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Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Levon Aronian
Tal Memorial (2011), Moscow RUS, rd 9, Nov-25
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Defense (D37)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Nov-25-11  firebyrd: BTW, ChessBase is really on the ball, with http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail..., headlined: "Tal Memorial R9 – Aronian and Carlsen share first", and already reporting Nepo-Aronian 1/2-1/2
Nov-25-11  Everett: Bishops Of Opposite Color
Nov-25-11
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  SteinitzLives: Whites' K can try to move to the Q side, but I just don't think it will make a difference.
Nov-25-11  Everett: <First TB is apparantly number of black games, and Carlsen has 5 to Aronian's 4.>

And what were the results for white and black in this tourney?

Nov-25-11  Ulhumbrus: <Everett> <Karnatakiaditya > Thx. I thought that it might mean some chess computer or chess club or something
Nov-25-11  Strongest Force: Maybe Nak should quit Kaspy and take Poker lessons from Ylon...and maybe I can get a finders fee :)
Nov-25-11  Everett: I count 3 wins for white, 6 for black. Hmm....
Nov-25-11  Ulhumbrus: The move 70 Bd7 may have let slip any remaining winning chances. In order to have winning chances Nepomniachtchi had to take the risk earlier of advancing either the f pawn or the b pawn
Nov-25-11
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  Peligroso Patzer: < ... what were the results for white and black in this tourney?>

Interestingly, of 10 decisive games so far, no fewer than 6 were won by Black (including three 0-1 results in the third round).

Nov-25-11
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  SteinitzLives: If Naka sells out to Kaspy (doing absolutely everything he suggests, without push back) he will become a better player (on chess training practice and life improvements alone) not to mention increasing actual chess knowledge.
Nov-25-11  Everett: Choosing poker over chess may be practical, but I sense any spiritual growth in either may only reside in the latter. Then again, when making a living on it, one tends to get lots more practical of course.
Nov-25-11
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  Peligroso Patzer: <Everett> Svidler won today with White, making it four White wins over the course of the event.
Nov-25-11  Ulhumbrus: Does Ian Nepomniachtchi have any Scottish relatives?
Nov-25-11
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  SteinitzLives: No players has won two games with black.
Nov-25-11
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  SteinitzLives: At last, the R and P ending!
Nov-25-11  Everett: <PP> thank you for the correction! He beat Kramnik?
Nov-25-11
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  whiteshark: All ♖endgames are draw
Nov-25-11
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  SteinitzLives: Ian has become a very popular name in many cultures now. (maybe it started when people began to Google 007 movies).
Nov-25-11
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  Peligroso Patzer: <Everett> Kramnik, already somewhat worse and low on time, blundered on moves 35 and 36 and lost today.
Nov-25-11  Everett: A credit to both players. Aronian was pushed to the edge here by Nepo.
Nov-25-11
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  SteinitzLives: All done, good tourney for Aronian, and Nepo.
Nov-25-11  Everett: <    Peligroso Patzer: <Everett> Kramnik, already somewhat worse and low on time, blundered on moves 35 and 36 and lost today.>

Thank you. On a different thread I asked if you felt there was some especially good endgame books out there, since you seem to have a keen interest I this part of the game. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

Nov-25-11
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  chancho: Naka turns 24 in early December.

Even with all the Gazza lessons, it might not make a difference.

Naka would have to focus in ways that we already know are not to his liking.

Garry was/is so fanatical in his approach...

Nov-25-11  Ulhumbrus: <SteinitzLives> Thx. That may explain it.
Nov-25-11  checkmateyourmove: worthy game for first place!! great finish to this tourney with the perfect scenario of carlsen vs naka in last round for all the marbles after the article comes out weeks ahead of time. Chess drama at its best!
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