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|Mar-24-11|| ||FSR: I have no doubt who the strongest player in the world is. It's a shame that he isn't playing in the qualifying cycle for the world championship.|
|Mar-24-11|| ||technical draw: <HeMateMe> I would say that Magnus just plain kicked butt!|
|Mar-24-11|| ||kia0708: Final combined standings:
1. Aronian - 15.5
2. king Carlsen - 14.5
3. World Champ Anand - 13
technical draw wrote: "I would say that Magnus just plain kicked butt!"
|Mar-24-11|| ||technical draw: <kia0708> I was referring to the rapid tournament where Carlsen finished clear first 2 1/2 points from second place. Aronian is King of the blindfolders.|
|Mar-24-11|| ||nok: Aronian managed to share his energy harmoniously between rapid and blindfold.|
That's basically it.
|Mar-25-11|| ||frogbert: no, here's what's it:
carlsen won 9 games. nine! in 11 rounds of rapid chess against the best players in the world. nobody else won more then 4 games.
aronian, anand, ivanchuk, topalov and grischuk all won 4 games.
gelfand, gashimov and nakamura won 3.
magnus carlsen won 9 (!) games out of 11. that's just crazy.
|Mar-25-11|| ||whithaw: Chess is ruthless, and chess fans are even more ruthless.|
|Mar-25-11|| ||Bureaucrat: <frogbert> So true. I donīt think anyone has ever done anything like it in a rapid tournament. The participants were the top 8 (!) on the live rating list plus number 10 and 11. Only Giri was not among the absolute world elite, but he is not exactly a weak player.|
|Mar-25-11|| ||slomarko: <Bureaucrat: <frogbert> So true. I donīt think anyone has ever done anything like it in a rapid tournament.>|
Karpov scored 10 out of 11 in 1995.
|Mar-25-11|| ||rogge: I think a 3087 TPR (Carlsen, not Karpov) speaks for itself. Rybka level, isn't it ;)|
|Mar-25-11|| ||slomarko: <rogge: I think a 3087 TPR (Carlsen, not Karpov) speaks for itself.> |
You can't calculate a TPR performance in rapids based on the standard classical controls ratings.
<Rybka level, isn't it ;)> Rybka level is more like 3200 or something ;)
|Mar-25-11|| ||rogge: <You can't calculate a TPR performance in rapids based on the standard classical controls ratings.>|
Well, I just did ;)
|Mar-25-11|| ||Bureaucrat: <Karpov scored 10 out of 11 in 1995.>|
slomarko, thx! That, too, was a decent result... It has been written all over the place that Carlsenīs 9.5/11 is a new record, but according to this game collection, Karpov scored 9 wins and 2 draws:
Game Collection: Melody Amber 1995
|Mar-25-11|| ||rogge: 10/11 is fantastic. Even against opposition such as Nunn, Nikolic, Ljubo, Polgar, Piket and Lautier.|
|Mar-25-11|| ||siamesedream: <Magnus Carlsen`s Blog
Amber 2011 Final stages
Round 10 and 11 are old news by now. I struggled to get the necessary wins in the Blindfold while Rapid continued with two more smooth wins. I was very satisfied with my rapid games against both Grischuk and Gelfand. A point behind Aronian before the last day it was all decided in the blindfold against Gelfand. I went for an unusual and tactical position from the opening with Ncb5 but he defended impressively accurate. When it was my turn to find the critical moves I went astray and the rook against knight and bishop was just lost for me. Levon Aronian won the overall competition with +9, an amazing score against such elite competition. He also won the Blindfold section. Congratulations! I came second overall ahead of V.Anand who was the only other player with a plus score. My ambition before the tournament was clearly to win but I�m actually very satisfied with repeating the +7 score from last year and especially with the strong 9.5/11 and clear first in the Rapid section. The hotel in Monaco was absolutely first class and so was the organization of the event. The last edition of the Amber Rapid & Blindfold was a highly memorable experience. As a young player, the Amber tournament represented one of the pinnacles of top chess and winning the qualification back in August 2006 made a dream come through. I feel fortunate and grateful to have been invited to participate five times in row. Thank you Muriel and Joop van Oostrom! Magnus Carlsen, March 25th 2011
|Mar-25-11|| ||researchj: Magnus Carlsen is a class act!|
|Mar-26-11|| ||AuN1: are those the same van oostrom's who are related to beatrix, and her father who was an ss in nazi germany?|
|Mar-26-11|| ||HeMateMe: I don't think the Nazis allowed the Dutch to enlist in the SS. They were funny, that way.|
|Mar-26-11|| ||BobCrisp: The Waffen SS, as opposed to the SS proper, had many foreign divisions. Ever hear of people like <Leon Degrelle>?
<Asked if he had any regrets about the war, his reply was: "Only that we lost!">|
|Mar-26-11|| ||vanytchouck: <Siamese dream>
Very, very classy from Magnus.
And it's so good to see a great chess player who can easily give credits to other's achievement.
|Mar-28-11|| ||kingfu: The French defense is one loss , 3 draws and 4 wins including Carlsen and Anand from The Black Side!|
|Mar-29-11|| ||AuN1: <BobCrisp: The Waffen SS, as opposed to the SS proper, had many foreign divisions. Ever hear of people like <Leon Degrelle>? <Asked if he had any regrets about the war, his reply was: "Only that we lost!">>|
some people would rather live in a fantasy land where nazis are like bogeymen who couldn't possibly come from any other walk of life than someone like adolf or heinrich.
|Mar-30-11|| ||Chessinfinite: <some people would rather live in a fantasy land where nazis are like bogeymen who couldn't possibly come from any other walk of life than someone like adolf or heinrich.>|
i think it is another propaganda effort to somehow get rid of the perceived stigma of the foreign assistance that some of the 'victors' wholly depended on, imho.
|Mar-31-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: What a shame ... this will be the last Melody Amber tournament ever!!!|
|Apr-10-11|| ||The Rocket: <"I have no doubt who the strongest player in the world is. It's a shame that he isn't playing in the qualifying cycle for the world championship.">|
No Aronian is playing:)
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