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|Jan-23-11|| ||zluria: Aaaand Grischuk is an hour behind on the clock. Typical.|
|Jan-23-11|| ||nok: Grischuk and Smeets are doing it again.|
|Jan-23-11|| ||Hovik2009: that was strange why Grischuck didn't play ...Bf6 instead of Bc5 to take on white's c3 pawn with a check|
|Jan-23-11|| ||zluria: Looks like Shirov took the exchange after all. He has the exchange for a pawn, plus he's an hour and 15 minutes ahead on the clock. It looks like Shirov is winning.|
God, it feels good to finally be able to say that! :-)
|Jan-23-11|| ||zluria: Strange though it may seem, Rybka seems to be saying that Anad has a serious advantage if he plays 30. h4. The idea is that the h5 pawn is dangerously weak, for example 30. ...gxh4 31. gxh4 and how do you defend h5? Bg4 runs into f3, so I guess Rh7 (ugly move. I doubt Aronian will play this, he'd probably prefer to sac the pawn).|
|Jan-23-11|| ||bramdas: Is Anand really a +1 or it won't matter due to opposite colored Bishops?|
|Jan-23-11|| ||ahmadov: <bramdas> I would think Anand is better despite the bishops...|
|Jan-23-11|| ||Aspat: Shipov is much humourous and entertaining commentator compared to Ipatov.|
|Jan-23-11|| ||belgradegambit: We all must give thanks to Nakamura and Carlsen for agreeing to slug it out as a treat for chess fans. Naka for c5 instead of the Berlin wall and Carlsen for the aggressive attack.|
|Jan-23-11|| ||progrock64: Anand could play 30.Bxg5 to reach a position with 4 pawns vs. bishop. Black would have enough counterplay though I suppose.|
|Jan-23-11|| ||zluria: Uh oh, Rybka is starting to spew out really strange lines in the Carlsen Nakamura game. It has Naka saccing a Queen for a Rook and a Knight. I take this to mean that What can play boldly with g6!, and if the h file is opened the Queen goes Qe1-h4-h7 mate! Unpleasant for Naka.|
|Jan-23-11|| ||zluria: Pono - Kramnik drawn. Yawn.|
|Jan-23-11|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: <progrock64: Anand could play 30.Bxg5 to reach a position with 4 pawns vs. bishop. Black would have enough counterplay though I suppose.>|
That looks winning for black, white's b and d pawns would drop off pretty quickly.
|Jan-23-11|| ||Per: Vachier-Lagrave will be + 2 after todays round. Not a chance in the world Smeets will figure out allt the complications of their positions in such a severe time trouble|
|Jan-23-11|| ||Ladolcevita: Wanghao seems to be doing quite normally...
Quite a pity that he missed the golden chance to win against Shirov last night...
|Jan-23-11|| ||Hovik2009: Anan-Aronian draw, pretty good fight though!|
|Jan-23-11|| ||zluria: MVL has a slightly better Rook ending. It still looks drawn to me, but surely Smeets is on the brink of disaster!|
|Jan-23-11|| ||onur87: im an amateur but i feel that carlsen is going to win. is there anybody which give me information?|
|Jan-23-11|| ||Open Defence: <onur87> Carlsen-Nakamura is a complicated game but it looks as if Black is on the defensive for now, but who knows maybe this can change, I was expecting 24.Qf1 or 24.Nxe6 but Carlsen played 24.Qg3 and now after 24...Qb6 25.Bc1 it looks good for White|
|Jan-23-11|| ||onur87: carlsen-naka game: Delightful chess! Attack against attack!|
|Jan-23-11|| ||onur87: <open defence> thanks!|
|Jan-23-11|| ||Hovik2009: Naka's attack on white's king is not going anywhere, so if Carlsen plays natural good moves(starting with 26.Nxe6) he has a good chance to score|
|Jan-23-11|| ||frogbert: carlsen is winning if he plays 26. Nxe6 and 27. Nd5. but will he?|
|Jan-23-11|| ||Mr. Bojangles: Anand survived Aronian!!!
Phew. ... great achievement there.
|Jan-23-11|| ||zluria: It looks nearly certain that Shirov will win. Summary: Gris got into time trouble and a difficult position early in the game, and Shirov gradually outplayed him from there. The last mistake, the one that sealed his fate, was apparently 35. ...Ra6, losing a pawn.|
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