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alexmagnus
Member since Dec-06-04 · Last seen Mar-27-15
Hobby player (rated 1634).

If you feel misunderstood, feel free to say it.

My favourite players are: Magnus Carlsen, Kateryna Lahno and Hanna-Marie Klek!

My blog about my own solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: http://alexmagnus.blog.de (in German language)

The domination list, based on the peak rating distance to the #10 player (official lists only, distance 50+ needed to "qualify"):

Kasparov 175 Jan 90
Fischer 160 Jul 72
Karpov 130 Jan 89
Carlsen 123 Mar 14
Kramnik 110 Jan 98
Tal 105 Jan 80
Ivanchuk 105 Jul 91
Anand 105 Jul 98
Korchnoi 95 Jan 80
Topalov 84 Jul 06
Caruana 80 Oct 14
Aronian 72 Mar 14
Spassky 70 Jan 71
Shirov 65 Jul 94
Gelfand 60 Jan 91
Kamsky 60 Jan 96 Jul 96
Morozevich 57 Jul 99
Portisch 55 Jan 80
Jussupow 55 Jul 86
Timman 55 Jan 90
Adams 52 Oct 00
Bareev 50 Jul 91

#1 record distances to #2:

Fischer 125 (1972)
Kasparov 82 (January 2000)
Carlsen 74 (October 2013)
Karpov 65 (January 1982)
Topalov 34 (July 2006, October 2006)
Anand 23 (July 2007)

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   alexmagnus has kibitzed 8817 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-27-15 David Lucky (replies)
 
alexmagnus: It's better to be David Lucky than Daniel Good , as Capa allegedly used to say :)
 
   Mar-24-15 FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015) (replies)
 
alexmagnus: A Muzychuk-Muzychuk final would be anticlimatic, judging from the sisters' previous record: search "muzychuk-muzychuk"
 
   Mar-09-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
alexmagnus: <achieve> <Lower half of the field> in terms of ratings or placement? Mixing both as you please is cheating :D If you mean placement, did you do the placement <after discarding the game vs Carlsen>? After all, that game affected the placement too.
 
   Mar-08-15 European Individual Championship (2015) (replies)
 
alexmagnus: <There are still a few meaningful games left in this tournament, but chess24 suggests there are currently exactly 23 players with 7.5 points or higher.> Among those 23 there are surely some who already qualified in 2014.
 
   Mar-07-15 Toth (replies)
 
alexmagnus: <Well - we have an oral vocabulary test, a public one - that is, the entire class <here> the answer of the student> <hears> of course. I should proof-read my messages, especially when submitted by the phone with a high autocorrect danger :D
 
   Mar-06-15 alexmagnus chessforum
 
alexmagnus: 2001 4 12 3 2002 2 13 6.5 2003 5 14 2.8 2004 3 18 6 2005 4 15 3.75 2006 2 19 9.5 2007 4 21 5.25 2008 13 24 1.(846153) 2009 6 31 5.1(6) 2010 9 34 3.(7) 2011 9 39 4.(3) 2012 8 44 5.5 2013 4 48 12 2014 5 50 10
 
   Mar-02-15 Hanna-Marie Klek
 
alexmagnus: At 2238 now, far from all-time high, but at least she caught herself in recent months.
 
   Mar-02-15 Garry Kasparov (replies)
 
alexmagnus: <Alexmagnus was quoting "some russian blogs" with a loose grip on reality, which through a leap of faith apparently have become "Putin said that".> No. I quoted the Russian blogs <and> the official statement of the Russian Investigation Commitee, as given after the ...
 
   Mar-01-15 FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi (2015) (replies)
 
alexmagnus: <as this would give barracudas a chance to ply goldfish waters> The World Cup gives this chance, but despite its bad reputation as a "lottery" never did it qualify a barracuda for the Candidates :)
 
   Feb-28-15 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
 
alexmagnus: <"What is the only sport where you try to get the least number of points?"> Golf is not the only one. What about (equestrian) show jumping?
 
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Jul-23-14
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  alexmagnus: Longest games by world champions (if drawn, longest decisive game is added):

Steinitz: G Neumann vs Steinitz, 1870 (win, 124 moves)

Lasker: Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 (draw, 119 moves); decisive: a tie between Bird vs Lasker, 1892 (loss, 102 moves) and Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1916 (win, 102 moves)

Capablanca: Capablanca vs Lasker, 1914 (draw, 100 moves); decisive: J Cukierman vs Capablanca, 1938 (win, 91 moves)

Alekhine: Sultan Khan vs Alekhine, 1933 (win, 108 moves)

Euwe: Grob vs Euwe, 1948 (win, 101 moves)

Botvinnik: Botvinnik vs Ravinsky, 1944 (win, 126 moves)

