|Dec-06-11|| ||Penguincw: David Howell also tumbling in this tournament.|
|Dec-06-11|| ||whiteshark: Yet again, Howell screwed it up due to bad time mamagement.|
|Dec-06-11|| ||knighterrant999: 37. Rxg8 Kxg8. 39. Re8+?|
|Dec-06-11|| ||whiteshark: <knighterrant999: <37. Rxg8 Kxg8. 39. Re8+?>> |
I think that White is technically lost after <37.Rxg8+ Kxg8 38.Re8+ Qf8 39.Bh7+ Kf7 40. Bg6+ Kxg6 41.Rxf8 Rb4> In the next move he is two connected passed pawns down in a rook endgame.
|Dec-06-11|| ||knighterrant999: <whiteshark> yes looks like a win for black in all lines.|
|Dec-06-11|| ||James Bowman: I thought 28 Bxa5 was a little unsound giving up the bishop pair for a knight that wasn't even in the theatre of war? Of course it got worse later.|
|Dec-06-11|| ||James Bowman: I mean 28 Rg3 starts to apply pressure on the kingside and seems to work off the bishop on the long a1-h8 diagonal acording to shallow patzer anyway. ;o]|
|Dec-06-11|| ||Penguincw: < whiteshark: Yet again, Howell screwed it up due to bad time mamagement. >|
Yah. I think he's the only player really struggling. Short picked up a valuable win today. Anand and Adams along with Howell still the only players not to win a game. Then again, Adams does have the same score.
|Dec-06-11|| ||al wazir: Why didn't white play 35. Ree8 ?|
|Dec-06-11|| ||Ranjan: 35. Ree8 can do nothing. Black can take both black rooks for Q & B and then the endgame is winning for Black.|
|Dec-07-11|| ||Riverbeast: That was an unfortunate oversight of Howell's starting with 28. Bxa5...He played interestingly up until that point and seemed to have a real edge|
What is the best plan for white, I wonder, instead of 28. Bxa5?
Maybe 28. Rd5, with the idea of Rh5, Rg3, etc?
White should probably play for f4 and e5 also....There could be a dangerous attack in there somewhere
|Dec-07-11|| ||Ladolcevita: <Riverbeast>
I guess it's due to the time trouble,not very sure though(The match time is a little late here so I didnt follow the live games much)
I think Howell is doing quite fine,in view of his unfavourable rating.Like this one,he achieved a decent position versus Anand too
|Dec-07-11|| ||Nemesistic: What a terrible move 29.Rde3 appears to be.
It's Good to see these top GM's can make bad blunders too.
|Dec-08-11|| ||The Rocket: Howell is not a top gm. He is only here because the brittish tournament want some of their own|
|Dec-08-11|| ||Nemesistic: <The Rocket> He's above 2600 so i'd class him as a top GM ..|
Obviously not a "Super GM" like Aronian or Anand,but there's currently only a handful of players of that calibre that are ..
And of course the English,and the tourny organisers want a few of thier own playing,its in London It makes sense