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🏆 Tata Steel (2018)

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The great traditional tournament at Wijk aan Zee (with round 5 in Hilversum and round 10 in Groningen) featured Carlsen, Caruana, Giri, Hou Yifan, Jones, Karjakin, Kramnik, Mamedyarov, Matlakov, So, Svidler, Wei Yi, Adhiban, and Anand. Anish Giri and Magnus Carlsen tied with 9/13, then Carlsen took first by winning the ... [more]

Player: Fabiano Caruana

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Carlsen vs Caruana ½-½412018Tata SteelC42 Petrov Defense
2. Caruana vs G Jones ½-½692018Tata SteelE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
3. Anand vs Caruana 1-0422018Tata SteelC42 Petrov Defense
4. Caruana vs W So ½-½482018Tata SteelE46 Nimzo-Indian
5. Mamedyarov vs Caruana 1-0432018Tata SteelD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Caruana vs M Matlakov  ½-½382018Tata SteelC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. Karjakin vs Caruana 1-0462018Tata SteelD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Yifan Hou vs Caruana 0-1582018Tata SteelC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Caruana vs B Adhiban ½-½612018Tata SteelE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
10. Wei Yi vs Caruana  ½-½282018Tata SteelC48 Four Knights
11. Caruana vs A Giri ½-½442018Tata SteelD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Kramnik vs Caruana 1-0522018Tata SteelB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
13. Caruana vs Svidler  ½-½302018Tata SteelC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
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Feb-14-18
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  Marmot PFL: <Precisely like several inhabitants of his page who make it sound as if Jesus sits beside him whenever he plays (Jesus leaves, however, whenever Carlsen is the one across the board)>

Jesus was busy that week helping the Eagles win the super Bowl.

Feb-14-18  Absentee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he-...
Feb-14-18
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  AylerKupp: <Richard Taylor> He I see talks about "the peace-loving nation of Israel">

I think that every country can legitimately say that they are peace-loving and that they want peace. But they all want peace on their terms, and that's where the conflicts arise.

As far as Adolf still being a popular name in Germany, I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't even legal. You might be able to get away with "Adolfo" if you are of Spanish or Italian descent, but maybe that's about all.

And, speaking of "Adolf" and "peace" (you knew that there had to be a connection, didn't you?) I remember a TV show many, many years ago (it might even have been in black and white) where an actor was impersonating Adolf Hitler. He was saying "I also want peace in our time. A 'peace' of Austria', a 'peace' of Poland, a 'peace" of Czechoslovakia ..."

Feb-14-18
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  AylerKupp: <<nok> He (So) sems a total wacko.>

No, he doesn't. Some of his beliefs and opinions may be different than yours or mine, but that doesn't make him even a partial wacko, just different. Some of his more fanatic fans, I don't know.

Feb-14-18  jphamlore: Have Carlsen and Nakamura set a record for how many versions of chess one player can defeat the other player?
Feb-15-18
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  Richard Taylor: <nok: <I like that he refers to God when he wins etc so this means in a way he seems more humble> He seems a total wacko.>

Nonsense. He sounds good. Nothing wrong with him. I don't share his faith, but that doesn't matter. I cant recall him ever claiming God was on his side in a chess sense. He is always polite and fairly upbeat in interviews.

Naturally everyone, no matter who they are feels bad losing and that happens with Carlsen when he stuffs up. He throws tantrums but by and large he is still sane...

The big Whacko of course was Fischer and there are a number of other "names" who have also qualified. But Wesley So is a great player and still in the running potentially to win the World Championships.

Feb-15-18
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  moronovich: <jphamlore: Have Carlsen and Nakamura set a record for how many versions of chess one player can defeat the other player?>

When they play bullit blindfolded,they have ! ;)

Feb-15-18
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  Richard Taylor: <<AylerKupp: <Richard Taylor> He I see talks about "the peace-loving nation of Israel"> I think that every country can legitimately say that they are peace-loving and that they want peace. But they all want peace on their terms, and that's where the conflicts arise.>

Of course. And the history of Israel like all colonial nations of the West (rather accelerated) is much the same structurally. My way was to understand why they are Israel, the origins etc. Like <acirce> I also (in principle) supported the various radical groups in Palestine etc.

Negotiations have rarely worked for either Israel or anyone else in the region. Israel is armed with US military and political backing and has nuclear weapons. Thus the question arises why should any nation impose restrictions on any other nation wanting to have nuclear capability especially if, potentially, that might be a deterent to being invaded as was the experience of Korea, Vietnam, China, and lately Iraq and Afghanistan. They also need a strong military. And the Palestinians have lost their lands so their reactions are understandable.

