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Jun-28-16 frogbert: The really amazing thing about Carlsen is that he declined an offer to work with Kasparov when he was 15. Carlsen preferred his own approach to chess training over the one offered by Kasparov and his team.

So's a great talent and a very strong player. And I doubt he'll ever be world champion. It's about confidence and willingness to risk losing - which is required to go for the win.

Jun-28-16 chessalem: <training over the one offered by Kasparov and his team.>

Well, your trainer got squashed like a bug losing 3 games , drawing 2 and winning only once by <so>meone with no coach and trainer since birth.

Jun-28-16 HeMateMe: kaspy wanted to latch onto the next Big Thing, to keep himself in the news as well. Let's get real here...

Jun-28-16 chessalem: <So's a great talent and a very strong player. And I doubt he'll ever be world champion.>

Well, Wesley easily trounced Garry dubbed by many as a great World Champion- this addition to his resume brings us to an inevitable conclusion- ...his time will surely come...

coming to a theater near you... <so>on.

< It's about confidence and willingness to risk losing - which is required to go for the win. >

Wesley emulates "Komodo" the chess engine. He'd rather be <so>lid and error free than wild and lucky.

<wanted to latch onto the next Big Thing>

that's why Magnus collaborated and trained with Wesley <so>me time ago. He paid for his travel expenses, board and lodging just to get his services...

Jun-29-16 Kasparov Fan: OMG a 2016 Kasparov has a dismal score against Wesley"cockroach"so and this idiots are using that as an argument supporting his greatness.You wouldn't be screaming if he was so great.

Jun-29-16 chessalem: <a 2016 Kasparov>

Well, he beat naka (no. 2 best blitz player then) and fabiano ( no. 3 best in the world who just won the US Championship) in their individual blitz match...flashing his old form reminiscent of Kaspy of yore...

Garry's advance years and ring rust were not the cause of his loss to Wesley ...there was none to speak of- i.e. gauging from his performance against the two other participants...

When he came to face to face with Wesley he had consumed voluminous liters of water from the fountain of youth... armed with unlimited ammunition /gunpowder and protected by impenetrable armour made of adamantium molded from the fires of Mt. Doom.

Even then, he was exposed as a mere mortal in the presence of the true chess God...

<After ten years of retirement, Garry was able to put up with 3 top 10 players -- and finish it with a plus score. The kid is good. Kudos.>

A lesson long taught by history...validated up to this day.

But while Garry has not rode into the sunset yet...a new force in the horizon is looming.

Let the commentators tell you the story:

yasser: hes played bishop a 4

maurice: wesly is playing unbelievable chess. that was the engine's first choice.

yasser: and he played it in seconds

maurice: gorgeous attacking game..its just astonighing the way he is completely dismantling garry. in this game..he is just playing sacrificial chess.. he is playing the style of tal. beautiful

yasser: this is awesome

sexy lady: fantastic game so far

maurice: oh my goodness rc6 is crushing..if he finds that...will he find it? and bammmm...there it is. wow...

sexy lady: he's gonna find rc6

sexy lady: now he has played Bc5

yasser: wow wesley playing the greatest ...greatest blitz game I ever witness...this is like morphy playing the duke..this is one of the greatest

maurice: garry knows it now he is completely busted...what an amazing display by wesley..and now taking on e7.garry resigned...kudos to wesley so he just ripped garry on that game...wesley instantly playing genius chess..incredible

yasser: wow...clap...clap...clap

sexy lady: that game was the game of the ultimate blitz so far

yasser: that game is one of the most amazing game in my my life...

yasser: guys I am still in shock...oh my god

maurice: it's just unbelievable but lets get to the other game

yasser: guys im in shock of what I saw I really am...I need to recover

maurice: now let's try to get this going....


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   Jan-03-19 Wesley So (replies)
chessalem: < Hindi siya na invite> a most likely scenario and best explanation for his non participation.
   Jul-19-18 Norway Chess (Blitz) (2018) (replies)
chessalem: < take Omega 3 to help me remember things I've said before.> I saw a video in youtube that remind me of you. <I don't know <chessalem> as well > <Which I suppose is better than <chessalem> who simply makes up the
   Jul-08-18 Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid) (2018) (replies)
chessalem: < but the process is self-correcting so in the last 6 years they would have quickly converged to their current values.> Magnus was given a 2,837 headstart. From 2012 to 2018, he was only able to gain 43 more points to up his rating to 2880. 43 earned from hard earned labor- ...
   Jun-03-18 Norway Chess (2018) (replies)
chessalem: post game analysis...wesley vs magnus... magnus nowhere to be found..went back to his lair to lick his wounds...
   Mar-10-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
chessalem: magnus has a plethora of sponsors that would comprise a variety of fruits to make up a fruit salad. wesley has no fruit to make up a salad...instead of sponsors, he has the philippine chess federation which denied him his honor in winning the Universiad which paved his shift to ...
   Dec-28-17 World Rapid Championship (2017) (replies)
chessalem: tiebreak games full of red moves..not <so> great at all.... the true great one is just lurking around the corner... can you spot him in all his resplendent glory?
   Dec-10-17 London Chess Classic (2017) (replies)
chessalem: wesley so remains undefeated...after this tourney, wesley will take a rest from competitive chess and lock himself in his room where he will face a mirror and play the game of chess by his lonesome self...after a year of general reinforced learning as distinguised from a hybrid ...
   Sep-09-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
chessalem: "Your balls attract flies" "My balls have more flavor than your strawberries!"
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