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|Jan-03-12|| ||ganso: caruana-naka draw makes sense for Naka, perhaps for Caruana. What makes less sense is Moro-Giri draw for Moro. Agrees to draw with White after 17 moves (and against opponent he already beat in tournament) when a win would have brought him within two pts of first place in 3 pt scoring system.|
|Jan-03-12|| ||Harvestman: I knew I should have kept my mouth shut about the draws!|
|Jan-03-12|| ||MORPHYEUS: They should have used Sofia Rules. London Classic rules are even better. No draws till move 40!|
|Jan-03-12|| ||Manders: Well considering the high amount of decisive results we've been having sofar a round of draws isn't too bad.|
|Jan-03-12|| ||AuN1: <The Rocket: Incredibly lucky tournament for Nakamura given that he won opposite Ivanchuk in a lost position after a big blunder.|
that win was not worthy of a 2750 player, not to mention the positionally atrocious play from nakamura in the the middlegame were vassily played very well.>
agreed. nakamura is the type of flop who'll survive just long enough in an inferior or equal position then benefit from his opponents' errors.
<FrogC: <ex0duz: Moro who is Moro... Chucky who is Chucky...Then Naka, who is Naka...And then lastly, we have Vitiugov, who i don't know much about really> I hardly like to suggest this, but maybe he's Vitiugov?>
|Jan-03-12|| ||Blunderdome: Some nice short draws today, very refreshing!|
|Jan-03-12|| ||Blunderdome: Let's hope Vitiugov and Chucky don't drag theirs out too much longer...|
|Jan-03-12|| ||Marmot PFL: Ivanchuk lost a piece and resigned. Could have played on with 2 pawns for it, and slight chance to draw.|
|Jan-03-12|| ||edbermac: Chucky blows it in his opponent's time pressure; brand New Year, same old Chucky.|
|Jan-03-12|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <kellmano: All hail my prediction skills. I didn't even specify who i thought would win, and yet i was wrong within 4 moves.>|
Your prediction was for a "result". In the former colonies over here on the western side of the pond, that word does not have the same connotation as in British English. In American English, it would be standard usage to say that today's Morozevich - Giri game had a drawn "result". So maybe you can fall back on the claim that you were predicting an imminent conclusion to that game, which did, in fact, result not long after your comment was posted.
|Jan-03-12|| ||Penguincw: Nakamura running away with the tournament! :0 With 3 rounds left, Vitiugov is out of contention. Might as well discard this guy, |
Reggio Emilia: WINNER : Vitugov [info] 5 LIVE BET 13:1 13.67 68 Jan-06-12
Makes me think. Why did I even bet on him?
Anyways, I havn't seen this exciting type of tournament since Bilbao.
|Jan-03-12|| ||Shams: <Penguincw><Makes me think. Why did I even bet on him?>|
I like to think my brief note of encouragement for him played a small role. But hey, he got a win today, great for him.
|Jan-03-12|| ||King Death: < Everett: Why say "lucky tournament" and the discuss one game? Your "lucky" you're not in debate class, for your arguments would not be "worthy" of an A.>|
We all know why. He's straight out of the <frogbert> school. Nakamura can't do anything right on the best day of his life.
|Jan-03-12|| ||14DogKnight: These Naka-Haters always call him "lucky" when he wins; that he wins because his opponents make mistakes.|
ALL games are decided by blunders. Otherwise, every game would end in a draw.
|Jan-03-12|| ||14DogKnight: <The Rocket:Incredibly lucky tournament for Nakamura ...that win was not worthy of a 2750 player>|
I agree, but it is worthy of a 2775 player.
|Jan-03-12|| ||Shams: <14DogKnight> All games are decided by mistakes, not necessarily blunders. If all mistakes are blunders then there is no point in having the word "blunder". |
Leko made mistakes here, but blunders?
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004
|Jan-03-12|| ||Nezhmetdinov: One gets an impression of the changing of the guard here, this is an incredibly bloodthirsty tourney and the older generation (my two favourite players, Moro and Chucky) are facing a proper challenge. I wish Vachier-Lagrave were here too, but you can't have everything...|
|Jan-03-12|| ||Penguincw: < Shams >
Yep. Ivanchuk didn't see that coming ( neither did I, but I decided to bet a wee little on him as a longshot ).
|Jan-03-12|| ||The Rocket: <Why say "lucky tournament" and the discuss one game? Your "lucky" you're not in debate class, for your arguments would not be "worthy" of an A.>|
I guess they were since I study philosophy at university at candidates level which included a course in critical thinking.
And yes a single game can decide a tournament this was between two favourites to win and Nakmura escaped like a rat.
|Jan-03-12|| ||Everett: <Rocket> <
I guess they were since I study philosophy at university at candidates level which included a course in critical thinking.>|
Then why does your post show no indication of this schooling?
|Jan-03-12|| ||King Death: < The Rocket: ...I guess they were since I study philosophy at university at candidates level which included a course in critical thinking...>|
This post looks more like an effort to show off your education than a try in critical thinking. I'm just an old vet who never got past high school but managed to learn plenty about critical thinking.
|Jan-04-12|| ||Check It Out: How many rounds are left?|
|Jan-04-12|| ||wordfunph: <CIO> three.|
|Jan-04-12|| ||The Rocket: <Everett> I have already explained the motivation behind my original post.|
|Jan-04-12|| ||Kazzak: <Rocket> Let us know when you have assimilated the ability to think critically. Planting your ass in a seat is not the same as the brain having achieved intellectual osmosis with the subject at hand.|
But you are in agreement with AuN1, who considers Nakamura a flop. Me, I would look somewhat below the world Top 10 for chess flops, quite a distance below.
Doesn't it worry you, <Rocket>, that you find agreement from people so clearly incapable of the critical thinking you are allegedly studying?
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