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|Jun-29-13|| ||soldal: We're 30 minutes into game 3. Game 4 starts in an hour (13.30 CET).|
|Jun-29-13|| ||Oxnard: Carlsen goes up 2-1 with white in the last game|
|Jun-29-13|| ||Oxnard: Queens off early again, this time by move five.|
|Jun-29-13|| ||Sokrates: Sokrates: <geeker: A conspiracy theorist would say that the games are all scripted fakes, and that the first three will be drawn before Magnus ekes out an exciting Round 4 triumph...[Note this is a satirical post]>|
Satire becoming reality. Why, oh why should this match be a public event? Between friends such games are played at the kitchen table accompanied by a beer and some french fries.
|Jun-29-13|| ||schweigzwang: "A" beer?|
|Jun-29-13|| ||JoergWalter: <schweigzwang: "A" beer?> and 2 straws
<Sokrates> is right - what was the purpose of this match playing it publicly?|
|Jun-29-13|| ||Absentee: <JoergWalter: <schweigzwang: "A" beer?> and 2 straws <Sokrates> is right - what was the purpose of this match playing it publicly?>|
It was organized by the "Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue" to celebrate the long-standing relationship between Lillehammer and Sarajevo and, as already said, it also served as opening show for the norwegian championship.
Are you folks serious?
|Jun-29-13|| ||JoergWalter: <Absentee> thanks for the info.
serious - just kidding around.|
|Jun-29-13|| ||SirRuthless: Omg omg so exciting what a fair fight this is....
|Jun-29-13|| ||waustad: Now they are broadcasting the Norwegian Championship at http://www.sjakk-live.com/Carlsen.php.|
|Jun-29-13|| ||twinlark: <Absentee> <It was organized by the "Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue" to celebrate the long-standing relationship between Lillehammer and Sarajevo>|
Could you provide the link to the primary source for this info as I would like to include the info in their bios and footnote the source. At present I'm using your post as the source.
|Jun-29-13|| ||rogge: <twinlark>, http://www.peace.no/index.php?optio...|
|Jun-29-13|| ||twinlark: <rogge> Thanks.|
|Jun-29-13|| ||rogge: You're welcome.|
|Jun-30-13|| ||Sokrates: <Absentee> <rogge> Thanks both of you. I didn't think about that context - was too quick - and stand corrected. Sorry!|
|Jul-01-13|| ||HeMateMe: Pedrojevic is a 2600 player, Carlsen is 2800. I wonder if MC was somehow masking his skills in case Anand was watching?|
At chess base, MC says "Pedrojevic was my childhood hero." I wonder why? The Bosnian isn't a super GM. Was he a childhood phenom like Carlsen, or perhaps he gave exhibitions in Scandinavian countries?
|Jul-01-13|| ||anandrulez: Probably since they both won European Champs at the same time . I think 4-0 short circuit vs a GM is in general impossible in Rapids even . Ofcouse Fischer Kasparov were different , they had the energy . Carlsen also has the energy and determination to win, but in a friendly match I think the point was to just play some good games .
Lets not forget Karpov defeated Kasparov in couple of games in a recent Karpov Kasparov rapids .|
|Jul-06-13|| ||waustad: The Norwegian championships are completed and the games can be found here: http://www.theweekinchess.com/asset... as well as here: http://turneringsservice.sjakklubb....|
|Dec-23-13|| ||Conrad93: Carlsen barely managed to get a win against a 2600+.|
What a joke of a player.
|Dec-23-13|| ||rogge: At least both players know the en passant rule.|
|Dec-23-13|| ||Absentee: <Conrad93: Carlsen barely managed to get a win against a 2600+.|
What a joke of a player.>
You know it was a friendly match, right?
|Dec-23-13|| ||Conrad93: <You know it was a friendly match, right?>|
That should make no difference.
|Dec-23-13|| ||Absentee: <Conrad93: <You know it was a friendly match, right?>|
That should make no difference.>
|Dec-23-13|| ||nok: Absentee grasps the concept of stakes. It's Christmas.|
|Dec-23-13|| ||Absentee: ...except that this isn't about stakes.
It's about the match being a public ceremony in the guise of a chess event. I suspect it would have been considered atrocious sportsmanship, and completely out of place, if Carlsen had gone all guns blazing.
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