|May-04-05|| ||chessgames.com: Here are the games from the 5th Grand Prix d'Echecs de Bordeaux.|
There are a few games missing, and at least one of the games above has serious errors. We will correct these problems as soon as we are able.
Official site: http://www.grandprixdebordeaux.com/
|May-04-05|| ||yoozum: Was this a rapid-play event?|
|May-07-05|| ||Georgie Dubb: Each match consisted of two consecutive games with 25' per player per game (is this called rapid play ?) followed by blitzes in case of a tie.|
As a member of the audience and chess beginner I really appreciated very stimulating and instructive live comments by GM E.Relange and S. Laborde.
The following site also gives a(correct?) version of the games http://www.lepalamede.com/
|May-07-05|| ||hintza: Congratulations to Karpov, good follow up to his win over Istratescu. Does anyone know where Anatoly will be playing next?|
|May-09-05|| ||acdc: Why does Karpov still play chess nowadays? He isn't playing as well as he did before; he already has a lot of money and; he has also done nearly everything one can do as a chess player, so why play at all at a much lower strength and ocassionally lose a game to nobodies like Hamdouchi?!|
|May-09-05|| ||acdc: ...anybody else share the same sentiment?|
|May-09-05|| ||percyblakeney: I think Karpov knows that his only chance to win anything these days is to play against vastly inferior players, here he was lucky to win the final against Hamdouchi in a 4/3 minutes sudden death game where Hamdouchi blundered in a winning position according to Le Palamede.|
|May-09-05|| ||madlydeeply: Perhaps Karpov enjoys playing chess. It is the onliest thing he knows.|
|May-09-05|| ||offramp: I think it is like an ambassadorial role. He is touring the world popularising chess. Hopefully he might come to London soon and I'll be abli to go and see him.|
|May-10-05|| ||Phoenix JS: I agree with Offramp. I like the fact that he is still playing. I think you might be a little too focused on winning great prizes and money. The simple answer may well be that he loves the game. I think its a question about giving and sharing.... not taking :-)|
|May-13-05|| ||dryden: You must be joking.
Karpov could very well win the World Championship if only such event was NEITHER the FIDE lottery NOR the Classical Chess sectarian black mass.
|May-17-05|| ||SimSim314: First of all, karpov not so weak he is place 32(!) in the world, for comparing spaasky playing against fisher in 92(?) was on place 106, and second of all - most of the people don't play chess for money or even to win - people enjoy interesting games when they lose as well. So actually I don't get the question, what are you playing chess for - you are not gona be world chempion ?!|
|May-19-05|| ||Pretzel Logic: < acdc: Why does Karpov still play chess nowadays? He isn't playing as well as he did before; he already has a lot of money and; he has also done nearly everything one can do as a chess player, so why play at all at a much lower strength and ocassionally lose a game to nobodies like Hamdouchi?! |
acdc: ...anybody else share the same sentiment?>
Dude, Karpy was No. 1 or 2 in the world for over 20 years, and is still very strong. Kramnik and Anand couldn't carry his jockstrap. He played 8 matches for the world championship,at the more rigorous classical time controls, 3 with Korchnoi and 5 with Kasparov. In the matches with Kasparov, he is only -1 after some 185 games. Granted, he's a dull personality, and there are some questions about his ethics, but he's earned a right to play in any tournament.
|Mar-21-06|| ||pratik.p.patil: hi
i am new
how i play game ?
|Mar-21-06|| ||offramp: <pratik.p.patil: hi
i am new
how i play game ?>
I'm afraid you can't play here. This site is for comments only.
|Mar-23-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: The next Grand Prix d'échecs de Bordeaux will be an encounter between GM Laurent Fressinet and GM Francisco Vallejo Pons.|