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Rustam Kasimdzhanov vs Michael Adams
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004), Tripoli LBA, rd 74, Jul-10
Spanish Game: Exchange Variation. Alapin Gambit (C69)  ·  1-0



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Jul-10-04  shr0pshire: Yeah you give credit to Kasim for taking advantage of the mistakes that Adams makes, just like in any other game.

Mistakes are made in every game, and the winner capitalizes on the other's mistakes.

Are you familiar with two person zero sum game theory at all?

Jul-10-04  PinkPanther: <tamar>
No, I've had run-ins with the administrators here in the past and thus refuse to give them my money :(
Jul-10-04  notsodeepthought: I think now that Kazimdzhanov is on the verge of becoming FIDE champion, patzers and GM alike should take notice and pay respect - in fact, Nigel Short, who had previously referred to him as "some random Uzbek," will start calling Kazim "some Uzbek" since he is no longer random.
Jul-10-04  acirce: <notsodeepthought> When did he do that? I was under the impression that the "random Uzbeks" thing was about no particular player/s.
Jul-10-04  PinkPanther: Look, I've given him credit for taking advantage of mistakes, but to sit there and say "wow, look at Kasimdzhanov take down these Super GM's one by one" is very misleading and unwarranted because they are taking themselves down more than he is. And I'm not talking about your run of the mill mistake, I'm talking about game shattering blunders. And no, I don't know what you're talking about.
Jul-10-04  notsodeepthought: <acirce> I believe it was directed at players from that country in general, but that would include Kazimdzhanov. Obviously the last part of my post was a joke - although knowing Short's healthy lack of respect for his peers, it wouldn't surprise me too much if it turned out to be that way.
Jul-10-04  acirce: I thought it was about Uzbeks participating in the British Championships, as he didn't like the idea of having foreigners there.
Jul-10-04  notsodeepthought: <acirce> Even in that context, I find it sounds pretty funny in hindsight, coming from a player who crashed out in the second round, and referring to the country of the (possible) FIDE world champion.
Jul-10-04  Goodgame: Obviously that Kasim is a 2600 player who has better nerve than Adams. Also this game is a total draw after Nf8. He may wins the match, yes. He's better than, Adams-no.
Jul-10-04  acirce: What makes you think it's a total draw after Nf8? To me White is definitely better, maybe not much but better without doubt. Adams also obviously didn't play as accurately after that as the position demanded.
Jul-10-04  PinkPanther: Adams knows what he has to do, now let's see him go out and see if he can do it.
Jul-10-04  iron maiden: Give Kasim some credit. Maybe he's gotten good again, or maybe Adams's gotten worse. Either way he's the better player right now.
Jul-10-04  Dionyseus: goodgame, Kasim was an over 2700 player, and after this tournament he may very well be close to 2700 again.
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  ray keene: i have posted some analysis on the key moment as i see it under the ray keene section of this site.
Jul-11-04  Alekhinelover: Everyone makes mistakes and the one who makes fewer mistakes usually wins the game.You can't afford to make many big mistakes in a top competition and if you do,you pay the price for it.All blame to those who makes such mistakes and all credit to those who can capitalise on other's mistakes!!! That's the way life is.
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  Benzol: <technical draw> I'm pleased that you've resurfaced. Your input has been missed. (At least by me, anyway.)
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  vonKrolock: perhaps Topalov's plan against 12.Rfb1 (i mean Ng6-f6-Kf7) as against Shirov in Madrid 1997 is more adequate... Later, moves like 20...fxe4 <? as pointed out by ray keene in his page>, or the risky 30...Rxa5 are good points for discussion; nearer to end note that 33...Kf7 hastens defeat - whith Nf8!? black would not have a dream setting, but also not lose a piece in the act
Apr-24-05  LIFE Master AJ: If you go to my website for "downloads" (, you can get a free "e-book" on this match. I have deeply annotated all the games. (You MUST have a current CB product - like Fritz - to read these files!)
Apr-24-05  hintza: LOL The link doesn't work, you'll have to repost it on every page again!
Apr-24-05  iron maiden: <hintza> Have you tried all the links on all the pages? One of them is bound to work somewhere.
Apr-24-05  AdrianP: [Link?]

Apr-24-05  hintza: Yes, one of the links does work.
Apr-24-05  aw1988: [Link?]?
Apr-24-05  hintza: [Spam?]
Apr-24-05  azaris: [Tired joke?]
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