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|Jan-04-06|| ||controlaltdelete: heey guys - and girls :)- somebody told me this is a category 20 tourney. That makes sense with players ranked 2-3-4-5-7-9-10th of the world. The average rating is ELO 2720!! So why is it that the Chorus site mentions it as a category 19?!|
|Jan-04-06|| ||euripides: <So why is it that the Chorus site mentions it as a category 19?!> poetic license, no doubt.|
|Jan-04-06|| ||larrewl: <Bobak Zahmat> <lostemperor> How do you count the points on a fair basis when people are submitting predictions in various numbering formats: 1-14, 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 1-2, etc. It could be dis/advantageous to submit large groupings depending on your point system. For example, My prediction is more likely to be correct if I predict Anand, Leko, and Topalav to finish in the top three than if I predict a precise order such as Anand 1, Leko 2, Topalov 3. If your scoring system is ambiguous, you could give me more/fewer points when I say Anand, Leko, Topalov 1-3 than when I predict Anand 1, Leko 2, Topalov 3 if they actually finish Leko 1, Topalov 2, Anand 3. I hope you can make sense of my argument. :)|
|Jan-04-06|| ||Bobak Zahmat: <Mameluk>Okay, I thought Karabakh was rated.<Still if Ivanchuk will be in good shape, I would consider him a favourite for 1st or 2nd here.> Ofcourse, Ivanchuk is the OUTSIDER to win!|
|Jan-04-06|| ||trumbull0042: Does this tournament count for FIDE ratings? The website says it's an official tournament of the ACP-Tour (bottom left of the welcome page, http://www.coruschess.com).|
|Jan-04-06|| ||Bobak Zahmat: <trumbull0042: Does this tournament count for FIDE ratings?> Ofcoure it counts for FIDE rating! Corus Tournament is one (if not) biggest Tournament's of the year!|
|Jan-04-06|| ||poppajoe: does ne1 kno y judit polgar isnt playin in corus|
|Jan-04-06|| ||TIMER: <poppajoe> I think that she may have wanted more time out after her very dissapointing San Luis event. She still has the candidate matches to look forward to though.|
|Jan-04-06|| ||Bobak Zahmat: <poppajoe: does ne1 kno y judit polgar isnt playin in corus> Polgar is not playing at Corus this year!|
|Jan-04-06|| ||TIMER: <poppajoe> She may not even have been invited as they have a lot of good players returning this year.|
|Jan-04-06|| ||Inf: when is this tournament on?|
|Jan-04-06|| ||hintza: <Inf> January 13 - 29|
|Jan-04-06|| ||bobbyboomer: <lostemperor> Here are my final standings predictions for Corus 2006.|
11. Van Wely
|Jan-04-06|| ||Swapmeet: Is there another one of those prediction games going on? Oh well, either way...|
11. Van Wely
|Jan-04-06|| ||madserg: Prediction: 1.Topalov 2.Anand 3.Bacrot 4.Kamsky 5.Aronian 6.Ivanchuk 7.Leko 8.Gelfand 9.Kramnik 10.Adams 11.Van Wely 12.Tivakov 13.Karkajin 14.Sokolov|
BTW does somebody know the average rating for each category?
|Jan-04-06|| ||awalters869: I believe the games between Topalov and Kramnik will be heavily scrutinized. I believe the games between them will serve as a kind of "unofficial" litmus test in terms of what a unification match would look like. Not too many kramnik fans on this blog, but I feel that Kramnik will rise to the occassion and at least finish in the top 3.|
|Jan-04-06|| ||saad: Aronian vs Anand, 2004 why it is draw can someone tell me """please|
|Jan-04-06|| ||awalters869: 1.)Topalov 2.) Anand/Aronian 3.)Kramnik/Ivanchuk 4.)Leko/Bacrot. I cant see predicting past 4 places, with gata kamsky as being a wild card/spoiler. ---he is one strange fellow ....|
|Jan-04-06|| ||The King Returns1: Who's running the predicion contest? Anyway, here's my guess:|
11. Van Wely
|Jan-04-06|| ||Bobak Zahmat: Prediction Contest Statistics
Favourite for the last three spots:
1. Loek Van Wely (11 times chosen as #12)
2. Ivan Sokolov (18 times chosen as #13)
3. Sergey Tiviakov (18 times chosen as #14)
A look at this statistics shows us that the Dutch trio Van Wely, Sokolov and Tiviakov will have a hard time this tournament. For Sokolov it could be true, becuase he was also the last year's tailrunner, but it is quite surprising that many choose as the one who could end up as #12. Because he has had good results in Corus the last few years.
|Jan-04-06|| ||paybacks: I like your points about Topalov vs Kramnik, awalters869. It's been my belief that Kramnik's high regard has more to do with his friendly association with Kasparov than chess play. I would like to see Topalov beat Drawnik down like a dog! :) I think a number of players in this event are better than Drawnik: Topalov, Anand, Aronian and KAMSKY!! Gata will once again be a man of respect after this tournament!|
|Jan-04-06|| ||notsodeepthought: Since the Topalov v. Kramnik debate is getting old, it would be nice to see a (relatively) new face make his mark in this tournament. Just for that, I will be rooting for Aronian, as well as Kamsky since a comeback at this level would be a great story.|
|Jan-04-06|| ||centercounter: <notyetagm:> <Please stop with the Kramnik excuses! He gained points only because GM McShane made a 1000-level tactical blunder in McShane vs Kramnik, 2005.>|
It is still a win.
<And you are talking about gaining 2 measly points during a slide from 2811 to his current effective rating of 2730, since he lost 11 points at the Russian Championship. "It is of note that he gained 2 little points during a slide of almost 100", give me a break.>
<And by the way, Kramnik's two losses both came in the first half of the Russian Super-Final tournament, so there goes another one of your excuses. He lost his very first game! How could he be tired by then? >
This is an anomaly. More commonly, his worst play, or his blunders have been occurring toward the end of a tournament, at least in the supertournaments. None of these are excuses, but observations.
<The excuses never end for Kramnik. At least you didn't say he was still tired from his mini-match with Leko from over a year ago.>
I never said I was a fan of his... but that I do not like to see people enjoying his misery. It is not normal for someone in good health to drop 100 points in such a short amount of time and it seems vampiric to gain glee from someone in the midst of such an event.
A Topalov-Kramnik match would be great for the fans, but it is more important that Vladimir Borisevich present a credible result at a top-level tournament, like Corus. That failing, discussion of such a match, at least for a unification, loses all point.
|Jan-04-06|| ||Per: Here are my predictions (it is so difficult not to confuse wishes with expectations...)
8. Van Wely
9. Kamsky (I´m afraid he used all his luck in Khanty Mansisk)
Must say though: an extremely hard field to guess. Basically anyone out of six or so players could win and probably at least the same amount of players could potentially wind up in the bottom line.
|Jan-04-06|| ||YouRang: Does anyone know when the pairings will be announced?|
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