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(Haaretz)   Can Gelfand the Great defeat Anand the Ace and anend his reign? Can the Israeli Icon crack The DaVishy Code? Will the ghost of Bobby Fischer appear to demand money and extra lighting? The Chess World Championship continues today   (haaretz.com ) divider line
    More: Cool, Gelfand the Great, Anand the Ace, Boris Gelfand, Anand, Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, Israelis, Olympic medals  
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2012-05-11 08:39:59 AM  
Live coverage is at http://moscow2012.fide.com/en
 
2012-05-11 08:48:00 AM  
Sure, they're good, but are they
www.meaus.com
LEGEND?
 
2012-05-11 08:51:55 AM  
The Internet Chess Club has live coverage with analysis by Benjamin and Speelman without all the Russian gas company commercials.
 
2012-05-11 09:01:04 AM  
static6.businessinsider.com

I've been waiting for you to unleash that bishop all night...
 
2012-05-11 09:32:59 AM  

notmtwain: The Internet Chess Club has live coverage with analysis by Benjamin and Speelman without all the Russian gas company commercials.


Yup, watching there.
 
2012-05-11 09:34:21 AM  

notmtwain: The Internet Chess Club has live coverage with analysis by Benjamin and Speelman without all the Russian gas company commercials.


chessbomb.com has free coverage with commentary by gm arkadij naiditsch.

/looking forward to seeing kasparov shiat on the whole match and talk about how he should still be the champion.
 
2012-05-11 09:38:39 AM  
also that photo of gelfand in the article is priceless.
 
2012-05-11 09:38:42 AM  
Looks like this should be a draw with correct play by each side. I'm hoping Gelfand wins the match so I can listen to everyone complain that someone outside the top 10 in rankings isn't a real World Champion.
 
2012-05-11 09:48:05 AM  
Is it in Iceland, or the Philippines or Hastings....?
 
2012-05-11 10:30:08 AM  
Why is this in the Sports tab? This belongs in the Geek tab with Pro Wrestling!
 
2012-05-11 10:57:59 AM  

The Muthaship: Is it in Iceland, or the Philippines or Hastings....?


Moscow this time around
 
2012-05-11 11:11:41 AM  

IlGreven: Why is this in the Sports tab? This belongs in the GeekEntertainment tab with Pro Wrestling!


FTFY - just because it's on Syfy channel doesn't mean geeks give a shiat about pro wrestling.
 
2012-05-11 12:13:37 PM  
I read that as 'lightning' and thought that chess was exciting for a moment there.
 
2012-05-11 12:16:12 PM  

idesofmarch: IlGreven: Why is this in the Sports tab? This belongs in the GeekEntertainment tab with Pro Wrestling!

FTFY - just because it's on Syfy channel doesn't mean geeks give a shiat about pro wrestling.


That whoosh sound you heard is the point passing over your head.
 
2012-05-11 12:18:56 PM  

IlGreven: idesofmarch: IlGreven: Why is this in the Sports tab? This belongs in the GeekEntertainment tab with Pro Wrestling!

FTFY - just because it's on Syfy channel doesn't mean geeks give a shiat about pro wrestling.

That whoosh sound you heard is the point passing over your head.


I came to thread to comment how it shouldn't be in the Sports tab. You beat me to it, but you did it wrong.
 
2012-05-11 12:58:30 PM  
I'd love to see this play out like the other live sports threads on Fark...

12:54 pm *silence*

12:55 pm *silence*

12:56 pm

knight_on_the_rail 2012-05-11 12:56:12 AM

OOOOOOHHHHHHH!!!!!!


SigmaAlpha 2012-05-11 12:56:17 AM

BOO YAAA!


daver98 2012-05-11 12:56:35 AM

What happened? I had to take a phone call


The Muthaship 2012-05-11 12:57:04 AM

Damn! Hello Blackmar-Diemer Gambit! Goodbye Grünfeld Defense!

/So long, anchor bishop...nice knowing you


Krishimahalo7767 2012-05-11 12:57:11 AM

*ViswanathanTrollface.jpg*


Sims Parafor 2012-05-11 12:57:44 AM
daver98: What happened? I had to take a phone call

Gelfand just f*cked his position and gave up his rear bishop. Well, it's four moves from now, but still.


diceroller 2012-05-11 12:58:19 AM

Stop playing like a rookie, Gelfand, you cock!


