Chess World Rattled As Someone Nearly Wins Game

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Magnus Carlsen of Norway, the world’s No. 1 chess player, fended off a vicious siege at the hands of U.S. grandmaster Fabiano Caruana, the world No. 2, in London Friday. It was the sixth frame of the World Chess Championship, and one that for hours appeared likely to give the American a critical lead. But Carlsen escaped, and the match remains level, 3-3. Each of the six games so far have been a draw.“It’s a miracle save,” said Robert Hess, an American grandmaster commentating on the match for Chess.com.To catch you up: Carlsen is seeking his fourth world title while his challenger Caruana is trying for the first American world championship since Bobby Fischer in 1972. Their horns are locked in the middle of a best-of-12-game match for the game’s most important title.The two began Friday’s Game 6 in one of Caruana’s favorite openings: the Petroff. (Specific lines of this opening were featured in the deleted video that scandalized the match days ago.) Game 6’s first three moves appear in 12,289 other games in the ChessBase database. In 11,802 — or 96 percent — of those, white moves its knight to f3 on its fourth move. In 17 of those — or 0.1 percent — white moves its knight to d3.Carlsen moved his knight to d3. We’ll keep the draw-filled chart below updated throughout the match. And perhaps we’ll be able to add a decisive result to it at some point. Or perhaps not. And that could be exciting, too.1While the chart below shows a big advantage for Caruana throughout most of the end of Friday’s game, the computer engine is not always perfectly reliable when it comes to numerically assessing complex, fortressed-based endgames. 87654321abcdefgh A dozen moves later, Caruana had captured three of Carlsen’s pawns, including those aspiring to become queens, and still had one of his own. That left him in a victorious position — if only he could see it. On the 68th move, a supercomputer analyzing the game found a guaranteed checkmate a distant 30 moves down the road — down a lengthy bridle path, say. Chess players are second only to maybe biological taxonomists in their proclivity to elaborately name things, and sure enough even this rare position has its own proper name: the Karklins-Martinovsky Variation. But neither player was troubled by Karklins-Martinovsky, they said after the game. Its theory is well known to these elite players.And so they played on. The powerful queens came off the board by move 8, but this loss took no edge off the fight. For a while, the game looked less like a battle and more like a dressage competition, as 66 percent or more of each player’s first 12 moves were knight moves.Many moves later, as the game cantered through its middlegame, winning chances emerged and swelled for Caruana’s black pieces, according to both the computer engine and human grandmaster commentators. (Surprisingly, black, which is usually at a disadvantage, has often had an advantage over white in this match.) While there was no single blunder for Carlsen, there was an accumulation of … what to call them? “Mistakes” seems too serious. “Slip-ups” make them sound like pratfalls. Let’s go with “inaccuracies.” Carlen admitted after the game that he’d made a number of imperfect moves. By move 34, knights and bishops were the only firepower left on the board, and they threatened salvo after salvo in a crucial struggle over the pawns.By the 47th move, Carlsen was down a knight but up three pawns, which gave him a few slim hopes. Two had open routes to the end of the board, where they could become queens. Much delicate, asymmetrical and impossibly complex maneuvering commenced, as Caruana tried to prevent the pawns’ promotion. 87654321abcdefgh Caruana is an unbelievably strong player — though not that strong. As play continued, the silicon’s guarantee quickly went away. If only Carlsen could eliminate the pawns, he’d survive: a bishop and a knight versus a bishop is a theoretically guaranteed draw.Finally, through many feats, Carlsen was able to spirit away his king to a fortress on black’s side of the board. 87654321abcdefgh read more

