< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 12 OF 15 ·
|Jan-17-09|| ||jessicafischerqueen: It is actively stupid to discount Dutch chess players at <Wik Van der Graaf Generator Tournament>|
|Jan-17-09|| ||chancho: It appears like Chucky lost on time.|
|Jan-17-09|| ||blue wave: Interesting endgame!|
|Jan-17-09|| ||just a kid: The endgame explorer says that RRPPP vs.RRPP The superior side wins 51.1% of the time while it is a draw 43.7% of the time,and the inferior forces win 5.2% of the time.So chances are a little in favor for Carlsen,but Radja can hold a draw.|
|Jan-17-09|| ||chessic eric: <suspiciouls of this zurlokya> this wordplay is beyond me...|
|Jan-17-09|| ||marcwordsmith: looks like Aronian will hold a draw, I think . . .|
|Jan-17-09|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Gorilla>! So good to see you.|
That's a line from <GM Shipov> analysis from the beginning of the game.
Courtesy of the "poetry of Shipov" and the deep mysteries of the GOOGLE translator.
I voted you for best avatar again this year, but the Gorilla vote failed to materialize.
|Jan-17-09|| ||marcwordsmith: thank you, Just A Kid, that is interesting. However . . . it also bodes for a loooooong endgame here . . . not that I'M doing much of anything else . . .|
|Jan-17-09|| ||danielpi: Aronian draws.|
|Jan-17-09|| ||Annie K.: <danielpi> Never, ever, place any bets on Chucky in the first round of any tournament. There's no telling what kind of streak he's going to be on, until at least 2-3 rounds in. :s|
PS - I was betting on Karjakin to win, since <chancho> asked. ;)
|Jan-17-09|| ||chessic eric: right backatcha jfq!
thanks for the perennial avatar support - we apes just aren't political...
|Jan-17-09|| ||marcwordsmith: Aronian-Yue 1/2-1/2|
|Jan-17-09|| ||just a kid: Holy crap!Smeets won!?!?!?!?.Do yo believe in miracles?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?|
|Jan-17-09|| ||waustad: Ivanchuk-Smeets was turning into a time scramble. Lots of moves left with little time.|
|Jan-17-09|| ||awfulhangover: Well, Chucky is a nervous patzer and an invincible genius in one and same person.|
|Jan-17-09|| ||chancho: Van Wely has the Rook to Lenier's Knight.|
|Jan-17-09|| ||keypusher: <just a kid: The endgame explorer says that RRPPP vs.RRPP The superior side wins 51.1% of the time while it is a draw 43.7% of the time,and the inferior forces win 5.2% of the time.So chances are a little in favor for Carlsen,but Radja can hold a draw.>|
the critical fact about this ending is that all the pawns are on the same side of the board. If we checked RRPPP v RRPP endings of that type in a database, I bet we'd find at least 90% draws. But Carlsen plays everything out, and gets a lot of points that way.
|Jan-17-09|| ||waustad: <rg63>Welcome to the fold.|
|Jan-17-09|| ||Mateo: It should be noticed that Radjabov tried to exchange a pair of Rooks and that Carlsen avoided it.|
|Jan-17-09|| ||chessic eric: 51.Rf2 prepares 52.g4|
|Jan-17-09|| ||seaotter: yea,... my u2300 brain did not get it,... with a pair of rooks off and blacks isolated pawns we have the Capablanca vs. Yates, Hastings 31 plan, but here,... it seems black can just build a defensive perimeter and basically say "You SHALL NOT PASS!!!!" Not sure though,...|
|Jan-17-09|| ||just a kid: What about Rg6 to cut off White's king?|
|Jan-17-09|| ||chessic eric: <seaotter> you're saying Carlsen should have exchanged rooks or not?|
|Jan-17-09|| ||seaotter: Anyway it is hard to defend accurately without the help of the computer,... try and play this against your computer and see if you can defend accurately enough,... Rajadov has set-up an optimal Distant Rook Twin Tower of Power, but it looks like he will be force to trade and then the isolated pawns might begin to tell,... Where is Smyslov???|
|Jan-17-09|| ||keypusher: <sea otter> In Capablanca vs Yates, 1930, Capa wound up with g, f and e pawns instead of h, g, and f pawns as Carlsen has here. That gave Capablanca much more to work with than Carlsen would have with a pair of rooks traded.|
< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 12 OF 15 ·