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|Nov-26-07|| ||twinlark: Main upset of the round so far has been 104th seed Vladislav Nevednichy defeating 25th seed Konstantin Landa .|
|Nov-26-07|| ||Harvestman: <cbpatzer> I'm not sure. I posted my 124 comment above, left the room, and came back to Playchess saying Onischuk won after 64 moves!|
Beats me. Either way, Onischuk won.
|Nov-26-07|| ||twinlark: Onischuk must have won on time.|
|Nov-26-07|| ||ahmadov: <cbpatzer: Chessdom.com says 1-0 Onischuk> Actually, it is 0-1, Onischuk playing Black...|
The loss by Short is shocking...
|Nov-26-07|| ||cbpatzer: <ahmadov> true that :) I wanna see the game commented! Were there many mistakes?|
|Nov-26-07|| ||viensotrs12: why leko, moro, gelfand and polgar isnt participating?? can someone, please, answer to this question!|
|Nov-26-07|| ||Eyal: <twinlark> Actually, Eljanov's (2691) loss to Hossain (2514) on board #19 was a bit more upsetting...|
|Nov-26-07|| ||malthrope: <Harvestman: <cbpatzer: Chessdom.com says 1-0 Onischuk>> |
Yes, it was at least 124 moves when Onischuk was getting ready to Queen his 'h-pawn.' 124... Kg3 was the last move played before the chessboard flashed back to the position after only 64 moves?! :-)
|Nov-26-07|| ||Troller: Second games have started. Alekseev is still tied, but has the White pieces in the last rapid game.|
|Nov-26-07|| ||ahmadov: <cbpatzer: <ahmadov> true that :) I wanna see the game commented! Were there many mistakes?> Hope chessbase.com will provide some tomorrow as this game was one of the most interesting games in terms of the final result...|
|Nov-26-07|| ||Troller: Short is playing French, which is very popular in the rapids.|
|Nov-26-07|| ||cbpatzer: if they recover the pgn......|
|Nov-26-07|| ||twinlark: <Eyal>
Of course. Don't know how I missed that.
|Nov-26-07|| ||Marvol: <viensotrs12: why leko, moro, gelfand and polgar isnt participating?? can someone, please, answer to this question!>|
Apparently Gelfand and Moro didn't like the idea that instead of being a direct qualifier for the WCC match, the winner now gets to play Topalov. they thought that was too much ofan advantage for Toppy.
Not sure why Leko or Polgar are not playing though. Could be the same reason.
|Nov-26-07|| ||Eyal: <viensotrs12: why leko, moro, gelfand and polgar isnt participating??>
Leko, Moro, and apparently also Gelfand are boycotting the event in response to the preferential treatment FIDE gave Topalov (the right to a match against the winner of the world cup); Polgar seems to be on bad terms with FIDE in general.|
|Nov-26-07|| ||Harvestman: <Malthrope> Yes, that's what I saw too. I'd been watching the game for the previous 10 minutes.|
Onischuk had been a pawn down for a while, and I thought he was in trouble at one point, but he turned it around.
|Nov-26-07|| ||Pawnsgambit: With Leko, Moro, gelfand polgar not playing, the FIDE world cup 2007 has very little meaning.|
|Nov-26-07|| ||othomile: can someone please tell me what these signs mean, the pencil and the bubble????|
|Nov-26-07|| ||Annie K.: <othomile: <can someone please tell me what these signs mean, the pencil and the bubble????>>|
The pencil means the game is annotated; the bubble means the game has kibitzing.
|Nov-26-07|| ||cbpatzer: Chessdom: Alekseev sacrificed pawn, he wants to finish before blitz games|
Or will he.......
|Nov-26-07|| ||cbpatzer: pono seems equal, fine enough for him|
|Nov-26-07|| ||ahmadov: <othomile: can someone please tell me what these signs mean, the pencil and the bubble????> Some users have already answered this, but I just want to add that apart from pencil and bubble you can find a sign of camera as well, which means that a picture of the game was provided... Like in this game:|
Bu Xiangzhi vs Judit Polgar, 2007
|Nov-26-07|| ||Eyal: <Alekseev sacrificed pawn, he wants to finish before blitz games> Yeah, and he seems to be winning. You would have expected gambetov to play the gambit... (sorry, couldn't resist)|
|Nov-26-07|| ||cbpatzer: roiz akobian to blitz?|
|Nov-26-07|| ||ahmadov: Mamedov has launched an attack in an attempt to win in this must-win situation, but Tomashesky is strong enough not to be afraid :)|
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