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|Nov-23-11|| ||mrbasso: I think with such name he should be happy to be called Nepo.
I'm tempted to call him Nepomuk.|
|Nov-23-11|| ||acirce: Yes, "schtsch" was Wikipedia's only example of a heptagraph :)|
|Nov-23-11|| ||acirce: Since I brought up Areshchenko for some reason, there is a difference between the Russian and the Ukrainian щ too, right? I'm glad we've sorted out all the confusion :)|
|Nov-23-11|| ||Akavall: <Are you sure it's not closer to ш? At any rate I'm not sure it's the <same> sound, it seems to me to be distinct from both.>|
You seem to be right :), but it is somewhat complicated.
I like the schon vs schön example. Sch is ш in the former, but more like щ in the latter. Though normally "sch" is like ш.
|Nov-23-11|| ||Akavall: <Since I brought up Areshchenko for some reason, there is a difference between the Russian and the Ukrainian щ too, right?>|
I don't know anything about Ukrainian щ, sorry!
<I'm glad we've sorted out all the confusion :)>
Hehe. We did sort out some of it :).
|Nov-23-11|| ||acirce: Thanks for the video, that is somewhat clarifying.
Now I'm finally going to bed, it's getting awfully early over here :)
|Nov-23-11|| ||paulalbert: Gentlemen I've been enjoying reading this discussion I've stirred up. I would agree it should be Grishchuk for English transliteration in the standard distinction between "sh" and "shch" for Cyrillic letters to Latin alphabet in English. My wife is German, so I am constantly berated when my German is not pronounced exactly right, so I try to listen carefully to sounds and try to get them right if I can, but very difficult if not a native speaker.
One final comment about Russian chess names: For me in English Chigorin is correct; in German Tschigorin is correct; but Tchigorin which I see frequently seems a misguided mixture.
You need the Ts in German to convey the sound ( otherwise you have ch in German which is similar to the Cyrillic X ) but just "ch" in English as in the word "cheek" seems sufficient for me in English.|
|Feb-10-12|| ||Penguincw: Nepo held to a draw today by Yaroslav Zherebukh.|
I Nepomniachtchi vs Y Zherebukh, 2012
|Jun-20-12|| ||SamAtoms1980: Carlsen was definitely lucky that this guy, who has proven to be his pimp, chose to play in the Russian Championship rather than the Tal Memorial.|
|Jul-14-12|| ||waustad: Happy 22nd to Nepo!|
|Jul-14-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday!|
|Jul-14-12|| ||Six66timesGenius: Happy birth day!|
|Dec-01-12|| ||Karpova: How to pronounce his name: <Malcolm had a valiant go at it but passed the microphone to Vlad Kramnik for a definitive Russian pronunciation. “I can do it better,” said Vlad. I can’t render the Kramnik pronunciation in print but it was something like ‘Nepomniashee’, with a very slight accentuation of the ‘om’ syllable, with the voice falling away on the subsequent syllables.>|
|Mar-27-13|| ||ProjectF: He can beat anybody, but his rating is too low..|
|Jun-07-13|| ||notyetagm: FIDE World Rapid Championship (2013)|
Egags! Nepo has <9/10> after beating Le Quang Liem in Round 10, giving him a 2-point lead(!) with 5 rounds to go.
|Jul-14-13|| ||Abdel Irada: Happy Bastille ... er, birthday.
|Jul-14-13|| ||Abdel Irada: I think our phonetic problem is functionally incurable: One cannot perfectly romanize Russian because it contains sounds that cannot be accurately represented in the Latin alphabet.|
Therefore, *any* spelling we may choose when transliterating words containing those sounds can never be more than an approximation, which in turn means there is no objectively "right" way to represent them here.
|Jul-14-13|| ||Sem: That's true. YouTube features a series of correct pronunciation of chess masters' names, done by AnnieK (Hungarian, I believe). She mailed me that Russian for instance knows the 'soft L', as pronounced e.g. in 'Ba-ga-l(j)u-bov'. Difficult for western tongues.|
|Jul-14-13|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Nepomniachtchi!|
|Jul-25-13|| ||Sem: Ti-ma-SHEN-ke. Fyoder Ba-ga-ter-TSHUK. Al-YEG Ra-ma-NYI-shin. Ra-SHIED Nye-zhmet-DI-nov. Vas-SI-ly Smy-SLOV. Pyotr Du-BIY-nyin.Vya-tche-SLAV Ra-GOO-sin.|
'Euwe' is a shibbolet; only Dutch and Flemish know to to pronounce this (heh heh).
|Dec-13-13|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: <paulalbert>: Tchigorin, like Tchaikovsky and Alekhine, is a French transcription, which I suspect Nepomniachtchi is also using.|
|Jul-14-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy 24th birthday to Super GM Ian Nepomniachtchi.|
|Jul-18-14|| ||Mr. V: I hope he can finish strong in the ACP Golden Classic (2014)|
Maybe I'm assuming too much, but it seems to me like he's had some rough months recently; perhaps in a bit of a slump.
|Aug-27-14|| ||Penguincw: Congratz to Ian Nepomniachtchi for winning the Yaroslav the Wise Tournament of Champions (or simply Yaroslav Mudryj). He finished with a final of 7.5/10 (+6,-1,=3).|
With the win, he gains about 29.6 rating points to fly to 2800.6 and World #8.
Round by round results:
Round 1: Nepomniachtchi vs. Jakovenko 1/2-1/2
Round 2: Motylev vs. Nepomniachtchi 0-1
Round 3: Nepomniachtchi vs. Potkin 1-0
Round 4: Nepomniachtchi vs. Moiseenko 1/2-1/2
Round 5: Tomashevsky vs. Nepomniachtchi 1-0
Round 6: Jakovenko vs. Nepomniachtchi 0-1
Round 7: Nepomniachtchi vs. Motylev 1-0
Round 8: Potkin vs. Nepomniachtchi 1/2-1/2
Round 9: Nepomniachtchi vs. Tomashevsky 1-0
Round 10: Moiseenko vs. Nepomniachtchi 0-1 (check out the knight sac)
1. Nepomniachtchi 7.5
2. Jakovenko 6.5
3. Tomashevsky 5.5
4. Potkin 3.5
4. Motylev 3.5
4. Moiseenko 3.5
Site (in Russian): http://online.ruchess.ru/
Live Rapid Ratings: http://www.2700chess.com/rapid
|Sep-25-14|| ||Everett: Looking forward to seeing Nepo play in more games.|
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