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|Aug-04-11|| ||dotsamoht: <polarmis> I don't think it is cute at all what the Kosintseva sisters did. They should both be forfeited for such obvious collusion, repeating their pre-arranged draw from last year.|
This is the worst kind of chess possible and should result in their never being invited to the same event together. What if Tal and Petrosian and Geller had done this back in the day. Would that have been cute?
|Aug-05-11|| ||hellopolgar: <HeMateMe> 3-0 actually.|
could be 4-0 after next round, we will see.
|Aug-05-11|| ||polarmis: <dotsamoht> - I tend to agree it's a bit odd, and especially that they don't hide it in any way: http://rostov2011.fide.com/intervie...|
Maybe they have an agreement with the organisers about their games!? Of course their ratings are so close it doesn't really harm either of them - and as they say, any decisive result between them might also be treated as suspicious...
Today's games live: http://rostov2011.live.whychess.org/
Muzychuk's Marshall against Hou Yifan looks interesting, but given it's the Marshall it'll probably end up a draw...
|Aug-05-11|| ||TheBB: <Muzychuk's Marshall against Hou Yifan looks interesting, but given it's the Marshall it'll probably end up a draw...>|
Given it's Yifan it'll probably end up 1-0...
|Aug-05-11|| ||HeMateMe: It did. Yifan is 4-0 in this event.|
|Aug-05-11|| ||notyetagm: <HeMateMe: It did. Yifan is 4-0 in this event.>|
Hou Yifan really needs to stop playing women's events.
Waste of her talent. She should play only Open/Men's events like Judit did.
|Aug-05-11|| ||Kaspablanca: notyetagm: i dont agree you, ok Hou is really playing very well but she`s not ready to play the men, she`s not in the Judit Polgar calibre, Hou gets crushed when playing the men.|
|Aug-05-11|| ||hellopolgar: It's better to get crushed playing in open/men's events while improving or at least trying to improve than playing against weaker players.|
|Aug-06-11|| ||Kaspablanca: hellopolgar: As i said before, Hou is playing great at this tournament but that doesnt mean she plays weaker player, in fact she wasnt playing well in recent tournaments until this, she`s not the female version of Carlsen; now if you tell me Hou is crushing her oponents tournaments after tournaments then you`re rigth.|
|Aug-06-11|| ||HeMateMe: I think Yifan should try a mixed schedule of men's and women's events. She'll get a bloody nose playing all male tournaments, but it might help turn her into a 2650 player.|
|Aug-06-11|| ||alexmagnus: Well, it's not like she doesn't compete with men at all. Occasionally she does. She played the 2009 world cup (to which she qualified through normal "male" Asian qualification; eliminated in the first round IIRC by Naiditsch), and will play in the 2011 world cup too.|
<she`s not the female version of Carlsen>
If you mean "dominating the female chess in a similar manner as Carlsen does the male one", then IMO she is even slightly more than that. See, Polgar is a one-in-a-million exception (kind of the female version of Kasparov - or even more, considering that no other female player has reached even the rating 100 points below Polgar's top rating (which was 2735)), so the fact she didn't yet catch Polgar doesn't tell much. But she is ahead of other female players (occasionally falling below Humpy) on the rating list. Carlsen became official number 1 at 19. Hou is 17 now and is number 2-3 in women's chess...
|Aug-06-11|| ||Catholic Bishop: Humpy is really no match for her imo. Their head to head is something like 1:7 at the moment. Actually Humpy couldn't even beat the 14 year old yifan, that score line's just gonna get more lopsided as the years pass|
|Aug-06-11|| ||notyetagm: <Kaspablanca: notyetagm: i dont agree you, ok Hou is really playing very well but she`s not ready to play the men, she`s not in the Judit Polgar calibre, <<Hou gets crushed when playing the men.>>>|
That is **exactly** why she needs to play the men!
|Aug-06-11|| ||Agent Bouncy: I know it's not likely to happen, but I'd love to see some money people sponsor a Hou-Polgar match. If the money is right Judit might play. Of course Polgar would be the huge huge favorite, but I think it would be a fascinating series of games.|
|Aug-06-11|| ||HeMateMe: I agree, we've never seen Polgar play against women. But, there would have to be some serious money put up for Judit to go in. Also, the Chinese Chess Fed controls Yifan's chess schedule; they would have to approve of any matches she plays.|
|Aug-06-11|| ||technical draw: I pledge a million dollars for a match between Judit Polgar and Hou Yifan. Divided 7/3. Best of 13 not counting draws. Reps contact me here:|
|Aug-06-11|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: <technical draw: I pledge a million dollars for a match between Judit Polgar and Hou Yifan. Divided 7/3. Best of 13 not counting draws. Reps contact me here:|
So your real name is Nota, and this is your scam?
|Aug-06-11|| ||kia0708: I'm fed up with the Queen's Gambit Declined ! Enough is enough !!|
|Aug-06-11|| ||technical draw: < this is your scam?> Nope, not a scam. However the prizes will be paid in 2012 US dollars which would probably be about $4.73. (Heck, I'll be generous, take the 5 and keep the change)|
|Aug-07-11|| ||Agent Bouncy: Hello technical draw! I see from your bio that a lot of people think you are funny.|
|Aug-07-11|| ||Beholder: <HeMateMe: I agree, we've never seen Polgar play against women.>|
Speak for yourself, buddy. I've seen Judith Polgar play against a woman. And lose.
|Aug-07-11|| ||technical draw: <Agent Bouncy><a lot of people think you are funny.>|
Funny in what way?
|Aug-07-11|| ||virginmind: <Beholder> right, but that was blitz stuff:
Kosteniuk vs Judit Polgar, 2009|
|Aug-07-11|| ||Beholder: <virginmind> Yes this is the game I've seen them play.|
As someone who played serious tournament blitz chess himself however, I do not share your dismissive "but" about it.
Blitz chess is very serious stuff.
|Aug-07-11|| ||virginmind: well, i've played blitz tournaments myself too and i keep my opinion: yes, blitz is still chess and the general strength of players is still reflected in the results of such games. only that these blitz games are more often than not marred by mistakes/blunders - driven of course by the very limited time of play (we're talking about 3-5 minutes games, not of 20-30 minutes, which are for rapid chess; not that blunders are excluded in rapid chess too). surely mistakes/blunders are possible at classical time chess, only that in blitz the rate of such mistakes is much higher and in many more cases they decide the fate of the game.|
by the way, kosteniuk even beated carlsen at blitz tournament within tal memorial, same year (or was it last year?)
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