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|Oct-31-04|| ||Calchexas: <PP> I don't know, it's more like "C'ngrats" or even "'Gratulations" here in
|Oct-31-04|| ||Franz the Stampede: anyway looks like Azamapriwhatever trained for the event|
|Oct-31-04|| ||YaBuga: Go Israel!!! |
|Oct-31-04|| ||newTerror: <PinkPanther>: <dionyseus>
Please learn how to speak English. Nobody says "Grats" it's either Congratulations, or Congrats, not "Grats". |
everyone knows what he means, so shut your pie hole. there is no need to nitpick about english on a chess site. it is sad that you have to point out these tiny lil grammar mistakes so you can feel intellectually superior.
yeah and btw, "lil" means "little."
|Oct-31-04|| ||refutor: american men got fourth?! color me impressed...seriously. i never figured a non-stop diet of weekend Swisses, as opposed to international competition, would translate into a chess powerhouse ;) |
|Oct-31-04|| ||PinkPanther: <newTerror>
I've talked about this before. This is a chess site, an intellectual haven, I would like to think. Thus, I expect people to speak pretty good English, especially if they're not a foreigner (non-native English speaker anyway). Let's leave street slang or whatever you want to call that at the door, and try to speak as intelligently as possible here.
|Oct-31-04|| ||ruylopez900: Congrats to the Ukraine for winning it all, Canada for finishing 36th even without either Spraggett or LeSiege and to Bluvshtein for his continued hot streak, he will have his GM title next rating list.|
<refutor> Sadly none of the Americans are such, all/most are russian/isreali/ex-USSR GMs come to live in the US, and I don't think they take a steady diet of weekend swisses.
|Oct-31-04|| ||acirce: Perhaps it's only news to me but http://www.chess-olympiad.com/ has now published rating changes from Calvià. Lots of interesting numbers. |
|Oct-31-04|| ||AdrianP: <acirce> Thanks for that link... some ugly figures for McShane and Short. |
|Oct-31-04|| ||WMD: Don't get personal. We can't all be handsome. |
|Oct-31-04|| ||clocked: Like many children, <acirce> decided to become a ninja this halloween. |
|Oct-31-04|| ||acirce: Well spotted <clocked>. |
|Oct-31-04|| ||milanez: wow...i wasnt even aware Short had such a disasterful showing, scoring only 1.5/4 vs 2499 avg rtd opposition..-14.6 ELO pts for the event...and in those 4 games, he had 3 times white pieces..add to that his weak Essent showing where he lost another 6.6 pts and it doesnt look like he will be breaching that 2700 barrier any time soon |
|Oct-31-04|| ||milanez: to correct myself before anyone does, Short lost 8.4 pts in Essent...poor guy, can it get any worse:) |
|Oct-31-04|| ||milanez: i forgot he played in ECC Cup where he gained 5.3 pts.
That makes it a loss of 17.7 pts for new Elo list. |
|Oct-31-04|| ||milanez: Top gainers among players rated 2500+(current rating/ELO gain)|
Jobava (GEO)- 2614 (+28)
Vaganian (ARM)- 2640 (+25)
Karjakin (UKR)- 2576 (+23)
Ivanchuk (UKR)- 2705 (+20)
Guseinov (AZE)- 2552 (+22)
Bluvshtein (CAN)- 2502 (+21)
Lazaro (CUB)- 2637 (+20)
Georgiev (MKD)- 2512 (+20)
and top..let's call them losers..
