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|Sep-19-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Watchout for Junemar in the Asiad? Kelangan ma shutdown o ma limit nila ni Marcus si Haddadi, and sila Gabe/JD kay Bahrami. Tenorio/Jimmy/Paul vs Kamrani, 2nd game natin Iran I think on Sept 25 :|
|Sep-20-14|| ||SugarDom: <pinoymaster77> we did the first ever chess honor oath-taking at WCC chess cafe today. Grabe reception, enthusiastic mag-recite mga players of about 50 people including non-players.|
Nagpasakalye muna ako on why we need to stop game-fixing and cheating in chess.
|Sep-20-14|| ||torrefan: Congrats!
Can you post here the text of the oath?
|Sep-20-14|| ||SugarDom: The CHESS PLAYER honor oath.
(To be recited at the commencement of the tournament day)
Raise your right hand.
I am a chess player.
I am an honorable person.
I will not lie, cheat or fix games nor tolerate any among us who does.
I will not pre-arrange game results.
I promise to do my best in every game and to conduct myself most sincerely.
I believe in God who sees and knows everything I do and even without God,
I believe in Truth, Honesty and Fair Play.
This is my honor oath. May I suffer the consequences if I break my oath.
May I receive punishment if I am untrue to myself.
So be it. Amen.
|Sep-20-14|| ||torrefan: Nice oath. Usually oaths end with "So help me God." But that'll be disadvantageous to players who are atheists.|
|Sep-20-14|| ||Pulo y Gata: But isn't Amen religious?|
|Sep-20-14|| ||torrefan: No. It is the Tagalog expression of the desire to win and acquire points. Amen ang panalo! Amen ang puntos! Amen ang premyo!|
|Sep-20-14|| ||SugarDom: Yeah. So we will put "Amen" in parenthesis, in order to make it optional.|
|Sep-20-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Ok thats debut for the honor oath, may the players walk the talk !|
|Sep-20-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Gilas Mgr Aboy Castro also has the same thinking on the Iran game, mark the date on Sept 25th Thurs. First game on Tues vs the Group B leader is Kazakhstan, also a tough, physical opponent|
|Sep-21-14|| ||kardopov: sir noypi, wala ba representative ang Pilipinas sa World Youth Chess Champioship?|
|Sep-21-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Kardz,
Mukhang wala sa WYCC.
Ang balita sa World Juniors merong makakalaro.
|Sep-21-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Throw in the kitchen sink, pati sa bolang gagamitin kasama sa plano ng hosts Korean. Di pa sure ang Kazakhs to top Group B, emerging power din ang India. Bukas na dapat laban ng Gilas vs Group B topnotcher|
|Sep-21-14|| ||pinoymaster77: IM Hari Pascua was having a run in the Datu Arthur Open with 6/8 going into the final round, and having met 3 GMs from 3 diff Feds and TPR near 2600, but eventually lost in the final round to FM Le Tuan Minh.|
Me thinks with the rebuilding going on the practices (particularly training) being finetuned eh for the 2016 Olympiad eh ratain the Tromso team as part of the national training pool. Then maybe add 1 to 2 more slots, in case there's a new young GM who's ready or the likes of GM Rich Bitoon regain his form. A slot could also be allotted for the PNG champ and/or the Natl Jrs champ.
The annual BOGM can just be re-named as the NCC / National Chess Championships, or National Open finals.
|Sep-21-14|| ||Pulo y Gata: Let there be a regular Olympiad selection, for players to prove themselves each time and not sit on past laurels. Even the players who produced phi's best finishes were products of national selection. Maybe it's time to return to the old formula, and it's only fair if we want to develop the young ones.|
What's needed is a well-publicized schedule. That, and good compensation for the players.
|Sep-21-14|| ||Pulo y Gata: One thing I hate hearing is one master complaining about how GM Torre has always been pre-selected. It's always good to retort: "Beat him in the selections."|
|Sep-22-14|| ||pinoymaster77: I think Marilin still plays tennis, if there's a good tennis court. Maybe tennis would also be on the upswing now that this lady 'heart throb' came into the limelight. May elite event pala dito featuring Sharapova, Murray and PHI player Huey. She just missed the Bench show 'Naked Truth' done just recently :|
|Sep-22-14|| ||pinoymaster77: PYG,
Under normal circumstances yes, have a qualifying tournament. However, dmi twists and turns in the recent Tromso Olympiad and based on the lessons learned, NCFP had in fact put in values/charecter criteria, and actully eto na path tinatahak nila.
