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|May-09-13|| ||Tiggler: Sorry <OCF>. If it makes you feel better, I did remember and went looking for it, but you posted the link before I could.|
Blue Yodel No 9: T for Tiggler
The World vs Akobian, 2012
But you never did invite me to your family reunion, that you said was so engaging as to put CG.com squabbles in the shade.
|May-09-13|| ||Tiggler: Sorry, that was Blue Yodel No 1:
|May-10-13|| ||DcGentle: <Tiggler>: Yes, Chinese wisdom is rooted in the very past, and older than any western achievements in that regard.|
Well, my comments on the Norway super tournament can be read on the live game pages of <chessgames.com>. I admit, sometimes I don't say much, but sometimes less is more. ;-)
I hope it's fun today. Yesterday Carlsen displayed his typical unambitious opening against Anand and couldn't achieve anything. You know, this guy will have a problem in the future, if other top players will have seen through his positional style, and then he might easily get a draw but not more. It's not enough in chess to only obstruct the opponent's game, you have at least to try to get a seizable advantage, and not only in the later stages of the game, because it might be too late then. Maybe Anand will show him already in November, what a real opening preparation is worth of.
Apropos opening, no one has commented on my positional queen sac at move 13 that you can find here (DcGentle chessforum). I was discussing the Morra with <PawnSac>, but he lost connection due to technical problems... he has a forum himself now, too. :-) BTW, there I have explained how you can produce a link to any kibitz on your forum or elsewhere. You need the <search kibitzing> feature on the Premium Member Page for this.
|May-11-13|| ||Travis Bickle: This tune will give ya a lift. ; P
|May-13-13|| ||DcGentle: <Tiggler> Did you read what I wrote about Carlsen, who refuses to study openings? I wouldn't describe it so drastically on the tournament pages, but one of the conclusions must be that some day someone coming along stuffed with novelties will give Carlsen a hard time...|
And I could imagine that this someone could be Anand in their match for the World Championship. Anand wouldn't have missed <29. Bb5> like Karjakin did today, I am quite sure.
|May-13-13|| ||Tiggler: <DcGentle> Yes, I did read that post, and others in similar vein. But I am not sure I agree. Carlsen is not the only one who plays openings that quickly get him to, say, -0.3 (if he is white). I've seen Kramnik and Nakamura do that too, but only when they are playing opponents that they consider to be weaker, or when they have to win. My guess is that there are almost no early novelties that do not have this result. That's why they are novelties.|
I assume that Carlsen considers <everyone> to be weaker, so he plays these "weak" openings against <everyone>.
|May-14-13|| ||cormier: i want to thank-you for you help a month ago on the Rogoff forum ... and tks G 2|
|May-14-13|| ||Tiggler: <cormier> I only have a vague recollection of the incident, but thank you for the thank you. I do remember being a bit surprised to find you in that den of vipers, but I assume you go where you have to to do the Lord's work.|
|May-15-13|| ||cormier: yep ... usually .... tks G ..... have a good day sir|
|May-15-13|| ||DcGentle: <Tiggler>: Hi, we had a nice talk about Carlsen's way to play the openings.|
I am still a bit surprised, that a guy of his caliber is content with mediocre opening variants... I mean, in the long run, these long games must be immensely exhausting, just this point alone should be an incentive for him trying to achieve something more positive for himself early in the game.
Your argument that it could be a kind of gambit gave me food for thought.
And even today's game against Hammer was not an exception, this guy being 240 ELO below Carlsen's level, had an equal game against him before he blundered at move 26 (!) with <27. Nb5?>. *hmmm*
I will study Carlsen's games later, I mean he knows something about positional play, and this is rather valuable. I have figured ONE part of positional play recently, that is creating and exploiting restrictions. But there is a positive side there as well, this is concentrating the own forces as preparation of the ensuing tactical action.
An engine that can play positionally doesn't need either opening books nor endgame tables. And this is my objective!
|May-15-13|| ||Tiggler: <DcG> Yes, food for thought. What made me think about it was your criticism of his opening play. I thought, wait a minute, I can't fathom yet what he does right. One has to understand that before deciding what he does wrong. The two might be one and the same, or at least opposite sides of the same coin.|
|May-15-13|| ||DcGentle: <Tiggler>: *hmmmm* Somewhere I have read that he should have conceded to be a bit lazy, oh well, who is not at times. ;-)|
Working through opening lines can be tedious, I have done it myself, and regarding the Alekhine defense, where I just finished analyzing the first round, I know that I achieved something. But I also know that there remains to do something.
But on the other hand, chess can be like a bottomless pit in this regard.
So openings relying on tactical play, where you have only some possible choices, can be more easily covered than the general case, where positional and tactical play are mixed.
And Carlsen prefers the positional part, there is no doubt about it.
A positional move got Hammer flustered today, as <Eyal> reports on the game page, it was apparently so surprising that Hammer lost his train of thought.
|May-16-13|| ||Travis Bickle: Thanks for all the music man!
Jeepster - T. Rex
|May-16-13|| ||Travis Bickle: Safe As Milk - Captain Beefheart
|May-16-13|| ||DcGentle: <Tiggler> Well, I see, you are engaged in the Kenneth Rogoff pages. Although I could contribute something to the ongoing "debate" there, I can refrain myself. I don't like the climate, and this is noticeable after you read only one page. Oh dear.|
|May-16-13|| ||OhioChessFan: <DcG> yeah, it's not for the faint of heart. I always compartmentalize things, so anyone who's on my last nerve there can still be a valued teammate in a World game, or a person I share jokes or sports stories with on other pages.|
|May-16-13|| ||Tiggler: <DcGentle> and <OCF> Not engaged, I just do a few drive-by shootings there from time to time..|
|May-16-13|| ||cormier: carsen has many good ideas ...|
|May-17-13|| ||Tiggler: <cormier> Do you notice any particular pattern or style to his ideas? The most common comparison is to Capablaca, and I think that's right. But it was also difficult to pinpoint Capa's method. Botvinnik referred to his phenomenal move searching ability. I believe there must have been more to it than that.|
|May-18-13|| ||Travis Bickle: Good Morning Tiggler ; P
|May-18-13|| ||Tiggler: Thanks <Travis>. Got up at 5am, only to find that Carlsen had already drawn his game. But now it is 7:45 and Karjakin and Topalov are still battling.|
|May-21-13|| ||cormier: he know how and when to make a positional sacrifice and exploit it|
|May-22-13|| ||Tiggler: <cormier> Is that Carlsen or Capa? Or both, perhaps.|
|May-22-13|| ||Travis Bickle: Yo Tiggler here's a Treat for your ears! ; P
Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan complete tape!
|May-22-13|| ||cormier: Carlsen|
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