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|May-18-09|| ||Ezzy: By the way, wasn't Sutovsky a fantastic commentator on the US championships. I think Him and Shahade worked really well together.|
Sutovsky has got a strong tournament coming up soon. I think I'll follow his progress. He sounds like a pretty cool guy. Immensely knowledgable!
Chess Today reports that the Karpov tournament takes place in Poikovsky Russia 3rd-12th June 2009. There is a free day on 8th June.
Players: Bologan, Efimenko, Gashimov, Inarkiev, Motylev, Naiditsch, Onischuk, Shirov, Sutovsky and Rublevsky.
|May-18-09|| ||Jim Bartle: Yes, I agree Sutovsky and Shahade were excellent in the content of their commentary.|
However…I…wish…they…could…have…spoken…more… slowly…to…give…us…non-GMs…a…chance…to…keep…up. AlotoftheanalysiswentbylikethisandIcouldn'
|May-18-09|| ||Ezzy: <Jim Bartle:> LOL - Yes, it did get a bit manic at times.|
It does give you an indication though of how quick the thinking process has to be to reach that level of chess. Not that it helps me improve my chess :-(
Yes, for one minute I thought I was enjoying the commentry, but now I've just realised how depressing it was that I couldn't follow it that well. Thanks Jim. :-)
No, to be honest, for a free show with lots going on, it did make the tournament more enjoyable. I suppose it will never be easy presenting chess on the radio! :-)
|May-18-09|| ||Anatoly21: For such a large number of players, I really wish they had more than 9 rounds. It just seems far too short to be a good judge of who is the best in the US, even though Nakamura did demonstrate a great performance. If nothing else, it would give us more games between America's best.|
|May-18-09|| ||Ezzy: <Ezzy - San Sebastian - 16th June 2209> I don't think they organise chess tournaments that far in the future. :-) Sorry, obviously I meant 2009|
|May-18-09|| ||kb2ct: |
Nakamura's prep was outrageously good.
Who is his second?? > Sunil, his stepfather.>
Thank you. Nakamura's prep was the big difference. It allowed easy wins against Akobian and Friedel.
|May-18-09|| ||parmetd: Nakamura's second is a master from TX called Kris Littlejohn.|
|May-18-09|| ||swordfish: Congrats to Nakamura for a well-deserved victory. Onischuk's shared second is similarly no surprise, but|
[whatthefat: Outrageous performance by Hess!]
Yeah, I don't think anyone gave a young New Yorker a realistic chance to finish just a half-point out of first. He's got a bright future!
As for Kamsky, he just drew too many games, a tournament strategy not well suited to Swiss-system events.
|May-18-09|| ||Marmot PFL: Kamsky never seemed in any danger of losing a game (in games i saw) but failed to cash in on what seemed to be some promising positions. Nakamura, on the other hand was in trouble in 2 or 3 games but held on and seized on all opportunities. In a top class round robin Kamsky would get my vote but Nakamura's play is very well suited for the Swiss system.|
|May-18-09|| ||Nimzonick: Congrats Nakamura! An exciting tournament|
|May-18-09|| ||keypusher: <San Sebastian - 16th June 2009 >|
My wife's birthday! "Honey, I have a wonderful idea for a romantic getaway...."
Also the 105th anniversary of Bloomsday, i think.
|May-18-09|| ||kb2ct: |
<parmetd: Nakamura's second is a master from TX called Kris Littlejohn.>
Thank you. I tried to catch the name, but it isn't easy to understand Jennifer Schade. She does a good job playing straight man to Sutovsky, but hardly a radio voice.
<In the media room Kris Littlejohn Nakamura's second, "i'm not dissapointed" with the current position on the board. Things are looking good for Nakamura.>
|May-18-09|| ||adair10: Shahade did a superb job for fans in my opinion. I attended last two rounds and while spent most of the time in the playing hall in the second floor, sometimes would run to basement to hear what Sutovsky had to say about games. He is of course very knowledgable, but it was Shahade who would discuss consequences of some obvious (sometimes wrong) moves that many in that room were wondering about. But boy, she is loud.
