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|Jun-30-08|| ||tpstar: This is a chess festival with multiple events featuring the elite Round Robin as a centerpiece, right? So there are undoubtably other events going on while they take a rest day. By the way, didn't <cu8sfan> play in the open tournament here a few years ago?|
Anyway, I would be interested to hear if these top players are involved in other chess activities on site during their rest days.
|Jun-30-08|| ||shr0pshire: As if the round one games weren't boring enough, now there is a rest day. Jeesh. I could never be a professional because my body cannot endure all of this forced rest. I don't know how these participants handle it.|
|Jun-30-08|| ||notyetagm: <shr0pshire: As if the round one games weren't boring enough, now there is a rest day. Jeesh. I could never be a professional because my body cannot endure all of this forced rest. I don't know how these participants handle it.>|
It's a tough job but someone has to do it. :-)
|Jul-01-08|| ||Whack8888: I wonder if it would be too much to ask of people's time and money too have more rest days actually. You could put in some anti draw rules (at least anti early draws) or even have the same sort of draw rules but almost excessive press conferences. My favorite tournmanet is Corus and it is definately because of the excellent post mortems they do and you can see on chessvibes.com. I personally feel as though 1 game every two days is plenty fast enough, as otherwise the players have to think in terms of long term stamina, not pressing on in a position that is probably going to be a draw etc.|
It does kind of interupt the flow of the tournament a bit, but you could even have 4 players play on one day, and the next day the other 4 players play, so it is nonstop chess but everybody gets tons of rest.
Boy, I cant wait until I am rich and start up my own supertournament!
|Jul-01-08|| ||arnaud1959: I hate rest days like you but when I play a tournament and I give everything I have in my brain I understand these guys. The problem is that when everybody starts getting tired the experienced but not too old player has the advantage.|
|Jul-01-08|| ||nikolajewitsch: The <experienced but not too old players> generally have an advantage in chess...just as in many other disciplines.|
|Jul-01-08|| ||mkrk17: I too am surprised that players need rest after just 2 rounds. Compare that with foros, when there was a series of rounds and everyone was begging for a break.|
|Jul-01-08|| ||fuerst: go chuck!!!
|Jul-01-08|| ||kramputz: Reply to : Whack8888:
Keep dreaming !!! Warning !! You think too much.
|Jul-01-08|| ||gus inn: <samikd> Bologan did also win Dormund , a few years ago.Ahead of Kramnik who he drew in the final round.|
|Jul-01-08|| ||kramputz: This is the link to watch the live games http://livestream.dokom21.de/tfd.htm|
|Jul-01-08|| ||Atking: Kramnik is getting Karpov's side of the match Karpov vs Kasparov.|
|Jul-01-08|| ||acirce: <mkrk17> They may not "need" rest, but as there is no particular downside to it I don't see why they can't just as well have a day free.|
|Jul-01-08|| ||Atking: I thought Kramnik will play 16...Rc8 as Rc4~Rc5 could help. Else 17.NxBe7 QxQd1 18.RaxQd1 KxNe7 19.Bd6+ Kf6 20.Be5+ Kg6 21.Rd7 Nc5 22.Rd6+ f6 may be playable.|
|Jul-01-08|| ||zluria: Umm... Has anyone ever seen this line against the Petroff? I wonder what Naiditsch has cooked up. Kramnik's position really looks bad!|
|Jul-01-08|| ||Ziggurat: Remember that Kramnik is a pawn up. But yes, it's a funny line that I hadn't seen before.|
|Jul-01-08|| ||kuna65: Players created some interesting positions. Sharp games today might serve as an apology for sterile games of round one. Keep it up!|
|Jul-01-08|| ||mang00neg: Naid's Qd2 is inexplicable to me. now its a slow death. my verdict 0-1 ;-)|
|Jul-01-08|| ||DCP23: <zluria: Kramnik's position really looks bad!>|
That's a sure sign he's at least equal, quite possibly better.
|Jul-01-08|| ||Atking: Mamedyarov also has an interesting attack with 16.a4 b4 17.Nd5 Bxb2 18.Bh5 for Bxf7+! ~Qh5+ Kg8 Ne7+|
|Jul-01-08|| ||zluria: No, I don't get it. This is doubtless home prep; No grandmaster sac's a Rook in the opening without preparing it thoroughly beforehand. I think that Kramnik is in some hot water.|
But - I still don't get it. What does white do if black plays 19. ...Qxe5?
|Jul-01-08|| ||firebyrd: <rest day after 2 rounds?>|
Why not, if the tournament can afford the extra expense? It should be better for the players, and for the quality of the games. And for the internet spectators it doesn't really matter which days the games are on.
The only apparant drawback is that it would add to the cost for on-site travelling spectators - having to pay for another day's stay. I don't think they are numerous enough to make a big difference, though.
|Jul-01-08|| ||Atking: I don't understand van Wely 14.Qb2? Is that for b4~b5?|
|Jul-01-08|| ||zluria: Scratch that - I get it: 19. ... Qxe5 20. Qb4+ and now if 20. ...Kg8 then 21. Ne7+ Kf8 22. Ng6+ wins the Queen, while if 20. ...Ke8 then 21. Re1 wins the Queen... no, it doesn't. 21. Re1 Ne2+ 22 Kf1 Qxd5. I still don't get it. Anyone?|
|Jul-01-08|| ||Atking: <But - I still don't get it. What does white do if black plays 19. ...Qxe5?> isn't 20.Qb4+ ? Ke8 Qxb5+ Kd8 Rd1 or Kg8 Ne7+ which forces QxNe7 (Else Ng6++ wins Qe5). The last may be playable but difficult.|
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