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|Mar-23-08|| ||chessgangsta: <amateur05> VW is last in the combined standings, and second to last in the rapid.|
|Mar-23-08|| ||KamikazeAttack: <VW is last in the combined standings>|
Maybe by his standard he is not doing too bad.
|Mar-23-08|| ||amateur05: The annoying thing about Petroff is that you can't win with black even when you are a pawn up.|
|Mar-23-08|| ||Bryce101: kramniks a pawn up but is it anuf for a win???|
|Mar-23-08|| ||amateur05: <chessgangsta> Yes, that's true, but I don't think he has 'collapsed' in this tournament.|
|Mar-23-08|| ||acirce: <kramniks a pawn up but is it anuf for a win???> Certainly very hard to imagine.|
|Mar-23-08|| ||Karpova: <amateur05: The annoying thing about Petroff is that you can't win with black even when you are a pawn up.>|
Yes, you need a material disadvantage to win Leko vs Kramnik, 2004
|Mar-23-08|| ||boo1: chessgangsta:
VW is invited because Joop Van Oosterom is paying for the fun. Naturally he includes the best dutchman in the field.
|Mar-23-08|| ||ahmadov: <chessgangsta: Why was VW even invited to such a high level tournament? He's simply collapsed, and if the organizers were hoping for an underdog upsetting the big guns, they have failed miserably...> Well, van Wely lost, but I think players of his level should always be invited to different tournaments to get some chances to reveal their true strength... However, I agree that van Wely gets the greatest share of favour from organizers of different tournaments compared to other chess players of his calibre...|
|Mar-23-08|| ||chessgangsta: <amateur05? Yes, perhaps my choice of words was a little harsh, but my point is if you are going to invite someone who is known to have less than stellar results in top level tournaments, why not invite someone else like Korchnoi? Atleast, it would be interesting to see him use his experience, and it would be a nice match with old vs. young etc..|
|Mar-23-08|| ||chessgangsta: <boo1> Thanks! That clears it up.|
<ahmadov> True, it's fair to give players a chance, but its just frustrating to see the same GM being invited and producing the same lackluster results.
|Mar-23-08|| ||KamikazeAttack: I remember a game recently when that nutter Chucky played on in a dead drawn game against Kramnik.|
I won't be surprised if he does the same here. He may wanna play till tomorrow to prove his superiority.
|Mar-23-08|| ||amateur05: <Karpova> Thank's for the link. It's very well commented by GM Keene. Apparently, Leko played the ending not so well.|
|Mar-23-08|| ||ahmadov: <chessgangsta> <why not invite someone else like Korchnoi? Atleast, it would be interesting to see him use his experience, and it would be a nice match with old vs. young etc..> I think it was last year when a tournament between the young and old generations was held, in which Korchnoi also took part. It is really interesting to see Korchnoi in that kind of tournaments but not in Amber... I do not think his participation would add to the beauty of the tournament...|
|Mar-23-08|| ||whiteshark: <acirce: <kramniks a pawn up but is it anuf for a win???> Certainly very hard to imagine.>|
Position after <44...Rd5>:
click for larger view
side is completely immobile and side is :. Hard to see any passed here.
|Mar-23-08|| ||percyblakeney: Looks extremely drawn in Ivanchuk-Kramnik.|
|Mar-23-08|| ||acirce: Nicely done by Gelfand to see that piece sac in blindfold.|
|Mar-23-08|| ||amateur05: Gelfand is 2 pawns up against Moro, but it could go either way. They both have seconds left.|
|Mar-23-08|| ||acirce: But now he went for the wrong follow-up.|
|Mar-23-08|| ||percyblakeney: It's hard to see why Ivanchuk and Kramnik keep playing here.|
|Mar-23-08|| ||KamikazeAttack: Is there a cold war going on betweeen Chucky and Kramnik?|
During the Kasparov rematch saga, I read somewhere that Chucky refered to Kramnik as a monkey.
That unnecessarily long draw and now this?
|Mar-23-08|| ||Karpova: Gelfand-Morozevich 1/2|
|Mar-23-08|| ||whiteshark: <percyblakeney: It's hard to see why Ivanchuk and Kramnik keep playing here.>|
Where was it (last year) when Ivanchuk (or was it Svidler?) redeveloped winning ambitions in a last round in a dead drawn position ?
|Mar-23-08|| ||hovik2003: Gelfand-moro is draw.|
|Mar-23-08|| ||amateur05: Kramnik is testing Chucky's nerves.|
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