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Michael Adams vs Rustam Kasimdzhanov
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004), Tripoli LBA, rd 75, Jan-06
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Chigorin Defense (C97)  ·  1-0


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Jul-11-04  TheOddFella: <paulalbert> this isn't a conversation about Kasimdzanov's name. If you are looking for that discussion, I think it is on his page.
Jul-11-04  Calchexas: Of course not; we're just joking around about the tragedy of all the poor, poor people who get beat up in kindergarten because their parents (or older ancestors) bestowed upon them names that were stupid (for example, Automatic) or unpronouncable (Xcavvrnlikeytm.) IMO, everyone should be named Mo Ar. :-)
Jul-11-04  d4Nf6Bg5: What the hell is Rustam doing? As the saying goes, If you want a draw, play for a win. Black just seemed to roll over and take it from white this game. When you have your opponent on the ropes, (he was leading the match) it's never a good idea to give them hope that they can win. Thats true in any competition.
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  acirce: <this isn't a conversation about Kasimdzanov's name> Uh, yes there was such a conversation.
Jul-11-04  Calchexas: <paulalbert>: We're joking more about the inability of many Westerners to correctly pronounce words of more than two syllables than about Kasimdzhanov's name. (At least I am.) But anyway, if you must chide someone for making fun of names, do it on the Helgi Ass Gretarsson page, or something of that nature.
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  acirce: <Calchexas> It wasn't obvious that it was a joke.
Jul-11-04  Bad Star: Nice play by Adams. I think tomorrow's game is going to be a real thriller.
Jul-11-04  PinkPanther: Tomorrow's game will be a 23 move draw.
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  Sneaky: Pinky, your prognosticative skills are in doubt since you suggested a loss for Adams today.
Jul-11-04  TheOddFella: <acirce: <this isn't a conversation about Kasimdzanov's name> Uh, yes there was such a conversation. > It seems you have still missed Calchexas' point. Where he claims that nobody even knows how to pronounce his name, he is presumably referring to the fact that he is unknown in the western world. The jokes about how his name is pronounced were, until your post, confined to the Kasimdzhanov page, as I mentioned.
Jul-11-04  Bad Star: <Tomorrow's game will be a 23 move draw.> I stand corrected.
Jul-11-04  Amateurnisse: Nice game by Adams - in a must win situation. Thought it was the end for him when he lost his second game.

Exciting game today - even though I think it will be a draw. And then - Rustam seems to be good at rapid/blitz!

Jul-11-04  PinkPanther: <Sneaky>
What??! Go back to the first page of kibitzing for this game where I predicted 1-0 in two seperate posts.
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  Sneaky: Pinky, please accept my apologies. The poster I was thinking of was Dionyseus.
Jul-11-04  Badmojo: This match is turning into Steinitz-Chigorin, 18 - something. It was for the WC and had about 5 draws in 24 games, or something like that. Very bloody.
Jul-11-04  PinkPanther: <Sneaky>
No problem, I'm just trying to figure out why you and everybody else are calling me "Pinky".
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  tpstar: They call you Pinky
Trying to make you feel young
Not old and wrinkly
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  acirce: <TheOddFella> No, I was pointing out that there was a conversation about how to pronounce Kasim's name, and there was, just as you confirm.
Oct-22-04  ilhom: Oh no!
I am Uzbek, and i can say how Rustam is pronouncieted:


Or try to read as if it was Deutsch word.

Old like all the people civilizations,
persian name.

Feb-16-05  aw1988: <tpstar> LOL, a wrinkly haiku. Brilliant.
Apr-24-05  LIFE Master AJ: If you go to my website for "downloads" (, you can get a free "e-book" on this match. I have deeply annotated all the games. (You MUST have a current CB product - like Fritz - to read these files!)
Jun-23-05  Hanzo Steel: Very similar to Game 1 of Kasim-Acoona. I wonder how Acoona would have handled this line.
Jun-24-05  LIFE Master AJ: no clue
Jun-25-05  LIFE Master AJ: Of course, the Accoona Toolbar has a scaled-down engine ... the one used here is a proto-type of Fritz 9.0 - - - which is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2005.

I was pleasantly surprised by that game ... I expected Kasimdzhanov to get ripped by the machine.

For anyone who is interested, here is the CB story of the event. (

Sep-08-06  actual: Simple plan for white after 12...Nc4. Close the queenside and breakthrough on the kingside.
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