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|Aug-21-10|| ||plimko: Ehy Tabanus, good job. I always like useful post like this!|
|Oct-22-10|| ||percyblakeney: <GM Anton Korobov, Winner of the strong 2009 Czech Open http://chess-results.com/tnr24001.a...! Strong 2nd in Aeroflot Open (2010).>|
Ukraine strong! :-) Korobov played Karjakin for the third time today, with the same result as in the previous games (from 2001...), that is a win for Korobov.
|Oct-14-11|| ||plimko: Anton Korobov is the top seeded player in Chigorin Memorial. He won the preliminary rapid tournament.|
On 'Scacchi Internazionali':
|Feb-04-12|| ||technical draw: A strong GM without to much fame. Maybe if he wins this years Aeroflot he might get more recognition.|
|Feb-04-12|| ||bronkenstein: I guess we can say the same on, lessay, Tomashevsky`s page (or Grischuk´s , etc...the list could be quite long =)|
|Feb-06-12|| ||technical draw: to=too....|
|Feb-10-12|| ||Jason Frost: Small number of games in the database is probably a contributing factor. Although, even if discarding it, he still doesn't take the, <most-surprising-lack-of-comments award>. That goes to Baad Jobava by a landslide. Who, coincidentally, is also playing in Aeroflot|
|Feb-10-12|| ||bronkenstein: <Jason Frost> , I wonder how <That goes to Baad Jobava by a landslide> is going to make a case against photo-less Tomashevsky`s less-than-1-page-of-kibitzing =)|
PS I am aware that there are much worse cases (than the Professor´s that is) somewhere outthere.
|Feb-10-12|| ||cro777: Aeroflot Open 2012, Moscow, Russia
"The Ukrainian Grandmaster Anton Korobov, who at the beginning of the tournament promised to fight for 4.5 points out of 9, beat one of the top rated players Fabiano Caruana in the 4th round of Aeroflot Open, which means he leads the tournament with 3.5 points". (chess-news.ru)
A Korobov vs F Caruana, 2012
|Feb-10-12|| ||Jason Frost: <bronkenstein> Jobava has been over 2700 longer, has the highest percentage of sacrifices of any player in the database, and most importantly has an awesome name. End of story.|
|Feb-10-12|| ||Penguincw: Korobov having an excellent tournament. However, with 1/2 point ahead of his nearest 11 (!) rivals, it will hard to actually expand his lead. The best he can do is beat Evgeny Tomashevsky, and hope that only few will keep the half behind. :)|
|Feb-10-12|| ||WannaBe: Is that a U of Pittsburgh T-shirt??|
|Feb-11-12|| ||bronkenstein: <Jason Frost> , <Jobava has been over 2700 longer> - no , but other arguments of yours are simply leaving me defenseless ;)|
|Feb-12-12|| ||Jason Frost: <bronkenstein> Woops, meant in a row, but forgot that couple of month period where he fell below. |
Also forgot to mention that he has the best picture on chessgames.
|Feb-12-12|| ||bronkenstein: Relax , 2700 is random number anyway (with the mysterious powers to hypnotise people, something like reversed popular prices).|
PS Talking about the best CG pic(s) , I would prefer some girls arounhere to Baadur , but your choice is OK with me.
|Feb-12-12|| ||waustad: 2700 gets a little extra notice because of the live ratings site. They only show those players. It does get mentioned a lot by tournament organizers too when touting how strong their tournament is. "The strongest open ever with 8 2700+ players will be held in Timbuktu on, ..."|
|Feb-12-12|| ||Penguincw: STANDINGS, AEROFLOT OPEN, AFTER RD.6
Tomorrow it's Eljanov-Korobov and Bartel-Caruana. Korobov will probably draw, which is okay, but Caruana is wanting to take over Nakamura on live ratings, World #6.
|Feb-14-12|| ||Penguincw: Korobov in a 3 way tie for first, with 4 half a point back and like 11 one full point behind. Tomorrow, he plays an important game with the white pieces against co-leader Bartel, while the other co-leader, Eljanov has black against Andreikin.|
|Aug-06-12|| ||fisayo123: Korobov has been on a tear recently. Congrats to the latest member of the 2700 club!|
|Aug-07-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Congratulations to GM Korobov who today became the 2012 Ukrainian Chess Champion!!|
|Aug-08-12|| ||paavoh: Congrats - a repeat Champ after 10 years!|
|Sep-17-12|| ||waustad: POTD doesn't seem to have as much to do with birthdays as it used to.|
|Sep-17-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <waustad: POTD doesn't seem to have as much to do with birthdays as it used to.>|
I've also noticed that. The organizing principles for selecting puzzles, games and players of the day seem to have become considerably randomized of late.
|Sep-17-12|| ||Abdel Irada: Speaking of "randomized," have you noticed how many player pictures seem to consist of the subject sitting pensively in front of a board in its initial position?|
How hard can it be to pick an opening move? To look at these photos, apparently it's the most difficult decision the players will face for the day.
|Sep-17-12|| ||waustad: Frequently at tournaments photography is limited to the first minutes of the game. This is part of why first rounds almost never start on time. They have an opening ceremony with some celeb making a first move on board 1 and lots of pix are taken.|
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