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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
(SPECIAL SCORING IN EFFECT: 3 POINTS PER WIN; 1 POINT PER DRAW)
Biel Tournament

Alexander Moiseenko14(+3 -2 =5)[games]
Ding Liren14(+3 -2 =5)[games]
Etienne Bacrot14(+2 -0 =8)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave14(+3 -2 =5)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi10(+1 -2 =7)[games]
Richard Rapport6(+0 -4 =6)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Nepomniachtchi vs Bacrot  ½-½462013BielD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. M Vachier-Lagrave vs R Rapport ½-½222013BielC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
3. A Moiseenko vs Ding Liren  ½-½402013BielE77 King's Indian
4. R Rapport vs A Moiseenko 0-1382013BielB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
5. Bacrot vs Ding Liren 1-0502013BielE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
6. I Nepomniachtchi vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-1632013BielD90 Grunfeld
7. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Bacrot  ½-½402013BielA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
8. Ding Liren vs R Rapport ½-½402013BielE77 King's Indian
9. A Moiseenko vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½272013BielD94 Grunfeld
10. R Rapport vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½342013BielB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. Ding Liren vs M Vachier-Lagrave 1-0282013BielA35 English, Symmetrical
12. A Moiseenko vs Bacrot ½-½342013BielD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Moiseenko ½-½402013BielB30 Sicilian
14. Bacrot vs R Rapport 1-0352013BielD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. I Nepomniachtchi vs Ding Liren ½-½662013BielE90 King's Indian
16. Bacrot vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½382013BielD85 Grunfeld
17. Ding Liren vs A Moiseenko 1-0402013BielD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. R Rapport vs M Vachier-Lagrave ½-½402013BielB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. Ding Liren vs Bacrot ½-½572013BielE20 Nimzo-Indian
20. A Moiseenko vs R Rapport 1-0752013BielA40 Queen's Pawn Game
21. M Vachier-Lagrave vs I Nepomniachtchi 1-0662013BielE60 King's Indian Defense
22. R Rapport vs Ding Liren 0-1592013BielE70 King's Indian
23. Bacrot vs M Vachier-Lagrave ½-½662013BielD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
24. I Nepomniachtchi vs A Moiseenko 1-0762013BielB30 Sicilian
25. R Rapport vs Bacrot ½-½422013BielC48 Four Knights
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Aug-06-13  pbercker: <tolengoy: A player incessantly invited in closed tourneys is afforded more opportunity to earn elo points than those who receive scant or no invitations at all.>

Tell that to Radjabov ... he would be considered a "pampered goldfish" on your terms .... and yet he went from a high of 2793, poised to break into the 2800 league, and then fell off the cliff with numerous losses to the alleged "pampered goldfish" and is now rated 2733.

Aug-06-13  pbercker: <tolengoy: I only articulate in defense to what I believe is just and true- to which the elo system is not. It gives a result greatly dependent on volume of activity - for a couple players of equal strength, the one with more tournaments logged in with turn in the higher numbers. That's why Carlsen is on top...>

That's completely ridiculous ....

Number of games in database:

Anand -- 2,693

Kramnik -- 2,396

Gelfand -- 2,452

Aronian -- 1,665

Topalov -- 1,842

Carlsen -- 1,516

You don't even make an attempt to actually document with any kind of data the absurd accusations that you make, and that's why no one takes you seriously, and indeed loathes and reviles you because you are flagrantly dishonest, and you richly deserve the contempt and calumny that is heaped upon your head.

Indeed, you soil and taint the name of Wesley So by pretending to be his defender. Were he to know that you were his "number 1 fan" he would be deeply embarrassed, not to say disturbed.

Aug-06-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: An even better counter-argument would be Kasparov, who was barely active (his famous 15-tournament-win streak f.x. took almost 10 years).
Aug-06-13  pbercker: <Lion1christian0: [Pbercker] There's no doubt about Carlsen's extreme talent but the door is shut to the rest of aspiring GMs mostly from poor confederations where funds are non existent for the grassroots to survive.This is where the system fails. Chess is simply for the elitists.>

My suspicion is that once a bona fide young GM, many doors open that were once closed.

But be that as it may, what is sadly and tragically true is that, in your statement above, you can replace "GM" with "student" and replace "chess" with "decent education", and then you have the true magnitude of the tragedy.