Ohio State womens lacrosse off to programbest 91 start after 2 wins

OSU freshman attacker Avery Murphy (27) during a game against Cincinnati on March 11 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe No. 17 Ohio State women’s lacrosse team toppled Binghamton and Hofstra over the weekend, allowing it to ride a seven-game win streak home from New York.The Buckeyes beat Binghamton 10-5 on Friday. Sophomore attackman Molly Wood led OSU with four goals, while senior attackman Cian Dabrowski added two goals and three assists. Dabrowski leads the team with 25 goals this season. Most of the scoring happened in the first period after senior midfielder Kelsey Gallagher set the tone, scoring a goal a mere two minutes in. Binghamton tied it up a minute later, and the game remained tied until junior midfielder Paulina Constant scored the first of three straight goals from the Buckeyes, giving them a 4-1 lead. The game went back and forth from there, but Wood scored two consecutive goals to give OSU a 8-4 advantage at halftime. Wood scored another goal just 33 seconds into the second half, making the score 9-4 in favor of OSU. Dabrowski added the last Buckeye goal with 20 minutes left. Senior goalkeeper Katie Frederick earned the win, registering six saves. The Buckeye defense had a solid performance, holding the Bearcats to five goals, and OSU outshot Binghamton 32-15 and forced 20 turnovers.OSU then beat Hofstra in an 18-8 victory on Sunday. The win marked OSU coach Alexis Venechanos’ 100th career victory and boosted the Buckeyes’ record to 9-1, which equals the program record for the best start to a campaign.Dabrowski tallied a career-high six goals on just seven shots, giving her 100 goals for her career. Wood added four goals and tied her career high with 13 draw controls. Senior attackman Rainey Hodgson contributed five assists on the day. She has 20 assists on the year, which already eclipses her season total from 2015.The Buckeyes were in control the entire game, netting the first nine goals of the match, the first of which came just 15 seconds in. OSU held a 14-3 advantage in draw controls in the first half and outshot the Pride 18-7. OSU led the game 14-3 by halftime. The Buckeyes’ biggest lead was 18-3 with 20 minutes left, before they surrendered five goals after the game was already out of reach. Frederick picked up another win, making two saves in the game. OSU is primed to be back in action Saturday for its Big Ten opener against Michigan. The game is slated to start at 3 p.m. in Ann Arbor, Michigan. read more

Article on NFL players who have gotten into pro wrestling

first_imgFacebook Now Playing Up Next Google+ Pinterest Odell Beckham Jr. WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE Live returns to China this September, Will hold tryouts this July in Shanghai Now Playing Up Next Odell Beckham Can’t Wear His 250 Grand Watch On The Field Anymore Rob Gronkowski Admits To An Alarming Number Of Concussionscenter_img Twitter Joshua Stewart passed this along.As the NFL kickoff awaits, here’s 25 pictures featuring NFL alumni who found a home in pro wrestling:Newsday.com: NFL players who became pro wrestlersRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipOdell Beckham Can’t Wear His 250 Grand Watch On The Field AnymoreVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:03/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:58 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles NFL’s George Kittle on trying to make it to TLC, Watch Baron Corbin get beat up last night Now Playing Up Next Dolphins Defense Gets Roasted In Fantasy Projections Before Patriots Matchup Julian Edelman Launches Youtube Channel ROH announces Death Before Dishonor PPV and TV tapings for Las Vegas this September Now Playing Up Next Antonio Brown Breaks Speaks Out About Rape Allegationslast_img read more

Injury update on NXT wrestler Solomon Crowe

first_imgRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipThe latest body positive movement on InstagramVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list The Best Instagram Filter Available Now Playing Up Next Meghan Markle leads celebs in mourning fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WWE NXT wrestler Solomon Crowe posted the following injury update on Twitter about his chipped tibia he suffered at a live event last week:“Got my MRI results back…. And I don’t need surgery! More motivated and hungry than ever… The countdown begins now!”Crowe also posted the following photo on his Instagram: David Beckham says Brooklyn mocked him for risque photoshoot The latest body positive movement on Instagram Facebook WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Kristin Cavallari Won’t Take The Blame For Her Instagram Post Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE star Peyton Royce shares photo from Honeymoon with AEW star Shawn Spears Carmella speaks out on a recent health scare has caused her to miss time from WWE Now Playing Up Next Google+ Alexa Bliss shows off her new tattoos, Zelina Vega pays tribute to the late singer Aaliyahlast_img read more

VIDEO Nikolai Volkoff appears with Rusev and Lana

first_img WWE has posted the following video from after last night’s 9/8 WWE RAW of WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff appearing with Rusev & Lana backstage.You can view the video below. Videos Articles Google+ Pinterest Now Playing Up Next New additions to “Total Divas” cast next season, Bella Twins planning to leave the series Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Royal Rumble Highlights: Becky takes Lana’s spot, Brock vs. Balor, Tag Titles Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE couple no longer part of Total Divas, Former TNA/WWE star at live event Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Facebook Is WWE Losing Its Audience?last_img read more

