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|Dec-09-10|| ||messachess: Carlsen bounces back consistently in a tournament of this stature. McShane is super talented, but if he's now a full time chess pro, at his age he has to get to upper status of 2700s-level players soon and start getting invited to top tournaments. That would likely be very good for chess, if he could do it.|
Carlsen likely will win tomorrow (unless he's playing Vishy or Vlad.)
|Dec-09-10|| ||siamesedream: <Magnus Carlsen`s Blog
London Chess Classics 2010 Round 1
My first tournament not being a teenager. Many thanks to my sponsors for birthday presents. The excellent tennis racket I got from Arctic Securities has already had some practice! The 7-round London Chess Classics is even stronger this year with V.Anand replacing Ni Hua compared to the field last year. Defending my victory from 2009 looks difficult as I started with a loss to local hero Luke McShane today. I had black and in a somewhat tricky position I probably overestimated my counterplay. After my mistaken queen move Luke played very well and won around the first time control. With Bilbao score, Kramnik, Adams and McShane are leading with 3 points. Tomorrow I�m white against Adams and the rounds starts at 4 pm local time. Magnus Carlsen, London, December 8th, 2010
|Dec-09-10|| ||Kazzak: Enjoyable first day. Is it 3-1-0 that leads to such interesting chess?|
|Dec-09-10|| ||Mr. Bojangles: < Kasparov in his prime would have obliterated McShane with the black pieces in classical chess. There is absolutely no question about it. Losses like this only proves that Carlsen's current level of play is still clearly inferior to Kasparov at his peak, when it comes to games played with classical time controls.>|
Why compare Kasparov to Carlsen? What is the relevance?
Kasparov this, Kasparov that...
U need to stop tossing the guy's salad.
|Dec-09-10|| ||anandrulez: Magnus is 20 and he still has time to be serious about chess as a career :)|
|Dec-09-10|| ||Mr. Bojangles: <I don't think Kasparov in his tenure as champion had a stretch where he lost as many games to near-elite players as Carlsen has in recent months.>|
Carlsen is not champion, is he?
|Dec-09-10|| ||Mr. Bojangles: <why can't you digest the plain fact that McShane's play and conduct during this game was remarkable and he performed way above his expectations.
|Dec-09-10|| ||lionel15: Tournament leaders above
Luke McShane 3 (+1 -0 =0) [view games]
Vladimir Kramnik 3 (+1 -0 =0) [view games]
Michael Adams 3 (+1 -0 =0) [view games]
Im no expert, but shouldnt Kramnik be shown as leader in the list above as he won ith black. No of black wins is one of the tie breaks. Adams and McShane are 2nd equal.
|Dec-09-10|| ||Hovik2009: <My first tournament not being a teenager. Many thanks to my sponsors for birthday presents. The excellent tennis racket I got from Arctic Securities has already had some practice!>|
Magnus, welcome to both fields of adulthood and Corporate World at once!
|Dec-09-10|| ||whiteshark: <My first tournament not being a teenager.> hehe|
|Dec-09-10|| ||kackhander: I'm going to pop down there today and yell "Use the force Luke!" every time McShane makes a move, I think everyone would appreciate that.|
|Dec-09-10|| ||kackhander: More football style chanting in chess is the way forward. |
He's tall! He's rude! He used to be quite good Nigel Shooooort, Nigel Shooort
|Dec-09-10|| ||siamesedream: Kramnik - Nakamura 0-1
Howell - Anand 0-1
Carlsen - Adams 1/2
Short - McShane 1/2
|Dec-09-10|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: <Shams>
<2004 is way too late, though. Wasn't that the year Kasparov lost to the guy who didn't even know how the pieces move?
I jest, but I don't think he was even a GM.>
Well, that never happened. He blundered against GM Huzman in 2003 which was the worst upset of GK I can remember.
That says a lot considering Huzman was a 2574 member of the Israeli National Team.
He was still the #1 player in the world by a nice margin in 2004 and the same age Anand is now, so I don't think it's too late.
Maybe you are thinking somehow of Anand vs O Touzane, 2001. That gets my vote for upset of the decade.
|Dec-09-10|| ||Harvestman: <He's tall! He's rude! He used to be quite good Nigel Shooooort, Nigel Shooort>|
Excellent! Made me laugh, and now I keep chanting it to myself!
|Dec-09-10|| ||Chessforeva: 3D games: http://chessforeva.appspot.com/C0_t...|
|Dec-09-10|| ||turbo231: I wonder how much longer Naka can go before he loses a game? Right now he seems to be unbeatable.|
|Dec-09-10|| ||polarmis: Shipov's going to be commentating on Nakamura's game again today (against Kramnik):|
|Dec-09-10|| ||siamesedream: Naka: <"Shipov's comments are always incredibly amusing to read! Oh well, I guess it is time to go play some game called chess?!">|
|Dec-09-10|| ||acirce: I like this one better: <Having a lovely Indian lunch to celebrate my birthday! Who needs to prepare for Kramnik with Black anyway!>|
|Dec-09-10|| ||Troller: <turbo231: I wonder how much longer Naka can go before he loses a game? Right now he seems to be unbeatable.>|
Well, Drawamura is certainly solid, but he still has some way to go before he can compare himself with the legendary Drawnik & Drawko in their prime. I wouldn't expect him to go undefeated in this tournament; still, holding that game yesterday showed that he might just do that.
|Dec-09-10|| ||turbo231: Naka didn't lose a game at the
Tal Memorial. How much longer can he go?
|Dec-09-10|| ||acirce: <I wonder how much longer Naka can go before he loses a game?> A few hours.|
|Dec-09-10|| ||Kinghunt: <lionel15: Im no expert, but shouldnt Kramnik be shown as leader in the list above as he won ith black. No of black wins is one of the tie breaks. Adams and McShane are 2nd equal.>|
Chessgames score tables do not incorporate tiebreaks. There are simply too many different systems used by different tournaments to make it worth the effort. But yes, you are correct that if the tournament were to end right now, or if the rest of the games were to be all drawn, Kramnik would finish first.
|Dec-09-10|| ||Kinghunt: In the two games Kramnik and Nakamura have played where Kramnik had white, Kramnik won one of them (Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010) and came very close to winning the other (Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010). It will be interesting to see what happens today.|
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