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|May-18-12|| ||Fusilli: <SimonWebbsTiger> Indeed. One of the topics of debate in the immigration field is whether immigration inserts dynamism into the economy (I believe it does). Translated into chess, I think we do see that immigration of GMs has had the effect of promoting chess in the U.S. and strengthening the game of young players. The downside is that chess in the U.S. is mostly becoming a game of kids, who tend to quit when they get just a little older.|
|May-18-12|| ||aipragma: After Kamsky 44th move, Houdini (64bit at 3.8 millions nodes per second) rates Nakamura at +2.41...|
|May-18-12|| ||aipragma: Just jumped to -2.51 for Kamsky after completion of the 44th move...|
|May-18-12|| ||aipragma: After Kamsky's 45th move, its +6.70 for Nakamura. If they draw, its a giveaway for Kamsky.|
|May-18-12|| ||aipragma: After 50th move, its -16.36 for Kamsky...OOPS...Naka won.|
|May-18-12|| ||aipragma: Gosh these commentors are stumped by Nakamura's analysis. They don't even see the multiple lines that he sees. That validates my comment about computer analysis.|
|May-18-12|| ||Strongest Force: I wondered why Gata didn't play the more solid stuff with white pieces to play for certain draw.|
|May-18-12|| ||aipragma: Gosh these personal comments and questions by the commentors...CLUELESS!!!|
|May-18-12|| ||aipragma: <Strongest Force: I wondered why Gata didn't play the more solid stuff with white pieces to play for certain draw.> |
Yes, drawing keeps him the lead, thats obvious, but playing for a draw against someone rated higher globally than you, in the end, doesnt allow him to be rated MUCH higher than he is now, is my guess.
|May-18-12|| ||Blunderdome: Have to like Nakamura's chances now.|
|May-18-12|| ||Jason Frost: <Strongest Force: I wondered why Gata didn't play the more solid stuff with white pieces to play for certain draw.>|
Kamsky plays every opening pretty much the same way, which is trying to get an equal middlegame position with either color and simply outplay his opponent from there.
He didn't choose a particularly double-edged opening with Nakamura, and I don't think there is anything to suggest he wasn't trying to play for a draw. Instead, he simply got outprepared and from there it he was always worse and in a tough position to hold in time trouble.
|May-19-12|| ||Wyatt Gwyon: We need to see more French defense, damnit.|
|May-19-12|| ||Absentee: <And yet two world champions, and two of the greatest players in chess history, were born in the US>|
|May-19-12|| ||Jason Frost: <Absentee> Morphy is considered to be the first world champion by many, despite never having played an official championship match.|
|May-19-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @<Jason Frost>
Ray Keene would probably beg to differ! He often argues for Howard Staunton, but the Englishman ducked Morphy of course.
|May-19-12|| ||parmetd: so upset Kamsky lost ... grrr gah.
Nakamura-Seirawan 1-0 (Poor Yasser has black against seed 1&2!)
|May-19-12|| ||thegoodanarchist: < botvinnik64: No Frank Marshall on the Team? Hmmm>|
Marshall was not a good match player and even wrote about the fact that he preferred tournaments over "the grim business" of wearing someone down in a match.
|May-19-12|| ||suenteus po 147: Pretty impressive performance by Nakamura. Not only did he finish first, undefeated with six wins, but he had two games over 100 moves, and only one draw under 40 moves. That's the kind of champion many American chess fans want: a fighter and a winner.|
|May-19-12|| ||Jim Bartle: "two games over 100 moves"
Just to be picky, one of those was because he was just goofing around toward the end instead of taking the draw several moves earlier.
|May-19-12|| ||BlackSheep: Congrats Naka noone was even near you the wins against Kamsky and Seirawan were great games of accuracy and style .|
|May-19-12|| ||Atking: Yes it was great! Thanks and congratulations to Naka for his fighting spirit and his wonderful result. (No lost! And I keep the impression the one with Lenderman was to Nakamura's advantage. In brief not a 11/0 but still a Fischer like performance).|
|May-19-12|| ||solskytz: <Suenteus> Agreed!!|
Although he would have to overcome his nemesis Carlsen before he can actually reach that height.
well yes - but that's already a point of style. A little bit like sleeping with a teddy bear at 25... but still cute
only did 11:0 in ONE US championship - now in each one of the eight he played and won.
|May-19-12|| ||ooda: Congrats to Naka, this was a thoroughly enjoyable tournament.|
Nakamura has had a great run for the past 18 months or so and I think he is showing more and more that he has the potential to become a WC challenger and perhaps even champ.
|May-19-12|| ||paulalbert: Congratulations, Hikaru. This victory certainly reinforces your position as #1 in the U.S. and also a world class contender. Chess fans certainly appreciate your fighting style.|
|May-19-12|| ||parmetd: Congrats to Hikaru.
My final score was 28/66
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