|Aug-15-03|| ||pawntificator: Heck of a rating. Too bad about his record in the database...I guess that's what happens when you only play the best of the best. And when you only have your games against the bestest of the best in the database. Poor guy. Three cheers for Pastor! Hip hip! Hooray! |
|Aug-15-03|| ||Sylvester: Who is he? Where is he from? |
|Aug-15-03|| ||Ribeiro: <Sylvester> GM Manuel Rivas Pastor is from Spain. |
|Aug-15-03|| ||Sylvester: Thanks, Ribeiro. |
|Aug-15-03|| ||Ribeiro: <Sylvester> You are welcome! |
|Aug-04-04|| ||meloncio: GM Manuel Rivas got his top level in early 80's. He's Sevillian like me, and I remember when he got the 1981 Spanish Championship in Sevilla (!), when he was only 21 years old, and after that had several good years. Today, I know almost nothing about him, except the list on the FEDE site. |
|May-29-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Manuel Rivas-Pastor|
|Jul-13-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Manuel!|
|Oct-02-08|| ||Ezzy: Today he has been disqualified from the Spanish Championships for refusing a doping test. He could be the very first player to suffer under the FIDE rules in this situation.|
|Oct-02-08|| ||matey: Bravo, Manuel Rivas-Pastor, Bravo!|
|Oct-02-08|| ||Ezzy: GM Manuel Rivas was disqualified from the ongoing Spanish Championship when he refused to submit to a doping test. Now, perhaps at some point there will be a substance that (a) substantially helps the performance of a chess player and (b) is dangerous and needs to be controlled, but in the meantime, what's the point?|
This stupid FIDE rule, which as far as I know had never previously been enforced, goes back to 1999 when FIDE had some hopes of becoming part of the Olympic movement. Since that didn't work out (chess was an exhibition sport in the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and that was the end of that), can we stop pretending chess is a real sport - or at least the sort of sport where these blood tests are relevant?
The Chess Mind
By Dennis Monokroussos.
|Jul-13-09|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Rivas-Pastor!|
|Jul-13-09|| ||WhiteRook48: he must be very religious|
|Aug-21-09|| ||Everett: Concentration enhancing drugs are very effective, but so is having slight, specific autism that can make one slightly strange but an absolute killer automaton on the chessboard.|
The future will bring some interesting issues to the fore.
|Aug-21-09|| ||SugarDom: This is obvious to a lot of chess players...Look at Nakamura...hehe|
|Aug-21-09|| ||Everett: I was thinking Carlsen as the most recent, and blatant, example.|
|Aug-21-09|| ||SugarDom: I was going to say that, but i was afraid of Carlsen fans. hehe|
|Jul-13-10|| ||wordfunph: 1990 Palma de Mallorca: 154 Grandmasters were entered out of 182 participants. GM Manuel Rivas of Spain was the last placer. GM Sammy Reshevsky, played and placed 179th-181st together with GM Vlastimil Jansa.|
happy birthday Manuel!
|Jul-13-11|| ||badenbaden: ˇFelicidades, Manolo!
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