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🏆 FIDE Grand Prix Paris (2013)

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Played in Paris, France 22 September - 4 October 2013. This was the sixth and final tournament in the Grand Prix series 2012-13, the other ones being ... [more]

Player: Boris Gelfand

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gelfand vs A Giri 1-0532013FIDE Grand Prix ParisD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Tomashevsky vs Gelfand ½-½202013FIDE Grand Prix ParisD94 Grunfeld
3. Gelfand vs L Dominguez 1-0972013FIDE Grand Prix ParisD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Bacrot vs Gelfand  ½-½342013FIDE Grand Prix ParisB30 Sicilian
5. Gelfand vs Wang Hao  ½-½322013FIDE Grand Prix ParisD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
6. Fressinet vs Gelfand ½-½342013FIDE Grand Prix ParisB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. Gelfand vs Grischuk 1-0412013FIDE Grand Prix ParisE00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Caruana vs Gelfand 1-0452013FIDE Grand Prix ParisB30 Sicilian
9. Gelfand vs Ivanchuk ½-½302013FIDE Grand Prix ParisD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Nakamura vs Gelfand 0-1412013FIDE Grand Prix ParisB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Gelfand vs Ponomariov ½-½242013FIDE Grand Prix ParisA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
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Oct-05-13  SirRuthless: <Rolfo> Thanks for adding that. Naka is very engaging and always willing to analyze post game in wins and losses. He plays in skittles games with kids before, during and after events. He will talk to you on twitter. All around sporting guy and a nice guy. some people refuse to believe it. They cling to their ugly american stereotype of him because that is what they want to believe but it is not based in reality. He has grown into a great player and a fine young man.
Oct-05-13
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  Sokrates: <SirRuthless: <Sokrates> You completely dodged the questions. Why not hold others like Fabiano to the same standard?Just admit you don't like the guy. It's alright, this is sports.>

It's you who wants to fit me in your own square box of prejudices. I don't dodge anything - I kind of like nuances, so I wrote: "I neither like or dislike Nakamura, since I haven't met him personally and probably never will." and: "Nakamura is probably not "worse" than other players, but is that good?"

Ergo: the others should do the same - that's the whole point of my post, which you either can't or won't understand/accept.

Oct-05-13  dx9293: <fisayo123>: owned!

<SirRuthless> supports his favorite player strongly, but has facts on his side! Still, other kibitzers will ignore those facts and continue to bash while saying they aren't biased. I know the feeling.

<keypusher> Nakamura sometimes lacks grace, but so do many others. Kasparov is the biggest sore loser I have ever seen in chess, but this was usually ignored, and Carlsen is arrogant to his core but gets a complete pass for it. Nakamura hasn't helped himself, it's true (to me the worst was throwing Onischuk under the bus), but he is disproportionately singled out for his character.

Kramnik and Anand always seem to show class when they lose, and imho don't get the credit for sportsmanship they deserve.

Oct-05-13  dx9293: Oh God, <Sokrates> answering in a style <frogbert> himself would be proud of.

I am sympathetic to Nakamura if not a big fan, but I see many here who don't like him but aren't man enough to admit it.

Oct-05-13  SirRuthless: <Sokrates> Then why single him out in the first place? You sound like an intelligent guy but you seem unable to detect the same quality in others. Your backtracking is dishonest. Just admit you don't like the guy, this is sports. It's alright.

<dx9293> I knew I wasn't the only one who could smell something rotten in Denmark. Nakamura is unapologetic and uncompromising and this rubs some people the wrong way but they hide behind a thin veil of objectivity to hurl their bolts from some moral high ground. I wish they would just come out and say they don't like the guy but perhaps I care too much about what others think. I do value differing opinions but facts cannot be disputed.

Oct-05-13  framsey: <dx9293> I do not consider Carlsen particularly arrogant.

Quite simply, many top players have a good deal of (warranted) self-confidence, and behave as human beings at times (e.g. focusing on their own mistakes following losses, rather than their opponent's good play).

Unfortunately, many commenters here seem to acquire strong opinions of players that are quite disconnected from reality. This says more about the commenter than about the player.

Oct-05-13  vanytchouck: < dx9293:
(..)
<keypusher> Nakamura sometimes lacks grace, but so do many others. Kasparov is the biggest sore loser I have ever seen in chess, but this was usually ignored, and Carlsen is arrogant to his core but gets a complete pass for it. Nakamura hasn't helped himself, it's true (to me the worst was throwing Onischuk under the bus), but he is disproportionately singled out for his character.

