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|Aug-12-10|| ||zarg: Draw today. As far as I saw, a very well played game by Hammer with black.|
|Aug-12-10|| ||frogbert: well, tomorrow that's not enough if he wants to remain in the fight for first - he needs a win with black!|
|Aug-12-10|| ||slomarko: fight for first? forget about that, first is gone, he should concentrate to get a medal.|
|Aug-12-10|| ||zarg: <frog>
You are way too focused on results! :)
If Hammer can keep up this level of play, it will be an interesting finish.
4 more rounds... so a lot can still happen.
|Aug-12-10|| ||frogbert: <forget about that, first is gone,>|
probably, but certainly not theoretically. with a win tomorrow and in the following round, he's got excellent <theoretical> chances to stop andreikin himself.
but i do think andreikin might be the best player in this field, so it won't be very surprising if he grabs the title given the current standings.
"way too focused", zarg? not even "too focused"? in fact, i'm neither - it was simply a matter of fact type of comment.
|Aug-13-10|| ||Rolfo: <slomarko: fight for first? forget about that, first is gone, he should concentrate to get a medal.>|
I see your point, but he should concentrate on the next move :)
In this swiss system playing format you can be in contention for first one day, but end on 5th or 9th place the next day, missing all medals .. I many times saw that :)
|Aug-13-10|| ||zarg: <"way too focused", zarg? not even "too focused"?> |
If I was interested in Prince Charming popping out, I would naturally kiss the frog instead.
<in fact, i'm neither - it was simply a matter of fact type of comment.>
Well, your comment was focusing on results, as Mr. LIVE often do. Not some statement about a <fact>, nor a fact type, since you was considering the future instead of the past, in fact! :)
|Aug-13-10|| ||frogbert: keep it up zarg, and i may start correcting your grammar, sprinkled with jokes about how i "misunderstand" your perfect english.|
|Aug-13-10|| ||zarg: Oh, so grumpy, just because of an innocent "Prince Charming" remark?|
C'mon, that was one of my funniest!
|Aug-13-10|| ||frogbert: hammer wasn't able to get any real winning chances with the black pieces today either. luckily for him, the top board was drawn too, so there's still some hope for a top finish.|
good luck in the next round!
|Aug-13-10|| ||slomarko: <hammer wasn't able to get any real winning chances with the black pieces today either.> with that opening you usually don't get winning chances with black. still a draw is not bad, but tomorrow he probably has to win to keep the chances alive.|
|Aug-13-10|| ||frogbert: isn't there another rest day tomorrow?|
|Aug-13-10|| ||zarg: No, the schedule say
Round 11 2010-08-14 15:00
Round 12 2010-08-15 15:00
Round 13 2010-02-16 11:00
|Aug-13-10|| ||zarg: It looks to me as all the players on higher or equal standing with Hammer, played draw today.|
So little has changed in the top of the standings. Should be white for Hammer next, good!
|Aug-13-10|| ||slomarko: with against Salem A.R. Saleh tomorrow, whoever that is.|
|Aug-13-10|| ||rogge: Ah yes, good old <Salem A.R. Saleh>. Hammer can still win this.|
|Aug-13-10|| ||frogbert: a bit confused about that name, but it's probably just western "prejudice". what's hammer's opponent's first name?|
|Aug-13-10|| ||frogbert: according to the pairing system, it is "a.r. saleh" - but that system is a product of western lastname, firstname assumptions ...|
|Aug-13-10|| ||frogbert: tomorrow it's "go go stupak!" and "ki(ri)ll! ki(ri)ll! ki(ri)ll!"|
|Aug-14-10|| ||zarg: Hmm. The knight on h1 looks misplaced.|
|Aug-14-10|| ||slomarko: <frogbert: tomorrow it's "go go stupak!" and "ki(ri)ll! ki(ri)ll! ki(ri)ll!"> congratulations for jinxing the poor stupak :o)|
|Aug-14-10|| ||Bobby Fiske: Lucky draw for Hammer today!
Zeitnot was just finish by both players after 40 moves, and Salem A.R. Saleh had Hammer in the ropes. With a won position in move 43 he takes on f2 with the Rook, not the Queen, and its draw in one move...
|Aug-15-10|| ||percyblakeney: <With a won position in move 43 he takes on f2 with the Rook, not the Queen, and its draw in one move...>|
The position was drawn also after 43. ... Qxf2 44. Rxf8+ and a perpetual.
|Aug-15-10|| ||Bobby Fiske: You are right. I did a quick check last night and it seemed the black king would escape. But running my Rybka today confirmes perpetual. So, Hammer was in controle after all :-)|
|Aug-15-10|| ||slomarko: Hammer won against FM Kasyan. If he wins tomorrow a medal won't escape.|
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