Dec 9, 2009

London Chess Classic: Day 2--Carlsen Again

McShane tossed out a KID against Carlsen and Carlsen chewed him up. Again, no fireworks, although there was some flash: see especially White's 47th. The kid wakes the imagination. Kramnik manhandled Ni Hua, and Howell and Short drew. Today, Hikaru escaped from Adams not unlike Ni Hua from Hikaru yesterday. Chess players are going to talk about Hikaru's speed and raw talent forever. Put the bullet down now and go for more.

Tomorrow's a red letter day. Howell has White against Carlsen, Hikaru has White against Short, and Gelfand-Ponomariov kick off in the World Cup final.

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