|Mar-27-07|| ||Davolni: wow, Kramnik was not able to get Carlsen in the blindfold game??? This is unusual......|
|Mar-27-07|| ||kackhander: what confuses me is that in the final position carlsen only had about a minute on his clock whereas vlad had more than ten. why not press on and force a blunder? makes no sense to me.|
|Mar-27-07|| ||Gouki: even in classical chess kramnik didnt bother to play Carlsen throughout a full game.|
it is almost as if he gave Carlsen the half point and even though he could have, didnt bother playing for the win.
|Mar-27-07|| ||aazqua: Maybe kramnik was starting to lose his grasp. THis does look favorable for black.|
|Mar-27-07|| ||Jack Kerouac: This is why I find blindfold chess basically uninteresting. Black has a good game and I don't think Kramnik would concede draw in an eyeball-game.|
|Mar-27-07|| ||acirce: <Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik drew their blindfold game when the board was still filled with pieces. Actually, the number of pieces that were still in play was an important reason for Kramnik to offer a draw. After the game he confessed that at that point he was starting to ‘lose pieces’ in his memory and not knowing exactly where your pieces are is not a good thing in blindfold chess. The opening, a Ruy Lopez, had gone fine for Kramnik, but after he had exchanged rooks with 24…Rxa1 White got a slight edge. However, Kramnik felt there was nothing wrong with him offering a draw as he had more time left on the clock.>|
|Mar-27-07|| ||Davolni: Yeah.. this is unusual from Kramnik, specially in a blindfold game to offer a draw. He is known to be the master of blindfold......|
|Mar-28-07|| ||cjrubiks: I suspect the fact that Kramnik is dominating the overall standings played a part in him offering the draw. No real reason to go for a win when a few draws will wrap up the tournament.|
He could probably be prosecuted in a number of jurisdictions for what he did to Carlsen in the rapid game. Yikes.
|Mar-28-07|| ||KamikazeAttack: <He could probably be prosecuted in a number of jurisdictions for what he did to Carlsen in the rapid game. Yikes.
Child abuse?? LMAO.
|Mar-28-07|| ||TrueFiendish: Funny, it says blindfold on the page heading and rapid on the scoresheet. Which is it?|
|Mar-28-07|| ||slomarko: blindfold|
|Mar-28-07|| ||realbrob: I think Kramnik was slightly better in this game, because Carlsen's pieces where all locked down by his own pawn structure, apart from the rook on a1. And looking at the position before he exchanged rooks, Kramnik is quite winning. Couldn't he try to play something like 24..Ra7 or 24..Ra5 and try to take over the a file?|