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|Aug-28-08|| ||PhilFeeley: This should be great experience for the IMs. It's also good to see Pascal in action.|
|Aug-28-08|| ||timhortons: i think naka tested these line(Réti: Lisitsin gambit deferred)against roozmon because he could carry the strentgh of roozmon even in disadvantageous position, roozmoon live in laval district, now concerning anton kovalyov whos representing the flag of argentina in these tournament when in fact hes living already in montreal, i talk with his dad on the sideline yesterday and he told me it cost 5000 euro (payment to fide) to transfer flag.|
|Aug-28-08|| ||timhortons: <phil> i observe the way these two french guy dress, nataf and maze, there very french, nice leather boots, by the way no dress code here, some player wear sleepers as well, its a bit humid in montreal anyways.|
|Aug-28-08|| ||timhortons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-qG...
video clip at the site, i take these one yesterday
|Aug-28-08|| ||rahidz2003: Live games at http://www.fqechecs.qc.ca/data/tfd2...|
They start at 5 pm local time, I think.
|Aug-28-08|| ||Prugno: <tim> Interesting information about Kovalyov, it looks like this promising teenager has already changed nationalities very often: first Ukraine, then Argentina, then Canada... what next?!|
|Aug-28-08|| ||timhortons: <prugno> kovalyov is the strongest and youngest player now of canada, hes based here in montreal,i hope anton could make it to the super masters level.|
though the flag still is of argentina but hes canadian now! it well not take long before he represent canada.
i chat with moisenkoo at icc. i ask him why hes not playing at tourneo de montreal, btw moiseenko just conquered 2 big tourney here in canada these past month, he told me hes invited to join it but cant attend, he got important personal things to attend.
|Aug-28-08|| ||Rolfo: <video clip at the site>|
Was it Nakamura in own person who was strolling in the backranks?
|Aug-28-08|| ||Xeroxx: Hoho Bloovooston wins with da Potroff! Who would have thought that!|
|Aug-28-08|| ||timhortons: naka is in a lossing position against IM zugic(elo2457) he well loss like 8 points here.|
|Aug-28-08|| ||timhortons: [Event "?"]
[Opening "Queen's pawn game"]
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 c6 3. Bf4 Nf6 4. c3 Nh5 5. Bg3 g6 6. Nbd2 Bg7 7. e3 Nd7 8.
Bh4 h6 9. g4 Nhf6 10. h3 Qb6 11. Qc2 g5 12. Bg3 h5 13. Rg1 hxg4 14. hxg4 Nf8
15. Nxg5 Bxg4 16. Be5 Bh5 17. Bd3 Rg8 18. Nh3 Bg4 19. Bxf6 Bxf6 20. Be2 Bxe2
21. Rxg8 Ba6 22. Ng5 Qb5 23. O-O-O Bxg5 24. Rxg5 Qe2 25. Nb3 Qxc2+ 26. Kxc2
b6 27. Rg8 Bc8 28. Rh1 f6 29. Kd2 Kf7 30. Rhh8 Bf5 31. Nc1 c5 32. Nd3 cxd4
33. exd4 Bxd3 34. Kxd3 Rc8 35. f4 e6 36. a4 a5 37. b3 Rd8 38. c4 Re8 39. c5
|Aug-28-08|| ||adair10: I thought Zugic played a good game. Normally, when Naka loses to low rated player that is because he plays very risky and aggressively. It didn't look to me that way this time around.|
|Aug-28-08|| ||mrbasso: He played very risky stuff, then blundered with Bg4.
He should have taken the Bishop on g3 early on. A computer always plays Nh5,Nxg3 when out of book. The open h-file is not dangerous for black.|
A nice opening to play against 200 ELO higher rated players.
4...Bf5 is an easy draw for black but the higher rated player usually does not like to play boring stuff like this.
|Aug-28-08|| ||PhilFeeley: <Xeroxx> The Petroff was a draw today.|
|Aug-29-08|| ||timhortons: id seen irina krush at the site during the 3rd round of tourneo de montreal, she took pictures and videos, im not sure if she participated at the worlds womens championship but contrary to the speculation of trouble in nalchik everyhting goes well,women IM marietta zuriel told me through e mail that everyhting is ok at the site though georgian masters boycot the game.|
|Aug-30-08|| ||PhilFeeley: Irina was one of the few non-Georgian players to boycott the tournament for political reasons.|
|Aug-30-08|| ||timhortons: nataf is pawn up, looks like these year empresa is nakas disaster, last year it was nigel short, nigel blamed it for back pain.|
|Aug-30-08|| ||timhortons: [Event "?"]
