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  1. 21 Sep '07 20:25 / 1 edit
    Kramnik vs. Svidler.

    Kramnik has moved his queen here 6 times up to move 21. One gets the feeling he isnt too interested in the wins at this stage. I can feel it in my water. His time is starting to tick.

    It may be harder for Kramnik in this tournament as he is the world champ and his opponents will obviously save their best efforts playing him while recieving the extra media attention which they can make a name for themselves. He needs some wins but maybe his NEED to win this tournament isnt as great as others playing here.
  2. 21 Sep '07 20:32
    svidler has only used 12 mins for 22 moves! i guess he's still in his theory!

    I cannot understand kramnik, as he in effect cannot lose(what with his rematch option) he should be going all out for the win in every game.
  3. 21 Sep '07 20:34
    Originally posted by jonrothwell
    svidler has only used 12 mins for 22 moves! i guess he's still in his theory!

    I cannot understand kramnik, as he in effect cannot lose(what with his rematch option) he should be going all out for the win in every game.
    What happens if he loses the tournament?
  4. 21 Sep '07 20:37
    Originally posted by LisaNova
    What happens if he loses the tournament?
    He's got some clause( as he is current champ) that allows him to play the winner of the tourn(if not him) in one on one match.

    The winner of that match will then face the winner of topolov vs the world cup winner. For the title.

    Thats as i understand it. in effect this is just a semi final!
  5. 21 Sep '07 20:43
    And if he wins?
  6. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    21 Sep '07 20:44
    Originally posted by LisaNova
    And if he wins?
    Then he will play with Topalov again.
  7. 21 Sep '07 20:50
    Originally posted by jonrothwell
    He's got some clause( as he is current champ) that allows him to play the winner of the tourn(if not him) in one on one match.

    The winner of that match will then face the winner of topolov vs the world cup winner. For the title.

    Thats as i understand it. in effect this is just a semi final!
    ..so if he loses this tournament then he plays the winner of this tournament and Topalov will also play the same person?? Or is that a different world cup?
  8. 21 Sep '07 21:03 / 1 edit
    That is the problem with this "FIDE", they make things unnecessarily complicated that people will lose their interest in what they are trying to promote and then after that BS they pulled on Kramnik last year they are a joke.

    Why dont they just keep things simple. We all want to enjoy these games, but hey.
  9. 21 Sep '07 21:28 / 1 edit
    Up to move 25 Qc6, which opens up more for Kramnik. It adds presure to his opponents rooks and F-pawn and allows more to push his own C-pawn forward. 7 moves to find a good position. Im wondering if he will be looking to push his B pawn in the near distant future?
  10. 21 Sep '07 21:59
    Kramnik is making repeating semi-forced moves here which makes me wonder if he isnt really interested in winning this tournament because of the way it's structured.
  11. 21 Sep '07 22:18
    1/2 1/2.
  12. 21 Sep '07 23:11 / 1 edit
    Anand vs. Gelfand. 1/2 1/2.

    Grischuk vs. Lenko looks a better game.

    Lenko looks to be on the attack now.
  13. 21 Sep '07 23:24
    Leko looks to have an attacking advantage here but hard to tell as these guys are walking computers.
  14. 21 Sep '07 23:41
    Move 45 for Lenko... taking time.

    e5 pawn looks weak for Grischuck.
  15. 22 Sep '07 00:08 / 1 edit
    QH2 looks dangerous for Lenko.

    Next move 46Black.