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|Feb-20-09|| ||blacksburg: a few games against topalov and anand.|
|Feb-20-09|| ||drkodos: He has zero wins thus far. That means he is really an infinity away because even if he multiples his efforts to win the WC, it will still amount to: ZERO|
Good guy, excellent player. Not World Champion Calibre.
But then again, neither am I and I think I am just swell and so is Gata.
|Feb-20-09|| ||Jim Bartle: "He has zero wins thus far. That means he is really an infinity away because even if he multiples his efforts to win the WC, it will still amount to: ZERO"|
True, but that can change quickly. I remember the Concorde was the world's safest plane, then had one crash and became statistically the most dangerous.
|Feb-20-09|| ||swarmoflocusts: <blacksburg>
True, true. Kamsky is at that level, though. Regardless of the result, I have been impressed with his play thus far, especially considering the length of his hiatus; drawing with black against one of the world's best is a good start. (Now he just needs those wins with white. That's the hard part.)
That's a little bit ridiculous. If he wins this next game he's tied the match, and if he wins a few more he's IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP. I would argue that he is quite capable of playing at this level -- he's gotten this far, and he's not doing so badly.
|Feb-21-09|| ||blacksburg: <and he's not doing so badly.> |
well, i'm rooting for kamsky, but he is losing. and it is a very short match. and he's never won a game against topalov.
doesn't matter anymore if you or i believe that he can beat topalov, the match is on. do or die, no excuses. if he is capable of winning a game against topalov, now would be the time to do so.
|Feb-21-09|| ||swarmoflocusts: <well, i'm rooting for kamsky, but he is losing. and it is a very short match. and he's never won a game against topalov.>|
And I; yes, he is; it is, but one game <is> just one game -- he's got plenty of opportunity; that's the hard one to get around, but the past is past and so on and so forth.
|Feb-21-09|| ||swarmoflocusts: Haha! Yes!! Victory!|
|Jul-29-09|| ||Troller: In 1984, after 18 games the score was 11-7 in Karpov's favour, when 22-year-old Kasparov was playing his first WC match.|
In 1996, after 18 games the score was 10½-7½ in Karpov's favour, when 21-year-old Kamsky was playing his first WC match.
Just saying. Not comparing or anything...
|Jul-29-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: Very interesting point, Troller. Karpov didn't have the option of just running out the clock on Kasparov, like he did to Kamsky.|
|Dec-23-09|| ||Pravitel: I really enjoyed going through Karpov's Elista Diaries. Very nice match and a big fight. Kamsky fought like a man to the very end, not giving up. Much better attitude than what Anand showed against Kasparov. Karpov was ruthless especially on the first part of the match and punished Kamsky accurately from the smallest mistakes.|
|Sep-23-10|| ||Everett: In a sense, this was Karpov's swansong. Soon he would be ousted from his usual #2 position in the rankings and by 1998-9 be out of the top 5.|
Still, through his 45th year, he was playing top level chess, over two consecutive decades of being either #1 or #2.
|Apr-30-11|| ||bronkenstein: Some usefull info + comments on key moments of the games @ http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour... .|
|Jun-29-12|| ||sallom89: I never Knew about that..
< The first World Championship not to use adjournments was the PCA Championship between Anand and Kasparov in 1995 while the last one to use adjournments was the FIDE World Championship between Gata Kamsky and Anatoly Karpov in 1996.>
|Jun-30-12|| ||parmetd: A glaring error in this WC summary, Kamsky quit chess to become A LAWYER! Not medical.|
|Jun-30-12|| ||Shams: <parmetd> Negative, ghost rider-- Kamsky studied medicine for a year, then law:
|Jun-30-12|| ||King Death: What <Shams> says is right, Kamsky retired from chess to become an M.D. even though he never got there. If the writer had said that Kamsky left chess "originally intending" to go into medicine I'd agree.|
|Jul-02-12|| ||parmetd: the just makes a mistake in wikipedia as well shams.|
|Jul-02-12|| ||King Death: < parmetd: the just makes a mistake in wikipedia as well shams.>|
It isn't a mistake in that Wikipedia article, they had it right. At the time I wasn't even an active player and I knew that Kamsky was leaving chess to become a doctor. He changed his mind, happens every day.
There's no shame in not having the facts straight once in awhile, just own up instead of insisting that you're right about everything.
|Jul-02-12|| ||parmetd: He may have thought about going to med school but the fact is he never did. He went to lawschool so it should be updated to reflect that.|
|Jul-02-12|| ||Jason Frost: <parmetd: He may have thought about going to med school but the fact is he never did. He went to lawschool so it should be updated to reflect that.>|
The fact is you're wrong.
<As I am sure you well recall, in 1996 Roustam Kamsky announced that Gata was quitting chess to go to medical school. This lacked credibility because Gata never even went to high school, so how could he go to medical school (he graduated from high school in Russia at the age of 13, before he came to America). Roustam Kamsky told me that in the intervening years Gata Kamsky had achieved very high scores on all the entrance examinations, had gone to Brooklyn College and completed his BA degree in just two years instead of the usual four, and had gone to medical school, but for only one year. So, he dropped out of medical school because he did not like being a doctor and went law school instead. Gata is right now in his final semester of Law School and will graduate in May.> (http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...)
|Jul-02-12|| ||RookFile: Law School? Sounds very impressive to me.|
|Jul-02-12|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: Except that he never went to Law School :)|
|Jul-03-12|| ||parmetd: He did. He has a JD.|
|Jul-03-12|| ||Jason Frost: <parmetd: He did. He has a JD.>|
What!? I thought he decided to become an astronaut, then crashed into the moon where he captained a 'yellow submarine' made of cheese ... before riding a comet back to earth and returning to his career as the most interesting man in the world.
|Jul-03-12|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: <parmetd: He did. He has a JD.>|
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