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|Jul-22-11|| ||MaxxLange: <..short draws are detrimental to our sport and are one reason it is less mainstream than we would like it to be. But the real barrier is the fact that it takes effort, even on the part of strong chess players, to understand and appreciate top-level chess>|
Yes. I read articles like this, and wonder, what are these folks thinking? The reason that Linares isn't a big TV event like Wimbledon is that viewers would say, '"ah, the players are just gonna draw, let's play XBox instead"?
|Jul-22-11|| ||alexmagnus: Well, the example of the Soviet Union some 50 years ago shows chess <can> be a mainstream sport. I mean, most of that generation plays, and quite strongly. My grandpa doesn't know any opening name yet still convincingly beats me (I'm 1600ish).|
|Aug-24-11|| ||nummerzwei: I find the proposals made by Kasimdzhanov and, subsequently, Shipov really unspeakable.|
In particular, I wonder whether there is any (mathematical, chessical, psychological) basis for Kasim's claim that the winning scores in high-level tournaments would increase if his proposal was implemented. I can't think of any.
|Mar-20-12|| ||shivasuri4: In the 13th round of he Bundesliga 2011-12,Rustam Kasimdzhanov of the top seeded (and ranked) OSG Baden Baden beat IM Roeland Pruijssers of SK Turm Emsdetten in a 59 move Dutch defense, with the white pieces.|
Earlier in the 12th round, he drew against GM Jon Ludvig Hammer of Werder Bremen in a 34 move Nimzo Indian with the black pieces.
|Apr-25-12|| ||Nightsurfer: The former World Champion of International Chess 2004, namely <Rustam Kasimdzhanov>, has a broader view on the colourful culture of Chess than the average player. Therefore he plays Chinese Chess <XiangQi> as well, please have a look at the photo as follows: http://www.chessbase.de/2010/Chinas... ... - and there you see <Rustam Kasimdzhanov> sitting at a board of International Chess after that has been transformed into a board of <XiangQi> and obviously discussing <XiangQi> with Alexander Grischuk.|
The former World Champion of International Chess 2004, that is to say: <Rustam Kasimdzhanov>, is not the only person who has not only learned International Chess, but who plays Chinese Chess <XiangQi> as well.
Members of the club are: the former Women's World Champion in International Chess, namely Zhu Chen ; the former Women's World Champion in International Chess, namely Xie Jun.
Prominent male players who both play International Chess and <XiangQi> are: the charming Alexander Grischuk ; the RISING STARS Zhong Zhang , Bu Xiangzhi and Wang Yue ; the former German candidate to become World Champion of International Chess, that is Robert Huebner; last not least <THE PIONEER of INTERNATIONAL CHESS in CHINA>, namely Liu Wenzhe - please check out the corresponding personal pages!
|Apr-25-12|| ||Nightsurfer: In case that one would like to know more about that mysterious Chinese brand of chess that has been the basis of so many Chinese careers in International Chess and that even fascinates a player like <Rustam Kasimdzhanov>, namely that thrilling game <XiangQi>: herewith the link that will lead you to a clip that the German program of MTV has produced on Chinese Chess aka <XiangQi>: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NBX....|
The Chinese version of Chess can be compared to modern strategic <tabletop games>, please have a look at a clip that features the climax of a game of <XiangQi> after having transformed the traditional pieces into units on a tabletop: Red army corners Black General, and that is the matrix of the dreaded <HORSE-CANNON-PALCORNER-CHECKMATE> - please watch the final moves in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_ef... .
The foregoing clip has transformed the final moves of the friendly game Rene Gralla vs Phan Thang, Hamburg 2003, into a scenario of <Chinese Battle Chess>.
That very game <Rene Gralla vs Phan Thang> has been battled out on February 28th, 2003, at Hamburg, Germany, at the place of the Vietnamese <Doctor Quang Nguyen-Chi> at the square <Berliner Platz> in the eastern part of Hamburg.
The well-known <Doctor Quang Nguyen-Chi> is a mentor of Chinese Chess, herewith a photo: http://shaolinchess.de/svalban0.gif .
|Apr-26-12|| ||Nightsurfer: The game that has been featured in the <XiangQi>-video that has been aired by MTV, namely the contest between the well-known German experts on e-sports and electronic games, that is to say: Daniel "Budi" Budiman (herewith the biography: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel...)/ Red vs. Etienne Cedric "Eddy" Garde (herewith the biography: http://www.esport.de/wiki/Etienne_G... )/Black - please see once more again the clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NBX... - , can be watched from the first move to the last check by following the link as follows: http://www.gameone.de/blog/2010/9/g... , you have just to click on the second picture on that page!|
|Sep-20-12|| ||notyetagm: Nice win not in database:
[Event "TCh-TUR 2011"]
[Site "Konya TUR"]
[White "Kasimdzhanov, R."]
