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|Sep-05-08|| ||kellmano: oh yeah. The knight should never have left b4|
|Sep-05-08|| ||Davolni: imagine somebody, with no knowledge about chess whatsoever, walking by this acquarium at this time of the day, in a dark street and a glass cage, with lights on... only 2 people sitting and thinking, no talk, nothing....|
|Sep-05-08|| ||Marmot PFL: Knight isn't trapped, it's the rook.|
|Sep-05-08|| ||Marmot PFL: Losing isn't so bad for Ivanchuk if he can win tomorrow. The guys who draw them all are the ones that get left behind.|
|Sep-05-08|| ||Davolni: Levon is blitzing, probably has calculated everything already....|
|Sep-05-08|| ||Hesam7: And how is that a good thing? To reward W-L more than D-D in a game that is most likely a theoretical draw anyway.|
|Sep-05-08|| ||TheBB: <Marmot PFL> Losing them all is also not a recipe for success, however.|
|Sep-05-08|| ||crafty: 69. ... a8 70. b4 g5 71. hxg5 h4 72. c5 (eval 11.44; depth 19 ply; 200M nodes)|
|Sep-05-08|| ||Marmot PFL: I didn't say it was good, just that it helps streak players more than steady drawing types.|
Surprised black hasn;t resigned yet.
|Sep-05-08|| ||whiteshark: Maybe <52...Bh3> was the last chance to keep the balance...|
|Sep-05-08|| ||Udit Narayan: Carlsen is #1 in live ratings! Congrats!|
|Sep-05-08|| ||Intrepid Spiff: Game over...
|Sep-05-08|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Some statistics on my ChessBookie bets for today's round:|
Number of tickets: 12
Total amount of chessbucks on them: $17418
Number of winning tickets: 0
Some sort of record, or has <TIMER> done worse? ;-)
|Sep-05-08|| ||seagull1756: must be a mistake - both of my tickets won today...|
|Sep-05-08|| ||Davolni: i guess i will be the only one congratulating Levon!!!|
Congratulation on the first win!!!
|Sep-05-08|| ||theodor: congrats, Levon!|
|Sep-05-08|| ||chessgames.com: Thanks to every one of you for participating in today's live broadcast. Come on back tomorrow morning at the same time (11:00am USA/Eastern) for round #5 of the Bilbao Grand Slam Chess Final. |
Looking forward to next week: On Sunday the players get a well deserved rest day, and then the action will continue on Monday morning with round #6.
|Sep-05-08|| ||whiteshark: An interesting middlegame struggle where Aronian took advantage of the opportunity. Congratulations!|
|Sep-05-08|| ||DUS: I think in this game Levon demonstrated the advantage of two Knights! (like the advantage of two Bishops).|
Congratulations for such nice game!
Even for non professional like me the move Ncb5 was seeming very natural and I was thinking it was the beginning of the end.
|Sep-05-08|| ||Bobsterman3000: Nice win for the cheap tactician :-)|
|Sep-06-08|| ||clocked: Could black have survived after 53...Bd3|
|Sep-20-08|| ||Black Pawn: This was a nice example of taking advantage of an opponent's isolated pawn by controlling and/or occupying it with a knight, and trading down so as to nullify the attacking potential the isolated pawn gives. Very well indeed.|
|Sep-20-08|| ||euripides: Very instructive strategy. At about move 44 White's advantage is not only the isolated d pawn but the rather less visible possibility of a pawn break with f5. So between moves 44 and 55 Aronian brings the king to the queenside and puts the rook on the f file where he has a pawn break waiting.|
|Sep-20-08|| ||Phoenix: Everything old is new again. White nails down the IQP as a target and opens a second front via f4-f5. The "principle of two weaknesses."|
Botvinnik vs E Zagorjansky, 1943 is a classic example that runs along similar lines, except Botvinnik plays for g4-g5 and a direct attack against the king.
|Sep-22-08|| ||euripides: <phoenix> yes it's a nice parallel.|
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