Kasparov blitz challenge

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Kasparov blitz challenge

Post by Richard Bates » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:34 pm

Anyone watching? Kasparov thankful for the absence of the touch move rule against Nakamura:)

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Re: Kasparov blitz challenge

Post by Alex Holowczak » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:51 pm

Richard Bates wrote:Anyone watching? Kasparov thankful for the absence of the touch move rule against Nakamura:)
Have you found a written source that that rule doesn't apply? I can't find anything on the website.

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Post by Alex Holowczak » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:00 pm

There appears to be an answer from Emil Sutovsky on Facebook:

"Well, Hikaru just told me - he just didn't know how to react. And of course, touch-move is touch-move there."

So it wasn't clock move...

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Re: Kasparov blitz challenge

Post by Richard Bates » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:02 pm

OK it appears it does. J'adoubasparov :) Like vs Polgar just in slow motion.

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Re: Kasparov blitz challenge

Post by Richard Bates » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:03 pm

Clock move is better though. Just like the old days.

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Re: Kasparov blitz challenge

Post by Alex Holowczak » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:12 pm

There have been some commenting noting the irony of the identity of Kasparov's opponent...

Clock move was even removed from the USCF Blitz rules in 2013, so even if USCF rules were being used, it wasn't allowed.

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Re: Kasparov blitz challenge

Post by John McKenna » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:50 pm

I've only seen So 1-0 Kasparov in round 4.

I was thinking Black might play 25... a5!? (Just like Karpov used to play with white v. the Benko Gambit.)

Instead the blunder 25... Nc3?? was perpetrated.

Edit: The position I was talking about -

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Re: Kasparov blitz challenge

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:55 pm

How goes this one as I'm watching the Liverpool game?
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Re: Kasparov blitz challenge

Post by John McKenna » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:13 pm

After that Kasparov loss in R4: 1-2.Kasparov & So 2/4, 3-4. Caruana & Nakamura 1.5/3

In R4 Caruana-Nakamura was going much better for white on the old swingometer but I missed the result.
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Re: Kasparov blitz challenge

Post by Simon Brown » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:17 pm

All 4 on 3.5/7 with Garry blundering twice to So.

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Re: Kasparov blitz challenge

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:19 pm

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Re: Kasparov blitz challenge

Post by John McKenna » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:41 pm

R8 -

Nakamura 1-0 Kasparov
Caruana 0-1 So

1-2. Nakamura & So 4.5/8
3-4 Kasparov & Caruana 3.5/8
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Re: Kasparov blitz challenge

Post by John McKenna » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:55 pm

R9 (last one today) -

Kasparov 1-0 Caruana

So 1/2 Nakamura

1-2. Nakamura & So 5/9
3. Kasparov 4.5/9
4. Caruana 3.5/9

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Re: Kasparov blitz challenge

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:15 am

Alex Holowczak wrote:There appears to be an answer from Emil Sutovsky on Facebook:

"Well, Hikaru just told me - he just didn't know how to react. And of course, touch-move is touch-move there."

So it wasn't clock move...
So after the piece is released it must stay where it is in blitz? Did Kasparov bend the rules? Just watching the commentary but its seems as though the commentators aren't sure themselves.

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Re: Kasparov blitz challenge

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:20 am

Love the commentary and the occasion references to 'the other game' i.e the game without Kasparov.

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