[Black "Parligras, M."]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[WhiteTeam "Isek Aquamatch S.K."]
[BlackTeam "Deniz Genclik S.K."]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 a5 8.
Bg5 d6 9. Qd3 Be4 10. Qe3 Bb7 11. Nc3 h6 12. Bxf6 Bxf6 13. Rad1 Nd7 14. Qd2
d5 15. cxd5 exd5 16. Qf4 a4 17. a3 Ra5 18. Qd2 Re8 19. e3 Nf8 20. Ne5 Bxe5
21. dxe5 Rxe5 22. e4 Re8 23. exd5 Rxe1+ 24. Qxe1 Qd7 25. Rd4 Ng6 26. Qd1 b5
27. Qe2 Ne7 28. Re4 Kf8 29. Re3 Nc8 30. Qd3 Kg8 31. Qe4 Nd6 32. Qe7 Qc8 33.
Bf1 Ra8 34. Bxb5 Bxd5 35. Nxd5 Nxb5 36. Qe4 Qa6 37. Qc4 Rd8 38. Re1 Qa5 39.
Re7 Kf8 40. Re5 Kg8 41. Ne7+
|Dec-05-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Kasimdzhanov!|
|Dec-05-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <alexmagnus: Well, the example of the Soviet Union some 50 years ago shows chess <can> be a mainstream sport.>|
I think that whether chess is or isn't a "mainstream" sport is a question hinging not on the inherent nature of chess, but on culture. Simply: In some cultures, chess is more highly esteemed than in others. If the culture changes in the latter, chess will be embraced; if not, it won't. No rule changes or gimmicks are going to alter that.
|Dec-05-12|| ||playground player: Too many draws? Just knock $10,000 off the prize purse for every drawn game. The players will soon get the message.|
|Apr-27-13|| ||PawnSac: <Abdel Irada: <alexmagnus: Well, the example of the Soviet Union some 50 years ago shows chess <can> be a mainstream sport.>|
I think that whether chess is or isn't a "mainstream" sport is a question hinging not on the inherent nature of chess, but on culture. Simply: In some cultures, chess is more highly esteemed than in others. If the culture changes in the latter, chess will be embraced; if not, it won't. No rule changes or gimmicks are going to alter that.>
The internet growing in countries that previously lacked the technology also greatly enhances the appeal for chess, particularly in a country like China, who has taken large strides in recent decades to gain a more prominent position in global competition. Consider China's effort in the olympics and other such things. Additionally, countries where individuals, especially children, do not have the liberal finances available for hobby and pass-time personal interests, as in some of the more developed countries, will tend to see children finding interests that do not require continual funding. Other than the cost of internet, every child in china can play Go or Chess regularly at no cost.
|Jun-03-13|| ||twinlark: Also, a country needs a reasonable amount of wealth and infrastructure to support the existence of chess clubs and important chess events that enable players to develop against strong opposition.|
The human potential for chess (and everything else) in places like Africa would be no less than elsewhere, but the poverty of most countries, in particular their populations, and the lack of infrastructure severely limits the opportunities for top flight GMs to develop in Africa.
|Dec-05-13|| ||Penguincw: Happy 34th birthday to former FIDE champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov.|
|Aug-08-14|| ||cplyakap: Super combination.Congratz.|
|Aug-08-14|| ||Mr. V: Great job beating Kramnik at the Olympiad today! Kasimdzhanov vs Kramnik, 2014|
|Aug-08-14|| ||Mating Net: Way to go Kasim! 3-0 against Naiditsch, Chucky, & Kramnik at the Olympiad.|
|Aug-09-14|| ||Mating Net: Looks I jinxed my main man Kasim as he lost to Nakamura. Still a good performance though.|
|Aug-10-14|| ||Mr. V: <Looks I jinxed my main man Kasim as he lost to Nakamura. Still a good performance though.>
Indeed, it was a very hard-fought game. Good luck, Mr. Kasimdzhanov!|
|Dec-05-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday to former FIDE World Championship, Rustam Kasimdzhanov!|
< and consequently is all but out of contention for either of the top 2 places in the GP series that will qualify for the Candidates Tournament 2016. >
At least he can still play for money...
|Jan-08-15|| ||Hand Of King: Strong internet blitz player, here is recent game vs Dubov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NC...|
|Jan-29-15|| ||Conrad93: It irks me when people refer to this guy as World Champion.|
FIDE's knockout tournament was a pathetic joke.
|Dec-05-15|| ||Sularus: happy birthday!|
|Dec-05-15|| ||Sularus: have a good one!|
|Aug-17-16|| ||Mr. V: Been awfully quiet lately. Typically he works as a second; who has he worked with these days?|
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