|Apr-27-12|| ||tim butler: On Nakamura website, he is schedule to participate in the Italian Team Championships. It looks like hes not.|
|Apr-27-12|| ||Prugno: This event is played on four boards, and only one foreign citizen (Efimov is considered Italian even if he plays for the Monaco chess federation, for instance) can be fielded in every match.|
Padova (the richest and highest rated team) thought they could afford to rest Nakamura for Round 1, but Kiril Georgiev lost to FM Mazzilli and so they only narrowly won their match. I suppose they'll change their approach in Round 2...
|Apr-28-12|| ||Troller: Naka is playing against Alberto David right now. At move 22 David has less than 2 mins, Nakan has ~35 mins or so in a fairly equal position (with lots of play though).|
|Apr-28-12|| ||waustad: Caruana is playing the Benko Gambit (or Volga if you prefer) today. Naka has some sort of Dutch reversed.|
|Apr-28-12|| ||waustad: http://www.scacchirandagi.com/Maste...|
|Apr-28-12|| ||waustad: It seems funny that people have written so much about some sort of rivalry between Caruana and Naka due to close ratings. They are teammates now playing Naka on board 1 and Caruana on board 2 for Ob. Risarcimento Padova.|
|Apr-28-12|| ||Rook e2: <waustad: Caruana is playing the Benko Gambit (or Volga if you prefer) today.> In one of Paul Van der Sterren 's openings books he sais when this gambit was called 'Wolga Gambit' 3..b5 was played with the idea to play e6 next (this is also called Blumenfeld-gambit). Around 1970 Pal Benko showed that 3..b5 can be played with a whole other idea and that's the Benko-Gambit that we know today. That's also the reason that Benko-Gambit might be some more exact.|
|Apr-30-12|| ||Kinghunt: Is Chessbomb missing some rounds, or has Nakamura really sat out half the rounds that have been played so far?|
|Apr-30-12|| ||waustad: That isn't a big surprize. They are playing 2 rounds a day and there are many more players than play any given game. See here: http://chess-results.com/tnr71543.a...|
|Apr-30-12|| ||waustad: Several of the bottom rated players are really young. I know they have separate male and female sections. Do they have a U14 section too?|
|Apr-30-12|| ||Kinghunt: Ah, okay, that makes more sense now. Thanks for clearing things up.|
|May-01-12|| ||chesstyro: italian open, everyone should have played the sicilian or giuoco piano. just saying|
|May-02-12|| ||PhilFeeley: <chesstyro> Yes, and everyone in Spain should play the Ruy Lopez, and everyone in Russia should play the Petroff, everyone in England should play 1. c4.|
What should Americans, Canadians, Brazilians or Chinese play?
|May-02-12|| ||Rook e2: Maybe Americans can play Fischer random?|
|May-02-12|| ||dotsamoht: Americans will take the Marshall, thank you very much.|
And we claim the Morphy Defense to the Ruy, 3...a6!, as well.
Oh, yes... the Pillsbury bind, Fischer-Sozin, Smith-Morra...
|May-02-12|| ||Rook e2: I always wondered why there is no German opening. There is Dutch, French, Englisch, Scotch, Italian, Spanish (Ruy Lopez), Russian (Petrov), Scandinavian among others. There is a Berlin Wall however.|
|May-02-12|| ||JohnBoy: Germany: How about the Bremen system?|
|May-04-12|| ||Octavia: <why there is no German opening> all these quaint country opening names were made in Germany! There are some German opening but of course they wouldn't have a German opening!|
|May-04-12|| ||benjinathan: Germany gets zugzwang and zwichenzug so they do not get any openings.|
|May-04-12|| ||Shams: <benjinathan> Also zeitnot, luft, fingerfehler...|
|May-04-12|| ||Shams: Oh, and of course-- "blitz".|
|May-05-12|| ||chesstyro: <philfeeley> a sense of humor philly. jeez|
|May-05-12|| ||OneArmedScissor: "Germany" didn't exist when a lot of these openings were made... I think.|
|May-05-12|| ||whiteshark: Honour to whom honour is due.|
|May-07-12|| ||Troller: Aber im Dänisch <zeitnot> heisst "tidnød", <fingerfehler> heisst "fingerfejl", <blitz> heisst "lyn" oder "lynskak", <zwischenzug> ist "mellemtræk" u.s.w.. Ich glaube das dieser Wörte erst im Dänisch existierte und dann ins Deutsche übersetzt war :)|