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|Dec-14-09|| ||Hovik2009: Pano is toast in this position and time doesn't matter.
Congrat to Gelfand for winning the right to participate in Candidates tournament.|
|Dec-14-09|| ||moronovich: Conratulations to Gelfand !
"Still crazy, after all these years". :)
|Dec-14-09|| ||PhilFeeley: What a grueling set of matches just to go to another set of matches. But congratulations to Gelfand nevertheless.|
|Dec-14-09|| ||siamesedream: Congratulations to Gelfand!|
|Dec-14-09|| ||progrock64: Fantastic performance by both players. Gelfand better than ever!|
|Dec-14-09|| ||DCP23: Impressive show by Gelfand! EVERYBODY is knocked out and he is still standing!|
|Dec-14-09|| ||17.Bxg7: I wonder if this is Gelfand's greatest triumph so far in his chess career. Regardless this, is very satisfying to see he has achieve that at 41 years of age in a sport as young as chess.|
Congratulations and I have no doubt that in the poll of "who is the best player of the rest" (after the clear five top players in the world: Carlsen, Topalov, Anand, Kramnik and Aronian), Gelfand is the most deserving candidate as top 6 player.
|Dec-14-09|| ||Octavia: congratulations to Gelfand ! & good luck in the next comp!|
|Dec-14-09|| ||whiteshark: Gelfand had the more steady hand. Congrats!|
|Dec-14-09|| ||ercliderc: so the tiebreaks and the finals overall turned out to be pretty awesome, not <yawn> after all:). congrats to Gelfand, the winner, and Pono as well for the exciting games.|
|Dec-14-09|| ||TugasKamagong: Congrats, Boris Abramovich!|
|Dec-14-09|| ||Mameluk: Congratulations to Gelfand. I´ve never seen such amount of experience.|
|Dec-14-09|| ||abscissa: Congratulations, Gelfand!|
|Dec-14-09|| ||Eyal: Congrats to Gelfand! Nice to see him finally winning something important, and that he would have a shot at the candidates. That was quite a thriller at the end - he had to recover from two serious psychological setbacks, with the stubborn Pono saving himself twice in must-win situations.|
As for his overall performance, he did play some "non-game" draws, that allowed him several unofficial rest-days during this exhausting event, but also quite a lot of great chess – most impressive were his classical win over Polgar in the 3rd round (Gelfand vs Judit Polgar, 2009), and the way he routed Karjakin in both of the semi-final games.
|Dec-14-09|| ||Mr. Bojangles: Congrats to Gelfy. I am very happy for him.
A truly deserved place in the candidates.
Pono was impressive too throughout, he is back on top and I am pleased.
|Dec-14-09|| ||returnoftheking: Hell, he even knocked me out/over with this performance. It's not just that he won but the way he played. He is not nearly as dull a player as sometimes made out to be.|
|Dec-14-09|| ||Hovik2009: Attention all Gelfand haters!, I believe this is a pretty good experience for you to see what is the meaning of a "solid player"!|
|Dec-14-09|| ||leoloren: Hi, anyone know who are the other players that qualified for the candidates ?|
|Dec-14-09|| ||returnoftheking: Not clear yet, but Topalov/Anand, Kamsky, Carlsen, Kramnik and Aronian are included.
Grand Prix will bring more candidates.|
|Dec-14-09|| ||returnoftheking: <1. Topa/Anand
5. Gelfand (if he win)
8. Kamsky >
This is the most likely list; credits go to <thegladiatres> who posted it at the MC page.
|Dec-14-09|| ||ercliderc: <leoloren: Hi, anyone know who are the other players that qualified for the candidates ?> |
|Dec-14-09|| ||malthrope: Congrats to the G-man - Grandmaster extraordinary - Boris Gelfand. :) I knew (from old interviews) that it was his dream to fulfill what he felt was his last chance for qualification in the WCC cycle... He really showed us what a seasoned GM of his stature and age can pull off. GM Ruslan Ponomariov also played some great Chess at the World Cup. Guessing that it was just a matter of Gelfand's 'dream' being just a wee bit stronger than Pono's motovation. ;) Well done Boris, well done indeed! :D|
PS: <returnoftheking: Fide MUST pick Ponomariov for the wildcard!!!>
Ditto that! ;)
|Dec-14-09|| ||aragorn69: Congratulations to Boris Abramovich!!!
It has been said quiet often that Pono showed nerves of steel by winning three times with his back against the wall. But Gelfand showed some resistance too by not letting himself be engulfed by the "momentum" of those comeback wins...
|Dec-14-09|| ||shalgo: <Congrats to Gelfand! Nice to see him finally winning something important>|
I know what you mean, but it is really more of a return to his old, winning ways. After all, Gelfand won the 1990 Manila Interzonal and the 1993 Biel Interzonal.
|Dec-14-09|| ||bharatiy: I think we know all but one player of candidates.
1. Anand/ Topa
3.Aronian ( GP)
4.Gelfand (World Cup)
5.Radjabov( either by GP or wild card Azer is hosting it)
6.Carlsen ( rating)
7.Kramnik ( rating)
8. to be decided based on GP result.
Now my question when and where? if last GP will be played?
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