Siguro for the 2016 Olympiad eh ganun muna as the rebuilding takes some time. Even at this stage to be frank Im not seeing any other player who could join IM Paulo, even among the current players in their college years / 20s.
|Sep-22-14|| ||Pulo y Gata: If NCFP doesn't start on the right foot now, will they ever? You preselect players again and more likely you will do it again in the future; they find excuses now, why shouldn't they in the future? NOW is the right time. The next Olympiad is still far away, the correct approach is to start the build up now.|
Then again, this has always been the problem with our chess executives. No long-term planning backed with executable projects and programs. Maybe it's the funds. But maybe it's not.
|Sep-22-14|| ||Pulo y Gata: The young ones will rise to challenge <if> the challenge is there. Preselection disqualifies them outright, so I don't how it would help in the long run in trying to infuse new blood in the local chess scene.|
Again, it's a wonder to me why the bright chess minds could joy come up with viable and progressive programs to address the aging chess line up.
|Sep-22-14|| ||Pulo y Gata: <could not come up>|
|Sep-22-14|| ||pinoymaster77: PYG,
Yup cannot rely on the current NCFP team to 'start it right'.
Maybe if there's a viable,alternative team come 2016, then they can do the proper REBOOT.
|Sep-22-14|| ||pinoymaster77: I've been remiss in checking out Bobby's Chesspiece articles the past weeks, I think after Glenda pa when wifi got disrupted. Anyway, remembered to check the site and following struck me. Maybe NCFP can revive those brilliancy and novelty prizes in the BOGM/NCC, NCC Semis, PNG and Natl Age Group with attractive amounts to promote research / preparation, and daring moves OTB |
From 'The Streak' article :
"We are talking about Fabiano Caruana’s seven-game winning streak in the strongest tournament in chess history. As recounted to you last Friday he beat Topalov in round 1, Maxime Vachier Lagrave in rd 2, then the world no. 1 (Magnus Carlsen) and no. 2 (Levon Aronian) in rds 3 and 4 then Nakamura in rd 5. In the second cycle he added Topalov and Vachier-Lagrave to his victim list before having the streak broken with a draw vs, Magnus Carlsen in round 8.
Aside from the win streak the following game would probably have won the brilliancy prize if there were one. By the way, many years ago when the Philippine Chess Society was still active organizing tournaments there was usually a brilliancy prize and sometimes even a best theoretical novelty prize, and I think it is a good practice. Someone should revive it."
|Sep-22-14|| ||pinoymaster77: From the Chesspiece article "Sinquefield Cup" :
REX SINQUEFIELD (born 1944) is a multi-billionaire retired financial executive who is a passionate chess player. Shortly after he retired he set up the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (this is in Missouri) and started making chess history.
The chess club is a three-storey building on a 550 sq.m. property which has classrooms on the ground floor with GM instructors and a full tournament area in the upper floor. Various international tournaments and USA championships have already been held here.
This year they decided to really make an impact on world chess and organized the strongest international tournament in history -- a double round-robin event featuring the strongest line-up in history: #1 and World Champion Magnus Carlsen (2877); #2 Levon Aronian (2805); #3 Fabiano Caruana (2801); #5 Hikaru Nakamura (2787); #8 Veselin Topalov (2772); #9 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2768). Average rating is 2801.6, making it the second category 23 event ever. The Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 was also advertised as category 23 but now, by a fraction in rounding off, it seems like it was only cat 22. Even if we accept the organizers’ claim then we should consider that Zurich is only a 5-rounder and nowhere near the media event it is here.
And you want to know something else historical about this event? The 1991-1992 Reggie Emilia tournament was the strongest at that time, the first one to reach category 18. The competitors were Anand, Gelfand, Kasparov, Karpov, Ivanchuk, Khalifman, Polugaevsky, Salov, Gurevich and Beliavsky. Anand won that event with 6/9. Did you notice anything in the player roster? Except for Anand, everyone was from the former Soviet Socialist Republic -- they all spoke Russian! Some journalists were calling this the last championship of the USSR.
Now in St. Louis we have the strongest tournament of all time and there is only one Russian speaker -- Aronian. The other players were from Norway, Italy, USA, Bulgaria and France. Times are really changing.
And here is another thing historical about the event -- Caruana went on a monumental seven consecutive wins -- he defeated Topalov and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave twice and everybody else once plus one draw. In sequence, he beat Topalov in rd 1, Maxime Vachier Lagrave in rd 2, then the world no. 1 (Magnus Carlsen) and no. 2 (Levon Aronian) in rds 3 and 4 then Nakamura in rd 5. In the second cycle he added Topalov and Vachier-Lagrave to his victim list before having the streak broken with a draw vs Magnus Carlsen.
|Sep-22-14|| ||pinoymaster77: India beat Kazakhstan to top Group B, and be Gilas' tough first opponent.|
2 sure bronzes na thru wushu pero laban pa our 2 players sa Semis.
Rowers Cordova and Ilas qualified to the finals by topping the repechage event in lightweight double sculls sa rowing
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