<As far as Adolf still being a popular name in Germany, I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't even legal. You might be able to get away with "Adolfo" if you are of Spanish or Italian descent, but maybe that's about all.>

I think that in Germany Adolf would still be popular. It is a good name. Sure it has connotations but there is no connections between a name and the person. Hitler had an awful childhood etc as did Fischer. This lead to his neuroses and so on. But that shouldn't deter others from using Adolf as a name.

I saw a shop assistant once, she was Indian, and her name tag said, Swastika. That was her first name. And it would have been no good commenting as many in India are as uninformed (or as uninterested in) about European history as many Europeans are about India. I mean mainly younger people perhaps and non historians. And of course Swastika has no real connections with the use the Nazis put it to. Kipling had swastikas on his books way before Hitler and his fellow madmen used that symbol. It means goodness or something like that.

<And, speaking of "Adolf" and "peace" (you knew that there had to be a connection, didn't you?) I remember a TV show many, many years ago (it might even have been in black and white) where an actor was impersonating Adolf Hitler. He was saying "I also want peace in our time. A 'peace' of Austria', a 'peace' of Poland, a 'peace" of Czechoslovakia ...">

Was that in Fawlty Towers with John Cleese? He did the 'Don't mention the war one.'

Do you think Chamberlain was in cahoots with right wing groups inside Britain? I think the Imperialists including the US were hoping Hitler would destroy the Soviet Union for them.

I concur in general with Sven Lindqvist's book 'Exterminate all the Brutes!' That in fact the British, Belgiums, French and others all sought their 'Lebensraum' in Africa and perhaps on the Sea. The German fiasco being the culmination ideologically of the European ideologies, such as the general sense that the 'lower' people could be enslaved or destroyed (as most indigenous people were, or their way of life was destroyed if they weren't exterminated)... etc, and that in general whites were the Masters and so on. Hitler just took the whole thing further...This stimulated or increased the rate that Israel 'built up' and de facto they became almost the Nazis of the Middle East with their belief they were or are the Chosen People (Master Race all over again). So the misery continues and we are all in deep crap as it seems the world is ecologically out of control and so on.

Time to dive back into a novel or stories by G G Ballard...

Feb-15-18
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  Richard Taylor: J G Ballard...
Feb-15-18
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  AylerKupp: <Richard Taylor> I like to discuss things as much as anyone else, but I think that the topics we have been discussing are very off-topic to this tournament's mage. Maybe move it to The Kibitzer's Café ?
Feb-15-18
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  perfidious: Trouble with <AK>'s suggestion is that if this all migrates there, the posts do not count towards one's numbers overall, whereas here, they do--until this whole thread is either censored or the post count is also removed from one's overall totals, a rather pointless exercise, really.
Feb-15-18  JimNorCal: <perfidious>: "the posts do not count towards one's numbers overall"

Wait. What? How many posts do I need to make before I get a discount at Starbucks or something?

Feb-15-18
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  WannaBe: <JimNorCal> You have 1206...

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Feb-15-18
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  perfidious: Dang, I have one StarBuck?

As the estimable Dennis Waterman, putative conqueror of So, once crowed in victory:

<Woo hoo! woo hoo!>

Browne vs D Waterman, 1974

Feb-16-18
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  Richard Taylor: <AylerKupp: <Richard Taylor> I like to discuss things as much as anyone else, but I think that the topics we have been discussing are very off-topic to this tournament's mage. Maybe move it to The Kibitzer's Café ?>

You mean you are starting to feel uncomfortable? Just about everything here is off topic. There is no topic, it is more or less trivia about So and Susan Polgar and whether tpstar is bastard or not and so on...

But no worries. The Kibitzer Cafe is the rectum of chessgames.com and Rogoff is the waste matter expelled from all the other sites...But no problems.

If you want some light relief there is always <Odd Lie> which has some value.

There is also one where there is a chess position where no moves have been made and it was a draw. There is a lot of fascinating discussion about this fascinating nothingness. But I forget where that is, I have not doubt there is a way to search for it...number of moves and so on and result....

The Fischer page is full of tedious fanatics of Fischer...

THEY'RE ALL BASTARDS OUT THERE!!

Feb-16-18
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  AylerKupp: <<Richard Taylor> You mean you are starting to feel uncomfortable? Just about everything here is off topic.

