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|Jun-29-08|| ||kutztown46: I will be away when the move is announced today. Regarding forums, if GMT plays the expected 54...Rc6, the forums will not change. If he plays something else, <MAJ> will post the new forum assignments which I emailed to him. Assignments were prepared for ten alternate black moves.|
|Jun-29-08|| ||classF: I don't think Timmerman is being rude to play out the game. He must be thinking that exhibition games should be relatively complete. He played out his previous exhibition loss G Timmerman vs M Umansky, 2005 until the result was overwelmingly clear.|
I am also reminded of this quote from GM Nickel "Here Hydra offered a draw, which was completely okay, but I refused it, because in an exhibition game people would prefer to see how both sides solve the remaining problems."
I don't think GMT would mind if <chessgames.com> started another game before this one offically ends. Obviously, GMT is playing other games now. So, rather than asking GMT to resign, which I think is rude, a better solution would be to just start another game now.
|Jun-29-08|| ||steros: The game is over. It doesn't exist a drawing line. A new game now.|
|Jun-29-08|| ||RandomVisitor: I think we expect: 54...Rc6|
|Jun-29-08|| ||classF: I expect: no move|
|Jun-29-08|| ||amadeus: classF locuta, causa finita|
|Jun-29-08|| ||Tabanus: No move??|
|Jun-29-08|| ||zanshin: Then he has forfeited :-(|
|Jun-29-08|| ||amadeus: "WAITING FOR NEXT MOVE · Voting closes tomorrow at 12:00 (EST)"|
This is incorrect. We've played 54.Kxe3 at 26th July.
|Jun-29-08|| ||Waitaka: Its sunday. Maybe he is taking a nap.|
|Jun-29-08|| ||imag: I thought so, he has not logged in since 26th July.|
|Jun-29-08|| ||RandomVisitor: Timmerman's profile says he last logged in on June 26. Looks like he missed the deadline.|
|Jun-29-08|| ||Boerboel Guy: What's up Doc?!
Kom Gertjie, nou MOET jy iets doen!
|Jun-29-08|| ||Red October: I think he was confused by the caption, 2nd instance|
|Jun-29-08|| ||hoodrobin: Maybe GMT thinks he has a spare day...
CG will inform us.
|Jun-29-08|| ||zanshin: <RO> I don't think so. I'm pretty sure it said "Voting closes today." When he does not move, <CG> automatically gives him a 24 hr extension - at least this was the programming when he still had extensions. I don't think they have changed the code, hence the (now inaccurate) caption.|
|Jun-29-08|| ||Open Defence: oh ok, It said voting closes tomorrow since i checked in.. I thought it said that for the entire day.. (apologies to cg.com)|
|Jun-29-08|| ||patzer2: August 1, 2008 will mark the one-year anniversary of the beginning of our first move in this game -- after over 200 pages of debate over the merits of 1. e4 versus 1. d4.|
It's amazing to me the level of cooperation and team work achieved since that difficult beginning. However, when we are bringing the game to a winning conclusion is not the time to get upset over the length of the game or to make personal attacks on our opponent. We have more to lose than just this game, if all of us don't display a polite and respectful attitude toward our distinguished opponent.
|Jun-29-08|| ||rinus: He voted <5.Kd2> and <7.Kd2>.|
|Jun-29-08|| ||ajile: I thought GMT was out of extensions.
|Jun-29-08|| ||CHORAURUBU: < Jun-29-08 premium
member imag: I thought so, he has not logged in since 26th July.> Hope CG is a bit more carefull next time. In my scoresheet I put June 29 as a reply day.
|Jun-29-08|| ||sentriclecub: User: chessgames.com|
CG is going to announce here hopefully within another hour or so. RV has already left them a note. GMT's internet might be down, it happens.
|Jun-29-08|| ||hcbsb: I think it is not necessary to be worried about an early resignation.
He has the right to play until the game has been completely over.|
In Rook endgames, sometimes unexpected drawn position appears, I hope he is not expecting such position in this game, but it is his only chance.
De Firmian, without success, had an attempt in a completely lost game.
[Event "Ch USA"]
[White "Larry Christiansen"]
[Black "Nick DeFirmian"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.e3 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Be2 Nc6 7.O-O
cxd4 8.exd4 Be7 9.Ne5 Nxe5 10.dxe5 Ne4 11.Bb5+ Kf8 12.Nd2 Qb6
13.Nxe4 dxe4 14.Qe2 Be6 15.Be3 Bc5 16.Rad1 Bxe3 17.fxe3 Ke7
18.Rd6 Qc5 19.Qf2 Qxb5 20.Rxe6+ fxe6 21.Qf7+ Kd8 22.Rd1+ Qd3
23.Rxd3+ exd3 24.Qxe6 Rc8 25.Qd6+ Ke8 26.Qxd3 Rc1+ 27.Kf2 Rc6 28.Ke2 a6 29.Qd5 Ke7 30.e6 Rxe6 31.Qxb7+ Kf6 32.Qf3+ Ke7 33.b4 h6 34.Qb7+ Kf6 35.a4 Rd8 36.g4 Rd4 37.Qf3+ Ke7 38.Qf5 Rdd6 39.h4 Rc6 40.Qd5 Rc2+ 41.Kf3
Rf6+ 42.Kg3 Rcc6 43.Qe5+ Kf7 44.g5 hxg5 45.hxg5 Rfe6 46.Qd5
Rd6 47.Qf5+ Ke7 48.Qc5 g6 49.Kf4 Kd7 50.Qa7+ Ke8 51.Qb8+ Rd8+
52.Qc7 Rd7 53.Qc8+ Ke7 54.e4 Rd1 55.Qc7+ Ke8 56.Qc4 Ke7 57.e5
Ra1 58.Qc7+ Ke8 59.Ke4 Re1+ 60.Kd5 Re7 61.Qc6+ Kd8 62.Qb6+ Kd7
63.Qd6+ Ke8 64.Qxg6+ Kf8 65.Qf6+ Ke8 66.e6 Rd1+ 67.Kc6 Rc1+
68.Kb6 Rec7 69.g6 a5 70.g7 R1c6+ 71.Kb5 Rc5+ 72.bxc5 Rxc5+
73.Kb6 Rc6+ 74.Kxa5 Ra6+ 75.Kb4 Rxa4+ 76.Kb3 Rg4 77.Qf8+ 1-0
click for larger view
71...Rc5+ <Comp choice>
72.bxc5 Rxc5+ 73.Kb6 Rc6+ 74.Kxa5 Ra6+ 75.Kb4 Rxa4+
And Black can't create a perpetual check with the sole Rook.
76.Kb3 Rg4 77.Qf8+ 1-0
|Jun-29-08|| ||weisyschwarz: No move??...but today is...oh well. That is no news at this point.|
It may be just another gimmick to rattle us.
|Jun-29-08|| ||chancho: Maybe he's thinking about resigning.|
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