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|Dec-29-06|| ||DCP23: <Prugno> You are quite right, Korneev is much better than his result shows. I remember his epic battle with Tiviakov at the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk. Despite being much higher rated, Tiviakov had a great difficulty winning that match.|
|Dec-29-06|| ||slomarko: <Karpova> i dont know. from the 4 times they both played Moro was ahead of kramnik 3 times..|
|Dec-29-06|| ||malthrope: Just a quick aside here... I've been following the 'Amber Melody (Blindfold & Rapids) tournament' since Chucky (Ivanchuk) won it back in '92. |
<slomarko> Amber blindfold stats are right on! (quite precise in both stats and occurences 'Moro & Vlad' playing together 4 times) which includes Moro's fantastic score of '9½-1½' in the blindfold section at Amber 2006! (Vlad didn't play this year as we all know). This website shows all of the statistics from 1992-2005 and is very useful otherwise...
Monaco Chess Club // http://www.monaco-chess-club.com/ra...
Congrat once again to GM Alexander Morozevich for winning for the 3rd time in as many tries (previously pointed out by <DCP23>) the XVI Torneo Internacional - Cuidad De Pamplona. Well done indeed Sasha! ;-)
|Dec-30-06|| ||crazy monk: Shirov played much better here than at Tal memorial. The game with Q sac (vs Illescas-Cordoba not shown here) very impressive.|
|Dec-30-06|| ||notyetagm: <Karpova: <DCP23> well, there's a strong competitor concerning Blindfold: Vladimir Kramnik>|
Perhaps Kramnik is the second strongest blindfold player but Morozevich is without question the strongest blindfold player in the world.
Just compare their records in blindfold at the yearly Amber tournament.
|Dec-30-06|| ||malthrope: <crazy monk: Shirov played much better here than at Tal memorial. The game with Q sac (vs Illescas-Cordoba not shown here) very impressive.>|
Well, I think the only other decisive game from the last round at Pamplona is worth a few bytes of bandwidth (before CG has it all loaded up here)! ;-)
Shirov, A. vs. Illescas, M.
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 Qc7 7. O-O Nf6 8. Be3 d6 9. f4 Bd7 10. g4 h5 11. g5 Ng4 12. Bxg4 hxg4 13. g6 O-O-O 14. gxf7 Rh3 15. f5 d5 16. Bf4 Qb6 17. fxe6 Bxe6 18. Na4 Qa7 19. c3 dxe4 20. Kg2 Rxd4 21. cxd4 Rd3 22. d5 Rxd1 23. Raxd1 e3 24. Rfe1 b5 25. dxe6 bxa4 26. Rd7 Qb6 27. Rxe3 Qxb2+ 28. Kg3 g5 29. Bxg5 Nd4 30. Rd8+ Kb7 31. Rxd4 Qxd4 32. e7 Qh8 33. e8=Q Qh3+ 34. Kf4 Bd6+ 35. Kf5 1-0
Way to go Alexei!
|Dec-30-06|| ||notyetagm: <DCP23: If I'm not mistaken, Morozevich will gain 16 rating points out of this tournament!>|
How many points would Morozevich have gained if he had converted the vs endgame versus Jakovenko?
|Dec-30-06|| ||iron maiden: Each extra half-point is 5 more rating points, so presumably he would've gained 21.|
|Dec-30-06|| ||plimko: But Moro had a TPR of 2910 (pamplona's site) or 2951 (chessbase) ?|
|Dec-30-06|| ||malthrope: Re: Amber Blindfold... There are only 3 players in the world that are over 60% at Amber in Blindfold play...|
Morozevich (as has been already stated) is the only one breaking 70% with 73% by breaking his previous blindfold record of 9-2 (Amber 2002) with 9½-1½ (!) in Amber 2006. Followed by Kramnik at 67% and Anand (rounded it off wasn't sure of his total # of games) at 65%-66%.
However, all three Super GM's have played 'blindfold games' that are out of this world! Can't wait for the Amber the 2007 edition! So, I guess 'Wijk ann Zee' (Corus) and 'Morelia/Linares' will just have to tide us over... ~lol~ ;-)
This blindfold game by Vlad is a prime example (vs. Topalov - Amber 2003)... Kramnik vs Topalov, 2003 - Luv that game! :-)
PS: FYI: This is the English version of the 'Monaco Chess Club' website quoted earlier (Google translation)... //
|Dec-30-06|| ||malthrope: <plimko: But Moro had a TPR of 2910 (pamplona's site) or 2951 (chessbase) ?>|
Well, I've always trusted ChessBase and besides Moro's TPR of '2951' looks good! ;-)
|Dec-30-06|| ||notyetagm: <iron maiden: Each extra half-point is 5 more rating points, so presumably he would've gained 21.>|
Thanks for answering my question.
