|Feb-13-15|| ||Absentee: Surprising to see Caruana finish second in blitz, even though it was only 5 rounds.|
|Feb-13-15|| ||Rolfo: And ahead of Nakamura..|
|Feb-13-15|| ||Penguincw: What is just surprising is Nakamura finishing in the bottom half (even though it's only 5 rounds).|
Sure it's only blitz, but I always like to see the rating changes:
Nakamura: -27.0 (now at 2856.0)
Aronian: +23.6 (now at 2839.6)
Anand: +21.6 (now at 2788.6)
Kramnik: -28.0 (now at 2735.0)
Karjakin: -25.8 (now at 2725.2)
Caruana: +35.6 (now at 2714.6)
|Feb-13-15|| ||Maatalkko: What a bad score for the Russians. Put their points together and they still tie for last.|
|Feb-13-15|| ||Sokrates: <Absentee: Surprising to see Caruana finish second in blitz, even though it was only 5 rounds.> Yes, and even more surprising to see Aronian win! :-)|
|Feb-13-15|| ||Harvestman: I watched these, and Nakamura had the worst of the his games in the first three rounds, and was a bit fortunate to get 1 from 3.Then again, not too much really mattered from this.|
|Feb-13-15|| ||perfidious: Aronian? Who's he? Some hasbeenusetawas?
To hear some kibitzers tell it, most emphatically affirmative.
For all the criticism levelled at top GMs on a daily basis in these pages, I should say they can all play a little.
|Feb-13-15|| ||Rolfo: Both Aronian and Anand got a little encouragement|
|Feb-13-15|| ||Penguincw: Say, what's the benefit for the players for playing in this blitz tournament? Does the winner get to have an extra white, or maybe a bonus cash prize, or what?|
|Feb-13-15|| ||1d410: Russia tanked|
|Feb-13-15|| ||Rolfo: There are 5 games and the three winners get 3 whites ASFAIK|
|Feb-13-15|| ||chancho: Beware of the man in the wheelchair.
He wants to punch someone!
|Feb-13-15|| ||Rolfo: He really looks sharp :)|
|Feb-13-15|| ||Rolfo: ..and ready to roll|
|Feb-13-15|| ||Check It Out: glad to see he's not mellowing with age|
|Feb-13-15|| ||Shams: The woman to his left appears to be red-shifting.|
|Feb-13-15|| ||paavoh: Good to see Korchnoi among us again!|
|Feb-13-15|| ||perfidious: <paavoh> Y'all don't mess with the Old Master!|
|Feb-14-15|| ||kummatmebro: Man it would have been awesome to grow up watching these guys in their primes. |
Spassky korchnoi tal bronstein Keres etcc
|Feb-14-15|| ||offramp: The woman in red is Petra. I met her a few years ago and she was still good-looking.|
|Feb-14-15|| ||Arcturus: <<Shams: The woman to his left appears to be red-shifting.>>|
This is funny on multiple levels, just love it.
|Feb-14-15|| ||chancho: <Hikaru Nakamura at Facebook:|
Yesterday at 13:55 ·
Not a very inspiring start, but luckily it was only the blitz portion of the Zurich Chess Challenge!>
|Feb-14-15|| ||Shams: <Arcturus> Thanks, I almost deleted it before posting because I'm red/green color-blind and didn't want to embarrass myself. :)|
|Feb-16-15|| ||kamagong24: GM Wes can find some chinks into Nakamura's blitzkrieg!!!!!!!|
|Feb-16-15|| ||ajile: Seems like the Leningrad is mainly only seen now in blitz.|