Carlsen – Anand in Tweets Game 5

A short edition of Chess in Tweets today after a quick game.

@reachsvara: “Early Dinner for all around?” 

Superblitz

There was a rest day on Thursday, but there was still a  lot of chess going on in Sochi on Thursday and Friday:  @chessblog: “Tal Memorial as two-day Superpowered Blitz in Sochi”. 

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One of the players had a busy schedule , particularly on Friday: Peter Svidler aka @polborta: “11 more rounds of blitz, and then back to the booth for G5 of Carlsen- Anand. I can definitely see the day ending in a stiff drink (or three)”.

@fstimjp: “11 rounds (of blitz) is quite tough to play.” Really?

One of his fans obviously had a drink or two: @harrypillsbury: “A beer, world championship game and Peter Svidler’s astute commentary. The most fun you can have with your clothes on!”

Who won the blitz? @ChessVibes has the answer: “Mamedyarov wins the prestigious Tal Memorial Blitz event and its $20,000 first prize. Grischuk got close, but ended second.”

@RobertRisNot bad for two days working 😉 @MarkTwic: “Easier money than the Grand Prix!”

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The final table, provided by @ChessVibes. Click to enlarge.

@fstimjp: “What happened to the good old days with 5 min, no increment, and an analogue clock, Insa or Garde?”

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Game 5

Ready for game five? Just before the game started, Simon Williams aka @ginger_gm tweeted: “About to go live with Irina Krush in 5 minutes. Can’t wait for the action!”

Ahum, Simon, we are talking about chess, aren’t we?  😉

@ShekharGupta: “If u love any sport at all, go to Carlsen-Anand now! This incredible slugfest of mind more thrilling on Twitter than any live cricket on TV”.

@anishgiri: “Curious what strategy Magnus will choose today. Fixing his solid QGD or jumping from the frying pan into the fire again.” @Jonathan_Rowson: Magnus playing quickly means? A) He’s in preparation & knows he’s fine B) He’s improvising but thinks he’s fine c) He’s bluffing. “

@nigelshortchess: “We have gone about 10 minutes without someone calling me a “faggot” Good day so far”.

@anishgiri: “Early to say, but looks like Magnus did his homework this time. If Anand is unfamiliar with it, a quick draw is likely”. @GMRobinVK: “Not a very exciting game, but good preparation by Magnus. Maybe he’ll end up a tiny bit worse but this will be drawn”.

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@chesscampeona: “I don’t want to “read” or “hear” the word draw so early in the game.”

 

 

 

@fstimjp:“Black is slightly awkward.” Any symbol for that?”

@GMHikaru: “Carlsen is worse, but he should draw relatively easily. I don’t understand the commentators at all.”

@anishgiri:“Wow, surprised, Anand doesn’t even try, though wasn’t all that much anyway, probably.”@FabianoCaruana : “Anticlimax” .

@Wish4Vishy: “Game 5 is a hurridly played Draw”.

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@GMJtis: “So, decent day at the office for both. MC has shown good prep at last, VA got something anyway, but didn’t make much of it”.

A quick game, and a dull press conference, according to @closetgm: “I really have to switch off from this Carlsen – Anand press-con. What a dry uninteresting affair! “

The keywords today: dry, uninteresting, anticlimax: where do we put this game in tomorrow’s paper? @shawshankone has an idea:

“Jr Reporter: Sir the Carlsen-Anand game was fabulous

Sr R: Any fights?

JR: No

SR: Abuses?

JR: No

SR: Skirts?

JR: No

SR: Put it on last page”

Last tweet for today: @LennartOotes: “Jeez, literally did nothing work related today but staring at a computer screen. Really need a positive work attitude”.

 

 

 

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