Reports | March 01, 2008 0:51

[lang_nl]Eerste drie video's vanuit Linares[/lang_nl][lang_en]First three videos from Linares[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Vanwege allerlei technische probleempjes heeft het even geduurd, maar hier zijn dan de eerste drie video's vanuit Linares! Naast interviews met Leko en Aronian kun je de hevige tijdnood van Ivanchuk meemaken en de reactie horen van zijn tegenstander (en winnaar van de partij) Carlsen achteraf.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Because of some technical problems it took a while, but finally the first three videos from Linares are up. Besides interviews with Leko and Aronian, you can see Ivanchuk's terrible timetrouble and the comments after the game of his opponent (and winner of the game) Carlsen.[/lang_en]








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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.


peter's picture

Of course he was happy - who wouldn't be, after a win with Black? And Magnus actually seldomly refuses an interview. But you have to realize that it was only a few minutes after the game, so he was both tired and still trembling a little perhaps.

Wolf Gray's picture

Hey, "live games support" guys! Are you sure there was 54....Ke5 in the Topalov-Rajabov game?

peter's picture

No, it wasn't. It always the same: the arbiter starts putting the two kings on e4 and e5 to tell the DGT software it's a draw, but instead of doing that at the same time, he does it one by one.

Wolf Gray's picture

Thank you, Peter
for the explanation. Anyway, the web support from Linares (I'm speaking about local guys, not about chessvibes!) is below the belt. Sorry.

Wolf Gray's picture

Dear Peter,
thanks a lot for your work. As for the guys who were supposed to provide "live games" from Linares, I propose to organize a webmaster school for them in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Louis de funes's picture

raar dat de arbiter aankondigt dat chucky op tijd verloren heeft.
ik dacht dat de arbiter moet zwijgen en de tegenstander moet claimen

manyoso's picture

Magnus did not seem at all happy with how that turned out. Either that or he was just not happy to be interviewed after.

manyoso's picture

Ahh, thanks for the context. Still, it almost seems to me like Magnus gets embarrassed from winning when he hasn't played that well or when his opponent has blundered/lost on time.

gogomil's picture

Thx Peter for the nice videos! These players are so nice, looks like Seneka's words -nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura demetiae fuit -cant be applied here. All look a bit tired !

Andy's picture

Moet je claimen dat je tegenstander de tijdscontrole niet haalt? Dat dacht ik niet. Het is de taak van de arbiter om te controleren of de tijdscontroles gehaald worden.

manyoso's picture

I think Carlsen made an error with 44. Rd7 ...

44. Rc8 Rxc3 45. b5 ... is clearly winning I believe.

White can then march the b pawn and Black has no good counter as Black's rook can't leave the c file lest he leave his bishop unprotected. If Black capture's White's b pawn with the bishop he loses his rook... no?

Wolf Gray's picture

One more detail: it should be a winter school.

Amos Sky's picture

Cool videos!!!

Wolf Gray's picture

Short postmortem overview: Aronian went wrong with 25.Qe2, a move he can hardly explain, I think, and finished up with a dead drawn position. Topalov, maybe, had a chance after Rajabov's 28....Qd2, but after 37.Qd5 he had only "practical chances", no more. I'm glad to see Ivanchuk in his very solid form again... nothing more to say. Carlsen-Shirov is still going, but... young guy will find a way, I think.

manyoso's picture

Man, that was a great game. Very entertaining. I really thought Shirov was going to get out of it with a draw.

lordnelson's picture

who won the carlsen vs shirov game

manyoso's picture

Carlsen won. Shirov blundered horribly on last move. I think he was under time pressure. See frontpage.

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