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|Jan-06-12|| ||JoergWalter: Giri will definitely have a saying on the future champions.|
|Jan-06-12|| ||solskytz: Funny how it now looks like an evenly-contested, drawish tourney if one just looks at the final scores|
|Jan-06-12|| ||vanytchouck: Congrats Giri for this very first and convincing win in a great tournament.|
I like this kid's behaviour on the chessboard very much.
He's doing exactly what a prodigy has to do in his youth.
PLAY HIS STYLE WITHOUT FEAR OF NO ONE.
I had been very impressed by his progress in Wijk Aan Zee 2011 and very glad to see that he's keeping on going ahead that way.
A new student for Garry (specially when you compare the style) ?
|Jan-06-12|| ||JoergWalter: <vanytchouck: A new student for Garry (specially when you compare the style) ?>|
well, he doesn't need a coach that was already fired 2 times. I guess sponsors are not willing to burn their money. Karpov to learn from or Kramnik would be more helpful.
|Jan-06-12|| ||SteinitzLives: Giri deserves the credit for the timeliness of his good play, and knowing when to draw. He is just a kid, good things are on the horizon for him no doubt.|
|Jan-06-12|| ||Penguincw: Final Standings (Regular)
Giri 6/10 (+4 =4 -2)
Morozevich 5.5/10 (+4 =3 -3)
Nakamura 5.5/10 (+4 =3 -3)
Caruana 5.5/10 (+4 =3 -3)
Ivanchuk 4.5/10 (+3 =3 -4)
Vitiugov 3/10 (+2 =2 -6)
3-1-0 Scoring System
Congratulations to Giri who won the tournament!
|Jan-06-12|| ||al wazir: What did I tell you?|
|Jan-06-12|| ||Namawiz: An unprecedented turn of events. Congratulations giri. Vitiugov and ivanchuk get sweet wins.|
|Jan-06-12|| ||JoergWalter: Giri displayed great play, coolness and cleverness.
Something Ivanchuk (my personal favourite) will not achieve in a 100 years. With regret or relief that is just him.
|Jan-06-12|| ||Ezzy: Fascinating tournament! Congrats to Giri for the biggest win of his career. What an amazing comeback after losing 2 games early on. Sometimes it's easy to make negative comments too soon. After Giri's defeat against Nakamura, 'The Week in Chess' States - |
<<"Anish Giri seems out of form> and he made at least a couple of important tactical miscalculations on the way to losing on the white side of a King's Indian to Hikaru Nakamura, who shares the lead with Ivanchuk on 8 points">
It shows a lot of charachter to 'dig deep' when things start badly for you in a tournament, but 'hats off' to Giri who made a memorable comeback to win a very strong tournament!
We've had it all - A great comeback from Giri, a meltdown from Chucky, A mega collapse by Nakamura, and victories in the final round by the 'tail enders' who stopped the tournament victory going to the two leaders.
A remarkable end to the chess year!!
|Jan-06-12|| ||maturner: The percentage of wins in this tournament was incredible. Congrats to Giri for a tremendous victory.|
|Jan-06-12|| ||TheFocus: The ones who bet on Giri to win are nodding their heads knowingly as they collect their winnings.|
The rest of us are tearing out our hair.
I lost all four bets this round. (So did a lot of others!!)
And on borrowed money at that.
|Jan-06-12|| ||wordfunph: looking forward to 2012-13 Reggio Emilia, players fought like hungry gladiators eh!|
i congratulate all the players and the organizer for the fantastic dog-eats-dog games.
congratulations to GM Anish, bravo!
|Jan-06-12|| ||parmetd: Focus, how can you borrow money for the chessbookie?|
|Jan-06-12|| ||JoergWalter: <TheFocus> you may have lost your bets but you saved the money for a haircut and trimming the beard.
The "borrowed money" part is the sad part. Will you get your legs broken?|
|Jan-06-12|| ||TheFocus: <parmetd>< Focus, how can you borrow money for the chessbookie?> |
Go to <Loan Shark> on the Chess Bookie page.
<JoergWalter> <TheFocus> <you may have lost your bets but you saved the money for a haircut and trimming the beard.>
No, I have been shaving them myself for a whe now.
<The "borrowed money" part is the sad part. Will you get your legs broken?>
I don't think so. He's had his eye on my sister for a while. I have to set up a date and pay for the meal.
|Jan-06-12|| ||galdur: <wordfunph>
My sentiments exactly.
Now for the next feast.
Tata Steel 2012, 13 January - 29 January.
Carlsen, Aronian, Karjakin, Topalov, Ivanchuk, Gashimov, Kamsky, Nakamura, Radjabov, Gelfand, Giri, Caruana, Navara, Van Wely.
|Jan-06-12|| ||waustad: That was quite a turnaround for the youngsters. Early on it looked like they were getting schooled, but they came back to get first and equal second.|
|Jan-06-12|| ||JoergWalter: <TheFocus> take them out to Pizza Hut.|
|Jan-06-12|| ||JoergWalter: <waustad: That was quite a turnaround for the youngsters. Early on it looked like they were getting schooled, but they came back to get first and equal second.>|
learning fast and young.
Caruana deserves appreciation as well
|Jan-06-12|| ||TheFocus: <JoergWalter> <TheFocus> <take them out to Pizza Hut.>|
I'm not invited. I am just the go-between.
He thinks he will get lucky. I KNOW he will.
|Jan-06-12|| ||JoergWalter: <TheFocus> Knowledge is power.|
|Jan-06-12|| ||WiseWizard: <TheFocus> Sounds like you're starting a new business.|
|Jan-06-12|| ||AlphaMale: What happened to Nakamura? He was +4 last time I looked.|
|Jan-06-12|| ||virginmind: congratulations to anish giri! excellent result!|
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