Friday, September 10, 2010

Magnus beats the world!

I quite enjoyed Magnus vs. the World, although the internet connectivity was problematic and I had to keep refreshing the screen. I thought that the format of having the 3 grandmasters suggest moves and taking the popular vote was entertaining, but it had the problem that it was very tactical on the part of the GMs advising the world, because they couldn't easily communicate their longer-range plans, and so I think that the World's game suffered from see-sawing among a range of alternatives.

It will be interesting to read some follow-on analysis, as there were definitely parts of the game which I didn't grasp at the time, watching the moves in real time.

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