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|Feb-12-14|| ||Iskubadayb: Itong alamat na kaibigan natin e, even at his worst, ncfp will be at its best!!! :)|
|Feb-16-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Good interview of Ex-Champ Vishy, let us see in the Candidates on how his 'new approach' would work...|
|Feb-17-14|| ||spawn2: Habang wala pang tourney sa Pinas for our GMs eh look forward muna sa Candidates. As usual sa mga not so young ang taya ko. Anand or Kramnik to face King Magnus this November.|
|Feb-17-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Ok, lets mark the dates, Candidates listed for March 11 to April 1st :|
|Feb-17-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Interesting field nga ano, the 'veterans' bannered by Anand Kramnik Topalov and Aronian, with Levon being the youngest. Kind of in between si Svidler, then the 'youngsters' would be Karjakin, Mamedyarov and Andreikin.|
My bet would still be on Aronian or Kramnik.
|Feb-17-14|| ||pinoymaster77: In Bobby Ang's latest Chesspiece titled 'Zurich Epilogue', may discussion at length of Naka's 'yabang' or supreme self-confidence :|
"Speaking about Nakamura, he made a bold announcement via twitter that “starting to realize that I am the only person who is going to be able to stop Sauron (Magnus Carlsen) in the context of chess history”. He later on tempered his statement by admitting that at current strength Levon Aronian is a bit ahead, but the tweets is an indication that Naka believes that the time is ripe for him to get a move on and vie for his world championship aspirations. Do we believe he can do this? "
2 games using the Saemisch variation of Anand and Naka's recent games vs Champ Magnus maybe under scrutiny. In both games, Magnus' opponents both had the edge from the opening per the analysis, but both Anand and Naka both faltered in their games.
Could it be that part of the 'Magnus mystique' is psychological, and the opponents just crack under pressure ?
|Feb-17-14|| ||obientag: obientag: To All BW,GETS
1st Ka Piboy Rapid and Blitz Chess Tournament
10:00 am onward
Champion 1,500 pesos +trophy(Rapid)
1st Runner up 1,000 pesos+trophy(rapid)
Blitz Champion 1,000+trophy
Registration: 50 pesos (free lunch)
Note:those who can bring chess set and clock will be greatly appreciated, since we have only 4 chess clock.
|Feb-22-14|| ||torrefan: Hail to my patronymic!|
|Feb-22-14|| ||john barleycorn: <torrefan: Hail to my patronymic!> didn't you once say it was Carlos Torre?|
|Feb-22-14|| ||torrefan: Clue: which is the patronymic of which?|
|Feb-23-14|| ||spawn2: Slow month for chess..few more weeks and the Candidates will be upon us.|
|Feb-23-14|| ||pinoymaster77: From Bobby Ang's Chess Piece today entitled : 'Memories - IM John Grefe' :|
I AM a ’70s guy. I witnessed the rise of Margaret Thatcher in the UK, the oil embargo imposed by the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries on the western powers, the recognition of the United Nations of the Peoples’ Republic of China, the death of Mao Zedong and the beginning of market liberalization of China, Japan emerging as the second largest economy in the world, the US withdrawal of its military forces from Vietnam, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Of course, I was too young to have more than a casual interest in those matters. In the ’70s it was a chess decade with the excitement generated by the "Match of the Century" between Fischer and Spassky in 1972 Reykjavik, the succeeding super-tournament in San Antonio tournament (triple tie between Karpov, Petrosian and Portisch). Bobby Fischer forfeited the world title to Anatoly Karpov in 1975. By the way, contrary to public thought that Fischer would have easily defeated Karpov in 1975, several experts had the opposite view. Even Garry Kasparov, not a Karpov-lover, argued that Karpov would have had good chances due to the form he had been showing in the candidates’ matches.
