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|Oct-05-12|| ||WannaBe: Here, I'll make it easy for everyone:
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|Oct-05-12|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <WannaBe> Yes, but his player profile says November 5 ;-)|
Happy birthday <keypusher>!
|Oct-05-12|| ||WannaBe: Boy, that's a long labour(ing).|
|Nov-30-12|| ||KKDEREK: Hy man, my advise, blow the whistle against those socks on Wesley page..Im doing that and its working thats why he keep's on changing nicks. Hopefully someday Cg's blocks his IP or else..|
|Dec-24-12|| ||wordfunph: <key> Merry Christmas!|
|Dec-24-12|| ||chancho: Merry Christmas Scott!|
|Jan-31-13|| ||madlydeeply: I'm sure you read this gossip, about botvinnik's shenanigans, lots of creepy allegations. |
|Jan-31-13|| ||madlydeeply: Especially chilling is his admission of engineering tal's removal from a candidates tournament, claiming that tal could beat anybody from his hospital bed. Ick. Disgusting person this Averbakh. But honest I'll give him that. Unfortunately i still can't find that smyslov quote, which is driving me crazy, because that had such a profound impact on me... It collaborated Bronstein's similar contention, which made me dismiss Botvinnik as nothing but a scoundrel. This feeling lasted, say, ten to fifteen years, until I started dwelling on Fischer appreciation of Botvinnik's "iron will". I thought about that for about five years, and then I realized that Fischer admired all the political moves that botvinnik pulled to keep the title, and this led to Fischer making a more grand plan to winning the championship, which included his own "PsyOps". Ok, so all these champions where more than just good players, they were all ruthless people. Except maybe Tal who was pure genius. All the rest are ruthless and have ruthless people working for them, so I'm a little jaded about the pure sportsmanship that some might think exists in the chess world. This is different than the strings of games which are (finally) played, which are the pure forms of chess art that are left behind. I wrote this here because you seem like a good listener. Thanks for listening!|
|Jan-31-13|| ||Jim Bartle: Averbakh: "Botvinnik thought he was champion in everything: chess, politics, economics, and including, by the way, computers."|
So Kasparov was from the Botvinnik school in more ways than I'd realized.
|Jan-31-13|| ||madlydeeply: Ha that's funny|
|Feb-01-13|| ||keypusher: <madlydeeply>
Really couldn't disagree with you more about Averbakh removing Tal from the candidates' tournament in Curacao. It wasn't some sort of intrigue. Tal was desperately ill and in last place when he withdrew. See for yourself.
Curacao Candidates (1962)
He was absolutely no threat to win that tournament. In his own autobiography he said that all his fellow Soviet contestants and the team persuaded him it was best to withdraw. He consoled himself with the thought that he was withdrawing after the third cycle, so that all the competitors would be equally affected by his withdrawal.
|Feb-01-13|| ||madlydeeply: Huh ok. You seem to know more about it than me. I thought Averbakh said so much in that interview. |
What do you think of the notion that Karpov was more of a game day player than Kasparov? Were other gms providing him with openings? So could he make a superficial look at the ideas, and come to real terms with them over the board? I find this pretty incredible if so. I was reading once about Miles' st George win over Karpov, 1...a6 somewheres, and during the game some sort of icy stare from Karpov to his team revealed his fury that his team didn't prepare him for this. Which sorta tells me that he was the "game day" ringer for team Karpov. It makes me so happy to see that carlsen seems to have this quality to him... "Let's play this position to death. Since I am better than you, I will beat you."
