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|Jan-08-07|| ||Inf: boy gata sure looks young. but i think it was a shame he gave up chess after this WC... 10 years away from chess is too much, now its too late and hard to become a WC nowdays with that many years missing.|
|Jan-08-07|| ||Karpova: The Caro-Kann served Karpov well in this match.
Especially game Nr.4 with very instructive play against an IQP.
|Jan-11-07|| ||Bobak Zahmat: <but returned to chess in 2004 to resume his goal of becoming World Champion> I think his goal to become World Champion is quite an impossible mission. Today, there are too many Super GM who are stronger than Kamsky.|
|Jan-12-07|| ||positionalgenius: Karpov wins...again.|
|Jan-12-07|| ||Maatalkko: <Bobak Zahmat> Stronger. Not more talented. Kamsky never peaked.|
|Jan-15-07|| ||sitzkrieg: Incredible amount of matches Kamsky won in that short period.|
|Jan-18-07|| ||Dr.Lecter: I saw the Short vs Kasparov, when Kasparov won 12 1/2 to 7 1/2. Why didn't Kamsky and Karpov keep playing, just for the fun of it?|
|Jan-19-07|| ||code13: Dr Lector - Short v Kasparov was a 24 game match, so they didn't keep playing all the games of the match (although they did play 4 games of rapid chess to fulfill the tv contract, which are not included in the 12.5-7.5 score).|
|Feb-17-07|| ||Whitehat1963: This match served as a high-level exploration of the E15 QID (four games). We should be analyzing the @&%$* out of them.|
|Feb-25-07|| ||Dr.Lecter: Oh, I see. Thanks.
Wow! This's my 400th kibitz!
|Dec-15-07|| ||cotdt: <I think his goal to become World Champion is quite an impossible mission. Today, there are too many Super GM who are stronger than Kamsky.>|
Not impossible, but it's a tough road ahead.
|Dec-24-07|| ||Sibahi: This match format sounds nice : why don't they apply it in the next WCs ?|
|Feb-20-09|| ||swarmoflocusts: <I think his goal to become World Champion is quite an impossible mission.>|
He's only a few games away!
|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... .|
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