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|Apr-08-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Pati sa Challengers, andun ulit mga 'harvesters', mukhang nag campaign na din sa section na eto before sila Gavilan, Marvin Ting,Alidani, the Calacdays and nasamahan pa Davao's V. Umayan. Entered din super batibot Alekhine 'bbking' Nouri.|
|Apr-08-14|| ||pinoymaster77: On Bobby Ang Chesspiece's 'Candidates Epilogue', didn't really notice that much the ascent of the 3 'young GMs' in the 2nd round...|
"India’s national hero Viswanathan Anand won the right to a rematch with Magnus Carlsen this November 2014 for the world chess title. This by itself is a big story, and one that has been covered extensively in the chess media.
Let us take up a secondary story on how well the first-timers (Karjakin, Andreikin and Mamedyarov) did in this their first Candidates. Well, in a nutshell, they exceeded expectations. The three of them occupied the bottom places after the first 7 rounds, but in the second half they all recovered (Karjakin actually “won” the second half of the tournament with three wins and four draws, no losses) and they finished in the first five places.
Karjakin and Andreikin belong to the “born in 1990 class” which includes Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Ian Nepomniachtchi. Mamedyarov is five years older and together the three of them turned the Candidates upside down.
Sergey Karjakin was not born in Russia but in Simferopol. He switched from Ukraine to Russia a few years ago because he “needs to train with good coaches.” So far he holds the record for the youngest grandmaster in history at the age of 12 years and seven months and won the 2012 World Rapid Chess Championship. Second place in a Candidates Tournament will be a great addition to his resume.
Dmitry Andreikin came into the chess world’s consciousness in 2010 when he won the World Junior Championship. Two years later came an ever bigger surprise as he won the 65th Russian Chess Championship in Moscow after a rapid playoff against five other players. In the Chess World Cup 2013 held in Tromso (Norway), he finished in second place, losing to Kramnik in the four-game final match 1.5-2.5.
Here is something interesting. In that World Cup, Dmitry Vladimiorovich did not expect himself to last that long into the tournament and exhausted all his opening preparation. He then decided just to play the different variations of the Torre-Trompowsky with d4 and Bg5 throughout the closing stages. The system is considered lacking in ambition, but with it he defeated Dreev, Karjakin and Svidler!
He did the same thing in the penultimate round."
|Apr-08-14|| ||spawn2: Lagare pala si GM Gomez, he is currently playing in Kuala Lumpur Open 2014 with GM Bitoon, IM Dimaks and Nolte.|
|Apr-08-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Yup, mag-amang Nouri (per FB posts) would be in 5 tournament swing. Pagkaalam ko may 2 magkasunod sa Bangkok, then I think the plan is to proceed to KotaK for other events.|
|Apr-12-14|| ||spawn2: EXciting weekend for Philippine sports followers. GM Wes winning his 1st round game in St Louis, GM Eugene starting his campaign today in Bangkok Open and the much awaited rematch of Pacquiao vs Bradley happening tomorrow.|
|Apr-12-14|| ||lakers4sho: I got Bradley winning by decision. I don't think he's dumb enough to engage in a slugfest.|
|Apr-12-14|| ||joeyj: Bro <spawn2> ... refer kita sa query of a certain Leon from Calcutta, India dtd April 9, 2014 re AFGM and Random chess! Hope you could answer him.|
|Apr-12-14|| ||spawn2: Hi <joeyj>
Will see what I can do: )
|Apr-12-14|| ||pinoymaster77: May livegames daw sa Bangkok Open, and per text of chess friend parehong panalo FM Paulo and AFGM! Good start !|
|Apr-12-14|| ||joeyj: http://bangkokchess.com/livegames/t...|
|Apr-12-14|| ||spawn2: Mukhang maganda ang panimula ng ating mga chess warriors: ) Sana ay magtuloy tuloy.|
|Apr-13-14|| ||spawn2: 2 for 2 sila GM Eugene, JP and Oliver sa Bangkok Open. Ituloy lang ang ratsada sa rd 3!|
|Apr-14-14|| ||Iskubadayb: Hataw, bradidik. :)|
|Apr-14-14|| ||joeyj: http://chessaccount.wordpress.com/l...|
|Apr-14-14|| ||spawn2: GM Eugene drawing against Ryan Dungca with black. Still within striking distance from the top. GM JP will have his hands full tomorrow when he battles GM Vallejo Pons.|
|Apr-15-14|| ||spawn2: GM Eugene winning his 5th round assignment vs an IM from India.|
Good start for GM Torre. He will play against fellow Olympian and team mate GM Oli in the 6th round.
|Apr-18-14|| ||geniokov: Happy Easter to everyone!|
|Apr-19-14|| ||spawn2: After being away from competition for more than 6 months, GM Torre put up a decent result in the just concluded Bangkok Open 2014. He registered 4 wins, 4 draws and a solitary loss against compatriot and Bangkok Open Co-Champ GM Oliver Barbosa.|
Another tourney as preparation for the coming BOGM in June should bring him closer to optimal condition.
|Apr-19-14|| ||Nf3em: Congrats AFGM!|
|Apr-19-14|| ||wordfunph: bow to El Eugenio..
ready na for 2014 Tromso Olympiad!
|Apr-19-14|| ||torrefan: He still has a lot of juices flowing! On to more glory!|
|Apr-20-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Sana matuloy yung 2 events ng Kasparov Chess Foundation / KCF GM Invitational na originally calendared for April, but 're-sked' to May. But still no firm announcements via press releases ?|
Surprising, since kainitan na ng FIDE campaign
|Apr-20-14|| ||spawn2: I wonder what transpired during the visit of current FIDE top honcho last week.|
Hope all agreements made will be for the good of Philippine Chess.
|Apr-20-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Sa twitter posts ni Prez Kirsan, it includes pics with VP Binay and PSC Chair Garcia, and heard he met with NCFP TD Jayson. Not sure if able to meet up with NCFP Pres Pichay|
|Apr-21-14|| ||torrefan: Who cares?
Pinoy chessers like me are more interested to know if he met Dari Castro.
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