Reports | December 08, 2007 21:43

Tiebreak 5.2: Karjakin ook doorTiebreak 5.2: Karjakin also through

[lang_nl]Zo, we zitten inmiddels in het Weserstadion van Werder Bremen, in de Business Lounge, met uitzicht op het voetbalveld, en twee matches uit de Bundesliga zijn ongeveer een halfuurtje geleden begonnen. Hierover snel meer, want eerst nog even een kleine update van de World Cup. (Wel kan kan alvast verklappen dat Anand inderdaad meespeelt voor Baden Baden! Livepartijen hier). Karjakin heeft zich namelijk eenvoudig geplaatst voor de halve finales na een 1,5-0,5-zegen in de rapid tegen Alekseev.[/lang_nl][lang_en]OK, we're now at the Weser Stadium of Werder Bremen, in the Business Lounge to be specific, with a view of the football field, and the two Bundesliga matches have begun about half an hour ago. More on this very soon, but first a small update on the World Cup. (I can already reveal that Anand is indeed playing for Baden Baden! Live games here). Karjakin has qualified for the semi-finals quite easily, with a 1,5-0,5 victory in the rapids against Alekseev.[/lang_en]



[lang_nl]Het schema vanaf ronde 3: Klik voor grotere versie:

[/lang_nl][lang_en]The schedule as from round 3: Click for bigger version:


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This will be a real test for Shirov: he was defeated quite smoothly this year by Karjakin in Wijk aan Zee and at the European Team Championships (and a little less smoothly in Foros).

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Gave site!
Is die dagopgave toevallig gekozen? Het idee van de sleutzelzet is namelijk precies hetzelfde als 25.Nd5 van Karjakin

Andrew's picture

I'm a Karjakinfan. I've been following him for years and all can say to those who think that Carlsen is better is that in my opinion he is not, and the reason is that Karjakin has practically the same level as Carlsen does by having played less tournaments than Carlsen. But I'm sure any of them as well as Radjabov have great chances of becoming a world champion, and in the near future.

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