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|Oct-06-13|| ||RedShield: <I do not believe in the innocence of top chess players.>|
Shocking revelations about Vishy, Radjabov and Ponomariov.
Pono hits back:
<Yes, I've seen that interview before. Perhaps the run in the fresh air was a little too much for Loek [Editor's note: referring to the fact that van Wely gave the interview straight after a 10-mile cross-country run]. I'd nevertheless advise him to try and improve and work on himself rather than looking for the flaws in others. That same Radjabov, who he criticises so much, has achieved a great deal more in chess.
As for our work together, I was preparing for a match against Kasparov and seriously studying 1. d4 for White - at the time I hadn't yet played that way. Van Wely had helped Topalov in the Candidates Tournament in Dortmund. Veselin lost in the final match to Leko and stopped being a candidate for the World Championship title in that cycle, and he kindly agreed to help me again after we'd successfully worked together before for the match against Ivanchuk. Silvio Danailov was the one who advised me to do some work with Loek.
We had an agreement to hold two training camps in Yalta: sometimes we'd look at something together, while Loek would spend some of the time analysing with Veselin or Misha Podgaetz. At other times we'd play opening systems in blitz games. Preparing for a World Championship match takes up quite a lot of time and energy, and it was never a walk in the park for anyone. That work, of course, was far from gratuitous, and was actually quite well paid.
Frankly, I expected more from our work together. Perhaps Loek didn't want to show all of his ideas. He did, however, show a certain "database of Kasparov's analysis", which was allegedly sold to him by Azmaiparashvili. I remember one of the ideas was extremely short 1. d4 d5 2. Bg5 Qd6!? I don't know to what extent all of that information was genuine. Another thing: although it was only 2003, Loek, it seemed to me, was already misusing computers: in any position he trusted them more than he trusted himself.
In any case, after that experience of working with him I never had the desire to repeat it. As far as I know, after Veselin and me, van Wely also worked with Kramnik. I won't try and judge how productive his work with Vladimir was.>
|Oct-06-13|| ||AsosLight: Thanks <RedShield>, of great interest.|
|Oct-07-13|| ||Penguincw: Happy 41st birthday to Loek Van Wely.|
|Jan-20-14|| ||schweigzwang: I'm becoming a fan of this guy, based on his "En Passant" interviews from Round 6 and Round 7 of Tata Steel 2014.|
|Jan-26-14|| ||Conrad93: Aronian thought he could get away with playing like crap, and van Wely showed the brat wrong.|
|Jan-26-14|| ||hellopolgar: This guy has beaten, in classical games, all of the people that have been 2800+ but Garry Kasparov|
|Oct-07-14|| ||crazyim5: Happy birthday KingLoek|
|May-16-15|| ||Penguincw: Congrats to Loek van Wely for re-joining the top 100 live ratings list. At 2653.0, he's currently inactive this term, but still gained 4 spots, and is now in 99th place.|
|Jun-14-15|| ||Penguincw: Congrats to Loek van Wely for beating Daniel Fridman 2-0 in the playoff to win the Dutch Lightning Championship.|
|Jan-26-16|| ||epistle: All my chess bucks to <Van Wely> today!|
Loek up young man!
|Jan-26-16|| ||wordfunph: Loek Dick loek, loek at Jane. See Jane laugh and play..|
Loek Dick loek, see pretty Jane. I'm gonna marry her someday..
|Jan-26-16|| ||epistle: Pak ikaw paktay mo Wes, ikaw wely gud sakin. Ako patayo iyo ospital, pangalan St. Loek's Medical Center.|
|Jan-26-16|| ||wordfunph: 1-0
victory party in Ma Mon Loek!
|Jan-26-16|| ||epistle: Mami and siopao on me if Loek wins! Eat all you can!|
|Jan-26-16|| ||epistle: Loek in his former life, before his present reincarnation--|
|Mar-07-16|| ||sonia91: He won the Vladimir Petrov Memorial rapid tournament in Latvia on tiebreak over Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Shabalov and Arturs Neiksans: http://www.chessdom.com/loek-van-we...|
|Apr-03-16|| ||Pyke: Loek playing some Blitz against amateurs. I really like the way he handles it: |
|Apr-03-16|| ||Karposian: <Pyke: Loek playing some Blitz against amateurs.>|
Loeks like he was having a good time.
|Apr-03-16|| ||tpstar: He played Wely well.|
|Jul-29-16|| ||dehanne: Is Loek no longer living in the Netherlands?
|Jan-28-17|| ||Whitehat1963: I've never thought he belongs in elite-level tournaments, but he gets a lot of invites and rarely holds his own.|
|Jan-28-17|| ||john barleycorn: < Whitehat1963: I've never thought he belongs in elite-level tournaments, but he gets a lot of invites and rarely holds his own.>|
yes, but up to now he is able to hold his water. And being Dutch has seemingly an advantage nobody is aware off.
|Jan-28-17|| ||sonia91: <he gets a lot of invites> Only in Wijk aa Zee actually, as he is the top rated Dutch-born player, I suppose.|
|Jan-29-17|| ||Conrad93: One of the nicest chess players on the circuit.|
|Feb-21-17|| ||whiteshark: GM van Wely plays <banter blitz chess> ... while tal♔ about his moves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ-...|
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