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|Jul-16-16|| ||plang: With first place clinched I doubt he will be looking for fight.|
|Jul-17-16|| ||not not: "I ve got perfect 6/6 - six draws out of six games. Now off to Bilbao, to follow my friend Giri, achieving same feat!" (Kramnik on his blog)|
|Jul-17-16|| ||not not: Nispanau and Kramnik spent 146 moves trying to figure out who is a better drawmaster; they should have agreed draw at move 18, in the true spirit of drawmasters|
|Jul-17-16|| ||not not: "I had mixed feelings before the game: the only way to become sole drawmaster in Dortmund was to beat or lose against Nispeanu who drew all his game so far too. But it would affect my own flawless drawing streak! Dear reader, I invite you to follow 146 moves of my inner torment and dispair in what I consider the hardest game of my life: it is a tale of how hard is to stop a drawmaster whilst being a drawmaster yourself. Oh what a pity there is no scoring system (yet) that would award win or lose to your opponent, and give you a half point!" (Kramnik "Why chess scoring system needs changes")|
|Jul-17-16|| ||Absentee: Are you trying to get into everybody's ignore list?|
|Jul-17-16|| ||Sokrates: After round 6, MVL has a live rating of 2812!
Simultaneously, Carlsen in Bilbao is 2860! The challenger Karjakin almost 100 below (2768).
I have no idea why Kramnik manages to stay above 2800.
|Jul-17-16|| ||keypusher: <fisayo123: MVL <5/6> destroying the field, proving why he's one of the top two players in the chess world right now.>|
Until the next tournament, at any rate.
|Jul-17-16|| ||perfidious: <keypusher> Perhaps merely the next loss: the eternal hype machine has yet another hare to chase.|
|Jul-17-16|| ||diceman: <parmetd: MVL having the best tournament of his life.>|
MVL found the key to winning tournaments.
Make sure Magnus is "occupied" somewhere else.
|Jul-17-16|| ||WorstPlayerEver: Rating doesn't say too much, it is about being consistent. And it seems Carlsen is the only one who can live up to the expectations for the time being. When a player has any reasonable doubt how good they are, that doubt will affect their games in a negative way.
A man can only deal with so much pressure as they are reasonably worth in cash.
And it gets worse; in Southern Europe the levels of unemployment of people in the age between 16-24 years are astonishing. While the EU spent billions on that regio. I'm drifting off from the subject? Don't think so.|
|Jul-17-16|| ||Atking: Congrats to Maxime for winning a major Tournament with 1.5 lead on only 7 rounds and becoming world number 2 in live rating for the first time up to 2800 ! Many things are coming in the same time...! What an happy day!|
|Jul-17-16|| ||Gypsy: <... I have no idea why Kramnik manages to stay above 2800.>|
Zurich Chess Challenge (2016) ... +1 (5)
Norway Chess (2016) ... +1 (9)
Russian Team Championship (2016) ... +3 (5)
Dortmund (2016) ... +1 (7)
Total ... +6 (26)
(Consistency, I guess -- either excellent or fair results, no bad ones.)
|Jul-17-16|| ||perfidious: That is indeed consistency from Kramnik, something none of the other putative challengers for that second spot has managed to the point of retaining a hold on it.|
For all the hyperbole heaped on Vachier's head through this outstanding performance, it is one thing to get to such a rarefied spot in the rankings as he has attained, and quite another to stay there.
Just ask Caruana, Nakamura or Kramnik himself.
|Jul-17-16|| ||Sokrates: Congrats to MVL for this superb and convincing tournament win. I hope he manages to become the challenger to Carlsen in the next cycle.|
|Jul-17-16|| ||TheIronChancellor: It's a nice tournament win, but one should not forget it is just one. There are other players who achieved such successes, who's results trailed off; Petrosian Memorial (2014)|
|Jul-17-16|| ||perfidious: Nisipeanu is merely half the player Amish Girl is--he drew all seven games.|
|Jul-17-16|| ||kingfu: This was a pretty good field. Nispeanu survived quite well. MVL will probably go over 2800. Maybe Nispeanu will go over 2700!|
Rule Number One: If you like to open e4, do NOT let MVL play the Najdorf against you.
He got 2 wins just in Dortmund. You would think players would learn by now.
Maybe it might be worth a try with 6.h3 or 6.g3. My first move against MVL would be 1.Nf3. If he plays 1...c5 DO NOT play e4!
|Jul-17-16|| ||Sokrates: Sure, <TheIronChancellor> and <perfidious>, one swallow doesn't make a summer. There are, indeed, a number of quite equal contestants for the throne, contestants whose results have varied a deal over the last 3-4 years. Besides, the - admittedly - rather unexpected Karjakin, I'd name Caruana, MVL and a bit more aggressive Giri to be the most likely of the bunch. But you're right, it's tough to stay at the very top.|
|Jul-17-16|| ||SirRuthless: Congrats to MVL for a dominant tournament victory.|
|Jul-17-16|| ||Overgod: Keep it up MVL!|
|Jul-17-16|| ||Rolfo: MVL has taken a step!|
|Jul-18-16|| ||perfidious: <kingfu....My first move against (Vachier) would be 1.Nf3. If he plays 1...c5 DO NOT play e4!>|
This reminds me of a droll tale from the student days of Vaganian: then as later, he answered 1.e4 with the French or Alekhine's, but not a Sicilian.
In a student team event, his opponent opened 1.Nf3 and some mad impulse forced Vaganian to latch on to the c-pawn and reply 1....c7-c5.
His opponent responded 2.e4 and Vaganian wound up in a Sicilian, was totally at sea and lost fairly quickly.
|Jul-18-16|| ||Keyser Soze: MVL the number 2 at ratings. Big deal! Congrats. Another force to reckon in next candidates tourney.|
|Jul-19-16|| ||kingfu: Thanks, perfidious. You really have to watch those pesky transpositions!|
A guy at the Friday afternoon club plays c4 against my French. 1. e4 e6 2. c4. Now if I play c5 we are in Sicily.
I don't want to be in Sicily. Last time I was in Sicily, I got shot full of holes! France, much better.
|Jul-21-16|| ||Conrad93: Is MVL the most prepared player in chess? There seems to be no opening he's not an expert in.|
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