Smyslov: Smyslov vs Lilienthal, 1941 (draw, 125 moves); decisive: Smyslov vs Filip, 1958 (win, 109 moves)

Tal: Korchnoi vs Tal, 1956 (draw, 132 moves); decisive: Bronstein vs Tal, 1975 (loss, 121 moves)

Petrosian: Petrosian vs B Ivanovic, 1980 (win, 122 moves)

Spassky: Vaganian vs Spassky, 1983 (loss, 117 moves)

Fischer: Yanofsky vs Fischer, 1962 (win, 112 moves)

Karpov: Karpov vs Van Wely, 1998 (win, 133 moves)

Kasparov: Kasparov vs Yusupov, 1993 (draw, 118 moves); decisive: Kamsky vs Kasparov, 1989 (win, 107 moves)

Kramnik: McShane vs Kramnik, 2010 (draw, 139 moves); decisive: Leko vs Kramnik, 2001 (win, 133 moves)

Anand: Anand vs Gelfand, 2009 (draw, 128 moves); decisive: Van Wely vs Anand, 2000 (loss, 113 moves)

Carlsen: Shirov vs Carlsen, 2010 (draw, 174 moves); decisive: Carlsen vs J L Hammer, 2009 (win, 107 moves)

Sep-26-14  SnakeEyes: Be ready to insert a new entry on your domination list for Caruana with a score of around 80 when the official FIDE ratings list for October are released. Just below Topalov:84, but well above Aronian:72 (who was the former #2 in the world before Caruana overtook that position as well).
Oct-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Completing my "one-game titleholders". Starting with 2012. As you can see above, by the end of 2011 the "title" was held by Le Quang Liem.

Le lost to Hou Yifan on January 31: Yifan Hou vs Le Quang Liem, 2012

Hou lost to Wang Chen on March 27th: Wang Chen vs Yifan Hou, 2012

Wang lost to Li Shilong on March 28th: Li Shilong vs Wang Chen, 2012

Li lost to Ding Liren on March 29th: Ding Liren vs Li Shilong, 2012

Ding lost to Negi on May 11th: Negi vs Ding Liren, 2012

Negi lost to Saleh on May 13th: A R Saleh Salem vs Negi, 2012

Saleh lost to Akopian on June 11th: A R Saleh Salem vs Akopian, 2012

Oct-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: 2013:

Akopian lost to Grigoryan on May 9th: Akopian vs K Grigoryan, 2013

Grigoryan lost to Dubov on May 10th: K Grigoryan vs D Dubov, 2013

Dubov lost to Laznicka on May 13th: V Laznicka vs D Dubov, 2013

Laznicka lost to Beliavsky on May 16th: Beliavsky vs V Laznicka, 2013

Beliavsky has no classical losses in the database for 2013 (he was eliminated in the World Cup by Yu Yangyi, but both losses came in rapids).

Oct-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: 2014:

Beliavsky lost to Nakar on March 5th: E Nakar vs Beliavsky, 2014

Nakar lost to Dvirnyy on March 6th: D Dvirnyy vs E Nakar, 2014

Dvirnyy lost to Laznicka on March 7th: V Laznicka vs D Dvirnyy, 2014

Laznicka lost to Lupulescu on March 14th: V Laznicka vs C Lupulescu, 2014

Lupulescu lost to Topalov on August 5th: Topalov vs C Lupulescu, 2014

Topalov lost to Kramnik on August 6th: Kramnik vs Topalov, 2014

Kramnik lost to Kasimdzhanov on August 8th: Kasimdzhanov vs Kramnik, 2014

Kasimdzhanov lost to Nakamura on August 9th: Nakamura vs Kasimdzhanov, 2014

Nakamura lost to Mamedyarov on August 14th: Mamedyarov vs Nakamura, 2014

Mamedyarov lost to Caruana on September 18th: Caruana vs Mamedyarov, 2014

Caruana hasn't lost since, and so is the current "titleholder".

Oct-12-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Caruana lost to Andreikin in the 7h round of Grand Prix, so Andreikin holds the "one-game title" now.
Oct-13-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Andreikin lost to Tomashevsky, who now gets the "one-game title".
Oct-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Another "empirical" argument against the rating inflation (with respect to actual skills) talk: Judit Polgar becoming a top-100 player at the age of 12.

No 12-year-old since came even close to top-100. Also, her "inflation-adjusted" (in terms of inflationists, f.x. by the average of top-100) rating barely grew since she was 12. By some 50 points or so, and now it is probably even lower than it was at 12.

Now, what's more realistic - Polgar having been so close to her peak at 12, or Polgar gaining 180 points between 12 and her peak? I think the latter.

Even Polgar's <rating> at 12 was reached by very few (if at all, didn't look up. But I think Karjakin did).

