|Oct-27-06|| ||BlackNightmare: ow!! anatoli whats up man!! she's like 200 elo points below, nice game tho|
|Oct-27-06|| ||anatoli69: dude, she was receiving fortune cookies with computer moves inside all game long, total bs man|
|Oct-28-06|| ||MarvinTsai: <anatoli69> Um...so that's a compliment, our new friend?|
BTW, you don't need a computer to see 27.Rb1 is a blunder, and play the winning game till the end.
|Oct-28-06|| ||HillGentleman: Zhao Xue 1-0 Almira
Zhao Xue 1-0 Karpov
Zhao Xue 1-0 Humpy
|Oct-28-06|| ||outplayer: Que Karpov é esse? Ele está irreconhecível. 27.Tb1?|
|Oct-30-06|| ||alicefujimori: It is a suprise to see how Karpov is playing so crappy these days. 12.a4 was a novelty but I don't particularly like it because it provoked 12...b4, which was not necessarily bad for black. Then 13.Bg5 was definitely a bad move because black immediately equalized with 13...c5 and black even looked slightly better after those series of exchanges. Better would have been the normal 12.Be3, preventing the typical c5 break by black in the Catalan and make way for the b1 knight to go to d2 followed by c3.|
|Oct-31-06|| ||Helloween: 26.Qd3 is a blunder. 26.Nd3 looks better, with an almost equal position.|
|Oct-31-06|| ||alicefujimori: There were actually a lot of small mistakes committed by Karpov in this game, very untypical of him indeed. Besides the dubious 12.a4 and 13.Bg5, 18.Qc2 was a waste of time. Better would have been 18.Rd1 since the queen would have to leave the the c-file sooner of later Karpov should have delayed moving the queen and move it to the more dominant square f4 in one go later on.|
Black's 21...Be7 was not the best. Better would have been 21...Rfc8 and an example line can go 22.Qd2 Rxc5 23.Qxb4 Rc2! and black dominates the 7th rank and most of the open files.
25...Bd6 was an error because 26.Nxe6 wins a pawn immediately. How Karpov missed 26.Nxe6 I do not know. So better would have been 25...Qe4 and the queen dominates the center and should white goes careless like 26.Rc1, black has 26...Bxf2+. 27.Rb1 was obviously a blunder.
So Karpov was really not playing like Karpov in this game.
|Nov-03-06|| ||aw1988: Isn't it rapid? Anyway, poor game, I agree...|
|Nov-01-07|| ||iedzeris krievs: Years take a toll off anybody.Now Karpov,once the greatest cheess player of all time, is a retired old man who has difficulty to compete with quick-minded youngsters.Still he is far ahead of any of emty prattlers gathered here.|
|Nov-01-07|| ||Riverbeast: Empty prattlers, izderis?
You really think Karpov was the greatest of all time? You're not a friend of his, are you?
I'm sure Karpov, old man or not, must have LOVED getting spanked by this Chinese chick.
|Nov-01-07|| ||Riverbeast: And I don't see too many moves other than 27. Rb1 that don't lead to a black advantage. She's already dominating the position. What else is he going to play? 27. b3? ugly. 27. Qb3? Ugly and passive. 27. Qb1? She plays 27...Qc6|
|Dec-19-07|| ||Toastman: <iedzeris krievs> How can someone be "once the greatest chess player of all time" if it's all time doesn't that include the future as well?|