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Borki Predojevic vs Magnus Carlsen
Bosna Sarajevo Tournament (2006), Sarajevo BIH, rd 5, May-11
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B96)  ·  0-1



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  virginmind: yea, nice ending of carlson. nothing you wouldn't expect from a top GM, but good endgame tactics.
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  Mateo: Predojevic played well a good opening. He got an edge until he played 20. e5?. This was correct from the tactical point of view, since he recovered the pawn, but really bad from the strategic point of view. This only helped Black who got just what he needed: open lines on the Queenside.

Under pressure, White defended well, but he blundered with 33. gf?. Better would have been 33. Qd2. If 33... Qe5? 34. Qb4, White wins. So Black has to find a slower way to realize his advantage.

May-12-06  MagnaPsygnosis: Magnus Carlsen might be a GM but compared to legends like Fischer, Kasparov, Karpov, etc.... he is no better than Waitzkin, Pandolfini, Ponomariov (all of which are e and d class GM's and transitional champions.)

The technical reason for my statement is because all of the above mentioned players (except Pandolfini) are Tactical players..... to which real GM's are (fairly) immune to. Pandolfini in the other hand (in my opinion) got the GM title because...... he is a friend of Chuck Norris..

May-12-06  Brown: <MagnaPsygnosis> Ponomariov is still a GM, highly ranked (based on performance) and has beaten some of the best players today, while Waitzkin and Pandolfini never earned their GM titles, as far as I know. Whether this has changed recently or not comparing Ponomariov with the other two (and Waitzkin, a competitor, to Pandolfini a teacher) makes little sense.

May-12-06  MagnaPsygnosis: <Brown>
Both Pandolfini and Waitzkin are GM's
AND Pandolfini is Waitzkin's trainer.

I have learned to distinquish GM's from GM's (as there are too much contrdictions in style, power, theories).

I strongly believe that Elite
players such as Morphy, Tal, Alekhine, Tal and Even Petrosian can beat every player alive today (except: Fischer, Kasparov, Karpov, Deep Blue, Fritz, Hydra, Shredder, Rybka, Fruit (and clones).

May-12-06  MagnaPsygnosis: <Brown>
According to the Movie "searching for bobby fischer" Pandolfini is an GM.. But in Real live u r correct about pandolfini... I dont think he is even an IM
May-12-06  Chess Classics: <MagnaPsygnosis> Huh?? Pandolfini is an NM and Waitzkin is an IM. Your list is strange, and you listed fruitz twice.


May-12-06  MagnaPsygnosis: <chess classics>
there is a difference between Fritz and Fruit.... In the meantime i am gonna TRY and find proove on my Waitzkin Statement (even though i hope u r correct- as i think that Josh is not GM material)
May-12-06  Chess Classics: <MagnaPsygnosis> Sorry, I misread. And I think you can find that Waitzkin retired a strong IM on the Josh Waitzkin page by reading his bio. Josh reminds me of Pandolfini in that he preffers teaching over playing. Cheers mate!


May-12-06  MagnaPsygnosis: <chess classics>
Thanx Mate... The world needs people like you... it is all clear to me now... and all the time I thought(knew) that Waitzkin is overated.
May-12-06 why not 26. Qxe5? it would be a bad move?
May-12-06  technical draw: <> Yes. Bad move. As the Fritz robot will say.."look at the pawn on c2".
May-12-06  sapfy: <MagnaPsygnosis> lol, I applaud you for a well-crafted troll.
May-12-06  you vs yourself: <sapfy: <MagnaPsygnosis> lol, I applaud you for a well-crafted troll.> hehehe

There were signs that I intentionally ignored to give the benefit of doubt for this new member. For example, he lists WWE Kurt Angle and HHH as his mentors. WTF? Then he goes ahead and insults every GM he sees because he/she is not as good as Kasparov and Fischer. <notyetagm> fell for this trick on Anand vs Topalov game. lol

Finally this statement confirmed why this guy is here: <Pandolfini in the other hand (in my opinion) got the GM title because...... he is a friend of Chuck Norris..>

This site will never be boring. If it's not <jackmandoo> or <iamverywellatchess>, it's <MagnaPsygnosis>.

May-13-06  MagnaPsygnosis: MagnaPsygnosis: <you vs yourself> <sapfy> You are missing the point.. But I will try to make things more clear:
First off all Kurt Angle and HHH, teaches me the real idea behind sport ethics (I see chess as a sport and a sport only, not art, not just a game, and not a challenge or a test). Secondly I didnt insult those mentioned half-power GM's because I want to but rather, because I have a problem of keeping the truth for myself (It has been very

No honoustly, Carlsen and Pono would probably beat me to a pulp..but still, I dont think they are GM material.

Once Again... DO NOT misinterperate me... I am ONLY suggesting that the GM title relativley cheap these days..... "You, beat a few GM's and then u are worldclass material....lolol"

May-13-06  MagnaPsygnosis: <you vs yourself>
Just to eloborate...
1. I dont insult every GM I see, only those (aka buddies with chuck Norris)who do-not deserve that title

2.Chuck Norris can be defined as any evil entity that manupilates and bypass applicable natural rules. (Example: The FIDE official(s) who GAVE Pono and Carlsen the GM title.)

3. I never play tricks (it is not within my nature)

4. <sapfy> If you wanna compare me to the medium of these creatures please get the ranking right.."Troll-Chieftan is word u r looking for"

May-13-06 <technical draw> thank you! [ it was a transitory chessblindness :) ]
May-14-06  TheBB: Best of 100 matches or 100 games? ;)
May-15-06  MATE101: Please show me the continuation to mate without the picture symbols. Just the text version.
May-15-06  Milo: 41.Kxb2 c1+ is the easiest Or 41.Kxb2 Qxd2, and white can check the black king once or twice.
May-15-06  MATE101: <Milo>
Thank you!
May-27-06  KingG: Very nice game from Carlsen. Considering his tactical ability and memory capacity, i find it strange that he doesn't play the Najdorf more often.
Jun-09-06  MagnaPsygnosis: magnus.... u will never become a Sith Lord
Jun-09-06  SniperOnG7: Um, is this the so-called "Suicide Kozul Variation"??
Jun-24-06  MagnaPsygnosis: My favourite variation is this:
4. ... Nc6

It is very tricky, i will post some interrsting positions on this variation.

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