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  1. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    09 Dec '14 21:33
    Will Vladimir Kramnik be the winner?
  2. Subscriber thaughbaer
    Duckfinder General
    11 Dec '14 02:26
    Adams 1 Caruana 0

    I particularly like the LiveStream commentary Chromecast to the TV
  3. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    11 Dec '14 03:03
    Originally posted by thaughbaer
    Adams 1 Caruana 0

    I particularly like the LiveStream commentary Chromecast to the TV
    I found the commentary was really glitchy on my computer. Maybe it is because i'm using linux. Adams win today was really great! The piece Sac was really well judged, if he can only find a way to not lose to Anand, Vishy seems to have a voodoo over Mickey if memory serves..
  4. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    12 Dec '14 00:08
    Rd. 2 Kramnik squashed Nakamura, Giri beat Adams, quiet draw in Caruana-Anand.
  5. Subscriber thaughbaer
    Duckfinder General
    12 Dec '14 16:09
    Naka has played the Evans !!!
  6. 12 Dec '14 20:38
    Originally posted by thaughbaer
    Naka has played the Evans !!!
    He's mad.

    Pleasantly mad, but still.
  7. Subscriber 64squaresofpainonline
    The drunk knight
    12 Dec '14 21:23
    Mickey could have beaten Vlad if he saw f6... apparently he has a cold, this could be a factor
  8. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    13 Dec '14 01:28
    Naka probably realized that Anand, like Karpov, is not comfortable playing against these 19th century type openings, especially as Black. Remember that Kasparov once crushed Vishy with an Evans in about 25 moves a few years back. Good choice by Naka, and very interesting game.
  9. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    13 Dec '14 23:06
    2 in a row for Naka, blew Adams away pretty quickly in Rd. 4
  10. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    14 Dec '14 14:26
    Ok so the last round is about 5 minutes old and three draws are almost certain already! Damn the Berlin to hell!!!
  11. Subscriber 64squaresofpainonline
    The drunk knight
    14 Dec '14 15:22
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Ok so the last round is about 5 minutes old and three draws are almost certain already! Damn the Berlin to hell!!!
    I liked someone's idea I saw that all players should get an extra half point if they do not play the Berlin.

    Let's just hope that the reason why they're all playing the Berlin is they're trying to refute it,
    and soon we'll stop seeing it at all 😀
  12. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    14 Dec '14 16:23
    Originally posted by 64squaresofpain
    I liked someone's idea I saw that all players should get an extra half point if they do not play the Berlin.

    Let's just hope that the reason why they're all playing the Berlin is they're trying to refute it,
    and soon we'll stop seeing it at all 😀
    It's not that the Berlin is uninteresting, you can learn a lot by seeing this type of play. It is a rare sort of position in that it offers so little by the way of tactics, but lets face it, it really gets awefully dull to watch it played over and over and over again....YAWN!
  13. Subscriber 64squaresofpainonline
    The drunk knight
    14 Dec '14 20:17
    Vishy wins the tournament via the tie-break, the condition being most wins with the Black pieces.

    Only one game was won with Black in the entire tournament, and guess what? Twas with the Berlin!!
  14. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    14 Dec '14 21:02
    Originally posted by 64squaresofpain
    Vishy wins the tournament via the tie-break, the condition being most wins with the Black pieces.

    Only one game was won with Black in the entire tournament, and guess what? Twas with the Berlin!!
    Yes i have to admit, his game was rather good. The Berlin can come alive, but a bit more variety wouldn't hurt. That said, well done Anand! Seems he still has Caissa on his side after all. 😀
  15. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    15 Dec '14 07:55 / 1 edit
    If you ever saw a knight with no hope...