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  1. 24 Mar '12 10:21 / 2 edits
    Anyone following this event? I have been following Fabiano Caruana, who has played
    some uncompromising chess. Eventually he will be challenging Magnus I reckon, its
    only a matter of time. Anish Giri not doing so well. Étienne Bacrot, French numero
    uno doing pretty well, as is that cad and bounder Ivan Cheparinov of the handshake
    infamy. Movsesian also doing pretty good. Check it out,

    http://livechess.chessdom.com/site/
  2. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    24 Mar '12 11:58
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    as is that cad and bounder Ivan Cheparinov of the handshake
    infamy.
    I missed it. What was that about?
  3. 24 Mar '12 12:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by hedonist
    I missed it. What was that about?
    it was ages ago, he refused to shake Nigel Shorts hand and Short after offering his
    hand a second time called the arbiter and stated that it was a violation of the rules and
    Cheparinov fortified the game, but on appeal, it was put to a rematch and after shaking
    Nigel shorts hand the game commenced. It was all to do with something Short said
    about the Toplav Kramnik toilet gate affair.
  4. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    24 Mar '12 12:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    it was ages ago, he refused to shake Nigel Shorts hand and Short after offering his
    hand a second time called the arbiter and stated that it was a violation of the rules and
    Cheparinov fortified the game, but on appeal, it was put to a rematch and after shaking
    Nigel shorts hand the game commenced. It was all to do with something Short said
    about the Toplav Kramnik toilet gate affair.
    Oh yeh, I remember that. Might of known Nosher was involved.

    I like Nigal Short. He gets a lot of stick because he speaks his mind. But people forget that he was once rated 3rd in the world. And that was in the days of Kasparov/Karpov when they were in their prime. So it meant more than it does now, maybe.

    Regarding his comments. I think Short has a sense of humor that some don't get. Hence he annoys some folk.
  5. 24 Mar '12 12:58
    Originally posted by hedonist
    Oh yeh, I remember that. Might of known Nosher was involved.

    I like Nigal Short. He gets a lot of stick because he speaks his mind. But people forget that he was once rated 3rd in the world. And that was in the days of Kasparov/Karpov when they were in their prime. So it meant more than it does now, maybe.

    Regarding his comments. I think Short has a sence of humor that some don't get. Hence he annoys some folk.
    he certainly annoyed Danilov , he was livid! I like Nigel short, hes like the ultimate
    geek!
  6. 24 Mar '12 22:14
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Anyone following this event? http://livechess.chessdom.com/site/
    Yes. Did you see Sutovsky's win over Grigoryants?
  7. 25 Mar '12 08:31 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by elady
    Yes. Did you see Sutovsky's win over Grigoryants?
    Hi, there was some really interesting games yesterday, this is the game to which you
    refer, a rather beautiful combination, beginning on move 32. Re8+ 🙂



    If
    ..gxf6 then, Qh5+, ...Kg7 and Qh8 check a mate!
  8. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    26 Mar '12 20:48
    tricky!
  9. 26 Mar '12 23:15 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Hi, there was some really interesting games yesterday, this is the game to which you
    refer, a rather beautiful combination, beginning on move 32. Re8+ 🙂

    [pgn]1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. d4 Bg4 10. Be3 Bh5 11. h3 Bg6 12. Nbd2 Qd7 13. Nh4 d5 14. Nxg6 hxg6 15. exd5 Nxd5 16. dxe5 Nxe5 17. Bc5 ...[text shortened]... R1e5 Nxe5 34. Nf6+ *[/pgn]

    If[hidden]..gxf6 then, Qh5+, ...Kg7 and Qh8 check a mate![/hidden]
    That was pretty, or some might prefer the word elegant.
  10. Subscriber Ponderableonline
    chemist
    27 Mar '12 14:54
    In fact I don't see why white did not exchange the rooks.
  11. 27 Mar '12 19:17
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    In fact I don't see why white did not exchange the rooks.
    Are you talking about here. White to move.

  12. 28 Mar '12 00:37
    Originally posted by hedonist
    ...
    I like Nigal Short. He gets a lot of stick because he speaks his mind. But people forget that he was once rated 3rd in the world. And that was in the days of Kasparov/Karpov when they were in their prime. ...
    Regarding his comments. I think Short has a sense of humor that some don't get. Hence he annoys some folk.
    In 1987 Andrei Sokolov (who remembers him?) was third (rated 2645), behind
    Kasparov and Karpov, on the FIDE rating list. The FIDE rating database now goes
    back only as far as 2000 at its website. Do you have any specific rating, time, and
    source to back your claim that Nigel Short once had the third highest FIDE rating?

    Do you believe that Nigel Short's obituary (Sunday Telegraph) of Tony Miles was
    intended to be humourous? IM John Cox called it an 'outrageous lapse of taste'.
  13. 28 Mar '12 10:32
    wow number 4 seed Anish Giri beaten again, this time by a mere Fide master, Tamas
    Fodor from Hungry. Today our hero, Fabiano Caruana takes on English GM, Gawain
    Jones which should be a real interesting contrast of style, Fabiano is very positional
    whereas from what i can tell, Jones tends to be very direct. Number 2 seed
    Mamedyarov managed his first win, previously he had only managed 5 draws.
    Hopefully there will be some interesting chess, yesterday was rather boring, with the
    exception of Azarov v Naiditsch game, where white in time trouble, sometimes down to
    the last second (you get increments), scored a victory against the German supremo!

    http://livechess.chessdom.com/site/
  14. Subscriber Ponderableonline
    chemist
    28 Mar '12 15:25
    Originally posted by moon1969
    Are you talking about here. White to move.

    [fen]1r1rR3/2p2ppk/2n3p1/2nq4/1p4N1/2P2Q1P/1PB2PP1/4R1K1 w - - 12 33[/fen]
    No I was talking about an alternative to the move Kh7, and I see that I would have exchanged the rook for a Queen, probably also not that clever.
  15. 28 Mar '12 18:54 / 1 edit
    wow such controversy today, Mamedyarov forfeited, arriving just 10 seconds late! 1.Nf3 1-0!