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|Jan-19-17|| ||jphamlore: At least the Dutch are on their way to a possible contract bridge dynasty. They might also be one of the few teams that I believe have been involved in no cheating scandals. I'm not sure what they have outside of Giri if they have to keep inviting Loek Van Wely to this event.|
Trying to stop cheating in bridge may turn out to be far more difficult than in chess because one has to somehow avoid any communication between partners outside of the laws of the game. There are apparently all sorts of games one can play such as how one orients cards on a tray.
|Jan-19-17|| ||jphamlore: Before Carlsen, Norway produced one of the more recent contract bridge prodigies in Geir Helgemo. I am curious whether there is any correlation between chess prodigies outside of the former states of the Soviet Union and access to sea food.|
|Jan-19-17|| ||john barleycorn: Tata Steel is no more a Dutch event. I heard Tata is an Indian company. Don't know why van Wely is receiving his mercy bread there.|
|Jan-19-17|| ||Sokrates: <SimplicityRichard> I also respect you, sir, and I may have sharpened my words a bit too much in my response to you - my apologies. I read your posts with great interest and regard you as a very serious member of this community - hence my response. I guess you trickered something that has bothered me for a while (which I explained). |
Regarding Carlsen you may read my older posts and find many a critical comment on his behavior. Carlsen sometimes appear slightly rude in a clumsy way when it comes to notions about his colleagues. He is not a diplomat nor very empathetic, he is simply not that kind of person. But I think it is rather a lack of ability than evil intention.
Anyway, thanks for your reply, and I fully accept your unbiased position.
|Jan-19-17|| ||posoo: Good point kopods|
|Jan-19-17|| ||diagonal: Statistical rhubarb on <Van Wely>:|
A figure hard to "beat": Van Wely got unbelievable 25 A-invitations within the last 26 tournaments since 1992 (including two editions played in a knock-out format), but never made the podium, best result was a shared fourth to eight place in 2003:
http://www.tatasteelchess.com/archi... (standings 2003)
|Jan-19-17|| ||stst: <might get Anand Carlsen 3.>|
That would be the last thing most people would watch, I guess.
Maybe quite a bunch would welcome that, for sure - at least a whole country will be.
The most exciting thing would be a whole new challenger, never seen fighting at the very top before!! <Not even SK again - once burned, needs years to recover and regroup.>
|Jan-19-17|| ||not not: from Giri's blog:
"I am proud to represent my country at Tata Steel this year and I try to mirror in my games what being Dutch is all about - flat, dull and content with quiet life evolving around farming, painting and banking. Thus whenever I calculate how to milk yet another draw, I make my countrymen proud, loud and cheerful. Don't worry, folks, there are more draws to come!"
|Jan-19-17|| ||john barleycorn: <not not> what about growing tulips?|
|Jan-19-17|| ||KnightVBishop: Is it just me, or does it seem like Magnus is going for quick draws with black.|
seems quite odd like him,usually he'll play on longer, even with black
|Jan-19-17|| ||WannaBe: Magnus is conserving his energy for the next title defence, already. =))|
|Jan-19-17|| ||CountryGirl: I'm really starting to admire Wesley So. He's a hell of a tough customer, and seems to have some real steel in his spine. Wesley's nerves seem to be highly reliable as well. Go So !|
|Jan-19-17|| ||not not: growing tulips = watering perpetuals?|
|Jan-19-17|| ||Mr. V: Eljanov-Karjakin next round is always a good fight|
|Jan-19-17|| ||Junbalansag: Giri would definitely earn some points after this tournament. Giri shows resilience and unbeatability!|
|Jan-19-17|| ||not not: From recent Giri's interview:
I have been asked on numerous occasions about my repertoire as black in general, and use of Sicilian defence in particular, and my response remains unperturbedly unchanged: by playing risky (for black)openings, like Benoni or Sicilian, I am trying to prove that - contrary to popular beliefs shaped by Fischer's and Kasparov's legacy - every Sicilian game of mine is a draw. Alekhine talked about truth in chess, whilst indulging into bluffs and playing inferior openings in order to "muddle the waters"; I, on the other hand, practise the truth on the chessboard, and the truth is a draw, of course. And that's precisely what happened in my recent game against Andreikin: even having mistakenly acquired enormous advantage that computers evaluated as 6+, I haven't lost hope that my opponent would stubbornly continue to play and we both could find a way to achieve a dead drawn position, which miraculously happened mere four moves later. Caissa thus rewarded both of us for a joint effort in search for Holy Grail of Draw!"
|Jan-19-17|| ||john barleycorn: <WannaBe: Magnus is conserving his energy for the next title defence, already. =))>|
And Giri for the challenge
|Jan-19-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: V Wely is the second best Dutch player, that's why.|
|Jan-19-17|| ||Wavy: Giri is very impressive! Only Giri can manage to consistently eke a draw in the jaws of victory.|
|Jan-19-17|| ||Volmac: "A draw is good for both players" - Ulf Andersson|
|Jan-19-17|| ||Domdaniel: Giri's ability to draw - and thus not to lose - is impressive. His writings and annotation are also excellent. Some time soon he'll figure out how to start winning again, and then he'll be unstoppable.|
|Jan-19-17|| ||marcodpt: At least giri have an amazing sense of humor about his draw against andreikin|
|Jan-19-17|| ||marcodpt: van wely is out of his league|
|Jan-19-17|| ||John Abraham: Andreikin is hoping to challenge Giri's record...but, there can only be one Drawmaster !|
|Jan-19-17|| ||maelith: To be fair with Giri, he plays the Najdorf against the elite.|
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