BTW, setup was excellent. There was a big screen behind commentators with a specific game they were talking about with Sutovsky showing possible continuations. Also, plenty of food and drinks for everybody (not only commentators).|
|May-18-09|| ||karoaper: Shahade's voice reminds me of the stereotypical vacuous California blond voice <"Like, totally ...">, but in her case very smart and knowledgeable things were coming out of her mouth, as opposed to the mindless banter that one would associate with that voice.|
|May-18-09|| ||parmetd: actually adiar10, I found all those stupid moves she discussed annoying. It was always obvious why they were wrong and prevented them from analyzing real moves most of the time. What happens if I hang piece? You mean i'm just down a piece? I don't believe you! Like no way like I can't possibley make this horrible blunder like really?|
|May-18-09|| ||turbo231: <timhortons> It's rybka2.3.2a the program that won the 2008 world cumputer championship.Please tell if that's not true.Rybka3 is only a few elo points stronger.I've looked for the match between akobian and rybka3 but i can not find it.Please grace me with your knowledge and tell me where the match is recorded i would love to download it.I'm serious.Also i would love to see the match between rybka3 and nakamura.If you want to see a funny game watch nakamura beat crafty in 155 moves!Nakamura is hard on computers!One more thing nakamura said he played a 20 game match with kamsky @ icc and scored 18.5 points against him.I saw and heard nakamura say that on video,during the open championship.|
|May-19-09|| ||timhortons: <turbo231> chessgames.com seldom include icc blitz game in the database.Maybe the reason nakamura game against transwarp/rybka 3 and crafty got included here because of the funny nature it was played.|
I post the pgn of akobian transwarp game in akobians page.Scroll down and check the pgn of scorpion83 v transwarp on the link.
Rybka 2 has a bug that nakamura exploited well in blitz game at icc only him do it well though anton kovalyov come close to him and copy what he do.
Rybka 3 is improved version and i know nakamura never beat it since it play at icc blitz .IM kaufman at icc challenge Naka to play rybka 3 in a formal match but naka didnt reply to it.
|May-19-09|| ||timhortons: <turbo231>If theres something else drop me a note in my forum so we dont go off topic here.|
|May-19-09|| ||blacksburg: <Nakamura is hard on computers!>|
many people seem to be unaware that despite the 2 nakamura wins over rybka in this database, there are <hundreds> of rybka wins over nakamura that are not. transwarp destroys everyone, including nakamura.
|May-19-09|| ||turbo231: <timhortons> <blacksburg> Thank you but what about the rybka3 and nakamura match i want to see that too, if all possible|
|May-19-09|| ||blacksburg: i don't think you're going to see Rybka 3 in a serious match with any human player any time soon, including nakamura. there's just nothing for any player to gain from getting annihilated by a computer.|
|May-19-09|| ||turbo231: I think nakamura has a better chance playing a blitz game with rybka|
|May-19-09|| ||whatthefat: <turbo123>
Not really. He, like everybody else, gets thrashed on average at that time control too.
|May-19-09|| ||grasser: <sisyphus> Yes I don't compete anymore, but not by choice. I am on SSI disability since 2003 and cannot afford my USCF dues as food is a daily struggle. I teach kids at the local library and I put a tip jar out, but after three years of doing that I think I have received less than $10!
People have given me cat food, so my cats are fed, but not me! Go figure? I guess I need to develop a taste for Friskies. :)|
|May-19-09|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: Absolutely. The time when a straight up man vs. machine match made sense has passed.|
The only thing I think might be interesting now would be a match between one of the very best players in the world and a program where the human player received full draw odds (if the player either draws or wins, he receives one point and the program gets nothing). At this point, a program like Rybka 3 would likely still be favored, but I think a few guys have some chances in such a match.
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