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Garvinator
17-02-2007, 01:11 AM
As listed on the other thread: http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=5889
Radjabov has withdrawn and been replaced by Ivanchuk.

So even though there is only a short time till the tournament starts, new poll. See how we go.

Kevin Bonham
17-02-2007, 02:09 AM
Are live games being shown anywhere?

Garvinator
17-02-2007, 02:32 AM
Are live games being shown anywhere?
The main website is: http://www.ajedrezmorelialinares.org.mx/ but I cant find the live games link. It is all in spanish and I cant find an english link.

Susan Polgar is not showing anything for a draw or live games link either.

Kevin Bonham
17-02-2007, 02:34 AM
I found that site to be exceedingly slow-loading (even on ADSL2+) and couldn't find a live games link there either.

The site for the Linares half of the event has a live games link.

Actually after casting my vote I remembered that last year Topalov had a shocker in the Mexico half and only got his act together in Linares. Wonder if this will be repeated.

Basil
17-02-2007, 03:00 AM
Kevin, what are you doing with ADSL? :eek: :P

The site is slow because the bone-head who built it put in a squillion vignettes (the yellow gradients).

Thanks to Renée (Spanish linguist) and Anthony (waking her up) we have the live games link. Look for 'Partidas en Vivo' drop menu under 3rd blue block, and same under 4th blue block, which is live now.

Garvinator
17-02-2007, 03:29 AM
Play begins 18th February:

Times for the Morelia section

8:30am NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS
8am SA
7:30am QLD
7am NT
6:30am WA

http://www.ajedrezmorelialinares.org.mx/live/lr1/tfd.htm for the live games

Thanks Howard and Renee

Garvinator
17-02-2007, 02:54 PM
Draw is out for first half:


ROUND 1 ROUND 2
Name Res. Name Name Res. Name

Ivanchuk - Leko Leko - Morozevich
Topalov - Anand Aronian - Carlsen
Svidler - Aronian Anand - Svidler
Carlsen - Morozevich Ivanchuk - Topalov

ROUND 3 ROUND 4

Name Res. Name Name Res. Name

Topalov - Leko Leko - Aronian
Svidler - Ivanchuk Anand - Morozevich
Carlsen - Anand Ivanchuk - Carlsen
Morozevich - Aronian Topalov - Svidler

ROUND 5 ROUND 6

Name Res. Name Name Res. Name

Svidler - Leko Leko - Anand
Carlsen - Topalov Ivanchuk - Aronian
Morozevich - Ivanchuk Topalov - Morozevich
Aronian - Anand Svidler - Carlsen

ROUND 7

Name Res. Name
Carlsen - Leko
Morozevich - Svidler
Aronian - Topalov
Anand - Ivanchuk

Denis_Jessop
17-02-2007, 04:36 PM
I found that site to be exceedingly slow-loading (even on ADSL2+) and couldn't find a live games link there either.

The site for the Linares half of the event has a live games link.

Actually after casting my vote I remembered that last year Topalov had a shocker in the Mexico half and only got his act together in Linares. Wonder if this will be repeated.

Kevin, I'm sorry but what you need is a new Apple Mac and TransAct broadband, the latter available only in Canberra. With those the website loaded immediately.

Incidentally there are already partidas en vivo being transmitted but they are from the other sections in which Sergei Tiviakov,Vadim Milov and Daniel Stellwagen, among many others, are playing. They run from 15 - 18 February.

DJ

Garvinator
18-02-2007, 11:49 AM
Is anyone seeing games from Morelia?

Garvinator
18-02-2007, 12:59 PM
Round 1

Name Res. Name

Ivanchuk ½ - ½ Leko
Topalov ½ - ½ Anand
Svidler ½ - ½ Aronian
Carlsen 1 - 0 Morozevich

Round 2


Name Res. Name

Leko - Morozevich
Aronian - Carlsen
Anand - Svidler
Ivanchuk - Topalov



Rank Name Pts SB.

