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|Jun-04-13|| ||waustad: Tal Memorial info from chessbase: http://www.chessbase.com/Home/TabId... So far the official site is only of use to Russian Speakers.|
|Jun-04-13|| ||waustad: BTW, Koja coefficient is more often spelled "Koya" in English. Here is an explanation: http://senseis.xmp.net/?KoyaSystem|
|Jun-11-13|| ||waustad: 8th Tal Mem (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 100:50:15+30spm(1))|
|Jun-17-13|| ||waustad: Here is the time control for the women's GPs, assuming they are all the same: TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)|
|Jul-02-13|| ||waustad: Styrian Open:
|Jul-03-13|| ||waustad: Beijing pairings: http://beijing2013.fide.com/en/comp...|
|Jul-04-13|| ||waustad: Beijing time control: TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)|
|Jul-06-13|| ||waustad: Styrian Open live: http://www.members.aon.at/schach1/l...|
|Jul-06-13|| ||waustad: Can anybody actually sing Paul in Die tote Stadt live? Torsten Kerl does pretty well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiV...
and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojb.... I like Angela Denoke better, but Kerl sounds better standing and sitting up instead of lying down necking with a corpse. Some stagings are a little out there. Did Rene Kollo ever do the part live? His recording sounds good, but I recall an opera quiz where James McCracken (if I recall correctly) pointed out to students everywhere that singing an aria from Otello in one's lesson is very different from singing the whole part live while lying on the floor and such. I'd love to see the Met do a production for the first time in decades, but Paul is very difficult to cast. It was "written" for Richard Tauber, but I've heard recordings and it was a stretch for him. Heldentenors are so rare that adding to the repertoire just spreads a scarce commodity that much thinner. There aren't that many Jonas Kaufmann or Jay Hunter Morris voices around, and Paul may be a bit higher (or so I've been told -- I can't sing any of them). I wish Domingo had taken it on, at least in the studio, but there is only so much anybody can do. I've only seen part of the video of James King, but he seemed to handle the end well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u1...|
|Jul-06-13|| ||waustad: A hint on dealing with the King version, just change the part number in the search like the title of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7uS... and you can walk through it. I've seen less than stellar performances live from McCracken, Kollo and King, but that doesn't mean that they were bad singers. Singing live is a very difficult thing to do and if the pipes don't want to do it that day, the pro can't say "sorry" very often. The best Rigoletto I've seen live was Matteo Manuguerra when he had been announced as being sick. He even walked off stage to get a glass of water during Gilda's aria after being with the duke, but sounded glorious. They needed to clean the costume after he kept wiping his nose on it so often, but he got through it.|
|Jul-06-13|| ||waustad: While looking at youtube for the last rant I ran across this delight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A66...
I'd have like to see a mention of Jussi Björling, but otherwise this is a great show. I remember once after consuming more than a touch of whiskey doing La Donna e Mobile with the top partially full throat. Now I can't even hit any of that with a head tone, but I'm 37 years older and 50+ pounds heavier. I do have more gravitas.|
|Jul-08-13|| ||OhioChessFan: http://www.foxsportsohio.com/fox-sp...|
|Jul-11-13|| ||waustad: Here is the world cup pairings tree: http://www.chessworldcup2013.com/im...|
|Jul-23-13|| ||waustad: European Womens Champs: TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)|
|Aug-09-13|| ||waustad: World Cup time control: The time control shall be 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move from move one.|
|Aug-12-13|| ||waustad: Convenient links tip by beholder: <Actually those links are there for every tournament. You just have to enter "crosstable=2" at the end of the URL instead of "crosstable=1".>|
|Aug-31-13|| ||waustad: Regs for women's world champs: http://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/F...
Includes a laws of chess section and lots of detail about legal way to offer a draw and such.|
|Sep-09-13|| ||waustad: The web site for the European Club Cup looks good so far. We'll know a lot more once they start showing live games.|
|Sep-09-13|| ||waustad: European Club Cup time control: The time control will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. Players may only agree to a draw after the 40th move has been made by black.|
|Sep-23-13|| ||waustad: WC Paris time control: TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)|
|Sep-25-13|| ||waustad: TataSteel site: http://www.tatasteelchess.com/|
|Sep-29-13|| ||perfidious: The Indians done did it!
Had anyone told me that either Red Sox or Tribe would make the playoffs this year, I would have laughed them out of existence.
|Oct-05-13|| ||waustad: Russian Superfinal (men and women) TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)|
|Oct-13-13|| ||waustad: German Bundesliga info: http://www.chessvibes.com/schachbun...|
|Nov-27-13|| ||waustad: World team championship time control: 90 min/40 moves +30 min/end, with 30 seconds additional time per move, starting from move 1.|
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