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|Sep-09-11|| ||bangkokgambit: Oh yes, she was smiling :)|
|Sep-09-11|| ||SoltanGris: I wonder is a draw for black is always a good thing at these levels?
At least at the start of a round.|
|Sep-09-11|| ||whiteshark: Yesterday has been a tought day, so a quick draw for Judit as well as for Ruslan is quite understandable...|
|Sep-09-11|| ||whiteshark: or hte other game, <Grischuk - Navara>?|
|Sep-09-11|| ||nuwanda: <HeMateMe:...Q-side castling may yet happen.>|
i think queenside-castling is these type of position is complete suicide...
|Sep-09-11|| ||HeMateMe: You should meet this fellow named Alexander Alekhine. He has different views on that sort of thing...|
|Sep-09-11|| ||bangkokgambit: On one hand, Judit was so tired on yesterday match, on the other hand all of Judit's fan was also nearly heart-breaking watching her tie-break. The engine's evalution swept like a roller-coaster. So.. I think, there is on one complaint.|
|Sep-09-11|| ||chillowack: A draw with Black against the powerful Svidler is an excellent start to this match: it deprives Peter of his best chance for victory, and swings the initiative over to Judit.|
A rather careless match error on Svidler's part, ceding White so easily.
|Sep-09-11|| ||BobCrisp: <I wonder is sister Sophia is watching 'lil sis Judit take on the big boys? She lives in Israel, right?>|
She moved to Canada with her husband a few years back. Like most of the world's Jews, she likes that Israel's there but she prefers not to live there.
|Sep-09-11|| ||Gilmoy: <Mr. Slim: ... this Kosteniuk outfit: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jx-KCnvjT...>|
Kosteniuk: "Nyet! And stop asking every other move!!"
|Sep-09-11|| ||kia0708: hahahaha
<Mr. Slim: ... this Kosteniuk outfit: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jx-KCnvjT>...
Kosteniuk: "Nyet! And stop asking every other move!!">
|Sep-09-11|| ||fgh: Polgar, the "fighter". Go Svidler!|
|Sep-09-11|| ||scormus: damn! missed the finish again because of work. Whens the the rematch?|
Judit, forget all that about the Kosteniuk outfit. What you should have is a goth look and a dragon tattoo on your left shoulder
|Sep-09-11|| ||beenthere240: I think Judit is a pretty good counterpuncher. Svidler probably doesn't mind playing black and moving toward the more rapid rounds. Of course if he loses tomorrow, he may rue this game.|
|Sep-09-11|| ||Akavall: Qg4+ is powerful perpetual pattern to know.
I once used it in 45 45 league game, oddly enough my opponent didn't capture the knight (I took on g7 with a knight) and lost the game.
22. Nxg7 is at least a draw for white if black takes the knight.
|Sep-09-11|| ||YouRang: <Domdaniel: Good draw. I hope nobody thinks such short games are 'wrong' - I'm not sure why Svidler made the 'offer' with Qc2, but once it was on the table it was the rational choice for Judit.>|
Right, many short draws are worthy of criticism because they are *unfought* draws, simply ending with an unclear position.
In this case, it was perfectly sensible for Judit, with black, to force a draw via repetition and give herself a chance to win the match tomorrow with a white-piece win.
I wonder if ...Bxg2! (forcing the perpetual) was a surprise to Peter?
|Sep-09-11|| ||Shams: <Domdaniel> <Good draw. I hope nobody thinks such short games are 'wrong' - I'm not sure why Svidler made the 'offer' with Qc2, but once it was on the table it was the rational choice for Judit.>|
Not 'wrong', but neither Exhibit A in the case against Svidler being lazy, either.
|Sep-09-11|| ||rodmanlee: awesome! she's so focus and on the right track.|
|Sep-09-11|| ||TheFocus: Yes, I am her trainer.|
|Sep-09-11|| ||kia0708: <TheFocus> welcome to the Circle of Trust.|
|Sep-10-11|| ||arkansaw: looks like the vile comments have been pruned!|
|Sep-10-11|| ||chillowack: Arkansaw: maybe they should "prune" the commentor as well?|
|Sep-10-11|| ||perfidious: <smackedupgoose: .....keep it up rooting for judit only because she is the only woman in the tournament.>|
Yeah, this is a great reason to pull for her-we couldn't enjoy Judit's games or anything silly like that, don't you know.
<chillowack: Arkansaw: maybe they should "prune" the commentor as well?>
We should be so lucky!
|Sep-11-11|| ||Domdaniel: <Shams> -- <Not 'wrong', but neither Exhibit A in the case against Svidler being lazy, either.>|
Heh. I did try to makes that case, didn't I? Oh well...
Apparently he wound up in a line he hadn't prepared, reasoned that it was level, and saw no point in trying to win. And considering the way the 2nd game went, it's hard to fault him.
|Sep-13-11|| ||perfidious: <Domdaniel: <Shams> -- <Not 'wrong', but neither Exhibit A in the case against Svidler being lazy, either.>
Heh. I did try to makes that case, didn't I? Oh well...|
Apparently he wound up in a line he hadn't prepared, reasoned that it was level, and saw no point in trying to win. And considering the way the 2nd game went, it's hard to fault him....>
He'd likely have regretted it had he not won, but that's another story for another day.
Here's an example of an even stronger player covering up with a quick draw as White when caught out in the opening: Kasparov vs Sosonko, 1982.
<Eric Schiller> didn't have much to say about this hammer-and-tongs affair in his work on GK.
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