1 Carlsen 1 0.00
2 Ivanchuk ½ 0.25
Topalov ½ 0.25
Svidler ½ 0.25
Aronian ½ 0.25
Anand ½ 0.25
Leko ½ 0.25
8 Morozevich 0 0.00

Kevin Bonham
18-02-2007, 09:59 PM
I've been getting bulletins from Morelia, apparently as unsolicited chess spam!

Haven't started following it yet. Coincides too closely with my current sleeping hours. ;)

Axiom
18-02-2007, 10:28 PM
I've been getting bulletins from Morelia, apparently as unsolicited chess spam!

Haven't started following it yet. Coincides too closely with my current sleeping hours. ;)
Well KB ,you know as well as i do, you have to switch realignment of your current regimen to harmoniously coincide with major chess events........and im sure you would have considered this necessary transition.

Bill Gletsos
18-02-2007, 10:48 PM
I've been getting bulletins from Morelia, apparently as unsolicited chess spam!Same here.

Garvinator
18-02-2007, 11:01 PM
Ditto, in spanish too, so cant read them.

Kevin Bonham
19-02-2007, 12:30 AM
Well KB ,you know as well as i do, you have to switch realignment of your current regimen to harmoniously coincide with major chess events........and im sure you would have considered this necessary transition.

It coincides really well with most of them!

If I switch to day-active now I won't be able to handle Linares!

Garvinator
19-02-2007, 01:09 AM
It coincides really well with most of them!

If I switch to day-active now I won't be able to handle Linares!
What are you going to do later this year for the 8 player round robin tournament to be played in Mexico involving Kramnik etc ;)

Kevin Bonham
19-02-2007, 05:29 AM
What are you going to do later this year for the 8 player round robin tournament to be played in Mexico involving Kramnik etc ;)

Drugs? :lol:

Playing through Carlsen-Moro from yesterday around move 38 I was thinking "how does Moro possibly manage to lose this rook and OCB ending, surely this is saveable?" Then I saw the way he lost the second pawn. Oh dear.

Denis_Jessop
19-02-2007, 10:45 AM
Drugs? :lol:

Playing through Carlsen-Moro from yesterday around move 38 I was thinking "how does Moro possibly manage to lose this rook and OCB ending, surely this is saveable?" Then I saw the way he lost the second pawn. Oh dear.

Maybe, in light of the Chess Chat Poll result, Carlsen got really good odds on himself and can afford to pay for a few wins.:hmm:

DJ

Garvinator
19-02-2007, 02:13 PM
Round 2: Sunday, February 18th

Peter Leko - Alex. Morozevich
Levon Aronian - Magnus Carlsen
Vishy Anand - Peter Svidler
Vassily Ivanchuk 1-0 Veselin Topalov


Round 3: Monday, February 19th

Veselin Topalov Peter Leko
Peter Svidler Vassily Ivanchuk
Magnus Carlsen Vishy Anand
Alex. Morozevich Levon Aronian

Kevin Bonham
19-02-2007, 04:06 PM
Vassily Ivanchuk 1-0 Veselin Topalov

:eek:

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nf3 Be7 8.Bc4 0-0 9.0-0 Be6 10.Bxe6 fxe6 11.Na4 Ng4 12.Qd3 Nxe3 13.Qxe3 b5 14.Nb6 Ra7 15.Nd5 Rb7 16.Qd2 Nc6 17.Rad1 Rd7 18.Qc3 Nb8 19.Nxe7+ Qxe7 20.Rd3 h6 21.Rfd1 Rfd8 22.h4 Kh7 23.R1d2 Qf8 24.Qb3 Qe8 25.a4 Qg6 26.axb5 axb5 27.Re3 Na6 28.Qxb5 Nc5 29.Qc4 Ra7 30.Re1 Qe8 31.b4 Na4 32.Qb3 Nb6 33.Red1 Rad7 34.Qd3 Rc8 35.c3 Ra7 36.Qe3 Ra6 37.Qe2 Nc4 38.Ra2 Rac6 39.Ra7 R6c7 40.Rda1 Qf7?? Major bunny moment on the last move before the time control although his position was none too great anyway. 41.Qxc4! winning a piece as the Rc7 is pinned in both directions! 1-0

I won't write him off just yet.

