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|Feb-22-05|| ||csmath: I'd still call it Keres' Attack, the ideas are the same as in Scheveningen.
I play Naydorf almost exclusively unless I am forced to play something else but I do not play e5 (well perhaps maybe few times), though you are right, that is quite popular. I just don't like it. |
|Feb-22-05|| ||euripides: <csm> true, most of these lines can transpose into each other. After 7 g4 e5, there is a very sharp line as in |
Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1996
this is rather less normal, I think, after 6 g4 in the Scheveningen but can arise if Black plays 6...a6 (though White also has 7 g5).
|Feb-22-05|| ||russep: Are the games from the tournament in which he won coming to this site? |
|Feb-25-05|| ||offramp: <aragorn69: Hail to the new champ! But here is a piece of devious gossip by the usually very well-informed Tim Krabbé :
<Some famous players and their operators.|
The Turk was operated by William Schlumberger, Mephisto was operated by Isidore Gunsberg, Ajeeb was operated by Harry Pillsbury and Joop van Oosterom, the Dutch billionaire / new World Correspondence Chess Champion, is operated by Jeroen Piket.>> It is a very serious charge; Krabbé seems to be saying that Oosterom cheated in order to gain the world title.
Piket has been retired from chess for a few years now. There is no argument that Oosterom was a great sponsor of him throughout his career, but has their relationship continued now that Piket is inactive.
|Mar-01-05|| ||aragorn69: It is indeed a serious charge. But has van Oosterom (or Piket for that matter, although the latter may rather take the quip as a compliment) sued Krabbé for it ?? |
|Mar-01-05|| ||maoam: <offramp: There is no argument that Oosterom was a great sponsor of him throughout his career, but has their relationship continued now that Piket is inactive.>|
I knew I'd read about van Oosterom and Piket before, now I remember where:
|Mar-01-05|| ||maoam: <The career he had been preparing for turned out to be that of a close assistant to Joop van Oosterom, the Dutch chess patron (and a top correspondence chess player) who has spent millions on chess.>|
-- Hans Ree
|Mar-21-05|| ||Sneaky: I'd like to make a bold plea to Mr. Oosterom on behalf of chess lovers around the globe. Help us sort out the world championship crisis!! All it would take to solve this mess is somebody who chess players can respect (that's you) and a little bit of money (that's you also.) |
I'm sorry if I come across sounding brash but often I daydream about what I would do if I had a billion dollars. Somewhere on my "top 10 list" would be this: I would slap a few million on the table and say "We're having a world chess championship, right here, right now, no more excuses." I beg of you to share this daydream with me, because you're one of the only people on earth with both the wherewithal and interest to turn this dream into a reality. Who knows, we might even lure Kasparov back to the board.
|Mar-21-05|| ||DP12: Actually if you analyse this line with g4 against the Najdorf I think the critical game is Gormally v. Kaufman which showed close to a forced perpetual in the g4 lines. But to say that the English attack is not dangerous is not right at all... especially in the e6 lines white has a strong position although of course black has counterchances which if he exploits well, he can turn the game. e5 has Kasparov as has been used alot lately seems more solid but of course white still has to be at least slightly better although of course your point that whoever is most comfortable (i.e Kasparov) will win. |
|Apr-15-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: An article in Dutch by GM Hans Ree about correspondence chess and world correspondence chess champion Joop van Oosterom:|
"IS ALLES TE KOOP?
Door Hans Ree
In het correspondentieschaak mag alles. Je mag computers gebruiken en vrienden om raad vragen, zelfs als die vrienden veel sterker schaken dan jij zelf. Om het te verhinderen zou je een sterke geheime correspondentieschaakpolitie nodig hebben, dus een verbod is zinloos.
Vorig jaar werd de Nederlandse financiële zwaargewicht Joop van Oosterom de 18de wereldkampioen correspondentieschaak. Er wordt vaak gezegd dat hij bij het spelen van zijn partijen geholpen wordt door de topschakers die in zijn jaarlijkse Ambertoernooi mogen spelen, maar ik denk dat dat niet juist is uitgedrukt. De partijen die hij in dat wereldkampioenschap speelde en de analyses die hij er later over publiceerde zijn zo fantastisch goed dat ik er van overtuigd ben dat hij zich er zelf helemaal niet mee bemoeid heeft.
