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  1. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    18 May '13 21:54
    the event in Norway.
  2. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    18 May '13 22:29
    Magnus had his chance but could only muster one draw in his final two games.
  3. 20 May '13 16:49
    Well done to Nakamura to draw level just behind Karjakin
  4. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    20 May '13 19:38
    But another so-so result for Anand,doesn't bode well for him come November. He needs to get that fire in his belly back,else Magnus will crush him.
  5. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    21 May '13 00:18 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sundown316
    But another so-so result for Anand,doesn't bode well for him come November. He needs to get that fire in his belly back,else Magnus will crush him.
    I have to disagree with this i'm afraid. Anand played very well in Norway, i think he looked a lot sharper than he has done over the last couple of years. I think he'll go away feeling that he's made some progress. Yes he lost two games, but his approach was a lot more enterprising than his recent drawish uninspiring play. At the end of the day, the World championship wasn't at stake, he needs to get back to his old fighting self. A couple of losses is neither here nor there, he got three wins and could have had more. There is plenty of room for optimism imo..
  6. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    21 May '13 00:33
    Hammer tried his best,but he was completely out-classed. They couldn't get a stronger Norwegian player,like Agdestein?
  7. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    21 May '13 01:52
    Originally posted by sundown316
    Hammer tried his best,but he was completely out-classed. They couldn't get a stronger Norwegian player,like Agdestein?
    Is he stronger? Not sure about that. Hammer took a pasting, there's no doubt about that but was it really a surprise? The whole field out graded him by at least 100 elo points. He's a decent player, i find him easier to understand than the elite guys. The way they play is just beyond my understanding. Carlsen especially, most of his moves look really slow, almost passive. Then 40 moves later he's got a winning ending and it's all over, i just don't have the brain to really appreciate what he's doing. I love watching his endings though, the guy is just exquisite at playing with small advantages!
  8. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    21 May '13 20:01
    The only reason Hammer was in there because it's a FIDE rule that at least one player from the host country must be entered in the event.
  9. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    22 May '13 07:06
    Originally posted by sundown316
    The only reason Hammer was in there because it's a FIDE rule that at least one player from the host country must be entered in the event.
    Um... I think Carlsen is Norwegian...
  10. 22 May '13 08:46 / 1 edit
    Very good Karjakin game vs Anand

    I would of takens Karjakins side almost throughout the game even though he lost - very good chess.

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