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  1. 20 Jan '06 20:52
    I'm not kidding.
  2. Standard member Grandmouster
    ChessObsessed
    20 Jan '06 20:55
    Yep. looks like they Mixed it up in a QGA.
    Wonder if Anand needed the point?
  3. 20 Jan '06 21:12
    You always need the point in competitions like that. He was however out in the lead, so hes probably tied or only half a point back now.
  4. Subscriber no1marauder
    Humble and Kind
    20 Jan '06 21:13
    Why would we think you were kidding?? According to ChessGames.com, Vishy holds only a 12-10 advantage (with 18 draws) overall against Gata. I realize Gata came back last year after a long layoff and he hasn't had a good tournament thus far, but he's certainly capable of beating anyone on a given day. You don't get a 2700+ by being a patzer.
  5. Standard member Grandmouster
    ChessObsessed
    20 Jan '06 21:16
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Why would we think you were kidding?? According to ChessGames.com, Vishy holds only a 12-10 advantage (with 18 draws) overall against Gata. I realize Gata came back last year after a long layoff and he hasn't had a good tournament thus far, but he's certainly capable of beating anyone on a given day. You don't get a 2700+ by being a patzer.
    unless your a PatzerGrandmaster. The rare breed of supermasters who managed to get a title by beatling lowly IMs and Losing to GM's.......
  6. 20 Jan '06 21:18
    Actually, Gata his dipped down to around 2680. That said, he is still an excellent player. I just ran through the game, Gata really played a nice endgame to convert the full point.
  7. Standard member Grandmouster
    ChessObsessed
    20 Jan '06 21:24
    I've seen Gata hanging around the Marshall CC. Also have a few other GM's who like to play there.
    When they all play each other, they either gain or lose points. The go out an play other GM's who they dont play as much, and then their getting used to the changing style of play, and a different opponent.
    If i played only a core group of players in a club for a long time, then played other players, it might be good or bad, depending on the mindset.
    Just my thoughts.
    Maybe kamsky got better, by playing a lot, and the other GM's got rusty.
  8. 20 Jan '06 22:42
    Does anyone else think it is a little odd that the US GM is Russian?
  9. 20 Jan '06 22:44
    Congrads to Kamsky but i'm an Anand far. O well, he's tied for first at least.
  10. Subscriber no1marauder
    Humble and Kind
    20 Jan '06 23:06
    Originally posted by Bishopcrw
    Does anyone else think it is a little odd that the US GM is Russian?
    No. I think you're a little odd for bringing such a trivial matter up. He's lived in the US since 1989 and is a citizen. http://www.chessgames.com/player/gata_kamsky.html
  11. Standard member Yuga
    Renaissance
    21 Jan '06 07:15
    For excellent analysis of any of the games in the prestigious Corus Chess Tournament, one may visit http://www.coruschess.com/

    Or play through the moves yourself at

    (for the Kamsky-Anand game)

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1387430

    But the most inspired performance in the tournament thus far:

    Topalov v Mamedyarov (1/2 -1/2)

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1385919
  12. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Jan '06 13:46
    Originally posted by zebano
    Actually, Gata his dipped down to around 2680. That said, he is still an excellent player. I just ran through the game, Gata really played a nice endgame to convert the full point.
    Poor guy. I wish I was a lowly 2680!
  13. 21 Jan '06 13:57
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Poor guy. I wish I was a lowly 2680!
    I'm sure he'd only be 1500 if he had to play all his moves quickly during brief library visits!
  14. 21 Jan '06 16:13
    Originally posted by welsharnie
    I'm sure he'd only be 1500 if he had to play all his moves quickly during brief library visits!
    no he'd probably still be at least 2000, if not higher
  15. 21 Jan '06 20:28
    Originally posted by welsharnie
    I'm sure he'd only be 1500 if he had to play all his moves quickly during brief library visits!
    Ouch! I know where that comment was headed.