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|Nov-12-09|| ||Billy Vaughan: timhortons, you've gotta work on your reading comprehension.|
|Nov-12-09|| ||AuN1: ivanchuk is suddenly in serious contention, but i must say his play has been rather dull this tourney. his game against svidler was his most impressive, from my perspective, but even his wins against gelfand and morozevich have been snooze-fests.|
|Nov-12-09|| ||timhortons: if daddy carlsen write it on magnus blog then i will believe it.only dad know how magnus feel last night.the others just speculate.|
|Nov-12-09|| ||Billy Vaughan: I think <Magnus Carlsen> knows how <Magnus Carlsen> felt last night?|
|Nov-12-09|| ||soldal: <It's probably too difficult for you to use Google Translate, so I did a translation for you.>|
- Jeg er litt dårligere enn i går. Jeg føler meg slapp, forklarer Carlsen.
”… lacked "fighting spirit" in today's game.”
- I am a bit worse than yesterday. I feel released, says Carlsen.
- I am a bit worse than yesterday. I feel listless/limp, Carlsen explains.
|Nov-12-09|| ||siamesedream: A prospos:
Magnus Carlsen`s Blog
>> Moscow, Nov.12th 2009, Tal Memorial R7
With only 3 rounds to go I was slightly ambitious about today's round despite playing black. My opponent Peter Svidler is five-time Russian champion and a regular top-15 for many years. Well known for his anglophile dispositions he is a fanatic cricket fan and speaks an amazing upper class English. He is often observed reading books while waiting for the game to start. After the opening he got a passed pawn in the c-file and both of us spent much time trying to uncover if it was an asset or a liability. I felt the position was fairly balanced, but when the pawn was one move shy of promotion I was surprised when he suddenly played his queen to the e4-square forcing me to exchange queens. After 15 minutes thought, I fortunately could conclude that the ensuing exchanges and subsequent complications were acceptable for black. I was a pawn up in the endgame, but my knights where both tied up and I decided to go for a 3-fold repetition of moves to force a draw just before the time control. Ivanchuk won again to move into shared 2nd place with Anand, behind the leader Kramnik and I'm now shared 4th. Tomorrow I'll have my last white game, against Ruslan Ponomariov, Ukraine. Magnus Carlsen
2009-11-12 22:48:56 <<
|Nov-12-09|| ||Bondsamir: can somebody tell me who's next to blame his results on sore throat, p|
|Nov-12-09|| ||rogge: Spot on, thanks <soldal>. He used the expression "fighting spirit" earlier this week.|
I only wrote my initional post because people were saying he wasn't sick anymore. Reports from VG today said differently.
Carlsen isn't using sickness as an excuse, and I'm not saying he would've won a single game without his <listless/limp>. OK, <soldal>?
|Nov-12-09|| ||rogge: <Billy Vaughan>
Eh, Carlsen strongly wanted a win in one of his three last games (no wonder), but didn't think his best chance would be against Svidler.
"Av de tre partiene jeg hadde igjen, regnet jeg ikke dette som min beste sjanse, sier Carlsen etter duellen mot Svidler."
|Nov-12-09|| ||Billy Vaughan: Rogge, doesn't your article indicate Carlsen <was> looking for a win in the last three games? I'm not Norwegian and I can only translate based off spotty Swedish, but|
<18-åringen sa etter onsdagens remis at han hadde et sterkt ønske om seier i en av de siste tre partiene.>
seems to translate to
<the 18-year-old said after Wednesday's draw that he really wanted to win one of his last three games.>
which means that despite his illness he's still out for blood.
|Nov-12-09|| ||Billy Vaughan: <rogge> Sorry for the post deleting, I got confused.|
OK, that makes sense.
|Nov-12-09|| ||shach matov: <if daddy carlsen write it on magnus blog then i will believe it.only dad know how magnus feel last night.the others just speculate.> You have been provided with links, translations, more evidence than a court of law would require. Now there is no doubt about Carslen's illness, and Kramnik will most likely benefit from it the most. If Carslen was in top form, bye bye first place for Kramnik. Do not be fooled by Kramnik's calm, philosophical exterior appearance: behind that is one of the biggest egos around. And it has been mercilessly brutalized recently by Anand. Thus anything else than a first place is another slap in the guy's big ego. Unfortunately for him Anand and Chucky are only half a point away...|
|Nov-12-09|| ||rogge: <<the 18-year-old said after Wednesday's draw that he really wanted to win one of his last three games.>|
which means that despite his illness he's still out for blood.>
Yes? And? I think he's going for it tomorrow against Ponomariov. It will hopefully be an entertaining game, but I won't make any predictions. Btw, yes I will, draw ;)
|Nov-12-09|| ||rogge: Sorry, <initional> should be <initial>. I got carried away for a moment.|
|Nov-12-09|| ||HeMateMe: <siamesedream:> Pia Lundstrom, from Switzerland?|
|Nov-12-09|| ||returnoftheking: <Now there is no doubt about Carslen's illness, and Kramnik will most likely benefit from it the most. If Carslen was in top form, bye bye first place for Kramnik.>
|Nov-12-09|| ||HeMateMe: oh geez...I just read the chessbase story, it really is Nigel (sorry mate). NS kind of had a 'soft look' back then, from a distance he might be seen as a tall girl.|
|Nov-12-09|| ||weisyschwarz: Kramnik will go for the win v. Leko, since he faces Ivanchuk in the next round.|
|Nov-12-09|| ||Kaspablanca: For God`s sake shach matov! Do you have something personal with Kramnik or what?!It`s obvious you dont like the guy but this is just pathetic! Now you`re saying Kramnik is leading this tournament because of the Carlsen`s "illness"?Do you mean that Carlsen would beat easily Anand, Aronian and Kramnik if it werent for his "illness"?|
|Nov-12-09|| ||Winter: After this tournament, Kramnik will go straight to the bank crying, far richer than shach matov and still a world class chess contender...|
|Nov-12-09|| ||laskersteinitz: <Do not be fooled by Kramnik's calm, philosophical exterior appearance: behind that is one of the biggest egos around.> I'm willing to believe that, but I think it's warranted. He beat Kasparov and Topalov in match play for the title of world champion, and his win yesterday against Ponomariov was nothing short of impressive.|
|Nov-12-09|| ||ycbaywtb: i play chess, and i'd like nothing better than to outperform my opponent, and massage my own ego, so what? chess is fun just by the nature of the game, but if a patzer like me wants "blood" and to kick my opponent's ...., why would the world Top Ten be any different, other than that they play so much better? and how is this bad? <<<<<<Do not be fooled by Kramnik's calm, philosophical exterior appearance: behind that is one of the biggest egos around. And it has been mercilessly brutalized recently by Anand. Thus anything else than a first place >>>>>>>|
|Nov-12-09|| ||erad1288: anyone notice that the top three all have names that start with V? Must be VVV for victory, haha|
|Nov-13-09|| ||Bdellovibrio: Is Magnus writing that blog in English, or is someone translating it from Norwegian?|
|Nov-13-09|| ||Bdellovibrio: Considering the style of the wins in this tournament, I think a more fitting name would be the "Petrosian Memorial."|
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