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|Jun-24-13|| ||nok: I think -800 is given for no points.|
|Jun-24-13|| ||Arcturar: Oh wow, that's harsh, lol. Anyways, my point was exaggerated. You get the idea.|
|Jun-24-13|| ||Rolfo: Good summary by Ezzy as always. Btw, to qualify by rating you need to participate in the Grand Prix or World cup as a precondition or??|
|Jun-24-13|| ||LucB: Well done <Ezzy>; thanks!|
|Jun-24-13|| ||FairyPromotion: <Rolfo> You're talking about qualification to the next candidates, right? If so I doubt that. I've read the regulations and nothing hinted at such a pre-condition.|
For the record the highest rated player who hasn't participated in the Grand Prix series, and isn't in the list of world cup (yet) is world #25 on the live rankings M Vachier Lagrave.
P.S. Does anybody know when will the FIDE President nominees be revealed?
|Jun-24-13|| ||FairyPromotion: My apologies! Appearentely there is such a pre-condition in order to qualify by rating.|
|Jun-24-13|| ||galdur: Nice job <Ezzy>. Thanks and good luck.|
|Jun-24-13|| ||MarshKnight: Seems a little odd that there were 11 black wins in the event and only 6 White wins. Black is OK!|
|Jun-25-13|| ||Sokrates: Thank you, <Ezzy> - as usual an excellent summary. Objective, fair and to the point.|
|Jun-25-13|| ||rhedrich: What and when is the next big tournament?|
|Jun-25-13|| ||Sokrates: <Absentee: ... Fortunately we have an overabundance of 5-o'clock-news enlighteners who can tell the Russian people what a pack of dumb mules they are.> That's one way to respond to my post (making me an arrogant nitwit). The other would be relating to the substance of the issue: what society Russians have accomplished 24 years after the fall of the Soviet regime. Evidently not all Russians have voted for Putin (Kasparov!) and not all voters for Putin are anti-democratic and so forth. But in a society where you can get imprisoned for many years for having made a singing performance in a church, or get killed for being a critical journalist, I'd say there is room for improvement. |
And - related to chess - I think it's fair to say that the Soviet regime often had an intimidating influence on their masters. You can't write the history about Botvinnik, Keres, Bronstein, Tal etc. without integrating Soviet policy. Alas!
|Jun-25-13|| ||Calar: <rhedrich> There is Grand Prix in Beijing starting on 3rd of July.|
|Jun-25-13|| ||isemeria: Biel: http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/en/...
Geneva (rapid): http://www.genevachessmasters.ch/
There should be FIDE GP in Beijing, but with FIDE you'll never know what is going to happen.
|Jun-25-13|| ||Ezzy: <northernfox: Rolfo: LucB: galdur: Sokrates>|
Many thanks guys. Much appreciated. Makes the effort worthwhile when people make cool comments. BUT It's all about the other 51 pages of posts, which create the atmosphere of the tournament which makes my tournament experience so enjoyable.
|Jun-25-13|| ||Eyal: Diaz's cartoon: http://www.chessvibes.com/boris-the...|
|Jun-25-13|| ||siamesedream: <Magnus Carlsen`s Blog
Tal Memorial 2013 comes to an end.
Traveling abroad to play chess and going abroad as a tourist are generally two different things for me. This time I visited a couple of tourist attractions in Moscow, it is an impressive city. The walk from the hotel to the playing venue along Kreml to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and across the river might not have helped my tournament result, but it was a nice walk☺ In the last round in a must-win situation I played the Kings Indian as black against Shakriar Mamedyarov from Azerbaijan. He sacrificed a pawn for more than adequate compensation. When he took on b7 with his queen I tried to stir things up with Qf5 instead of suffering a passive defence. We both missed that he could play Bb2 and subsequently capture on a8. There was no mate, his queen would return to h3 in time. After some complications I found nothing better than the game continuation a pawn down. My counterplay against f2 and mating threats against his vulnerable king on h3 made him repeat moves. Draw, and 2nd place overall. Iím reasonably satisfied with another +2 result (which brought me victories back in 2011 and 2012), and my games against Kramnik and Anand. Overall however, Iím unhappy with too many of the other games to call it a success. Boris Gelfand had already drawn as black against tail-ender Kramnik, and deservedly won outright with 6 points. He has had several good results after his World Championship match against Anand last year and is entering the top 10 on rating as well. Caruana and Andreikin drew and shared third with Mamedyarov. Nakamura, who was sole leader at +3 after 6 rounds, suffered another setback against Morozevich to finish 6th at 50% score. Karjakin, the recent winner of Norway Chess, finished 7th ahead of Morozevich and Anand and Kramnik. The great black score and many decided games as well as the surprising final standing mark the 8th Tal Memorial. Another great edition! This week I have some media activities and business events and Friday and Saturday Iíll play a rapid match against Predojevic at Lillehammer, the venue of the 2013 Norwegian Championship starting Saturday. Magnus Carlsen, Haslum, June 25th, 2013
|Jun-26-13|| ||Sokrates: Thanks for the quotation, <siamesedream>. I was happy when I read this: <Overall however, Iím unhappy with too many of the other games to call it a success.> Self-criticism, in spite of apparent success, is the right path to becoming better and wiser for Carlsen. The last two runner-up-placements may have learnt Carlsen (from Goethe) that trees don't grow to the sky. Fortunately, he is still young and there is a lot of learning ahead of him, even if he is already one of the most talented chess-players who ever lived.|
|Jun-26-13|| ||Beholder: <Ezzy: Morozevich - [...] Trying the Benoni against an in form Gelfand was not the brightest of idea's>|
< I doubt it, so we will still have to accept Morozevich as he is - a loose cannon, who's>
< creativity can be mesmorising>
|Jun-26-13|| ||Beholder: <Magnus Carlsen`s Blog
This time I visited a couple of tourist attractions in Moscow, it is an impressive city. The walk from the hotel to the playing venue along Kreml to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and across the river might not have helped my tournament result,>
To blame the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a new one actually.
|Jun-26-13|| ||schweigzwang: Well since you are being so freaking picky today, he appears to be blaming the walk rather than the cathedral--if he is blaming anything at all.|
|Jun-26-13|| ||KnightVBishop: so overall who has better chess understanding i.e stronger|
carlsen or nakamura
|Jun-26-13|| ||RookFile: Right, he's blaming the walk. Maybe he was a little tired, despite admiring the beautiful view.|
|Jun-26-13|| ||Shams: I don't read Carlsen's statement as blaming anything, personally.|
|Jun-27-13|| ||Rolfo: I read it like "even walking alongside the Cathedral" didn't help (save) me in the play ..|
|Jun-27-13|| ||moronovich: Thanks for your wrap up <Ezzy> !|
Excellent job.It was like being at the tournament again.
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