|Dec-30-06|| ||amadeus: Pamplona's site is incomplete (only 6 rounds). Chessbase is correct - 2951.|
|Dec-30-06|| ||malthrope: <amadeus: Pamplona's site is incomplete (only 6 rounds). Chessbase is correct - 2951.>|
Good one amadeus! :-) Having just checked it very quickly - Moro on the left and 2910 on the right. Looking again I see "5,0 6" which tells the story... It's a good idea to 'sweat the small stuff' sometimes! ;-)
|Dec-30-06|| ||suenteus po 147: Congratulations to Morozevich on another impressive tournament win this year.|
|Dec-30-06|| ||you vs yourself: Moro will be a strong candidate for this year's chess oscar. Although Kramnik will probably win it, Moro's 2900 and 3000 performances can't be easily ignored.|
|Dec-31-06|| ||SniperOnG7: I hope that Moro wins the chess oscar. Kramnik already has a good share of the pie by having the wc title...
It's the creative people like Moro that keeps the game alive and winning the chess oscar will surely inspire him to create more masterpieces.|
|Dec-31-06|| ||TylerD: Well, if there is such a thing as 2nd place, when discussing the oscar, then, for sure, I see Morozevich there.
I d like him to earn the no1 spot - but I must admit that this year it does belong to Kramnik.
Kramnik has the highest performance rating of all players this year.
Kramnik beat Topalov in a match, defending his title.
Kramnik was best performer at the olympics.
Kramnik won Dortmund.
In short, he has won everything in which he has participated.
Morozevich is not far behind, in my own personal view, but I still feel, against my own will, that Kramnik should have the oscar for the way he made his comeback this year.
The only thing that brings K down a little, after all leaving M with a tiny chance to compete for the Oscar, was the computerspectacle.
To lay down so much energy on being beaten by a computer should be punished...
Playing a computer, however, is not chess, only a kind of speculative trainingsession without true (chess)value; so one can just close one s mind to the knowledge that the WC spent time giving the computernerds publicity.
BTW Happy new year everyone! Sheers for letting 2007 be a great year for chess! Personally I am hoping that it will belong to Morozevich - but then again, the results are secondary to beauty, intensity and creativty, so in that sense already 2006 belonged to M (and, in my own, highly subjective, point pf view, to myself: I played astonishing chess on the Internet this year; producing many games that, at my unknown level, were filled with beauty, originality and wit!).
Once again: happy new year!
|Dec-31-06|| ||slomarko: Yes i say Kramnik too. for his checkmate in one against Fritz.|
|Dec-31-06|| ||danielpi: helo. my name slomarko. i like dramnik not so good. i spel prety 4 u. my comma kee is broked.|
did u no that theese daze modern gm use many computers? its all prep. only expert nos that. did u no that rating inflasion? did u no taht nights on rim is dim? i herd that from gm taht is my best fiend. did u no taht ecsellent play? wear is my sheeft kee?
due knot tell me shutUP (oh. their it is) becaesu i half important to say! due knot critize my spel because i am foriner to england talking. and due knot critize my idias becuase i am foringher thinking two.
|Jan-01-07|| ||TylerD: Please, Danielpi, go back to making your cute little listings of things that you like and do not like... That habit seems better suited for you than this new attempt to bring us semantic comedy...|
|Jan-01-07|| ||slomarko: Hello, it's me, the magnificient Danielpi. At the moment i'm busy shuting a movie. It's gonna be about Kramnik, or about a benevolent dictator I haven't decided yet. I might very well do both. I'm the only one who can do that. Thats not to say that other can't do it. Stop posting on the same forum as me you damn little insignificant insect! Yesterday i've analasied Kramnik's games and I absolute loved the combiation of the sublime positional play with was resounding briliancy of his tactics. There's this annoying stereotype that positional players are defensive, enjoy closed positions, and accumulate small advantages. I couldn't disagree more. Kramnik's play reminds me a great of Morphy at his best. I'm gonna shot another movie about Kramnik, a triple move. What you say that's a triology? No i haven't made an error that was a regional difference thing. Triple can also be used in that contex albeit it is less common. And you have posted on the same page as me again you creepy little bugger. You're like Buffon. And don't you try to turn the tables on me you little pesky bastard.|
|Jan-01-07|| ||JointheArmy: <Moro will be a strong candidate for this year's chess oscar. Although Kramnik will probably win it, Moro's 2900 and 3000 performances can't be easily ignored.>|
He might get it if he doesn't vote 1. Rybka 2. Hydra 3. Silvio Danialov like last year. LOL.
|Jan-01-07|| ||slomarko: This year its gonna be:
2. Silvio Danialov
|Jan-01-07|| ||acirce: 1. Fritz 10
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