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|Nov-05-09|| ||RandomVisitor: 15.Ng5? (15.Ra2 or 15.h4 are better with equality).
23.Ra5?? allows a fork with the knight and is the losing move. Perhaps 23.R4a2 or 23.c3.
Black should have tried 18...Qxe2 19.Qxe7 Qxc2 20.Rfc1 Qe4 with a strong position.
|Mar-01-10|| ||RandomVisitor: After 14...bxa4:
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Rybka 3: <23-ply>
[+0.16] 15.Ra2 Bd7
[+0.15] 15.h4 f4
|Mar-02-10|| ||RandomVisitor: After 22...Ne7 Fischer had difficult choices and his opponent had an advantage.|
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Rybka 3: <21-ply>
[-0.45] 23.c3 Nc6 24.Bd1 Rb8 25.R4a2 Rf7
[-0.45] 23.R4a2 Nc6 24.c3 Rb8 25.Nd2 f4 26.Bd1
[-0.50] 23.Nd2 Nc6 24.c3
|Jun-16-12|| ||ChessYouGood: Typical of fischer to play on long after he was clearly lost. This must have been frustrating for the stronger Korchnoi. Perhaps Fischer didn't understand he was lost?|
|Jun-16-12|| ||Agent Bouncy: ChessYouGood, perhaps you didn't understand this was a blitz game?|
|Jun-16-12|| ||Shams: Tedious troll is tedious.|
|Jun-16-12|| ||diceman: <ChessYouGood:
Perhaps Fischer didn't understand he was lost?>
Using that "logic"
I hope someone told him he won the tournment.
|Jun-16-12|| ||ChessYouGood: One of these players had enough confidence in their own ability to challenge Karpov for the world title.|
|Jun-16-12|| ||diceman: <ChessYouGood: One of these players had enough confidence in their own ability to challenge Karpov for the world title.>|
…and one saw Karpov as a weak, pathetic, frail, joke.
Of course, we had to wait until 1984 to see how accurate that was.
|Jul-19-12|| ||screwdriver: Ah, a blitz game. I highly doubt we'd see the same result otherwise in 1970.|
|Jul-19-12|| ||perfidious: < screwdriver: Ah, a blitz game. I highly doubt we'd see the same result otherwise in 1970.>|
Perhaps you didn't know about this game, played in the event won by Fischer at that time in the same country: Fischer vs Korchnoi, 1970
|Nov-14-12|| ||Garech: It's amazing how many people fall for the 15...Nxd4 tactic in Winawer positions, especially in blitz.|
|Nov-14-12|| ||madlydeeply: i wanna see a page for this blitz tourney! waahhhh! Poor me!!!|
|Nov-14-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: <ughaibu: Steinitz used the French: Game Collection: World champions play the French>|
Well, J McConnell vs Steinitz, 1886 was the only game in which Steinitz played the black side of French, and it was very special case of thematic challenge based on Steinitz vs Winawer, 1882, where Mr. McConnell found win for white which was unnoticed by both players as well as contemporary annotators of the game. Here is the comment to the game with McConnell written by Steinitz himself after 1...e6: <"As is well known Steinitz never adopted this defense excepting in the present game where it had been agreed that the line of play which occurred in the first tie game of the Vienna tournament of 1882 between Steinitz (White) and Winawer (Black) should be followed by the two parties up to White's 14th move from which point McConnell claimed that the game could be won by White in a manner that had escaped the attention of all analysts who had commented on that game including the writer.">
So <pmarrone>'s note that Fischer is the only world champion since Steinitz who has not employed the French is correct after all.
|Nov-14-12|| ||perfidious: In that collection compiled by <ugh-haibu>, the example he cited was a French by transposition. |
Kasparov answered 1.e4 with ....e6 twice, one of which was a blitz game. This is the only serious game where Kasparov essayed the French: C Hansen vs Kasparov, 1980.
|Mar-29-13|| ||leka: this a blitz tournament in 1970 might be the rating scrore fo Fischer 2991 rating 19/22 86,36%.But Magnus Carlsen did the same score 2991 rating in London 2012.The highest rating ever must be A.Alekhine in San Remo in 1930 92,8% results 3042 points.Jeff Sonas gives wrongfully the highest score to Karpon 2899 rating in Linares.Jeff Sonas is wrong he gives Karpov 2899 score in Linares in 1994.The real Karpov score 3016,6 points|
|Mar-29-13|| ||ughaibu: What about Lasker in the final at Saint Petersberg 1914? 87.5% against Capablanca, Alekhine, Tarrasch and Marshall.|
|Mar-30-13|| ||leka: You are correct.If you take only the final 6 games of Lasker agaist Capablanca Alekhine Tarrasch Marshall. I believe Lasker scored 7/8 87,5% score.This give the highest rating ever 3074,78. But the whole ST.Petersbourg in 1914 Lasker rating was 2900.5.And Lasker was his prime in years 1894-1899.Lasker was 46 years old in ST.Petersbourg.Karpov was 43 years in Linares in 1994.Suprinsgly Korchnoi was his prime 46-48 years old in years 1978 match against Karpon WC loss 5-6.Korchnoi scored in 1978 chess olympiad 79,8%.Smyslov at age 62 years old in 1984 against Kasparov.Smyslov was his prime in 1948-1958.Jeff Sonas downgrades the older generations of players.Sonas gives P.Morphy rating 2742 a joke.Morphy was closer to 2900 rating player|
|Mar-30-13|| ||leka: Sorry Ughaibu.Lasker played 8 games against Capablanca Tarrasch Alekhine Marshall scoring 7/8 87,5% score|
|Mar-30-13|| ||Olavi: If we start dividing tournaments into parts then Fischer's second leg in Santa Barbara 1966 (7,5/9) is good too...|
|Mar-30-13|| ||AylerKupp: <Olavi> Two minor corrections:|
1. The tournament, 2nd Piatagorsky Cup, was played in Santa Monica, not Santa Barbara. I know, I was there.
2. Fischer's score in the second half, rounds 10 – 18 was a still "pretty good" 7/9 (78%), not 7.5/9 (83%):
- Wins against Portisch, Ivkov, Donner, Larsen, and Najdorf
- Draws against Petrosian, Reshevsky, Unzicker, and Spassky
But it was his recovery in rounds 9 – 16 after 3 straight losses, scoring 6.5/8 (81%) and catching up with Spassky (who was 2½ points ahead after round 8) that was truly remarkable and made for an exciting finish.
And Kramnik's results in the current 2013 Candidates Tournament are just as remarkable; down 2½ points to Carlsen at the beginning of round 8 after 7 straight draws, he's scored 4½/5 (90%) in the last 5 rounds to capture the lead in the tournament with 2 rounds to go and set up another exciting finish.
|Mar-31-13|| ||ughaibu: Olavi: we didn't divide the tournament, the organisers did.|
|Apr-02-13|| ||leka: Iwas wrong.Viktor Korchnoi was at his very best from 1973-1984.At age 52-53 years old Korchnoi scored 2900 rating in a super grand master tournament in 1984.The only one older was better E.Lasker win in new york in 1924 at age 56 years old.Emanuel Lasker scored over 2941 rating in new york in 1924|
|Apr-02-13|| ||Petrosianic: <And Kramnik's results in the current 2013 Candidates Tournament are just as remarkable; down 2½ points to Carlsen at the beginning of round 8...>|
He was only 1½ down.
|Apr-02-13|| ||AylerKupp: Yup, you're right, I miscalculated. Still, I got the 4½ / 5 part right and that was a significant achievement. Too bad that he couldn't keep it up in the last 2 rounds, then we really could have called it a remarkable comeback.|
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