Reports | March 07, 2008 2:33

[lang_nl]Video's ronde 12[/lang_nl][lang_en]Videos round 12[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Vanzelfsprekend was Topalov niet aanspreekbaar na zijn blunder. Carlsens eerste reactie (een soort van vrolijke verbijstering) hebben we wel, alsmede Aronians evaluatie van zijn bijzondere eindspel tegen Shirov.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Naturally, Topalov did not want to comment on his blunder. But we do have Carlsen's first reaction (a kind of happy perplexity) and also Aronian's evalution of his special endgame against Shirov.[/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.


Dr. Wolfgang Berghorn's picture

That even 2700+ players - playing each other - suffer from "blunders" makes chess the most "wonderfull" game (sport - sic!) on earth. All "patzers" - like me - can enjoy watching this all the more! And look how sportively they comment on their mistakes! Great gestures! Thanks a lot to ChessVibes for showing this so touchingly!

Amos Sky's picture

Wolf Gray:
I like the old guard. I'd love to see Anand maintian the title for awhile, especially if he can prove himself in a championship match against Kramnik. Anand definately knows what it takes to take young lads to school like Carlsen. I'm just wondering who's going to be the first world champion born after 1980...any predictions? While the old guard maintains it's stranglehold on the crown there is always a feverish battle amongst the youth to see who will be the first one to pillage and loot the old guard's castle...right now my money's on Aronian or Carlsen.

Old Man's picture

Thanks for the videos Peter! Truly great work.

Magnus seems to be developing quickly as a player and person. Looking at him now he is a lot more charismatic and fluent in english. It's a joy to see and I'm sure the chessworld are in for something great.

Randowan's picture

What about the Aronian and Leko love story - "when you follow Leko you're never wrong". Both Aronian and Leko seem to be lovely fellows.

Wolf Gray's picture

Every new video on Chessvibes is more professional, than previous one. Thank you, Peter. As for the mysterious blunders made by 2700+ guys, I think, they are simply tired. Too many tournaments a year + exhausting format of this particular one.

Amos Sky's picture

Magnus is one cool dude. It's hard not to like the kid and if you don't like him the next two decades of chess might be hard to take because I think he has plans of taking over the chess world , especially if his opponents keep blundering. Who's going to be his Kryptonite in the future...Karjakin, Radjabov, Aronian? Time will tell.

Wolf Gray's picture

Funny... "Who?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s going to be his (Magnus) Kryptonite in the future?¢‚Ǩ¬¶Karjakin, Radjabov, Aronian?"... No one said a word about Anand, who is playing a solid, not so much spectacular, chess and going to win this tournament. Are you sure, the old guard is written off already?

Friedel Craft's picture

Magnus makes chess cool!

Dominicanchess's picture

Hey, I didnt see a handshake between Topalov and Carlsen... Or is there something I didnt see?

Philipp's picture

What's going on? Good question and good response from Magnus: "It's insane." Maybe some of the guys are not in shape, maybe this tournament doesn't have the right feeling to it, maybe it's coincidence. But then, players like Topalov, Shirov and Ivanchuk have always made mistakes. On some days they play like geniusses, on others they dont.

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