|Jan-05-09|| ||sergeidave: Now Carlsen gets his revenge! :)|
|Jan-05-09|| ||shintaro go: Stupendous King moves by Carlsen. Nakamura was given a beatdown in this game.|
|Jan-05-09|| ||Jim Bartle: I really like the 5. e4 variation in the Slav, but it almost never seems to appear in top level games. (Maybe because it leads to losing positions?)|
|Jan-05-09|| ||acirce: It certainly doesn't lose, but basically White is struggling for equality against best play.|
|Jan-05-09|| ||KingG: Video of this game with comments from both players: https://webcast.chessclub.com/blog/...|
|Jan-06-09|| ||clocked: It looks like white can even try the immediate 18.f4 then for example 18...Bxe4 19.fxg5 Bf5 (Bd5 20.g6) 20.Rxf5|
|Jan-12-09|| ||DeltaHawk: I am way too afraid to move the king since it seems like a waste of moves, and what do I know about moving the king 20 times? Carlsen knew what he was doing when he kept moving the king around and decided the outcome later on.|
|Feb-14-09|| ||KingG: Looking again at that video I posted earlier, it really is a bit shoking to see Nakamura spend so much time deciding which variation he was going to play. He said that he doesn't think it made a difference, but 30 or so seconds is quite a big handicap to give to someone like Carlsen.|
|Mar-09-09|| ||Check It Out: <KingG> Yeah that's a cool vid as well. The comments added a nice insight. I wish we could have seen the clocks. |
Playing through it slow I didn't realize that white had black in a difficult situation. I was thinking black had a crushing superiority on the queenside with his two extra passed pawns, though I knew white had kingside threats - but then after hearing the remarks, Particularly Naka thinking he could have maintained a winning position if he didn't play 34. Bxh6, I realized how much I missed.
In addition, Magnus said there was a draw by repetition offer, which I completely missed.
I like how Magnus avoided the schoolyard tactic after 44.Kh1 of 44...Rxg2 45.h7 and white wins the rook.
Playing through a rapid game and then seeing it live is educational and fun at the same time. Someone said that these fast games are worse than useless but I disagree: not only do I get an insight into GM thinking that gets to deep for me in classically timed games, but the shortness of the live play keeps me focused. If I could play chess in classical time as well as these guys in speed chess I'd be in heaven! :)
|Mar-09-09|| ||hrvyklly: <Check It Out: Someone said that these fast games are worse than useless> Botvinnik me thinks.|
|Mar-09-09|| ||hrvyklly: <DeltaHawk> You'll like this one then... Tal vs Lisitsin, 1956|
|Apr-12-09|| ||ninjaVariation: id love to see wang yue square off with h. nakamura! that'd be a great battle.|
|Apr-12-09|| ||ninjaVariation: btw... guys, do you have any record of a game between these two great players? i think i didn't find one...|
|Apr-12-09|| ||ninjaVariation: im sorry...i mean when they were already beyond 2600...|
|May-19-09|| ||kingmundi: I too thought Black must be much better with the far advanced black pawns on the queenside (as pointed out by Check_It_Out above) around move 33. But Nakamura says he had a winning position during the game. (see the video posted above, at 6:05) Instead of playing 34. Bxh6, Nakamura says he should have played...
34. Rf6+ Kc7
"... I [Nakamura] am probably winning, because he [Carlson] can not really defend against the threats of on d5, f7, and h6"
|May-19-09|| ||kingmundi: Just a fantasy, quick Crafty computer analysis of the game using Nakamura's suggested moves from
34. Rf6+ Kc7
35. Ra2 Kd8
36. Qf3 Qd7
37. Rb6 Kc8
38. Qf1 Kc7
39. e6 fxe6
40. Qa6 Qc8
41. Rc6+ (winning the Queen)
|Jul-10-09|| ||Everett: Nakamura is clearly a very strong player, and it is too bad he did not play 34.Rf6+ |
A similar but slightly different QGA with an early e4. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/nph-...
|Jan-14-10|| ||blazerdoodle: Then I must ask, where did Carlsen blow it? If he clearly had a lost position if Nakamura had played 34 Rf6 - that is, then he was losing, and I, as a lowly class player, don't see anyone pointing that out. Be curious to see.|
|Jun-04-10|| ||Brandon plays: Nakamura seems to be a very strong player in blitz and really strong compared to most players, but in reality I think Magnus Carlsen could take him down anyday in classical time chess.|
Magnus blundered in time trouble on some of his last games against naka, now Naka can feel the pain of defeat.
|Mar-11-11|| ||jmboutiere: According to Rybka 3 after 20 moves Carlsen has - 1.11
34.Rf6 is between + 0.47 and + o.60(0:03.04), I can supose that does not mean to have a winning position,especially in blitz and against Magnus|
|Mar-11-11|| ||jmboutiere: According to Rybka 3 the decisive mistake is 46.Bd2|