|Mar-13-07|| ||Tam Lin: Rowson annotates this game in "Chess for Zebras: Thinking Differently about Black and White" (pp60-62).|
On page 63 he writes: <Grischuk was in sensational form during the Faeroes Chess Festival, and was already beginning to move (fast) from 2600 to 2700. During the post-mortem I was deeply impressed by the fluency and depth of his analysis, and the sense of balance in his assessment of positions. To be honest, it left me feeling a little deflated. It was abundantly clear to me that he was a different class of player. I could perhaps compete with him in a single game, but not in the long haul. There aren't many players I feel that way about, but Morozevich made the same impression, and to a lesser extent, Kasimdzhanov, Aronian and Sutovsky.
There are some players who just seem to function a few orders of magnitude higher - as if they are qualitatively stronger, speaking aa different language. Then there are others who are certainly stronger, but seem to be merely contingently stronger, perhaps because they play better openings, have more determination, are more focussed on chess, etc. With these players you feel you are talking the same language, and you can accept that they know a few more words - words you might learn at a later stage if you get round to it. In my experience, what the ego finds hard to deal with is when a player you thought was merely contingently stronger turns out to be qualitatively stronger, and this was the case with the above game.>
|Jan-03-12|| ||wordfunph: "You know that has to stop. Everytime you mess up you tell me you've learned. This is not university now. You are not here to learn, you are here to win...you always talk about your lessons.." |
- GM Alexander Grischuk (to GM Jonathan Rowson after the game)
|Jan-03-12|| ||tamar: It sounds like Grischuk learned from Rowson as well.|
<There are some players who just seem to function a few orders of magnitude higher - as if they are qualitatively stronger, speaking a different language.> Rowson
Grischuk a few years later talked similarly about different orders of caviar to describe players, the highest Black above even Red.
|Jan-04-12|| ||Shams: <wordfunph> Is that quote real? From where did you get it?|
|Jan-04-12|| ||wordfunph: <Shams>
quote is real though i missed my source :(
perhaps i got it from one of Rowson's books.
|Jan-04-12|| ||Shams: <wordfunph> What was the context? It's impossible to tell Grischuk's tone there just from what you quoted. What is their relationship off the board?|
|Jan-04-12|| ||wordfunph: <Shams> will check my Rowson books, The 7 Deadly Chess Sins and Chess for Zebras..|
|Jan-04-12|| ||wordfunph: <Shams> ohh ohhh mea culpa :(|
the statement from GM Alexander Baburin and not from GM Grischuk..
|Jan-04-12|| ||Shams: <wordfunph> Well, you are kind for looking it up.|