The annual Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting took place July 14-22, 2018. Crosstable: ... [more]
Player: Vladislav Kovalev
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|Jul-21-18|| ||JAMESROOK: Is Meier German and no 1? Yet|
|Jul-21-18|| ||JAMESROOK: Kramnik has won this many times. He's a very aggressive player.|
Nepo is good but Kramnik is in a different class and with that and another brandy..... I wish u all a very happy Chess day
|Jul-21-18|| ||JAMESROOK: Is Meier German and no 1?7|
|Jul-22-18|| ||Sokrates: <JAMESROOK: Is Meier German and no 1?7>|
This is the FIDE-ranking of the German top 4. Only Nisipeanu is in the international top 100 (no. 89 in Live Rating). As it appears, Gustafsson, Bluebaum and Meier are pretty much equal.
1 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 2672
2 Gustafsson, Jan 2641
3 Bluebaum, Matthias 2637
4 Meier, Georg 2628
|Jul-22-18|| ||jphamlore: Just waiting for Vincent Keymer to be ready to play in events such as this one.|
|Jul-22-18|| ||JAMESROOK: Thank you Socrates for the German info.
Sorry everybody. Your special correspondent at Dortmund.....made a mistake
I mixed up 2 names. Nepomniachtchi (Nepo) and Nisipeanu in one of my posts.
Nepo is very strong. Nisipeanu is just having a very bad tournament.
Sorry once more.
|Jul-22-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: All mistakes are equal, but some mistakes are more equal than other mistakes. Just saying :P|
|Jul-22-18|| ||morfishine: <WorstPlayerEver: All mistakes are equal, but some mistakes are more equal than other mistakes> I nominate this for Caissar quote of the Year Award|
|Jul-22-18|| ||Dionysius1: Hi <WorstPlayerEver> What a weird post. What's "married to Caissa" about? How can I tell which posters to ignore and when? It's not as useful a facility as it sounds. What makes you think I'm sitting on a couch? If you mean I should stop posting here and do something more useful, that's weird too, given we're chess fans. Were you plastered? :-)|
|Jul-22-18|| ||tuttifrutty: What is this...some hot chicken wings backyard barbeque challenge???|
|Jul-22-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: <Dionysius1>
Of course. But it was not all about you. It's because chess is underrated. In general. What I meant were personal grudges expressed in this thread under the cloak of being happy together here.
Quote: <(with the exception of the well-known agent provocateur)>
I kind of agree with <CHC>, there should be room for other things than chess here. But their statement does not exactly express a community spirit. I stand corrected. Because they were addressing <BP>, while pretending to make a general statement regarded to this forum. Non decorum est.
All good and well, it's called manipulation. It's a matter of intention. We're all biased. No need to address the bias of a certain member here. A matter of tolerancy.
Regarded to my ignore buttion: when a poster leaves the platoon, I have to take measures.
Because you don't HAVE to read those posts. Like I said.. it's hard work. I'd rather put people on ignore than getting distracted all the time. I don't want to see the endless spam.
That said, I myself was looking for distraction at the time.
So yes, I actually had no right to speak. Strictly spoken. However, I was irritated. Because 'I WAS POSTING A BIT TOO MUCH' regarded to a live game thread.
While it's the other way around! 'MAYBE THE COMMUNITY WAS POSTING TOO LITTLE'!
That annoys me, it takes a lot of effort and attention from me to get everything right during a live game here.
While it should be a pleasure to do so; chess is game.
In contrast, life is not a game, but we, yes we, seem to be trapped by our own desires. On our way to turn it to one BIG GAME! Take a look at this:
The worshipping of Laziness. Wot a life! All these ugly things around us. Do we really need them!?
Gamers For Life. That will be our destiny going on like this. Buncha dodos in The Virtual World.
|Jul-22-18|| ||stst: <Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 2672 >|
Is Nispeanu born German? or representing Germany...
Got an impression he was representing Romania or some other country in the European Championship... may be two~three years ago...
|Jul-22-18|| ||plang: no, he was born in Romania|
|Jul-22-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: Congrats to Nepo! Well done.|
|Jul-22-18|| ||JAMESROOK: Stst.......He plays for Germany but you are right ....comes from Romania ....could be Romanian Geman...don't know. Can be complicated.|
|Jul-22-18|| ||Sokrates: Congrats to Nepomniachchi. 3 wins, 0 defeats is a great winning performance. Kramnik scoring under 50 % in this company may be a sign that the "old" world champion has had his heydays.|
|Jul-22-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <Sokrates: Congrats to Nepomniachchi. 3 wins, 0 defeats is a great winning performance. Kramnik scoring under 50 % in this company may be a sign that the "old" world champion has had his heydays.>|
Le roi est mort. Vive le roi!
