Monday, October 11, 2010

Carlsen loses again, Kramnik leads

What's up with Magnus Carlsen this days? First a really poor performance at the Olympiad, losing three games. Now two consecutive loses in as many rounds at Bilbao.

Granted, this is a very strong field but still this is something unexpected from the highest rated player today. This is only a six round tournament, so there is no way he can make a comeback. Unless he wins his next four games. I'm a Carlsen fan but even so, I cannot believe that is possible.

Kramnik is in great form as he won another game by beating Shirov. So the current standings are:

1. Kramnik 6 points
2. Anand 4 points
3. Shirov 1 points
4. Carlsen 0 points

The third round sees Anand playing against Kramnik. This should be interesting to see what Anand else he has in his repertoire for Kramnik.

6 comments:

The Chess Ninja said...

Not trying to be a perfectionist, but this is Bilbao. So Kramnik has 6 points, Anand 4, Shirov 1, and Carlson 0. And you used Shirov's name in place of Kramnik's :P

hairulov chessmaniacs said...

Part time blogger is a tough job Chess Ninja. We don't have editor to did the proof reading whatsoever. Jimmy's mistake is understandable because i also did the same mistake frequently.

Having said that, typing Shirov 2 times ( 1st and 3rd) place really make my day Jimmy ! :)

n@jd0rf said...

That's what 'comment' column is for.. :)

Jimmy Liew said...

"Not trying to be a perfectionist" , haha, thanks a lot ninja...

Jimmy Liew said...

Maybe Shirov might pull something out of his bag of tricks....then I will be recognized for the prophet that I am :)

abdooss said...

Carlsen is young enough to experiment a lot.. he is not scared of losing, to discover himself.. As Sun Tzu once said, "If you knew yourself and your enemy well, you will be undefeated in 1,000 battles"..

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