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|Sep-19-14|| ||Appaz: Uh, weren't the Chinese supposed to be the the next big thing?|
Nice ordering, though.
|Sep-19-14|| ||WannaBe: <Appaz> Yes, it is. Check out AliBaba's stock performance, today.|
|Sep-19-14|| ||fisayo123: Speaking of Chinese players, pretty epic king walk in Hao vs Bologan. Very creative.|
Wang Hao vs Bologan, 2014
|Sep-19-14|| ||Everett: <Sep-19-14
member waustad: From looking at the video, the chairs they are using look a lot like one of the reasons I quit playing tournaments. I'd probably be in traction after sitting on one of them for 5 or 6 hours.>
Does sitting anywhere for 5-6 hours feel alright?
|Sep-19-14|| ||Wavy: While Giri has played on two major tournaments (Olympiad and ECC), his main rival, Wesley So, didn't have any games during those times. They could have been neck and neck in the ratings had he been playing like Giri does. Anyway, Wesley will be a great addition to the American team soon!|
|Sep-20-14|| ||achieve: If Wesley So had played in those competitions he might easily have lost points, you never know, especially if you do not play in them.|
Giri played the Spanish Honor Division Team Championship, in Linares btw, and currently the ECCC is on the menu. SOCAR won that, with Giri on 4th board.
|Sep-20-14|| ||achieve: Carlsen, Caruana, Karjakin, MVL, Giri, So, Ding liren, perhaps Richard Rapport, still very young, but that is the group born 1990 or later to challenge to take top (10) spots over the next few years, 5 of those in fact already top 10 on the live list. The excitement is palpable. Gelfand will probably still be playing and giving the young guns a run for their money when he is 63. Wang Hao belongs in the Top 10 as well imo, but my opinion doesn't get him any rating points, clearly.|
|Sep-20-14|| ||Strongest Force: Fab gonna teach carjack how to really steal some cars: "Crooklyn style."|
|Sep-20-14|| ||chancho: Fab's results (as of late) since the Olympiad:
16 wins / 1 loss / 7 draws.
The loss was to Carlsen at the Olympiad.
|Sep-20-14|| ||Strongest Force: To the uninitiated, Fab-Kar may not look like much. You know the way a dog bites on a bone? The dog savers the bone. It keeps biting until all the hidden flavors and insides are extracted until there is nothing left! That's how Fischer and Capablanca worked a position. Sometimes the littlest things can turn into a win.|
|Sep-20-14|| ||Strongest Force: The game is like a tug-of-war game with the d6 pawn in the middle.|
|Sep-20-14|| ||Strongest Force: Looks like slim pickings; however the knight is better than the B and perhaps Fab can stir-up trouble on the K-side|
|Sep-20-14|| ||Strongest Force: I wonder if Fab's king can make a difference the way it did in his game vs Shark or more importantly the way Alekhine's did against Yates from 1922; it's a crazy idea but sometimes you need to crack eggs with your head:)|
|Sep-20-14|| ||Strongest Force: Some mistakes could be being made but you gotta applaud the fighting spirit of both players. They both want to let the other know who the boss is.|
|Sep-20-14|| ||Strongest Force: OMG! Fab must be careful or he will get HIJACKED.|
|Sep-20-14|| ||Strongest Force: It's a dead draw but inertia keeps them playing.|
|Sep-20-14|| ||fgh: Final standings:
|Sep-20-14|| ||makaveli52: SOCAR was so stacked they got individual medals on every board except 8 (I guess Safali did not play) including four golds.|
|Sep-20-14|| ||PawnSac: Well Fab's live rating is now 2843.5 (+42.5). What was it after Sinquefield?
2836? (like +35) or something like that?
He's picked up a few more points for the OCT FIDE rating list.
|Sep-21-14|| ||HSOL: Browsing 2700chess.com, apparently Topalov is very close to breaking the 2800 barrier, currently at 2799.5 and at #3 having had the best performance rating of all in the European Club Cup (2922) and if I recall correctly he also had the best performance rating in the Olympiad. Add to that Anand's win in Bilbao and Adams also close to reentering the top 10. => It's not all doom and gloom for the veterans.|
|Sep-21-14|| ||muradov: Congrats to SOCAR Azerbaijan, what a performance!|
|Sep-21-14|| ||Everett: Caruana is in a groove now. Excellent. If he can keep it up, that will be something. How long has Carlsen been the #1?|
|Sep-22-14|| ||waustad: <<I'd probably be in traction after sitting on one of them for 5 or 6 hours.> Does sitting anywhere for 5-6 hours feel alright?> No but with a narrow slat across the back that gets right where my scoliosis/slipped disc happens can make it really painful. Strangely enough, I baby that so much that my usual back pain now is usually lower. There are a lot of things I don't do anymore, like volleyball. I remember one day picking my head up by my hair so I could turn over so to get up and teach a class. I didn't have a lot of respect for students copping pleas for minor things that quarter. One professor saw my face while sitting through a class and told me to leave and go to the health center.|
|Sep-22-14|| ||waustad: A nice result that many wouldn't notice is Georg Froewis going +3, which is a fine result for the IM from Vorarlberg.|
|Sep-25-14|| ||Everett: <waustad> you need z-health, my friend.|
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