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Old 03-14-2020, 02:17 PM
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My picks:
Caruana
Ding
Greischuk
Nepo
Giri
MVL
Hao
Alekseenko
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Old 03-14-2020, 03:48 PM
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My picks-

Grischuk
Caruana
Liren
Nepomniachtchi
Giri
Hao
Alekseenko
Radjabov
Updating because MVL joined-

Grischuk
Caruana
Liren
MVL
Nepomniachtchi
Giri
Hao
Alekseenko
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Old 03-18-2020, 04:56 PM
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Overall storylines: Ding Liren drops both of first two matches putting him in sole possession of last place for the time being. MVL starts out with 1.5/2 after going against the top rated Caruana and Liren to start. Puts him in a tie with Caruana and Nepo for first place as of now.

Day 1:
Wang Hao and Nepo won with the black pieces over Liren and Giri, respectively. Giri was in a good position with some seemingly really deep prep in game 1, but took a misstep later on and lost his advantage vs Nepo. It went to a very deep endgame of queen vs rook+pawn that Nepo eventually cracked to convert the win. Grischuk seemed like he was going to take a win vs Alekseenko, but a piece sac by Alekseenko for a couple central pawns that were threatening to steam roll him allowed him to save the position and earn a draw.

Day 2:
Caruana diced up Alekseenko today to also go 1.5/2. Liren got into a strange position that MVL was able to exploit and eventually convert for a win. A bit of an unexpected misstep from Liren that forced him to drop a bishop for a pawn late in the game resulted in a resignation as he was trying to hold his weird position. The other matchups went to a draw (Grischuk vs Nepo and Giri vs Hao).
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Old 03-23-2020, 11:32 AM
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Wowww... Nepo with a another win, this time over Ding. Some cool tactics at the end spotted by the computers that could have salvaged a draw for Ding.
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Old 03-25-2020, 12:17 PM
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1 Nepomniachtchi 4.5
1 Vachier-Lagrave 4.5
3 Caruana 3.5
3 Giri 3.5
3 Hao 3.5
3 Grischuk 3.5
7 Liren 2.5
7 Alekseenko 2.5
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:15 AM
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tournament postponed
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:08 PM
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This will be interesting. Radjabov withdrew because he was worried about this scenario, and now his replacement is leading the postponed tournament.

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