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|Mar-19-11|| ||rogge: We all remember the famous phrase: "Ich bin ein Hamburger".|
|Mar-19-11|| ||parmetd: Chucky should win the third day in a row best game prize.|
|Mar-19-11|| ||siamesedream: <Chucky should win the third day in a row best game prize.>|
And he did!
<The € 1,000 Game of the Day Prize was awarded for the third time in a row to Vasily Ivanchuk, this time for his rapid win over Alexander Grischuk.>
|Mar-19-11|| ||HeMateMe: < Captain Beefheart - aka Don Van Vliet, of blessed memory - said "There are only twelve people in the world, and five of *them* are hamburgers".>|
What does that mean, exactly?
|Mar-19-11|| ||siamesedream: <Magnus Carlsen`s Blog
Amber 2011 Round 7
Former World Champion Kramnik is known for his match victory against Kasparov back in 2000 and can still be a formidable opponent. In Amber this year he has not been in his best form. Anyhow I did not expect an easy match after my recent experience against Ivanchuk (who has continued to surge and is back at 50% score and shared 5th place after beating Anand and Grischuk 1,5-0,5 in round 6 and 7). I did not get anything from the opening as white in the blindfold game but decided to turn down his (quite usual) draw offer around move 22. I gradually got the upper hand but slipped and at some point he could have had the better endgame. Instead I won a pawn and managed to convert due to the advancing b-pawn. 1-0 after 91 moves and nearly two hours of blindfold chess. In the rapid game the fight was about d5 and in the end he was forced to take with his pawn resulting in a Benoni-like position but without two minor pieces. It was fairly even until he blundered badly with Qb7 allowing Rxe3 two moves later. 2-0 and I've won against Kramnik in all disciplines (classic, rapid, blindfold and blitz) over the last 4 months. Aronian won 1,5-0,5 against Gelfand and is sole leader with 10/14. I'm second at 9.5 with Anand in 3rd another 1,5 points behind, but he is playing Aronian tomorrow and a lot can still change at the top. My opponent tomorrow is Topalov and we are playing in the second group at 4pm. Not to forget the most important match; I beat my old man in bowling this evening☺ Magnus Carlsen, Nice, March 19th 2011
|Mar-19-11|| ||Ragh: Who is the "old man" that Magnus is referring to in his blog?|
|Mar-19-11|| ||Bobby Fiske: Father Henrik.|
|Mar-19-11|| ||Agent Bouncy: I just put the annoying hamburgers on my very small ignore list. Now instead of 21 pages of posts for Amber rapids, there are only 15. Six pages of hamburgers in the garbage can.|
|Mar-20-11|| ||WiseWizard: We're witnessing a golden age of Chess.|
|Mar-20-11|| ||Rolfo: I think you are right|
|Mar-20-11|| ||kingscrusher: I have done a brief overview video of Carlsen's games in Rounds 1-7:|
|Mar-20-11|| ||meanruse: Anyone know the prizes for the Amber tournament? Read 80,000 Euros first prize somewhere. Not sure though|
|Mar-20-11|| ||siamesedream: Thanks again <kingscrusher>.|
|Mar-20-11|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: <Former World Champion Kramnik is known for his match victory against Kasparov back in 2000 and can still be a formidable opponent. In Amber this year he has not been in his best form. Anyhow I did not expect an easy match after my recent experience against Ivanchuk (who has continued to surge and is back at 50% score and shared 5th place after beating Anand and Grischuk 1,5-0,5 in round 6 and 7). I did not get anything from the opening as white in the blindfold game but decided to turn down his (quite usual) draw offer around move 22.>|
Lol, Carlsen is not acting like a very pliant client.
|Mar-20-11|| ||Penguincw: Nice vid kingscrusher.|
|Mar-20-11|| ||chrisowen: lol Aronin Anand one wonders free forall slav b5 gnap!? Cloth ears Levons plate lets fudge Petroff Catalan it OK? SET scrabble captain knight shred white soldiers ere navy led hi5 dont choke le Vish amour paired off.|
|Mar-20-11|| ||firebyrd: <HeMateMe: What does that mean, exactly?>|
I am not sure, but check out some other Beefheart lyrics, and you will see that exact meanings are pretty hard to come by, eg:
|Mar-20-11|| ||Reggaalex: Very well work like every overview of you <kingscrusher>...thx.Please keep up good work.Greetings from germany.|
|Mar-20-11|| ||Domdaniel: <HeMateMe> - <What does that mean, exactly?>|
I have no idea, exactly. But approximately - in a cryptic, poetic sense - I take it as saying that people aren't very different from each other, that there are only a small number of basic types, and that almost half of these tend to be mass-produced and conformist.
|Mar-20-11|| ||fab4: Where's the live chess feed?|
|Mar-20-11|| ||tpstar: I thought Nakamura-Grischuk looked unusual, and it is. After 9. Ng4 they are out of book = Opening Explorer|
Ivanchuk preparing to punish the Petrov.
Give me five hamburgers and I will eat them.
|Mar-20-11|| ||Penguincw: Aronian having a knight on b6,deep in Anand's position.|
|Mar-20-11|| ||chancho: I see Naka - Gelfand twice on the games list...|
|Mar-20-11|| ||Penguincw: Nakamura-Grischuk:The center is closed.Nakamura's king on e1 is uncastled,but not in any current danger.|
|Mar-20-11|| ||watermate: Fab4: try
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