Originally posted by PhySiQI think it was probably the fee, i mean was Kaspers doing it for nothing? Did the fee
Well that sure was short lived. Kasparov has been chased off now by two top ten players. Both Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura have forced his exit. Nakamura having done so after a confirmed period of barely longer than a month (although he had training sessions with Kasparov since January).
After having worked in New York with Kasparov, Nakamura wr ...[text shortened]... hat is after his sessions with Kasparov.
What are your opinions on this dismissal?
Originally posted by Maxacre42I doubt that Kasparov in his prime could beat Nakamura with knight odds in a blitz game let alone even consitently beating him without knight odds in a blitz game.
Yeah he did an amazing job on Carlsen.. I don't know how anyone can say otherwise... He probably beat naka in a blitz with knight odds during one of their breaks and got into an argument after
Originally posted by wormwoodI think you have hit the nail on the head Mr. Wormwood. I think much of the growth potential of Nakamura is going to be limited because of that personality trait as well! Too bad for Nakamura, that while he is a tactical machine - he's missing some of the finesse and understanding of the game that a player like Kasparov could teach him. I'm not the only one who thinks so... Carlsen has said that there are 8 (maybe he said 10? can't remember) GM's who understand the game much better than he - that its a completely different tier. I would suppose Carlsen would know. Carlsen has changed his play a great deal. Especially with regards to openings.
nakamura has always been more of a DIY guy, hasn't he. probably has some kind of an issue with strong authorities. and garry is a very strong personality. I don't see naka taking any kind of strong guidance for very long. maybe it's just that.
and magnus obviously did get a lot out of it, garry practically changed his style into the current 'get a playab . I suppose magnus thought he got what he came for, and continued onwards to other things.
Originally posted by PhySiQYes, but certainly not with knight odds... and certainly not easily even without knight odds.
I think you have hit the nail on the head Mr. Wormwood. I think much of the growth potential of Nakamura is going to be limited because of that personality trait as well! Too bad for Nakamura, that while he is a tactical machine - he's missing some of the finesse and understanding of the game that a player like Kasparov could teach him. I'm not the only on ...[text shortened]... ink that match would be much more equal if not Kasparov favored than most would expect.
Originally posted by PhySiQSome marriages have ended sooner. I don't have much of an opinion about why
Well that sure was short lived. ... What are your opinions on this dismissal?
Originally posted by ketchuploverI doubt Kasparov is anywhere close to his game right now. I think it shows poor class to take cheap shots at former players, especially one that could own them in the face when he was in his prime.
Kasparov v. Nakamura
So let it be written. So let it be done.
Originally posted by nimzo5Mind you I'm far from an expert, or even that strong of a player. But it seems impossible to me you can be considered by many the best chess player who ever lived by having a one dimensional game.
Nakamura is rarely accused of having class, but he might have made an accurate point that Kasparov's dominance of the chess world from the late 80's to 2000 was on the back of his opening advantage.