From that point of view, chess and chess education is just a sideshow of little import.

We all know this of course, but I'm merely putting things in perspective.

Aug-06-13  csmath: <But be that as it may, what is sadly and tragically true is that, in your statement above, you can replace "GM" with "student" and replace "chess" with "decent education", and then you have the true magnitude of the tragedy.>

You are correct but that is just one viewpoint. Inequality intensifies effort. If everybody would have good chances nobody would do anything. Look at the system of education in the western world. The more money is invested in it the less effort students invest. We keep on increasing investement in education in the US and we get pretty much the same results as before.

I think the same is true in western Europe.

I see chess as fairly democratic, the complaints of Wesley So's cohort are mainly unwarranted. The young man got many chances and is getting them again, it is up to him to demonstrate his strength.

I think there are plenty of Russian/Ukrainian players that could make the same or even more warranted complaint.

As for Carlsen, that is a supreme talent that breaks free no matter what. Caruana has support of his parents, what is wrong with that? He invests tremendeous amount of time and energy and lives ascetic life. This is an individual that every one of us can bow to, in respect for his work. He also proved his talent repeatedly beyond anybody in his generation.

Aug-06-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: There are many talented players, but to be among the elite, you have to get the results.

Carlsen like any aspiring player, began as a relative unknown, but indications of his talent were made manifest in his rapid game with the mighty Kasparov.

Carlsen vs Kasparov, 2004

And Kasparov is not an easy person to impress.

Who can forget how Kasparov said he wasted a nuke on a bug?

Shaked vs Kasparov, 1997

Magnus proceeded to improve his game and began beating the top players consistently.

(anyone thinking this is easy is a fool)

Had he failed to do so, he would not have moved up in the rankings, and hardly anyone would know who he is today.

Carlsen is a great player... his results speak for themselves, and I will not be surprised one iota to see him as the World Chess Champion after the November match with Anand.

Aug-06-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <csmath: <But be that as it may, what is sadly and tragically true is that, in your statement above, you can replace "GM" with "student" and replace "chess" with "decent education", and then you have the true magnitude of the tragedy.>

You are correct but that is just one viewpoint. Inequality intensifies effort. If everybody would have good chances nobody would do anything. Look at the system of education in the western world. The more money is invested in it the less effort students invest. We keep on increasing investement in education in the US and we get pretty much the same results as before....>

Another aspect in which the second sentence of the above shows to the full is professional sports in America-those who excel almost never come from comfortable circumstances, and are generally from the lower/lowest strata of the economic spectrum.

<....I see chess as fairly democratic, the complaints of Wesley So's cohort are mainly unwarranted. The young man got many chances and is getting them again, it is up to him to demonstrate his strength....>

Cannot agree more.

Young Wesley had his go and failed to make the most of it; now we shall see whether he earns respect at the very highest level.

Aug-06-13  nok: <professional sports in America-those who excel almost never come from comfortable circumstances, and are generally from the lower/lowest strata of the economic spectrum.>

Of course. In respectable families you do law or engineering. Tell your father you want to play basketball for a living and you'll be laughed in the face.

Aug-07-13  tolengoy: hEY cg...wher'd my posts go...did you kidnap it for ransom?
Aug-07-13  Lion1christian0: <Pbecker> it's always a relief being in the company of Men...I think Fide has reached an interestingly grand status of an Enforcer setting rules without clear objections. Or reaching out for objections without clear rules :0
Aug-07-13  tolengoy: <.I think Fide has reached an interestingly grand status of an Enforcer setting rules without clear objections.>

Enforcer:

Well CG would like to wear Clint Eastwood's shoes too. The problem is he dispenses justice without due process. CG, the enforcer handcuffs my posts without reading them their miranda rights. They are sent to jail without the right to bail. Suspension of writ of habeas corpus is the norm. A state of martial law is declared upon yours truly and me alone.

Aug-07-13  csmath: Well CG would like to wear Clint Eastwood's shoes too. The problem is <he dispenses justice without due process. CG, the enforcer handcuffs my posts without reading them their miranda rights. They are sent to jail without the right to bail. Suspension of writ of habeas corpus is the norm. A state of martial law is declared upon yours truly and me alone.>

Let me explain it to you. cgames is a private website where you are a guest. You have no rights of any kind that are not granted to you by webmaster.

