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did carlsen get lucky again

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #21


    Nakamura does seem to be able to get good positions against Carlsen and good positions which suit his aggressive style. But a point seems to come when Carlsen's stout defending tilts the balance of the game and once Carlsen has the edge it is pretty soon all over.

    Maybe Nakamura needs to be able to concentrate intensely for just that little bit longer, or find just that little bit more intuitive feel for the attacking positions he creates.

    Anyway I hope he stays true to his attacking instincts and does not start to put safety first Azeri style.  Better to lose playing fighting chess than that.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #22


    Two things:

    1. Nakamura, while often considered the world's best living blitz/bullet player, hasn't spent equal energy on his classical game. Carlsen spends far more energy training for classical chess.
    2. Style differences matter. Carlsen is a "grind it out" positional player, Nakamura is a tactical monster. The latter works well in speed chess, but the former prevails in classical.
  • 18 months ago · Quote · #23


    I hope some 9 year old prodigy comes along & shows kanye what it's like to have an IQ above retarded level. Laughing

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #24


    MrDamonSmith wrote:

    I hope some 9 year old prodigy comes along & shows kanye what it's like to have an IQ above retarded level. 

    I don't agree with everything Kanye says, but imo he's probably one of the smartest people around today. That guy is a genius. Just listen to his Yeezus album - it's not the kind of music I listen to for fun, but as far as I'm aware, it's not like any other music that's ever been made. And it's not just a jumble of elements that sounds weird and discordant for no reason. Everything works together, giving the album a unique, recognizable style.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #25



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