Sunday, May 20, 2012
Finally, Someone Wants to be World Champion
Chessbase provides interesting analysis of the decisive game here: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=8172. In other tournament news, it looks like two players badly wanted to win the US Championship. Hikaru Nakamura won by catching Gata Kamsky in the final two rounds. Kamsky's game vs. Seirwan, was my favorite game of the event. You can see analysis here: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1666528 Based on the final game of the rapid playoff it looked like no one wanted to win the US Women's Championship. IM Krush pulled out a win there through no fault of her own. First the opponent missed an elementary tactic to win a rook, then hung a rook of her own to throw away the game.