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|Oct-06-06|| ||Resignation Trap: <<WannaBe>> <Can these 2 play anything besides Queen's Gambit? (Okay, game 1 was a Catalan)...|
Let's see something else!>
I agree. The openings in this match remind me strongly of Alekhine-Euwe World Championship Rematch (1937) . Let's have more variety!
|Oct-06-06|| ||Domdaniel: There's been plenty of variety, between moves 8 and 15... if you're a fan of the Catalan and the Slav. This 1.e4 nonsense is overrated. A mere passing fad that will fade away, any century now...|
|Oct-06-06|| ||MyCatPlaysChess: If Top opens with 1.e4, we will either see the Berlin or the Petrov|
|Oct-06-06|| ||lion crater: how about 1.e4 e5 2.Ne2!?|
|Oct-06-06|| ||euripides: If Topalov plays e4, I think we might see a classical Sicilian.|
|Oct-06-06|| ||GEORGIE: 1. a3, since Topalov seems to be playing better with black...|
|Oct-06-06|| ||Hesam7: <suenteus po 147: Topalov is building momentum, so Kramnik needs to win this game (not draw, WIN) if he wants to stop the Topalov steamroller. It will be interesting to see if Kramnik can be the first to break the comeback streak.>|
In Brissago when Kramnik was a point behind he did not press with Black until game 13 so I think he will be pretty happy with a draw.
|Oct-06-06|| ||madkerrui: I always thought that to be world Chess champion would be a great accolade. Cheating would never be a problem. How wrong can you be. Topalov you are one cheating sob. I really hope you lose. You do not deserve to win anything|
|Oct-06-06|| ||Knight13: World Champion = BEST AT *CHESS*. You people hate Topalov because of his character, not because of his skill. Well, this is a chess championship, so we might as well go with the best player, not the best character/personality.|
|Oct-06-06|| ||Knight13: Go Topalov!|
|Oct-06-06|| ||Hesam7: <Knight13: World Champion = BEST AT *CHESS*. You people hate Topalov because of his character, not because of his skill. Well, this is a chess championship, so we might as well go with the best player, not the best character/personality.>|
Is this a serious comment?
|Oct-06-06|| ||Zaltar: "World Champion = BEST AT *CHESS*"
Knight13, you are making a great argument for why you can't crown a World Champion via free points.
|Oct-06-06|| ||RookFile: <World Champion = BEST AT *CHESS*. You people hate Topalov because of his character, not because of his skill. Well, this is a chess championship, so we might as well go with the best player, not the best character/personality.>|
Even with the free point, your man only has 4 points from 8 games. Kramnik has really played his worst chess this entire match. When he gets it together, Topalov's got a big problem.
|Oct-06-06|| ||chessmoron: <Knight13> We don't hate Topalov. It's his manager we hate the most. I just want to rip Danailov's face and his guts out so badly just like Hannibal Lecter. And feed it to the crocodiles of the Australian outback. Aw, yes! That feels better.|
|Oct-06-06|| ||orio24: Knight13 has his point. If you look only at the games (of course except the No5) not taking into an account anything else then your opinion might be that Topalov produced more interesting and better play. Even despite the fact that he won only 1 game and lost 2 of them.|
Now of course if you take into account all the match circumstances I am disappointed a lot. I don't take the forfeited game. I'd expect from Topalov to suggest the game to be replayed.
|Oct-07-06|| ||WannaBe: Do I want to go to sleep now and wake up watch this game? Or do I want to stay awake and watch this game in a sleepy mode? or I do just not give a cr@p and just see what my body do?|
|Oct-07-06|| ||talman: I think Topalov will only replay game 5 if he has to or if he needs to win it to tie or win the title. Danilov is the main problem here i get the impression that Topalov is less mature than Kramnik, and is being manipulated. |
In an ideal world it would be just the 2 chess players in a room with a board, no trainers no coaches, no managers and may the best man win, pretty much like when we play at the club, or in tournements!!!
|Oct-07-06|| ||percyblakeney: <In Brissago when Kramnik was a point behind he did not press with Black until game 13 so I think he will be pretty happy with a draw>|
Agreed, if this goes to tiebreak I'm sure Kramnik feels quite confident that he can win since he is much better than Topalov with shorter time controls. No need for him to press hard with black.
|Oct-07-06|| ||Richard Taylor: <Wannabe> <re wanting to sleep or not> At least you have a choice.
I should say sleep first if you have time -
you will enjoy the game better
if you have time. I found I coudn't get onto the
site -web when I was on it at a certain time -if I
went off to replay the game or use Lil Chess Partner.
So I had to shut down my computer but it starts
here in NZ at 12 pm -so I cant watch the games right
- I play them though in the morning and read the
annotations - tonight also I am
doubly knackered as I have been playing
in a weekend tournament.
So I wont be waching tonight. I might catch the start.
Often when I watch it live I get
confused by all the annotaions and remarks.
The advantage is you see the event progess
like a novel being read if you watch it live -
but the diddavantage is that there is too much
"jabber' and the fairly
straightforward anaylsis the next
day is as good -
|Oct-07-06|| ||JDK: I think I may go to the pub and come back when some moves have been played. I seem to be better at understanding the moves when half-cut anyway. :-D|
|Oct-07-06|| ||noekepoek: I expect 1. a4, I won all my games with this beautiful move. As you see the pawn is covered by a mighty rook.|
|Oct-07-06|| ||talisman: okay guys,girls, i just succeeded in getting chessgames.com blocked at my worksite(somebody's checking). what the next best site to watch this thing live?|
|Oct-07-06|| ||Microbe: http://www.worldchess2006.com/main.... I believe to be quite good <Talisman>|
|Oct-07-06|| ||talisman: <Microbe> appreciate Microbe, thanks.|
|Oct-07-06|| ||chessgames.com: Good morning everybody. Round 9 begins in just a few minutes. |
I'd like to point out that a number of useful links are to the right of the board, including the official site which also broadcasts the moves, plus two sites with live GM commentary: e3e5.com and Susan Polgar's chess blog.
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