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|Apr-19-12|| ||positionalgenius: <<Their results are not even comparable - only Fischer and Karpov can compete with Garry. VK's access to the WC-match was dubious, to say the least. His reign not utterly convincing, in fact I hold the highest admiration for VK after his loss to Anand. His rather arrogant attitude (especially against GK) while being champ changed, and he now, also in interviews, appears quite sympathetic. I think it will be a very interesting match.>>> Fischer isn't anywhere near on the level kasparov left. The players who are would be Karpov, Capablanca, Lasker and Botvinnik. |
<SM> By "modest place" you mean world champion? I wonder when GK fans will heal the emotional wounds of London. Seems like it might never happen..
|Apr-19-12|| ||Edeltalent: <AVRO38: <King Death><We should all thank <offramp> for showing us the fraud that has popped up in our midst.>|
And the fact that I could have written the Wikipedia article has completely escaped you!!
But what can one expect? To a moron from Oregon, Dostoyevsky is some pinko commie who wants to take away your guns!!
Go back to your Archie comics and your sheep and your militia unit (can you see Russia from your house?). A discussion on Dostoyevsky is way over your head!>
Keep going guys, this is really funny!
I wonder why I'm reminded of the German proverb "One donkey calls the other donkey 'long-ear'" ;-)
|Apr-19-12|| ||shach matov: <positionalg: By "modest place" you mean world champion?>|
Well there were other title holders in history... but relative to some of them (Lasker, Capa, Alechine, Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov) his place is very modest indeed! And I am glad that most of his fans realize it, although apparently not all ;]
|Apr-19-12|| ||BadKnight: very odd discussion going on here. a certain individual [proven to be the best in his area] must be an idiot because he happens to not like a particular popular book. what can i say...|
|Apr-19-12|| ||offramp: <King Death: <offramp> So a plagiarist is exposed, how original...>|
I wasn't intending to expose plagiarism.
I was pointing out only that the two paragraphs MUST have been written by different people.
One of the two makes a common grammar mistake (twice) which is avoided by the other one.
|Apr-19-12|| ||nok: No competition. Any Dostoevsky nightmare will be more interesting than Tolstoy's endless lyrics.|
|Apr-19-12|| ||nok: Gogol's good tho|
|Apr-19-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Does anyone have an amazon link where I can buy novels by <AVRO 1938>?|
|Apr-19-12|| ||AVRO38: <I wasn't intending to expose plagiarism>|
Good, because you didn't. The only thing you exposed is your own ignorance.
<One of the two makes a common grammar mistake (twice) which is avoided by the other one.>
Let me guess, you're 10 years old and you just learned about possessives in school.
So to follow this illogical and frankly rather childish argument, if someone makes a typo, then he must make that same typo everywhere. Or, if someone does not make a typo, then he never will, otherwise your stupid little argument just falls apart!!
Also, Wikipedia is subject to amendment and review, Chessgames is not.
I can go on and on tearing your little argument to shreds, but I'll show a little mercy since you're a child.
|Apr-19-12|| ||AVRO38: <Does anyone have an amazon link where I can buy novels by <AVRO 1938>>|
Who's AVRO 1938?
|Apr-19-12|| ||I play the Fred: <Does anyone have an amazon link where I can buy novels by <AVRO 1938>?>|
He wrote The Brother's Karamazov.
|Apr-19-12|| ||AVRO38: <He wrote The Brother's Karamazov>|
You better watch out, you got your possessives wrong, it's "Brothers" not "Brother's". So according to <offramp> you must be some kind of imposter pretending to be the real <I play the Fred>.
|Apr-19-12|| ||chancho: The Brothers Karamazov, 1st Edition 1881:
|Apr-19-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <AVRO1938> I'm a little surprised that a man of your intellectual depth and breadth has chosen chess as his area of inquiry. I think your talents might better serve humanity if you devoted them to a more serious project, such as finding the Higgs Boson, or operating a brothel, for example.|
|Apr-19-12|| ||messachess: She's back!!! <jessicafischerqueen> is back and in rare form. I was fearing that the soul and wit of cg.com had been banished to some personal blog or something. But no! Welcome back. Long live the <jessicafischerqueen>.|
|Apr-19-12|| ||waustad: This is the sort of event that cg.com always did well. Now we just need mateo, malthrope and some of the other commentators who added so much to matches before. Maybe we'll get deffi or Natalia Pogonina to add a master's eye view.|
|Apr-19-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <messachess> we played a game on FICS before, right?|
Who do you think will win this Match? It has interesting timing, almost provocative.
Of course when it comes to who gets a chance at the title these days, final results rule.
