1. e4
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    20 Nov '21 23:40

    Once again the World Chess Championship is upon us and the bosses of RHP have sent
    me to Dubai to cover the whole event. (they could have warned me how hot it was.)
    The match is over 14 games and if still undecided the tie breakers start. ( hopefully not)

    I'm staying an hotel (picture on the blog) nobody speaks english, we use sign language.
    (I’ve told Russ and Co the match is best of 24 games to wangle 10 more days in Dubai)

    So this is an introduction with pics of the playing venue and a charity shop in Dubai
    where I tried to picked up some second hand chess books. Also a wee discussion
    about the politics behind the event (flags) and the possibility of Dubai issuing a set
    of World Chess Championship stamps like they did for the 1986 Chess Olympiad.

    Blog Post 495
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    Dave
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    21 Nov '21 10:24
    @greenpawn34
    Brilliant Geoff.
    As you are in a hotel, I'm surprised you didn't manage to work the old seasonal pun into the blog
    "chess nuts boasting in an open foyer"
  3. e4
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    21 Nov '21 12:21
    The RHP bosses are not too happy and have told me to go easy with
    the Red Hot Pawn credit card. I've been asked to leave the hotel and
    put a tent up on the beach. They had no idea how much this would cost.

    When I phoned asking if they could send me they thought I said the match
    was in Dunbar which is about 30 miles from Edinburgh and not Dubai.
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    21 Nov '21 14:46
    @greenpawn34 said

    When I phoned asking if they could send me they thought I said the match
    was in Dunbar which is about 30 miles from Edinburgh and not Dubai.
    Maybe that's why they didn't warn you how hot it was. 🙂
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    21 Nov '21 17:24
    @greenpawn34

    I think they are going to issue a beautiful chess set.

    The pieces are going to be like Dubais' Skyscrapers.

    I can't wait for Magnus using the King's Gambit opening on the very first game.
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    Dave
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    24 Nov '21 16:10
    When does the competition actually start?
    It says the 24th(today) everywhere but chess 24 says live game 1 posts on the 26th.
    Does anyone know if there will be a report with annotations on any site?
    I simply don't have the time to watch live
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    @venda said
    When does the competition actually start?
    It says the 24th(today) everywhere but chess 24 says live game 1 posts on the 26th.
    Does anyone know if there will be a report with annotations on any site?
    I simply don't have the time to watch live
    The big opening ceremony is today, the first game on the 26th.

    Probably all major chess sites (e.g. chessbase.com) will carry the results.
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    24 Nov '21 16:39
    Magnus' challengers every time is a different player.

    He doesn't have a chess Nemesis.

    I would like that Nepo becomes the new champion

    But it seems Magnus is SUPER strong.

    This is his ERA

    And maybe now he is in his prime.

    But for sure he needs someone equal to him.
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    24 Nov '21 20:32
    Slight mix up. Game one is on Friday. It seems the ticket that I bought
    for game one today was a bit of a scam - all will be explained on Friday
    when game one will be played.
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    Dave
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    25 Nov '21 09:36
    @ponderable said
    The big opening ceremony is today, the first game on the 26th.

    Probably all major chess sites (e.g. chessbase.com) will carry the results.
    Cheers Pondy
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    Dave
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    @greenpawn34 said
    Slight mix up. Game one is on Friday. It seems the ticket that I bought
    for game one today was a bit of a scam - all will be explained on Friday
    when game one will be played.
    Thanks Geoff.
    Dubai is 4 hrs in front of GMT but I don't know the start time without checking
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    Magnus said:

    "My biggest advantage is that I am better at chess."
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    Dave
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    26 Nov '21 11:34
    Start time is 12:30 GMT
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    first game is a draw..a Ruy Lopez...
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