Candidates Breakdown with GM Jacob Aagaard

Jacob is extra busy these last few days; on top of finishing some books and training people all over the world, he is going live on YouTube for a quick view on the games of the day in the ongoing Candidates tournament.

You can see here the scheduled times, here the videos, and here the analysis in replayable format. For those who prefer paper, boards, and pieces, John Hartman from has created pdf versions.

9 thoughts on “Candidates Breakdown with GM Jacob Aagaard”

  1. An Ordinary Chessplayer

    @John Christopher Simmons – You can fix the downloaded pgn. Right-click and open it in a plain-text editor (e.g. notepad on Windows). Delete some lines:
    (1) At the top delete the line with [pgn]524dd380871f60b780c953b195a579cd[/pgn]
    Save and close.

    The corrected pgn is 5,981 characters so if I posted it here it would take three comments and you would still have to edit the file to put it back together.

  2. An Ordinary Chessplayer

    Oh actually I was fixing the round 12 game, the round 1 game has additional problems, in certain places it is missing some spaces between moves. The pgn parsers think the joined moves are illegal. Not hard to fix but very hard to describe all the fixes accurately here.

  3. John Christopher Simmons

    These were really nice, but guess done for other reasons than this blog, and just a nice bonus for here. Somehow the 2022 candidates seem much more low key though, the previous one was quite an event at the beginning of the covid crisis. It was almost like back in days of Fischer match.. Maybe I am going to far, and it is just my own strange impression.

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