♡ 60 ( +1 | -1 ) A promising start......despite (though some might say "because of") a complete lack of Petrovs through round two. I guess you take Kramnik out of the mix and sparks start to fly.
I haven't analyzed any of the games in depth, but on tonight's plate is Adams' round-two KO of Topalov--it looks to be the kind of convincing punch none of the competitors in San Luis could deliver. Kamsky's also brought a smile to my face, choosing (and losing with) the Scandinavian (!) against Toppy in round one and yet knocking Gelfand around in round two.
Tomorrow looks like a bit of a bust, but I'll probably be paying close attention to Ivanchuk-Anand myself.
♡ 28 ( +1 | -1 ) I've only had time to look deeply Topalov/Kamsky and Anand/Karjakin.
I don't understand how Kamsky had choosen a Scandinavian!. I like the 1.e4 d5 for "social" games. But,... in a tournment? I wait for some kind o "magical" new variant, but there was no such a thing, or I cannot see it.
♡ 50 ( +1 | -1 ) If you have problem with the link to coruschess, it's also -> www.chessbase.com after the games are finished.
They also privide coments in many lenguages, if you prefer to read them in other lenguage than English.
Corus has the advantage of seeing them play in real time. You can say..."mmm Topy has to put that Knight here...mmm Anand shouldn't do that move..." and... minutes later... you'll realize why they are there and why you're not!
♡ 58 ( +1 | -1 ) Kamsky defeats Anand!!!Gata Kamsky, who's been slapped around all tournament long and was in last place, just took down the (heretofore) undefeated Anand!