Stevic (CRO)- 2539 (-23)
Ostenstad (NOR)- 2506 (-22)
Almasi (HUN)- 2650 (-22)
Stanojoski (MKD)- 2506 (-20)
Hebden (ENG)- 2550 (-20)
Mcshane (ENG)- 2629 (-20)
Nisipeanu (ROM)- 2687 (-20)
Rozentalis (LTU)- 2595 (-19)
Dervishi (ALB)- 2502 (-18)
AGrest (SWE)- 2604 (-18)
Olafsson (ISL)- 2531 (-16)
Dautov (GER)- 2626 (-16)
Short (ENG)- 2687 (-15)
|Nov-01-04|| ||refutor: <ruylopez9000> oh but they do...let's look at the FIDE tournaments of the recent quarter|
9th Pacific Coast Open, World Open
World Open, 2004 National Open, CCA-Internet Club, 2004 Chicago Open
World Open, Chicago Open
Montreal International, Chicago Open, World Open
so basically the preparation was a bunch of open American tournaments, with the exception of novikov who played in the montreal international. i am honestly shocked that they did so well, without a steady diet of strong opposition. those are just the FIDE rated tournaments, check out the http://www.uschess.org for other events
|Nov-01-04|| ||samikd: <milanez> Unless there are mistakes the top gainer, BY FAR, seems to be India's Surya Sekhar Ganguly
2559-2660 (+101 !!!!)
|Nov-01-04|| ||acirce: <samikd> The site gives Ganguly's gain as 12.3 points. 2660 is his performance rating. It is virtually impossible to gain 101 points in a 14-round event |
|Nov-01-04|| ||arifattar: Anand pleased with India’s performance
Mallorca (Spain): V Anand has rated India’s performance as good in the 36th Chess Olympiad but at the same time agreed that “it could have been better’’.
Leading the Indian team after 12 years, the world rapid champion also feels that the Indians are ready to move in the big league after their best-ever fifth-place finish.
“We did not lose a single match by more than 1.5-2.5 that itself proves (that performace was good),’’ Anand said. “Perhaps we could have done better when we notice the disparity in number of winning positions we failed to convert and number of losing positions that we drew or won,’’ he added. According to Anand, had India recorded some more wins with bigger margins they could have finished inside the medal bracket.
“Perhaps not winning by bigger margins made the difference. If we look at teams like Ukraine and Armenia they scored many 4-0 or 3.5-0.5 victories, we did that only twice,’’ he said. On his personal experience here, Anand said he was pleased. “I played 11 games in all and I scored plus five (five victories and six draws), I am also adding a few rating points which is good.’’
Anand, who rested against Cuba in round 10 which the Indians eventually lost and could never recover thereafter, explained: “I wanted to take one rest in last five rounds as I had already played quite a few games, the question was when? And we decided that the 10th round was the best as I could regroup myself and play in the final four matches.’’
On the other hand, Ukraine’s top board player Vassily Ivanchuk laid the foundation of his team’s triumph by winning the first six games. Also the Ukrainian played in the first 12 games for his team and only took one rest in the penultimate round when things had already gone Ukraine’s way.
“Ivanchuk lives on Planet Ivanchuk,’’ Anand quickly pointed out. “It is hard to emulate him, just three days before Olympiad he lost around 15 points in an event and here he was just winning.’’
When asked whether he will be available for future, Olympiads, Anand said it Olympiad takes place only once in two years so it was too early to commit. Agencies
|Nov-02-04|| ||Gypsy: <chessgames.com> It looks like most of the games of the women's side of the Olympiad are still missing. Do you plan to import them? |
|Nov-03-04|| ||machess: dismal showing again by the philippine team! |
|Nov-03-04|| ||clocked: nice troll |
|Nov-03-04|| ||chessgames.com: Gypsy and others: <It looks like most of the games of the women's side of the Olympiad are still missing. Do you plan to import them?> The problem is that a lot of the women's games got mixed into THIS page instead of the women's section. E.g., what's Kosteniuk vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 2004 doing here? We're working to fix this.|
You are right, however, there are many women's games that are not imported, because the players in question are not in the database yet and these games take longer to import. Look for more games soon on the page 36th Olympiad, Women (2004). Thanks.
|Nov-03-04|| ||niemzo: greece finished eleventh! much higher than the elo system predicted |
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