06 August 2021

Carlsen's TWIC Data 2019-21

On my World Championship Blog, I used the most recent post, TWIC Documents Chess History (August 2021), to bring my TWIC files up to date. An important reason behind that was a project for this current blog:-

Along with the games from the World Cups, I'll need TWIC data to document [...] GM Carlsen's record since the last World Championship match; see posts starting Carlsen's Events 2017-18 (September 2018).

Here's a record of that series of posts, which I'll use as a template for the 2019-21 exercise:-

The objective will be to update my page that overviews Magnus Carlsen's Tournament, Match, and Exhibition Record (TMER; 2000-); Last updated 2018-11-26, where the last entry is currently:-

'2018-08; 6th Sinquefield Cup 2018; Saint Louis USA; 1-3/10; +2-0=7; B8H-STLO; 9/9'

A preliminary scan of the TWIC files published since that last entry found 1453 Carlsen games in 94 TWIC files. That count is not definitive because the latest TWIC file doesn't have Carlsen's final games from the 2021 World Cup; Sochi (Russia).

My deadline for updating the TMER will be the start of the 2021 Carlsen - Nepomniachtchi title match, currently scheduled for 24 November - 16 December 2021, in Dubai. With more than 1450 games to process, I'll need all the time I can get.

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