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|Mar-07-13|| ||waustad: <uzeromay>Yes, that happened to Anna Ushenina a few weeks ago.|
|Mar-07-13|| ||HeMateMe: Probably wrong to do so; it is midleading.|
|Mar-07-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <HeMateMe: Probably wrong to do so; it is midleading.>|
Isn't "midleading" part of the triangulation strategy used by Bill Clinton and the Democratic Leadership Council?
|Mar-07-13|| ||John Abraham: Jennifer and her brother Gregory are great chess players and enthusiasts. They have done much to publicize chess in America.|
|Mar-07-13|| ||Granny O Doul: She may be the highest-rated American- born American, but including all simply born in America, Alisa Maric has her beaten.|
|Mar-07-13|| ||HeMateMe: How many women have the full GM title, through tournament results, but not a ceremonious grant? Not too many. Judit Polgar, of course. I think former world champions Kosteniuk and Stefanova have the full title. Maybe Pia Cramling? Susan Polgar has it, but I don't remember if that is strictly by results, or if the men's GM title was granted to her for winning the women's world championship. I'm thinking Hou Yifan will get it sometime in the next five years, as she gains more experience.|
|Mar-07-13|| ||chancho: <HeMateMe> Susan Polgar was the first Woman to get the InternationaL GM title by virtue of hard earned norms.|
|Mar-07-13|| ||chancho: Btw... Hou already has the GM title.|
|Mar-07-13|| ||HeMateMe: I think Susan Polgar's predecessors as womens world champion were granted the title as part of being women's champion. Not sure about that. It may be that Nona G and Maya C were granted the full GM title after winning the womens world championship.|
|Mar-07-13|| ||waustad: <abdel>Please take it to the Rogoff page.
<heHateMe>Very few in the following list got the 'g' in the title category without going through the usual channels: http://ratings.fide.com/top.phtml?l...|
|Mar-08-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <waustad>: It is hard for me to imagine my joke being controversial, or I would have.|
That Clinton took a centrist position as part of his election strategy is a fact not in dispute; no value judgment is stated or implied.
|Mar-08-13|| ||waustad: Actually I misread the comment. Sorry.|
|Mar-08-13|| ||HeMateMe: In the ratings you posted above, are all of these women grandmasters, that is, do they have the men's title? I'm curious, because only Polgar and Yifan are rated above 2600. Generally, people in the 2500s are not yet GMs. Humpy and Lahno might be GMs, I was just curious about which women have the full title.|
|Mar-08-13|| ||waustad: The list includes a column that indicates their titles. GMs are indicated with a 'g'.|
|Mar-08-13|| ||HeMateMe: 21 women have the full GM title. That's exciting. I thought it was just a handful of people.|
|Mar-15-13|| ||Check It Out: That depends on how many women you can hold in your hands.|
|Mar-15-13|| ||Shams: <Check It Out> Are you writing for <technical draw> these days? |
<HeMateMe> <Generally, people in the 2500s are not yet GMs.>
I ran a search on FIDE's website. It returned 689 players rated 2500 - 2599. On a quick scan I counted 83 who didn't have the GM title.
|Mar-15-13|| ||Check It Out: <Shams> Who's this <technical draw> you speak of? If he works for the FBI I'm definitely not him.|
|Mar-16-13|| ||Benzol: <Check It Out> <Shams> could tell you who <technical draw> is but it would cost him $20.|
|Mar-16-13|| ||Check It Out: <technical draw> said to say the price has gone up to $25 due to inflation.|
|Mar-17-13|| ||technical draw: <If he works for the FBI I'm definitely not him.> I worked for the other team.|
|Mar-17-13|| ||jsy: <HeMateMe> Just 5 or 6 years ago there were only about 11 women with the full GM title (including 4 who were "gifted" the title - Kosteniuk is 1 of the 4). Now there are over 20 - rating inflation happens for women also.|
BTW - I believe the "gifting" of Kosteniuk's GM title unjustifiably cheapened her title. There is no question in the years that followed that she would have gotten her GM title through norms anyway - so who needs the "gift" and the controversy that comes with it.
|Mar-17-13|| ||HeMateMe: <jsy> Just curious, can that be verified? Has AK beaten two GMs in a tournament where there were more than two GMs in the tournament? I don't think she has done too well in men's classical time control events, but she may have beaten several women with the full GM title. I don't follow it that closely.|
|Mar-19-13|| ||HeMateMe: "...like, I just hope, you know, that <TP Star> writes another glowing caricature of me because that, you know, would be REALLY cool!|
Has anyone been to my website to buy the "Free Lindsay Lohan" T-shirts and that hybrid of Madonna's <Sex> book and my "nude chess" photos, set in a lovely coffee table format? Madge told me she "...fantasized about being on a medieval battlefield and being ravaged during a pawn storm."
Hey, that's awesome! You can't argue with the material girl, when she is accepting material, right?
Once I get that infomercial up and running for <Fruit Chess>, I'll own my own plane, just like Suzanne Summers.
|May-23-13|| ||Caissanist: Actually 21 female GMs isn't all that much, since there are 1409 GMs total now.|
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