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|Oct-12-07|| ||Refused: Hum, I might be wrong, but I looks like this year the even is lacking the most prominents Names, who would be elligible to play. I mean Radjabov, Carlsen and Karjakin seem not to participate. Same goes for Nakamura.
Most prominent participant seems to be Stellwagen.|
|Oct-12-07|| ||Resignation Trap: <Refused> You are not wrong, but most of the people you just named had events which they considered more important than this one.|
|Oct-12-07|| ||14 Dog Knight: Let's face it, the Chinese are a smaller race and won't win many athletic titles. I doubt there will ever be a Chinese heavyweight boxing champion. Don't call me racist, I am half Japanese. The Chinese will have to win the mental titles like chess...I do wish the Japanese would take up chess though because they are an intelligent people as a whole and I know they would do well. But they are more interested in Go, a simpler game to learn but much more complicated to master. One of the few exceptions in athletics is that guy Xiang who runs the 110 meter hurdles...He is world champion. If you ever saw him race you'd have to be impressed how by how he wins: He rarely touches the hurdles, he is technically superior, and most impressively, he actually outsprints the competition to the finish line.|
|Oct-12-07|| ||timhortons: magnus carlsen cross the 2700 elo rating at 16 years old...things might be different here on table standing if his around considering his 100 elo rating above everybody|
|Oct-12-07|| ||chessmoron: <Chinese are a smaller race> Well that's not entirely true, what about Yao Ming? or hell even me, I'm 7'1."|
|Oct-12-07|| ||timhortons: yao ming is a giant not a chinese|
|Oct-12-07|| ||zanshin: <14 Dog Knight: Let's face it, the Chinese are a smaller race and won't win many athletic titles.>|
Well, that's not exactly true. "China, in its best Olympic showing, won 32 gold medals at the Athens Games, second only to the United States." (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5867721/) The Chinese may not be <on average> as large as Caucasians, but they can excel in gymnastics, track, martial arts, you name it.
Now it's us Filipinos who become known for poker, chess, bowling, billiards .. where physical size is unimportant. Oh yes, boxing too as long as the other guys is just as small ;-)
|Oct-12-07|| ||timhortons: be carefull in starting a race issue and better not start on it|
|Oct-12-07|| ||hovik2003: <14 Dog Knight>
If you check last couple of olympics, you will be surprized how your little chineses were harvesting gold medals like piece of cake.
P.S. China team was first place just a week ago in Weightlifting World Cup 2007 in Thailand.
|Oct-12-07|| ||paavoh: <Jim Bartle> You are correct, it is the mean of opponents' ELO ratings.|
|Oct-12-07|| ||BIDMONFA: World Junior Championship (2007)|
Round 9, leaders Hao Wang and Ahmed Adly 7 points
|Oct-12-07|| ||pawnofdoom: GO WANG HAO! It's weird how all the good players at these big tournaments start out with a bunch of draws, but then get a huge winning streak at the end. I bet Ahmed will slow down after his loss and Wang will continue a series of wins. Strange how Viktor Laznicka had four wins, and two of his wins are against the current second-place people of this tournament (after the 8th round shown above)|
|Oct-12-07|| ||VinnyRoo2002: I don't think it's so weird pawnofdoom. In a Swiss System, after drawing your first few games, you get easier opposition then if you win your first few games. Once you rack up wins against slighly weaker opposition, and most likely catch up with the top players who have been drawing with each other in tough games, your stamina is a lot better, especially after a lenghty Swiss tournament then your opponents.|
Of course, the risk of drawing in the early rounds is that the top player will continue to win, and you never catch them. I'm stating this point in case it appeared that I was advocating drawing some of the early rounds is an easy path to winning the tournament.
