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  1. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    03 Dec '11 20:19
    Round one results. Carlsen beats Howell. Short has bye. All others were drawn.
  2. 03 Dec '11 20:31
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    Round one results. Carlsen beats Howell. Short has bye. All others were drawn.
    Mcshane - Carlsen tomorrow, it will be interesting game
  3. 04 Dec '11 06:05
    poor howell - resigned in a level position vs angus
  4. Subscriber Kegge On Vacation
    04 Dec '11 12:05
    McShane fighting to draw under enormous zeitnot pressure was the most interesting game.
  5. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    05 Dec '11 12:17
    Round 2 results

    Kramnik 1 Short 0
    Nakamura 1 Aronian 0
    Rest drawn
    Anand=bye
  6. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Dec '11 12:42
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    Round 2 results

    Kramnik 1 Short 0
    Nakamura 1 Aronian 0
    Rest drawn
    Anand=bye
    Doesn't that put Magnus behind a half point? Wait, are they using classical numbers, 1 for win, 1/2 for draw? 0 for loss?
  7. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    05 Dec '11 16:06
    I think it's 3-0-1(W-L-D)
  8. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    05 Dec '11 18:07
    Round 3: Carlsen vs. Nakamura 1-0.

    Final position:



    Whatever black does white's rook is coming into play to do some serious damage.
  9. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    05 Dec '11 18:17
    Originally posted by hunterknox
    Round 3: Carlsen vs. Nakamura 1-0.

    Final position:

    [fen]r1b2q2/5p1k/7p/3Pp2N/4BQ1P/8/1r4PK/2R5 b - - 0 0[/fen]

    Whatever black does white's rook is coming into play to do some serious damage.
    Nakamura just can't handle Carlsen! If memory serves me, that's three wins in a row for the Norwegian. Wonder what Kasparov thinks of all this now he's coaching Hikaru...?
  10. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    06 Dec '11 22:34
    Round 4

    Carlsen .5 Kramnik .5
    McShane 1 Howell 0
    Nakamura 1 Anand 0
    Short 1 Adams 0
    bye=Aronian
  11. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    06 Dec '11 23:18
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    Round 4

    Carlsen .5 Kramnik .5
    McShane 1 Howell 0
    Nakamura 1 Anand 0
    Short 1 Adams 0
    bye=Aronian
    Great round!! Every game was fascinating. I just love this tournament!!
  12. 07 Dec '11 00:27
    Hikaru over Anand? ... "awaken a sleeping giant" ... comes to mind..


    Q
  13. 07 Dec '11 13:48
    Nakamura vs Anand was one of the best games I've seen. Black looked dead in the water at one point but completely turned it around.
  14. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    07 Dec '11 14:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by grandmasteryoda
    Nakamura vs Anand was one of the best games I've seen. Black looked dead in the water at one point but completely turned it around.
    I can't seem to post this %$£$%£"$ pgn! Game is here...

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1649582

    26.Bc4 looked wrong to me. While watching the game i couldn't work out why white can't play Bxa6. black can't capture because of Nc6. It's difficult to see what blacks response would be...

    29.Nc4 was the move sighted by both players as the blunder, but Nakamura pointed out that white has aproached the position wrong. Claiming the c-file with the rook and invading along that file was his suggestion... }
  15. 07 Dec '11 16:18
    Never mind the London Games....Boring.

    Game 8543964
    During the game the Black Queen makes over 30 moves missing a few
    mates while she gobbles up the White army.
    Infact between move 17 and move 35 Black makes nothing but Queen moves.

    The g8 Knight stays at home for 65 moves then on move 66 it moves
    and gives instant mate. A Classic.