We all lose on time in the end.
I think that for the general public in the USA, they will more commonly use the term match. Therefore, even though it is not the proper term from a strategy game player's point of view, I don't see the point in complaining about it. Quite possibly the journalist did know the difference, but the policy was to use match.The same cannot be said for the 600 million figure, which is evidently bollocks of the tallest order.-theblueweasel
Except that "game" and "match" are technical terms in this context, which should not be confused with each other. No journalist would ever dream of confusing the two if they were writing about tennis.
Has anyone (anyone?) noted that the first game in the current FIDE cycle was.... Karjakin-Caruana in the Baku GP, with Karjakin blundering as the time control approached. Nice bookend, with the same colors occuring in the "last" game. But no one caught this? Maybe Agon did in their pregame blurb, and I just don't read them?
Carlsen expects Agon "to do a much better job" going forward. No idea where he gets this idea from. Personally, if anything I expect Agon to come up with something even worse, if going by their track record.http://www.dw.com/en/world-chess-champion-magnus-carlsen-the-computer-never-has-been-an-opponent/a-19186058
Beyond some hideous cyan writing on conflicting backgrounds (under NYC 2016), the Agon Limited site now tells us (under Advertise):What is Chess?600 MILLION PLAYERS WORLDWIDE400 MILLION PLAYERS ONLINE3 MILLION FACEBOOK 'LIKES'OVER ONE BILLION CHESS APPS ON SMARTPHONESThe "About" link leads to a empty folder, about right I'd say.
HehYou'd think if there were 400 million players onne, it'd be worth more than three million Facebook likes, wouldn't you?I imagine during Carlsen-Karjakin I'll be posting on this crap every day.
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