Castle-bound 2012-05-11 12:58:52 AM

Gelfand has been overrated since Barcelona 2008. Morozevich is way better, especially at avoiding stupid traps like that.

/Nakamura deserves to be there
//FIDE won't give him a break


Nakamura_blows_goats 2012-05-11 12:56:12 AM
Castle-bound
/Nakamura deserves to be there
//FIDE won't give him a break


Yeah, which is why he's never cracked the top five in the rankings since he lost to Riazantsev eight years ago. Let it go already.
 
2012-05-11 01:24:13 PM  

The Muthaship: Is it in Iceland, or the Philippines or Hastings....?


It hasn't been the same since the Tyrolean spa had the chess boys in it.
 
2012-05-11 02:30:22 PM  
Holy shiat, live feed! http://moscow2012.fide.com/en/

It's got color commentary and everything.
 
2012-05-11 02:31:35 PM  

notmtwain: Live coverage is at http://moscow2012.fide.com/en


I'm an idiot. Totally missed that. Apologies
 
2012-05-11 03:11:59 PM  

SmackLT: I'd love to see this play out like the other live sports threads on Fark...

12:54 pm *silence*

12:55 pm *silence*

12:56 pm

knight_on_the_rail 2012-05-11 12:56:12 AM

OOOOOOHHHHHHH!!!!!!


SigmaAlpha 2012-05-11 12:56:17 AM

BOO YAAA!


daver98 2012-05-11 12:56:35 AM

What happened? I had to take a phone call


The Muthaship 2012-05-11 12:57:04 AM

Damn! Hello Blackmar-Diemer Gambit! Goodbye Grünfeld Defense!

/So long, anchor bishop...nice knowing you


Krishimahalo7767 2012-05-11 12:57:11 AM

*ViswanathanTrollface.jpg*


Sims Parafor 2012-05-11 12:57:44 AM
daver98: What happened? I had to take a phone call

Gelfand just f*cked his position and gave up his rear bishop. Well, it's four moves from now, but still.


diceroller 2012-05-11 12:58:19 AM

Stop playing like a rookie, Gelfand, you cock!


Castle-bound 2012-05-11 12:58:52 AM

Gelfand has been overrated since Barcelona 2008. Morozevich is way better, especially at avoiding stupid traps like that.

/Nakamura deserves to be there
//FIDE won't give him a break


Nakamura_blows_goats 2012-05-11 12:56:12 AM
Castle-bound
/Nakamura deserves to be there
//FIDE won't give him a break

Yeah, which is why he's never cracked the top five in the rankings since he lost to Riazantsev eight years ago. Let it go already.



Chess is dead. Wake me when they do the Fischer Random WCC
 
2012-05-11 03:14:48 PM  
Ah fark, it ate my "Capa Lives"
 
2012-05-11 06:55:30 PM  

SigmaAlgebra: Looks like this should be a draw with correct play by each side. I'm hoping Gelfand wins the match so I can listen to everyone complain that someone outside the top 10 in rankings isn't a real World Champion.


It's a prize, not a description. If Max Euwe can be considered a legitimate champion, so can anyone.
 
2012-05-12 09:50:34 AM  
So it appears that yesterday's Game 1 was a draw. What's today's strategy for the players? Will Gelfand play it safe or be more aggressive?

/was joking originally, but now I'm genuinely curious
 
2012-05-12 10:16:23 AM  

IlGreven: Why is this in the Sports tab? This belongs in the Geek tab with Pro Wrestling!


The most popular sport in the world, as my chess teacher would say.
 
2012-05-12 10:23:49 AM  
its the superbowl combined with the fourth of july for nerds
 
2012-05-12 10:42:18 AM  

Uzzah: The Muthaship: Is it in Iceland, or the Philippines or Hastings....?

It hasn't been the same since the Tyrolean spa had the chess boys in it.


This grips me more than would a muddy old river or reclining Buddha.

/thank God I'm only watching the game
 
2012-05-12 11:14:54 AM  

Nofun McKilljoy: its the superbowl combined with the fourth of july for nerds


Know how I know you got checkmated in four moves?
 