Denis_Jessop
19-02-2007, 09:15 PM
A bit off-topic. but have you seen this?

www.chessville.com/Editorials/DanailovTopalovBusted.htm

DJ

Garvinator
19-02-2007, 09:31 PM
A bit off-topic. but have you seen this?

www.chessville.com/Editorials/DanailovTopalovBusted.htm

DJ
There was also this from Andrew Martin on Chessbase:


07.02.2007 It seems that the modern tournament player cannot get by without having at least a working knowledge of the ways one can extract the maximum out of a chess game. In this week's Radio ChessBase Show on Playchess.com Andrew Martin covers the basics of cheating. Miss it at your own cost.

It's ... the Andrew Martin Radio ChessBase Show

It seems that the modern tournament player cannot get by without having at least a working knowledge of the ways one can extract the maximum out of a chess game. If this involves cheating, well, what the hell! Let us cover the basics now so that we are all prepared.

Right at the start you should know that an accomplice is usually quite useful. If one can afford a windowless van with a large antenna in the car park so much the better. The accomplice may signal or utter appropriate sounds throughout the game to alert one to the right course of action or move. Examples:
1. Touching parts of the body:

* Rubbing finger on left nostril play 1 d4
* Finger on right nostril play 1 e4
* Pick nose play 1 g4

2. Wearing odd items of clothing:

Glasses

* Glasses off play on the queenside
* Glasses on can't see a bloody thing
* Glasses on/off attack the enemy King
* Glasses upside down far too much wine with lunch.

Shirt

* Red shirt go for mate on the kingside
* Green shirt a quiet, positional game is the key to victory
* Polka dots only random complications can win the day
* No shirt very bad online poker session

Headgear

The modern chess cheat cannot get by without an appropriate item of headgear. Here's what the Grandmaster about-town is wearing if he wants to shoot up the rating list.

* Poker visor/baseball cap: Probably has Fritz 10 wired in there with the obligatory bluetooth device. Almost certainly getting extra advice from the guy in the car park who in his spare time hacks in to civil defence systems.
* Deerstalker: Favoured by players over 2700. Plenty of room for several programs, a mainframe and access to cricket scores worldwide, the weather and shipping forecasts.
* Rastafarian Wig: Linked up to an analysis team in another part of the world on a beach who are using the latest in satellite navigation to beam through the best moves. Possibly accompanied by a large bottle of rum.

3. Noises

Various sounds in the tournament hall are accepted as a matter of course. The accomplished cheat stations him/herself close to the latrines so that additional options are possible.

* One pull of the chain good, carry on with what you are doing
* Two pulls of the chain be careful
* Three pulls what a crap move that was
* Four pulls I'm in trouble here, please call for assistance immediately.

Coughing/Wheezing/Other

* Several loud staccato bursts of coughing followed by a choking fit the Slav with 4...a6 will have him struggling
* Two long foghorn-like humming sounds, and then a loud cough disrupting the entire round 26...Bg3 is a winning sacrifice.
* Waving and gesticulating accompanied by shouting "38 Nf5 wins outright! I just checked it on Shredder" Probably 38 Nf5 should be considered.

I'm sure you appreciate that the list is endless and we have a radio show to discuss. But the full guide will soon be available from the Andrew Martin Chess Academy. Miss it at your own cost.

themovingman
19-02-2007, 11:26 PM
http://www.ajedrezmorelialinares.org.mx/

is the place to go to see these games err live

click on a King icon or the magic words 'ver partidos' below them

seems to be quite sprightly - it might be only replay

Garvinator
20-02-2007, 02:07 PM
ROUND 3

Name Res. Name

Topalov 1/2 Leko
Svidler 1/2 Ivanchuk
Carlsen 0-1 Anand
Morozevich 1/2 Aronian

ROUND 4

Leko - Aronian
Anand - Morozevich
Ivanchuk - Carlsen
Topalov - Svidler

Garvinator
20-02-2007, 02:10 PM
Rest day tomorrow.

