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|Feb-24-05|| ||lostemperor: Which player has won from Kasparov in the first round and Anand in the second round of a tournament (with white and black respectively)?|
Answer see today's livegame
|Feb-24-05|| ||yoozum: <HIS premature draws are of course perfectly fine. > Short, however, is not the challenger for the World Championship nor the #1 rated player. In other words, he is not on the frontier of chess trying to attract interest to the game. |
|Feb-24-05|| ||Ezzy: <Yazoom> Rubbish!! Of course Short is on the frontier of chess. He's a world class Grandmaster!! He's from Manchester as i am, and he has a sense of humour,( which you obviously don't) you have to take Nigel "Tongue in cheek". Kasparov does not owe anything to the chess world, he has given more pleasure to chess fans than anybody on the planet.So don't say the number 1 chess playerjust because he draws a gameis irresponsible and wrecking the interest in the game. Remember this, chess players do NOT PLAY chess to entertain the crowd!! |
|Feb-24-05|| ||ranchogrande: <acirce> agree with you.Sounds like hes
becomming a bit grumpy - and what prob.
schocked me the most , was like he didnt have a clue of what was going on.
Maybe its better for the chessworld if he sticks to his olives...
|Feb-24-05|| ||cu8sfan: <he has a sense of humour> This is an endless debate. Once I'm dead I'll ask Tony Miles... |
|Feb-24-05|| ||ranchogrande: <Ezzy> is there another qoute which says that one very strong move,an extremely strong one, like 5 !!!!!,can outweight 40 bad ones ?. :-) |
|Feb-24-05|| ||me to play: Here's my 2 cents, I don't see Leko-Kasparov as a premature draw. This is chess at the highest level, with an expense of mental energy most can never fully appreciate. It's so easy to criticize these guys when you are not at the board playing and dealing with the pressure and energy expenditure a tournament of this caliber can bring.|
< <HIS premature draws are of course perfectly fine. > Short, however, is not the challenger for the World Championship nor the #1 rated player. In other words, he is not on the frontier of chess trying to attract interest to the game>
Yeah, but it's still hypocritical, and as I considered this a fighting draw it did nothing to blunt interest in the game of chess, but instead for me stoked the fire for future battles.
|Feb-24-05|| ||AlexKearns: Nigel Short's sense of humour pales into insignificance in comparison with his overwhelming sense of his own importance. But, then, short people are always prone to egomania. |
|Feb-24-05|| ||Ezzy: <cu8fan> Lol <ranchogrande - is there another quote> Lol. I don't think so, but there is now! congratulations for inventing an excellent NEW chess qoute. |
|Feb-24-05|| ||TylerD: Hello.
Good to see my favorite player took the lead right away, just as he did in Corus.
Today will look like this
|Feb-24-05|| ||alexandrovm: Today is the first game of the mini match Kasparov-Kasim. Anything can happen :) |
|Feb-24-05|| ||csmath: <<Nigel Short's sense of humour pales into insignificance in comparison with his overwhelming sense of his own importance. But, then, short people are always prone to egomania.>>
Short writes that is why you would notice. The other players are not better as far as selfgrandeur goes, actually some are quite worse. In case of game between Leko and Kasparov he is right. The game was drawn not because it was a draw but because Gazza chickened out. If there was a lesser player instead of Leko he would have played it out. |
Interesting to learn than despite all the boasting and calling Leko a tennis player Gazza is actually afraid of him. ;-)))
|Feb-24-05|| ||bumpmobile: Chessgames: Are you planning on covering a live game every day of this tournament? If so, do you happen to know which games you are covering in the future or are you going to wait to see what the standinds are before you decide? P.S. sorry if you have alredy answered this question a hundred times already. |
|Feb-24-05|| ||InfinityCircuit: <bumpmobile> Speaking from past experience, Chessgames.com generally covers one game a day live. That game is typically either the most 'hyped' or the one most requested by kibitzers the day before the tournament. |
|Feb-24-05|| ||acirce: Not that it matters. It's not nearly as fun as earlier to follow the live games here (as opposed to ICC etc) when it's restricted to premium members. |
|Feb-24-05|| ||bumpmobile: <InfinityCircuit>: Thanks. I am teaching a chess class at a non-traditional high school and they all want to come to school on Saturday?! to watch a game. I, of course, will be happy to oblige given that there will be a game next Saturday. |
|Feb-24-05|| ||like a GM: I was actually a little disappointed in Leko because he didn't play perfectly and i'm used to watching him play perfect chess. Of course he is just human and i'm sure he'll do great and maybe win linares like he did 2 years ago (when he was a little weaker than he is now, i think) |
|Feb-24-05|| ||InfinityCircuit: <bumpmobile> Out of curiosity, do you have your students play online? Most every good online playing site will also broadcast the games live. In addition, they can watch any game on the tournament's website, http://marca.todoajedrez.tv/live.htm |
|Feb-24-05|| ||like a GM: <acirce> I'm glad that a premium member expresses this opinion. |
|Feb-24-05|| ||square dance: kasim plays a petroff! |
|Feb-24-05|| ||flamboyant: ahh the petroff defense.. :( thats boring lol. |
|Feb-24-05|| ||notsodeepthought: Kasparov is now trying to remember the 3 N:e5 d6 4 N:f7 line (just kidding). |
|Feb-24-05|| ||AdrianP: Gazza should show his utter disrespect for Kasim and play the Cochrane Gambit. |
|Feb-24-05|| ||coffee monster: The openings are:
Kasparov-Kasimdzhanov: Petroff Defence
Adams-Leko: Closed Ruy Lopez
Anand-Topalov: Sicilian Scheveningen
|Feb-24-05|| ||acirce: Adams-Leko an 8.a4 anti-Marshall. |
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