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27052003, You hit the nail on the head!
It was a good video, but the endgame is all about calculation which i feel the computer can do better than even great palyers such as Fischer, Kasparov, Alekhine, Anand and definitely Carlsen. We must also not underestimate Karjakin's calculation. Magnus is the champion, howewer that dows not mean players such as Karjakin are not good and thus being great chess players they must be respected as well.
I do hope GM AlexYermo will take back his previous comments that Anand is a good as retired right now...
“I don’t even mention Anand in this context, because Anand will not win in Khanty. Vishy is finished and done for, stick a fork into him. It’s not the fear of Magnus – it’s the fear of playing chess that did Anand in, and it happened some 3-4 years ago”
His results at the Candidates tournament prove just the opposite. I do think you're not afraid to admit you were flat wrong.
EDIT: Anand just won the tournament with one round to spare, so it's rather irrelevant if GM AlexYermo reconsiders, or not.
aleSGCHESS, I'm not bragging. I'm just saying that maybe kajakin did indeed calculate it out and made the right decision. Though magnus's intuation is indeed very, very good you can't always rely on it. magnus is a better player than Karjakin for sure, but his calculation is this particular position may not be. Like I said even Magnus isn't perfect! (of course I'm not saying I am.) But you have to realise this is just hypothetical. Magnus may indeed have calculated it out, and played Rg6!! Still it IS the best move,that's all!
black King doesnt need to move to h4 because of Rxg4 or is it? (around 20 minutes in the video)
Good insight Wolfemonster, I agree completely. He's just very, very strong.
I understand the idea that magnus succeeds in part due to a very keen practical instinct. But he has also demonstrated, for example in game 9 of the wch match, that he has the ability to calculate through mind-bogglingly complex positions and play only-moves, computer moves, for 20 moves straight. And when he talks about his games, you sometimes here him talk about practical aspects, but he also spends alot of time simply stating how many mistakes or inaccuracies he made, which makes me think his game is a bit more objective than we may believe.
Chessmasters 2004, I like Yermo analisis and think that you think too much of your 1700 analisis...show a little respect. You can´t rely always on computers or calculation, otherwise chess would be dying...there are always other ways of understanding a position and is very nice to have such a strong GM showing us his thoughts.
I liked the video and respect your point of view, but a winning move is a winning move, despite what Magnus would have done. you cannot call Rg6 a mistake, if the computer says its the best move. You have to trust the computers in such situations, because the position is one that relies mainly on calculation. Indeed, some players can calculate quite well, and you can't underestimate karjakin's calculation. Just because magnus is the champion, he still has some weak points.(relatively)
by GM Alex Yermolinsky
GM Yermolinsky is back with perhaps the most complicated rook-and-pawn endgame in any video we've ever done. The game wasn't played by the World Champion, but he has a strong suspicion he knows how Magnus Carlsen would have played it. Despite the computers knowing the best line, Yermolinsky encourages a mix of calculation and intuition. In the end, he leaves a bit of work up to you - message him with your analysis and he will see if you've done good work!
Players: van Wely
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)
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GM Alex Yermolinsky
Since his arrival in the United States in 1989, Alex Yermolinsky has won numerous major swiss events including the World Open and U.S. Open multiple times. He was the U.S. Champion in 1993 and 1996. Alex cherishes his recollections of the glory days of the now aging, but underrated U.S. Olympic Team of the 1990's. Alex is the author of "The Road to Chess Improvement", his magnum opus that threatens to become the most sought after out of print chess book on EBay.
Other authors need not worry, Alex has left chess writing behind him. These days he's more interested in online chess media. His "What Every Russian Schoolboy Knows" instructional weekly show on the Internet Chess Club has a large following. Alex is hoping to further his online presence here on Chess.com.
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