I don't think that "uncomfortable", if by that you mean the topic(s) themselves is the right description. This page <does> have a topic, the 2018 Tata Steel tournament, but after the tournament ended the topics discussed started to veer off from the proper topic. And I am as guilty of doing that as anyone else. So my suggestion (just a suggestion, mind you) was more along the lines of discussing any topics that don't have anything to do, even tangentially, to the 2018 Tata Steel tournament, in a more appropriate (or at least less inappropriate) page. That's just being courteous and considerate to those posters who still take this page seriously.

Your characterization of the Kibitzer Café as "the rectum of <chessgames.com>" and the Rogoff page as "the waste matter expelled from all the other sites" may be a little extreme, but I can't say that I disagree with you.

As far as the Fischer page being full of tedious fanatics of Fischer, that's true also. Just like the Wesley So page is full of tedious fanatics of So. But the same can probably be said to a greater or lesser extent to the pages of other top players, although I seldom frequent them so I don't really know.

But as far as "THEY'RE ALL BASTARDS OUT THERE!!", that' not true. Both the Fischer page and the So page have many, the majority in fact, of fans that are level-headed, reasonable, and don't go to ridiculous extremes in their admiration for the player. Unfortunately there seems to be something about chess, or perhaps this site in particular, that seems to attract some strange and extreme people, at least from our perspective. On the other hand, they probably feel similarly about you and I, and I can't say that they are not right. At least about me.

Feb-17-18
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  Richard Taylor: <AylerKupp: <<Richard Taylor> You mean you are starting to feel uncomfortable? Just about everything here is off topic....>

Good reply Comrade Kupp!

You are right mostly.

The comment at the end is meant to be a joke...it is my 'homage' to Dudley Moore of 'Derek and Clive' (Peter Cook and Dudley Moore)...when they get drunk and get into a lot of crazy stuff, often very very funny but Dudley Moore's was 'They're all c..t's out there!' It was all part of their rather black humour....

I see all is normal in Madland with another shooting at a school...Jesus Christ.

[On his list crosses off, which country is it, ah, down in the 'U's, that's it, The United States...(note, don't go there, high proportion of psychotics, no interest in anyone stopping the massacres etc, esp. from the President of course; so, AVOID this place. Safer in South Africa.]

Feb-17-18
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  tuttifrutty: <18) Who posted pictures of young girls, relatives of another poster, in his forum?

19) Who got ordered by the police to shut down his forum?

20) Who posted a racist poem?

21) Who supported someone who threatened another user's young son on the phone?

22) Who sticks his nose into every known conflict on this site?

23) Who got visited by the police in his office as a result of activities on this site?>

Tpstar's outstanding accomplishments...dit dot dot...showcased in his "I Love Myself" cabinet.

Feb-17-18
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  tuttifrutty: I visited Wesley Cafe once and it was nice...a hundred times better than a doctor's clinic I had appointment at...located 5 miles away from a cemetery. Twas an eerie feeling looking over the tombstone from the window while the Dr. was performing a complete physical exam...

Go Magpus

Feb-17-18
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  tpstar: These Tata Steel (2018) games demonstrate TACTICS 2:

1) Yifan Hou vs M Matlakov, 2018 Black to Play


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2) Svidler vs Yifan Hou, 2018 White to Play


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3) B Adhiban vs Mamedyarov, 2018 Black to Play


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4) Karjakin vs Caruana, 2018 White to Play


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5) Yifan Hou vs Caruana, 2018 Black to Play


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*****

https://youtu.be/1mB0tP1I-14

Mar-21-18  Pulo y Gata: Wesley So hid his preparations here because of the only tournament that matters--the Candidates.

Brilliant strategy.

Mar-21-18  Stonehenge: Yes, he hid his preparations, and now he can't find 'em anymore.
Mar-21-18  beenthere240: <Stonehenge>. Brilliant! But perhaps they will turn up some time in the future -- like a long lost manuscript. "Aha! Look at this! A refutation to the Berlin that leads to a forced win in 42 moves! What a pity GM So did not have a chance to unleash it in the 2018 Candidates!"
Mar-29-18  121212: <Pulo y Gata: Wesley So hid his preparations here because of the only tournament that matters--the Candidates. Brilliant strategy.>

Poor Emir Gamis. Still bitter. Wesley lives rent-free in your head. Hahahahaha!

Everybody knows you are the one who is hurting hehehe.

I hope you did not forget today to remind people how smart you are. *wink*wink*

Emir Gamis... self-proclaimed genius HAHAHAHA

Aug-18-18  1d410: Why does Yifan always get invited to this tournament.
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