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|May-27-13|| ||Kain3: <What's this guy all repulsed by in the bio picture?>|
He always looks this way, his stare is actually quite scary over the board. I beleive he's at least as talented as Dominguez, but his play is much more inconsistent.
|Jun-09-13|| ||waustad: He'll be playing several events in Canada this Summer. Will we see a change in national affiliation? Maybe he should wait until next Spring if he's thinking of that. I grew up right across Lake Erie from Canada and visited often as a youth. Like many other places I've been to (including where I grew up), I'd rather be there in August than February.|
|Jun-09-13|| ||waustad: BTW he won the Zonal in San Jose, CR so he'll be playing in the next World Cup.|
|Jun-10-13|| ||Nicocobas: <waustad> I can't find a link to the Zonal in San Jose. Do you know of one?|
|Jun-11-13|| ||twinlark: <Nicocobas>
http://chess-results.com/tnr102789..... The official site (accessed from that site) doesn't seem to yield anything useful.
|Jun-13-13|| ||waustad: Thanks <twinlark> I thought I got it from the Spanish chessbase, but I didn't find it there looking again. i might have found it from the news of the day links they have under the birthday players. I don't know.|
|Jun-30-13|| ||catlover: If Bruzón is the 2nd highest ranked player in Cuba, I wonder who Cuba's first ranked player is.|
|Jul-01-13|| ||csmath: <If Bruzón is the 2nd highest ranked player in Cuba, I wonder who Cuba's first ranked player is.>|
Wesley So, of course.
|Jul-01-13|| ||John Abraham: <catlover> This guy
Leinier Dominguez Perez|
|Jul-03-13|| ||juan31: Felicidades por su triunfo en Edmonton, Maestro L. Bruzon, le deseo muchos triunfos mas.|
|Jul-06-13|| ||usuario x: <the fourth ranked player in the Americas, behind Hikaru Nakamura, Gata Kamsky and Leinier Dominguez Perez>|
interesante que los dos cubanos sean los mejores jugadores nacidos en américa de la actualidad
|Jul-06-13|| ||Estoc: <usuario x> You're forgetting Fabio Caruana, who was born in Miami.|
|Sep-20-13|| ||Caissanist: Is there any way to get a list like "best 10 players in the Americas" on the FIDE ratings site? I know that for an individual player it will give the continental ranking, but there doesn't seem to be a way to see the entire list.|
|Oct-06-13|| ||ChessVip: Richard Rapport from Hungary, Julio Granda from Peru,Ivan Cheparinov from Bulgaria,Lázaro Bruzón from Cuba and Iván Salgado from Spain are playing Entre Faros International Chess Tournament http://www.chessfaros.com/english/|
|May-12-14|| ||SugarDom: Put down the bottle my friend.|
|May-13-14|| ||twinlark: <Caissanist>
<Is there any way to get a list like "best 10 players in the Americas" on the FIDE ratings site? I know that for an individual player it will give the continental ranking, but there doesn't seem to be a way to see the entire list.>
Do you still need this?
|May-15-14|| ||Caissanist: <twinlark> Thanks for the reply. I would still like to know how to do this, or even if it is possible, yes.|
|May-15-14|| ||Howard: Caissanist, could you be more specific ? For example, what do you mean by the Americas ? North and South America, combined ?|
|May-15-14|| ||twinlark: <Howard>
FIDE treats North and South America as one continent - the Americas. Similarly Asia and Australia, New Zealand and Oceania are listed as part of the Asia region. The other two regions are more self explanatory, Africa and Europe (apart from Israel being counted as part of Europe but that's another story).
|May-15-14|| ||twinlark: <Caissanist>
I did it the hard way.
Here is a list of the top 20 in the Americas for the month of May:
5. Granda Zuniga, Julio E
6. Onischuk, Alexander
7. Gareev, Timur
8. Iturrizaga, Eduardo
9. Leitao, Rafael
10. Akobian, Varuzhan
11. Quesada Perez, Yuniesky
12. Kovalyov, Anton
13. Shankland, Samuel L
14. Erenburg, Sergey
15. Robson, Ray
16. Cordova, Emilio
17. Cori, Jorge
18. Peralta, Fernando
19. Ramirez, Alejandro
20. Mareco, Sandro
I maintain these lists by checking FIDE's monthly updates for any movements. A spreadsheet with players' names linked to their FIDE player cards is the labor saving device of choice.
I've provided 20 rather than 10 so if there is movement into and from the top 10, you have the most likely candidates to check rather having to use the advanced search function to painstaking track the changes.
It should take you no more than a few minutes on the first of every month to update the list.
I also have top 10-20 lists for the other three regions if you need them.
|May-16-14|| ||Caissanist: I'd be content to define "Americas" as "whatever FIDE means by Americas". If, for example, you bring up Bruzon's player card on the FIDE web site ( http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?... ), it shows him with a "continent rank" of 4 in "Americas". Presumably that's behind Nakamura, Kamsky, and Dominguez, but who are the rest? It would be fun to be able to have a quick look at the top players on our "continent" are, and which countries besides the USA and Cuba are most represented. |
I'm guessing that "Americas" means everything west of the Atlantic and east of the Pacific, don't know for sure.
|May-16-14|| ||twinlark: <Caissanist>
Something tells me you missed my last post here.
Here's the list again, this time with relevant federations listed:
1. Nakamura - USA
2. Dominguez - Cuba
3. Kamsky - USA
4. Bruzon - Cuba
5. Granda Zuniga - Peru
6. Onischuk, Alexander - USA
7. Gareev - USA
8. Iturrizaga - Venezuela
9. Leitao - Brazil
10. Akobian - USA
11. Quesada Perez - Cuba
12. Kovalyov - Canada
13. Shankland - USA
14. Erenburg - USA
15. Robson - USA
16. Cordova - Peru
17. Cori, Jorge - Peru
18. Peralta - Argentina
19. Ramirez - USA
20. Mareco - Argentina
USA - 9
Cuba - 3
Peru - 3
Brazil, Venezuela, Canada - 1 each
<I'm guessing that "Americas" means everything west of the Atlantic and east of the Pacific>
Yes. North and South America, the Caribbean archipelago as well as a few outliers like Bermuda and the Virgin Islands that don't figure in the top stats.
FIDE's map of the Americas: http://www.fide.com/info.html?task=...
|May-16-14|| ||Caissanist: Many thanks, you are right, your previous post had not shown up for me when I made my last posting.|
|May-16-14|| ||offramp: Bruzon had quite a tough start to the tournament:
1. W So vs L Bruzon ½-½ 64
2. L Bruzon vs Ivanchuk ½-½ 59
3. Vallejo-Pons vs L Bruzon ½-½ 60
4. L Bruzon vs Z Almasi ½-½ 42
He then seems to have run out of steam a bit:
5. L Dominguez vs L Bruzon ½-½ 13
6. L Bruzon vs W So ½-½ 22
7. Ivanchuk vs L Bruzon ½-½ 17
|Jun-02-14|| ||twinlark: <Caissanist>
If you're updating your list, be careful as this month FIDE have been careless and not updated the continental (and possibly other) rankings that are on each player card.
You'll need to correlate the ranking with the ratings to be certain. Kind of becomes obvious once you start updating, but I thought the heads up wouldn't hurt.
4 armed and all that.
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