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|May-29-10|| ||rogge: Doing fine, some time off cg.com never hurt anyone...|
Boasson Hagen at last fit for fight btw, targeting TdF.
|May-29-10|| ||achieve: <TdF> Still a month to go... Indeed, taking time off cg can offer realms of possibilities; just a matter of taking them and re-incorporating them.|
Anyways, good to see you.
I attended two stages of the Giro here in Amsterdam here to smell the atmosphere and see up close the athletes...
Great atmosphere around the place in general, and somehow you feel that the riders aren't "forcing" as much as you'd expect them to...
Great maiden "watching/observing" experience though, for me.
|May-29-10|| ||rogge: Must've been great to watch Giro live. Good to see you alive and kicking too.|
Anyways, gotta watch ESC now, since it's from Oslo. Gonna root for Holland!
Eh, not possible, I'm afraid ;)
|May-29-10|| ||achieve: The remnants of the ESC are alike a national collective disaster site here ... |
Keeping distance adviced!!
Good grief - is it the final today?... but even so a disastrous competition. Not willingly taking part in any of it here. ;)
Catcha later, and again, stay fit; great summer ahead!:)
|May-29-10|| ||waustad: <He hate me>Yes, Anna Bellon made her debut at Gibralter. I think she won one game at last years tournament, but is still quite young.|
|May-29-10|| ||wordfunph: <rogge: Never mind Giri. JL Hammer will win the tournament if he draws tomorrow. Well done!>|
Giri will win...my $100 cb placed on Anish.
|May-30-10|| ||virginmind: 41...g4 by hamnmer and looks like giri is on to his 4th win here...|
Anish Giri - Jon Ludvig Hammer, 18th Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2010
click for larger view
Analysis by Fritz 11:
1. (2.40): 42.Bc4 Ke7 43.b5 Ra8 44.Bd3 gxf3 45.exf3 Kd7 46.Ke3 f6 47.g4 e5 48.f4 exf4+ 49.Kxf4 Rb8 50.Be2 Ne8 51.Bc4 Nc7 52.Kf5 Rb6 53.Ke4
2. (2.18): 42.Ba4 gxf3 43.Kxf3 Rd2 44.Ke3 Rd1 45.b5 Nf5+ 46.Kf2 Nd6 47.Rc6 Rd4 48.b6 Ke7 49.Rc7+ Kf6 50.Bc6 Rb4 51.b7 Ke5 52.Bg2 Rxb3
( Iasi 30.05.2010)
|May-30-10|| ||wordfunph: Perrson won against Pia..
IM Grandelius winning against GM Hector.
|May-30-10|| ||notyetagm: <virginmind: 41...g4 by hamnmer and looks like giri is on to his 4th win here...>|
|May-30-10|| ||percyblakeney: Even though it's much stronger opposition there than here Giri probably won't have to feel totally out of his depth in Corus.|
|May-30-10|| ||achieve: Young Ludvig completely and utterly Hammered here by Giri - reminiscent of Carlsen at his best, Giri's style in this game.|
<pb> As far as depth is concerned many of the top players will likely be intimidated by a game like this, as well as that last game of 4 against Short... Giri will move up and over, likely, at Corus 2011.
|May-30-10|| ||malthrope: <achieve: [...] Anish has been playing some fresh chess here, resulting in a few nice wins, probably building on renewed fighting spirit drawn from his last game superb win in the training match with N Short a few weeks ago, closing with some inspired powerful play.>|
<cornflake: Anish Giri has been playing some great chess here. There is no doubt he will be 2700+ in the not too distant future.>
Agree 110% in both cases. :) It's also the main reason that he immediately found himself on my list of favorite Chess players <"Not to mention these very talented youngsters that I keep my eye on..."> shortly after he coveted the GM title becoming the youngest Grandmaster in the world! ;)
<notyetagm: <virginmind: <41...g4 by hamnmer and looks like giri is on to his 4th win here...>>
~lol~ Indeed! Congrats to GM Anish Giri for adding yet another 'feather to his cap' winning the 18th Annual Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament. <*grin*> ChessBase is very lucky to have him as an annotator as his comments are always fresh and honest. :)
<percyblakeney: Even though it's much stronger opposition there than here Giri probably won't have to feel totally out of his depth in Corus.>
Yep! We wish him well as steadily moves up the Corus tourney ladder and plays in the "A Group" next year. :^)
|May-30-10|| ||hand banana: great looking progress graph: http://ratings.fide.com/id.phtml?ev...|
and with today's win he's at +21.5 elo from may list, hitting ~2664 live rating. he could very well be around 2700 in january.
