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|Jul-03-11|| ||Atking: If I'm not wrong, 2 rounds left, Giri is leading one point ahead...|
|Jul-03-11|| ||notyetagm: Crushing White miniature win today by Giri at the Dutch Championship:|
[Site "Boxtel NED"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 O-O 7. e4 Nc6
8. Be2 Bg4 9. d5 Na5 10. Qb4 Bxf3 11. Bxf3 c6 12. O-O Qb6 13. Qa4 Nd7 14.
Rd1 Rfd8 15. g3 Rac8 16. Bg4 Nc5 17. Qc2 e6 18. Bg5 Re8 19. Na4 Nxa4 20.
Qxa4 cxd5 21. exd5 Nc4 22. dxe6 fxe6 23. Rac1 Ne5 24. Be3
|Jul-03-11|| ||crazybird: <crushing> 23..Ne5 was a blunder by Swinkles|
|Jul-03-11|| ||Gryz: ... and miniatures are 20 moves or less. :)|
|Jul-03-11|| ||notyetagm: <Gryz: ... and miniatures are 20 moves or less. :)>|
25 moves or less is the definition of a miniature in chess.
A short game (usually no more than 20 to 25 moves), for example 1.e3 e5 2.Qf3 d5 3.Nc3 e4 4.Qf4?? Bd6! and White resigned in NN-Künzel because his queen is trapped. However, a significant minority of authors include games up to 30 moves. John Nunn, 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures, Gambit Publications, 1999, p. 6. ISBN 1-901983-16-1. Usually only decisive games (not draws) are considered miniatures. Ideally, a miniature should not be spoiled by an obvious blunder by the losing side. A miniature may also qualify as a brilliancy. The Opera game is a famous example. Sometimes called a brevity (chiefly British).>
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|Jul-04-11|| ||Gryz: Not in the Netherlands. :)
When I started playing chess again (in 1989 or so), I started with the official teaching-book by the Dutch Chess Organization. "Schaak Zelf!" van de Schaakbond. You can see the cover here:
I remember specifically that the book explained what a miniature is. And that miniatures are at most 20 moves long. I have a pretty good memory, but the real reason I remember it because since then I've seen more people refer to longer games as miniatures.
I think people now think of 25 or 30-move games as miniatures, because of the growth of opening theory. When opening theory is already 15 or 25 moves in most openings, then miniatures will not happen at the highest level anymore. Another example of progression we can thank computers for.
|Jul-04-11|| ||furrer: Karpov has written a book about the miniatures of the world champions, and here he defined a miniature as 30 moves or less, and that book is from before the computer time (around the time Kasparov became WC).|
|Jul-04-11|| ||crazybird: Another win today for Giri, this time with black. +5 through 8 rounds.|
|Jul-04-11|| ||Atking: Giri is already Dutch champion. Isn't it?|
|Jul-04-11|| ||crazybird: <Atking: Giri is already Dutch champion. Isn't it?> Yes, he is. 1.5 points ahead with one round to go.|
|Jul-04-11|| ||Atking: Thanks <crazybird> He will play with white and will probably try to win to keep that lead.|
|Jul-04-11|| ||Rook e2: I like the games played in this championship!|
|Jul-04-11|| ||parmetd: Sokolov should only have 5 points. They have included the game Sokolov-Janssen twice in here.|
|Jul-04-11|| ||achieve: Indeed - Sokolov has 9 games to his credit after just 8 rounds... A rare human slip-up?|
Wonderful, I'd say ;)
Great job, Anish, and some "stellar" play, to boot.
|Jul-05-11|| ||crazybird: ..and another win for Giri in last round for a final score of 7.5/9 (+6-0=3).Nice finish.|
|Jul-05-11|| ||achieve: <Giri> puts the icing on the cake by winning the 9th and final round as well, versus Spoelman. Looks very smooth... With his natural ability and effortless technique Anish just keeps posing his opponents problems, sometimes by placing his Queen provocatively in the line of fire, yet it all works out in a rather inexplicable way, the opponents fall behind in time severely as a consequence, and a brutal tactical finish usually finishes it off.|
6 wins, 3 draws, no losses = 7.5/9
|Jul-05-11|| ||siamesedream: Congrats to GM Anish Giri.|
|Jul-05-11|| ||Atking: Indeed Giri won and finished 2 points ahead the second! With only 9 rounds in such field, it could be a world class performance.|
|Jul-06-11|| ||virginmind: congratulations giri.
what happened to l'ami?
|Jul-06-11|| ||crazybird: L'ami (-5) - not a good tournament for him. Usually he's very solid. He's bled tonnes of rating points here and moves back to high 2500s.|
|Jul-06-11|| ||Akavall: Congratulations to Giri. Well done. Future World Champion!|
|Jul-07-11|| ||kingscrusher: Hi all
I spent an hour checking out three of Giri's wins in my Chessbase radio show which i am now permitted to relay via Livestream. Here is the Youtube upload of my Tuesday night show which focuses on Giri's recent wins:
|Jul-07-11|| ||siamesedream: Thanks <kingscrusher>.|
|Jul-07-11|| ||Gshock: all nice games of anish..congrats to him!|
|Jul-09-11|| ||timhortons: giri is proving himself in every tournament.|
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