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|Apr-04-12|| ||Penguincw: Tightens up a little. Yangyi Yu has made it a half point game, but Ni Hua is one and a half behind him.|
|Apr-04-12|| ||kardopov: Wow! The two teeners are setting a torrid pace. One them will win this year's championship. I miss Wang Hao and Li Chao. Where are they?|
|Apr-04-12|| ||kardopov: <Since when is being a half point out of dead last pretty impressive?> If this is an exclusive girl tournament or another not so strong tournament, yes it isn't. But this is the Chinese National Championship!|
|Apr-05-12|| ||Kinghunt: <But this is the Chinese National Championship!>|
All the same, she's seeded fourth and currently in tenth place. She can't be at all happy with this event.
|Apr-05-12|| ||kardopov: <All the same, she's seeded fourth and currently in tenth place. She can't be at all happy with this event.> Maybe we have different point of view, but what i mean is all the contestants here have an equal chance of bagging the championship. Just take note, Yifan has a negative score against most of the competitors. And besides, it's only the rating points which is just relative and superficial that make her seeded at fourth. Anyway, she's just half point away from the current fourth placer with three rounds more to play.|
|Apr-05-12|| ||twinlark: Her play against Wang Yue was extremely timid, and she missed a couple of possible wins. She seems to be in some sort of bunker mentality.|
|Apr-05-12|| ||twinlark: And those blitz-like time controls after move 40 are the stuff of nightmares.|
|Apr-05-12|| ||HSOL: Yifan's results in this tournament might have been impressive if she was another run-of-the-mill half-decent junior, but her previous play has made her women's world champion and the #2 rated at her age (after Giri) and she's currently performing worse than she should according to her rating. To say her performance is good compared to her ability is like applauding Judit Polgar for a good tournament if she's finishes bottom half in the Hungarian championship.|
|Apr-05-12|| ||feitang: Bu is warmed up. Canīt wait for Ding - Bu.|
|Apr-05-12|| ||Penguincw: The two leaders draw. It is still interesting, but as time ticks, Ding Liren gets closer to first.|
|Apr-05-12|| ||King Death: < HSOL: Yifan's results in this tournament might have been impressive if she was another run-of-the-mill half-decent junior, but her previous play has made her women's world champion and the #2 rated at her age (after Giri) and she's currently performing worse than she should according to her rating...>|
If you're expecting 2700+ performances every time, it's like this: that don't happen in the real world for all kinds of reasons. There's way too much pointless talk when the latest young talent has a performance that's below expectations and they get overblown praise on these boards when they hit a hot streak, since you mentioned Giri. After his run in the second half of Reggio Emilia I'd have sworn that he was ready to be the next member of the 2800 club and maybe even catch Carlsen.
This is a single event in the life of this outstanding young player and she'll have a lot of good results in her career. Don't wet your knickers.
|Apr-05-12|| ||twinlark: She's a teenager living at home with mum. She will indeed have her ups and downs, just like the rest of the world, especially teenagers (including Giri).|
|Apr-05-12|| ||dangerhump: Just out curiosity, what was Carlsens worst tournament at the same age Hou is?|
|Apr-05-12|| ||HeMateMe: I would venture that the Chinese closed championship is a bit stronger these days than the Hungarian national championship.|
Yifan is 17-18 years old, and will continue to improve.
|Apr-05-12|| ||kardopov: I like Liren and Yangyi style of play. They're both entertaining. One of them will win the championship. On another perspective, Wang Hao presence is sorely missed. I hope he can get over with his sickness and be back to competitive playing. He is a fighter "on-board."|
|Apr-05-12|| ||kardopov: <I would venture that the Chinese closed championship is a bit stronger these days than the Hungarian national championship.> Courageous. Hungarian people might dispute this comment.|
|Apr-05-12|| ||HeMateMe: Really? You have Peter Leko somewhere around no. 20. Polgar somewhere around No. 50. And, it gets mighty thin, after that. No one among the elite, and not much depth, either. I don't know if China faced Hungary in the most recent Olympiad, but I think they have greater depth, at this point in time.|
|Apr-06-12|| ||Blunderdome: <HeMateMe> You're mistaken.|
http://ratings.fide.com/topfed.phtm... Top Hungarian players
http://ratings.fide.com/topfed.phtm... Top Chinese players
Almasi is over 2700, and it doesn't thin out all that fast.
|Apr-06-12|| ||waustad: Hou looks like she is about to lose a pawn. Ding Liren vs. Bu Xiangzhi drew.|
|Apr-06-12|| ||Appaz: A link for live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chessen...|
|Apr-06-12|| ||HeMateMe: Wang Chen has 3 points in nine games--3 wins, 6 losses and NO draws. There's a fellow who shoots from the hip.|
|Apr-06-12|| ||kardopov: The two front runners are assured of it. Ni Hua is a cinch. The remaining seats are hotly contested by Bu, Lu, and Yue. This would be a youthful team.|
|Apr-06-12|| ||kardopov: Lu Shanglei is another teen on the rise. <HeMateMe> maybe you're right after all.|
|Apr-06-12|| ||waustad: One thing to note is that only 3 of the Hungarian top 10 are under 30, but all of the Chinese top 10 are. At present it is still a close match, but in 5 or 10 years it would probably be a wipeout.|
|Apr-06-12|| ||lllluuuiis: <I don't know if China faced Hungary in the most recent Olympiad> China faced Hungary in the World Chess Team Championship 2011 http://ningbo2011.fide.com/tourview...|
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