Kramnik and Anand always seem to show class when they lose, and imho don't get the credit for sportsmanship they deserve.>

Good post but still, i don't think that Gary got away with his bad attitude. As far as i can remember he has been higly (players, newspapers and fans) criticized for his bad manners. Even by huge fans of him as i am.

For Calsen i don't think that it's also accurate. Each time he has crossed the line, he's received the critics he deserves.

For me the difference with the american is that exemples has arrived enough times to have him labelled (fairly or not) like an inelegant loser.

Now he's under the spotlight and each time he will have a controversial attitude he will be attacked (unfairly some times). But this not a special treatment for him. This can happened to anyone. Mamedyarov has been labelled as a sore loser after his burst out against the late Kurnesov.

Maybe if he calms down instead of keeping this attitude, his chess will overcome his reputation.

Oct-05-13  Refused: For those people who think, that Nakamura gets still bashed too hard for his past antics, so what do you say about Giri. People are still mad about his <one> coffee house chess <remark>, which was a perfectly harmless jest. Yet, every time he loses somebody tries to be super witty with a remark containing the word <coffee house chess>. :')
Oct-05-13  Billy Vaughan: I still think Giri didn't mean anything bad with his coffee house chess remark.
Oct-05-13  SirRuthless: <Refused> I love Anish Giri's demeanor and his chess. Very engaging like Nakamura, Svidler and Kramnik. The "coffeehouse chess" remark was just funny to me.
Oct-05-13  Rolfo: <...the late Kurnesov>? Is he gone?
Oct-05-13  Billy Vaughan: Yes: http://www.chessdom.com/gm-igor-kur...
Oct-05-13  FlashinthePan: Too bad Nakamura blundered against Gelfand in a drawn position, as he'd finish ahead of the pack.
Oct-05-13  DanteAlighieri: No, he would finish in a tie with Caruana if he had drawn that game.
Oct-05-13  jphamlore: The players in the first round of the Chigorin Memorial fully honored the memory of Chigorin's fighting spirit by only having one game drawn! Well done.
Oct-05-13
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  Sokrates: <SirRuthless: <Sokrates> ... Your backtracking is dishonest. Just admit you don't like the guy, this is sports. It's alright.> Well, you seem to stick to your fixed notions no matter what, so I give up. You "win" - congrats!
Oct-05-13  FlashinthePan: <DanteAlighieri: No, he would finish in a tie with Caruana if he had drawn that game.> You're right, my bad...
Oct-05-13  madlydeeply: All this talk about personality. Who cares. Play chess!
Oct-06-13  SirRuthless: <Sokrates> It's not about winning. It is about honesty. Someday I hope you can stop deluding yourself.
Oct-06-13  s4life: Naka is the most interesting player in chess right now. Is there anyway he can still get in the candidates?
Oct-06-13  framsey: Naka is indeed interesting, but Carlsen is far more interesting. In him we are witnessing one of the greatest players ever. Certainly the best since Kasparov.
Oct-06-13  SirRuthless: Not sure what Carlsen has to do with this. I find him rather boring but he is clearly the best in the world at the moment and has been for quite some time(should have been in the cycle last time around). We will see if Anand can summon some of the old magic next month in India. I fear this is going to be a massacre which is good for Carlsen but bad for chess.
Oct-06-13  dx9293: <framsey: Naka is indeed interesting, but Carlsen is far more interesting. In him we are witnessing one of the greatest players ever. Certainly the best since Kasparov.>

Carlsen is one of the greatest players ever and, as you say, the best since Kasparov. That doesn't necessarily make him more <interesting> though. One does not imply the other.

I agree with <SirRuthless> that I find Carlsen rather boring. Great player, but nothing about him excites me. Then again, I am not the type of fan that gets "excited" by anyone really.

Oct-06-13  framsey: Carlsen is exciting in the sense that he is extremely good at a young age, so that one believes one is watching a historical player, and because he plays fighting chess, always trying to get the most out of a position. It is true that his style is fairly positional, so some may find him less exciting for this reason.
Oct-07-13  KingchecksQueen: Cheers! Who does'nt like beer Carlsen? Roll out the barrel.
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