Hao (China) 2762
Radjabov (Azerbaijan) 2765
Alekseenko (Russia) 2698
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I heard MVL is replacing Radjabov.
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I heard MVL is replacing Radjabov.
Yep! Sounds like he didn't think FIDE took enough steps to prepare for potential coronavirus issues.

Everyone can change their picks. Here are my new ones...

Caruana
Nepo
Ding
MVL
Grischuk
Giri
Hao
Alekseenko
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Caruana (USA) 2842
Liren (China) 2805
Nepomniachtchi (Russia) 2774
Giri (Netherlands) 2763
MVL
Grischuk (Russia) 2777
Hao (China) 2762
Alekseenko (Russia) 2698
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Nepo
Liren
Hao
Giri
MVL
Grischuk
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I wonder if they'd ever do a tournament as important as this remotely? Seems like something they might consider if the other option is to cancel entirely / postpone indefinitely. It wouldn't be difficult to have a live feed of the player at all times and a FIDE arbiter present.
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