Oct-30-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: <Even Polgar's <rating> at 12 was reached by very few (if at all, didn't look up. But I think Karjakin did).>

Even Karjakin didn't: his highest rating before his 13th birthday was 2547, Polgar's at 12 and 5 months was 2555.

Dec-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Birth year based average ages of Soviet championships:

1920s:

1920 30.8*
1923 34
1924 34.6
1925 35.0
1927 33.5**
1929 (semifinals, 12 players) 28.8

*Without two players whose birth dates I couldn't find

**Without one player whose birth date I couldn't find

Dec-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: 1930s:

1931: 26.2
1933: 32.7
1934: 30.0
1937: 30.9
1939: 32.7

Dec-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: 1940s:

1940: 29.0
1941: 25.8
1944: 32.2
1945: 33.8
1947: 35.3
1948: 34.3
1949: 33.1

Dec-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: 1950s:

1950: 32.8
1951: 32.0
1952: 32.3
1954: 34.4
1955: 34.6
1956: 32.5
1957: 33.8
1958: 31.9
1959: 30.4

Dec-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: 1960s:

1960: 31.3
1961 I: 35.0
1961 II: 32.3
1962: 31.1
1963: 32.9
1964: 36.5
1965: 36.1
1966: 34.4
1967: 33.2*
1968: 34.8
1969: 35.2

*Swiss system, top 20 taken.

Dec-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: 1970s:

1970: 33.7
1971: 34.3
1972: 33.5
1973: 35.3
1974: 30.3
1975: 35.3
1976: 34.2
1977: 35.1
1978: 31.8
1979: 30.1

Dec-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: The rest till the fall of the Soviet Union:

1980: 30.9
1981: 28.1
1983: 34.6
1984: 27.3
1985: 33.8
1986: 29.5
1987: 30.3
1988: 30.3
1989: 30.4
1990: 29.7
1991: 26.7*

*Swiss system, top 22 taken.

Dec-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <alexmagnus> Merry Christmas!
Dec-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Thank you, you too :)
Jan-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Soviet chess today, top-10 of each former republic of the Union:

1. Russia:

Grischuk 2810
Kramnik 2783
Karjakin 2760
Svidler 2739
Andreikin 2737
Vitiugov 2735
Jakovenko 2733
Tomashevsky 2716
Nepomniachtchi 2714
Morozevich 2711

2. Ukraine

Eljanov 2727
Ivanchuk 2715
Ponomariov 2713
Moiseenko 2695
Kryvoruchko 2692
Korobov 2687
Kuzubov 2667
Areshchenko 2661
Efimenko 2654
Baklan 2650

3. Armenia

Aronian 2797
Melkumyan 2673
Sargissian 2668
Movsesian 2663
Petrosian 2663
Akopian 2660
Pashikian 2614
Andriasian 2609
Hovhannisyan 2594
Grigoryan 2587

4. Azerbaijan

Mamedyarov 2759
Radjabov 2734
Mamedov R. 2642
Safarli 2635
Durarbayli 2635
Guseinov 2610
Mamedov N. 2604
Guliyev 2549
Mirzoev 2549
Ibrahimov 2532

5. Georgia

Jobava 2727
Kacheishvili 2589
Mchedlishvili 2587
Jojua 2585
Pantsulaia 2583
Gagunashvili 2579
Dzagnidze 2570
Nigalidze 2566
Paichadze 2561
Gelashvili 2561

6. Belarus

Zhigalko S. 2681
Azarov 2635
Aleksandrov 2596
Maiorov 2596
Zhigalko A. 2584
Fedorov 2566
Stupak 2557
Kovalev 2548
Teterev 2509
Gorovets 2488

7. Latvia

Shirov 2689
Kovalenko 2653
Neiksans 2567
Sveshnikov 2514
Miezis 2499
Meijers 2483
Krivonosov 2452
Meskovs 2452
Daskevics 2441
Starostits 2441

8. Uzbekistan

Kasimdzhanov 2705
Filippov 2591
Dzhumaev 2515
Vakhidov 2494
Saltaev 2492
Iuldachev 2471
Barsov 2455
Khamrakulov 2438
Vahidov 2435
Alikulov 2418

9. Kazakhstan

Kazhgaleyev 2573
Jumabayev 2572
Kotsur 2567
Ismagambetov 2546
Khusnutdinov 2476
Kostenko 2466
Kuderinov 2452
Aitbayev 2427
Kassimov 2424
Askarov 2416

10. Lithuania

Rozentalis 2577
Sulskis 2557
Cmilyte 2525
Kveinys 2522
Zagorskis 2476
Pileckis 2433
Narmontas 2420
Laurusas 2418
Malisauskas 2416
Sarakauskas 2396

