|Nov-04-12|| ||waustad: This was a fine result for Ju Wenjun, despite getting steamrolled by Ivanchuk in the semis.|
|Nov-04-12|| ||MountainMatt: And a pretty fantastic result for Mr. Karpov, no? Perhaps not "biological miracle" status, but damned impressive. What were the time controls here, I wonder?|
|Nov-04-12|| ||chessgames.com: Time controls were rapid, 25 minutes + 10 seconds/move. |
Official site (French): http://www.capechecs.com/trophee_cc...
|Nov-05-12|| ||Blunderdome: Aleksandra Goryachkina got crushed, but this has to be great experience for a 14-year-old, even at rapid time controls.|
|Nov-06-12|| ||HeMateMe: Is Chuck listed first, because he won a playoff of some sort?|
|Nov-06-12|| ||Troller: < HeMateMe: Is Chuck listed first, because he won a playoff of some sort?>|
Nah, that's just the cg software. In fact Karpov won the playoff.
|Nov-06-12|| ||alexmagnus: Karpov won the Karpov trophy. I wonder if this is the first case of someone winning a trophy named after himself.|
|Nov-06-12|| ||Jim Bartle: I wonder if he handed himself the trophy.|
|Nov-06-12|| ||OhioChessFan: Amusing pic with Mickey Mouse and Alexandra Kosteniuk|
|Nov-06-12|| ||OhioChessFan: Oh, he's giving her the trophy. Anyway, not sure if the video works, but maybe interesting:|
|Nov-13-12|| ||HeMateMe: < alexmagnus: Karpov won the Karpov trophy. I wonder if this is the first case of someone winning a trophy named after himself. >|
You're right; it's hard to win your own memorial tournament. Even Fischer couldn't do that. Or Alekhine, for that matter.
|Nov-13-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Yes, very hard to win your own memorial tournament. Since you'd be dead and all.|
|Nov-13-12|| ||Troller: Did not Korchnoi play a game against a dead guy once? Think it was Maróczy.|
OK, he may only have <claimed> to do so, on further thought.
In the case of Karpov, there is also the Poikovsky Tournament, which is named after Karpov, but I don't think he ever participated in it himself.