Zoals gezegd, het is niet tegen de regels, maar het zou zuiverder zijn als dat wereldkampioenschap zou zijn toegekend aan Van Oosterom Holding of iets dergelijks. Bij autoraces en in de paardensport is het ook niet zo dat de eigenaar van de renstal zelf tot wereldkampioen wordt benoemd.
Het lijkt me dat er voor de beste correspondentieschakers weinig aardigheid meer aan is om aan een wereldkampioenschap mee te doen waarvoor het anonieme collectief van Van Oosterom zich ook heeft ingeschreven. Misschien komt het daardoor dat twee oud-wereldkampioenen samen de strijd zijn aangegaan, man tegen man, net als vroeger.
Het zijn Mikhail Umansky, een Rus die in Duitsland woont, en de Nederlander Gert Jan Timmerman. Umansky was de 13de wereldkampioen in het correspondentieschaak, van 1998 tot 2000, en Timmerman de 15de, van 2001 tot 2003.
Sinds juli 2005 spelen ze een match van zes partijen. In vier daarvan waren gambieten voorgeschreven. De partijen kunnen worden gevolgd op de website www.chessevents.nl en ze zijn volgens mij van een grote diepzinnigheid die in het gewone schaak meestal niet haalbaar is. Als ik het goed begrepen heb is de bedenktijd in iedere partij 60 dagen voor 10 zetten.
Source: http://www.nrc.nl/rubrieken/schaken... (registration required)
(This link also contains an analysis of a game between Timmerman and Umansky.)
|May-12-07|| ||whiteshark: Dear Mr. van Oosterom,
CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE WIN OF THE
<XXI CORRESPONDENCE CHESS WORLDCHAMPIONSHIP> !!!!!
|May-13-07|| ||Caissanist: If Piket really did play Oosterman's games then his opening repertoire has undergone a huge change in a relatively short time. Piket never played the Najdorf Sicilian as black, and only rarely opened 1.e4 as white.|
|May-17-07|| ||Manic: This is the guy who is our opponent in the next Chessgames challenge right?|
|May-17-07|| ||Karpova: No, Gert Jan Timmerman will be our opponent.|
|May-31-07|| ||Karpova: Now it's official: Joop van Oosterom is the new World Champion of Correspondence Chess!|
The only one who could have caught him was our GM Nickel (with 6 points and four games not finished yet) but he said himself that he would likely score 2/4 from the last games.
He drew Hector Walsh (2649) but would have had to win all of the remaining games.
Congratulations to Mr. Oosterom!
|Jul-02-07|| ||Prokofiev fan: He probably used his billions to buy a supercomputer or two, and low and behold he is the WCCC.|
|Jul-02-07|| ||russep: Exactly how is correspondance chess played what are the rules.|
|Jul-02-07|| ||WannaBe: <russep> For this particular game, Gert Jan Timmerman vs. World, visit the newly opened page Chessgames Challenge: The World vs G Timmerman, 2007, and read page 1.|
|Dec-12-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Mr.Oosterom!|
|Dec-12-08|| ||Willem Wallekers: <offramp: ... but has their relationship continued now that Piket is inactive.>
Yes, it has. Piket got a job in a company of Van Oosterom|
|Mar-12-11|| ||gauer: Hats off to Mr. Oosterom for 20 years of sponsoring & organizing a gold standard of Melody blindfold / rapid events.|
|Jul-15-12|| ||achieve: For those interested in the "Joop van Oosterom" pronunciation: I submitted the correct one to CG and you can hear it by clicking the "PRONUNCIATION" button located at the top of the Bio section.|
|Oct-31-14|| ||eternaloptimist: He is currently the #1 ranked correspondence chess player in the world!:
|Oct-31-14|| ||john barleycorn: <eternaloptimist: He is currently the #1 ranked correspondence chess player in the world!>|
This qualifies him for challenging <TheWorld>.
|Nov-04-14|| ||eternaloptimist: <john barleycorn> Indeed it does qualify him for that! Naiditsch is clearly no match for the CG team. We need to face a correspondence GM, not a regular GM. I might submit a request to chessgames.com to have our team face a corr. GM for our next game.|
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