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|Feb-02-12|| ||whiteshark: They definitely put something into the drink of the commentator.|
|Feb-02-12|| ||twinlark: More like the commentator got into the drink!|
|Feb-02-12|| ||whiteshark: <twinlark> ;D
Classical French in the 2nd game
|Feb-02-12|| ||HeMateMe: A hard fought event. The players certainly weren't monkeying around...|
|Feb-02-12|| ||Caissanist: Congratulation to GM short on his victory!|
|Feb-02-12|| ||beenthere240: Nice try by Hou. Game was drawn early on so she had to get risky.|
|Feb-02-12|| ||Sneaky: <the commentator got into the drink!> What do you expect, with a "Ginger GM" ??|
|Feb-02-12|| ||s4life: Nigel had a much easier road to 7.5 points.. it all seems a bit unfair imho, but that's what often happens in swiss tourneys|
|Feb-02-12|| ||voyager39: Don't quite understand the format. Doesn't everyone play everyone at least once??|
|Feb-02-12|| ||Pantagruel: It appears that Korchnoi also scored 6 points. Why isn't he on the ranking list?|
|Feb-02-12|| ||Maatalkko: Appears that Hou had a 2877.5 performance rating while Nigel's was only 2836.3. So <s4life> is right, Hou's performance was more impressive during the tournament's classical phase.|
The good news is that Hou will gain solid points, and all indications are that she will still be underrated at ~2635 or so. Hopefully Hou will progress to the 2700 area within the next few years, thus goading Judit into a match.
|Feb-02-12|| ||spinal pat: <voyager> I believe it was a swiss tourney format, so it depends on your result which opponent you will get. It can't be known up front. And no not everybody will play everybody per se.|
|Feb-02-12|| ||Riverbeast: That pompous windbag Short won over Hou?
But great tournament for her nonetheless
|Feb-02-12|| ||Penguincw: Congratulations to Short for winning first place (after tie-breaks) such a strong tournament.|
|Feb-02-12|| ||Chessinfinite: Looks like Hou had a greater performance rating overall. Congrats to Hou Yifan and good job by Short too to take the title in blitz! |
I can imagine a fully inspired Short before taking on a little chinese girl :) .. Maybe now the Englishman gets a call from their Palace for greatness finally !! , and the jokers at TWIC will write an extremely well behaved report :)
FWIW, I think Hou would have beaten Short in classical time control, too bad it came down to Blitz
|Feb-02-12|| ||Robin01: I do not like the idea of Blitz playoffs to Classic Chess events.|
|Feb-02-12|| ||Riverbeast: Hou still ended up with 22,000 euros though
The 12,000 euro second prize, and the 10,000 euro first woman prize
|Feb-02-12|| ||GlennOliver: Great tournament play by both Nigel Short and Yifan Hou.|
Good to see Nigel in evergreen form, and Ms Hou shows every sign that the Open top rankings will soon have another woman player to join Judit Polgar.
|Feb-02-12|| ||dangerhump: So what are the next good tournaments to look forward to?|
|Feb-02-12|| ||Riverbeast: According to chessbase, Hou still won the 20,000 euro first prize, along with the 10,000 euro woman prize|
She had the best performance and actually won the classical tournament...The playoff was just for the title
|Feb-02-12|| ||hoodrobin: <Robin01: I do not like the idea of Blitz playoffs to Classic Chess events.>|
I agree with you on that matter (not just our nicknames...).
|Feb-02-12|| ||Riverbeast: In honor of her sterling performance (with I'm sure, many more to come)... I must play once again the ode to Ms. Hou |
From the Isley Brothers....'Hou's That Lady?
|Feb-02-12|| ||waustad: She picked up 33.9 rating points and her live rating is 2638.9.|
|Feb-02-12|| ||twinlark: <Robin01: I do not like the idea of Blitz playoffs to Classic Chess events.>|
Having seen the quality of the classic games, and seen the live telecast of the blitz games, I have to agree.
What a complete anti-climax.
|Feb-02-12|| ||chessmoron: Hou Yifan must be yelling at herself of losing to Krishnan Sasikiran.-the man who Short beat.|
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