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🏆 Essent Tournament (2006)

Player: Judit Polgar

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Judit Polgar vs I Sokolov 1-0482006Essent TournamentC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. Judit Polgar vs Topalov 1-0392006Essent TournamentB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
3. Mamedyarov vs Judit Polgar ½-½402006Essent TournamentE17 Queen's Indian
4. I Sokolov vs Judit Polgar 0-1392006Essent TournamentE49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System
5. Judit Polgar vs Mamedyarov 0-1402006Essent TournamentC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
6. Topalov vs Judit Polgar 0-1562006Essent TournamentE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
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Oct-29-06  Chess Classics: I've seen more draws in U1600 tournaments.

You know, I'm beginning to wonder if the fact that there were only 4 people in the tournament attributed to the lack of draws.

<Bufon> If Topalov had withdrawn fron the tournament, you would have said that it was justified-and you would have been right. As it is, you are just typing more crap about how Topalov is still the world champ, etc.

Regards,
CC

Oct-29-06  cotdt: this tournament had too many draws
Oct-29-06  acirce: <Mamedyarov comments that he can't really sit still at the board, that he needs to walk a lot.>

Now expecting a stream of hostile posts from a bunch of morons, the big majority of which have never attended an OTB chess tournament, declaring how utterly disrespectful this practice is. No, wait, that was only when it was Kramnik.

Oct-29-06  hidude: finally, new avatar <acirce>
Oct-29-06  samikd: <I like positional chess, what i dislike is a non-fighiting attitude and short draws>

Same here.

Oct-29-06  THE pawn: <Bufon> If I repeated over and over again the same thing, wether it's good or not, true or false, I would get on everyone's nerves, because I can't stop repeating it. That is what you do. I like topalov's style of play and I find Kramnik's instructive too so please stop with this.
Oct-29-06
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  chancho: <Bufon: And why people gets so pissed off in your opinion???>

Because everyone here already knows your feelings toward Kramnik, the kind of chess you like, etc. Since early 2005, you have been posting the same stuff.

Oct-29-06  THE pawn: With different accounts on top of it.
Oct-29-06  Akavall: <Mamedyarov comments that he can't really sit still at the board, that he needs to walk a lot.>

This is how I am :). Also, I don't mind at all when my opponent is away from the board.

I think being away from the board a lot is rude in the skittles game, since there is no time, but thats it. In a game with time control, it's my time and I use it how I want to.

Oct-30-06  Stevens: <chancho: Check the <TVHN video report> on chessbase. It's at the very bottom of the chessbase page. It's mostly in dutch, but Mamedyarov speaks in english towards the end of that video.> could you give us a brief overview of this "disturbing" video (as chessbase label it)? i can't view it either. thanks.
Oct-30-06  chessman3: can anyone please explain to me the tie breaker system that gave Mamedyarov the win over Polgar
Oct-30-06  code13: "could you give us a brief overview of this "disturbing" video (as chessbase label it)? i can't view it either. thanks."

It is just a lot of silly nonsense, showing players drinking coffee and how this will make them go to the toilet and pics of toilets flushing and re-hashing the toiletgate garbage.

Oct-30-06  Stevens: <It is just a lot of silly nonsense, showing players drinking coffee and how this will make them go to the toilet and pics of toilets flushing and re-hashing the toiletgate garbage.> who did it and why? is it supposed to be satirical?!
Oct-30-06  code13: I think it was a Dutch tv station. Obviously most mainstream media were only interested in Kramnik v Topalov for the toiletgate stuff. So when this Dutch tv station saw Topalov was playing in a tournament in Holland, they probably thought their little film was the only thing their viewers would be interested in.
Oct-30-06  barbababa: <Bufon> If both payers play perfectly the result is a draw. Therefore, if you like truly brilliant chess you can not hate draws that much. You are right that Kramnik makes about twice as often as Topalov short draws (25 moves or less). We all have read that, understood it and agree with you.
Oct-30-06
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  jahhaj: <chessman3> Multiply your opponents final score by the result you got against them, add them all up, highest total is the winner.
Oct-30-06  Sannder: <code13> It was by a local, provincial news station I believe. It was probably part of a bigger report on the international chess tournament and I actually did enjoy the 2 minutes. Why can't they do a little somthing special on something that's hot on the chess news right now. That's what media do. I found it a very nice little speial, nothing wrong with it.

Oct-30-06  Lt. Col. Majid: <barbababa: You are right that Kramnik makes about twice as often as Topalov short draws (25 moves or less). We all have read that, understood it and agree with you.>

lol

Oct-30-06  dycotiles: <Bufon:And why people gets so pissed off in your opinion???

Because Kramnik( or Drawmnik) is really a Draw Master, the truth hurts.>

Kramnik has far more wins in his career than Topalov. Keep hitting yourself against the same brickwall.

Oct-31-06  chessman3: thanks jahhaj for the answer to my question.
Oct-31-06  Stevens: some footage of the last round :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXsI...

just click more from this user to see the other rounds.

Oct-31-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: Are you sure those aren't actors?
Nov-03-06  jennthebabe: <With different accounts on top of it.> Which are the different accounts <THEpawn>?
Nov-29-06  RookFile: As I said, Topalov's best days are behind him.
Nov-30-06  Maatalkko: <RookFile> What makes you say that? That's always a dangerous comment to make. Topalov is only 31, and he is still rated #1 in the world. If Topalov comes back and achieves world dominance, your words will be rather ironical.

Topalov is on a downtrend, and any stock trader will tell you that a trend is assumed to continue until it shows a definite reversal. But chessplayer aren't stocks; there are many psychological factors behind their success that make performances unstable.

I think that Topalov might actually perform better now that people no longer think of him as #1. He can step back and re-think his approach to the game. Many people have described him as arrogant; I have no idea how accurate that is. Maybe now he can realize that he isn't Garry and he should just try to play well without the political nonsense on the side.

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