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|Nov-13-14|| ||PawnSac: I think the point is Magnus didn't think he could win the tourney if he had to forfeit 3 games. So why bother.|
|Nov-13-14|| ||PawnSac: <notyetagm: Helluva start for Mamedyarov, <10/11: +9 =2 -0>>|
you bet., and playing through the games one gets a sense he is incredibly fast and accurate at blitz. He either clocks his opponent or outplays him. It would be a blast to watch him live when we could see the clocks and all the action.
|Nov-13-14|| ||notyetagm: <PawnSac> And what a disaster(!) for Nepo. He was the top seed by blitz rating but finished -4(!), losing 6 games in a row(!!) at one point.|
Tal Memorial Blitz (2014)/Ian Nepomniachtchi
|Nov-13-14|| ||soldal: <The second half starts at 11:00 Moscow time.>|
So Friday the start is four hours before the WCC game.
|Nov-13-14|| ||Penguincw: Kosteniuk's only points are via. a black win against Kramnik...|
|Nov-13-14|| ||kyg16: Kosteniuk, how are the vacations in Sochi going so far?|
|Nov-13-14|| ||me to play: <Penguincw: Kosteniuk's only points are via. a black win against Kramnik...>
Yeah, she is have a rough time to say the least. She had Inarkiev busted too, but, managed to lose that one as well.|
|Nov-13-14|| ||Sihlous: Shakh stole the show.|
|Nov-13-14|| ||fisayo123: Wow, Nepo is having a shocker.|
|Nov-14-14|| ||siamesedream: Congratulations to GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov!|
|Nov-14-14|| ||fisayo123: Pretty sensational showing from Kosteniuk. Amazing performance!|
|Nov-14-14|| ||ndg2: Nepo lost a lot of Blitz rating points here.|
|Nov-14-14|| ||Penguincw: < ndg2: Nepo lost a lot of Blitz rating points here. >|
Viewing how much players lost/gain during a blitz tournament can be fun to view:
Grischuk (+9) +95.2
Karjakin (+3) +50
Mamedyarov (+10) +41.6
Gelfand (+3) +37.6
Inarkiev (-3) +23.2
Leko (-2) +11.6
Svidler (+2) +4.4
Morozevich (+3) -20.8
Kramnik (-1) -26
Tomashevsky (-6) -55.6
Kosteniuk (-18) -66.8
Nepomniachtchi (=) -92.4
Obviously, it depends on what the previous rating was.
Despite the majority of the games being decisive, look who still managed to draw more than half of them...
|Nov-14-14|| ||notyetagm: <Despite the majority of the games being decisive, look who still managed to draw more than half of them...>|
How in the world do you manage to draw 12(!) games out of 22 in a blitz(!!) tournament???
Tal Memorial Blitz (2014)/Peter Leko
|Nov-14-14|| ||Penguincw: < How in the world do you manage to draw 12(!) games out of 22 in a blitz(!!) tournament??? >|
Never underestimate Leko's power to draw a game.
BTW: If anyone knows if he's holding a simul anytime soon, please let me know. I want to see if I can draw a game against him. ;)
|Nov-14-14|| ||john barleycorn: Just imagine he had lost those 12. Big noise then: "Look at Leko, he can't even draw a single one.."|
|Nov-14-14|| ||parmetd: So was this blitz tournament just to setup pairings for the actual tal memorial or what? Where is the info on the classical portion?|
|Nov-14-14|| ||WannaBe: <parmetd> I don't think there is a classical portion. Just Blitz this year.|
|Nov-15-14|| ||parmetd: Thanks wannabe. So pathetic.|
|Nov-15-14|| ||fisayo123: <parmetd> I think the organizers were the same as the ones who did Petrosian memorial, no? If so, then they've done very well.|
I just think the schedule at this time of the year is pretty tight. It's perhaps not the best to have a classical tournament going on simultaneously with the WCC.
|Nov-15-14|| ||Troller: No, but when we have WCC every year, scheduling becomes difficult. Not to mention GP cycle...|
|Nov-17-14|| ||thegoodanarchist: Leko drew 12 blitz games out of 22??? I would take Kosteniuk over this guy, even though she lost 20 games.|
Drawing a blitz game when you are that highly rated is ridiculous...
|Nov-17-14|| ||MOLLOYCHESS: Does anyone have a link to the video of the first day's footage? Chess24 only have day 2 I think.|
|Nov-17-14|| ||me to play: <john barleycorn: Just imagine he had lost those 12. Big noise then: "Look at Leko, he can't even draw a single one..">
Well said. The realization that a draw is a BETTER RESULT than a loss seems quite baffling to a large number of posters.|
|Nov-20-14|| ||MissScarlett: <S.MAMEDYAROV: After day 1, I thought it'd be easier. Curiously enough, today I played better than yesterday, but the result was somewhat strange. The loss to Ian (Nepomniachtchi - CN) was very annoying, because I lost on time in the winning position. Then, the game vs Grischuk was even more annoying, because I blundered in a position which wasn't lost at all. The problem was that Grischuk was playing excellently today, that's why the fight was going on till the very end. But anyway, I've had a good tournament.>|
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