|Aug-24-09|| ||randzo: first!! go Vladimir|
|Aug-24-09|| ||ILikeFruits: second hooray...|
|Aug-24-09|| ||randzo: Ok so i checked it and Ok iam fan of Kramnik and we must understand that this was Rapid event so mistakes are more often.Kramnik was olso losing in 2 of his games against Hug and Ponomariov but he holds and showed very nice endgame technique against Khalifman and Topalov.Then he won a miniature against Karpov.He tried intersting opening experiment by Scandinavian 3.Qd6 He get 2 draws so it was quite succesful.so with even some luck +3.Karpov,Hug and Polgar were outsiders but their performance wasnt shame 2.5 in this field is Ok.|
|Aug-24-09|| ||WhiteRook48: good to see Karpov not in last place
|Aug-24-09|| ||wolfmaster: Why is Werner Hug in this tournament of top 10s?|
|Aug-24-09|| ||me to play: Hug was no doubt added to give the locals a rooting interest.|
|Aug-24-09|| ||HeMateMe: C'mon, give him a hug!
As much a fan as I am of Judit Polgar, at this point, she might only be in FIDEs top 40 or 50, not sure if she should be in this group. I just don't like to see good players who are out of form, due to lack of playing, to get embarrassed.
|Aug-24-09|| ||itsankush: Go Anand Go!!!|
|Aug-25-09|| ||VaselineTopLove: Is Chessgames planning to put up the games from the simul?|
|Aug-25-09|| ||sheaf: 7 matches in a day !!..that must be exhausting...|
|Aug-25-09|| ||percyblakeney: <this was Rapid event so mistakes are more often.Kramnik was olso losing in 2 of his games against Hug and Ponomariov but he holds and showed very nice endgame technique against Khalifman and Topalov>|
Kramnik is a very strong rapid player, but things really did go his way here. Hug missed a simple win, Pono missed many, while Khalifman and Topalov missed draws in the endgame and Karpov blundered in the opening. But such things do happen often in rapid.
|Aug-25-09|| ||cu8sfan: <VaselineTopLove: Is Chessgames planning to put up the games from the simul?> I hope so. I sent them the games that were published. It probably takes longer because they ned to create new players.|
|Aug-25-09|| ||Civhai: Has anyone been there except me?|
|Aug-25-09|| ||DCP23: Video of the prize giving ceremony:
|Aug-25-09|| ||percyblakeney: <good to see Karpov not in last place
Look again, Karpov finished last (even if only on SB tiebreak...).
|Aug-25-09|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: I haven't seen the simul games posted anywhere, so I wonder if the score sheets were ever collected.|
|Aug-25-09|| ||cu8sfan: <Civhai: Has anyone been there except me?> I was at the simul but not at the rapid games.|
<SetNoEscapeOn: I haven't seen the simul games posted anywhere, so I wonder if the score sheets were ever collected.> They were not collected but the top two boards were published. I sent them to cg.com and reckon they take longer because lots of players need to be opened first in the database.
|Aug-25-09|| ||jhoro: <SetNoEscapeOn: I haven't seen the simul games posted anywhere, so I wonder if the score sheets were ever collected.>|
16 games are available from the official website:
and in PGN
|Aug-25-09|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: Thanks to both of you.|
|Aug-26-09|| ||Udit Narayan: Pretty awesome roster
would have been perfect with Kasparov as well
|Aug-26-09|| ||cu8sfan: Here's a video of the simul: http://videoportal.sf.tv/video?id=9...|
|Aug-26-09|| ||HeMateMe: Thanks Cubster, cool vid. I'm gonna speak to the Steinbrenner boys, and see if they will loan the Cubs A-Rod for one season, so your Cubbies might make the Series!|
Did you see the crowd he draws? A retired chess player? Kaspy still has real star power, most impressive. It's no wonder Obama met with him on his Moscow visit.