|Apr-01-04|| ||ConLaMismaMano: I think Zarnicki was Junior World Champion in 1992. |
|Aug-09-04|| ||nikolaas: <ConLaMismaMano> You're right. |
|Aug-09-04|| ||cu8sfan: Where was the Junior World Championship of 92 held? Could it be that we have no games in this database or are these the Italian games? |
|Aug-09-04|| ||nikolaas: <cu8sfan> Are there Italian games? This 'it' stands for 'international tournament'. This tournament was held in Buenos Aires and was the junior worlchampionship. |
|Aug-09-04|| ||cu8sfan: Lol! I always wondered why Italy had so many tournaments... Thanks for clearing that up! |
|Aug-09-04|| ||nikolaas: No problem. |
|Oct-08-04|| ||ConLaMismaMano: GM Zarnicki is a very good blitz player at the ICC, i think he's over the 2800 barrier. |
|Oct-08-04|| ||ConLaMismaMano: I'm not sure if it is the ICC or Playchess. |
|Oct-08-04|| ||mahmoudkubba: Is the player still alive, the list said till 2003 only why is that?? |
|Oct-08-04|| ||mahmoudkubba: and i can see he likes sicilian alot?????? |
|Oct-08-04|| ||mahmoudkubba: also it is the same time that Ficher and Spassky played their second dest (I mean in 1992 what u r talking about being a junior)!! |
|Oct-08-04|| ||ConLaMismaMano: He's still alive but not playing full time, his most recent tournament was in Brazil (Mauro Covas Masters which included players like Leitao, Milos, etc.) a month ago or so. |
|Feb-26-05|| ||WTHarvey: GM Zarnicki is currently the #5 Argentinian player. He's only 32 and due for a second wind. Here are some puzzles from Pablo's games not shown here. http://www.wtharvey.com/zarn.html |
|Feb-26-05|| ||azaris: <THE BEGINNING OF THE PROBLEM
At this year's Dos Hermanas tournament played at the ICC, I had the “bad” luck
of playing well in one of the ualifying stages, winning in an undisputed way.
A few days after the tournament, and before the final, I was warned I could not play because I was under "suspicion" for having used extra help. Although the tournament rules were clear in stating that the organizers can eliminate anyone without giving any explanations (let alone proof) it doesn't stop them from being discriminatory. First and for most it should be said that the pace of the
game under dispute (8+2) each player who won was automatically under suspicion by the general public. Also if a not so well known player surprisingly beat a GM they'd have a good chance of being disqualified and in fact that's what happened in several cases.
Like I said at the beginning, I though of the issue as calmly as possible, I am still at my job at the ICC because the decision was only for me to be barred from playing in said final. I can even understand, in some way that the methods that they use sometimes fail and they made a mistake. Then many ignorant people that supported the unjust disqualification got into a verbal attack towards me, but it was a great compensation to feel the support of the majority of the people who did not understand my disqualification.
It's certain that I will not return to play at Dos Hermanas, but I do enjoy
participating in events like this one. Now a days, I play frequently on the
Chessbase server where, as any other GM specialized in blitz, I win various
tournaments in which I participated in, also hung out all my pieces in many
In fact, two ideal tournaments (good prizes) would have been perfect for me to "cheat" in, are the one by the ACP, in which I didn't make it to the final and the one from the Canary Islands, in which I qualified for and ended up in 29th position.
You are probably asking why I'm writing this now and not before. It turns out
that in one of the servers I used to play in, up until few days ago, is the WCN (World Chess Network).
Minutes after beginning the Saturday Masters tournament, I was informed that I was being barred, for having used extra help. There, the time control of the game was 3 0, and in the games I had participated in, they had gone just as well as they had gone badly.
The person with whom I spoke, (Julie Trottier) treated me with contempt and only informed me that many titled players (who?) saw my games and came to an exact conclusion.>
|Feb-26-05|| ||azaris: [...]
<Maybe one of their "pieces of evidence" was if I was eliminated from Dos Hermanas, it must have been for some reason. In reality, that is the biggest problem of what occurred with said tournament, not losing the final, but the creation of suspicion around me that I don't deserve. It is good to clear up that many title holders are my rivals and prefer that I did not participate, maybe they were the ones consulted. If they tell me that their experts were Kasparov, Anand, and Kramnik then I would say fine, I better not play in any more on-line games because I'm that damn good, like Fritz. But, that's a big joke.
I am a person who has worked in different areas of my country. I write in our biggest, and most important newspaper. Never in my life have I needed artificial schemes to obtain what I have.
With the growth of in-line chess, the business has also grown and therefore
everyday there are more and more servers on which to play, give lessons, etc. I would like to tell you, dearest colleagues and make it public at once, that many of these servers are good, and many not. Many masters have been swindled and in many cases, and the owners or managers of these sites, worship their own arrogance.
The same way we united to fight together in "real life" with the ACP, I propose that within our growing association, we create a commission of on-line chess, and maybe that way, those of us who are interested in participating will be more protected in front of those who have never touched a chess piece, who win money at our cost, and what is worse, damage our image without any form of evidence, based only on rumors, how and when they please.
I am at your disposal, and a warm greeting to those who love chess.
GM Pablo Zarnicki>
|Feb-26-05|| ||BradMajors: <Although the tournament rules were clear in stating that the organizers can eliminate anyone without giving any explanations (let alone proof)>|
ICC is pathetic - if you are going to ruin a GM's reputation you have the moral and professional obligation to make it absolutely public exactly what proof you have of coming to such conclusion. This way the public can draw their own conclusions. I remember many GM's that have been disq'd from DoS for cheating, although I cant remember anyone denying the decision in public, except Zarnicki.
I didn't know WCN still existed, remarkable what people pay for. :)
|Feb-27-05|| ||nomaster: It is interesting to note that Zarnicki beat Kasparov on an OTB blitz in 1992. |
|Oct-30-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Pablo Zarnicki|
|Jul-25-08|| ||ChessWhiz2: I Garry Kaspy was good too.|
|Aug-04-08|| ||whiteshark: Biographies:
|Aug-04-08|| ||Augalv: Thanks <whiteshark>|
|Dec-12-08|| ||Augalv: <nomaster: It is interesting to note that Zarnicki beat Kasparov on an OTB blitz in 1992.>|
He also beat Leko in a four-game rapid minimatch played in Argentina in 1994. He won 2.5 to 1.5
But Leko wasn't a mature player yet.
|Oct-11-10|| ||nomaster: He has moved on into more lucrative enterprises such as poker events. Just earned 111.308 dollars: http://noticias.americanflop.com/66...|