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|Oct-23-08|| ||Ladolcevita: Yup~~I feel the same!!
Now its hard to regain the material
|Oct-23-08|| ||percyblakeney: Engines give 35. Ra8+ Nb8 36. Rxb8 Qxb8 37. Qd5+ with clear advantage to Aronian, but maybe it would have been a draw in the end. Now he is piece down instead, so not looking too promising.|
|Oct-23-08|| ||armenoid: Well, but doesn't Aro have a draw? Rodshteins pawns don't look dangerous at all, even with an additional knight.|
|Oct-23-08|| ||percyblakeney: <armenoid> That pawn on c4 looks hard to get rid of for Aronian though.|
|Oct-23-08|| ||percyblakeney: Ivanchuk won against Karjakin.|
|Oct-23-08|| ||armenoid: Aronian lost :((|
|Oct-23-08|| ||Vakus: Lost it or not, the previous game, the one with Volokitin, was the best in this tournament.|
|Oct-23-08|| ||Harvestman: If this is the last round (and I think it is), then it looks like it will be decided by game points, not match points, since Baden-Baden are hanging on for a draw in the two games still playing. That means teams like Ural Sverdlovskaya, who won their match, will be tied on match points with them. Could be a multiple tie.|
(Apologies if this isn't the last round)
|Oct-23-08|| ||percyblakeney: <That means teams like Ural Sverdlovskaya, who won their match, will be tied on match points with them>|
I suppose Ural wins since they have 4.5 game points more than Baden-Baden. Malakhov won all his seven games for Ural.
|Oct-23-08|| ||Harvestman: Thanks Percy. Baden-Baden held the draws, but will be overtaken by Ural Sverdlovskaya (winners) and TPS Saransk (second). I'm not yet clear who is third.|
It looks like my local team, Cwmbran, will finish 63rd of 64.
|Oct-23-08|| ||eremite: Kiev is the 3rd, I hope. Bloody Vasyl Ivanchuk has beaten both wonderboys confidently. He is the best in 2008, I think.|
|Oct-23-08|| ||notyetagm: <eremite: Kiev is the 3rd, I hope. Bloody Vasyl Ivanchuk has beaten both wonderboys confidently. He is the best in 2008, I think.>|
Yes, Ivanchuk has now beaten Carlsen and Karjakin on consecutive days. He needs only to defeat Vachier-Lagrave to make the final score read:
|Oct-23-08|| ||Eyal: A great win today for Ivanchuk over Karjakin in a topical super-sharp line of the English Attack:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.g4 h6 10.O-O-O b4 11.Nce2 Qc7 12.h4 d5 13.Bh3 dxe4 14.g5 hxg5 15.hxg5 exf3 16.Ng3 Nd5 17.g6 N7f6 18.gxf7+ Kxf7 19.Nf1 Rxh3 20.Rxh3 e5 21.Nxf3 Bxh3 22.Ng5+ Kg8 23.Nxh3|
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23...Qa5 24.Qd3 (24.Kb1 Nc3+!) Qxa2 25. Qb3 Qxb3 26.cxb3 Be7 27.Bd2 Ne4 28.Re1 Nc5 29.Kc2 e4 30.Ne3 Nxe3+ 31.Bxe3 Nd3 32.Ra1 Rf8 33.Kd2 Rf3 34.Ng1 Rf6 35.Ne2 Rg6 36.Ra5 Bf6 37.Bd4 Bg5+ 38.Be3 Bf6 39.Bd4 Bd8 40.Rd5 Bg5+ 41.Be3 Bf6 42.Bd4 Rg2 43.Bxf6 Rxe2+ 44.Kxe2 Nf4+ 45.Kf2 Nxd5 46.Bd4 Kf7 47.Kg3 g5 0-1
Btw, this is the <107th> classical game that Chucky has played this year so far (for comparison - Kramnik played 36, Anand 44, Topalov 47, even Carlsen "only" 79). He participated in Corus, Linares, Aerosvit, Mtel, Dortmund, Tal Memorial, the 2nd Grand Prix, the Russian Team Championship, Bilbao, and a couple of Bundesliga games (not to mention Amber). How does he do it?!
|Oct-23-08|| ||mang00neg: ivanchuk is just great to watch in action.|
|Oct-23-08|| ||amadeus: On the seventh day, God finished his work, and he rested. Ivanchuk said: checkmate.|
<Ivanchuk Facts 3:14, CG Press>
|Oct-23-08|| ||orio24: Huzman-Carlsen -> unbelievable adventures of black king. Steinitz would love it.|
|Oct-23-08|| ||amadeus: Exercise is a must. Nothing like a good walk to ease tension and improve an old man's health.|
|Oct-23-08|| ||percyblakeney: <Btw, this is the <107th> classical game that Chucky has played this year so far (for comparison - Kramnik played 36, Anand 44, Topalov 47, even Carlsen "only" 79). He participated in Corus, Linares, Aerosvit, Mtel, Dortmund, Tal Memorial, the 2nd Grand Prix, the Russian Team Championship, Bilbao, and a couple of Bundesliga games (not to mention Amber). How does he do it?!>|
It's amazing, and that's without mentioning all the games in the Tal Memorial blitz and Leon, and that he won both these events...
|Oct-23-08|| ||PhilFeeley: Aronian collapsed today. Very strange.|
|Oct-23-08|| ||Cactus: It seems like, because there are few really good players in this event, they'll go for easy draws against each other, knowing they can simply get their points from the 'weakies'.|
|Oct-24-08|| ||tal lover: Ivanchuk plays nice but he only win against kids|
|Oct-24-08|| ||percyblakeney: <there are few really good players in this event>|
Not that few :-)
|Oct-24-08|| ||Illogic: Ivanchuk beats down Carlsen and Karjakin on consecutive days! I like it!|
|Oct-24-08|| ||percyblakeney: Ivanchuk is black, against his compatriot Karjakin, it is a team event, last round, he has already played 200 games this year. Draw? Nope...|
|Oct-24-08|| ||Riverbeast: Has anybody noticed that Vladimir Malakhov is 7-0 so far?|
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