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Finegold - Robson Match

Ray Robson4/6(+2 -0 =4)[games]
Benjamin Finegold2/6(+0 -2 =4)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Finegold vs Robson 0-1512011Finegold - Robson MatchB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. Robson vs B Finegold  ½-½292011Finegold - Robson MatchC41 Philidor Defense
3. B Finegold vs Robson  ½-½302011Finegold - Robson MatchB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. Robson vs B Finegold  ½-½302011Finegold - Robson MatchB32 Sicilian
5. B Finegold vs Robson ½-½1372011Finegold - Robson MatchB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. Robson vs B Finegold 1-0292011Finegold - Robson MatchB30 Sicilian
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May-17-11  Billy Vaughan: Too bad Korchnoi couldn't come, but this matchup's interesting too. It'll serve Robson well to have match experience in case he hits it big.
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  perfidious: Indeed it will-as I discovered at an early age, match play is a different animal than tournaments.
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  wordfunph: 4-2 for Ben!
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  wordfunph: oppsss...Ray won the 1st game.
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  Robin01: Appears that Finegold played the 2.c3 Sicilian, and then played some offbeat variation, which obviously did not turn out too well for him.
May-18-11  Resignation Trap: Game two just started:
May-18-11  MaxxLange:
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  wordfunph: thanks <Resignation> <Maxx>..

all 2nd round games drawn and so Robson and Pono leads 1.5-0.5

May-18-11  MaxxLange: <wordfunph> Informed. Thanks!
May-18-11  drknightley: A clarifying question: why was Finegold chosen as an opponent for Robson? I know Finegold is a strong player, but surely there are plenty of other strong players who would be a good choice as well.
May-18-11  MaxxLange: Finegold is employed as GM in residence at the St. Louis Chess Club. They pay him a salary to do games, lectures, lessons, etc.

So, when they put together the idea of a big match, he's the home player.

You have a good question, but the wrong way around.....:) .....first you get the GM, then you get the money, then you get the famous players to come do a match

May-18-11  MaxxLange: <drknightley> Robson is a last minute substitute for Korchnoi, who fell ill, at the 11th hour, and was unable to travel for the match against Finegold.
May-18-11  MaxxLange: Other clubs have done this kind of thing, but without bringing it to the point to where they can invite players like Korchnoi and Pomo to do a match...the Mechanics Institute Chess Club in SF has had GM Yermolinsky and IM Tate in residence, for example.
May-18-11  drknightley: <MaxxLange> Ahhh, thank you! That makes sense.
May-19-11  MaxxLange: probably Yasser helped set this up; he was a second for Korchnoi, back in the day, and he just played in St. Louis for the US Champs

it's too bad that Kprchnoi was too ill to travel. It's nothing serious, but, he's not a young man anymore, you know?

May-19-11  Kazzak: Where did I read that this should be known as the Atom Bomb Match-Up: Fat Man vs. Little Boy
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  HeMateMe: These jokes are brutal, but funny. I'm sure its a hoot for Ben F, as well.

I think Ben has a terrific situation. Imagine, being paid to play chess, and anaylzye, in that posh, new chess center? And, it seems that the patrons who developed this club will bequeeth enough funds in their will(s) to pay for property tax, salaries, maintenance, etc. for the long term.

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  parmetd: no the brutal jokes are when people start making batman references.... Ray Robson defender of the night takes on the PENGUIN!
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  Phony Benoni: <MaxxLange> Was Korchnoi ever a young man?
May-21-11  MaxxLange: <Phony Benoni> behold the cruelty of time:
May-22-11  Resignation Trap: Game 5 was drawn in 137 moves.
May-22-11  ketchuplover: Robson triumphs today!
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  Penguincw: I can tell that Ponomariov-Nakamura is receiving much more attention.
May-26-11  weisyschwarz: Looks like Finegold needs more "match experience".
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