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|Dec-12-11|| ||knighterrant999: <dom> I believe you are correct! AKA Keaton|
|Dec-12-11|| ||Pedro Fernandez: I'm wondering why Kramnik played 1.d4 instead 1.e4. Opening with the former, he had no chance at all to win vs a strong player as Aronian is. It will be that with this draw he has assured the tournament? He could pay dearly for their lack of aggressiveness. If Carlsen defeats Short, in my opinion there will be two winners.|
|Dec-12-11|| ||OneArmedScissor: Please switch to the Naka-Adams game.|
|Dec-12-11|| ||Domdaniel: <Pedro> On balance, at the top level, 1.e4 is marginally more drawish now than 1.d4, thanks to Kramnik's own Berlin Wall and the Petrov.|
|Dec-12-11|| ||whiteshark: <knighterrant999> It's an old passport photo of mine, taken at a time when time travel was still possible.|
|Dec-12-11|| ||knighterrant999: Yeah, I miss those old Deloreans, <whiteshark>|
|Dec-12-11|| ||Ulhumbrus: Nigel Short has entered the commentary box: http://www.livestream.com/LondonChe...|
|Dec-12-11|| ||chessgames.com: Thanks to everybody for participating in the live broadcasts of this year's London Classics, and congratulations to Kramnik for his fabulous performance. We hope to do this again real soon!|
|Dec-12-11|| ||OneArmedScissor: Switch to the Naka-Adams games come on ughhhhhhhh|
|Dec-12-11|| ||Ulhumbrus: Nakamura has entered the commentary box. Here is the link: http://www.livestream.com/LondonChe...|
|Dec-12-11|| ||talisman: thank you <chessgames>.|
|Dec-12-11|| ||Domdaniel: <Ulhumbrus> "Has have"?? We know your penchant for using or employing two words - indeed, a duality of utterances - where one, a singleton, will do, or suffice. But really and truly...|
|Dec-12-11|| ||Domdaniel: I retract my mildly sarcastic comment as its prime cause has been fixed, amended.|
|Dec-12-11|| ||FSR: <Dom> I'm glad, happy, that you've withdrawn - rescinded - your jape/taunt.|
|Dec-12-11|| ||Domdaniel: <FSR> 'Jape/taunt' are/is a bit/tad strong/excessive, yet I'm pleased/delighted that amity/accord abounds/exists.|
|Dec-12-11|| ||FSR: <Dom> Speaking/writing for (on behalf of) myself, I heartily, enthusiastically agree/concur.|
|Dec-12-11|| ||Domdaniel: I am reminded of the Lasker Award, won by the Chinese pharmacologist Tu YouYou.|
I wonder exactly what they said as they handed it over.
|Dec-12-11|| ||Bobwhoosta: Beating the Rabbits and drawing the top players being "All it took" in this tournament would alone be a feat. |
Instead "all it took" was beating the "rabbits" (Oh my Mr. Rabbit, what big teeth you have...) and drawing the best players in the world, as well as defending accurately against a devil-may-care should-be top player who actually has a head for money... AND chess it seems!!!
Congratlations to Kramnik first of all, and then all the participants for a wonderful tournament full of games that made my head spin, at least more than it usually does!!!!!
Matter of fact, it spun so hard it popped off like a top, and I'm still looking for it (ah, there it is *points up and to the left just a little bit...)
|Dec-12-11|| ||FSR: Yes, it is a <little> glib for us to refer to 2600-plus players, one of whom played Kasparov for the world championship, as "rabbits," "tail-enders" and such. I'm sure any of them could give a simul against all of us and mop the floor with us.|
|Dec-12-11|| ||Domdaniel: Indeed. Mr <Whoosta> may well be the exception to the rule that people named 'Bob' are two sixpences short of the full shilling.|
|Dec-12-11|| ||jussu: <I'm wondering why Kramnik played 1.d4 instead 1.e4. Opening with the former, he had no chance at all to win vs a strong player as Aronian is.>|
This is a joke, isn't it? Well surprise-surprise, Kramnik has actually played 1. e4 against Aronian and won (in their rapid match a few years ago).
|Dec-12-11|| ||Marmot PFL: Rabbit is a common term for local players, except maybe in Russia. There were none at Tal Memorial and Kramnik was 2nd to last, ahead of only Nakamura.|
|Dec-12-11|| ||Domdaniel: We can leave now. They've turned off the auto-refresh.|
|Dec-12-11|| ||whiteshark: ... and a last slight hope has vanished. Game over!|
|Dec-12-11|| ||Penguincw: I didn't expect an exciting or long game anyways.|
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