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|Nov-23-11|| ||paulalbert: Gentlemen I've been enjoying reading this discussion I've stirred up. I would agree it should be Grishchuk for English transliteration in the standard distinction between "sh" and "shch" for Cyrillic letters to Latin alphabet in English. My wife is German, so I am constantly berated when my German is not pronounced exactly right, so I try to listen carefully to sounds and try to get them right if I can, but very difficult if not a native speaker.
One final comment about Russian chess names: For me in English Chigorin is correct; in German Tschigorin is correct; but Tchigorin which I see frequently seems a misguided mixture.
You need the Ts in German to convey the sound ( otherwise you have ch in German which is similar to the Cyrillic X ) but just "ch" in English as in the word "cheek" seems sufficient for me in English.|
|Feb-10-12|| ||Penguincw: Nepo held to a draw today by Yaroslav Zherebukh.|
I Nepomniachtchi vs Y Zherebukh, 2012
|Jun-20-12|| ||SamAtoms1980: Carlsen was definitely lucky that this guy, who has proven to be his pimp, chose to play in the Russian Championship rather than the Tal Memorial.|
|Jul-14-12|| ||waustad: Happy 22nd to Nepo!|
|Jul-14-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday!|
|Jul-14-12|| ||Six66timesGenius: Happy birth day!|
|Dec-01-12|| ||Karpova: How to pronounce his name: <Malcolm had a valiant go at it but passed the microphone to Vlad Kramnik for a definitive Russian pronunciation. “I can do it better,” said Vlad. I can’t render the Kramnik pronunciation in print but it was something like ‘Nepomniashee’, with a very slight accentuation of the ‘om’ syllable, with the voice falling away on the subsequent syllables.>|
|Mar-27-13|| ||ProjectF: He can beat anybody, but his rating is too low..|
|Jun-07-13|| ||notyetagm: FIDE World Rapid Championship (2013)|
Egags! Nepo has <9/10> after beating Le Quang Liem in Round 10, giving him a 2-point lead(!) with 5 rounds to go.
|Jul-14-13|| ||Abdel Irada: Happy Bastille ... er, birthday.
|Jul-14-13|| ||Abdel Irada: I think our phonetic problem is functionally incurable: One cannot perfectly romanize Russian because it contains sounds that cannot be accurately represented in the Latin alphabet.|
Therefore, *any* spelling we may choose when transliterating words containing those sounds can never be more than an approximation, which in turn means there is no objectively "right" way to represent them here.
|Jul-14-13|| ||Sem: That's true. YouTube features a series of correct pronunciation of chess masters' names, done by AnnieK (Hungarian, I believe). She mailed me that Russian for instance knows the 'soft L', as pronounced e.g. in 'Ba-ga-l(j)u-bov'. Difficult for western tongues.|
|Jul-14-13|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Nepomniachtchi!|
|Jul-25-13|| ||Sem: Ti-ma-SHEN-ke. Fyoder Ba-ga-ter-TSHUK. Al-YEG Ra-ma-NYI-shin. Ra-SHIED Nye-zhmet-DI-nov. Vas-SI-ly Smy-SLOV. Pyotr Du-BIY-nyin.Vya-tche-SLAV Ra-GOO-sin.|
'Euwe' is a shibbolet; only Dutch and Flemish know to to pronounce this (heh heh).
|Dec-13-13|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: <paulalbert>: Tchigorin, like Tchaikovsky and Alekhine, is a French transcription, which I suspect Nepomniachtchi is also using.|
|Jul-14-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy 24th birthday to Super GM Ian Nepomniachtchi.|
|Jul-18-14|| ||Mr. V: I hope he can finish strong in the ACP Golden Classic (2014)|
Maybe I'm assuming too much, but it seems to me like he's had some rough months recently; perhaps in a bit of a slump.
|Aug-27-14|| ||Penguincw: Congratz to Ian Nepomniachtchi for winning the Yaroslav the Wise Tournament of Champions (or simply Yaroslav Mudryj). He finished with a final of 7.5/10 (+6,-1,=3).|
With the win, he gains about 29.6 rating points to fly to 2800.6 and World #8.
Round by round results:
Round 1: Nepomniachtchi vs. Jakovenko 1/2-1/2
Round 2: Motylev vs. Nepomniachtchi 0-1
Round 3: Nepomniachtchi vs. Potkin 1-0
Round 4: Nepomniachtchi vs. Moiseenko 1/2-1/2
Round 5: Tomashevsky vs. Nepomniachtchi 1-0
Round 6: Jakovenko vs. Nepomniachtchi 0-1
Round 7: Nepomniachtchi vs. Motylev 1-0
Round 8: Potkin vs. Nepomniachtchi 1/2-1/2
Round 9: Nepomniachtchi vs. Tomashevsky 1-0
Round 10: Moiseenko vs. Nepomniachtchi 0-1 (check out the knight sac)
1. Nepomniachtchi 7.5
2. Jakovenko 6.5
3. Tomashevsky 5.5
4. Potkin 3.5
4. Motylev 3.5
4. Moiseenko 3.5
Site (in Russian): http://online.ruchess.ru/
Live Rapid Ratings: http://www.2700chess.com/rapid
|Sep-25-14|| ||Everett: Looking forward to seeing Nepo play in more games.|
|Nov-30-14|| ||aliasniamor: Good start at the russian superfinal, especially a good win against Karjakin in the second round ! I hope he can keep the pace.|
|Jan-09-15|| ||Hand Of King: I really like Nepomniachtchi style. For sure one of the best blitz players in history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqQ...|
|Mar-08-15|| ||Everett: I think Nepo may have missed qualifying for the World Cup|
|Apr-04-15|| ||Everett: Congrats for Nepo, winning Aeroflot|
|Apr-04-15|| ||Penguincw: Congrats to Ian Nepomniachtchi for winning the Aeroflot Open (2015). He entered the tournament as the 2nd seed, and finished 1st on tiebreaks ahead of Dubov on black games (5-4). Nepo also drew their H2H game with black. Overall, he finished with 7/9, (+5,-0,=4).|
Since he won Aeroflot, that means he'll be heading to Dormtund (I heard he has a plus record against Kramnik).
Though not as important, but still notable to me, he gained 12.4 rating points. This has allowed him to climb from 2714 to 2728 (and also #33 to #29).
|Jun-16-16|| ||sonia91: Top scoring player at the Russia-China Match (2016) with 3.5/5 (+2=3-0)|
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