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|Jan-21-12|| ||WannaBe: Co-Leaders to fight it out? Or draw? P.S. Gentlemen, make sure your game ends at Noon, pacific time, football starts.|
|Jan-21-12|| ||suenteus po 147: I'd love to see this game, but I'm worried that this is Gelfand-Kamsky in disguise.|
|Jan-21-12|| ||Strongest Force: This will be a throw down and a throw back to the days of the gladiators. Anything goes.|
|Jan-21-12|| ||waustad: Good. This one should be fun.|
|Jan-21-12|| ||norami: Ten years ago, Radjabov was the hotshot child prodigy. Five years ago Carlsen was the new hotshot and Radjabov the "forgotten man". Radjabov would love to win this and steal some of Carlsen's thunder.|
Come to think of it, ten years ago everybody thought Ponomariov would be the next Fischer or Kasparov. Whatever happened to him?
|Jan-21-12|| ||Kinghunt: Radjabov seems to lose only about one white game a year. Carlsen hasn't lost to Radjabov in four years. Conclusion: both will press to win, but neither will crack.|
|Jan-21-12|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <WannaBe: Co-Leaders to fight it out? Or draw? *** >|
Actually, Carlsen is currently co-leader with <Aronian> on 5.0/7; Radjabov is half-a-point behind (4.5/7)in sole possession of third place at this juncture. In Sunday's round #8, Aronian has the Black pieces against Topalov.
|Jan-21-12|| ||boz: I expect Radjabov to play it safe. Hope I'm wrong.|
|Jan-21-12|| ||Kinghunt: This is probably Carlsen's toughest remaining game. After this, he has white against Karjakin, Kamsky, and his client Topalov, and black against his other client Nakamura as well as van Wely. If Radjabov hopes to catch him, he'll have to push hard for a win tomorrow (especially given that he still has black against Aronian).|
|Jan-22-12|| ||twinlark: <ten years ago everybody thought Ponomariov would be the next Fischer or Kasparov. Whatever happened to him?>|
He got shafted.
|Jan-22-12|| ||Tabanus: Shafted? Screwed into a lesser deal? By The Situations, or by Robert Kilroy? |
Or by Killer balls?
|Jan-22-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: Both Radjabov and Topalov may want to win their respective games against Carlsen and Aronian today.|
|Jan-22-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: We have a Reti opening, a reversed King's Indian so far. Whilst the Topalov-Aronian game is a Queen's gambit declined|
|Jan-22-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: The game appears to head for a symmetrical Grunfeld defence|
|Jan-22-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: The official site gives the Houdini analysis. I propose to refrain from looking at it, so as to form my own thoughts about the position. For those who want the official site, there is a link on the right of the displayed board, and here is another link to the live games page which includes the Houdini analysis: http://www.tatasteelchess.com/tourn...|
|Jan-22-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: Giri - Gashimov is a rather exciting Sicilian Najdorf|
|Jan-22-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: Topalov - Aronian is getting exciting. Aronian has offered a queen sacrifice.|
|Jan-22-12|| ||14DogKnight: really? Gotta check that one out|
|Jan-22-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: Topalov has declined Aronian's queen sacrifice.|
|Jan-22-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: To speculate on why White has not moved, it is conceivable that on occasions grandmasters spend time looking at their opponent so as to derive the advisable source of play. For example if Carlsen twists his left ear it is advisable to look for a gambit but if he raises his right eyebrow a prudent policy is advisable. Whether this is so I do not know.|
|Jan-22-12|| ||14DogKnight: Topalov would've had a .62 advantage by accepting Aronian's offer of his queen for R+B says Houdini...|
|Jan-22-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: Aronian appears to have found a way to head for equality against Topalov.|
|Jan-22-12|| ||Strongest Force: Depending on transpositions we could haeveunusual variationn of queen"s pawn|
|Jan-22-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: The players have started moving at last. Perhaps Carlsen raised his right eyebrow and Radjabov thereupon castled prudently. Whether this is so I do not know.|
|Jan-22-12|| ||Strongest Force: Rad is a genuis with QP...saw him mate Nak in 17 moves in blitz game|
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