11. Moldova

Bologan 2608
Iordachescu 2590
Svetushkin 2581
Hamitevici 2446
Khruschiov 2413
Gyrlea 2410
Vedmediuc 2406
Sanduleac 2393
Gorbanovsky 2377
Iovcov 2368

12. Estonia

Kulaots 2556
Kanep 2509
Volodin 2486
Rychagov 2457
Liiva 2456
Shyvrjov 2433
Seeman 2429
Kalinichev 2424
Sepp 2411
Ladva 2404

13. Turkmenistan

Atabayev M. 2496
Annaberdiev 2446
Amanov 2445
Atabayev Y. 2415
Odeev 2411
Kakageldyev 2376
Annageldyev 2371
Atabayev S. 2332
Semiev 2310
Rasulov 2261

14. Tajikistan

Amonatov 2592
Khusenkojaev 2375
Djuraev 2353
Isaev 2310
Khamdamov 2278
Maksudshoev 2259
Ilhomzoda 2207
Kabilov 2183
Ziyaev 2126
Jumaev 2120

15. Kyrgyzstan

Tologontegin 2404
Abdyjapar 2400
Sapar 2359
Markov 2288
Maznitsin 2286
Takyrbashev 2242
Akylbekov 2226
Ostry 2199
Mamontov 2133
Mamatov 2124

Jan-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: ... And the top 10 of the entire former Soviet Union looks like this today:

1. Grischuk (Russia) 2810
2. Aronian (Armenia) 2797
3. Kramnik (Russia) 2783
4. Karjakin (Russia) 2760
5. Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) 2759
6. Svidler (Russia) 2739
7. Andreikin (Russia) 2737
8. Vitiugov (Russia) 2735
9. Radjabov (Azerbaijan) 2734
10. Jakovenko (Russia) 2733

Feb-14-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Soviet Top 10, February

1. Grischuk (Russia) 2810
2. Kramnik (Russia) 2783
3. Aronian (Armenia) 2777
4. Karjakin (Russia) 2760
5. Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) 2759
6. Svidler (Russia) 2739
7. Andreikin (Russia) 2737
8. Vitiugov (Russia) 2735
9. Jakovenko (Russia) 2733
10-11. Ivanchuk (Ukraine) 2731
10-11. Radjabov (Azerbaijan) 2731

Feb-21-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Some more supranational Top-10s:

European Union

1. Caruana 2811
2. Topalov 2800
3. Giri 2797
4. Vachier-Lagrave 2775
5. Adams 2738
6. Navara 2735
7. Wojtaszek 2734
8. Leko 2713
9. Bacrot 2711
10-12. Naiditsch 2706
10-12. Fressinet 2706
10-12. Vallejo 2706

Former British Empire

1. Anand 2797
2. So 2788
3. Nakamura 2776
4. Gelfand 2747
5. Adams 2738
6. Harikrishna 2723
7. Sasikian 2682
8. McShane 2672
9. Kamsky 2671
10. Jones 2670

Feb-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Supranational top-10 lists for March:

European Union:

1. Caruana 2802
2. Topalov 2798
3. Giri 2790
4. Vachier-Lagrave 2765
5. Adams 2745
6. Wojtaszek 2737
7. Navara 2736
8. Leko 2713
9. Bacrot 2712
10. Naiditsch 2711

Former Soviet Union:

1. Grischuk 2794
2. Kramnik 2783
3. Aronian 2770
4. Karjakin 2757
5. Mamedyarov 2756
6. Tomashevsky 2745
7. Jakovenko 2742
8. Vitiugov 2739
9. Radjabov 2738
10. Ivanchuk 2731

Former British Empire:

1. Nakamura 2798
2. Anand 2791
3. So 2788
4. Gelfand 2747
5. Adams 2745
6. Harikrishna 2729
7-8. Howell 2686
7-8. McShane 2686
9. Kamsky 2683
10. Sasikiran 2682

Feb-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Asia*:

1. Anand 2791
2. Ding 2755
3. Gelfand 2747
4. Harikrishna 2729
5. Wang Yue 2726
6. Yu 2724
7. Li 2721
8. Wang Hao 2713
9. Kasimdzhanov 2712
10. Wei 2706

*Georgraphically speaking, with the Caucasian former Soviet republics being counted as Europe, same with Russia (they all live in Moscow anyway, with the typical Russian policy of bringing all talents to Moscow).

Mar-06-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: 2001 4 12 3
2002 2 13 6.5
2003 5 14 2.8
2004 3 18 6
2005 4 15 3.75
2006 2 19 9.5
2007 4 21 5.25
2008 13 24 1.(846153)
2009 6 31 5.1(6)
2010 9 34 3.(7)
2011 9 39 4.(3)
2012 8 44 5.5
2013 4 48 12
2014 5 50 10
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