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|Jan-24-12|| ||zluria: Ah! After some adventures, Aronian finally finds the winning idea: To give up the e2 Bishop and penetrate with the Queen. Now after 40. ... Qex2 41. Qe5, White wins the Nf6 and retains a strong attack.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||visayanbraindoctor: Aronian - Caruana reminds me a little of Kramnik - McShane in London. Despite a rook up the connected passed pawns pose real problems for the side with the piece. I recall Kramnik had to do a long think before he managed to solved it; and so win the tournament.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||Whitehat1963: Appears that Nakamura has equalized with Topalov, but he still has clock issues.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||Whitehat1963: Houdini's eval in Ivanchuk-Giri is now above a pawn for the moment.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||visayanbraindoctor: Kamsky is playing classically, preserving his good bishop against Raja's bad one, and liquidating into an endgame. Still looks drawish though.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||Scarecrow: There are incredible fluctuations in engine evals throughout all three groups.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||Whitehat1963: Especially in Aronian-Caruana!|
|Jan-24-12|| ||visayanbraindoctor: Karjakin is playing too timidly in a winning position. He could have attacked and won Carlsen's h-pawn in a straightforward manner, but he chooses to hunker down on the queenside, wasting the chance to go 2 pawns up and getting into a clearly winning endgame in short order. Now we may be in for a long endgame.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||Whitehat1963: Houdini has evaluated a lead for Topalov for 46 ply in a row. And yet, he hasn't been able to capitalize at all on what's actually on the board.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||timhortons: <Houdini has evaluated a lead for Topalov for 46 ply in a row. And yet, he hasn't been able to capitalize at all on what's actually on the board.>|
what naka did was a real class act of houdini!
<an escape artist>
|Jan-24-12|| ||Whitehat1963: And Drawpalov continues.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||Blunderdome: Maybe it'll be Aronian who breaks Garry's record first.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||timhortons: aronian will break away, radja game is ending in a draw.|
chucky is just doin better than naka.chuck will end up having same score with magnus after round 9, considering cardiakin will toast magnus like a russian bread and chucky will win his game like a real russian school boy.
|Jan-24-12|| ||zluria: Karjakin goes 2 pawns up, and Carsen's chances of escaping dwindle away into practically nothing. Dramatic changes in the leaderboard! Aronian's gonna be a full point ahead of Radja, Ivanchuk and Carlsen, his nearest rivals.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||timhortons: ops, sorry, chuck game is ending in a draw.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||King Death: Carlsen has his work cut out for him to save this ending.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||zluria: Is it just me, or did the players make a lot of mistakes today? I'm not saying it doesn't make for interesting chess, but the games today were chock full of whopping blunders!|
|Jan-24-12|| ||Magnusch: <zluria> Maybe all blunders has something to do with the Sun today? I read somewhere that something special happens today, but I can't explain what it was (in english).|
<Carlsen> Try to reach an endgame with only the black knight left on the board (+ kings). Then you may have some chances to draw it!
|Jan-24-12|| ||belgradegambit: Naka draws after escaping a horrible opening with white where he was immediately on the defensive. Carlsen won't be so lucky.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||achieve: <zluria> Maybe it's just you, as I am under the impression that if you keep looking at evals instead of analysing positions, then you'll see a blunder every ten minutes. To me it seems today was just another day of master level chess, within the normal margins. The level of the K-K WC games, if you analyze them again with the newest silicon, you'll conclude that that level isn't even being approached, the consistency and precision.|
I think this Tata round isn't that deviant from the average round played over the last three years.
|Jan-24-12|| ||refutor: <<achieve> Maybe it's just you, as I am under the impression that if you keep looking at evals instead of analysing positions, then you'll see a blunder every ten minutes. To me it seems today was just another day of master level chess, within the normal margins. The level of the K-K WC games, if you analyze them again with the newest silicon, you'll conclude that that level isn't even being approached, the consistency and precision. >|
what about up to move 40 for K-K v. today? don't underestimate the value of being able to take the position home, evaluate it in the comfort of your chair and with a team, and then be able to sit for another session of 20-40 moves, take the position home again and repeat
|Jan-24-12|| ||achieve: Of course the Time Control does play a factor too, <refutor>, but zluria's remark was after 4 hours of play, 40 moves, hence on mistakes made <prior> to the 1st TC.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||kia0708: <Naka draws after escaping a horrible opening>
so why he was not interested in Kasparov helping him with openings ?
Furthermore, he made several negative remarks on the old GM.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||whiteshark: Reset...that's like what happens to computers, right?|
|Jan-24-12|| ||ChessMan94: Karjakin wins|
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