Inge «Insan» Harkestad

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  1. Og det ble remis på Tari. Alt i alt en god norsk dag!
  2. Ifølge ChessBomb har de 30 sekunder per trekk fra første trekk.
  3. Artig og kanskje litt hårete angrepsoppsett av Carlsen nå. Dette lar jeg meg underholde av.
  4. Tari ser ut til å ha kommet seg godt ut av åpningen med svart, der han spiller Grünfeld ("Russian system"). Etter 12 trekk ser han ut til å ha eliminert hele hvitfordelen. (Så får vi inntil videre leve med at Wojtaszek ser ut til å ha gjort det samme mot Carlsen.)
  5. Jeg synes det er artig at også Aryan Tari deltar i år, i B-gruppen - eller "Challengers", som det egentlig heter. Der får han prøvd seg mot bl.a. Gawain Jones, Nils Grandelius og Erwin l'Ami.
  6. Dette virker helt klart å være den mest komplette listen; bare for i dag (torsdag 5. januar) ligger det inne fire turneringer i henholdsvis Ås, Arendal, Hamar og Kristiansund. Ulempen med denne listen er at den er så komplett at man må bla helt til side fire for å finne dagens turneringer. Den inneholder også ikke-ratede turneringer, så du må nok inn og titte på turneringene en for en, Drumlin, for å finne ut hvilke som er ratet. Så vidt jeg vet finnes det ikke en samlet oversikt noe sted over kun ratede, norske turneringer. For øvrig synes jeg at Sjakkforbundets turneringsoversikt er verdt å nevne. Jeg synes den gir en ganske god oversikt over de viktigste turneringene.
  7. Ja, på det området må Carlsen kunne sies å ha et forbedringspotensial. Jeg merker meg en viss dreining blant de ikke-sjakkspillende vennene mine: Tidligere var utsagnene om ham utelukkende positive, men i det siste har det begynt å komme en del kommentarer om å være en dårlig taper. Dette er nok litt av baksiden av mediemedaljen: Nå som Carlsen har blitt en "kjendis" får han (og til dels også sjakken) mer oppmerksomhet både på godt og vondt.
  8. Synd ...
  9. ... og denne gang var det Karjakin son gikk inn i en gaffel og tapte!
  10. Stormester-remis mot Grischuk. Helt greit.
  11. Jaja, remis er et veldig bra resultat. Også Karjakin spilte remis.
  12. Til ære for Ivanchuk kommer følgende lille historie, fortalt av Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam: "As he walks back, the door opens and Vassily Ivanchuk enters the restaurant. Drowsily he looks around, somewhat dazed, as though he has just woken up. He puts his hands deep into his trouser pockets and yawns without opening his mouth. What further plans he has is not yet clear. He lets his eyes wander round mistily, gives a nod in my direction without recognizing me, and takes a step forward. Behind him, Alexander Sulypa follows quietly. The waggish look in his eyes is permanently apologizing for the behaviour of his friend. Ivanchuk gives the impression that he is heading for the section of the restaurant where he has been having his meals for the past two weeks. But halfway there, he suddenly seems to change his mind. With an abrupt movement, he swerves off and makes straight for Kasparov’s table. Approvingly, he looks at this excellent table, which, strangely enough, he hadn’t noticed before and with a second-rate actor’s emphatic nod he moves the chair back and sits down. Sulypa doesn’t know very well how to handle the situation. He has walked on uncertainly to their regular table. Laughing with embarrassment, he whispers to Ivanchuk to join him. To no avail. The staff are more resolute. Determinedly, one of the waitresses comes in and addresses the disobedient guest severely: “Ivanchuk, this is Kasparov’s table!” Her words have little effect. Keeping her at bay with a soothing gesture, Ivanchuk adopts a concentrated attitude suggesting that he intends to experience sitting on Kasparov’s chair to the full. His trance is interrupted by Diego, who steps up to him with an expression on his face that indicates this has gone far enough. Authoritatively, he commands: “Come on, Ivanchuk, this is Kasparov’s table. Now go and sit at your own table.” Ivanchuk realizes that he will have to say something now and, turning partly to Diego, partly to the guests in the restaurant, he implores: “Please let me sit here for five minutes to absorb Kasparov’s spirit.” Diego turns round and goes away, shaking his head. From their giggling and the looks they're exchanging, it is clear that the other guests are enjoying all this. We don't have to wait long. The door swings open and Klara Kasparova comes in, as if she has been waiting off stage for her cue. She takes in the situation with astonishing speed. She has barely set foot in the restaurant before she puts her hand over her eyes and, peering around as if she were spying like an Indian, she walks up to Ivanchuk with threatening steps. He looks up at her imploringly and softly repeats his plea. Klara Kasparova listens to him and then takes an unexpected decision. Putting her hand on his shoulder in a motherly gesture, she whispers into his ear and then quietly sits at another table. It soon turns out that she has once again perfectly anticipated her son's state of mind. Kasparov is hardly surprised when he finds Ivanchuk sitting on his chair and he joins his mother without further ado. After the situation is explained to him, he speaks a few words to Ivanchuk, laughing kindly, and then concentrates on the menu."
  13. Tari vant siste parti og endte med solide 7,5 poeng.
  14. Da ble det altså en 47 år gammel, eksentrisk ukrainer som vant VM i hurtigsjakk. Så lenge dette ikke ble Carlsens mesterskap, synes jeg det er veldig artig at tittelen gikk til Planet Ivanchuk.
  15. Ai, Chucky vant. Dermed havner Carlsen på andre eller tredje plass når han slår Mamedyarov.