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|Jan-25-18|| ||BOSTER: <JPi:The opening looks balanced>.
If So played 7 moves by his queen in the opening, this is not good idea.
According to Capa is better to keep his pawns on the opposite color vs own bishop.|
|Jan-25-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <BOSTER: According to Capa is better to keep his pawns on the opposite color vs own bishop.>
I've never understood that rule. If you're attacking, it's true you don't want your own light-squared pawns blocking your light-squared bishop. But for defense it's completely wrong! What if all the pawns of both players are on dark squares in the endgame, your opponent has a DSB and you have the LSB? He will eat all your pawns and you won't be able to attack his pawns or defend your own.|
|Jan-25-18|| ||john barleycorn: <Pulo y Gata: Maybe Wesley is just doing a Fischer. He will never win against Magnus before he beats him in the coming WCC.>|
What a devilish plan. But yes, it makes <so> much sense.
|Jan-25-18|| ||Monocle: <Pulo y Gata: Maybe Wesley is just doing a Fischer. He will never win against Magnus before he beats him in the coming WCC.>|
He will soon be publishing his article, "A Bust To The London System".
|Jan-25-18|| ||BOSTER: <John barleycorn > :<What a devilish plan>.
Carlsen beat So 4 to 0 during 2015-2018y in Classical Games.If this
a "pattern" (one win in year), it means that Carlsen has already used all his winning sources in this year vs So.|
|Jan-25-18|| ||BOSTER: < ChessHigherCat>.
I'm talking about bishop on e7, and pawns f6-g7-h6.|
|Jan-25-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <Boster> You're right, it works in that position, but I don't understand why it is a general rule because it all depends on the position.|
|Jan-25-18|| ||Jack Kerouac: With Grandmaster's, patience is not only a virtue, but victorious.
Magnus out-patience's most all.|
|Jan-25-18|| ||The Boomerang: Positional Maaterpiece.|
|Jan-26-18|| ||Pulo y Gata: This is a complete treatise, with lessons on the opening, middle game and endgame. 23.e6 merits an entire chapter to discuss.|
|Jan-26-18|| ||scholes: what is winning line after 49 ..a4|
|Jan-26-18|| ||CountryGirl: "Castling? Castling?! I don't give a rat's ass about your lousy damn castling!" - M. Carlsen.|
|Jan-26-18|| ||ajk68: <scholes: what is winning line after 49 ..a4>
The game is equal.|
|Jan-26-18|| ||ajk68: 23. e6!?
The positional idea is that sacrificing the pawn saddles black with the bad dark square bishop, with a light square weakness around the king. This probably assesses that the isolated queen pawn will probably fall, or at least tie black up in its defense.
|Jan-26-18|| ||Kapmigs: I guess that's very easy to say from hindsight. Why can't you make such comments live, as the moves are made?|
|Jan-28-18|| ||Jambow: Instructive Magnus looked like Capablanca to me somewhat.|
|Jan-28-18|| ||Jambow: I think the extra pawns were the easy choice, Magnus had many moves that just played themselves.|
|Jan-29-18|| ||Nina Myers: So's good start 2018 is half the battle
|Jan-29-18|| ||beenthere240: After 49...a4, Carlsen has to play another 50 moves before So breaks down. As he said later -- if my opponent doesn't have a forced draw, I can play forever. MC had a nice edge on the clock by that time. Does anybody remember a game of his from a few years ago when the game was drawn by the 50 move rule and MC was angry because he saw a winning line that would have taken longer?|
|Jan-30-18|| ||epistle: Stupendous technique by the great Magnus|
|Feb-19-18|| ||john barleycorn: <MidwestChessFan: <"an epitomy of stability."> I like that."|
yes, 75 moves is not bad. very stable to the bitter end.
|Feb-19-18|| ||gokusano: Nausyamengpangarap, in english "failed dream." The focus now is how to beat Carlsen, and when the opportunity present itself, nightmare is the result.|
|Feb-19-18|| ||john barleycorn: <opportunity may present itself> just recognize opportunity and grasp it. but that requires a different mindset from "it is written in the stars" or fifth place in the candidates is shared first place. As it is not.|
And, of course, some "substantial" support from the WSFCCI was/is needed. Way beyond the "Wesley go" thingie there. But there it stopped, seemingly. Kwento was all of their contribution.
|Feb-19-18|| ||epistle: This is a game then where a rampaging Norse horse destroys the epitome stable.|
Btw, it's epitome, not epitomy.
|Feb-22-18|| ||The Boomerang: Fantastic play from Carlsen!|
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