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|Jul-26-14|| ||spawn2: <Sugardom>
Medyo pards: ) Kundisyon both body and mind in prep for the coming Olympiad.
|Jul-26-14|| ||wordfunph: PM thanks, swabe 'to! :)
<But shining still is Eugene Torre, who will be playing in his 22nd Olympiad, a record unmatched by any player, dead or alive.>
anim na tulog na la-ang, vakvakan na sa Tromso!
|Jul-27-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Mas SWABE pa eto mga Pards, Ms. Sally me texted on the Radip 5 guesting kanina 130pm of IM Pau together with AFGM Torre and WIM Fronda.
Excerpts from AFGM were :
- On the FIDE elections,Pinoys are in both sides with Pichay running for ACF under Gary while Bambol was invited by Kirsan camp to be Sec Gen in their ticket
- Had to tackle Wes' change Fed move, and AFGM recapped for Pinoys to still support Wes, and wish him well on his goal to become a World Challenger.
- AFGM didn't mention on GM Oli's case, but just mentioned that GMs Sadorra and Barbosa 'will be coming from the US'.
- Players coming from Phils fly out on Tues / 29th.
- On his 21st appearance, Mr. Ron asked if he was given recognition and AFGM mentioned he was called up the stage in Istanbul, but doesn't recall if he was presented with a plaque.
- On his 22nd appearance and to keep on going, AFGM mentioned GM Short again when Nigel mentioned to Eugene during the 2008 Olympiad that 'ahe you're not playing, now I can catch up with you'.
Dennis Principe retorted the way AFGM is going and how he keeps his good condition, eh there are probably more Olympiad stints in store for AFGM, hes not yet DONE !
|Jul-27-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Nice article on WC Magnus !
"Carlsen likes to compare himself to the tennis player Rafael Nadal, “We’re relentless, gradually overpowering our opponent and never giving up.”
|Jul-27-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Team members coming from Phils fly out on Tues na per the Aksyon Sports guesting kanina pm. Malamang yung 'playing Coach' option na mangyari for the Mens team, sa Tromso na nila ma-finalize. Puro final meeting, travel preparations and courtesy calls na lang.|
Buenviaje Team PILIPINAS ! Puso !
|Jul-27-14|| ||torrefan: Maybe we shouldn't use the same rallying cry "Puso!" kasi baka magkalat din tulad ng Hilas. How about "Utak!"?|
|Jul-27-14|| ||Pulo y Gata: Yes, UTAK!|
|Jul-28-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Puede rin pareho kasi kelangan din ng FIGHTING HEART to get those wins OTB!
Utak at puso!
Meantime sa chess-results.com, mukhang ratings ng 4 regular players ang kinuhang average kasi 2528, ranked 44th. In case si GM Banjo ang ma-tap in case GM Oli can't make it, eh the team average would be 2506.
|Jul-28-14|| ||spawn2: Checking the line-up of England and the board order, looks like Torre vs Short 2 will not happen. GM Short was assigned to man Board 2 while GM Torre is on board 4.|
|Jul-28-14|| ||Pulo y Gata: When we cheer "Puso!" in basketball, surely we do not mean the the heart or its proper functioning, literally. We mean the fighting spirit or fighting character. After all all the players have puso and, unless one has a heart ailment, it's a non-factor in the conduct and result of the game.|
Same with chess. You use your brain here, not the romanticized "puso", no matter how catchy hoops aficionados find it. You can have the fighting spirit in chess but without the skill and preparation it won't amount to much.
|Jul-28-14|| ||torrefan: Also, the hidden connotation of the cry "Puso!"--specially vis-a-vis the Gilas team--is that what they <LACK> in the other departments of the game they make up for their heart or fighting spirit.|
"Puso!" then, if you analyze it, is pejorative by implication. The team is actually second-rate, batil, pero may puso.
What if the Gilas team is composed of an All-Star selection from the current roster of NBA players. Would Puso still click? No way! The team would be top notch and would not need any romantic, misleading battlecry.
|Jul-28-14|| ||torrefan: But if, and only if, the Philippine chess team would really like Puso! as its battlecry, then the Gilas team--to avoid unnecessary duplication and confusion, should adopt "Atay!" as their own battlecry. For "Atay" rhymes with "Patay" and each and every time they lose, they'd say 'atay na naman tayo!!!|
|Jul-28-14|| ||torrefan: But I apologize for being off topic...|
|Jul-28-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Watchout for your puso, torrefan!
BTW, chess players also cross train to basketball for fitness.
See the ball with 'puso', Gilas also just started their build-up for Spain :
|Jul-28-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Buenviaje to TEAM PILIPINAS bukas!
