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|Jan-31-10|| ||Knight13: <eternaloptimist: <Knight13> u r welcome. this was a great trnt. for carlsen. even though shirov got off to a big lead early, he faltered @ the end & carlsen took advantage of it.>|
Yeah, dude. Shirov was beating up Patrons Who Screw Up until he had to go against the Smack-You-Downs. His teeth apparently weren't tight enough and fell out at the second half of the tournament, huh?
|Jan-31-10|| ||Domdaniel: This was one of the best Wij-aan-zee tournaments ever, whether Hoogovens or Corus. So many games showed that the top players must take risks in order to win against their peers -- and, crucially, are willing to try.|
|Jan-31-10|| ||chessgames.com: A hearty thanks to everyone for watching and commenting on the games of the Corus tournament with us. Congratulations to Magnus Carlsen for his excellent victory. Hope to see you all at our next live broadcasts.|
|Jan-31-10|| ||eternaloptimist: <Knight13> agreed
<CG> thx 4 the coverage of corus!
|Jan-31-10|| ||Domdaniel: <Duchamp64> -- < I was fantastic.>
*Modesty*, Allan? But no need to look backwards with 'was' ... you still *are*, you and Marcel both, even. Meme.|
|Jan-31-10|| ||beenthere240: Amazing game to play over. 18. Nc4 comes out of the blue!|
|Jan-31-10|| ||eternaloptimist: <knight13> shirov still had a very good trnt. overall though.|
|Jan-31-10|| ||badest: <Yeah, dude. Shirov was beating up Patrons Who Screw Up until he had to go against the Smack-You-Downs...> Shirov did great... he could very well have won the whole thing.|
|Jan-31-10|| ||chancho: 22...Qe7. as mentioned by <Mateo>. Would that have been better.|
|Jan-31-10|| ||jakaiden: When will be the next Live Event?|
|Jan-31-10|| ||Domdaniel: <Karnak> -- < Isn't "the b4 jokes" the name of a rock band?>
Icelandic, I think, originally "B4 Jokul". Their singer is B4ork, and the drummer is Fork.|
|Jan-31-10|| ||Marmot PFL: Probably Linares|
|Jan-31-10|| ||Knight13: <eternaloptimist, badest> Yes, yes, he didn't do bad. But he was no longer Mr. Fast Lane soon as he had to get in line with the upper class, was he? Failed high roller, seriously.|
|Jan-31-10|| ||Magnusch: <Domdaniel> About the new rule for the kings (only in pieceless endings).|
I think it's enough for allowing the king to go one or two squares <in the same direction> as you suggested. Otherwise it should be too strong.
Btw, I don't like the <en passant> move. I guess it was invented in the same time as the pawns were allowed to move two squares ahead from the start square!? I think it is a stupid and unnecessary move (e.p.).
|Jan-31-10|| ||Magnusch: Of course, mu suggestion shouldn't be taken too seriously, because it is only brainstorming..|
|Jan-31-10|| ||eternaloptimist: <Knight13> agreed..."the upper class" definitely slowed shirov down. it's too bad because he doesn't win trnts. much anymore, whereas carlsen wins a lot of the trnts..|
|Jan-31-10|| ||chancho: He won Mtel last year, so Shirov still has something left.|
|Jan-31-10|| ||refutor: i think you guys are being too hard on shirov...when fischer/tal/kasparov/etc. got all those big scores in tournaments, they would draw v. their peers and pound the tailenders...shirov was following the recipe for success ;)|
|Jan-31-10|| ||SatelliteDan: Wouldn't the "upper class" iclude Shirov since he tied for 2nd?|
|Jan-31-10|| ||eternaloptimist: yes, mtel was a nice win for him. he definitely isn't washed up yet, but trnt. wins r still rare for him.|
|Jan-31-10|| ||euripides: Reverting to 42.Ne3; I think the point may be that the knight cannot even sacrifice itself for the h pawn, so although White at least in some lines does get to queen he is then a piece down. E.g. - this is an illustrative line and there may well be better for both sides - 42.Ne3 Kg5 43.Kc3 Nxg2 44.Ng4 Kf4 45.Kb4 Kxf3 46.Nh2+ Kg3 47.Nf1+ Kf2 48.Nh2 Ne3 49.Kxa4 Kg2 50.Kb5 Kxh2 51.a4 Kg3 (Nc2 52.a5 Nd4+ 53.Kb6 Ne6 54.a6) 52.a5 h3 53.a6 h2 etc. In this line the black knight is impeded from getting to the queenside by the e pawn, but even if it could get to the queenside a lone knight against a king and rook's pawn achieves only a perpetual repetition rather than a stable blockade (the knight does better against other pawns).|
|Jan-31-10|| ||Domdaniel: < Of course, mu suggestion shouldn't be taken too seriously, because it is only brainstorming..>
On the contrary, I take any suggestion from <mu> seriously, whether the fabulous Queen or the lost continent.|
And brainstorming is the source of so much creativity ...
|Jan-31-10|| ||Magnusch: <Domdaniel: ...And brainstorming is the source of so much creativity>|
Hmm.. you have a point there I think. But may poor brain storms too much... generally speaking I think. I have zillions of ideas but 99.99999... % of them is bad. :-(
But that doesn't matter. I'm happy and <enjoying life>.
|Jan-31-10|| ||Magnusch: I was going to ask you what in ... did you mean by <mu>...|
Then I saw it.. LOL!
|Jan-31-10|| ||chancho: Carlsen kicking butt in Corus:
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