Garrett
20-02-2007, 03:17 PM
Thanks for posting the "Andrew Martin The Inside Guide to Chess Cheating" Garvin.

Had a really good laugh - thanks.

eclectic
20-02-2007, 04:52 PM
Can't wait until it's Marrackville that gets teamed up with Linares ... :rolleyes:

Garvinator
22-02-2007, 01:48 PM
Peter Leko - Levon Aronian
Vishy Anand 1-0 Alex. Morozevich
Vassily Ivanchuk 0-1 Magnus Carlsen
Veselin Topalov - Peter Svidler


Peter Svidler Peter Leko
Magnus Carlsen Veselin Topalov
Alex. Morozevich Vassily Ivanchuk
Levon Aronian Vishy Anand

Kevin Bonham
22-02-2007, 04:00 PM
Of course Anand is winning now, because I wrongly tipped him to win the previous tournament. :wall: :wall: :wall:

Garvinator
23-02-2007, 12:44 AM
Of course Anand is winning now, because I wrongly tipped him to win the previous tournament. :wall: :wall: :wall:
I wouldnt be too worried. Carlsen is a little out of his depth at this point in time and Moro has proven to be a bit of a bunny at this level.

Aaron Guthrie
23-02-2007, 02:29 AM
Out of his depth with 2.5/4 and 2 wins from 4 games while being uncompromising against 2700 players and just playing his style of chess?

Incidently I'm cheering for Ivanchuk and Carlsen.

Garvinator
23-02-2007, 01:48 PM
Out of his depth with 2.5/4 and 2 wins from 4 games while being uncompromising against 2700 players and just playing his style of chess?

Incidently I'm cheering for Ivanchuk and Carlsen.
Of course when someone makes a big, bold claim, they get punished ;)


Peter Svidler - Peter Leko
Magnus Carlsen 1-0 Veselin Topalov
Alex. Morozevich - Vassily Ivanchuk
Levon Aronian 1-0 Vishy Anand


Magnus Carlsen Peter Leko
Alex. Morozevich Peter Svidler
Levon Aronian Veselin Topalov
Vishy Anand Vassily Ivanchuk

Garvinator
23-02-2007, 02:23 PM
It appears that Topalov resigned in a drawn position according to Susan Polgar in her comments on her blog. www.susanpolgar.com. Rybka agrees with Susan's comments.

Event: XXIV Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez Mor
Site: ?
Date: ????.??.??
Round: ?
White: CARLSEN
Black: TOPALOV
Result: 1-0
ECO: D45
PlyCount: 127

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. b3 O-O 8. Be2
b6 9. O-O Bb7 10. Bb2 Re8 11. Rad1 Qe7 12. Rfe1 Rac8 13. e4 Nxe4 14. Nxe4 dxe4
15. Qxe4 Bb4 16. Rf1 Ba3 17. Bxa3 Qxa3 18. Qc2 Nf6 19. c5 Ba6 20. Bxa6 Qxa6 21.
Ne5 Nd5 22. Nc4 Red8 23. a3 Rc7 24. Qc1 Ne7 25. Rd2 Nf5 26. Rfd1 b5 27. Ne5 Qc8
28. Rd3 f6 29. Nf3 Rcd7 30. Qf4 Rd5 31. Qe4 Qd7 32. R3d2 h5 33. h4 a5 34. Kf1
Re8 35. Re1 Kf7 36. Red1 Nh6 37. Re1 Re7 38. Qf4 Rf5 39. Qd6 Qc8 40. Rde2 Rd5
41. Qf4 Nf5 42. Re4 Rd8 43. g4 hxg4 44. Qxg4 Qd7 45. h5 Kg8 46. Kg2 Qd5 47. Qg6
Rf8 48. h6 Qd8 49. d5 Qxd5 50. Rg4 Qd7 51. Rh1 Qe8 52. hxg7 Rxg7 53. Qh7+ Kf7
54. Rxg7+ Nxg7 55. Rh6 Qd8 56. Qg6+ Kg8 57. Qh7+ Kf7 58. Qg6+ Kg8 59. Rh7 Qd7
60. Nd2 f5 61. Nf3 Rf6 62. Qxf6 Kxh7 63. Ng5+ Kg8 64. Qg6 1-0 Topalov resigns in a drawn position, following analysis from Susan Polgar 64...Qd5+ 65.Kg1 e5 66.Qh7+ Kf8 67.Qh8+ Qg8 68.Nh7+ Kf7 69.Ng5+ Kf8 70.Nh7+ Kf7 71.Ng5+ Kf8

