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|Jun-24-11|| ||kellmano: 5 moves late rit is very interesting. Looks double-edged to me|
|Jun-24-11|| ||kellmano: And now it is looking like it could be a very nice win for Moro.|
|Jun-24-11|| ||hand banana: plus sjugirov has 59 seconds for his next 7 moves, while moro has almost 30 minutes.|
i guess he's really back :)
|Jun-24-11|| ||yoozum: And here I thought that Morozevich had dropped playing professional chess!|
|Jun-24-11|| ||siamesedream: Now Moro-Sanan looks equal (move 41).|
|Jun-24-11|| ||crazybird: +2.5 d22 SF after move 62 (Morozevich-Sjugirov)
|Jun-24-11|| ||Layson: It's a bit depressing however. This endgame has the potential to be very instructive and entertaining, but the time control forces both players to toss out very sub-optimal moves.|
I do hope Morozevich will be able to convert. I guess his side is much easier to play quickly than Sjugirov's.
|Jun-24-11|| ||crazybird: +9.1 for Moro after move 73 (SF d27)|
|Jun-24-11|| ||crazybird: Moro wins. +5 with this victory!|
|Jun-24-11|| ||crazybird: Is the catharsis over for Moro?|
|Jun-24-11|| ||parmetd: woo Natalia ;)
You have to finish top3 to qualify
The rumor (source: Yasser Seirawan) was that Morozevich hadn't been playing for awhile because he was tending to his sick parents.
He said his goal in this tournament was just to see "if he could still play chess." And boy how can he! Go Moro go!
|Jun-24-11|| ||Layson: Pairings tomorrow:
Rublevsky - Morozevich
Zjvaginsev - Timofeev
Volkov - Matlakov
Galkin - Savchenko
One can expect Rublevsky will come out charged, as his tie-break scores are even worse than Morozevich and a tie would most certainly take him out of contention.
Not that we'd expect a quiet draw from Morozevich at this stage anyways.
|Jun-24-11|| ||kellmano: <crazybird> Strange use of the word catharsis.|
Cn't wait for the games tomorrow. Anything but a defeat will leave Moro sitting pretty for the superfinal.
|Jun-24-11|| ||notyetagm: GO MORO!!!!|
|Jun-25-11|| ||Shams: When do the games start?|
|Jun-25-11|| ||siamesedream: 13:00 CET, I guess. (15:00 local)|
|Jun-25-11|| ||kellmano: <Shams> Games just started. French for Moro again.|
|Jun-25-11|| ||plimko: Comfortable opening for Moroz:
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|Jun-25-11|| ||Layson: I'd be slightly uncomfortable as black here... White has the bishop pair and absolutely no weaknesses. Rublevsky can try and squeeze this slowly and Morozevich will have to be very accurate not to give anything more tangible.|
If he's impatient, as he can sometimes be in these kinds of positions, it could cost him.
|Jun-25-11|| ||kellmano: Once agin I agree with <layson>.|
I suppose black has the extra central pawn, but surely white has all the play.
|Jun-25-11|| ||crazybird: Moro draws and remains in the lead. One more round to go.|
|Jun-25-11|| ||Layson: Does anyone know what the tie-break method is?
Second tie-break is cumulative score and the third tie-break is the number of wins. Morozevich is doing okay with those numbers.
However, his first tie-break score is way behind. The only way I got to his score is by summing the score of his opponents minus the lowest score. So it seems like a modified buchholz is used.
If this is the case, the fact that Khalifman dropped out of the tournament is an unjust penalty to Morozevich and anyone else who played him, especially with so much on the line.
|Jun-25-11|| ||polarmis: Morozevich annotates his win against Sjugirov, and Inarkiev has an impressive female fan club (though it didn't really help!): |
|Jun-25-11|| ||bronkenstein: Polarmis , appreciated (I`ve read it in Russian already, but anyway ). Just keep on keeping contributors/trolls ratio above 0.05 =).|
BTW do you know what time normally they are putting next round report on Russian Chess? I am impatiently curious about Moro`s opinion on that French Tarrasch line he played against Rublevsky, since I have it on repertoire as well.
|Jun-25-11|| ||polarmis: brokenstein, I'd guess it'll appear tomorrow at some point before the games start, though I haven't been following that closely.|
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