|Jan-25-12|| ||sneaky pete: I'm surprised ...|
|Jan-25-12|| ||whiteshark: ...that you've never been told before?|
|Jan-25-12|| ||belgradegambit: Uninspired opening play from Naka, again.|
|Jan-25-12|| ||solskytz: Draw without a game...|
|Jan-25-12|| ||Penguincw: Seems a little short.|
|Jan-25-12|| ||wordfunph: Naka after the game..
"Magnus surprised me in the opening and I haven't been feeling well for a few days now so it just seemed like the practical thing to more or less simplify the game. I suppose earlier somewhere maybe I could have tried to go for something a little bit more but I didn't really see the need and onus isn't on me to beat Magnus, he's the one that's supposed to be the better player so a draws not so bad for me I think. You'd have to ask Magnus about it more. As far as the whole game goes."
|Jan-25-12|| ||ajile: A draw as White is NOT good.|
|Jan-26-12|| ||Domdaniel: So what happened to the kibitzes posted while this tedious stuff was masquerading as Giri-Aronian?|
An unintended, though still unfortunate, insult to the brilliancy of the real Aronian win.
Have they just wiped everything in the hope that the incident will be forgotten?
Hmm. Quite a good plan, actually.
|Jan-26-12|| ||King Death: < ajile: A draw as White is NOT good.>|
Here's what I had to say about it on Nakamura's page:
< King Death: No big surprise in this one, Nakamura's happy to get on the board against one of his betes noires and Carlsen gets his bearings back after yesterday's unpleasant loss...>
In this context I think it makes a lot more sense than to simply judge the result.
|Jan-27-12|| ||mack: <So what happened to the kibitzes posted while this tedious stuff was masquerading as Giri-Aronian?|
Have they just wiped everything in the hope that the incident will be forgotten?>
Evidently so. Poor form.
|Jan-27-12|| ||kappertjes: If Naka's remark is anything to go by soon MC will have to focus more on his openings simply because everyone will aiming and playing for a draw. This is especially true because 2700+ GMS aiming for a draw will often get one.|
|Jan-27-12|| ||King Death: < kappertjes: ...2700+ GMS aiming for a draw will often get one.>|
These players have such experience and knowledge that especially when they're White if they just play a solid opening, they'll get that draw like you say. It's tough to imagine even the 2800 players winning many.
|Feb-02-12|| ||kiiuglik: these guys should play for a win as they already on top of most chess players.. frankly , we depend on them to watch exciting games and learn from them|
|Feb-02-12|| ||ajile: It's a sad commentary on the game when players feel great about drawing with White. So he gains a few rating points by drawing against a higher rated opponent. Is this what chess has sunk to? |