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|Jan-15-10|| ||weisyschwarz: I predict a Rossolimo Sicilian, and Black winning a long game, 60 moves.|
|Jan-16-10|| ||A Karpov Fan: 1-0 just to make it interesting ;-)|
|Jan-16-10|| ||Sneaky: 1-0 is not impossible. When Petrosian finally broke Fischer's 20 game winning streak, he broke it by beating him, not by drawing him. There's a reason for that: if you play to win, you must also allow the possibility of defeat.|
|Jan-16-10|| ||Bradah: <rogge: <SatelliteDan: With Kasparov coaching, does Carlsen also have a team of people helping as well?> Yes, I believe he brings with him a chauffeur, two cooks, two personal assistants, a physical trainer, a hairdresser and a stylist (to name a few).
Still, a draw tomorrow, I think :)>
Come on now, you can do better than that. Why the confidence gone. If a draw, Magnus will lose precious elo points.
|Jan-16-10|| ||chessic eric: eager to see Carlsen's preparation for what has to be considered a good opportunity for a full point (& excited for wijk an see in general). |
Anyone have info on the character of the "player/coach" relationship between he and Kasparov? I've heard that 1) they speak on the phone during tournaments and 2) Kasparov simply has a backlog of unplayed novelties which Carlsen uses. I'm curious to know whether Carlsen's recent world-class form is a product of his largely un-changed play w/ Kasparov's research, or a more substantive shift in his play as a result of Gazza's mentoring. Of course it's hard to neatly separate those effects of their relationship, but is Kasparov more of a second or a coach? Let's say we've been witness to merely the former possibility in the last year (Carlsen just relying on K's prep); what might Carlsen's play become now that they've worked together for some meaningful time?
|Jan-16-10|| ||brankat: Out of curiosity. How are games to be broadcast live here at CG.com chosen?|
Based on player(s)' ratings? Popularity? CG.com members' suggestions?
In the first round I had expected to see Karjakin-Anand encounter.
|Jan-16-10|| ||Sneaky: CG covers the "top board" (whomever is winning) but for round #1 or rounds when the field is tied, I'm not sure how they pick. Maybe they look at the ChessBookie money lol.|
|Jan-16-10|| ||brankat: Thank You Sneaky. Yes. ChessBookie "tote-board" would be a rational guideline :-)|
|Jan-16-10|| ||Winter: The look in his eyes says it all!|
|Jan-16-10|| ||kingscrusher: Wow, Corus A looks fairly strong with an over 2700 Average|
|Jan-16-10|| ||Red October: Haaaaaaaaaaaaaallelujah!!!
oops wrong Chorus...
|Jan-16-10|| ||Red October: Tiviakov looks like a stern school master.... "Open your text book to Chapter B90..."|
|Jan-16-10|| ||moronovich: A save bet : 1.e4.c5.2.c3|
|Jan-16-10|| ||Boomie: <Red October: Haaaaaaaaaaaaaallelujah!!! |
oops wrong Chorus...>
So...is this the Holland Tunnel Men's Corus then?
|Jan-16-10|| ||percyblakeney: Tiviakov isn't easy to beat, in his two latest Corus starts (2006 and 2007) he has been undefeated with white, and that includes games against Anand, Kramnik, Topalov (twice) and Ivanchuk. I don't think he will lose this time either so my guess is a draw.|
|Jan-16-10|| ||granyid: fasten your seat belt ...probably no draw today...|
|Jan-16-10|| ||ketchuplover: Carlsen's the disease. Tiviakov's the cure.|
|Jan-16-10|| ||Winter: Ruy Lopez|
|Jan-16-10|| ||Eyal: Interesting, Carlsen hasn't played 1...e5 in a classical game since last Corus.|
|Jan-16-10|| ||chessamateur: I'm so out of touch these days, I didn't even realize it was time for Corus!|
|Jan-16-10|| ||chancho: http://chessok.com/broadcast/?key=c...|
|Jan-16-10|| ||jahhaj: Bd6, beginner's move, who is this kid?|
|Jan-16-10|| ||waustad: <RO>Perhaps we'll see Handel more like "The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea."|
|Jan-16-10|| ||Mateo: 5...Bd6!?. Hard to believe...|
|Jan-16-10|| ||Eyal: Well, that's already pretty rare after Carlsen's 5...Bd6 (in response to Tiviakov's own deviation from the "absolute" main line 5.0-0).|
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