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|Feb-23-05|| ||iron maiden: Congratulations to Sutovsky, taking first place against all odds: he had to win as black, Kharlov had to lose, and Ivanchuk, as white, had to lose or draw. How many other players would have just taken an early draw and gotten out of there?|
In any case, it'll be interesting to watch how he fares at Dortmund this summer.
|Feb-23-05|| ||aragorn69: Is Sutovski definitely qualified for Dortmund ? What is the tie-break rule ?? |
|Feb-24-05|| ||suenteus po 147: I'm a little new to the whole tournament circuit thing. Do I understand correctly the winner of Aeroflot has an automatic invitation to Dortmund? Where is Dortmund? How else does one qualify for Dortmund? What makes Dortmund one of the "big three?" |
|Feb-24-05|| ||iron maiden: <suenteus po 147>
1. Dortmund is in Germany.
2 & 3. Dortmund is the third-biggest tournament of the year; clearly behind Corus and Linares, but ahead of everything else. It usually contains most of the top five players, plus two or three outsiders--the winner of Aeroflot, the top German, and one of the child prodigies. A sampling of past line-ups: 2003 had Bologan, Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Radjabov and local player Naiditsch, and last year featured Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Svidler, Bologan, Rublevsky, Naiditsch and Karjakin.
|Feb-24-05|| ||cu8sfan: My prediction which I posted on the Shakhriyar Mamedyarov page was Ivanchuk, Sutovsky and Bacrot. I'm happy that two of the three made it into the first three. Sutovsky is a great attacking player. It's fun to play over his games. |
|Feb-24-05|| ||ARMENIA: Armenia now has two 2700 players ! That's an improvement ! Of course Vaganian wasn't in his best form after the Olymiad but it is interesting to see that almost all of the Armenian players had positive improvments. Regards |
|Feb-24-05|| ||suenteus po 147: <iron maiden> Thanks for the answers. So Sutovsky is in. Who else will attend? Naiditsch no doubt, and probably Anand, Kramnik, Leko, and Bologan (if the last two years are any indication). Does anyone know when it starts? |
|Feb-24-05|| ||iron maiden: Usually it takes place from late July to early August; not sure about the exact date for this year. |
|Feb-25-05|| ||Maroczy: Will chessgames post games from the 9th round? |
|Feb-25-05|| ||ranchogrande: great tournament ! Seems like chess isnt played all out (Are you listen Bobby?)..
And one game , folks , will in MHO go down History Lane .And it is <Aronian-
Popov> , from the 4th round.A strong contender for game of the year.Really fireworks !Bravo Aronian!! |
|Feb-25-05|| ||Maroczy: Once again: will the 9th round be posted? |
|Feb-26-05|| ||chessgames.com: Sorry, until http://www.aeroflotchess.com/ puts the PGN online we won't have them either. Check back later today. |
|Feb-27-05|| ||Sequoia: Why are the games of the last round not available? |
|Mar-02-05|| ||ENERGY1: Where are Ponomariov's games with Yakovich, Kotronias, and Gyimesi? |
|Mar-03-05|| ||Maroczy: Chessgames: ICC has some 9th round games available, can you import those? |
|Mar-03-05|| ||cu8sfan: <Maroczy> Happy Birthday! (-; |
|Mar-03-05|| ||Maroczy: <cu8sfan> Thanks. I just like his games and the era he played, it's not a cult thing:). |
|Mar-03-05|| ||Open Defence: is it Geza MAroczy's b'day ? or the User Maroczy ? |
|Mar-03-05|| ||cu8sfan: According to http://www.chesscafe.com/ it's Geza Maroczy's 135th birthday. |
<Maroczy> Your avatar goes very nicely with that time. I like the fact that's your Holmes is not smoking the calabash people usually associate with him. That image of Holmes was made popular through a movie. Conan Doyle never specified what kind of pipe Holmes was using.
|Mar-03-05|| ||Maroczy: <cu8sfan> I like the Basil Rathbone Holmes films; I recently bought " The Hound of the Baskervilles ", my favorite. That's when Hollywood made decent movies with good actors. There are good films today but I like the 30's & 40's films. How about Greer Garson? I haven't seen anyone that's even close in contemporary films. Just my opinion, don't mean nuthin'. |
|Mar-09-05|| ||chessgames.com: We finally received the round 9 games of the Aeroflot open. |
|Mar-09-05|| ||yoozum: Aeroflot is a horrible company. Their fleet is primarily composed of planes from the 70's. I had some unpleasant experiences with them several years ago. |
|Mar-10-05|| ||azaris: They're a good methaphor for the chess played in the tournament:|
Often a bit shoddy but never a dull moment.
|Jul-03-11|| ||checkmateyourmove: how do i view the standings for this tourney? or any one have the top 3 finishers here?|
|Jul-04-11|| ||Albertan: Checkmateyourmove The tournament was won by Sutovksy on a tie-break over Ivanchuk: see: http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_...|
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