Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Another opinionated Russian

Kasparov on Carlsen's relative poor form, FIDE, and life in general, courtesy of ChessVibes.

At the end of this article, you'll find thirty games from a recent Kasparov simul against Belgian players: the 30-0-0 shutout was possibly bloodier than Waterloo.

1 comment:

Frederick Rhine said...

Kasparov's opponents seem to have been very weak. A couple of interesting points from the games: in game 3 (vs. Van Los), Kasparov disdained 6.Ke2!, winning a piece by force; cf. a simul game of Tim Krabbé's that began 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 e6 4.c4 Bb4+ 5.Ke2! (Kasparov made a good choice, as it turns out: Van Los simply hung a piece on move 7.) In game 7 (vs. Segers), Kasparov apparently wasn't afraid to allow Marshall's 6...e5! with near equality (Segers instead played abysmally and was mated on move 11).