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|Jan-24-15|| ||lostemperor: PAIR BETTING RANKER 11
|Jan-24-15|| ||lostemperor: Large Payoff Pair results:
|Jan-24-15|| ||lostemperor: Final stages in Wijk aan Zee. Today the penultimate round shortly after followed by the last!|
|Jan-25-15|| ||lostemperor: Final results after today's grand final!|
|Jan-25-15|| ||lostemperor: <TATA STEEL CHESS 2015 FINAL UPDATE|
<A great tournament with a lot of fighting chess!! World Champion Carlsen won but only half point ahead of four young players Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, So and Ding! Good "old" Ivanchuk, a living legend, showed he still has what it takes with a fine 6th place.
<Round 12 - Saturday the 24th
Van Wely, L. - Jobava, B. ½-½
Radjabov, T. - Hou, Y. ½-½
Ivanchuk, V. - Caruana, F. ½-½
Vachier-Lagrave, M. - Aronian, L. ½-½
Ding, L. - Carlsen, M. ½-½
Saric, I. - Wojtaszek, R. 1-0
Giri, A. - So, W. 1-0
Round 13 - Sunday the 25th
So, W. - Van Wely, L. 1-0
Wojtaszek, R. - Giri, A. ½-½
Carlsen, M. - Saric, I. ½-½
Aronian, L. - Ding, L. 0-1
Caruana, F. - Vachier-Lagrave, M. 0-1
Hou, Y. - Ivanchuk, V. ½-½
Jobava, B. - Radjabov, T. 1-0
|Jan-25-15|| ||lostemperor: TATA STEEL CHESS 2015 FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTION GAME RANKINGS|
Score evaluation method: Absolute value of rank deviation
Maximum score: 98
|Jan-25-15|| ||lostemperor: SQUARE RANKER FINAL
Score evaluation method: Least Squares of rank deviation
Maximum score: 910
|Jan-25-15|| ||lostemperor: Earnings,UserID
|Jan-25-15|| ||lostemperor: Large Payoff Pair results:
$14.00,Ding-above-Caruana, Penguincw (Jackpot!)
$14.00,Ding-equal-Vachier, SwitchingQuylthulg (Jackpot!)
$14.00,Giri-above-Caruana, Karposian (Jackpot!)
$14.00,Ivanchuk-above-Aronian, Penguincw (Jackpot!)
$14.00,Ivanchuk-above-Caruana, Penguincw (Jackpot!)
$14.00,Saric-above-Jobava, Penguincw (Jackpot!)
$14.00,So-above-Caruana, wordfunph (Jackpot!)
$14.00,Vachier-above-Aronian, Penguincw (Jackpot!)
$14.00,Vachier-above-Caruana, Penguincw (Jackpot!)
|Jan-25-15|| ||lostemperor: This was an exciting tournament with a lot of surprising results! It fell prey to, <wordfunph>♔♕ and <Penguincw>♔!! Not the faint hearted with strong and daring predictions :) |
<Penguincw> even manages to win 6 jackpots with unlikely long shots!
An excellent second place for top chess bookie leader and multiple HOFer <SwitchingQuylthulg>♕! Bronze for <OhioChessFan>♖ (again) and <Karposian>♖!
|Jan-25-15|| ||lostemperor: Semi-Jackpots:
$7.00,Ding-equal-Giri, SwitchingQuylthulg + wordfunph
$7.00,Ding-equal-So, Aurora + WannaBe
$7.00,Giri-above-Aronian, Karposian + OhioChessFan
$7.00,Giri-equal-Vachier, SwitchingQuylthulg + WinKing
$7.00,So-above-Aronian, Karposian + wordfunph
$7.00,So-equal-Vachier, chessmoron + WinKing
$7.00,VanWely-above-Jobava, cromat + WannaBe
|Jan-25-15|| ||lostemperor: Missed chances:
$0.00,Aronian-equal-Wojtaszek, (0 winners)
$0.00,Ding-above-Aronian, (0 winners)
$0.00,Hou-above-Jobava, (0 winners)
$0.00,Radjabov-above-Aronian, (0 winners)
|Jan-25-15|| ||WinKing: Thanks for hosting a lively affair <lostemperor>! With all of the very young players in this tournament it was hard to tell what would happen next.
Congratulations to all of the medalists!|
|Jan-25-15|| ||WannaBe: Thanks, <lostemperor>, for another great contest!!|
Will see you for the next one.
|Jan-25-15|| ||Penguincw: Wow! Finishing up with 6 jackpots. For whatever reason, whenever you comment on my predictions, I always win a gold. :) I hope my next set of predilections (whenever that will be) will blow you away. ;)|
Anyway, thanks for hosting, and congrats to the medalists, especially <wordfunph>, who came close to a triple crown.
BTW: What's the next tournament? Zurich seems good, but it has a small field, so Norway would probably be best.
|Jan-25-15|| ||lostemperor: It is no coincidence you also won the betting ranker at <YouRang> forum <Penguincw>!:)|
I am not sure when the next attractive tournament is. There will be a strong tournament in Grenke, but in slightly over a week, a bit soon (and not so attractive as Tata)!
|Jan-25-15|| ||OhioChessFan: Thanks Yoda. I didn't think I was doing all that well, but I think if So had not won in the last round, I'd have a gold. Very hard tournament in any case. Congratulations to the winners.|
|Jan-25-15|| ||WannaBe: Don't think anyone thought Aronian would have such a sub-par performance.|
I think people also had high expectations of Caruana...
|Jan-26-15|| ||YouRang: Thanks <lostemperor> for running the contest. |
A regrettably poor showing by me, unless you give points for consistency: third from bottom in all contests!
|Jan-26-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Thanks to <lostemperor>, and congratulations to the other medalists!|
|Jan-26-15|| ||wordfunph: <lostemperor> and to all, thank you :)|
|Jan-26-15|| ||lostemperor: yes Levon Aronian was disapponting. Sometimes it seems he lack the will to win. Ding Liren and Wesley So however overperformed greatly.|
|Jan-26-15|| ||lostemperor: To keep track of our top chess players; they will be playing again. Today the strong Gibraltar opec starts http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.c... with Topalov, Nakamura, Svidler, Vitiugov, Jakovenko, Yu Yangyi, Harikrishna, Rappor and Hou Yi Fan |
Next week a new top tournament starts with Carlsen, Caruana, Anand, Aronian, Adams, Bacrot and Naiditsch http://www.grenkechessclassic.de/en/
|Jan-29-15|| ||lostemperor: From Tata, Wei Yi and Hou Yifan go on playing in Gibraltar! It is good when you are young and can play marathon top chess for one month <;)|
|Feb-11-15|| ||lostemperor: Gibraltar open and Grenke chess classic ended. We are spoiled with so much world class chess after Tata!|
Nakamura was a class apart in Gibraltar while Carlsen played strong and enterprising chess in Baden-Baden right untill the armageddon tie breaker blitz against Naiditsch!
1. Nakamura 8.5/10
2. Howell 8/10
3. Hou YiFan, Toplalov, Wei Yi, Harikrishna and 5 more players 7.5/10!
Grenke Chess classic
1. Carlsen 4.5
1. Naiditsch 4.5
3. Adams 4
3. Caruana 4
5. Aronian 3.5
5. Bacrot 3.5
7. Anand 2.5
8. Baramidze 1.5
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