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|Jun-26-07|| ||percyblakeney: Mecking had a bad start but has gone +2 after round three.|
|Jun-26-07|| ||gmgomes: My engine believes Vaganian is toast after 18.... Ne5|
|Jun-26-07|| ||Troller: Yep, Vaganian has resigned.
< gmgomes: Andersson usually trade queens before drawing, so white will play 12. b3, then white will move the N at move 13, Ulf will trade and draw will be agreed at move 14. >
Nice prediction, except they are still playing at move 16. Will Ulf undertake a marathon game of 20 moves today?
|Jun-26-07|| ||VargPOD: Khalifman beat Vaganian in just 21 moves, I'm impressed. Also surprising is that Ribli and Andersson are still playing, it's already 16 moves.|
|Jun-26-07|| ||percyblakeney: Ribli seems to be in a bloodthirsty mood today, Andersson's position looks uncomfortable.|
|Jun-26-07|| ||Troller: Yes, this is sensational. Will the 28-game drawing streak between Andersson and Ribli be brought to an end?|
|Jun-26-07|| ||percyblakeney: <the 28-game drawing streak between Andersson and Ribli>|
Indeed a fascinating score between those two: +0 -0 =28 before today...
|Jun-26-07|| ||Troller: Draw agreed. Moving on to +0 -0 =29|
|Jun-26-07|| ||VargPOD: Well, Ribli-Andersson looked promising for a little while, but still a draw. |
I think it's a mistake from Ribli, Andersson was in an uncomfortable position and had very little time left (10 minutes). Guess they didn't want to break the record.
|Jun-26-07|| ||gmgomes: Draw agreed on move 24. They must be very tired today.
Mecking is fighting for a win.|
|Jun-26-07|| ||VargPOD: Mecking is two pawns ahead in a rook endgame, and Timman-Sokolov looks double-edged. More decisive games coming, perhaps.|
|Jun-26-07|| ||gmgomes: Mecking must find 31. b6 now.|
|Jun-26-07|| ||Shakalul: Chessgames,is actually "Turneul Regilor"(sorry if it was already posted something like this).There is no "Turnuel" word in romanian language :)|
|Jun-26-07|| ||suenteus po 147: Well, one of my picks managed for winner at least managed to finish with a plus score (Beliavsky). Timman, however, finished dead last.|
|Jun-27-07|| ||nasmichael: Just for contrast, the person in 10th place lost 2 games. A player who tied for 4th lost 2 games as well. Of the 10 games played by Timman, 8 of his opponents couldn't beat him. I am not a Timman fan or foe, but just looking at the numbers, I wanted to see it said that the management of the wins is important for the prize, but for proving mastery, managing the losses are equally important.|
|Jun-27-07|| ||Marvol: Bazna Kings Tournament (2007)/Ulf Andersson -
10 games, all draws, longest 33 moves. Bazna Kings Tournament (2007)/Zoltan Ribli is no better as his only decent game was 53 moves with black against Timman who was pushing.|
If you don't want to play, why bother showing up at all? No-one, I am sure, will mourn if these blokes never ever get an invitation to any OTB tournament again. Boy what a waste. Of time, of organising effort, of sponsor money... yuck. This is just as bad for chess sponsorship as FIDE's antics.
|Jun-27-07|| ||refutor: <marvol> ulf andersson has been doing that for *years*, decades almost. it is definitely not out of character for him...yet they keep on inviting him and inviting him|
|Jun-27-07|| ||Paul123: This was a bad tournament! What happened? Sponsors bail on the prize money?|
|Jul-01-07|| ||Illogic: Please tell me Ulf and Zoltan were not paid appearance fees to play in this tourney..|
|Jul-01-07|| ||Dr.Lecter: This was to be expected, i think. Khalifman winning...|
|Jul-25-07|| ||keypusher: Not only did Khalifman win, he managed the almost supernatural feat of six decisive games...of course, along with Sokolov, he was the "baby" of the tournament.|
|May-25-08|| ||wolfmaster: Just 12 decisive games and 17 draws in 20 moves or lesss. Just depicable. These players disgust me. Ugh!|
|Jun-10-08|| ||minasina: Bazna King's Tournament (2008)|
|Dec-12-13|| ||HSOL: I think some games were missing from the chessgames database. Andersson and Ribli has according to 365chess a 32 game drawing streak after the game in this tournament. Although, before that, Ribli won 3 out of 6 encounters.|
|Dec-12-13|| ||whiteshark: <HSOL: Andersson and Ribli has according to 365chess a 32 game drawing streak after the game in this tournament. Although, before that, Ribli won 3 out of 6 encounters.> |
ceegee database has also 35 draws and 3 wins. Compared with 365chess they probably differ only in their timely assignment (of their relevant 1973 games)
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