Was Karpov's lack of opening study discipline what prompted Botvinnik to dismiss young Karpov's potential? This is a big contrast to the Kasparov/Botvinnik style, of planning middle games and endgames from the opening, which is admirable, vicious and effective, but in my opinion de-emphasizes such things as scrappy defense, reevaluatIng plans as a result of the opponents scrappy defense, and endgames, because, really, how well can an endgame be planned from the opening? So a flaw int the Kasparov/Botvinnik school, would be the player is focused on the "advantages" that are supposed to result from the opening prep, and a lack of resiliency to game day happenstance. I remember that at sometime during the four k/k Wc matches, Kasparov stated (as usual, I don't remember source), that the only opponent worth playing is Karpov, Karpov was the only opponnent playing at kaspy's level. Were these matches Kasparov's final stage of his chess education, playing "at the board" against a Wily opponent? I wonder what you think. Later!
|Feb-01-13|| ||keypusher: I think that story about Miles is "transposed" from another game:|
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982
See the commentary and in particular this quote from a JimBartle post:
<When he played 20.Bf3, Karpov broke his poker face with a nasty glare at the watching Geller. And Seirawan knew he'd won the opening battle. Karpov and Geller had figured black could either take the e-pawn or keep white from castling.>
Of course Geller, or maybe Karpov himself, later made up for it with some nice prep for this game.
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982
There is no way Karpov would have expected anyone to prep him for 1....a6. As a matter of fact Miles often played offbeat stuff against Karpov and usually got hammered for it.
Karpov vs Miles, 1977
Karpov vs Miles, 1978
Karpov vs Miles, 1992
Only the St. George game is remembered, though. I doubt Karpov was prepped for any of those games.
I don't think Karpov was particularly reliant on opening prep in general. He had a very solid, relatively unambitious repertoire. He didn't use many super-sharp lines. Home analysis definitely got him some victories against Korchnoi, but I don't think that he relied on it day in and day out. Note, also, that he remained #2 in the world for a decade after Kasparov took the title and presumably most of the best help also.
|Feb-02-13|| ||perfidious: <keypsuher> In Karpov's early days, his repertoire was actually fairly broad, but by the end of his title battles with Kasparov, one could count on 1.d4 as White and facing the Caro-Kann or 1....e5 in reply to 1.e4, resulting in a portfolio scarcely wider than those of Taimanov or Andrei Sokolov.|
Karpov's tremendous positional understanding enabled him to play at top level well into his forties.
|Feb-07-13|| ||TheFocus: <keypusher> I provided the dates to the games in Game Collection: Tarrasch-Walbrodt Match 1894.|
Do you care if I nominate it? Can you add a cross-table and an intro?
|Feb-07-13|| ||keypusher: <TheFocus>
I'd be happy to, though I don't know how to do a cross table and don't know much about the match.
|Feb-08-13|| ||TheFocus: <keypusher> OK, I may nominate and do those things afterwards.|
Just wanted to run it by you first.
|Mar-11-13|| ||Jim Bartle: KP: concerning the bet, I'm under no illusion tolengoy and torrefan will stop posting when they lose. And I see little or no chance I will lose.|
What I don't like is that they will pollute the Candidates page throughout the tournament. If I've contributed to that, I regret it.
|Mar-11-13|| ||chancho: <tolengoof and turdfan> are one and the same.|
|Mar-11-13|| ||Jim Bartle: I don't think so. Styles are too different. We can pick out a dozen tolengoys in an instant, nut torrefan is different.|
|Mar-11-13|| ||perfidious: <Jim '....nut Torrefan'....>|
Just ragging-I do it all the time. A typist I am not.
|Mar-11-13|| ||Jim Bartle: Saw it, decided not to correct it.|
|Apr-01-13|| ||keypusher: <Jim Bartle: KP: concerning the bet, I'm under no illusion tolengoy and torrefan will stop posting when they lose. And I see little or no chance I will lose.>|
Congratulations on winning the bet. :-)
|Apr-01-13|| ||Jim Bartle: Yeah, betting it would snow in Saskatchewan in February was a bigger risk--Carlsen would finish in the top three...|
|Apr-23-13|| ||Eggman: Hi, <keypusher>. I'll respond here to what you said on the Topalov vs Nakamura, 2013 page about the 'Fischer ending'. You may indeed have a point. To answer your question though, if the knight wins it's called the 'Browne ending'! :)|
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