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|Jul-06-12|| ||Naniwazu: I think I might just have placed my chessbucks on the right person: KARJAKIN!
4/4 so far.|
|Jul-06-12|| ||Kinghunt: Carlsen just beat Bologan, but it was rather unconvincing. Carlsen made a lot of really strange moves and Bologan probably could have made a draw at the end. Still, a win's a win.|
|Jul-06-12|| ||Strongest Force: Where's Nak?|
|Jul-06-12|| ||Marmot PFL: Not as interesting without Anand.|
|Jul-06-12|| ||Strongest Force: I love Anand but he never lived in NYC.|
|Jul-06-12|| ||achieve: Good for him.|
|Jul-06-12|| ||Kinghunt: Interesting even endgame in Kurnosov-Carlsen. I have a feeling Carlsen is just going to keep maneuvering until Kurnosov makes a mistake. He really shines in these kinds of positions.|
|Jul-06-12|| ||Kinghunt: Position after move 38, white to move:
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|Jul-06-12|| ||Kinghunt: And he does it again. It's unbelievable how Carlsen can make a top-100 player look like a patzer playing simple endings.|
|Jul-06-12|| ||Kinghunt: Standings at the end of day 1:
1-2. Carlsen (4.5/5)
1-2. Karjakin (4.5/5)
3-5. Topalov (3.5/5)
3-5. Grischuk (3.5/5)
3-5. Radjabov (3.5/5)
6. Dreev (3/5)
7-10. Svidler (2.5/5)
7-10. Gelfand (2.5/5)
7-10. Mamedyarov (2.5/5)
7-10. Ivanchuk (2.5/5)
11-12. Tkachiev (2/5)
11-12. Kurnosov (2/5)
13. Kazhgaleyev (1.5/5)
14-15. Bologan (1/5)
14-15. Morozevich (1/5)
16. Ismagambetov (0/5)
Tomorrow features many more matchups between the top seeds, including Carlsen-Karjakin in round 10.
|Jul-06-12|| ||notyetagm: <Kinghunt: And he does it again. It's unbelievable how Carlsen can make a top-100 player look like a patzer playing simple endings.>|
Yep, Kurnosov got his knight <TRAPPED> like a fish.
<notyetagm: WOW! Carlsen trapped the knight!!!
speakermodem: i've trapped knights before
vlzvl: well, in such hilarious time pressure is something that most players dont see, even in post analysis.. all the eyes are on pawns but he has another kind of view
notyetagm: @vlzl: That was exactly my point. The thought of the White b5-knight getting trapped did not enter my mind at all.
bobcat2006: This qualifiers are nothing!
Mikhim: Does 62.Na6 draws ?
vlzvl: @notyetagm: i dont think anyone else thought of it. The strange part is thats logical after all.
<<<primat: The idea of trying to trap the night is simply fantastic practical chess>>>
RT: I was trapped one night, but ir was by a Bishop.
notyetagm: @vlzvl: I left the game, thinking it was drawn, and was *shocked* to see 0-1 when I came back :-)>
|Jul-06-12|| ||Bobby Fiske: Yes, the Knight trap was a great finish of a rather medicore game.|
|Jul-06-12|| ||Eyal: <14-15. Morozevich (1/5)>|
Looks like he hasn't fully recovered from the Tal Memorial yet... Anyway, very nice wins to both Topalov & Carlsen against him (in the French), but I got the impression that he didn't put up very tough resistance in the critical stages of these games.
|Jul-06-12|| ||waustad: It's nice to see Topalov playing well. Whatever you think of him (or Danielov sp?) his chess was very interesting a few years ago.|
|Jul-06-12|| ||Eyal: Yeah, especially Topalov vs Morozevich, 2012 is a sort of vintage-Topalov attacking game. He was never known as a great rapid player, though, even in his best period - let's see how consistent his play will be in the remaining rounds.|
|Jul-06-12|| ||Eyal: A chessvibes video report of the first day, including short interviewes with Svidler, Carlsen & Karjakin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2dv...|
|Jul-06-12|| ||waustad: It is so incredibly hot here now that maybe I'll get up at 5. It is a little cooler before dawn.|
|Jul-06-12|| ||Shams: These games are fantastic little gems, very entertaining.|
|Jul-07-12|| ||thomastonk: Does anybody know why two games, Morozevich vs Carlson and another one, have been cancelled from the ChessBookie Game?|
|Jul-07-12|| ||Alien Math: <thomastonk: Does anybody know why two games, Morozevich vs Carlson and another one, have been cancelled from the ChessBookie Game?> From forum Chessgames Bookie chessforum|
Chessgames Bookie: My apologies for making a hash of some of the rapid championship bets. I think I got the blitz and rapid pairings jumbled up.
The wagers World Rapid Championship Rd 3: Jumabayev-Ivanchuk and World Rapid Championship Rd 4: Morozevich-Carlsen have been refunded because there ain't no such pairings.
World Rapid Championship Rd 7: Topalov-Radjabov actually will take place, but not on round 2 like we said. So I switched from round 2 to round 7 and betting has been re-opened.
Plus we've opened up betting on one game per round for tomorrow's action (Rd 8: Carlsen-Mamedyarov, Rd 9: Topalov-Svidler, Rd 10: Gelfand-Grischuk). I hope I got it right this time!
|Jul-07-12|| ||thomastonk: <Alien Math> Thank you.|
|Jul-07-12|| ||zluria: Ivanchuk and Topalov are stuck in an alternate universe where they have been doomed by the gods to play out a drawn ending forever (right next to Sisyphus and his boulder).|
|Jul-07-12|| ||kellmano: <zluria> we must conclude that Sisyphus is happy|
|Jul-07-12|| ||kellmano: The commentary is very good here:
There are lots of games on and the 2 cmomentators often switch to one and say 'ooohhh la' in unison to show they are impressed by the complexity. Don't know who they are, they haven't said while I've been listening.
|Jul-07-12|| ||fisayo123: Topalov vs Radjabov. Topalov is a beast once more!!|
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