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|Oct-08-09|| ||KKDEREK: Lets cut this lame grammar discussion? Thanks.|
|Oct-08-09|| ||e4ia: lol a bit of an oxymoron is it not?!
<I only point it out to you at all so you can improve your English. I lived with an Indian guy for quite.>
now that's a N! "knowing thy English" statement!
Leave Natalia alone! and her English!
|Oct-08-09|| ||Phoenix: I meant <marc>, sorry.|
|Oct-08-09|| ||kamalakanta: Jakovenko is running a bit short on time...|
|Oct-08-09|| ||Thrajin: <Jakovenko seems to be far from playing his best, while Magnus looks confident and determined to win>|
That seems to be the recurring theme this tournament. Natalia, do you believe that the "Kasparov factor" could be the reason the other GMs are playing so timidly against Magnus right now?
|Oct-08-09|| ||marcwordsmith: Natalia, you are so pleasant and good natured as well as incisive in your commentary! What a pleasure. When I was a teenage chess fan in the 1970s, and it was Korchnoi, Karpov, Petrosian, Polugaevsky etc. at the top, they all seemed like grumpy, taciturn guys. Now it seems, from interviews I've seen with the likes of Aronian, Anand, Leko, Svidler, even Topalov, that the top chess players are much more friendly and easygoing in general. Do you think there is anything to this?|
|Oct-08-09|| ||Natalia Pogonina: <kamalakanta: <marcwordsmith: Hey, I'm serious. This a patzer question for anyone who wants to knock it out of the park. Instead of Qd3, why wasn't ef a feasible move for White to weaken Black's kingside and create a pathetic Black f pawn?>
I'm a patzer too, but I guess it would create immediate counterplay along the e-file, while this way Black has trouble activating his rooks.
White would have also lost his center domination. Just compare the structure we have now with what we would have seen after 22.ef gf
|Oct-08-09|| ||lentil: ...Nd6 ...Nc5 ...Ne4|
|Oct-08-09|| ||ILikeFruits: this girl...
|Oct-08-09|| ||TheFocus: Well, I am from the South and "ain't" is accepted there. I like saying it and I ain't gonna stop using it. And I was an English major. Of course, I can speak very prim and proper when I want to. Course now I live in Hawaii and you should see how they fracture the language here.|
|Oct-08-09|| ||marcwordsmith: THANKS <kamalakanta> and <phoenix>!|
|Oct-08-09|| ||drnooo: Hey AM"T IS ONE HECK OF A NEOLOGISM. nEVER heard it ever anywhere before. Let's give the guy a break, it's actually very inventive.|
|Oct-08-09|| ||marcwordsmith: and THANKS <Natalia>!|
|Oct-08-09|| ||ILikeFruits: nasa wanna...
|Oct-08-09|| ||chessic eric: <KKDEREK: Lets cut this lame grammar discussion? Thanks.> jeez, so don't read those posts.|
|Oct-08-09|| ||alterego: Mikhail Tal, whom I had an honor to meet and interview at a very young age (Novi Sad tournament, 1972-3), was a super generous person, you could chat with him on anything, very approachable and kind. I have the fondest memories of this encounter with a chess genius. However, the point is well taken, the cold war giants seemed grumpy, other political issues were at stakes, etc...|
|Oct-08-09|| ||Natalia Pogonina: <Thrajin> They probably see 3 things: a) Carlsen is a very strong grandmaster even by their standards b) he's in good shape c) he has Kasparov's support & database. Altogether, it makes him an exceptionally formidable opponent.|
|Oct-08-09|| ||jeremy24: f4! Magnus is stealing my thunder :(|
|Oct-08-09|| ||SCUBA diver: Looks like the Black Knight wants to go to e4. ..|
|Oct-08-09|| ||Torstein: hehe amn't. funny editor :)|
|Oct-08-09|| ||parmetd: no kidding, I was just trying to help Natalia. Now i've totally derailed it away from the very pretty game going on.|
|Oct-08-09|| ||Capabal: <Natalia Pogonina: <cracknik: Amn't is not a correct contraction. Am not is proper.>|
Really? One of the US editors taught me that "I'm not" is not popular in the US, and everyone uses "I amn't". God, whom should I trust more? :-)>
There is nothing wrong with "I’m not." On the other hand, “I amn’t” doesn't really exist, as far as I know. Maybe this person was pulling your leg, or you remember it wrong. I still like it as an innovation or novelty in the BE verb opening, as it were. Now, seriously, what’s really looked down upon is “ain’t”, which is a popular contraction of “I/you/he/she/it... is not,” but you probably know this. Still, it has been used for centuries, but somehow it made it all the way up to the throne of uneducated constructions, and there ain’t no getting it out of there now. You can still use it. But frugally and only for special reasons.
|Oct-09-09|| ||kamalakanta: It's a steamroller! And Jakovenko has only 18 mins. left! No endgame in sight for him! :-(|
|Oct-09-09|| ||Natalia Pogonina: <marcwordsmith: Natalia, you are so pleasant and good natured as well as incisive in your commentary! What a pleasure. When I was a teenage chess fan in the 1970s, and it was Korchnoi, Karpov, Petrosian, Polugaevsky etc. at the top, they all seemed like grumpy, taciturn guys. Now it seems, from interviews I've seen with the likes of Aronian, Anand, Leko, Svidler, even Topalov, that the top chess players are much more friendly and easygoing in general. Do you think there is anything to this?>|
Well, Petrosian, for instance, was very good-natured and kind. But, generally speaking, all this Soviet ideology & mentality prevented them from being the typical western "million dollar smile" celebrities. :-)
|Oct-09-09|| ||chessic eric: other than taking away g3 from the f1 rook (which isn't too bad since it can lift via f4 now) and cutting off the e1 rook from e5, i don't see that e4 knight being all that useful.|
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