|Oct-05-05|| ||chessgames.com: We now have a number of games from the recent Dutch Rapid Opening tournament. Arkadi Naiditsch placed clear first with a super 8/9 score.|
Chessbase has an excellent report on this event here: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
|Oct-05-05|| ||THE pawn: After his win at dormund, everyone thought it was luck and all, but now he clearly establishes his great GM strength with his win in the tournament. (arkadi)|
|Oct-05-05|| ||John Abraham: <THE pawn> It wasn't luck in Dortmund. It was cheating...|
|Oct-06-05|| ||refutor: good to see that Seirawan is playing again, even if it's only rapid|
|Oct-06-05|| ||THE pawn: <Abraham> is this a joke? If not, do you have any proof?|
|Oct-06-05|| ||suenteus po 147: <THE pawn> Who needs proof? One admission of guilt for a past mistake is all anyone needs to know he is a cheater now and forever.|
|Oct-06-05|| ||suenteus po 147: <THE pawn> To elaborate, I was being sarcastic. I doubt there's any proof of wrong doing on Naiditsch's part in Dortmund or here. I was shocked and appalled, though, to find out that Naiditsch had cheated in an event. And while that gives me a very low opinion of the man it is important that we do not let a single past crime stigmatize someone for his whole life (of course, if he does it again any time in the future that's a whole different story).|
|Oct-07-05|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: <THE pawn> I think <John Abraham> was hinting to his opinion that some people are too stubborn or too conceited to recognize that some players (like Naiditsch) can win tournaments because they are simply great players (or at least better than the others).|
|Oct-07-05|| ||TruthHurts: <THE pawn: After his win at dormund, everyone thought it was luck and all, but now he clearly establishes his great GM strength with his win in the tournament. (arkadi)>|
Dortmund was great but this rapid tournament means nothing. Players in it were relatively wick. The only opposition he had was Wan Wely Timman and Seirawan and draw with 2/3, the rest were low 2500 or 2400 players. In blitz this kind of result is not amazing at all... Many top GM's or 2600 GM's had this kind of results. Just watch the rapid chess in Mainz every year. Strong GM's just destroy 2500 and 2400 GM's to usually start the second day with 4, 4.5 or 5/5. You usually see a big amount of players with 8.5/11, and with an opposition much harder than in this dutch blitz open. By the way Naiditsch finished with 8/11 in Mainz this year behind other top GM's... You have to understand that his result there, is the expected result for a middle 2600 GM, in a rapid open against a such wicker opposition.
|Oct-07-05|| ||TruthHurts: Watch <the pawn> I noted for you the ratings of his opponents. He won against: |
2534 (with white)
2566 (with white)
He drew against Timman 2630 and Seirawan 2635.
And finally he beat Van Wely 2645.
All of this in a blitz tournament.
So please don't say that this result is extraordinary, Naiditsch is 2641 and was the second highest rating of this wick blitz open, where we hardly found 2600 or 2500 players and where most of the players where around 2300 2400. His place and his result is everything but normal.
|Oct-07-05|| ||sitzkrieg: TruthHurts: Watch <the pawn> I noted for you the ratings of his opponents. He won against:
2534 (with white)
2566 (with white)
Are u sure these arent numbers of the French championship?
|Oct-07-05|| ||THE pawn: <almost all> Woups! sorry I didn't look at the games and the ratings of the players. I thought it was a good tournament since I just took a quick glance at the first few players ( seirawan, timman etc.) Yeah I agree, that's not exactly the sort of tournament you're extremely proud to have won. So Arkadi had been cheating in the past? Yurk, that makes a bad impression for the public, and when someone cheats, I never believe him after...|
|Oct-07-05|| ||TruthHurts: sorry for this:
<His place and his result is everything but normal.>
of course I wanted to say:
<His place and his result is everything but not normal...>
And by the way I guess he didn't cheat in Dortmund , he cheated with a computer in an internet tournament while dortmund was a real tournament where you can't obviously have a computer by your side... And if he had a computer in the pocket(like pocket fritz) he would have won all his games in Dortmund, specially his game against Adams ;)...
|Oct-07-05|| ||Brown: On the above chessbase site, their is a curious picture of Yasser. He looks so young, and it's as if he's found a unique way to give someone the finger.|
|Oct-07-05|| ||John Abraham: <Brown> LOL !|
|Oct-08-05|| ||THE pawn: <Brown> hehe, that's exactly what I thought when I saw the picture. I even believed it was a joke at first, but this is all serious!|