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|Apr-23-14|| ||Jambow: Aronian is on the correct side however at 2814?
I think Caruana or even team Caruana understands Magnus Carlsen and what it takes to win against him, and Caruana is strong enough to actually make it happen on occasion.
|Apr-23-14|| ||SugarDom: Let's not forget that Caruana at one time was 2800 live. Him winning over Carlsen sometimes shouldn't be that shocking. He's currently no.4 ranked too.|
|Apr-23-14|| ||Jambow: Agreed SugarDom Agreed.|
|Apr-23-14|| ||HeMateMe: The Fabster!|
|Apr-23-14|| ||KingPetrosian: That was embarrassing for Carlsen! I am no chess grandmaster, but it looked to me like he played terribly - at least in relative to Caruana's play.|
|Apr-23-14|| ||Garech: Fantastic win for Fabiano, huge congratulations! I agree with the posts above that he is the main contender vs. Carlsen. Here's to hoping he will qualify for the Candidates Tournament next year!|
|Apr-23-14|| ||PJs Studio: Two American top super GMs. I never thought I would say that in my lifetime...|
|Apr-23-14|| ||devere: <Garech: Fantastic win for Fabiano, huge congratulations! I agree with the posts above that he is the main contender vs. Carlsen. Here's to hoping he will qualify for the Candidates Tournament next year!>|
There is no Candidates Tournament scheduled until 2016.
|Apr-24-14|| ||ajk68: I'm a bit surprised Carlsen couldn't get a draw after his blunder (although I don't claim to understand chess at this level). He still had the bishop pair. Caruana didn't have a passed pawn; he did have more space. It would have seemed he could have tried to steer the game toward an opposite bishop endgame or a drawn R+P vs. R endgame. He appears to have gone for swindles.|
Maybe Carlsen's weakness is that he's not good at recovering from a blunder?
|Apr-24-14|| ||Pedro Fernandez: A very good exposition <Simpson>, I liked. Quite interesting because it contains a number of important truths about chess and their actors.|
|Apr-24-14|| ||talwnbe4: Using Fruit 2.1, it thinks 17.. Ke7 would give black an easier game. I was wondering myself why Carlsen didn't play this somewhere around here. That h8 rook was .. looking good there in the corner.|
|Apr-24-14|| ||whiteshark: Daniel ♔ shows the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdP...|
|Apr-24-14|| ||whiteshark: <out-Carlsened>, a cb report w/ annotation http://en.chessbase.com/post/gashim... (u hav2 scroll down)|
|Apr-24-14|| ||Chris321: I got two words for this game..."Good Horse".|
|Apr-24-14|| ||mrbasso: <He still had the bishop pair>
That's the problem with weaker players. They don't look at the position.
Hell, a secured knight on d5 is stronger
than any restricted bishop.
|Apr-24-14|| ||Richard Taylor: <whiteshark> Thanks for that link to YouTube. Daniel King does some good videos. There was more to the danger of Black's position than I thought. I saw most of that except the ingenious Rc4!!? which was not played but Caruana calculated that all before taking on f7...|
King didn't point out that Carlsen was well aware that his c5 was a strategical mistake.
But a good commentary for sure.
|Apr-24-14|| ||Ulhumbrus: A comment from < Ramirez Alvarez, Alejandro > on the website page http://en.chessbase.com/post/gashim... suggests that after 23 Nd5 White is threatening potentially not only Nxc7 followed by e5-e6 but also Nxe7 followed by f4 and Bh4. As Caruana said, White has the advantage even if Black does not make the blunder.|
|Apr-25-14|| ||offramp: <dehanne: Honeymoon is over for Carlsen.> Carlsen is still a great player! I would hope that the honeymoon is over for that dastardly Berlin Defence. The only Defence in chess history that is even more boring than the Orthodox QGD. |
I would hope that players will say to themselves, "Let's play something with a bit of oomph" and against 1.e4 play something lively.
|Apr-25-14|| ||perfidious: <offramp....I would hope that the honeymoon is over for that dastardly Berlin Defence. The only Defence in chess history that is even more boring than the Orthodox QGD.>|
You aren't the only one who hopes to see the Berlin Wall go into the shades, for it is an abomination.
|Apr-25-14|| ||KingG: To be honest, I think 1.e4 has bigger problems than the Berlin Defence, which is at least an interesting endgame that relies mostly on understanding, rather than engine analysis. Black has actually won a lot of games in this line at the highest level, due to this factor, and White obviously has his chances as well.|
The Marshall Gambit is a lot more boring IMO, since it is basically just a test of opening preparation. If both players have done their homework, and don't blunder, it almost always leads to a draw. The anti-Marshalls on the other hand, aren't as interesting as the main-lines of the Ruy Lopez, and also don't seem to promise White anything.
|Apr-25-14|| ||Petrosianic: <The Marshall Gambit is a lot more boring IMO, since it is basically just a test of opening preparation. If both players have done their homework, and don't blunder, it almost always leads to a draw.>|
The key phrase in what you just said is "if both players have done their homework".
|Apr-25-14|| ||KingG: <The key phrase in what you just said is "if both players have done their homework".>
At the top level, they usually have.|
|Apr-25-14|| ||Petrosianic: If a GM expects the Marshall, certainly. If he doesn't, there's a good chance he won't be properly prepped. Kind of like the King's Gambit.|
|Apr-25-14|| ||PJs Studio: Right on offramp. The Berlin is tasteless! Yet, solid - which at this level is critical! I think the QGD is more interesting, but very played out.|
|Jul-25-14|| ||Conrad93: < Two American top super GMs. I never thought I would say that in my lifetime...> Except he isn't American.|
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