Kevin Bonham
23-02-2007, 03:00 PM
:lol: That's magnificent! Even Fritz6 flags the draw!

I don't know what's looking shabbier, my pre-tournament tip for Topalov to win or Garvin's comment that Carlsen is out of his depth at this level! :eek:

Of course, with these things I typically have no idea who will win, so I tip wins for the credible contender I would least like to win for whatever reason, and that way I get either the satisfaction of tipping the winner or the satisfaction of them not winning! I outline this tactic again since I know Howard loves it.

Aaron Guthrie
23-02-2007, 04:00 PM
"In fact Carflsen[sic] shows the horrified former world champion the defence immediately after he had resigned."

http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3689

Kevin Bonham
23-02-2007, 07:26 PM
"In fact Carflsen[sic] shows the horrified former world champion the defence immediately after he had resigned."

Excellent! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Kevin Bonham
25-02-2007, 08:18 PM
Magnus Carlsen ½-½ Peter Leko
Alex. Morozevich ½-½ Peter Svidler
Levon Aronian ½-½ Veselin Topalov
Vishy Anand ½-½ Vassily Ivanchuk

Anand - Ivanchuk was the longest at 32 moves, the rest were 22, 20 and 16.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

They had a rest day yesterday!

Garvinator
26-02-2007, 12:22 PM
Of course Anand is winning now, because I wrongly tipped him to win the previous tournament. :wall: :wall: :wall:
Anand racks up another win in round seven. Only Topa/Moro still going.

Garvinator
26-02-2007, 12:58 PM
Round 7: Sunday, February 25th

Peter Leko 0-1 Vishy Anand
Vassily Ivanchuk 1-0 Levon Aronian
Veselin Topalov 1-0 Alex. Morozevich
Peter Svidler - Magnus Carlsen

Garvinator
02-03-2007, 04:53 PM
Linares section begins tonight with the pairings of:


Peter Leko (3.0) - Vassily Ivanchuk (4.0)
Vishy Anand (4.5) - Veselin Topalov (3.0)
Levon Aronian (3.5) - Peter Svidler (3.5)
Alexander Morozevich (2.0) - Magnus Carlsen (4.5)

Not sure what time play begins, but usually it is about 10:30pm Qld time.

Gringo
02-03-2007, 08:16 PM
9:30 am EST ( U.S) so 1:30 AM here

Garvinator
03-03-2007, 11:36 AM
Round 8: Friday, March 2nd

Peter Leko - Vassily Ivanchuk
Vishy Anand - Veselin Topalov
Levon Aronian - Peter Svidler
Alex. Morozevich - Magnus Carlsen


Round 9: Saturday, March 3rd

Alex. Morozevich - Peter Leko
Magnus Carlsen - Levon Aronian
Peter Svidler - Vishy Anand
Veselin Topalov - Vassily Ivanchuk

Desmond
03-03-2007, 01:54 PM
9:30 am EST ( U.S) so 1:30 AM hereCan you define "here"? Is that AEDST?

