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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 May '08 16:34
    At the Grand Prix, he shared first with Wang and Gashimov. Not bad for a kid, eh. This must be better than Fischer at the same age, what do you think?
  2. 06 May '08 17:01
    link?
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 May '08 17:04
    Originally posted by ChessJester
    link?
    Sorry, forgot the link:
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4610
  4. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    06 May '08 17:25
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    At the Grand Prix, he shared first with Wang and Gashimov. Not bad for a kid, eh. This must be better than Fischer at the same age, what do you think?
    I`m more surprised about Wang Yue and I can say that I like his positional play.
  5. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    06 May '08 18:00
    Originally posted by Korch
    I`m more surprised about Wang Yue and I can say that I like his positional play.
    same here. his game against svidler almost made me want to study endgames.

    almost.


    (3) Wang Yue (2689) - Svidler,P (2746) [D80]
    FIDE GP Baku AZE (11), 03.05.2008

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Ne4 5.Bh4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 dxc4 7.Qa4+ Qd7 8.Qxc4 b6 9.Bg3 Nc6 10.Nf3 Bg7 11.e3 0-0 12.Be2 Bb7 13.0-0 Na5 14.Qb4 Rac8 15.Ne5 Qd6 16.Rfd1 Rfd8 17.Qa4 c5 18.e4 Bxe5 19.Bxe5 Qc6 20.Qxc6 Nxc6 21.Bg4 Ra8 22.Bc7 cxd4 23.Bxd8 Rxd8 24.Be2 e5 25.Rac1 Kf8 26.f3 a6 27.Kf2 Ke7 28.Bc4 Rd7 29.Bd5 dxc3 30.Bxc6 Rxd1 31.Rxd1 Bxc6 32.Rc1 Bd7 33.Rxc3 Kd6 34.Rd3+ Kc6 35.g4 Be6 36.a3 g5 37.Ke3 Kc7 38.Rd1 b5 39.h4 h6 40.Rh1 Kd6 41.hxg5 hxg5 42.Rh5 f6 43.Rh6 Ke7 44.Rh7+ Bf7 45.Rh8 a5 46.Ra8 a4 47.Ra7+ Ke8 48.Rc7 1-0
  6. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    06 May '08 18:17
    Originally posted by wormwood
    same here. his game against svidler almost made me want to study endgames.

    almost.


    (3) Wang Yue (2689) - Svidler,P (2746) [D80]
    FIDE GP Baku AZE (11), 03.05.2008

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Ne4 5.Bh4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 dxc4 7.Qa4+ Qd7 8.Qxc4 b6 9.Bg3 Nc6 10.Nf3 Bg7 11.e3 0-0 12.Be2 Bb7 13.0-0 Na5 14.Qb4 Rac8 15.Ne5 Qd6 16.Rfd1 Rfd8 17.Qa4 c5 18. ...[text shortened]... Rh1 Kd6 41.hxg5 hxg5 42.Rh5 f6 43.Rh6 Ke7 44.Rh7+ Bf7 45.Rh8 a5 46.Ra8 a4 47.Ra7+ Ke8 48.Rc7 1-0
    I can`t understand why Svidler still uses Gruenfeld, after he has been crushed in this opening by top GMs so many times.

    But 18.e4 was good novelty. And Wang Yue has showed very good opening preparation as only in one game (against Inarkiev) he got into suspicious position.
  7. 06 May '08 20:04
    I just took a look at the Bacrot-Carlson game and think it explains the trouble I've run into when attempting the Nimzo-Indian against higher-rated opponents. As Black, I've always castled kingside as quickly as possible in this opening, but here Carlson waits and eventually castles queenside.

    For those who've enjoyed success with the Nimzo, do you usually hold out as long as possible before castling? I wait often enough with other openings but tend not do so with the Nimzo, probably because it just feels so easy, even natural. And as a result, I often get crushed.

    Thanks.
  8. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    07 May '08 09:20 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by more guinness
    I just took a look at the Bacrot-Carlson game and think it explains the trouble I've run into when attempting the Nimzo-Indian against higher-rated opponents. As Black, I've always castled kingside as quickly as possible in this opening, but here Carlson waits and eventually castles queenside.

    For those who've enjoyed success with the Nimzo, do yo ...[text shortened]... ecause it just feels so easy, even natural. And as a result, I often get crushed.

    Thanks.
    I think Carlson decided on 0-0-0 as white had played his bishop to g5, giving the opportunity to get well advanced pawns on the kingside with no loss of tempo. Opposite castled games rest on who can advance their pawns fastest on the opposite wing, black is clearly winning this battle before it has begun! After ..Bxc3, white would really prefer to castle kingside (as the pawn structure on the Queenside is disrupted) but as black already has far advanced kingside pawns, castling on this side would be suicide. White could possibly have tried 7.Bxf7, but after ..gxf7 he still would be very brave to castle kingside as white has the open g file. White really didn't get a look in in that game, very strong play indeed by Carlson!!
  9. 08 May '08 19:49
    Thanks for the analysis, M. I guess my question has more to do with timing than it does with space or which side one should send one's king. I've always castled early in the Nimzo and am starting to think black concedes too much by doing so. Does anyone else who has experience with this defense agree? Disagree? I've been tempted to try the Dutch in order to avoid the Nimzo all-together.
  10. 08 May '08 20:44
    Originally posted by more guinness
    I just took a look at the Bacrot-Carlson game and think it explains the trouble I've run into when attempting the Nimzo-Indian against higher-rated opponents. As Black, I've always castled kingside as quickly as possible in this opening, but here Carlson waits and eventually castles queenside.

    For those who've enjoyed success with the Nimzo, do yo ...[text shortened]... ecause it just feels so easy, even natural. And as a result, I often get crushed.

    Thanks.
    I like your nickname.

    Sorry for the off-topic.
  11. 18 Feb '09 15:14
    Originally posted by more guinness
    Thanks for the analysis, M. I guess my question has more to do with timing than it does with space or which side one should send one's king. I've always castled early in the Nimzo and am starting to think black concedes too much by doing so. Does anyone else who has experience with this defense agree? Disagree? I've been tempted to try the Dutch in order to avoid the Nimzo all-together.
    I, too, have left the Nimzo. Experimenting with transpositions from the Caro. The middlegames are ugly hairy beastly but refreshing.
  12. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    18 Feb '09 22:53
    Originally posted by more guinness
    Thanks for the analysis, M. I guess my question has more to do with timing than it does with space or which side one should send one's king. I've always castled early in the Nimzo and am starting to think black concedes too much by doing so. Does anyone else who has experience with this defense agree? Disagree? I've been tempted to try the Dutch in order to avoid the Nimzo all-together.
    Castling is based on King safety, the Nimzo is a slow moving animal, and you must really pay attention to your pawn structure, and the threats that exist for white to disrupt it. This should be the basis for how you castle, alongside the other points of guide;
    Material
    Pawn Structure
    Mobility
    King Safety
    Threats

    -GIN