|May-30-10|| ||virginmind: apparently the worst event ever for pia cramling? - ok, it's a male tournament and i dont think she has enough training in male competitions, at least not like judith polgar or even humpi koneru have...|
|May-30-10|| ||Troller: <virginmind: apparently the worst event ever for pia cramling? - ok, it's a male tournament and i dont think she has enough training in male competitions, at least not like judith polgar or even humpi koneru have...>|
Check her record. She has played plenty of male (or "open") events with quite decent results. I guess she just had a lousy tournament here. Of course, she is 47 years old, but this did not deter her from winning the Women's European Championship a couple of months ago, so it can hardly be an excuse.
|May-30-10|| ||suplexer: male and women tournaments are different kettle of fish. a female player who got there rating by playing mainly in women's tournaments will find that there rating will drop 100-150 points as soon as they start playing in male tourneys. The exception to the rule is Judit Polgar, who can play on equal terms with males of her high rating of about 2700. Also Hou yifan often beats 2600 gms.|
|May-30-10|| ||Tabanus: Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament (Malmų Sweden) 26-30 May 2010, final crosstable:|
|May-30-10|| ||Atking: The first round where she got a very promising position vs Giri and lost could affect drastically the tournament of both players... No doubt Giri is very strong but he was a bit lucky there. As Capablanca used to say ... luck is for strong player|
|May-30-10|| ||mortigi tempo: <Atking: The first round where she got a very promising position vs Giri and lost could affect drastically the tournament of both players... No doubt Giri is very strong but he was a bit lucky there. As Capablanca used to say ... luck is for strong player>|
|May-31-10|| ||Chessforeva: 3D games: http://chessforeva.appspot.com/C0_p...|
|May-31-10|| ||Bureaucrat: Carlsen should watch out. Giri is the real deal! I predict he will be top five within three years.|
|May-31-10|| ||rogge: Yup, and 2700+ very soon. Nepalese father, born in St. Petersburg, Russian citizenship and currently residing in the Netherlands. A lot of fans who can claim "He's our guy" :)|
|May-31-10|| ||frogbert: <Giri is the real deal!>|
well, he's for real. :o) he's still got some land to cover before he's up there with carlsen & co, but his potential is undeniable. we're watching ...
|May-31-10|| ||achieve: <Norwegian contingent> Giri's indeed got a lot of catching up ahead of him, and no doubt should be able to pass the likes of Wang Yue et al. I think he's got the right temperament too - however i do think the way Magnus' superior technique and natural feel, deciding to avoid draw agreements and play out "dead-draws" against even the likes of Shirov contributed a lot to his rise in the ratings in 2007/8 ...|
Giri has a tendency to protect his rating by quickly settling for a draw against higher rated opponents, as opposed to Carlsen. (Last year in Groningen vs Sokolov, Polgar etc...)
But overall I see quite a number of similarities between the two; and that should be seen as a compliment to both Giri and Carlsen, even though I was quite critical at MC back in 2006, as i was/am at this year's comparable "re-issue" in the form of <Giri 2010>.
Ambition and opportunity will determine whether Giri can catch up in 4-6 years from now. But even more so perseverence and sacrifice, true dedication, will come into play. Giri will have to deliver on all counts if Magnus keeps up his development to similar standards.
As far as raw talent is concerned I favor Carlsen, if a little more than slightly, over Giri, FWIW.
I'M SPECULATING! - but that's part of the attraction ;)
|Dec-02-10|| ||jrlepage: 2936 TPR? I mean Wow!!! For a 15-y old, I would bet this is an all-time record. As a comparison, Magnus Carlsen managed 2500-2600 at the same age, which is quite good of course... Gonna keep an eye on this feller!|
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