Basil
03-03-2007, 01:59 PM
Yes, I think so. Clock fiddling to compensate for they don't have naturally ;)

Garvinator
03-03-2007, 02:12 PM
I am starting to think that Svidler will rack up 14 draws for this tournament :eek:

Desmond
03-03-2007, 02:52 PM
I am starting to think that Svidler will rack up 14 draws for this tournament :eek:After his shocker in the last one, I'm sure he'd be well satisfied with 50%.

Garvinator
04-03-2007, 12:03 AM
Starts in 30 mins.

Garvinator
04-03-2007, 12:24 PM
Round 9: Saturday, March 3rd

Alex. Morozevich 1-0 Peter Leko
Magnus Carlsen - Levon Aronian
Peter Svidler - Vishy Anand
Veselin Topalov - Vassily Ivanchuk


Round 10: Sunday, March 4th

Peter Leko - Veselin Topalov
Vassily Ivanchuk - Peter Svidler
Vishy Anand - Magnus Carlsen
Levon Aronian - Alex. Morozevich

Garvinator
04-03-2007, 03:45 PM
After his shocker in the last one, I'm sure he'd be well satisfied with 50%.
Svidler is up to 9 now, only 5 more to go ;)

Garvinator
05-03-2007, 04:25 PM
Round 10: Sunday, March 4th

Peter Leko - Veselin Topalov
Vassily Ivanchuk - Peter Svidler
Vishy Anand 1-0 Magnus Carlsen
Levon Aronian - Alex. Morozevich


Round 11: Tuesday, March 6th

Levon Aronian - Peter Leko
Alex. Morozevich - Vishy Anand
Magnus Carlsen - Vassily Ivanchuk
Peter Svidler - Veselin Topalov

Kevin Bonham
05-03-2007, 05:07 PM
Veselin could be saying byebyes to his #1 rating at this rate.

Garvinator
05-03-2007, 05:23 PM
Veselin could be saying byebyes to his #1 rating at this rate.
Any chance of him falling to number 3 ;)

Garvinator
06-03-2007, 10:51 PM
Wasnt aware of this until now. Betfair has a market on Morelia-Linares.

Current odds:


Anand $1.23
Ivanchuk $7
Carlsen $8
Aronian $16
Svidler $22
Topalov $30
Leko/Moro $50

pax
07-03-2007, 11:43 AM
Anand $1.23
Ivanchuk $7
Carlsen $8
Aronian $16
Svidler $22
Topalov $30
Leko/Moro $50

Current odds? Can I have $1000 on Carlsen?

He just smashed Ivanchuk in this game:

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 0-0 10.0-0 Na5 11.Bd3 b6 12.Rc1 cxd4 13.cxd4 e6 14.Qd2 Bb7 15.h4 Qe7 16.h5 Rfc8 17.e5 Rxc1 18.Rxc1 Rc8 19.Rxc8+ Bxc8 20.Bg5 Qc7 21.Bf6 Nc6 22.Qg5 h6 23.Qc1 g5 24.Bb5 Bd7 25.d5 exd5 26.Nd4 Bxf6 27.exf6 Qd6 28.Bxc6 Qxf6 29.Bxd7 Qxd4 30.g3 Qc5 31.Qxc5 bxc5 32.Bc6 d4 33.Bb5 Kf8 34.f4 gxf4 35.gxf4 1-0

This kid has had a phenomenal run, and has just joined the top echelon of chess plays in the most emphatic fashion. At age 16!! At this rate he could be World Champion by age 18 and dominate world chess for the next 20 years.

Garvinator
07-03-2007, 12:13 PM
Current odds? Can I have $1000 on Carlsen?
The odds I posted were from betfair at the time of my posting.