Then maybe after couple of days, we can see the final Men's line-up.
|Jul-28-14|| ||spawn2: It will be interesting to monitor the performance of the ff Asian countries:|
In the last Olympiad they finished in the following order:
|Jul-28-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Got curious on India, di pa rin maglaro Anand kahit di na sya World Champ.|
On the other hand WC Magnus is probably playing for Norway since they're the hosts.
Pati pala Adhiban eh Super GM na, naalala ko tuloy nung last Asian Games when PHI beat India I think twice...
|Jul-28-14|| ||pinoymaster77: China and Vietnam are also in a form of transition taking a look at their Olympiad line-ups.|
China will give Wei Yi his first Olympiad slot, while the Viets field their new GM-Elect Nguyen Huynh
Mas lalo na Indonesia, si GM Mega lang familiar...
|Jul-28-14|| ||john barleycorn: one game not in this database:
Miyasaki, Yukio - Torre, Eugenio 0-1
B09 Hong Kong zt 1972
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 Na6 7. O-O c5 8. Bxa6 cxd4 9. Nxd4 bxa6 10. Kh1 Bb7 11. Qd3 Rc8 12. Be3 Rc7 13. Rae1 Qa8 14. Bg1 Rfc8 15. Nf3 Nh5 16. Nd4 f5 17. Qh3 Rxc3 18. bxc3 Bxe4 19. Re2 Qd5 20. a3 e5 21. fxe5 Qxe5 22. Nf3 Nf4 23. Nxe5 Nxh3 24. Nf3 Nxg1 25. Kxg1 Rxc3 26. Rd1 d5 27. Ng5 Rxa3 28. Nxe4 dxe4 29. Red2 Bf8 30. Rd8 Kf7 31. Kf2 Be7 32. R8d7 Rc3 33. Rxa7 Rc6 34. Rdd7 Re6 35. Ke2 f4 36. c4 Kf6 37. h3 g5 38. Kf1 h5 39. Ke1 g4 40. hxg4 hxg4 41. Kd2 f3 42. gxf3 exf3 43. Rd4 Bc5 44. Rxg4 Bxa7 45. Rf4+ Ke5 46. Rxf3 Kd4 47. Rf4+ Kc5 48. Kd3 Kb4 49. Rg4 Bc5 50. Rf4 a5 0-1
John Nunn in "Understanding Chess Middlegames":
click for larger view
<Up to here Black has played a model game and by 20....Qc4!, threatening 21....Bxd4, he could have won the c3 pawn. After 21.Ree1 Qxc3 22.Qxc3 Rxc3 23.Ne6 Rxc2 Black has three pawns for the exchange and should win without difficulty. Playing ...e5 only makes sense if Black can recapture with the d6-pawn, but he cannot.>
|Jul-28-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Buenviaje and God bless your trip and campaign!
Ika nga ni Prez PNoy sa SONA kahapon 'The Filipino is worth fighting for !'
|Jul-29-14|| ||torrefan: Another one for the country, Mr. Philippine Chess!
With my extreme gratitude and admiration I shall always remain
very truly yours
|Jul-29-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Per this PDI Roy Luarca article, GM Banjo has heeded the US travel advisory, but the article says GMs Sadorra and Barbosa (?) will join up from the US.|
36 hour trip pala from PHI. FIDE Elections set for Aug 11th.
Wonder if the US teams and other US citizens would proceed with their travel to Tromso ?
|Jul-29-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Salient points on the trip from the PDI article, nakapasok na daw sa NAIA ang PHI-based players and Coach as of this writing :|
"Asia’s first GM Eugene Torre, who will be playing in the biennial meet a record 22 times, will be joined by GM John Paul Gomez and International Master Paulo Bersamina in the 36-hour trip that will take them to Doha (Qatar), Arlanda (Stockholm) and then Tromso.
“It’s a blessing that we were able to leave early,” said Torre. “We’ll have time to rest, recover and prepare.”
The Filipinos will arrive in Tromso on July 30, ahead of the Olympiad’s opening ceremonies on Aug. 1. Action in the 11-round competition that lured players from a record 180 countries, starts Aug. 2."
|Jul-29-14|| ||bubuli55: AFGM. Good luck! 22! Subaybayan namin games nyo :)|
|Jul-29-14|| ||spawn2: Had the opportunity to be with GM Torre this morning together with Regge Tee to celebrate the life of Mr. Cesar Iligan, Chairman of Fianchetto Realty and Eugene Torre Chess Foundation who joined our Creator last month. |
As he was preparing to leave for the airport at around 2:00 pm, I said "GM top 20 ha"..he replied, we will give it our best shot. Anything is possible, last 3 rounds will be very crucial.
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