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|Jan-14-17|| ||Gryz: I suspect nobody will stand a chance against Jorden van Foreest.|
|Jan-14-17|| ||N0B0DY: <Gryz: I suspect <nobody> will stand a chance against Jorden van Foreest.>|
Your reasoning is most probably correct.
|Jan-14-17|| ||Phi: Great start for Ragger, beating the second highest rated player and reaching 2700 again.|
|Jan-14-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: Watch out for Bobby Cheng!|
|Jan-15-17|| ||Imran Iskandar: Xiong bounces back, now all my favorites Xiong, van Foreest and Hansen are on 50%.|
|Jan-16-17|| ||LuckyChucky: GJones and GawainJones in the table above must be a tag team. The partners are off to a good start.
I keep watching out for Bobby Cheng but haven't caught him loitering around yet.|
|Jan-16-17|| ||GlennOliver: I'm thinking of placing a bet on the outcome of the game -|
G. Jones vs. Gawain Jones
One way or another, I expect Gawain to gain the full point.
|Jan-16-17|| ||waustad: That they haven't done anything about that Jones snafu doesn't surprise me. Have they lost interest?|
|Jan-17-17|| ||schweigzwang: I don't understand why all the tournaments & sites can't key everything off of the FIDE ID numbers. If it's done correctly at the start, everybody downstream will be able to report accurate information too.|
|Jan-17-17|| ||belgradegambit: Ragger doing his Bobby Fischer impression, 4 games, 4 wins.|
|Jan-17-17|| ||ndg2: Markus on fire! I want to see this guy firmly established as a genuine 2700+. |
For years now he was always close or oscillating around it. Maybe he can stabilize.
|Jan-17-17|| ||Mr. V: It's about time Ragger got an invitation to the Elite|
|Jan-17-17|| ||fisayo123: To be fair, he's had a relatively easy start. Facing a WGM and the weakest grandmaster in the field is a very nice advantage to have in the first 4 games.|
|Jan-17-17|| ||sonia91: The WGM is actually a GM-elect: http://ratings.fide.com/title_appli...|
|Jan-18-17|| ||starry2013: This has been quite a bloodbath.
Sopiko is well outrated which makes the invite surprising.
|Jan-18-17|| ||sonia91: Sopiko <qualified> to this tournament by coming second in the Top Ten tournament last year in Wijk aan Zee, which was won by Vladimir Dobrov : http://www.tatasteelchess.com/news/...|
<The WGM is actually a GM-elect> and she is also the number 1 in the FIDE top girls list: http://ratings.fide.com/top.phtml?l...
|Jan-19-17|| ||ketchuplover: Xiong is down a rook :(|
|Jan-19-17|| ||Mr. V: The Dutch have many young players: Robin Van Kampen, Benjamin Bok, Giri, Jorden van Foreest. Unfulfilled potential?|
|Jan-19-17|| ||starry2013: Giri transferred across there, Van Wely is still probably the top ranked native.|
|Jan-20-17|| ||paavoh: van Foreest is doing surprisingly poorly. I expected more of him, hopefully it is just a transient bad form.|
|Jan-21-17|| ||GiuocoPianoMan: I find it fascinating that Anish finally won a game at a time and place where his wife is having a disastrous result. Almost as if he is defending the family pride. Coincidence?|
|Jan-21-17|| ||dumbgai: Sopiko is totally outclassed here. Turns out that being significantly out-rated and being inactive due to having a recent baby is not a winning combination.|
|Jan-21-17|| ||paavoh: Let us dearly hope that Morozevich and Kramnik do not get pregnant.|
|Jan-21-17|| ||me to play: Guramishvili is having a rough go of things. If they still had the "c" group, she would probably be a bit more suited for that.|
|Jan-22-17|| ||ndg2: Exactly. "C" group is sorely missed.|
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