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|Jul-25-06|| ||suenteus po 147: <KingG> Which is interesting because Pelletier has always been the bottom rated player at Biel but has never placed last. Why is he outclassed <this> year?|
|Jul-25-06|| ||KingG: <suenteus po 147> I don't know. Maybe he's just in bad form.|
|Jul-25-06|| ||tamar: Oldest player this year.
|Sep-22-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Yannick Pelletier|
|Sep-22-06|| ||suenteus po 147: Happy birthday, Pelletier! Maybe next Biel people won't be so quick to predict you as last place :)|
|Jul-30-07|| ||saad: hi i am back|
|Jul-31-07|| ||Timex: this guy just beat Carlsen!!|
|Aug-01-07|| ||Fictivision: this guy just beat Bu!!|
|Aug-01-07|| ||linux fan: Bu who?|
|Sep-22-07|| ||Zaius: Knock knock.
You don't have to cry about it.
|Sep-22-07|| ||King mega: who is Bu?|
|Sep-22-07|| ||pawnofdoom: "Bu" is probably Bu Xiangzhi , a player Pelletier beat in this game : Y Pelletier vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2007|
|Jul-24-08|| ||Marmot PFL: <KingG: By the looks of it, this guy is in for a hard time during the rest of Biel. He's seems to be a bit outclassed.>|
Posted 2 years ago, and still true today.
|Jul-28-08|| ||Udit Narayan: He looks really handsome in this photo:
|Jul-29-08|| ||messachess: <AlexandraThess> Forget about him. Marry me. I can be hot. (Sit me out in the sun for a few hours and you'll see.) Oh yes, do you ever date older men? I am 24 (hack! Cough! Wheez!)--or there abouts.|
|Aug-01-08|| ||dumbgai: Poor Yannick, a year after finishing only half a point behind first (and with chances to catch the leaders in the last round), he ran into a stone wall this year and only scored 1.5/10.|
|Sep-22-13|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday Pelletier.|
|Jul-09-14|| ||PhilFeeley: Missing game:
Pelletier - Sutter
|Sep-22-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy 38th birthday to GM Yannick Pelletier.
I thought he was the strongest Swiss player out there, but Vadim Milov (born in Russia, citizen of Switzerland) and Sebastian Bogner (born in Germany, citizen of Switzerland) have higher ratings, so let's just say, he's the Strongest Swiss born player. :)
|Sep-22-15|| ||Chess Is More: Biel is a nice city. Never been there, but the postcards I got from a cousin who moved there in the year 2000, it looked so nice. It looked so clean.|
|Oct-28-15|| ||diagonal: Interview with Yannick Pelletier after winning against Nakamura in style at the ECC, Skopje 2015 (btw. Pelletier beat Naka already once at the Biel Chess Festival):|
(Homepage of the Swiss Chess Federation)
corresponding game with analysis:
Pelletier vs Nakamura, 2015
<Jan Gustafsson> commentating that game:
|Nov-17-15|| ||Jambow: This guy has a nice scalp collection.|
|Nov-17-15|| ||FairyPromotion: I wonder how many sub-2700 players have defeated two 2800+ players. Pelletier is most probably the first player to do it within a calendaric year.|
|Nov-18-15|| ||zluria: Congratulations on beating Carlsen! Great game :-) Usually MC wins these equal endgames, but this time you kept your cool under pressure and he was the one to crack. Way to go!|
|Nov-18-15|| ||diagonal: Yannick Pelletier beat Naka & Magnus even as a sub-2600 ELO player (Pelletier has a career peak rating of 2624 ELO, achieved in January 2003).|
Well, he always was and is a dangerous player against top people & prodigies, this is already his third win against Magnus Carlsen - but in the past, Pelletier couldn't beat up regularly his grandmaster colleagues of the approx. 2500 - 2700 ELO range (there are so many just a step from the very best), subsequently his own ELO number faced some stagnation over the years at approx. 2600; he got seldom an invitation to a closed Elite tournament (apart from Biel) and did sometimes rather bad in Open against 'weaker' players, reducing his rating & chances to face the 'strongest' ones, except in team events.
Congratulations and interview with Yannick Pelletier after defeating the reigning World Chess Champion Carlsen at the ETCC 2015:
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