Garvinator
07-03-2007, 12:18 PM
Round 11: Tuesday, March 6th

Levon Aronian - Peter Leko
Alex. Morozevich - Vishy Anand
Magnus Carlsen 1-0 Vassily Ivanchuk
Peter Svidler - Veselin Topalov


Round 12: Wednesday, March 7th

Peter Leko - Peter Svidler
Veselin Topalov - Magnus Carlsen
Vassily Ivanchuk - Alex. Morozevich
Vishy Anand - Levon Aronian

pax
07-03-2007, 12:41 PM
Performance rating 2818 (http://paxmans.net/performance_calc.php?score=6.5&rating1=2779&rating2=2779&rating3=2749&rating4=2728&rating5=2744&rating6=2744&rating7=2750&rating8=2750&rating9=2783&rating10=2741&rating11=2741&submitted=Y). He has also gained 20 rating points so far, and should break 2700 and the top 20 if he doesn't fade.

Garvinator
08-03-2007, 12:52 PM
Round 12: Wednesday, March 7th

Peter Leko 0-1 Peter Svidler
Veselin Topalov - Magnus Carlsen
Vassily Ivanchuk 0-1 Alex. Morozevich
Vishy Anand - Levon Aronian


Round 13: Friday, March 9th

Vishy Anand - Peter Leko
Levon Aronian - Vassily Ivanchuk
Alex. Morozevich - Veselin Topalov
Magnus Carlsen - Peter Svidler

Desmond
08-03-2007, 05:17 PM
Svidler wins!! and stays in touch with the leaders!!

Kevin Bonham
08-03-2007, 10:56 PM
Interesting how Carlsen is zip-two against Anand but +4 against everybody else.

Garvinator
09-03-2007, 12:56 AM
Svidler wins!! and stays in touch with the leaders!!
and has games against Carlsen and cellar dweller Leko to come.

Basil
09-03-2007, 01:01 AM
... and cellar dweller Leko to come.
These boys certainly put themselves around the place. A cellar dweller and a Svidler on the roof.

Paying $5 HCDs to self, right there folks!

Anyone who doesn't chuckle at that is a miserable sod. Could even pass for a chess player!

Garvinator
10-03-2007, 02:00 PM
Round 13: Friday, March 9th

Vishy Anand ½-½ Peter Leko
Levon Aronian ½-½ Vassily Ivanchuk
Alex. Morozevich 1-0 Veselin Topalov
Magnus Carlsen ½-½ Peter Svidler


Round 14: Saturday, March 10th

Peter Leko - Magnus Carlsen
Peter Svidler - Alex. Morozevich
Veselin Topalov - Levon Aronian
Vassily Ivanchuk - Vishy Anand

bergil
10-03-2007, 02:02 PM
GG the game doesn't play?

Garvinator
10-03-2007, 03:02 PM
GG the game doesn't play?
Aware of this and have taken it down till I can get it to work with comments properly :). It will be back up tonight I hope.

Garvinator
10-03-2007, 07:34 PM
Trying again.