Too bad the "Candidate's event" this go round was ridiculous to the point of helping destroy competitive chess. What a fiasco, what a farce.
Arguably, any conditions that allow <Boring Gelfand> to be chosen as the best candidate for the World Chess title is a joke.
I'd say many would put <Carlsen> first and <Aronian> second in line for a crack at <The Big Bananathan> based on "actual playing strength."
The saddest thing of all is that both <Boring> and <Vishy> are past the "prime playing age" for top level competitive chess.
I'm sure all would be aghast if <Vishy> lost, but with a ridiculously short match format, <Gelfand> could well be the next World Champion.
That's at least as big a joke as <Russian Pomeranian> having "earned" the Title (disputed in his case).
If <Gelfand> wins, this would be grounds for firing FIDE and erecting a new organization.
I wonder what Gazza's been doing since he tried to destroy FIDE...
|Apr-19-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: One more thing with regard to the last "Candidate's Event"-|
I watched hours and hours of that event days on end, on the excellent webcam they had set up.
Bad, bad luck for <Aronian>- he was visibly ill, and seriously ill.
His face was ashen and strained, you could see his nose running, his puffy eyes closing at the table, his head nodding.
He had the flu.
He had a really bad case of the flu.
That was bad luck for him- and worse luck for chess history, given what happened.
<Alex "I'll just draw every game and win the shootout" Woodchuck>?
Great strategy Alex, really worked out well for you.
The "Modern Janowski," distracted by a frivolous, and ruinous, addiction to gambling.
|Apr-20-12|| ||whithaw: This match will be highly significant. Very hard to predict the outcome, but Aronian would seem to be a favorite. I am a fan of both players, and I know the games will be fantastic.|
|Apr-20-12|| ||Blunderdome: <jfq> I agree that Gelfand is probably not the strongest possible challenger, but I wouldn't all him <Boring>, not even for the pun. Just from the Candidates event in question he had wonderful games against Mamedyarov and Grischuk.|
|Apr-20-12|| ||AVRO38: <<jessicafischerqueen>:<AVRO1938> I'm a little surprised that a man of your intellectual depth and breadth has chosen chess as his area of inquiry. I think your talents might better serve humanity if you devoted them to a more serious project, such as finding the Higgs Boson, or operating a brothel, for example.>|
Well, I have to assume that by AVRO1938 you're referring to me, so let me set the record straight by saying that to me, chess is an amusement, not an area of inquiry.
As for the Higgs Boson, I don't believe it exists. I tend to be in the Schrodinger camp rather than the Heisenberg camp.
And last, but certainly not least, the brothel. Why do you assume that I do not currently operate one?
|Apr-20-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <AVRO1938> Well played.|
|Apr-20-12|| ||messachess: <jessicafischerqueen> Nice to see you back. You play on FICS? What is your handle? I haven't played on there in a very long time, but I will look at it again. I am a PlayChess guy. Hey! I'm getting better. (the Nimzo-Rubenstein Sicillian gets them every time.)|
I can't call this match at all. I am, however, thinking that Kramnik will surprise. Most think otherwise it seems. On the other hand, Aronian might be the best in the world right now.
Please <jessicafischerqueen>, comment on the youngsters. Aren't they something? And the Chinese players, what a superb collection. Don't you think? Do they play chess in Korea? (I'll have to visit your chessforum. I haven't been going to any of them.)
|Apr-20-12|| ||messachess: The thing about the Anand-Gelfand match is that Gelfand could win if he musters it all one more time. He has that kind of potential. Then he will have a string of weak performances until he retires.
Anand: probably not much difference.
Clearly the world championship processes, whatever they come up with, will be inadequate without sufficient fuding to do something right, and that's just no longer available. We didn't even get to see Linares and Amber this year.
So, we are left with making personal judgements about who is best, and occasionally we see matches like this one. Ideally, this would be between Carlsen and Aronian. That would mean something.
|Apr-20-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <messachess> well that's what is so provocative about the timing here.|
If this was in fact a <Carlsen-Aronian> match at this exact time, it could cause great furor in the chess world.
Many, I bet, would consider the winner of such a match the "real" world champion.
What I'd like to see, but of course I can't, is a <Carlsen-Aronian> match with the winner then playing <Vishy>.
I'm sorry to <Gelfand> fans but he doesn't feel right in this company.
On the other hand, even he- or maybe especially he- must realize this is his one and only chance to become World Champion.
In chess terms, he's old.
As <Jan Timman> said of <Korchnoi> before his last world championship match with <Karpov> in Merano:
"Korchnoi is old, so he has to do his work now."
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