|Oct-12-07|| ||14 Dog Knight: I guess I wasn't specific enough. Yes, they'll win athletic events like gymnastics, martial arts...rarely track (unless it's Xiang)...but only because they compete against others in the same weight class, eg weightlifting, boxing, etc. But I was referring to, as I mentioned, heavyweight boxing champs, MMA fighting (real martial arts combat, not just show), and heavyweight weightlifting...where African-Americans and Caucasions dominate. They may hold lifting titles in their weight class but they'll never hold the record overall. But in a land of over one billion population, and a system that finds and nurtures exceptional talent, who knows...all things are possible. There is one sport where a large size is an advantage that the Japanese rule - Sumo wrestling, but that's only because they are the only ones who do it. I used to play a lot in tournaments in mostly the eighties, left for awhile, and was pleasantly surprised but happy that one of my own, Hikaru Nakamura, was US Champ. He doesn't seem to be very popular in the posts I've read though. I think if he could play in more international events he could become one of the very elite in chess.|
|Oct-13-07|| ||notyetagm: <superuser171: Round 9 results : Wang Hao won against Ahmed Adly :( , http://armchess.am/WJGCC07/wjgcc-re...;|
Yes! Go China!
|Oct-13-07|| ||notyetagm: <14 Dog Knight: Congratulations to Wang Hao...I like to see the Chinese and Armenians do well in chess events.>|
China is going to be a dominant chess country in a few more years. They will have titantic battles with the Russians in the future.
|Oct-13-07|| ||notyetagm: Wang Hao's win over Adly is yet another win for the <BISHOP PAIR> over bishop + knight.|
seems so much stronger than that it's just scary sometimes. Getting the <BISHOP PAIR> and then creating a <PASSED PAWN> almost seems to win by force.
|Oct-13-07|| ||Shams: <There is one sport where a large size is an advantage that the Japanese rule - Sumo wrestling, but that's only because they are the only ones who do it.>
not true; both Asashoryu and the newest yokozuna are Mongolian. There is also at least one strong Bulgarian. All of this in spite of the fact that the stables are mafia-run, which is to say extremely corrupt and there are many barriers to entry for foreigners.|
|Oct-13-07|| ||notyetagm: <14 Dog Knight: ... Hikaru Nakamura, was US Champ. He doesn't seem to be very popular in the posts I've read though. I think if he could play in more international events he could become one of the very elite in chess.>|
I am a -huge- Nakamura fan. You gotta love a player who once said "There is no point in playing a draw"(!).
Some people think he is arrogant but if they could utterly demolish the world's best GMs in bullet games the way Nakamura does, they would be just as arrogant as Nakamura. Like Joe Namath, it's not arrogance if you can back up what you say, it's predicting. :-)
|Oct-13-07|| ||Mameluk: Interesting to see so many playchess superstars in this tournament. Dima Andreikin, Georg Meier, Tornike Sanikidze and our then favourite chessgames kibitzer Giorgi Margvelashvili (Snoop Dogg).|
Wang Hao must be a clear favourite now, my hopes in Laznicka are weakening, at least he has that strong Buchholz as someone mentioned:)
|Oct-13-07|| ||notyetagm: <Mameluk: Interesting to see so many playchess superstars in this tournament. Dima Andreikin, Georg Meier, Tornike Sanikidze and our then favourite chessgames kibitzer Giorgi Margvelashvili (Snoop Dogg).>|
What are their handles and ratings on the playchess server? Thanks.
|Oct-13-07|| ||Mameluk: 4. Dima Andreikin 3258 37. AlexanderMagnus (Georg Meier)3061 62. Snoop Dogg User: SnoopDogg 3001 and Sanikidze disappeared somewhere, he was Toka-Sano.|
|Oct-13-07|| ||Karpova: From User: SnoopDogg 's profile:|
<I am not IM Giorgi Margvelashvili. Sorry I pretended to be him, but I'm not. I'm changing my life for the Lord and I welcome anyone who's looking for Jesus.>
|Oct-13-07|| ||Mameluk: I still believe it was him nevertheless:)|
|Oct-13-07|| ||pawnofdoom: Wang Hao is slowing down. He just had a 9-move draw with George Meier. And it was all opening theory|
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