|Oct-06-09|| ||whiteshark: Good game from Jakovenko.|
|Oct-06-09|| ||Whitehat1963: Typical Jakovenko endgame technique.|
|Oct-06-09|| ||gere: Typical but very fine, excellent final for me|
|Oct-06-09|| ||kingsindian2006: very exciting game.. radja barely made time control then put up a heck of a fight down most of the game, forcing jako to play strong technique at the end. great round overall, best round of the tourney!|
|Oct-07-09|| ||Jason Frost: Jako is probably the best endgame player in the world right now, but this was really a very simple endgame. I really think Jako could have blitzed it from move 40 and finished with the same result. |
Fine game, but the endgame was really nothing special
|Oct-07-09|| ||Mateo: <Jason Frost> It wasn't such a simple ending. It seems to me that Radjabov missed a serious opportunity to hold the draw with 34...Rhh3, instead of 34...g5?.|
|Oct-07-09|| ||Jason Frost: <Mateo> Sorry, I meant after move 40. But I still think white should be winning, but you are probably right, at that point Radja still had some good drawing chances.|
|Oct-07-09|| ||Eyal: <Mateo: It wasn't such a simple ending. It seems to me that Radjabov missed a serious opportunity to hold the draw with 34...Rhh3, instead of 34...g5?.>|
This might lead into something like 34...Rhh3 35.b4 Rxf3 36.Rxf3 Rxf3 37.b5 Re3 38.Rc7 Rxe4 39.b6 Nd5 40.Bxd5 Rb4+ (40...exd5? 41.c4!) 41.Kc3 Rxb6 42.Bc4 (or some other square). Do you think Black can hold this?
|Oct-07-09|| ||whiteshark: <Jason Frost: Jako is probably the best endgame player in the world right now>|
I've read this a few time here, but I've no idea where it comes from nor how you could measure it.
I'd expect most if not all GMs of a certain 2700+ level play nearly perfect endgames if they are not in time trouble.
Well, just my two cents thought ...
|Oct-11-09|| ||Jason Frost: A lot of Jako's games go to endgame, and many times he has converted tiny advantages into wins.|
Now, is it really possible to say that Jako is a better endgame player than Carlsen or other top players, no. But, when a player constantly wins by converting small advantages his endgame technique is near the top.