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Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin
Gashimov Memorial (2014), Shamkir AZE, rd 8, Apr-28
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Variation (E15)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Apr-28-14  Marmot PFL: "I am not playing for a draw, draws just happen with me."
Apr-28-14  SetNoEscapeOn: Another super solid effort from Sergei, and Magnus is fine with it given the tournament situation.
Apr-28-14  Memethecat: I really like Karjakin, he's obviously more a Petrosian than a Tal, but I appreciate both styles. He seems to be a down to earth friendly lad, still young and full of potential. Wouldn't be surprised to see him in a WC final at some point.
Apr-28-14
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  cro777: Carlsen: "After all the adventures in my other games it's alright to play one normal game." By normal he means to play for a win without risk. But it turned to be "without the risk for Karjakin". (Carlsen)
Apr-28-14
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  cro777: Carlsen's second Peter Heine Nielsen said Carlsen tried to surprise Karjakin in the opening.
Apr-28-14  Octavia: <I really like Karjakin, he's obviously more a Petrosian than a Tal, but I appreciate both styles. He seems to be a down to earth friendly lad, still young and full of potential. Wouldn't be surprised to see him in a WC final at some point> I second that ! May be he'll win 1 or 2 & catch up with the leader or overtake him
Apr-28-14
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  Sally Simpson: "Wouldn't be surprised to see him in a WC final at some point."

No. It must not happen.

The last thing we want is yet another World Champion beginning with the letter 'K'. Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik and Karlsen is enough 'K's'.

Apr-28-14  Memethecat: Well spotted <Sally>, K is the blessed initial, and with Kings and Knights Kweens.. plus you forgot Kapablanca (that's the Cuban spelling, honest).
Apr-28-14  OneArmedScissor: the <voiceless velar stop> (i.e. "k" sound) seems to be popular among all the world champions.
Apr-28-14
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  Sally Simpson: And look at the world champions with 'K' in their names.

Lasker, Alekhine, Botvinnik, Spassky.....Mikhail Tal(!).

Apr-28-14  lost in space: ... and Bobby Kischer and Vishy Kanand
Apr-28-14  lost in space: how strange that Viktor Korchnoi was not world champ with his two k's.
Apr-28-14
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  cro777: Peter Heine Nielsen: "We have to admit that Karjakin was better prepared than us."

Carlsen had decided to play his "normal" game against Karjakin (playing for a win without taking risks). His second GM Peter Heine Nielsen revealed that they had tried to surprise Karjakin in the opening.

During the game, Carlsen's former coach GM Simen Agdestein was not satisfied with Carlsen's line of play in the opening. "What in the world is Magnus doing now?", he wondered.

At the end, Nielsen had to admit that Karjakin was better prepared than them.

Apr-28-14  mkrk17: so going by the K logic, our next WC is probably Karjakin !!!
Apr-28-14  SirRuthless: Easy, simple draw for Karjakin. Perhaps players should just play more symmetrical pawn structured QIDs against Carlsen.Interesting...
Apr-28-14  Strelets: Capa is an "honorary K." In the Slavic languages that use the Cyrillic alphabet (Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian), his name transliterates as "Kapablanka." It's kind of like how the name of the fourth world champion is spelled "Alekhine" in English and French, but "Aljechin" in German and Dutch.
Apr-28-14  Conrad93: <Capa is an "honorary K." In the Slavic languages that use the Cyrillic alphabet (Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian), his name transliterates as "Kapablanka." It's kind of like how the name of the fourth world champion is spelled "Alekhine" in English and French, but "Aljechin" in German and Dutch.>

You should split it even further into: East Slavic, West Slavic, and South Slavic.

Apr-28-14  Doniez: And you forgot to name Karuana!
Apr-28-14
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  beenthere240: No, it will more likely be Kanamura!
Apr-28-14  parisattack: <OneArmedScissor: the <voiceless velar stop> (i.e. "k" sound) seems to be popular among all the world champions.>

<The last thing we want is yet another World Champion beginning with the letter 'K'. Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik and Karlsen is enough 'K's'>

<Sally Simpson: And look at the world champions with 'K' in their names. Lasker, Alekhine, Botvinnik, Spassky.....Mikhail Tal(!).>

<Doniez: And you forgot to name Karuana!>

That does it! I am changing my moniker to KarisattacK.

Apr-30-14  1d410: A very interesting game. I'm still "sort of" a newbie (I used to be a lurker), but I've still never seen play this strong.
Apr-30-14  1d410: Than at this entire tournament that is
May-01-14  CHAMPO: hey, CONGRATULATIONS TO KARJAKIN ON DRAWING ALL GAMES AT GASHIMOV MEMORIAL!
May-01-14  CHAMPO: Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2014 I PREFER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH TO LAST 10 GAMES, CHAMPION SHOULD KEEP THE TITLE IN CASE OF DRAWS, THERE SHOULD BE CHAMPIONSHIP EVERY YEAR. BUT WOMEN HAVE IT BAD, THEY PLAY KIRSAN'S STUPID FASTER KO CHESS. CHAMPIONSHIPS SHOULD BE DECIDED ONLY THRU CLASSICAL TIME CONTROL, OTHERWISE ITS HYBRID CHESS, BS!@
May-01-14  Petrosianic: <I PREFER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH TO LAST 10 GAMES>

I prefer posters not to shout.

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