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|Aug-29-08|| ||WickedPawn: I had the opportunity to meet Zoltan in person during the 1996 World Junior Championship. The only thing I'm able to emulate from this brilliant player is his birthday.|
|Aug-29-08|| ||Katu: <Shokwave> it's not that bizarre... it's a not so rare, but a little bit unusual position in the Giuoco Piano:|
|Nov-19-08|| ||gorash: <Katu> the white bishop stands on b5 as far as I can make it out, so it's a 4.d3 Bc5 Ruy Lopez Berlin instead|
|Dec-20-08|| ||Katu: Nice awareness, the bishop is really in b5.|
|Dec-29-08|| ||jon01: I wonder how much his liverating is.|
|Sep-29-09|| ||Billy Vaughan: And he's in the 2700 club. Congratulations!|
|Jan-04-10|| ||magnuschess: his notable games were just with white ;)|
|Jan-06-10|| ||Prugno: I'm a great fan of Almasi's style and was very happy to see him do so well in Reggio Emilia for the third year in a row, but still there seems to be a mistake in his biography above.|
Almasi was never literally "World Junior Champion", a title reserved for the winner of the Under-20 event, and which in 1993 was won by Igor Miladinovic. More likely, in that year he was "World Under-18 Champion" or something similar.
|Mar-06-10|| ||supy: Top seeded and playing at table 1 with 240 GMs!
|Mar-11-10|| ||Method B: <Top seeded and playing at table 1 with 240 GMs!>|
Good enough start with three victories out of three white games against much lower rated opponents. There wasn't a lot in his black games though. He has the black pieces against Sutovsky today. Both of them are only a half point behind the leaders.
|Mar-19-10|| ||Tabanus: Well he ended 6th in EICC, with perf. according to his rating and qualification for the World Cup:|
|Apr-15-10|| ||Caissanist: Until a few months ago Almasi's all time high rating was 2691, but he has managed to add another 29 points to reach 2720. FIDE's site has him expected to add another five points, which would put him into the world's top twenty for the first time. That's quite unusual in this day and age--I can't think of anyone else who has cracked the top twenty for the first time when he was over 30.|
|Jul-17-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Here is an article about Almasi's visit to the Hungarian Grand Prix, and finding a couple of chess playing Formula 1 drivers:|
|Aug-19-10|| ||Tabanus: Shared 2nd place in György Marx Memorial (Paks, Hungary) 5-16 August 2010:|
|Nov-05-10|| ||zoren: <Caissanist: Until a few months ago Almasi's all time high rating was 2691, but he has managed to add another 29 points to reach 2720. FIDE's site has him expected to add another five points, which would put him into the world's top twenty for the first time. That's quite unusual in this day and age--I can't think of anyone else who has cracked the top twenty for the first time when he was over 30.> |
At this point has actually surpassed Leko... just shows you how much of a rut Leko has been in.
|Dec-21-10|| ||Ezzy: Is the European rapidplay champion 2010.|
|Jul-13-11|| ||Caissanist: Almasi will be playing second board (under Leko) in the World Team Championship, even though he's been Hungary's top player for close to a year now. I wonder if he agreed to this.|
|Jul-13-11|| ||bronkenstein: Why not Caissanist , there are other things than ELO (only 9 points difference BTW) in making team setup.|
|Aug-29-11|| ||abstract: Happy birthday GM Zoltan.. we share the same birthday and that what makes ur playing style boring as hell !! :)|
|Aug-29-11|| ||whiteshark: <abstract <boring as hell>> Do you speak from personal experience?|
|Aug-29-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Happy 36th Birthday, GM Almasi!
|Oct-30-12|| ||waustad: His loss to Bodnaruk cost 8.4 elo at the Chigorin memorial: http://en.spbchesstournaments.com/|
|May-02-13|| ||Method B: Almási won the Capablanca Memorial with a +4-1=5 performance ahead of Yuniesky Quesada Perez , Leinier Dominguez, Andreikin, Inarkiev and Harikrishna. |
|May-02-13|| ||whiteshark: You don't mess with the Zoltan!|
|May-02-13|| ||Method B: His live rating is <2710.2>. Gaining 15.2 points he climbed back to the 2700's club. Well done.|
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