< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 16 OF 16 ·
|Oct-31-04|| ||milanez: i forgot he played in ECC Cup where he gained 5.3 pts.
That makes it a loss of 17.7 pts for new Elo list. |
|Oct-31-04|| ||milanez: Top gainers among players rated 2500+(current rating/ELO gain)|
Jobava (GEO)- 2614 (+28)
Vaganian (ARM)- 2640 (+25)
Karjakin (UKR)- 2576 (+23)
Ivanchuk (UKR)- 2705 (+20)
Guseinov (AZE)- 2552 (+22)
Bluvshtein (CAN)- 2502 (+21)
Lazaro (CUB)- 2637 (+20)
Georgiev (MKD)- 2512 (+20)
and top..let's call them losers..
Stevic (CRO)- 2539 (-23)
Ostenstad (NOR)- 2506 (-22)
Almasi (HUN)- 2650 (-22)
Stanojoski (MKD)- 2506 (-20)
Hebden (ENG)- 2550 (-20)
Mcshane (ENG)- 2629 (-20)
Nisipeanu (ROM)- 2687 (-20)
Rozentalis (LTU)- 2595 (-19)
Dervishi (ALB)- 2502 (-18)
AGrest (SWE)- 2604 (-18)
Olafsson (ISL)- 2531 (-16)
Dautov (GER)- 2626 (-16)
Short (ENG)- 2687 (-15)
|Nov-01-04|| ||refutor: <ruylopez9000> oh but they do...let's look at the FIDE tournaments of the recent quarter|
9th Pacific Coast Open, World Open
World Open, 2004 National Open, CCA-Internet Club, 2004 Chicago Open
World Open, Chicago Open
Montreal International, Chicago Open, World Open
so basically the preparation was a bunch of open American tournaments, with the exception of novikov who played in the montreal international. i am honestly shocked that they did so well, without a steady diet of strong opposition. those are just the FIDE rated tournaments, check out the http://www.uschess.org for other events
|Nov-01-04|| ||samikd: <milanez> Unless there are mistakes the top gainer, BY FAR, seems to be India's Surya Sekhar Ganguly
2559-2660 (+101 !!!!)
|Nov-01-04|| ||acirce: <samikd> The site gives Ganguly's gain as 12.3 points. 2660 is his performance rating. It is virtually impossible to gain 101 points in a 14-round event |
|Nov-01-04|| ||arifattar: Anand pleased with India’s performance
Mallorca (Spain): V Anand has rated India’s performance as good in the 36th Chess Olympiad but at the same time agreed that “it could have been better’’.
Leading the Indian team after 12 years, the world rapid champion also feels that the Indians are ready to move in the big league after their best-ever fifth-place finish.
“We did not lose a single match by more than 1.5-2.5 that itself proves (that performace was good),’’ Anand said. “Perhaps we could have done better when we notice the disparity in number of winning positions we failed to convert and number of losing positions that we drew or won,’’ he added. According to Anand, had India recorded some more wins with bigger margins they could have finished inside the medal bracket.
“Perhaps not winning by bigger margins made the difference. If we look at teams like Ukraine and Armenia they scored many 4-0 or 3.5-0.5 victories, we did that only twice,’’ he said. On his personal experience here, Anand said he was pleased. “I played 11 games in all and I scored plus five (five victories and six draws), I am also adding a few rating points which is good.’’
Anand, who rested against Cuba in round 10 which the Indians eventually lost and could never recover thereafter, explained: “I wanted to take one rest in last five rounds as I had already played quite a few games, the question was when? And we decided that the 10th round was the best as I could regroup myself and play in the final four matches.’’
On the other hand, Ukraine’s top board player Vassily Ivanchuk laid the foundation of his team’s triumph by winning the first six games. Also the Ukrainian played in the first 12 games for his team and only took one rest in the penultimate round when things had already gone Ukraine’s way.