2012-05-12 12:18:37 PM  
Isn't 'pro' chess just a big game of memory at this point?
 
2012-05-12 02:59:06 PM  

IlGreven: Why is this in the Sports tab? This belongs in the Geek tab with Pro Wrestling!


Geek tab for chess. Entertainment tab for pro-wrestling.
 
2012-05-12 03:39:14 PM  
Why is this a sports story? When did every game or leisure activity become classified as a "sport"?
 
2012-05-12 04:27:24 PM  

SmackLT: I'd love to see this play out like the other live sports threads on Fark...


That's what we need -- a Fark chess tournament. Post moves with peanut gallery comments
 
2012-05-12 04:30:04 PM  

muck4doo: IlGreven: Why is this in the Sports tab? This belongs in the Geek tab with Pro Wrestling!

Geek tab for chess. Entertainment tab for pro-wrestling.


Sports tab for people who like to sit in a chair while they watch people exert themselves.
 
2012-05-12 04:31:17 PM  

SmackLT: I'd love to see this play out like the other live sports threads on Fark...

12:54 pm *silence*

12:55 pm *silence*

12:56 pm

knight_on_the_rail 2012-05-11 12:56:12 AM

OOOOOOHHHHHHH!!!!!!


SigmaAlpha 2012-05-11 12:56:17 AM

BOO YAAA!


daver98 2012-05-11 12:56:35 AM

What happened? I had to take a phone call


The Muthaship 2012-05-11 12:57:04 AM

Damn! Hello Blackmar-Diemer Gambit! Goodbye Grünfeld Defense!

/So long, anchor bishop...nice knowing you


Krishimahalo7767 2012-05-11 12:57:11 AM

*ViswanathanTrollface.jpg*


Sims Parafor 2012-05-11 12:57:44 AM
daver98: What happened? I had to take a phone call

Gelfand just f*cked his position and gave up his rear bishop. Well, it's four moves from now, but still.


diceroller 2012-05-11 12:58:19 AM

Stop playing like a rookie, Gelfand, you cock!


Castle-bound 2012-05-11 12:58:52 AM

Gelfand has been overrated since Barcelona 2008. Morozevich is way better, especially at avoiding stupid traps like that.

/Nakamura deserves to be there
//FIDE won't give him a break


Nakamura_blows_goats 2012-05-11 12:56:12 AM
Castle-bound
/Nakamura deserves to be there
//FIDE won't give him a break

Yeah, which is why he's never cracked the top five in the rankings since he lost to Riazantsev eight years ago. Let it go already.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-12 04:57:25 PM  
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Gelfand the Great?
 
2012-05-12 08:48:10 PM  

uber humper: That's what we need -- a Fark chess tournament. Post moves with peanut gallery comments


Bishop to King Seven, checkmate I think.
 
2012-05-12 09:00:04 PM  

uber humper: muck4doo: IlGreven: Why is this in the Sports tab? This belongs in the Geek tab with Pro Wrestling!

Geek tab for chess. Entertainment tab for pro-wrestling.

Sports tab for people who like to sit in a chair while they watch people exert themselves.


The pro-wrestling team continues to remain funny, just like your "sport", at least you guys have that going for you.
 
2012-05-13 03:39:42 AM  

Mike_LowELL: Nofun McKilljoy: its the superbowl combined with the fourth of july for nerds

Know how I know you got checkmated in four moves?


Because he's a scholar?
 
2012-05-13 05:13:28 AM  

theorellior: uber humper: That's what we need -- a Fark chess tournament. Post moves with peanut gallery comments

Bishop to King Seven, checkmate I think.


Milk and cookies kept you awake, huh?
 
2012-05-13 12:22:14 PM  

muck4doo: uber humper: muck4doo: IlGreven: Why is this in the Sports tab? This belongs in the Geek tab with Pro Wrestling!

Geek tab for chess. Entertainment tab for pro-wrestling.

Sports tab for people who like to sit in a chair while they watch people exert themselves.

The pro-wrestling team continues to remain funny, just like your "sport", at least you guys have that going for you.


I've never been a fan of wrestling, just silly. And I am a casual baseball and basketball fan. But I don't make sports anything more than it is -- entertainment.
 
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