|Jan-11-11|| ||lostemperor: With the coming of the euro in Estonia this year, the country loses it's kroon with Paul Keres on the 5 kroon banknote. I am sure the country will honour it's icon in other great ways he deserves like this tournament.|
|Jan-11-11|| ||Troller: I belive Estonia can still issue local Euro notes, so it may indeed be that Keres will instead be more widely honoured.|
|Jan-11-11|| ||Penguincw: Not much kibitzing yet. By the way congratz to Shirov for winning the Paul Keres Memorial and also everyone for participating.|
|Jan-11-11|| ||nimh: <I belive Estonia can still issue local Euro notes, so it may indeed be that Keres will instead be more widely honoured.>|
There are no separate notes, but each member of EU has its own coins with their symbols on the revers. Estonia has chosen the outline of its map. We'll never see Keres in near future on currency.
|Jan-11-11|| ||goodevans: Two draws in under ten moves, both involving Ehlvest. I hope that reduced his appearance fee!|
|Jan-11-11|| ||lostemperor: Here a picture of the 5 kroon http://www.banknotes.com/EE71.JPG It is now worth 32 euro cents(?) (or $0,41) I have one gotten from a friend and was pleasantly surprised to see Paul Keres! (now the banknote is on display in a local chess cofee house :). This currencey going to be nostalgia for sure. Things are going to be much more expensive without the kroon for most Estonians, as experienced, felt rather, by ordinary people most euro countries :>|
|Jan-11-11|| ||frogbert: why has cg.com <again> added a rapid tournament as if it were classical?|
like the numerous leon events that i've sent corrections for, but haven't been corrected yet? how hard is it to spend 1 minute googling before an event is imported and wrongly classified?
|Jan-11-11|| ||Eyal: <frogbert: why has cg.com <again> added a rapid tournament as if it were classical?|
like the numerous leon events that i've sent corrections for, but haven't been corrected yet?>
The consequences here might be a bit less irritating though - I doubt if Shirov's classical record vs Miezis being 3-0 rather than 2-0 would become a mistake that pops up as many times as Anand being 8-1 rather than 6-1 vs Carlsen... Anyway, I'm sure we could keep a very active and busy forum if everyone would start detailing the corrections they've sent to cg.com about which nothing has been done.
|Jan-12-11|| ||frogbert: <I'm sure we could keep a very active and busy forum if everyone would start detailing the corrections they've sent to cg.com about which nothing has been done.>|
eyal, i admit so much - but in the case of correcting the type of tournament/game (and other trivial data) it would've been so much better if cg.com would've allowed a limited number of well-informed, responsible people to assist in keeping the data correct.
by having an explicit game-type tag, cg.com has the chance to provide a type of information that currently no other big database provides (i'm very much annoyed by chessbase' lack of useful info regarding the type of games) - but by essentially denying to make good use of the feedback we give, the data simply become <more> misleading. in many ways <no> categorization is better than <wrong> categorization. imho.
|Jan-12-11|| ||acirce: <in many ways <no> categorization is better than <wrong> categorization. imho.>|
I totally agree, and I just made that point at chessgames.com chessforum (somewhat radically proposing to simply give up on attempting this classification business, because I have no hopes that it will be anything close to accurate any time soon, or ever).
|Jan-12-11|| ||Eyal: Yeah, I completely agree as well. Apart from the categorization itself, that "special feature" that supposedly allows you to separate the classical from the non-classical games in a search is actively misleading in this respect, because it's unwarranted by the general state of the database.|
|Jan-13-11|| ||Edmontonchessclub: Ugh. This is a rapid tournament. I thought it was regular chess. Next!|
|Jan-13-11|| ||kingfu: Estonia should take a break with the Euro. What is going to be left after Greece and Italy bailouts?|
|Jan-13-11|| ||kingfu: I see Rapid as a stop gap between blitz non sense and real Chess.|
|Jan-14-11|| ||MarvinTsai: Please change the default game status as "N/A" instead of "Classical", Chessgames!|
|Jan-29-11|| ||ReikiMaster: They could have invited Ruan Lufei and WWC Yifan Hou who most recently (dec 23) used the Keres attack (B81)in a serious game.|
|Feb-08-11|| ||HeMateMe: This one was a bit under the radar, what with the Tata going on.|