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For those who enjoy thinking, and the thinking man's game.

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Comment by André Blank on April 28, 2009 at 8:35am
Thanks for the warm welcome George.
I'm really way off understanding the opening at all. A serious study, done by me would mean my rating should rocket forward.

I like Carlsen's play as well. Especially in the beginning when, although playing brilliantly, eagerness sometimes made him lose games. Somehow made him more human. I think that's the attraction I have for Morozevic's play as well. Daring assaults which might succeed but -as at the Corus Tournament- sometimes utterly fail.

Thankfully, chessplayers are still human.
Comment by George Kane on April 25, 2009 at 12:42am
Welcome, Andre. I think that any Sicilian player needs a strategic understanding of the Schevenningen. You need that to defend the Rauzer or to play the Najdorf, Paulsen or Taimanov. Perhaps you will write an article for this folder on your studies?

Topalob is the most ferocious of the World Championship Three, which includes Anand and Kramnik. But none of those three is going to take a great step forward. I think that Magnus Carlson could surpass them all at any time. I think that very shortly Carlson, Teimur Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin and Levon Aronian will be perched above all the rest.

BTW, Kamsky is far down in the pack in Nalchik, but he is just two moves from the lead. Two moves would have rescued his two losses amd given him an additional point and a half.
Comment by André Blank on April 24, 2009 at 5:24pm
Before I might start, I love chess, but am not really good at it. I love the Scheveningen opening these days (Not because I'm dutch) and my favorite player is Topalov (even after his Kramnik soap adventure).
Comment by D. E. Hall on January 29, 2009 at 12:12am
Apologies for being absent often. Will have free time in a month or two.
Comment by D. E. Hall on January 7, 2009 at 9:02pm
Wow, i leave over holiday and our group doubles in size. Huzzah!
Comment by D. E. Hall on December 24, 2008 at 1:56am
I see we hit 5 members. Our first milestone. Yay!
Comment by D. E. Hall on December 17, 2008 at 1:13pm
I christen this board: Ironic!
 

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