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Re: Berlins and Black is winning
Reply #2 - 11/22/08 at 17:15:02
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Great book Mr. Cox, congratulations ! Wink
  
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Re: Berlins and Black is winning
Reply #1 - 11/21/08 at 13:02:50
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Berlin also did very well at the ECC. Connoisseurs of nihilism and The Berlin Bishop Endgame will enjoy Adams-Wang Yue. Impressive enough on its own but more so when I tell you that Black spent the entire game looking round the room, walking about, and staring at White wondering why the game was still continuing. Afterwards Adams looked like a rugby player who'd just mistaken a brick wall for a tackle bag. I wouldn't mind betting WY had had the final position on the board in some training camp.
  
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Berlins and Black is winning
11/17/08 at 01:38:45
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Has anyone noticed how many Berlins are being played at the Olympiad and Black is winning. The latest is

[Event "Chess Olympiad 2008"]
[Site "Dresden"]
[Date "2008.11.16"]
[Round "4.2"]
[White "Shirov,  Alexei"]
[Black "Naiditsch,  Arkadij"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2726"]
[BlackElo "2678"]
[WhiteCountry "ESP"]
[BlackCountry "GER"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 Ne7 10. h3 Ng6 11. b3 a5 12. Bb2 Nf4 13. Rad1+ Ke8 14. a4 Bf5 15. Nd4 Bg6 16. g3 Ne6 17. Nce2 Nxd4 18. Nxd4 Bc5 19. Rd2 Rd8 20. Rfd1 Bb4 21. c3 Bc5 22. g4 h5 23. f3 hxg4 24. hxg4 Be7 25. Bc1 Rd5 26. Re1 Bg5 27. Rde2 Bh4 28. Rh2 Rh7 29. Rf1 Rxe5 30. Bf4 Rd5 31. Bxc7 Kd7 32. Bb6 Bf6 33. f4 Rxh2 34. Kxh2 c5 35. f5 cxd4 36. fxg6 dxc3 37. gxf7 Ke7 38. Be3 Kf8 39. Kg2 c2 40. Bc1 Be7 41. Rf2 Rc5 42. Kf3 Kxf7 43. Ke4+ Kg6 44. Kd4 0-1

I think John Cox's Berlin Wall must now be the no 1 seller! Perhaps Anand was right not to play 1 e4 allowing a Kramnik's Berlin.

is this GM fashion/fad? Ah, the vagaries of fame.
  

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