♡ 19 ( +1 | -1 ) Kramnik v TopalovWill it be possible to follow the World Championship match live on the internet? Which website would have the best coverage of this event? Thanks in advance.
♡ 22 ( +1 | -1 ) Lots of sites will have itI know the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS, www.freechess.com) will be relaying the games; and I bet the Internet Chess Club (ICC, www.chessclub.com) will as well, though you may not be able to comment unless you're a paying customer.
♡ 24 ( +1 | -1 ) And of course...The main FIDE site at -> www.worldchess2006.com will be carrying the games live. (We'll have to wait and see whether their application runs smoothly, though.)
♡ 78 ( +1 | -1 ) First BloodKramnik takes a full point in game 1, holding on for the win in a seesaw affair. Not the sharpest play by either player, but a powerful reminder that explosive potential lurks in almost any position.
Irina Krush delivered free, live, and competent commentary on the game courtesy of www.worldchessnetwork.com. This proved quite interesting since she was alone, in front of her home laptop, and more than occasionally eating an apple. Tomorrow the commentator will be Larry Christiansen.
The interesting thing about this is that it was not necessary to register with their site to hear the broadcast. I accessed it by 1) opening Windows Media Player, 2) clicking File-->Open URL and then pasting http:// audio . worldchessnetwork . com : 8000 (stripping out the spaces!) into the box.
♡ 214 ( +1 | -1 ) Thanks Bucklehead !Good to hear that Kramnick win, Jeff... Time to press the advantage now, lest it disappear~! And so I want to point out some stats presented last May here in Chess Forum; where I Clearly implied Kramnick INDEED definately, possibly, might win this! :) At least it does seem that the STATs were on his side. First is the hyperlink to the thread, which has departed its existance at GK Forums, but now resides in cyber- search land. Thus you can encounter many other astute remarks of the potentialities. ********** (Albeit, this was all prior to knowing of the Tinkle Test requirement, which both contestants have presumably er, passed with ease ?!) *** ######################################## -> austinfilmfestival.org Some interesting stats:
Message: I thought some of these stats from a games d-base were interesting, however much they may or may not bear upon predicting the Topo-Kram outcome. For EG, that K enjoys a healthy +19 -9 =33 advantage in results vs ~Topo! Hmmm -> www.chessgames.com
**** But besides the heads up results, how about comparing Topo vs Karpov since he can be very ferocious, brilliant, solid, and lets face it ...boring from time to time. So that sounds kinda like Kramnick, eh? Topo has 10-10=16 vs Karpov. Even up despite being the younger man. Kramnick vs KArpov has +8-5=23 . A little bit better. *** Results vs Leko are fairly close too. With Topo having +11-12=28 and Kramnick having +9-7=54 with Pete. A bit better here too. *** And finally vs Kasparov. Kramnick +21-22=79 vs Topo having +6-14=16 Hmm, not so impressive. I'd be interested to see any other mutual opponent records that anyone care to look into. **** Final thought for the day: What if Topo has been wildly spending his best ideas in tournament play, so to crack 2800 ... but Kramnick has been a bit drawish lately ... maybe keeping his Best thoughts at home, tucked under a mattress (or whereever GM's put their Improvements nowadays ...!?) , quitely watching, waiting to spring them upon the unsuspecting, overconfident match opponent. Say like a WC perhaps ..... Hmmm?!! }8-) ***** ########
♡ 9 ( +1 | -1 ) what a blunder!in my eyes.. a hudge bludner from kramnik in move 31...
why didn't he polay Kxf8???
♡ 32 ( +1 | -1 ) diagram after move 30 by BLACKbefore move 31 by Kramnick as WT.
d123 I couldnt see anything to take at f8 on move 31 of match game~1 , nor anything for White to take With on f8 ?!
♡ 9 ( +1 | -1 ) Topalov is now in troubleIt's beginning to look like his lack of previous match experience may be the deciding factor.
♡ 4 ( +1 | -1 ) Lucky manKramni caught a bird of luck...
♡ 40 ( +1 | -1 ) Itis off course not over "before the fat lady sings" Topalov have before showed remarkable comebacks and today Kramnik "did not win" but rather "Topalov" lost the game, however Kramnik must quite feel comfortable now and with his matchexperience in mind, it's going to be the task of Topalov's life, to equalise the score!
♡ 46 ( +1 | -1 ) But ...Can Kramnick really come up with any Drawing lines now?! }B-) Ya, okay I thought That was pretty funny :)))))) *** And just remembering them calling Fischer-Spassky #2 'second rate Chess' . And that now Topalov is pretty much in the Bent Larsen position of the first Fischer-Spassky WC Candidates Matches... but then again he's also in the Fischer position of the WC ... What to think? Is Topalov wishing he had not said they were not in the same league now?
♡ 46 ( +1 | -1 ) Kramnik-Topalov matchComment by Yasser seirawan on Playchess.com:
-Go to Playchess.com -Maybe you have to download the Playchess.com interface -Log in as guest -Klick on "Broadcasts" under "Rooms" -Klick on "Games" -Klick on the game you weant to watch
There you can follow live comment by Yasser Seirawan on the games played in the match Topalov-Kramnik.
The comments stay there, so you can read them and study the games whenever you want.
Does it work the way I described ? Please let me know.
♡ 13 ( +1 | -1 ) 3rd gameA draw! The 2nd game looked crazy attacking for topalov, he had good chances, I was browsing through the moves with a glance.
♡ 36 ( +1 | -1 ) Did Topalov ...... just blow another one? He seemed to have a bit of an edge in that ending (at least according to the commentator), but then went into that quick drawing line. Maybe the edge was insufficient to do much with, and Topalov decided to save his energies? One thing's for sure. The lopsided scoreline so far belies the real competitiveness of this match... ;-)