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|May-31-07|| ||Knight13: Now, unless Malakhov wins the next two games (which I doubt it) Grischuk moves on, which means....|
Two Americans gets to climb up the ladder!
|May-31-07|| ||suenteus po 147: <Knight13> Grischuk is Russian and plays for Russia.|
|May-31-07|| ||Marmot PFL: Is Grischuk American now?|
|May-31-07|| ||Knight13: <suenteus po 147: <Knight13> Grischuk is Russian and plays for Russia.> SCREW that. I take back what I said in the last post.|
|May-31-07|| ||malthrope: When the tough gets going - Gris turns up the heat! ;-)|
|May-31-07|| ||chancho: He's definitely in the drivers seat with today's win.|
|May-31-07|| ||dabearsrock1010: <Knight13> I think you were thinking of Onischuk|
|May-31-07|| ||Knight13: <dabearsrock1010: <Knight13> I think you were thinking of Onischuk> EXACTLY.|
|Jun-01-07|| ||Manic: Interesting position. Black's pieces are more active but his king is not as safe as white's is. However, at this point I prefer black, because it does not look like white can get a threatening attack.|
|Jun-01-07|| ||MarkThornton: <18...Bxc3> I think White is going to get the draw that he needs to win the match.|
|Jun-01-07|| ||Knight13: Just play 19. bxc3. d7 is okay too I guess.|
|Jun-01-07|| ||Knight13: This game's a draw. Not worth watching.|
|Jun-01-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <Knight13: This game's a draw. Not worth watching.>|
After 25. ... Rhc8, it is hard to see how Grischuk could plausibly lose this. And, of course, all he needs today is a draw to clinch the match.
|Jun-01-07|| ||Knight13: Zugzwang after 33...fxe6.
|Jun-01-07|| ||Knight13: Grischuk's got him (meaning at least a draw). Malakhov can go home now.|
|Jun-01-07|| ||malthrope: Well done Gris! ;-)|
|Jun-01-07|| ||malthrope: and... Congratulations! ;-)|
|Jun-01-07|| ||suenteus po 147: Grischuk moves on, so there's only five games tomorrow.|
|Jun-01-07|| ||percyblakeney: Grischuk will maybe hope that Rublevsky avoids losing game 6 so he gets him in the next round, he is undefeated against Rublevsky but has lost the last three decisive games against Pono.|
|Jun-02-07|| ||kellmano: I hope and fully expect Grischuk to make it to Mexico.|
In fairness, if he beats Malahkov and Rublevsky, he has had an easy ride compared to Adams, Shirov, Aronian or Carlsen.
|Jun-03-07|| ||lostemperor: You do see a problem arising, do you?|
|Jun-04-07|| ||lostemperor: In fact the "problem" is already there for some time now. I hate bringing this up but I will not be the last to do so. In Mexico WC there will be (at least) four Russians what is not so surprising since Russia is the strongest chess nation. But when four players of one country qualify, however fairly, for a title tournament there will be rumours, incidents, accusations of foul play. This will be like Curacao 1962 (but only worse). And history will repeat itself.|
My suggestion to FIDE is turning that tournament, although I liked San Luis 2005 very much, into knock out matches while it still can, before speculations and negative publicity for chess start soaring again. But I won't hold my breath since I don't think FIDE want to change this situation. They might actually want this.
|Jun-04-07|| ||percyblakeney: <But when four players of one country qualify, however fairly, for a title tournament there will be rumours, incidents, accusations of foul play>|
Moro's second Kasim is at least out of it now, it could have created a strange situation if Kasim by losing to Moro in a last round game would have given himself a well paid job at the next match... This of course without suspecting that anything of the sort would have happened.
|Jun-04-07|| ||percyblakeney: Just imagine a World Championship tournament with Topalov and Bareev, Kramnik, Moro, Grischuk, Svidler, Kasim and so on. Danailov would surely have come up with a conspiracy theory or two :-)|
|Jun-04-07|| ||lostemperor: What happens with Topalov? Is Mexico a candidates' tournament for the FIDE champ:)|
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