[Opening "Sicilian: Najdorf, 6.Bg5"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 Nc6 7. Qd2 Qb6 8.
O-O-O e6 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nb3 Qc7 11. f4 b5 12. Kb1 h5 13. Bd3 Bd7 14. Rhf1
Rb8 15. Qe1 b4 16. Ne2 a5 17. Nbd4 Nxd4 18. Nxd4 Bg7 19. Qe2 f5 20. Bb5 Qb6
21. Bxd7+ Kxd7 22. Nf3 Qb5 23. Qd2 Rb6 24. exf5 Qxf5 25. Ne5+ Kc7 26. Nc4
Rc6 27. Nxd6 Qf6 28. Nc4 Rxc4 29. Qd7+ Kb8 30. Qb5+ Ka8 31. Qxa5+ Kb8 32.
Qb6+ Ka8 Game drawn 1/2-1/2
nataf did not push for a win, game drawn.
|Aug-31-08|| ||PhilFeeley: ...and a bad day for most of the Canadians too.|
|Aug-31-08|| ||PhilFeeley: Too bad for Pascal. It looked like he had the better position for a while. Good game:|
[White "Kovalyov, Anton GMI 2548"]
[Black "Charbonneau, Pascal GMI 2499"]
[Owner "Les Échecs au Québec"]
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. Be3 Ng4 8. Bg5
f6 9. Bc1 exd4 10. Nxd4 f5 11. h3 Nh6 12. Bxh6 Bxh6 13. exf5 gxf5 14. O-O c6
15. Qc2 Na6 16. Rad1 Qf6 17. Bf3 Bf4 18. Nce2 Be5 19. Qd2 Nc5 20. Nf4 Bd7 21.
b3 Ne4 22. Qe3 Rae8 23. Nde2 Ng5 24. Bh5 Re7 25. h4 Ne4 26. g3 a6 27. Bf3 Kh8
28. Bg2 Nc5 29. Qd2 Qf7 30. Nh3 Ne4 31. Qd3 d5 32. cxd5 cxd5 33. a4 b5 34. Rc1
bxa4 35. bxa4 Bxa4 36. Qxa6 Qe8 37. Rfe1 Bb5 38. Qa3 d4 39. Nef4 Nc3 40. Qc5
Bf6 41. Rxe7 Qxe7 42. Qxe7 Bxe7 43. Bf1 Bd7 44. Ra1 Bf6 45. Ra7 Rd8 46. Ng5
Bxg5 47. hxg5 Be8 48. Bd3 Ne4 49. Ne6 Rc8 50. Bxe4 fxe4 51. Nxd4 Bg6 52. Ra5
Kg8 53. Re5 Rd8 54. Nc2 Re8 55. Rc5 Bh5 56. Ne3 Bf3 57. Kh2 Kf7 58. g4 Kg6 59.
Kg3 h6 60. gxh6 Kxh6 61. Nf5+ Kg6 62. Nh4+ 1-0
|Aug-31-08|| ||acirce: <Irina was one of the few non-Georgian players to boycott the tournament for political reasons.>|
Political reasons? I thought it was just about safety concerns.
|Aug-31-08|| ||adair10: <acirce: <Irina was one of the few non-Georgian players to boycott the tournament for political reasons.>
Political reasons? I thought it was just about safety concerns.>|
<In addition to the six Georgian women, three others who signed their letter — Marie Sebag of France, Irina Krush of the United States and Tea Lanchava of the Netherlands — are boycotting the tournament>
|Aug-31-08|| ||acirce: <adair10> Thanks. Along with other sources I've seen, this seems to confirm my view. This is the letter in question:|
<We, the participants of the Women World Championship 2008, express our worry about the current dangerous situation near Cabardino-Balkaria. We think when there is such a tense situation, it is not expedient to hold such a high level tournament in that area. That’s why we kindly ask you to move this tournament to the safer place, which would be convenient for all the participants.>
Also, I suppose the USCF should know: <American qualifier IM Irina Krush declined to participate in Nalchik for security reasons.> http://main.uschess.org/content/vie...
|Aug-31-08|| ||acirce: Btw, note that Krush declined her participation before Saakashvili started the war. ("So the war wasn't her reason for withdrawing, although general safety in the region was." - http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... ) The thing is that while Kabardino-Balkaria may be a relatively unsafe place, that has nothing at all to do with the Georgian conflict. (And I do think it's safe enough in Nalchik anyway.)|
|Aug-31-08|| ||timhortons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVPI...
video of irina i capture at the site.She must be a close friend of one of the players here.naka is playing right now with grandmaster bluvhstien of canada.
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