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|Nov-25-11|| ||edbermac: From the London Chess Classic site:
"Hikaru Nakamura, two-times US champion, is nicknamed ‘H Bomb’ for his explosive and uncompromising style of play and widely recognised as one of the world’s greatest players, particularly at blitz chess where he is the number one player on ICC (Internet Chess Club). He is virtually unbeatable at ‘Bullet Chess’ where all the moves have to be played in one minute."
H-Bomb? He was certainly a dud in this tourney.
|Nov-25-11|| ||knighterrant999: Three losses with white?? I suggest less blitz, less booze, less broads. Give up poker, and find a new coach? Does that about cover it? And stop shaking your head. Believe it player!|
|Nov-25-11|| ||The Rocket: <"if kramnik drops another 12 points in london">|
|Nov-25-11|| ||siamesedream: GM Hikaru: <Quite simply, I have to play better chess.>|
Indeed, especially if he wants to defend Tata title.
|Nov-25-11|| ||arnaud1959: This was a tournament of wolves.
The old ones: Anand, Kramnik, Gelfand, Ivanchuk, Svidler.
The young and strong ones : Carlsen, Aronian
Kids : Nepo (same age as Carlsen but not the same experience), Karjakin (from time to time he could be in the strong ones)
....and a sheep : Nakamura. A big and strong sheep. But still a sheep who runs into a wolf's trap!
|Nov-25-11|| ||SatelliteDan: Give Naka a break, he's trying to change. I dowdt any here has his skills.|
|Nov-25-11|| ||HeMateMe: <arnaud1959> He finished second here last year. Don't be a moron.|
|Nov-25-11|| ||Bureaucrat: Naka is a fantastic player who had a bad tournament. He will be back, for sure.|
|Nov-25-11|| ||arnaud1959: Yes, he already surprised the wolves but now they know him. I agree that he has skills but there's still something missing.|
|Nov-25-11|| ||checkmateyourmove: nakamuraaa twitter = jet lag of course duhhhhh|
|Nov-25-11|| ||kappertjes: Nikaru's drop in performance may actually be a sign that he is learning and trying to incorporate his new knowledge. I've had this myself, where new knowledge actually at first made me uncertain in certain situations. After that period I knew what to do again and I played the better game. So maybe he's just taking it in and trying to apply new things?|
|Nov-25-11|| ||Rolfo: kappertjes may have a point, you know Kaspy pushing on new and demanding stuff regularly. It takes time to adjust|
|Nov-25-11|| ||JoergWalter: Funny, has everybody here forgotten about TATA earlier this year and Kasparov's praise????????|
|Nov-25-11|| ||Rolfo: No, but when Tata took place Kaspy hadn't "drowned" Naka with "do this do that" stuff ;)|
|Nov-25-11|| ||Rolfo: To be serious, Naka is out of form. He may very well recover till London next week|
|Nov-25-11|| ||acirce: Congratulations to Vishy, who achieved a perfect score without even seeming to have to exert himself.|
|Nov-25-11|| ||PhilFeeley: <DeepTrouble> Not saying I trust any of them. I'm just surprised that various sites can get it wrong.|
|Nov-25-11|| ||whiteshark: <He who will not risk cannot win.>|
~ John Paul Jones
|Nov-25-11|| ||arnaud1959: 10 Grunfelds for 45 games. Is this a record at this level?|
|Nov-25-11|| ||jussu: <kramnik might enter "damage control" mode>|
He probably will, but things are not looking too good. In London, where there is some sheep in the lineup, damage control for Kramnik's level means winning a game or two; however, he is badly out of shape and attempting to win may well bring him a loss or two. I'm hoping for the best, of course; a candidates' event without Kramnik would not be the real thing.
|Nov-25-11|| ||dangerhump: Not sure how all draws deserves congratulatory praise|
|Nov-25-11|| ||orkney35: He who will not risk cannot lose.
~ V. Anand
|Nov-25-11|| ||JoergWalter: Sometimes you loose and sometimes you don't win.
|Nov-25-11|| ||Eurotrash: You lose some, you draw some.
|Nov-25-11|| ||JoergWalter: I think Nakamura's result at TATA 2011 was compared to Pillsbury's feat in Hastings, 1895. Maybe a real prophet said so.|
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