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|May-19-09|| ||malthrope: First! ;) And, who knows "1st place" may well be decided by this memorable game! :D|
|May-19-09|| ||messachess: A real potboiler of a game coming up chess fans.|
|May-19-09|| ||popski: I guess this will be the most interesting game so far. Topalov need to get his ♔ honor back!|
|May-19-09|| ||popski: Huh, Carlsen beat Topalov badly so far!? +6 -3 =7|
|May-19-09|| ||badest: Surely this must include rapid and blindfold ... I don't think they have played that many classical games...|
|May-19-09|| ||rogge: Of course. Carlsen wins in all categories :)|
|May-19-09|| ||badest: Well then... from the stats --> Carlsen win --> wins MTel --> plays Bilbao ... piece of cake ;)|
|May-19-09|| ||rogge: My guess is even if Carlsen places 2nd behind Topalov, he'll get a ticket to Bilbao.|
|May-19-09|| ||OhioChessFan: http://xkcd.com/493/|
|May-19-09|| ||popski: <OhioChessFan> Repetitio est mater studiorum?!|
|May-19-09|| ||blacksburg: not enough kibitzing!!! everyone kibitz moar!!!
lasker defense is boooooring....but at least it's not a slav.
|May-19-09|| ||Nimzonick: With all the dynamic openings the players have been picking at M-Tel, many have been getting into time trouble (the odd time control has to be a factor too). Maybe today we'll actually see some complete the middle game with substantial time left? Maybe the interesting stuff will happen later in the game this time ...|
|May-19-09|| ||blacksburg: YOU GUYS ARE NOT KIBITZING ENOUGH!!!! AAAAHHHH!!!! i am bored need silly kibitzing to read.|
|May-19-09|| ||rogge: <...need silly kibitzing to read>|
You seem to have found some elsewhere :)
|May-19-09|| ||TheBB: Have you tried User: Memorable Quotes ...? I like to hang out there when I'm bored. Not directly relevant to the game, sure, but it kills the time to the middle game.|
|May-19-09|| ||Mateo: Carlsen is following giant steps : Karpov and Chiburdanidze, two world champions.|
|May-19-09|| ||jeremy24: I think Carlsen intends Nf8 followed by Be6 here.|
|May-19-09|| ||Woody Wood Pusher: is there any danger this will still transpose to a slav?|
|May-19-09|| ||hedgeh0g: I'm not sure, but it could transpose into a draw.|
|May-19-09|| ||jeremy24: If Carlson can manage to trade some wood he'll have a promising position playing against a weak isolani.|
|May-19-09|| ||Mateo: <Woody Wood Pusher: is there any danger this will still transpose to a slav?> Interesting question. I would say no, but maybe I should say I don't believe this will transpose to a slav, or even I would prefer not to.|
|May-19-09|| ||firebyrd: <Carlsen is following giant steps : Karpov and Chiburdanidze, two world champions> Chiburdanidze was of course only Women's Champion, and the Karpov in question here wasn't the more famous one that was World Champion proper.|
|May-19-09|| ||popski: I think I'll soon regret that I bet on Topalov's win... :/|
|May-19-09|| ||tpstar: <chessgames.com> Thanks for the live broadcast. =)|
The primary benefit of IQP positions is middlegame play: outposts at e5 & c5, open e file & half-open c file, potential for d4-d5 advance. Here two sets of minor pieces are already traded, and Black will probably play ... Nf8 & ... Be6 (like <jeremy24> said) to protect f7. Then we may have an early major piece endgame where the IQP becomes increasingly weak and potentially lost.
Fairly quiet opening choice by both players.
|May-19-09|| ||Woody Wood Pusher: conceding the center to white with such passive pieces and development lag always seemed risky to me.|
I would happily play white here anyway.
I wish the kid luck though!
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