|Jun-10-12|| ||Sneaky: I'm watching this live right now at http://www.livestream.com/uschess with analysis by "Bennifer".|
|Jun-10-12|| ||Sneaky: Karpov just played Rd1. He's short on both time and pawns. |
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|Jun-11-12|| ||visayanbraindoctor: A surprise. Karpov still playing rated classical games?|
I wonder if Karpov and Seirawan are playing this match for some charitable cause.
|Jun-11-12|| ||Strongest Force: What's up with this? Yaz tell Karpy he's hard-up for money?|
|Jun-11-12|| ||The Curious Emblem: They have similar FIDE rating, so likely close in strength. They were also from the non-computer age, competed with a lot of the same people over the decades. I'd say they are from the same chess generation.|
|Jun-11-12|| ||Shams: It's Rex, he gets ideas and he wants to see things happen, so he gets on the phone and gets out his checkbook and things happen. |
I don't suppose Seirawan is eligible for another $400 from Korchnoi?
|Jun-11-12|| ||Eggman: Just heard about this match. I hope it's 24 games with classical time controls!|
|Jun-11-12|| ||offramp: Karpov is playing for the Scottish Building Federation Edinburgh and District Charitable Trust.|
Sierawan is playing to raise money for the Grupo de Pesquisas Científico-UFOlógicas (Brasil).
A tied match is resolved by fisticuffs.
FIDE calls this a BANFF-playoff. (BANFF = bare-knuckle fist fight.)
|Jun-11-12|| ||RookFile: Well, Yasser should be pleased that he's even with Karpov so far.|
|Jun-11-12|| ||jackpawn: <RookFile> Why should Yasser be pleased with being even? He was definitely better in both games so far.|
|Jun-12-12|| ||zoren: In the post-mortem white had a lot of tricky tricks and traps in what appeared to be a dry and easily drawn endgame.|
|Jun-12-12|| ||HeMateMe: Clearly, they're just trying to go quickly to the rapids playoff.|
|Jun-12-12|| ||Petrosianic: I don't know how you can say that when both games went past Move 40. I know you're trying to defend the Anand-Gelfand match here, but it's possible to do that if you don't understand the criticisms you're defending it from.|
|Jun-13-12|| ||QueentakesKing: Yasser Seirawan, if I my memory serves me right, was predicted to be the next big thing from the U.S after Bobby. That just went pffftttt.tsk,tsk,tsk.|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Natalia Pogonina: The blitz was very exciting and tense! Great show by both players.|
|Jun-13-12|| ||Kinghunt: Karpov won the blitz match with a +2 score. He seems not to have lost that much of his touch after all.|
|Jun-13-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <Natalia> and <Kinghunt> I agree! |
|Jun-13-12|| ||PhilFeeley: So where are the blitz moves?|
|Jun-14-12|| ||PhilFeeley: TWIC has all the rapid and blitz games. Why don't you <CG>?|
|Jun-16-12|| ||Everett: <QueentakesKing: Yasser Seirawan, if I my memory serves me right, was predicted to be the next big thing from the U.S after Bobby. That just went pffftttt.tsk,tsk,tsk.>|
I guess you have filled your expectations by becoming a kibitzer on this site. Congratulations.
Seirawan started playing the game at age 12, so he did just fine, all things considered.
|Jun-16-12|| ||diceman: <offramp:
Karpov is playing for the Scottish Building Federation>
You'd think he would have played stonewalls?
|Jun-19-12|| ||achieve: And 6-2 wins in favor of the Black pieces.
Now is it me or is there a pattern in Blitz games that most of the time Black wins the Black-White battle? I loosely base this on my observations of the last two World Blitz championships, and of course I may be wrong.
|Jun-21-12|| ||achieve: And considering that Karpov is 10 years Yasser's elder good old Anatolya may be proud of this result.|
|Jul-01-12|| ||King Death: < Everett: <QueentakesKing: Yasser Seirawan, if I my memory serves me right, was predicted to be the next big thing from the U.S after Bobby. That just went pffftttt.tsk,tsk,tsk.>
I guess you have filled your expectations by becoming a kibitzer on this site. Congratulations.|
Seirawan started playing the game at age 12, so he did just fine, all things considered.>
Good call <Everett>, maybe one day this kibitzer will have a mental age of more than 12. This is still another yahoo that can hide behind his computer and spew garbage, just like the local sewer pipe.
|Jun-09-15|| ||zanzibar: The games were played under various time controls, which aren't so apparent in the above collection.|
<TWIC> has separate downloads for each phase, and documents the time controls:
<Karpov-Seirawan Match 2012 (Saint Louis USA)
Sat 9th Jun 2012 - Wed 13th Jun 2012 - Official Site
Karpov-Seirawan Cl (2 players 2 Rds Match Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) -
Games in PGN: Classical
Karpov-Seirawan Rap (2 players 2 Rds Match Indiv TC:25m+5spm) - Games in PGN: Rapid Games
Karpov-Seirawan Bl (2 players 10 Rds Match Indiv TC:5m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Blitz Games>
Thank goodness for <ChessBase> which gives the schedule (allowing a chance for sorting out the games above):
Two Classical: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of a 30-second increment per move starting from move one. Each
Classical game is worth two points.
Two Rapid: 25 minutes plus a five-second increment. Each Rapid game is worth two points.
Ten Blitz: Five minutes plus a two-second increment. Each Blitz game is worth one point.
Sunday, June 10, 1:00 PM Classical Round 1
Monday, June 11. 1:00 PM Classical Round 2
Tuesday, June 12, 1:00 PM Two Rapid games
Wednesday, June 13, 1:00–5:30 PM Ten Blitz games
Prize Fund: 1st Place: $10,000, 2nd Place: $7,000. The Opening Ceremony for the event took place on June 9 and featured a special book signing event for fans and spectators.>
The "official" site <ChessBase> gives, has "moved" on:
While <ChessBase> will always have the better flash factor, having the games at the ready is an advantage to <CG>, if only we knew could keep track of which were which better. And documents the essential facts a little better too.