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|Dec-03-11|| ||lost in space: Back again and as expected Carlsen won. What a nice move: 33. Rc8! Haven't seen this move when I left (move 31)|
|Dec-03-11|| ||badest: <frogbert> Very nice and instructive diagrams! Still a bit amazing (to me) to resign so close to time control. Qxf5 is not ultra hard to find, and would give some chances for a draw (it is not like Carlsen has not blown bigger advantages before ...).|
|Dec-03-11|| ||HeMateMe: Terrific chess. I guess when you're rated 200 points over someone already in the 2500s, this can happen.|
|Dec-03-11|| ||frogbert: badest, i guess howell simply didn't see his "only move" and thought he was dead lost. seemingly both players missed black's (temporary) save.|
disclaimer: i haven't seen the press conference yet.
|Dec-03-11|| ||SteinitzLives: Until he tells us, there is no way of knowing what was going through Howells' mind during the last few moves of intense timescramble, before resigning with just a few seconds left before time control. |
Rationality gives way to impulsiveness, mind to nerves, etc.
|Dec-03-11|| ||Atking: Impressive! 12.NxNc6 14.f4 15.BxN! 16.e5! 17.f5 18.Ne4 all great until the end Black pawn up means nothing except weakness. It looks Capablanca at his best days.|
|Dec-03-11|| ||James Bowman: Very nice I think Carlsen is clearly stepping up a notch. His games have been more forcefull and less subtle lately, not that there is anything wrong with the former just that the latter is sometimes required. |
Even if he missed some opportunities that computers might have found the fact that he so skillfully created them is important not to over look. The kid seems to put his valley's behind him and is on to a new summit.
|Dec-03-11|| ||Penguincw: What happened here? Resignation? Time forfeit? Cellphone rang?|
|Dec-03-11|| ||KKDEREK: Indeed <James>. What for me is new on this "Chessbomb-chessok" live coverage times is that almost <nothing> is a dead draw position for Carlsen. He always push his oponnets to the limit and knowing his positional and endgame skills is top notch usually he gets the full point..Amazing. A new kind of chess in my patzer view.|
|Dec-03-11|| ||Kaspablanca: I said before that Carlsen will have 3 sure wins against the British player, maybe a draw against Adams.|
|Dec-03-11|| ||Bobwhoosta: <Kaspablanca>
Not so my friend, not so. Carlsen has a blood vendetta against Adams, expect him to unleash.... better weapons than last time anyway!!!
|Dec-03-11|| ||wordfunph: "Decent enough game, disappointed I couldn't calculate properly at the end." |
- GM Magnus Carlsen
|Dec-03-11|| ||Kaspablanca: Bobwhoosta: I should be more specific, i meant the British players and maybe only Adams could have a draw against Carlsen.|
|Dec-03-11|| ||serenpidity.ejd: Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnn...Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...s-|
|Dec-04-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: As predicted, Carlsen crushed Howell easily.|
|Dec-04-11|| ||Ulhumbrus: <notyetagm> There was one thing which you did not mention in your otherwise instructive message (I suggest that it is an improvement to employ <coloured lower case letters in parentheses> in place of CAPITAL LETTERS)|
On 34 Be6! if Black takes the bishop by 34..fxe6, White's reply 35 fxe6!! replaces the B on e6 with a pawn and thus continues to attack the Rook on d7 which defends its colleague on d8.
|Dec-04-11|| ||Ulhumbrus: After 14 f4 we have a position similar to that arising out of a Ruy Lopez Steinitz defence as in the game Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921|
The move 14..Qb8 takes the Queen away from the centre. Instead of this an alternative is 14...Nh7 and the N heads for f8.
However does the move 14..Qb8 increase White's advantage to a degree so great as to justify the attack 15 Bxf6 Bxf6 17 e5? I doubt it. Instead of 15 Bxf6, 15 Nc4 or even Qc2 may be better. On 15 Nc4 d5 16 Ne5 dxe4 17 Bxf6 exd3 18 Nxd7 wins a piece.
The attack 15 Bxf6 Bxf6 16 e5 may be unsound, but 17...dxe5? opens the f file for White and assists White's attack to no small degree. Instead of this, on 17...Be7! White may end up having cause to regret trying to prosecute the attack so hastily.
Even after the error 17...dxe6 Black might have held the game but as <SteinitzLives> suggested, he fell victim to time pressure.
|Dec-04-11|| ||znsprdx: from Chessdom live[Chessbomb]
"kamalakanta: Magnus played fine. Just because we have computers does not make us better than them. 38.Qe3 led to a winning attack after 38....e4 39.Qh6! Qe5+ 40.Rf4! and Black has no reasonable defense."
|Dec-04-11|| ||keypusher: <bronkenstein: Always nice to see MC playing sharply for a change>|
|Dec-04-11|| ||Ulhumbrus: <notyetagm> There was one thing which you did not mention in your otherwise instructive message (I suggest that it is an improvement to employ <coloured lower case letters in parentheses> in place of CAPITAL LETTERS) On 34 Be6! if Black takes the bishop by 34..fxe6, White's reply 35 fxe6!! replaces the B on e6 with a pawn and thus continues to attack the Rook on d7 which defends its pinned colleague on d6.|
|Dec-04-11|| ||Pedro Fernandez: Anyone may explain me why modernly the old move 3...h6 is not used anymore? Some reference? Excuse my ignorance. And thanks so much in advance.|
|Dec-04-11|| ||bronkenstein: <Pedro Fernandez: Anyone may explain me why modernly the old move 3...a6 is not used anymore? Some reference? Excuse my ignorance. And thanks so much in advance.> It is used , for example Carlsen played it today against McShane - McShane vs Carlsen, 2011. Matter of taste and fashion , 3...a6 lost a lot of popularity after Kramnik won his match against Kasparov in 2000 , primarly due to 3...Nf6 line , and lots of top GMs naturally followed him after that.|
|Dec-05-11|| ||Pedro Fernandez: Thanks my dear <bronkenstein> by your well aimed explanation, and yeah I meant 3...a6, sorry, but you did catch my lapsus. Indeed I didn't know about that match, so I appreciate your reference. Greetings friend.|
|Dec-05-11|| ||bronkenstein: YW <PedroFernandez> /blush =)|
|Jan-01-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: An alternative to 8...Bf8 is 8...d6. One sequence is 9 d4 Bb6 10 Bxc6 bxc6 11 dxe5 dxe5 12 Qxd8 Rxd8 13 Nxe5 g5 14 Bg3 Nxe4 15 Nxc6 Nxg3 16 hxg3 Rd6 when Black has two bishops for two knights and a pawn, sufficient compensation if other things are equal.|
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