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|Jul-31-11|| ||nimh: My guess is that Kramnik was desperate to prove to Naka that he can beat him in whatever type of game. If he persists, sooner or later this will succeed, but he'd have a minus score with Naka then. Naturally, being already the winner of the tournament made the decision easier.|
|Jul-31-11|| ||redwhitechess: Le Quang Liem is the only undefeated! and true spirit of Dortmund (a usual drawish tournament, not this year....LOL)|
|Jul-31-11|| ||AuN1: kramnik kind of embarrassed himself today. it is hard to root for him when he plays that recklessly and carelessly.|
|Jul-31-11|| ||positionalgenius: <Aun1> Go ahead and go back to topalov then, please.|
|Jul-31-11|| ||lazyknight: < kia0708: i have never heard about Liem before|
he is 2nd but only with 1 win>
You probably never heard of Aeroflot Open either. ;)
Only one win but he's the only undefeated player in the tourney.
|Jul-31-11|| ||vanytchouck: Congrats to Volodya for his convincing 10th wins at Dortmund !!!|
I was pretty sure that he would go for a win (for the prestige) but i though that he would play it ala Kramnik (cf 14th game of WC 2004).
But anyway, i think that it was a good overall strategy. His only chance to re gain the supreme title is to re enhance his chess skills.
For example by playing wild tactical games against super tactical players.
|Jul-31-11|| ||Kaspablanca: it`s funny shach matov made his first kibitz only after Kramnik lost a game.|
|Jul-31-11|| ||AuN1: <positionalgenius: <Aun1> Go ahead and go back to topalov then, please.>|
i like topalov's uncompromising style, but i never have been a big fan of him personally. i'll stick with kramnik, but i have to call him out when he plays like a bonehead.
|Aug-01-11|| ||polarmis: I put up a report on the last round of Dortmund here, including the players quotes about how their tournaments went. e.g. Nakamura saying he "forgot how to play chess" in the middle, or Kramnik mentioning it was actually his 11th "Dortmund"...|
|Aug-01-11|| ||DrMAL: <polarmis> Thanx for the link, you are as usual very helpful with more information. Reading it, I will comment further on that game section because of the incorrectness (and arrogance) of it's statement, "And then, instead of e.g. 23.cxd6, he uncorked 23.Nfxg5!!?. At first the move simply looked bad, by which I mean the computers were horrified, but then it gradually emerged that White does have enough compensation for the piece Ė though no more. 30.h4 was perhaps a better means of forcing a draw." cheers.|
|Aug-01-11|| ||kia0708: This is exactly what I think about him.
AuN1: <I like Topalov's uncompromising style, but i never have been a big fan of him personally>
|Aug-01-11|| ||JoergWalter: Kramnik vs Deep Fritz, game 6, Bahrain 2002.
Although considered a deadly sin against a computer, Kramnik tried 19. Nxf7?!. Very brave harakiri.
|Aug-01-11|| ||DrMAL: Barely 17 year old Giri's comments amaze me, "Iíve got another two years of school to go, and I definitely want to finish. Then Iíll decide whether to study or maybe become a professional. At the moment I'm really enjoying playing chess, but I don't need to give myself extra headaches by constantly asking myself whether I'll be a pro or not." |
This guy has unbelievable talent. At over 2700 and already playing for awhile with the best, it seems if he does decide to "go professional" and give it his all after graduating HS, we have a new potential WC here.
|Aug-01-11|| ||selfmate: Always difficult to know just how far a youth will progress, but 2700 at 17 years 1 month (at least if you believe in the comparability of current FIDE ratings and chessmetrics ratings) is pretty well in line with players who later become champion|
|Aug-01-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
Bravo to Kramnik ... had he won, he could have popped back into the 2800+ club.
|Aug-02-11|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: Ah, but he can still say he was World Champion. I hear that some of us prefer having a lofty title over having a high rating.|
|Aug-03-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: The only title some of us will ever have is the village nincompoop ....|
|Aug-03-11|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: Ouch! I have been gravely wounded, forsooth!|
|Aug-03-11|| ||The Rocket: <"hm, why does kramnik feel obliged to make unsound piece sacrifices against nakamura, i wonder? ">|
Seemed like the seemingly dubious sac was much deeper than it appears but kramnik declines a draw in the game which is the critical misstake it seems
|Aug-03-11|| ||bronkenstein: I posted this on Kramnik`s page, but since he explains his thoughts about that infamous knight sac in detail , I believe that the vid belongs here as well : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmxa...|
|Aug-04-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Yes - Kramnik could have gotten a draw ... seems he was determined to get the full point.|
|Aug-04-11|| ||JoergWalter: <LMAJ> were you determined to get the full point at your infamous game against Nakamura?|
|Aug-04-11|| ||JoergWalter: determined = ready, willing and able?|
|Aug-05-11|| ||I play the Fred: <AJ> asked <JeorgWalter> to drop dead. In the process, he subtly accused <JeorgWalter> of being <lennonfan>. Shortly thereafter, he deleted the post.|
That's the latest from the <Dortmund> page; time to turn it over to <Wayne Proudlove> in the <Kibitzer's Cafe>. Wayne, what do you have for us tonight?
|Aug-05-11|| ||moronovich: Hello Fred !
This is Waynes World.
And right now we have a Pensacola guy who have sacked 9 pawns !!! and declared mate in 145 moves!...We are all holding our breaths..
And you say 9 pawns!? Yes,Fred.NINE !.The Pensacola guy actually overpromoted a full rook on the 17th.
It is awsome and it is a new worldrecord !!
Back to you , Fred.
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