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|Jul-07-12|| ||MarkFinan: How did Gelfand do today?|
|Jul-07-12|| ||Kinghunt: <MarkFinan> Gelfand finished the day on -1.|
|Jul-07-12|| ||MarkFinan: And does anyone know If Topalov beat Radjabov?|
|Jul-07-12|| ||Eyal: <Kinghunt: Many top players, such as Aronian, Kramnik, and Caruana, are not on this list because they have not yet played any rapid games since FIDE instituted rapid ratings.>|
Not that it terribly matters, but Aronian & Kramnik did play a rapid game during their recent match. Also, did you take into account the Petrov Memorial Rapid (2012) and the Topalov-Vallejo match? In principle, according to the FIDE announcement, all events since the beginning of 2012 should be rated (e.g., the 4 tiebreak games from the Anand-Gelfand match have already been "officially" calculated, though none of the other events I think).
|Jul-07-12|| ||MarkFinan: <kinghunt> So did he lose to Grischuk?|
|Jul-07-12|| ||Kinghunt: Did they say all events from the start of the year? Then no, I'm missing several events, and these aren't accurate for all players. My list only includes the Anand-Gelfand rapids and this event. FIDE hasn't rated the other rapids yet.|
<MarkFinan> He drew Carlsen and Grischuk, beat Tkachiev, and lost to Kurnosov and Ismagambetov.
|Jul-07-12|| ||badest: <MarkFinan: And does anyone know If Topalov beat Radjabov?> He did.|
You can check out the games on: www.chessbomb.com
|Jul-07-12|| ||Eyal: Carlsen had the best second day, with 4/5, followed by Topalov & Mamedyarov with 3.5, Kurnosov & Morozevich with 3; none of the others had more than an equal score. Tkachiev had the worst day, with 1 point.|
|Jul-07-12|| ||Eyal: Games left for Carlsen to play: Ismagambetov (B), Ivanchuk (W), Grischuk (B), Radjabov (W) and in the final round Topalov (B). If Topalov has a good day tomorrow and manages to close at least part of the 1.5 points gap from Carlsen in the earlier rounds, this might be the game to decide the winner. Topalov himself, before the final round, plays Gelfand (W), Tkachiev (B), Ismagambetov (W) & Grischuk (B).|
|Jul-07-12|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: Damn, Magnua is just eating up everything. The others players can starve to death for all he cares!|
|Jul-07-12|| ||Bobwhoosta: <SetNoEscapeOn>
Wait till it gets to the blitz....
|Jul-07-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: #1 Carlsen has been taking his already magnificent understanding of Chess to a whole new, and higher, level in this tournament!|
|Jul-07-12|| ||notyetagm: <
SETTLEMENT DATE: Jul-08-12
PROJECTED PAYOUT: 494 (3:2)
<<<World Rapid Championship: WINNER
LIVE BET 200c$
SETTLEMENT DATE: Jul-10-12
PROJECTED PAYOUT: 460 (13:10)
<<<World Blitz Championship: WINNER
LIVE BET 200c$
Looks like money in the bank. :-)
|Jul-07-12|| ||notyetagm: <badest: <MarkFinan: And does anyone know If Topalov beat Radjabov?> |
You can check out the games on: www.chessbomb.com >
|Jul-07-12|| ||achieve: Carlsen on +7, quite a TPR!
Typing on a tablet here, quite hard...
1.5 points lead ought to be enough, for the Norwegian kid.
|Jul-07-12|| ||solskytz: Gelfand is a tremendous player - of course, one out of quite a number of tremendous, outstanding players. |
Carlsen was spot on.
|Jul-07-12|| ||solskytz: Only criticism against Carlsen - it isn't healthy for his chess development to always keep playing against weaker opposition!|
|Jul-07-12|| ||MountainMatt: <solskytz: Only criticism against Carlsen - it isn't healthy for his chess development to always keep playing against weaker opposition!>|
You mean, the entire (human) world?
|Jul-07-12|| ||badest: <solskytz: Only criticism against Carlsen - it isn't healthy for his chess development to always keep playing against weaker opposition!> Well, he still has a tiny little goal to meet - to become world champion in classic chess. ;)|
|Jul-07-12|| ||Eyal: Tkachiev, in an interview, about rapid chess as more spectator-friendly then classical: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkrw...|
|Jul-07-12|| ||notyetagm: <MountainMatt: <solskytz: Only criticism against Carlsen - it isn't healthy for his chess development to always keep playing against weaker opposition!>|
You mean, the entire (human) world?>
Aliens need to come and show Carlsen who the boss is.
|Jul-07-12|| ||waustad: Anuar Ismagambetov has no draws in 10 rounds. I suppose the biggest surprise is that Kurnosov is at 5/10. At 2650+ he is a strong player, but this is very tough competition.|
|Jul-08-12|| ||Chessinfinite: In my view, without THE rapid King Anand, this event is somewhat diminished in reputation.|
Not to steal away Carlsen's great performance here, but i think FIDE has once again demonstrated its 'deep thinking' by issuing rapid ratings at a time when the real rapid Giants Anand, Kasparov and Kramnik are no longer so active in rapid chess.
Just imagine if it was Carlsen ahead of Anand, Kramnik and Aronian in a rapid Chess Championship. It would not be easy to acheive that. Again FIDE denies this chance..what is more, whatever prevented them from rating rapid events from earlier times ?. Well, maybe better late than never.
One good side of rapid ratings, is that we can have annual World Championship events, with a much more rigorous qualification cycle than its classical counterpart. Unless something drastic happens, It looks like Carlsen will be the 2012 rapid champ.
On blitz, i do not know, it is just too random to say anything.
|Jul-08-12|| ||Shams: <Chessinfinite> Anand was the rapid "king" a decade ago, and that was a different time control. Kasparov retired 8 years ago. Even if both of them plus Kramnik were here, Carlsen would still beat them. Your thinking seems wishful.|
|Jul-08-12|| ||Chessinfinite: <Even if both of them plus Kramnik were here, Carlsen would still beat them.>|
Really? I wonder who is doing the wishful thinking. I am not saying he can't but it is more likely he will not with those guys in the field.
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