|Sep-28-11|| ||bubuli55: Good job Naka :)|
|Sep-28-11|| ||Shams: The final position is cute:
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|Sep-28-11|| ||HeMateMe: I could hold the draw here, against either of these two patzers...maybe.|
|Sep-28-11|| ||TheFocus: You could... and I would.|
|Sep-28-11|| ||kdogphs: I'd still play for the win...|
|Sep-28-11|| ||Marmot PFL: Until move 30 almost nothing was traded yet by move 45 almost all the pieces were gone. I wonder why the players, white in particular, decided to do that. White could try e4 at some point or if that was too risky than 39 Rdc1 and 40 Bb5 with Rc7 and things aren't that easy for black.|
|Sep-28-11|| ||boz: Aronian played as if he was waiting for Nakamura to lunge. When it didn't happen he made a half-hearted attempt to take the initiative but lost heart or energy and traded down.|
|Sep-28-11|| ||kia0708: HeMateMe, why do you call them (Aronian, Naka) patzers ?|
Right now Anand (No.2) and Carlsen (No. 1) take the last two places.
Both have no wins after several games.
|Sep-28-11|| ||tpstar: This is Nakamura's first database game with the D94 Grunfeld. Two games went 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 and he played 2 ... d4 = Repertoire Explorer: Hikaru Nakamura (black) instead of 2 ... c6 and 4 ... g6.|
If Nakamura can rotate the Grunfeld with the KID and QGD and Dutch, opponents will have a much harder time preparing for him.
|Sep-29-11|| ||Jambow: < boz: Aronian played as if he was waiting for Nakamura to lunge. When it didn't happen he made a half-hearted attempt to take the initiative but lost heart or energy and traded down.>|
Not sure if you heard the post game interview <boz>, but that is almost verbatim of what Aronian had claimed, something about being tired from the previous day also.
|Sep-29-11|| ||wordfunph: game quote..
"Sometimes it is good to play like Kamsky. After all, most people think he is better than me anyway! :) Time to enjoy the rest day."
- Hikaru Nakamura
|Sep-29-11|| ||boz: <Jambow> No, I hadn't heard that. Glad to know I wasn't being too unfairly hard on Aronian. An ingenious player who, I have noted, is only a fraction behind Anand on the live rating list.|
|Sep-30-11|| ||andrewjsacks: Steinitz is smiling somewhere...|
|Sep-30-11|| ||andrewjsacks: What game holds the record for the greatest number of piece retreats?|
|Sep-30-11|| ||HeMateMe: Napoleon v. City of Moscow, 1813.|
|Sep-30-11|| ||Yafazuda: nice game|
|Oct-01-11|| ||Everett: <HeMateMe: Napoleon v. City of Moscow, 1813.>|
Chessgames needs more of this humor! Thank you for the chuckle.