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Kevin Bonham
29-04-2016, 12:42 PM
After one day Kasparov is quite competitive at blitz with Nakamura, So and Caruana:
http://en.chessbase.com/post/garry-kasparov-still-has-the-magic

pax
29-04-2016, 12:46 PM
After one day Kasparov is quite competitive at blitz with Nakamura, So and Caruana:
http://en.chessbase.com/post/garry-kasparov-still-has-the-magic

Kasparov to take US citizenship and jump on the next Olympiad team :D

Vlad
29-04-2016, 01:09 PM
In 2 games he was winning but blundered to immediately resign. He could have been on 6.5/9, at least 2 points clear from the second place. It shows that he has a lot of potential. If he manages to control his emotions he will be the winner.

Kevin Bonham
30-04-2016, 12:05 PM
Kasparov finished just behind Nakamura and So and way ahead of Caruana.

Vlad
30-04-2016, 12:57 PM
Apparently Garry did not have a good sleep last night. He was dreaming how he was blundering knights...:)

MichaelBaron
30-04-2016, 01:06 PM
The very fact that he can play at this level competitively at the age of 53 and after over 10 years out of serious practice proves his outstanding level and special place in chess history.

Ian Rout
30-04-2016, 01:22 PM
The very fact that he can play at this level competitively at the age of 53 and after over 10 years out of serious practice proves his outstanding level and special place in chess history.Well it proves his outstanding level and special place in blitz history, especially being not uncompetitive with Nakamura. We would need to see him in a real tournament to comment on what he can do in that regard (over and above what he already has achieved of course).

Capablanca-Fan
01-05-2016, 02:29 PM
Well it proves his outstanding level and special place in blitz history, especially being not uncompetitive with Nakamura. We would need to see him in a real tournament to comment on what he can do in that regard (over and above what he already has achieved of course).

Probably he would do even better, because blitz normally favours younger players, and he matched some of the best blitz players in the world.

Capablanca-Fan
03-05-2016, 01:16 PM
Final scores and games (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?tid=87292)

As expected, Nakamura, the world's #2-ranked blitz player (behind Carlsen) won, but Kasparov got a plus score against him: +2-1=3 (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?pid=15940&pid2=10084).

Hikaru Nakamura 11/18 (+8 -4 =6)
Wesley So 10/18 (+7 -5 =6)
Garry Kasparov 9.5/18 (+6 -5 =7)
Fabiano Caruana 5.5/18 (+3 -10 =5)