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|Jul-06-09|| ||acirce: Well as the engines point out Black has ..h5! and on Qxh5? f5! Nf2? Rh6! winning.|
So the knight has to retreat and it's hard to believe in White any more.
|Jul-06-09|| ||Sastre: Not good enough when both are being paid.|
|Jul-06-09|| ||chessgames.com: Stay tuned, we'll switch to the Carlsen-Naiditsch game in just a few minutes.|
|Jul-06-09|| ||Open Defence: < Ulhumbrus > after c5 why not simply d5 or axb5 ?|
|Jul-06-09|| ||AdrianP: Kramnik 1.0 not Kramnik 2.0, I guess.
(or even Kramnik 0.5...).
|Jul-06-09|| ||just a kid: Leko-Bacrot looks interesting,but will probably end up like this game.|
|Jul-06-09|| ||Fiberking: Just when I was hoping for a relaunched Kramnik, or the old Kramnik, or Kramnik 2.0, Drawnik returns. Too bad.|
|Jul-06-09|| ||Open Defence: it could be that both Kramnik and Jakovenko did miss h5.. its possible|
|Jul-06-09|| ||GreenArrow: disgraceful result. They should really impose a no draw offer rule in Dortmund, it is the worst tournament because they consistently invite the two biggest culprits - Kramnik and Leko|
|Jul-06-09|| ||Ulhumbrus: <Open Defence: < Ulhumbrus > after c5 why not simply d5 or axb5 ?> 19...c5 20 d5 Rd6 or 19...c5 20 ab ab|
|Jul-06-09|| ||whiteshark: TIA <chessgames.com>!!!|
|Jul-06-09|| ||acirce: Of course people blame Kramnik when his opponent accepts a draw in a better position. What else is new? :-)|
|Jul-06-09|| ||parisattack: <Fiberking: Just when I was hoping for a relaunched Kramnik, or the old Kramnik, or Kramnik 2.0, Drawnik returns. Too bad.>|
Me, too. Looks like lots of play left here.
|Jul-06-09|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: On one level, I think this draw can legitimately be criticized. On another, the offer just looks like a "good move" (assuming that Kramnik made it).|
|Jul-06-09|| ||DEEPERGRAY: Kasparov would never agree to a draw in this postion unless a draw guarenteed victory
He would fight on
Kramnik had a minor advantage against a weaker player
He should have fought on
|Jul-06-09|| ||Mateo: <Open Defence: it could be that both Kramnik and Jakovenko did miss h5.. its possible> Maybe but there was no reason to take the draw at this stage.|
|Jul-06-09|| ||Absentee: Disgraceful.|
|Jul-06-09|| ||DEEPERGRAY: Does anyone have a final eval of the position via chess engine?|
|Jul-06-09|| ||whiteshark: The other 19-mover so far was Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2009|
The average number of moves from Kramnik's five games is <24>.
|Jul-06-09|| ||DEEPERGRAY: I thought kramnik had black pieces
A draw is reasonably accepted by kramnik (drawnik)
|Jul-06-09|| ||hedgeh0g: To be fair on Kramnik, he is one of only three players to have a win so far in this tournament.|
|Jul-06-09|| ||percyblakeney: <Does anyone have a final eval of the position via chess engine?>|
It's "only" -0.48 according to Rybka 3, even if that is rather much for Rybka, and considering that Jakovenko was 15 minutes up he definitely could have played on here.
|Jul-06-09|| ||acirce: Kramnik hasn't showed a lot in this tournament apart from what I guess is good preparation, at least with Black. But it is still enough for shared lead.. (I think Carlsen is going to win today though.)|
|Jul-06-09|| ||TommyC: An advert for the Sofia Rule!|
|Jul-06-09|| ||yalie: <acirce: Of course people blame Kramnik when his opponent accepts a draw in a better position. What else is new? :-)>|
sad irony that the "best player" in the world with the white pieces is in trouble after just 19 moves. :)
i guess now that Kramnik has a win with black pieces, this tournament can be considered a success for him. He does not even need to show up and play anymore:)
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