Determined to prove himself a worthy and legitimate champion, Karpov participate in nearly every major tournament for the next 10 years and won almost wherever he participated. A big exception was the 1976 Tournament of Champions held right after the Manila Interzonal where there was a double round-robin tournament between Karpov, Browne (US Champion), Ljubojevic (European Champion) and Torre (Asian Champion). To the shock of the chess world Eugene Torre defeated all three of his opponents once and drew the other to win his greatest victory.
|Feb-24-14|| ||torrefan: I wonder if Bobby Ang has photos of himself wearing bell-bottomed jeans? Or GM Torre for that matter?|
|Feb-28-14|| ||torrefan: The expensive new book "Bobby Fischer--Triumph & Despair" by David DeLucia is supposed to contain a training game between Fischer and Eugenio Torre in 1992.|
I wonder if Spawn2 can get it and post it here?
|Feb-28-14|| ||Pulo y Gata: What also needs to be done is for his fans to convince Roberto Pe Ang to finally have his Best Games book published. I wonder why the book, which was supposed to come out as early as IIRC 2011, did not see print. I imagine that there's local and international market for it.|
|Mar-01-14|| ||spawn2: Torrefan
Will post something about that training game when I get back in the house.
|Mar-01-14|| ||epistle: <Pulo>, this review of Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook may give a hint as to why the book's publication is on hold:|
<“Don’t read a book out of its right time for you,” Doris Lessing once advised students who, in the course of their education, are compelled to spend inordinate amount of time on a book. It was a jab at the prevalent educational system and the restrictions fostered therein. If anything, Lessing’s life showed that we all have our own different “right times” for many things and that is how it should be. She was the oldest to win the Nobel Prize for Literature at 89 and she was not afraid to refuse to yield to the views and opinions of her time, as emphasized by her groundbreaking novel, The Golden Notebook, in 1962. But when she died last year at the age of 94, an age when one seems to start to defy mortality, I just had to start reading The Golden Notebook.
Set in post-war Europe, The Golden Notebook gives a fragmented view of politics, gender and race, and a generation’s grappling with the realities and terrors in their lives—all detailed through Anna Wulf and her notebooks – black, red, blue, yellow and, later on, gold, a unifying element in the novel. Much has been written about the novel and Lessing had written about the various reactions to it in her own introductions to the book (1973, 1993). “Probably,” she wrote in her 1973 introduction, “that is why the book goes on and on as it does – because of its “charge.” It does have a remarkable vitality.” She carried the thought further in her 1993 introduction by saying that the book is “alive and potent and fructifying” and hence open to many interpretations. She was right, of course. The Golden Notebook pulsates with life and ideas and it calls to mind Dostoevsky's and even Canetti's garrulous and mad characters. A difficult but essential read.>
|Mar-01-14|| ||obientag: It was very tiring... Tournament was won by the STCAA player from Morong,Rizal. 26 played in the 1st ka Piboy invitational Rapid Chess Challenge... We have visitors from Sta Mesa,Valenzuela,Antipolo,Baras,Morong,Binangonan-
- and Cardona.
Champion: Louie Jon Alegria 5/6 (1,250 pesos)
1st runner up : Genghis Imperial 5/6 (1,250)
2nd.runner up: Jay manlunas 5/6 (1,250)
3rd runner up: Reynaldo Catangui 4.5/6. (500)
Since I am a GM my score was only 1.5/6
- hirap talaga ng organizer, di makapag concentrate sa games (perfect excuse) but not perfect score.... Hehehehe
That's all... Sana sa April May BW/GETS naman na representative.
|Mar-05-14|| ||pinoymaster77: I hope the Philippine side can notify HD Bank organizers that AFGM cannot make it there, I understand he had begged off due to earlier family commitments.|
Sana ma update yung chess-results.com before the start of the tournament on Monday.
|Mar-05-14|| ||pinoymaster77: All the best to Bro obientag on his next planned inter-dorm event in Teresa (as posted in FB).|
|Mar-09-14|| ||spawn2: 1 day to HD Open and 4 days til Candidates..we will have new topics to discuss.|
Congrats to bro obien for a successful event.
|Mar-09-14|| ||spawn2: Rooting for Anand to dance with Carlsen again this November. Am placing some of my chessbucks on Big Vlad.|
|Mar-09-14|| ||wordfunph: 148 days to Tromso Chess Olympiad, my wish for El Eugenio to re-smash the olympiad record!|
|Mar-09-14|| ||wordfunph: here's my Philippine Dream Team for 2014 Tromso Olympiad..|
Bd1 = So, Wesley
Bd2 = Sadorra, Julio Catalino
Bd3 = Barbosa, Oliver
Bd4 = Antonio, Rogelio
Bd5 = Torre, Eugenio
larga na ini!
|Mar-09-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Na invite na kaya ng NCFP sila US-based GMs Wesley and Ino ?|
They also need to ask permission or set their skeds months ahead.
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