Morozevich v Topalov

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 Nf6 4.Be2 Bd7 5.d3 e6 6.Nbd2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8.a3 Bc6 9.Re1 Nbd7 10.Bf1 Ne5 11.Nxe5 dxe5 12.Nc4 Qc7 13.b4 Rfd8 14.Qb3 b5 15.Na5 Be8 16.f3 Nd7 17.Be3 Nb6 18.Rec1 Na4 19.Qc2 h6 20.Qf2 Bg5 21.Bxg5 hxg5 22.Rc2 Rac8 23.Rac1 Qe7 24.Qe1 Rc7 25.c4 Rdc8 (This is a critical moment. Each break can result in a completely different game. White has a horrible Bishop. Black's pawn structure is not so hot. Verdict = Equal with chances for both sides.) 26.cxb5 Bxb5 27.bxc5 Rxc5 (I am not so crazy about this trade sequence. White is stuck with a bad d3 pawn and Bishop. Black has now more than equalized.) 28.Rxc5 Rxc5 29.Qb4? (White traded everything to get to this. Unfortunately, I think Moro has miscalculated as Black has 29...Bxd3!) 29...Bxd3 30.Rxc5 Qxc5+ 31.Qxc5 Nxc5 32.Nc6 Kf8 33.Nxa7 Ke7 34.Nc6+ Kd6 35.Na5 f6 =+ (I do not see a decisive result in this game. Obviously Black has no reason not to try.) 36.Kf2 Bxf1 37.Kxf1 g4 38.Ke2 gxf3+ 39.Kxf3 Nd3 40.Nb3 Ne1+ 41.Kf2 Nc2 42.a4 Nd4 =+ (Black is still a little better but it is very hard to convert.) 43.Nc1 Kc5 44.Nd3+ Kc4 45.Ke3 Nc2+ 46.Ke2 Kd4 47.Nf2 Nb4 48.h4 Nc6 49.h5 Na5 50.Ng4= Nc4 51.h6 gxh6 52.Nxf6 Kc3 (I am afraid Topalov has overpushed. He has to fight for a draw now.) 53.Ng4 h5 54.Ne3 Na5 55.Kf3= Nb3 56.Nf1 Kd3 57.Kg3 Kxe4 58.Kh4 (Now this is a draw if played correctly.) 58...Kd3 59.Kxh5 e4? (59... Ke2 was must) 60. g4 (Now White is better.) 60...Nd2 61.Nxd2 Kxd2 62.a5 e3 63.a6 e2 64.a7 e1=Q 65. a8=Q (This is the kind of endgame no one wants to play. White is still better. The reason for that is the White pawn is closer to Queening and if White can trade Queens, game over.) 65...Qe5+ 66.g5 Qf5 67.Qd8+ Kc1 68.Qf6 Qd5 69.Kh6 e5 70.g6 e4 71.g7 (Topalov completely misplayed this endgame. Now it is completely winning for Morozevich.) 71...e3 72.Qc3+ Kb1 73.Qxe3 (Mate in 45!) 73...Qh1+ 74.Kg6 Qg2+ 75.Qg5 Qc6+ 76.Kh7 Qb7 77.Qg1+ Ka2 78.Qh2+ Ka1 79.Kh8 Qe4 80.g8=Q 1-0

Garvinator
10-03-2007, 07:34 PM
Ok, game wont play. Wasnt just a posting error earlier? Going to feedback thread.

Bill Gletsos
10-03-2007, 08:46 PM
Ok, game wont play. Wasnt just a posting error earlier? Going to feedback thread.Actually it is, as there are a number of errors.

Firstly the castles on move 7 was zeros but should be oh's.
Secondly in somecases there is a space between a move and a symbolo such as Ng4 = instead of Ng4=.

Also Black move 58 was missing as was Black move 73.

Lastly promotions should be shown as e1=Q not e1(Q).

Garvinator
10-03-2007, 11:45 PM
Actually it is, as there are a number of errors.

Firstly the castles on move 7 was zeros but should be oh's.
Secondly in somecases there is a space between a move and a symbolo such as Ng4 = instead of Ng4=.

Also Black move 58 was missing as was Black move 73.

Lastly promotions should be shown as e1=Q not e1(Q).
I admit that the move list and notation wasnt accurate. Was going to fix but someone already has done it ;) Thank you.

But still, originally I was able to play through the game until the first notation error. Then after attempting to fix notation errors, the game wouldnt play at all. I think this is what Bergil was experiencing as well.

Garvinator
11-03-2007, 07:30 AM
Round 14: Saturday, March 10th

Peter Leko 1-0 Magnus Carlsen
Peter Svidler 0-1 Alex. Morozevich
Veselin Topalov - Levon Aronian
Vassily Ivanchuk - Vishy Anand

Garvinator
11-03-2007, 07:31 AM
Anand is the new world number 1 after this tournament.

Personally, I am more interested in whether Kramnik will overtake Topalov for number 2 after Kramnik finishes his latest tournament ;)

Boris, better luck next time :)

WhiteElephant
11-03-2007, 08:27 AM
Amazing, Morozevich comes =2nd after being last all tournament.

Topalov, who is being watched closely for cheating, comes equal last. Wonder if this has something to do with his performance.

Garvinator
11-03-2007, 05:14 PM
Does anyone know what the next big Super GM tournament is? I am suspecting it is the candidate matches. Not sure though?