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|Jan-24-12|| ||Whitehat1963: Fair enough, but his results speak for themselves.|
|Jan-26-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: <Whitehat1963: Fair enough, but his results speak for themselves.> He simply has a bad tournament. Everybody can be out of shape sometimes. I know David personally for some twelve years and it is no secret that he sometimes is unable to concentrate on the play and then he plays much bellow his real potential making a lot of absurd and silly mistakes in the process. But if he has his day, he can tear apart anybody in the world. Unfortunately, this year's Tata Steel tournament looks like the "shining" example of his not so good days up to now.|
|Jan-26-12|| ||King Death: < Honza Cervenka: <Whitehat1963: Fair enough, but his results speak for themselves.> He simply has a bad tournament. Everybody can be out of shape sometimes...>|
In this kind of super strong event it's easy to be off just a little and have everybody turn on you like a pack of wolves.
There's been a bunch of talk about how Navara doesn't belong in this event and so forth but he's a very strong player and somebody will have to finish last. This time it may be him (or maybe not).
|Jan-26-12|| ||bronkenstein: David earned the right to play TATA A fair and square . He reminds me of Chucky , psychologically unstable a bit, maybe early defeat(s) destroyed his confidence . We all know Ivanchuk could easily be close to Navara instead of solo second had he just lost one of the games from the first rounds , he would insta-degrade to 2500 mode.|
PS this discussion reminds me of that old `Gandalf the unworthy` tune ... why should players play ,just let the fans vote instead =)
|Jan-28-12|| ||drnooo: extremely interesting comment by honza
of course what he says can apply to anyone anywhere, even Alekhine said, the difference between me and another master is not much but what diff there is is very great indeed with Navara, is probably magnified after all Spassky was one of the laziest players of the soviets ever, but had he worked harder, he might have lost interest in this silly game altogether
|Jan-28-12|| ||Olavi: I was reminded of this case http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... in the last worldcup. I would just point out that according to reports, Navara touched his king accidentally, not deliberately, and therefore Moiseenko never had a case for enforcing the touchee rule. So Navara simply gifted the halfpoint at the end!|
Whether that makes it even more sportsmanlike or rather a show of excessive nerves and (completely unnecessary) fear of appearing dishonourable...?
|Feb-19-12|| ||Penguincw: Looks like Navara is playing in the Reykjavik Open 2012.|
|Mar-09-12|| ||Penguincw: Navara off to a perfect start (4/4) at the Reykjavik Open (2012). In Round 5, he has white against David Navara, who also has a perfect start. |
Although he shed 11 points at Tata Steel (2012), he is the biggest gainer this rating season, so far. He has won a whopping 22 points in just 19 games. The closest are Andrei Volokitin and Lazaro Bruzon, and they "only" gained 8.
Also, he entered Iceland with an unofficial rating of 2714.
Lastly, tomorrow, facing Sokolov (2664), he has white and will obviously try to win. A loss would sink him to 2716, a draw 2721, and a win would make him jump to 2726, and be clearly the best one so far.
|Mar-13-12|| ||Penguincw: Overall, with a +5 score at the Reykjavik Open (2012), it helped him add 4.8 rating points to his name.|
If the rating list were to be published right now, he would be at 25th place and be rated 2719 (with a three-tenths of his rating discarded). A 19 rating improvement. Also he played 24 games so far this rating season, which is like 2 games everyday!
Nearest competitor for most gained is Lazaro Bruzon, who improved by 11. Most games is Radoslaw Wojtaszek, who played 15.
Next is former world challenger, Peter Leko, who is at 2720 on the dot.
|Mar-27-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday David Navara! Today, he faces Vlad-Cristian Jianu (2497) with white. A win gains 2.7 rating points, to raise his points to 2704.9, otherwise he's out to the super-grandmaster club. Good luck!|
|Sep-07-12|| ||yesnomaybeidontknow: David Navara +6 in the Chess Olympiad 2012! Go David!!|
|Sep-08-12|| ||Gypsy: Now, after 10 rounds at the Olympiad completed, Navara stands at +7 =3 -0, 85%, 2847 TPR.|
|Sep-09-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: David's +8=3-0 on the 2nd board is pretty amazing result, especially if one takes into consideration his poor form in the first half of this year.|
|Sep-09-12|| ||Gypsy: Navara at the 2012 Chess Olympiad: 9.5/11, 86.4%, 2869 TPR; most points overall; second highest TPR overall (1st Mamediarov); gold on Board 2.|
|May-28-13|| ||twinlark: He's just won the Czech Championship for the 5th time. Well done, GM Navara.|
|Jun-14-13|| ||Cemoblanca: Great guy this Navara!
All the best for you and yours! :)
|Oct-05-13|| ||Karpova: Q: Who is the most courteous person you have played?|
Elisabeth: <I am sure I have played many courteous people but no one extraordinary that way. If I could give a prize to the most courteous person in the chess world, I would give it to David Navara. He greets everyone, usually in their own language, which is not only very respectful but sweet and charming too. I think most super grandmasters at his level wouldn’t even bother to ask lower ranked players how they are or how they played. David is exceptional that way.>
Kingpin, October 4, 2013, <Elisabeth Paehtz: 20 Questions>, http://www.kingpinchess.net/2013/10...
|May-03-14|| ||waustad: He is leading a tournament that I think is the Czech championship by 1.5 points going into the final round. He's at 7.6/8 so far. http://www.chess-results.com/tnr132...|
|May-03-14|| ||waustad: Oops. Obviously I meant 7.5 not 7.6.|
|Aug-10-14|| ||Mr. V: Beat Grischuk in the Olympiad: Navara vs Grischuk, 2014|
|Jan-25-15|| ||Penguincw: Great tournament by Navara at David Navara. After participating in Group A in 2013, not participating at all in 2014, and getting "relegated" this year, he's making it clear he wants to return to the Masters group, with his undefeated +7 performance. Unfortunately, he finished in 2nd to Wei Yi, but definitely gave him a run for his money.|
|Feb-12-15|| ||floydAkash: <Penguincw> I think Navara should still be invited to participate in the "A" group. Wei Yi and Navara earned it.|
|Feb-12-15|| ||Penguincw: I agree. Normally the 1st place winner is guaranteed to be invited, but the 2nd place finisher is invited anyway. It happened this year with Saric and Jobava.|
|Feb-24-15|| ||Troller: Along with Nikita Vitiugov David is top seed in the European Open Championships that begin today in Israel. As always, World Cup tickets draw a large host of strong players just below the elite; this year, Eljanov, Nepomniachtchi, Vallejo Pons, Bacrot all start with an elo +2700. Another 25 players have 2650+, among them Inarkiev and Howell.|
I believe 1st round pairings were supposed to have happened yesterday, but at the time of writing chess-results still do not have them:
Games start at 15:00 local time (13:00 GMT) and can be followed live at the official site (http://www.eicc2015.com/) or chessbomb.
|Feb-24-15|| ||Troller: Pairings are up.
Rui Damaso is the unlucky player at 2451 who is highest seed to fall into lower seed bracket and faces Navara on top board in rd 1.
In general, this round looks like slaughter of course; smallest rating gaps can be found on top boards, around board 40 the gap has grown to ~400 pts, and this just increases further down.
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