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|Sep-22-07|| ||Sularus: <King mega: u cared about those who lost badly?
I only care anand-Kramnik.
Btw wheres topalov?>
He's in the bathroom. kidding!
|Sep-22-07|| ||twinlark: The winner would have to be one of the players now in the top four. |
With six rounds left, Anand should easily get 3-4 points, making it to 8.5 - 9.5 range. That pretty much rules out Morozevich, Svidler, Aronian and Grischuk as being in contention as I really can't see any of them scoring 5 or more points in the last six rounds.
Which leaves Anand, Gelfand, Kramnik and Leko.
I can't see Leko starting to win with Black against the top players, and Gelfand may surprise us, so clearly this will come down to either Anand or Kramnik.
My money's on Anand to win here, and for Kramnik to win the match with Anand in a few months.
I wonder who Kramnik would rather face in the match: Anand or Topalov?
|Sep-22-07|| ||percyblakeney: Some Chesspro stuff from after the Kramnik-Gelfand round:|
Gelfand was asked what he thought about the seven passed rounds and answered: That seven are left. He thought the game with Kramnik was very interesting and was thoroughly content with it, saying it was long ago he played a similar game.
On why he picked van Wely as his second, Kramnik answered that they have very good personal relations and that he always wants to work with new people to avoid creative stagnation.
Grischuk: Jakovenko, Andrey Shchekachev
Gelfand: Huzman, Eljanov
Anand was asked if he will play more carefully to preserve his lead, but meant that he wouldn't play differently in the second half.
|Sep-22-07|| ||gregorivus: I see percyblakeney. but then again if that happens, pressing against Moro and Aronian as black wouldn't be so easy, is not as if they are a piece of cake|
|Sep-22-07|| ||jamesmaskell: I look like Grimacing Grischuk most of the time Im playing...the only thing I have in common with the strongest chess players.|
|Sep-22-07|| ||anandr: From the pictures I have seen of the players from various websites, one does get the distinct feeling that there is some kind of camaraderie between them. At least, there does not seem to be any animosity, and whenever the players are seen together, there are lots of smiles around.|
I do also feel that the presence of a certain Topalov disturbs this atmosphere. However, it is really nice to see the players gelling well together, whatever the inner tensions may be.
|Sep-22-07|| ||Mameluk: Moro´s second is the famous Kuzmin or the not so famous one?|
|Sep-22-07|| ||percyblakeney: <Mameluk> It's this one: Alexey Kuzmin|
|Sep-22-07|| ||you vs yourself: <whenever the players are seen together, there are lots of smiles around.> The other day after the relatively short draw in Aronian-Svidler, Aronian jokingly said that he doesn't like to play Svidler because he's such a friendly guy.|
|Sep-22-07|| ||Mameluk: Gennadi Kuzmin
is Ukrainian after all and takes now regularly part in some of those suspicious tournaments.|
This friendly atmosphere is boring. Where are the times of famous WC matches.
|Sep-22-07|| ||realbrob: Where can I find the updated results of each player in the tournament? (i.e. Anand has x wins, x draws, x losses...)|
|Sep-22-07|| ||lostemperor: <realbrob> it's the same page but not quite. I learned this trick from <WannaBe> not so long ago. Put &crosstable=1 behind the adress of this page or get here from the searchpage, et voila:)
FIDE World Championship Tournament (2007)|
|Sep-22-07|| ||badest: <anandr: I do also feel that the presence of a certain Topalov disturbs this atmosphere.> And how exactly do you "feel" that? ESP, perhaps??|
|Sep-22-07|| ||anandr: <badest: And how exactly do you "feel" that? ESP, perhaps??>|
If you cannot sense that, I s'pose you haven't been particularly following Topalov and his team's antics. Or of course, you must be a hard-core Topalov-fan (as can be understand from your thumb-nail), who will tolerate whatever nonsense he and his team throw up.
|Sep-22-07|| ||anandr: <badest>
And just in case you think i'm a Topalov-baiter or Topalov-hater, let me tell you that during his Championship match with Kramnik, i was initially fully backing him. I enjoyed his attacking play, as compared to Kramnik's solid and borig style. Of course, nothing wrong with Kramnik's style - just that it does not appeal to me as a layman spectator.
However, the turn of events that happened, orchestrated by Dainalov sure me put off big time, and I'm sure Topalov would have lost a lot of fans like me in the process.
|Sep-22-07|| ||anandr: <percyblakeney:>
Thanks for the chesspro link. The English translations are funny though :-) According to the translations, the players are having a party each time they play!!!
|Sep-22-07|| ||anandr: headlines in the latest article on chesspro:
LET US LIVE UNTIL MONDAY
Yeah, i sure do second that!!!
|Sep-22-07|| ||VargPOD: Opening summary.
So far, 32 games.
1.e4 16 times:
- 8 Ruy Lopez
- 5 Petrov (Gelfand 3, Kramnik 2)
- 2 Scotch (Morozevich)
- 1 Bishop's opening (Leko-Kramnik)
1.d4 13 times
- 4 Semi-Slav
- 4 Queen's Indian
- 3 Catalan
- 1 QGD (Grischuk-Morozevich)
- 1 Queen Pawn Game (Gelfand-Aronian)
1.Nf3 2 times (Kramnik)
- 1 Semi-Slav
- 1 Catalan
1.c4 1 times (Aronian-Leko)
- 1 English symmetrical
So, it looks like Ruy Lopez is popular as ever and Petrov is the other choice against 1.e4. Sicilian has disappeared.
Against 1.d4 we have Semi-Slav, Catalan and Queen's Indian.
Plus couple occasional rarities, like Bishop's opening and Gelfand-Aronian game.
Let's look at players:
"e4-players": Anand, Svidler and Leko (4/4).
"Versatile/indecisive": Morozevich and Grischuk (twice e4 and twice d4).
"d4-players": Gelfand (4/4), Aronian (3/4, once c4) Kramnik (2/4, twice Nf3).
|Sep-22-07|| ||ghristo: I am usually for Veselin but now I'm for Anand and Gelfand,but not for Kramnik|
|Sep-22-07|| ||Softpaw: I think we may see a Nimzo-Indian at some point soon.|
|Sep-22-07|| ||chancho: <Anand: I surprised Boris a little with the move Bd6. It's a rarely played moved that has been used in the Catalan with Qb8 and e5. Move a knight to c4 a Rook to c8 and another to e8 and black has nothing to worry about in this position in reaching a draw.|
Kramnik: It is the first time in this tournament that I felt some fear and was concerned, Peter has played very well.>
|Sep-22-07|| ||Cactus: Go Gelfand!|
|Sep-22-07|| ||badest: <anandr> Actually I have followed Vesko for quite some time... and being bulgarian I have had the opportunity to listen to quite a few radio interviews with him and his competitors. (Judging from the interviews he is quite good friends with for example Anand and Aronian.)|
I think that the situation he got himself in with Kramnik is more than ridiculous - but I put a lot of the blame on Danailov (I so wish that Topa was "stronger" and could free himself from his influence...).
About the avatar, I just thought that it was a cool pic :) ... and I like Anand a lot too - so I am not as hard core Topa-fan as you may think... (my absolute favorite is, of course, Ivanchuk).
|Sep-22-07|| ||Mateinonenik: Go Deep Fritz!|
|Sep-22-07|| ||badest: <anandr> PS I think, maybe because of his style and passion for the game, Topa has a natural aversion to players like Kramnik and Leko (who "play it safe" 90% of the time). Danailov, who actually is not as stupid as you may think, has done his best to fuel that aversion.|
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