“Ivanchuk lives on Planet Ivanchuk,’’ Anand quickly pointed out. “It is hard to emulate him, just three days before Olympiad he lost around 15 points in an event and here he was just winning.’’
When asked whether he will be available for future, Olympiads, Anand said it Olympiad takes place only once in two years so it was too early to commit. Agencies
|Nov-02-04|| ||Gypsy: <chessgames.com> It looks like most of the games of the women's side of the Olympiad are still missing. Do you plan to import them? |
|Nov-03-04|| ||machess: dismal showing again by the philippine team! |
|Nov-03-04|| ||clocked: nice troll |
|Nov-03-04|| ||chessgames.com: Gypsy and others: <It looks like most of the games of the women's side of the Olympiad are still missing. Do you plan to import them?> The problem is that a lot of the women's games got mixed into THIS page instead of the women's section. E.g., what's Kosteniuk vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 2004 doing here? We're working to fix this.|
You are right, however, there are many women's games that are not imported, because the players in question are not in the database yet and these games take longer to import. Look for more games soon on the page 36th Olympiad, Women (2004). Thanks.
|Nov-03-04|| ||niemzo: greece finished eleventh! much higher than the elo system predicted |
|Nov-03-04|| ||Gypsy: Thank you <chessgames.com>. |
|Nov-03-04|| ||ruylopez900: <arifattar> It would be nice if Anand continually went to the Olympiads, and if Russia had Kasparov and Kramnik playing as well, maybe have a Russia A and a Russia B like they had for Spain (though I realize its because Spain were the hosts). |
|Nov-04-04|| ||OlimpBase: Please try this link: http://www.olimpbase.org/2004/2004t... to learn what performed ELO achieved by all the teams. It is interesting to compare final rankings with performed ELO table. (also many other interesting stats like most drawn games, best Buchholz etc) |
|Nov-05-04|| ||Darion: how do i get in a tornament |
|Nov-06-04|| ||ruylopez900: <darion> You cannot play on this website. It is just a database for players to check out GM games, talk about them and discuss the game in general. sites where you can play chess include:|
www.playchess.com (need chessbase software)
|Nov-10-04|| ||Giancarlo: I'm not at all surprised by the win of the Ukraine team, they've always been at the top of the chess podium. They have lots of talent. |
|Nov-10-04|| ||notyetagm: Anyone know who won the Brilliancy Prize for the best game at the Calvia Olympiad?
If you could, please email me the answer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for all responses. |
|Nov-14-04|| ||OlimpBase: AFAIK no best game prize has been awarded. |
|Dec-04-04|| ||Knight13: Not much games have been kibitzed. |
|Dec-05-04|| ||yoozum: maybe you should kibitz on all of them for good measure. |
|Dec-05-04|| ||iron maiden: Don't give him any ideas. |
|Dec-05-04|| ||yoozum: 3296 games...
that will grant him the coveted # 2 spot; still a few thousand away from acirce :-)
|Dec-06-04|| ||Knight13: I ain't kibitzing on all these games, man. That'll be boring since I've already did at Paul Michel's place. |
|Dec-22-04|| ||trestor aleostro: <machess: dismal showing again by the philippine team!> Considering that the Philippine team was seeded 40 and finished 19th out of 128 teams (with 422.5 tiebreak points but sharing 12th-20th places with 32 game points), I don't think it's "dismal showing" at all. The Filipinos finished higher than China (seeded 16th) which placed 24th, England (seeded 6th) which ended up at 30th place, and Hungary (seeded 15th and outpointed 1.5-2.5 by the Philippines in the last round) which wound up at 31st.|
Prior to the Olympics, the team announced that the goal was to finish in the top 10. By scoring 32 points, it's fair to say they missed that goal by a mere half point as 32.5 was good for 9th-11th. I'd say it was a fine performance and far from dismal. machess, consider it a gentle rebuke.
< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 16 OF 16 ·