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|Apr-23-17|| ||activechess55: |
Did the teeth lose their sharpness? Were the nails missing from his claws? Had he grown too old to hunt? There were doubts abound.
But last week proved all these speculations wrong. The tiger from Armenia had all hunting tools intact and working! His appetite was as voracious as ever! He gorged on a bagful of preys for four days on end! This was a good news for his fans, who awaited similar performance from him for long.
Kasparov says,“Chess world is a better place when Aronian is in form.” His games reminds us of an artist with a canvass and the brush!
Carlsen, Caruana, Aronian, Yifan and MVL were vying for the top spot. All of them sported glasses. It is befitting, Aronian won the event. His glass-frames happen to be the trendiest!
|Apr-23-17|| ||scholes: In the last 10 years, Apart from Carlsen, Aronian super tournament record is way ahead of other players . Unfortunately he choked at all important tournaments. Was not even second at any candidates tournament.|
|Apr-23-17|| ||scholes: If two top 5 players of the world cannot find a move after thinking for 50 minutes then should it be called a blunder. Engines have become too strong.|
|Apr-23-17|| ||zanzibar: <<scholes> If two top 5 players of the world cannot find a move after thinking for 50 minutes then should it be called a blunder. Engines have become too strong.>|
This is indeed a very good point.
But I think two is too low a bar - after all, Anand and Carlsen both missed a fairly basic tactic, once upon a time.
But the gist of the point remains...
|Apr-23-17|| ||BOSTER: A lot was said about game Caruana vs Aronian, but nobody didn't show how to win after 36.h5.|
|Apr-23-17|| ||plang: <but nobody didn't show how to win after 36.h5.>|
I'm calling double negative
|Apr-23-17|| ||perfidious: <plang: <but nobody didn't show how to win after 36.h5.>|
I'm calling double negative>
Far as I tell, <N0B0DY> made no post on this....
Now there is <another> double negative!
Of a sort.
|Apr-23-17|| ||BOSTER: My mistake.
|Apr-23-17|| ||plang: l in fun - I remember learning in math class that as long as there are an odd number it is still a negative - always looking for the precious triple negative|
|Apr-23-17|| ||AylerKupp: <Gregor Samsa Mendel> No, I never learned Spanish descriptive notation. I came to this country when I was 11 years old (a loooong time ago) and I didn't get interested in chess until a few years later, so my first exposure to chess notation was English Descriptive.|
My Spanish is somewhat rusty since I seldom get a chance to practice it. But I still add, subtract, and multiply in Spanish, particularly the latter, because that's how I learned the multiplication tables.
|Apr-23-17|| ||AylerKupp: <saffuna> I'm glad that you liked AKC2ML. I don't think that it's brilliant, but I do think that it is remarkably accurate.|
|Apr-24-17|| ||Sokrates: Fortunately, the chess world abandoned the odd English notation form - was it in the early 70s? Because of that notation, I only acquiered German (and Scandinavian) books in my early chess-playing days. |
Perhaps a re-introduction of the system is on Theresa May's agenda, now that she will restore the British Empire to its former glory?
|Apr-24-17|| ||perfidious: <Sokrates....Perhaps a re-introduction of (English descriptive notation) is on Theresa May's agenda, now that she will restore the British Empire to its former glory?>|
MAGA? (Make Albion Great Again)?
|Apr-24-17|| ||Petrosianic: <Fortunately, the chess world abandoned the odd English notation form - was it in the early 70s?>|
1980. But anyone who can play chess should be able to handle any of the notations out there.
|Apr-24-17|| ||TheFocus: <Petrosianic: <Fortunately, the chess world abandoned the odd English notation form - was it in the early 70s?>|
<1980. But anyone who can play chess should be able to handle any of the notations out there.>
There are many coaches who refuse to use books that used English notation.
And many juniors do not even know how to read it.
|Apr-24-17|| ||Petrosianic: <TheFocus>: <There are many coaches who refuse to use books that used English notation.>|
Then they aren't very good coaches, to voluntarily alienate themselves from large sections of chess literature. Fischer learned Russian just to be able to read their chess books. If he had arbitrarily decided he wasn't going to read any book that wasn't published in the US, written in English Descriptive, and written by a US Citizen, he'd never have become World Champion.
|Apr-24-17|| ||zanzibar: <<Petrosianic> But anyone who can play chess should be able to handle any of the notations out there.>|
Mostly agreed - I don't have much problem reading algebraic notation in Russian, German, Spanish, etc.
English Descriptive notation has two advantages:
1) The symmetry of the board is respected.
Rooks on the 7th vs. Rooks on the 2nd/7th, etc.
2) Because it's out of fashion the used chess books in descriptive notation tend to be a lot cheaper than their counterparts.
(And they're often printed with better quality)
Spanish Descriptive is a little challenging because it's "backwards" - putting the piece last (iirc).
But the absolute most challenging notation was Kieseritzky's (this is indeed a concern - I can now spell his name by rote!) in La Regence.
I can't find some of the somewhat caustic historical comments on his notation - but they're out there, and often the most scalding the more humorous.
|Apr-25-17|| ||Sokrates: Great link, thanks <Zanzibar>.|
I am sure books with the descriptive system are quite cheap - just like a pair of shoes with two lefts. :-)
Yeah, <perfidious>, let's become first movers (literally) and introduce the MAGA system! I am in!
|Apr-25-17|| ||Amulet: Has Magnus reached his peak and he's on his way descending down?|
|Apr-25-17|| ||Petrosianic: <mrkaic>: <I have made a superb case for the need to retire on top of the game.>|
Is your argument then that all world champions should retire with the title?
<Kasparov, for example, timed his retirement almost perfectly.>
For Kasparov, perfect timing would have been in the Summer of 2000. OR immediately after getting the title back.
<Feel free to disagree, but I don't understand your need to censor me.>
You're using the word "censor" as a synynom for "disagree", but they do not mean the same thing.
|Apr-25-17|| ||saffuna: I would say it's the player himself who can best decide when to retire. It's his choice.|
|Apr-26-17|| ||Pedro Fernandez: <<AylerKupp>: My Spanish is somewhat rusty since I seldom get a chance to practice it. But I still add, subtract, and multiply in Spanish, particularly the latter, because that's how I learned the multiplication tables.> LOL! +1!|
|Apr-26-17|| ||Pedro Fernandez: Good article by <Sokrates>, thank you!|
|Apr-26-17|| ||Pedro Fernandez: My impression about Caruana is that he does not end up finding himself. Indeed it is remarkable how GM Caruana lost, won and tied a lot of his games.|
|Apr-26-17|| ||Pedro Fernandez: <<scholes>: If two top 5 players of the world cannot find a move after thinking for 50 minutes then should it be called a blunder. Engines have become too strong.> Such a qualification (a bit radical) of "a blunder" is (IMO) still uncertain but, overall, you're right! Now my dear <scholes>, dealing with machines is not so trivial!|
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