Since you are posting large quantity of garbage and trolling incessantly they have to change your diapers occassionally. This is to help you with your intellectual hygiene until you grow up.

Aug-07-13  tolengoy: I'm bringing message of truth...not garbage and refuse.

History is replete of men similarly situated. St. John the Baptist, Galileo and Jesus of Nazareth- just to name a few. I don't mind the persecution for I am consoled that we share the same fate.

Aug-07-13  tolengoy: I'm bringing message of truth...not garbage and refuse.

History is replete of men similarly situated. St. John the Baptist, Galileo and Jesus of Nazareth- just to name a few. I don't mind the persecution for I am in good company...I am consoled that we share the same fate.

Aug-07-13  epistle: a post with an echo. I like it.
Aug-07-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Good luck with <tolengoof>'s 'intellectual hygiene'. That is truly beyond help or hope.
Aug-07-13  torrefan: Tolengoy's intellectual gems...erased by CG...gone...like tears in the rain.
Aug-07-13  Abdel Irada: <torrefan: Tolengoy's intellectual gems...erased by CG...gone...like tears in the rain.>

Until now, I never knew plutonium was a gem.

Aug-07-13  torrefan: Scientific discoveries are made every day. Now what movie was it said: ...like tears in the rain? Clue: he was "dying."
Aug-07-13  Refused: FFS. Stop butchering the Bladerunner. It deserves better than to be abused for the Salem Witch.
Aug-07-13  torrefan: And the bladerunner was based on what novel and by whom? Was this tears in the rain in the book?
Aug-07-13  tolengoy: Blade Runner is a 1982 American dystopian science fiction thriller film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, is loosely based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. MobyDick.
Aug-07-13  tolengoy: http://youtu.be/a_saUN4j7Gw

Tears In Rain is the final monologue of the replicant Roy Batty in the movie Blade Runner. It is much quoted[1] and has been described as "perhaps the most moving death soliloquy in cinematic history".[2] The final form of the speech was improvised by Rutger Hauer, the actor who delivers it.[3][4]

In Blade Runner, the dying replicant Roy Batty introspectively makes the speech during a rain downpour, moments before his own death:

I've... seen things you people wouldn't believe... [laughs] Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those... moments... will be lost in time, like [coughs] tears... in... rain. Time... to die...*

In the Channel 4 documentary On the Edge of Blade Runner, Hauer, director Ridley Scott, and screenwriter David Peoples asserted that Hauer wrote the "Tears in Rain" speech. There were earlier versions of the speech in Peoples' draft screenplays; one included the sentence "I rode on the back decks of a blinker and watched c-beams glitter in the dark, near the Tanhauser Gate"[5] In his autobiography, Hauer said he merely cut the original scripted speech by several lines, adding only "All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain"[6] although the original script, displayed during the documentary, before Hauer's rewrite, does not mention "Tanhauser Gate":

I've known adventures, seen places you people will never see, I've been Offworld and back... frontiers! I've stood on the back deck of a blinker bound for the Plutition Camps with sweat in my eyes watching the stars fight on the shoulder of Orion...I've felt wind in my hair, riding test boats off the black galaxies and seen an attack fleet burn like a match and disappear. I've seen it, felt it...!

Hauer described this as "opera talk" and "hi-tech speech" with no bearing on the rest of the film, so he "put a knife in it" the night before filming, without Scott's knowledge.[7] In interview with Dan Jolin, Hauer said that these final lines showed that Batty wanted to "make his mark on existence ... the robot in the final scene, by dying, shows Deckard what a real man is made of."[8]

When Hauer performed the scene, the film crew applauded and some even cried. This was due to the power of the dying speech coming at the end of an exhausting shoot.[9]

Aug-07-13  SugarDom: I liked it when he tore out his "father"'s eyes...
Aug-08-13  notyetagm: M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Moiseenko, 2013

Game Collection: MVL TEACHES TACTICS 22 Bd4xa7!!, 23 Ba7-c5! 1-0, 23 Rd1-d7!, 24 Re1xBe7! tactical tour de force by MVL in a simplified(!) position

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