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|May-18-11|| ||OneArmedScissor: first|
|May-19-11|| ||perfidious: Any chance Grischuk makes the World Series of Poker this year? There's still time!|
|May-19-11|| ||shivasuri4: I can sense a change in strategy for Grischuk;at least I hope it happens.|
|May-19-11|| ||NGambit: The match going into tie-brakes would favor Grischuk. So, I don't think Gelfand would allow Grischuk's strategy here. I'm guessing that this match would be decided in classical games.|
|May-19-11|| ||WiseWizard: I don't see how Gelfand can stop Grischuk from forcing sterile, drawn positions with White without great risk, so he'll have to score against Grischuk's excellent defense which neither Aronian or Kramnik managed to do. His sense of urgency should be greater than theirs though as he's already seen Grischuk's strategy. Will he take risks and complicate the game at all costs or take his chances in the speed games? Should be interesting.|
|May-19-11|| ||HeMateMe: For tie breaks, I think they should just have a staring contest. You know, first man who blinks is out. |
Gelfand sometimes looks a little creepy, like that high school math teacher that might really be a serial killer. I'd put my money on B-Gel.
|May-19-11|| ||NGambit: <how Gelfand can stop Grischuk from forcing sterile contest> Gelfand would almost certainly play Sicilian if Sasha allows it. So, I'd imagine that Grischuk plays either the Queens or the English. It would be interesting to see what Gelfand has planned against these|
|May-19-11|| ||AVRO38: Grischuk needs to take a page out of Drawnik's book and play 1.Nf3 as white. A Candidates Finalist should be able to draw with white after 1.Nf3.|
|May-19-11|| ||onur87: Grischuk knows how to struggle in this area. Why does he try to win in classical games? Please look his classical scores against Kramnik,Aronian,Gelfand and Anand (Total:64 games.Grischuk Wins:7 games).
And his rapid/blitz scores:28 wins of 74 games).In conclusion, his Classical game chance: %10,9; his rapid chance: %26,4. If he is not crazy, he will try to carry match out of classic games.|
|May-19-11|| ||alexmagnus: <The match going into tie-brakes would favor Grischuk.>|
As I already said on the game page - I don't see any reasons for this statement. Gelfand came ahead of Grischuk in the last world blitz championship.
|May-19-11|| ||IRONCASTLEVINAY: gelfand gelfand gelfand gelfand gelfand gelfand gelfand gelfand gelfand gelfand|
|May-19-11|| ||BUNA: <how Gelfand can stop Grischuk from forcing sterile contest>|
Grischuk didn't "force a sterile contest". He simply didn't see a point in playing against Kramniks home prep, wasting energy. Neither did Radjabov.
With black Grischuk himself didn't go for drawish lines, but rather for a fight.
So against Gelfand I would expect him to play for an advantage with white. Time will tell though.
|May-19-11|| ||zluria: Is it really so easy to draw games as White if the Black player wants to play for a win? |
Gelfand plays the Najdorf against e4 and (probably) the King's Indian against d4. Both are unbalanced, counterattacking openings. He won't accept early draw offers (I hope!) because he knows that they are what Grischuk wants.
Grischuk will just have to play chess. Now, he knows very well how to do this. He really is one of the strongest players in the world, and he may very well just beat Gelfand in the classical games. However, I don't think, given Gelfands openings and match experience, that he's be able to just roll over Gelfand effortlessly the way he did to Kramnik.
|May-19-11|| ||bonniekathosh: I dont have a favourite here but I'm with Gelfand on this one. I flipped a coin on it! :-)|
|May-19-11|| ||Rolfo: <<The match going into tie-brakes would favor Grischuk.>|
As I already said on the game page - I don't see any reasons for this statement. Gelfand came ahead of Grischuk in the last world blitz championship>
Whatever, Grischuk surely has great respect for Gelfand, at least he ought to have
|May-19-11|| ||zluria: Hmmm... A QGD. This does not bode well... Here is one opening, at any rate, where White can make a draw pretty easily if he wants to. And Grischuk wants to. Why else would he play 5. Bf4? I'm starting to suspect that Gris is gonna continue his draw with White, survive with Black strategy, and that Gelfand's gonna let him. OOF!|
|May-19-11|| ||BUNA: So far they are following
D Jakovenko vs Adams, 2010
|May-19-11|| ||zluria: Looks like a real game today :-)|
|May-19-11|| ||BUNA: Another interesting predecessor now (move 14) ;)
P H Nielsen vs Beliavsky, 2004
|May-19-11|| ||zluria: Is there a live feed today? I mean with videos of the players. I have a feeling Gelfand got stuck in the bathroom or something...|
|May-19-11|| ||BUNA: <zluria>
|May-19-11|| ||Aspat: Why isn't Gelfand playing anything|
|May-19-11|| ||Aspat: Gelfand played 14...Re8, I thought he was sleeping....|
|May-19-11|| ||polarmis: Live commentary from Sergey Shipov: http://www.chessintranslation.com/l...|
|May-19-11|| ||AuN1: it looks like grischuk might actually be trying to win. imagine that.|
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