Gashimov Memorial

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Re: Gashimov Memorial

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:46 pm

Not quite what I was looking for Colin are we plebs under 200 not allowed an opinion?

Hard work this is :roll:
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Re: Gashimov Memorial

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:50 pm

Colin S Crouch wrote:I have recently written a book on Magnus Carlsen, on everyman ....
Have you considered the possibility that expressing contempt for your target audience may not be the most effective marketing strategy?

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Re: Gashimov Memorial

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:22 pm

I dunno. I personally would pay very good money for a chess book that addressed its readers in the style of Colin's post.
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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Re: Gashimov Memorial

Post by Paolo Casaschi » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:33 pm

JustinHorton wrote:I dunno. I personally would pay very good money for a chess book that addressed its readers in the style of Colin's post.
If you like that sort of things, the next time you are in Rome you should visit this restaurant in Trastevere: next to decent food you get waiters cursing and verbally abusing customers; not sure it's still in business though ;-)

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Re: Gashimov Memorial

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:52 pm

I did go to that Soho pub with the rude landlord (Norman Balon) once. Unfortunately he wasn't in, though Barry Cryer was at the bar having another one he plainly didn't need.

I think Everyman should go with this, though. It'd be fantastic.
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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Re: Gashimov Memorial

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:36 am

Carlsen's play continues the trend seen in the Candidates of the top players using club player openings. Actually, given that it was the Cambridge Springs, it's actually a school player opening, or perhaps was, forty five years ago.

ChessBase gives some annotation http://en.chessbase.com/post/gashimov-r ... ying-start and points out the pawn sacrifice inherent in White's play. Long, long ago, I would probably have believed that White had blundered a pawn.

Having now seen the game, I'm inclined to agree with the earlier comment that with the Bishop stuck on a3, an engine evaluation of equality is difficult to accept.

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Re: Gashimov Memorial

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:21 am

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Re: Gashimov Memorial

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:48 pm

Naka still Carlsen's bunny, it seems :)
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Re: Gashimov Memorial

Post by Paolo Casaschi » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:11 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:Naka still Carlsen's bunny, it seems :)
Considering their score in direct encounters at standard chess, it's amazing how often he's mentioned as a threat to Carlsen for the world championship.

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Re: Gashimov Memorial

Post by MartinCarpenter » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:15 pm

They've not often been close either. Some horribly one sided games.

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Re: Gashimov Memorial

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:51 pm

Was anybody watching live when Carlsen played Bd3? How long did it take him?

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Re: Gashimov Memorial

Post by Ray Sayers » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:04 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:Not quite what I was looking for Colin are we plebs under 200 not allowed an opinion?
No. I think that has been made pretty clear in previous posts.

I'll go hide back in patzerville now.

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Re: Gashimov Memorial

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:14 pm

Jonathan Bryant wrote:Was anybody watching live when Carlsen played Bd3? How long did it take him?
You can see the times for each move here
http://www.shamkirchess.az/?options=content&id=46

Carlsen took 2 m 12 sec to play 6 Be2 and 1 m 39 sec to play 7 Bd3
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Re: Gashimov Memorial

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:02 pm

Mick Norris wrote:[
Carlsen took 2 m 12 sec to play 6 Be2 and 1 m 39 sec to play 7 Bd3
It could even be a novelty. 7. Qb3 had been previously played, both by Carlsen himself and Aronian (against Carlsen !). I suppose the point is that the exchange of Bishops is more or less forced as .. Bg6 is not really available after Black commits himself to .. h6.

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Re: Gashimov Memorial

Post by Angus French » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:20 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote:Was anybody watching live when Carlsen played Bd3? How long did it take him?
You can see the times for each move here
http://www.shamkirchess.az/?options=content&id=46

Carlsen took 2 m 12 sec to play 6 Be2 and 1 m 39 sec to play 7 Bd3
Peter Svidler and Jan Gustafsson discussed the move on chess24. Svidler said that if bishops were exchanged and White got in e4 then ...h6 would give a target for kingside play. Gustafsson said Black often tried to prevent White's e4 by playing ...Bb4. He then, IIRC, suggested the moves that ended up being played to 11 Rfd1 and gave three alternatives for Black - 11...Bxc3 as played, 11...a5 and 11...Ba5 which I think was his preference. He pointed out that 11... Nbd7 would be a mistake due to 12 Nxd5.

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