Except it's more an oligarchy than a monarchy, with Carlsen, Caruana, MVL, Aronian, Mamedyarov, Anand, Topalov, Giri, Grischuk, etc. As I've mentioned before, I couldn't care less who is king (my brief stint in Japan sufficed to make permanently sick of the "ichi ban" craze), for me the more the merrier: the more great players there are, the better and more frequent the tournaments and the more fantastic games there are for us fans.
|Jul-22-18|| ||perfidious: Perhaps the king as we knew him is dead, but I for one would not wish to put my hand in Kramnik's mouth to test this theory.|
|Jul-23-18|| ||nok: <I couldn't care less who is king (...), for me the more the merrier> Amen to that. Main thing is tournaments w/ good games, not who has 30 rating points more than whom.|
|Jul-23-18|| ||virginmind: <stst> Born in Romania and represented this country until a few years ago, when he switched federations. I think he's half German.|
|Jul-23-18|| ||whiteshark: <perfidious> On a long enough time line Kramnik should be able to win Dortmund an 11th time.|
|Jul-24-18|| ||Sokrates: <ChessHigherCat: ...
Except it's more an oligarchy than a monarchy, with Carlsen, Caruana, MVL, Aronian, Mamedyarov, Anand, Topalov, Giri, Grischuk, etc. ... for me the more the merrier: the more great players there are, the better and more frequent the tournaments and the more fantastic games there are for us fans.>
The latter I agree with completely. The former statement, well, I think that Carlsen still is the primas inter pares and I'd reduce the oligarchy to a few serious contenders such as Caruana and Mamedyarov, with MVL, So, Grischuk, Liren, Karjakin a tad below. And between them all, I think only Caruana has a decent chance to challenge Carlsen seriously. Lucky for us it's Caruana who shall face the champ in November.
The relatively older guys, Anand, Kramnik, Topalov, Aronian can still bite, but their performances are scattered and inconsistant. They had their time.
|Jul-24-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <sokrates> Okay, well it's technically a monarchy and it's important to the players who's No. 1 in terms of fame and fortune, but I couldn't care less, I just want to enjoy their games. For me it's like music or painting or literature. It's great to have a broad spectrum of brilliant artists to choose from and who cares who is "No. 1"? Nobel Prizes and things like that are just a joke.|
|Jul-29-18|| ||diagonal: <On a long enough time line Kramnik should be able to win Dortmund an 11th time.>|
Well, Keynes, the famous macroeconomist, said once: "In the long run we are all dead".
Time will tell, Kramnik got <25 invitations at the Dortmund closed GM tournament> so far (in 1993, and from 1995 up to 2018, except in 2002 when the Einstein Candidates were held), in total now 26 participations including one Dortmund Open in 1992.
Kramnik has <won 10 times at the Dortmund GMT>, five of them as the single winner (1995, 1997, 2007, 2009 and 2011), five of them shared (in 1996 he shared with Anand, in 1998 with Adams and Svidler, in 2000 with Anand, in 2001 with Topalov, in 2006 with Svidler).
Dortmund somehow has a tendency to invite the same players again and again, others quite rarely. For instance:
Kasparov played once in Dortmund in 1992 (first on tie-break, with Ivanchuk, followed by 3. Bareev, 4. Anand, etc., ten players).
Korchnoi got only one invitation (in 1994 when he beat Karpov, then FIDE WC, and Timman, then Fide Vice-WC, finishing =4th out of ten players); meanwhile ie. Leko had been invited no less than 19 times in the closed GMT at Dortmund, despite finishing three times (co-)last.
In addition, today the tournament is reduced to eight players among them repeatedly several minor strong Germans, eg. Georg Meier. In stochastic patterns, this should help Kramnik..
PS: Dortmund, as Danzhou in 2018, is one of the shortest traditional world elite series in classical chess. Selection:
<Wijk aan Zee Tata Steel, 13 rounds;
Biel Grandmaster Tournament,
Havana Capablanca Memorial,
10 rounds (6 players drr);
Baden-Baden / Karlsruhe Grenke,
London Chess Classic,
Norway Chess in the Stavanger area,
Shamkir Gashimov Memorial,
Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis,
all at 9 rounds;
Dortmund, 7 rounds>
|Aug-29-18|| ||lostemperor: Prize Winners of the Dortmund Final Standings Prediction Contest <WinKing>♔, <offramp>♔ and <Penguincw>♔,<lostemperor>♕ <SwitchingQuylthulg>♖|
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