SPOILERS WWE Smackdown tapings for September 12

first_img The Miz WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Twitter WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Now Playing Up Next Triple H Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Videos Articles Google+ Videos Articlescenter_img WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Xavier Woods Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Facebook The following was taped on Tuesday night in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.WWE Smackdown tapings for September 12, 2014:* WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos, Mark Henry and Big Show def. Goldust, Stardust, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan.* Bo Dallas def. Justin Gabriel.* WWE Divas Champion Paige def. Summer Rae in a non-title match.* Mark Henry def. Rusev in an arm wrestling match.* WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth def. The Miz and Damien Sandow.* Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns def. Randy Orton and Seth Rollins.* Added to the Night of Champions PPV on 9/21: Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton and Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listlast_img read more

NXT talent scheduled for next weeks WWE TV tapings

first_imgFacebook NXT talent Sami Zayn, Tyler Breeze and NXT Champion Adrian Neville have been scheduled to appear at this Monday’s 9/15 WWE RAW in Lafayette, Louisiana and this Tuesday’s 9/16 WWE Smackdown TV tapings in Biloxi, Mississippi according to a report by Mike Johnson.It is said that more talent from NXT have been scheduled to appear at WWE TV tapings over the course of the next several weeks as well. It is unknown as of this writing what the NXT talent will be used for on WWE television. Source: PWInsider.com Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE RAW Results – 8/19/19 (King of the Ring Tournament begins, United States Title match) WWE announces King of the Ring Tournament Matches for Monday Night RAW WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Pinterest Google+ Sami Zayn hosting stand-up comedy benefit event during SummerSlam weekendlast_img read more

What happened after last nights 915 WWE RAW

first_img WhatsApp Charlize Theron Why Total Divas Didnt Change Their Name After WWE Rebranded Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Vin Diesel Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR John Cena Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV center_img Now Playing Up Next Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Twitter Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Google+ Does The WWE Cancelling Crown Jewel Mean Cancelling Shawn Michaels’ Comeback? Pinterest The following took place after last night’s 9/15 WWE RAW in Lafayette.* John Cena, The Big Show & Mark Henry def. The Wyatt FamilySource: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -1:03 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook Watch every episode of Firefly Funhouse, Top 10 Greatest Kings of the Ringlast_img read more

Ric Flair advertised for WWEs upcoming tour of Mexico

first_imgFacebook Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is being advertised to be part of WWE’s upcoming tour of Mexico in October. He is advertised for events on 10/18 in Mexico City and 10/19 in Monterrey. Flair was released from a hospital on Friday in Georgia after undergoing a series of surgeries that kept him in the hospital for 10 days.Source: WWE.com, The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair HospitalizedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:45/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:43 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Google+ SPOILERS: 8/16 Impact TV tapings in Mexico City to air on Pursuit and Twitch Videos Articles Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair Hospitalized Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Impact Results – 8/30/19 (Michael Elgin vs. Rhino, Tenille Dashwood debuts) Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ric Flair Jared Leto LAX officially bids farewell to Impact Wrestling, Reportedly turns down top money contracts last_img read more

NXT performer Troy McClain released by WWE on Friday

first_img WWE NXT performer Troy McClain (Alexander Jones) has been released by the company earlier today according to a report by Mike Johnson. McClain, a former NCAAA Division 1 athlete, was signed by WWE in 2013. McClain had only been used in enhancement roles on NXT TV in his tenure with WWE, but began using a motivational speaker persona on NXT house shows in recent months. McClain joins Kendall Skye as NXT performers released by WWE today (9/19).Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipKim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing MakeupVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp Impact Wrestling contract news regarding Scarlett Bordeaux and Jordynne Grace Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup Exclusive Interviews – Oscars buzz is rising at the Toronto Film Fest Facebook Now Playing Up Next Kendall Jenner opens up about her insecurities Google+ Twitter Kanye West Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Exclusive Interview: Rosario Dawson doesn’t need coffee to be upbeat in the morning Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Videos Articles Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey Launching ‘Office’ Podcast Luke Harper requests release from WWE, announces decision in a tweet Now Playing Up Next WWE 2K20’s 2K Showcase Mode will showcase the careers of The Four Horsewomen Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more