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    Friday
    Jan072011

    This Week's ChessVideos Show: Kaidanov vs. the Nimzo-Indian

    Sounds like an old-time monster movie, and the game covered therein almost becomes that at one point. Kaidanov has White, Onischuk has Black, and the battle between White's attacking prospects and Black's attempts to blockade remains in an exciting balance for a while, but then the floodgates are broken. I think you'll find the game exciting and instructive, and since the video is free (free registration required), what are you waiting for? (Okay, you don't have to rush too much, as it will be available on-demand for a month. But why wait?)

    Saturday
    Feb272010

    Polgar Wins the Sicilian Theme Match in an Armageddon Game

    Mea culpa! I thought the match ended in a 2-2 tie, but it turns out Judit Polgar and Gregory Kaidanov had a blitz playoff. Games 5 and 6 repeated the usual pattern, with White winning both games - first Kaidanov, then Polgar. Finally, they went to an Armaggedon game (Kaidanov had White and six minutes, Polgar Black, five minutes and draw-odds.) Polgar won the game and thus the match.

    I'd provide or link to the games, but I haven't found them. If someone else succeeds, please give the URL in the comments.

    Friday
    Feb262010

    Polgar Wins Game 4, Draws Match with Kaidanov

    With her (convincing) win in game 4, Judit Polgar drew her Sicilian theme match with Gregory Kaidanov. All four games were entertaining and won by White, and they make the prospect of subsequent theme events attractive. (These kinds of events used to happen with some regularity in the early 20th century, but apart from correspondence chess very rarely nowadays.) Here's the final game of the match.

    Thursday
    Feb252010

    Kaidanov-Polgar, Game 3: Kaidanov Wins

    Their 4-game Sicilian theme match has been very exciting so far, and their third game is no exception. You can replay it here.

    Tuesday
    Feb232010

    Polgar-Kaidanov, Game 2: Polgar Wins, Ties Match

    Here's the game, here's the web page, and here (below) is a video on the first game.

     

    Monday
    Feb222010

    Other Events: Kaidanov-Polgar and Movsesian-Swiercz

    Linares may be the main event, but it isn't the only show in town. To single out just two events, there's an online match between Gregory Kaidanov and Judit Polgar and a match between Sergei Movsesian and young (15 or 16) Polish GM Dariusz Swiercz (HT on the latter to Kajetan Wandowicz).

    You can replay the first game of the first match and the first two games of the second match here.