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|Oct-05-05|| ||Petrosian63: My gut feeling is telling me that this match will end in a draw. But Topalov will be fighting for win to take revenge on Kasim for Tripoli.|
|Oct-05-05|| ||zephir: maybe the key to Topalov's unbelivable form is his second: Ivan Cheparinov-fresh blood from behind the stage who's play lately has been staggering|
|Oct-05-05|| ||MaxxLange: <zephir:> ChessBase said that the ...Qa5+ and ...Nf3+ idea in the Svidler-Topalov game came from some of Cheparinov's games, although Cheparinov had been White in those games (against a Spanish player whose name I forget).|
|Oct-05-05|| ||ughaibu: I Cheparinov vs J C Ibarra Jerez, 2001?|
|Oct-05-05|| ||GiuocoPianoMan: Is there a reason that Topalov's games are the ones we always see here? Is it because he's leading? I would prfer more variety- in particular, I think Polgar is getting short changed here.|
|Oct-05-05|| ||MaxxLange: <ughaibu:> Looks like it. I was citing one of Short's reports on Chessbase:|
Lunchtime today: Silvio Danailov, the manager of Topalov, revealed that his wardís shocking sacrifice of yesterday had already featured in two unknown games of the Bulgarís analyst, Ivan Cheparinov (with White), against Jose Iberra. The Spaniard was ill-rewarded for his ingenuity, losing one and drawing the other, but the strength of the idea was recognised by the team.
Although Iberra did not play ...Nf3+ in the game you found.
|Oct-05-05|| ||jmelton: Ratta: "I would find a forced drawing line and work towards it..." Isn't this what JPolgar has just tried to do? |
No, Topalov is the one who played for a draw by playing the Berlin Defense. It is Polgar who made a very risk (and ultimately fatal) move, 20. g4.
|Oct-05-05|| ||me to play: <Is there a reason that Topalov's games are the ones we always see here? Is it because he's leading?>
Yes, cg.com follows the tourney leader. Don't worry if Topalov continues to lead, as seems likely, you will eventually see all players since it's a round robin format. :)|
|Oct-05-05|| ||ughaibu: Jmelton: choosing the Berlin defense doesn't necessarily mean a player is aiming to draw.|
|Oct-05-05|| ||cuendillar: It's not always Topalov games. Round 1 showed Polgar-Anand, but I do think that if he'll lead to clearly they may change to the second to get some variation.|
|Oct-05-05|| ||jmelton: ughaibu: Jmelton: choosing the Berlin defense doesn't necessarily mean a player is aiming to draw. |
True, but it does mean that he was willing to play a line that was tamer and more drawish than his usual Najdorf, both because of his big lead and probably because he thought he could get Polgar to overreach -- which is exactly what she did!
|Oct-05-05|| ||firebyrd: <I think Polgar is getting short changed here>|
Polgar and Anand has both been covered twice. The ones that have not appeared yet
are Leko and Kasimjanov. Kasimjanov appears today, and I'll guess that Leko is on tomorrow.
At the moment I do not think many object to Topalov getting more than his fair share of live coverage - or should I rather say: more than an equal share of live coverage.
|Oct-05-05|| ||morphy234: Go Topalov!|
|Oct-05-05|| ||Robin01: I note that Rustam has a good record against Topalov, even with the Black pieces. I think we will see e4 today by Topalov. Rustam will probably play a King's Indian Defense.|
|Oct-05-05|| ||Gypsy: <Robin01: ... I think we will see e4 today by Topalov. Rustam will probably play a King's Indian Defense.> That is not the easiest of transitions to accomplish.|
|Oct-05-05|| ||peters4n6: cg.com would be getting a lot complaints if they DIDN'T show Topalov's game. As far as I'm concerned, the way he is performing, his game should be shown everyday. I'll log on to FICS if I want to see the others.|
|Oct-05-05|| ||AdrianP: Chaps, I'm enormously grateful to those people who have been posting the games (other than the live coverage game) on the World Chess Championship page. My home desktop is without its broadband connection at the moment and I am having to use my the GPRS connection on my XDA2 via bluetooth to keep up with the games. Very complicated and expensive!
Please do keep this up!
|Oct-05-05|| ||AdrianP: ...on a similar note, I don't suppose anyone's interested in setting up a text-only relay site.|
|Oct-05-05|| ||cuendillar: <Gypsy> But it is possible, although reminiscent of the kind of transpositions I use to squeese out as much as possible from the Opening Explorer: 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.c4 d6 4.Nc3 Nf6 transposition done.|
|Oct-05-05|| ||cuendillar: I guess you could download pgn from some sites and open it in notepad (if you don't have a pgn-reading program,|
|Oct-05-05|| ||AdrianP: <cuendillar> Yes, but there aren't any sites, I know of, which have live pgn. Normally I'd watch on ICC or chessbase.com but this is v. bandwidth heavy - hence expensive. The ideal would be a text only page with the current live PGN - cg.com comes a close second.|
|Oct-05-05|| ||Kangaroo: RE: <<ughaibu>: I Cheparinov vs J C Ibarra Jerez, 2001?> |
No, this game was played in 2004, according to the source below
< http://www.chesspro.ru/events/sanlu... >
|Oct-05-05|| ||awalters869: don't be so quick to dismiss kazim. he only has 1 loss in the tournament and alot of his games have been real battles. this will be his chance to prove his merit as a champion. He needs to stop Topa right here, if he is to maintain any credibility as the FIDE champion.|
|Oct-05-05|| ||hangingenprise: Kasim will play a Petroff to slow down the Topalov Express.
Beware of the Topalov's Steed. 1-0|
|Oct-05-05|| ||Robin01: <Gypsy> Your are correct. I meant "d4" and not "e4"; sorry.|
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