|Your Next Move (Rapid) (2016)|
The tournament is a part of the Grand Chess Tour (see Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid (2016) and Grand Chess Tour Paris Blitz (2016) for the first stage). (1) This stage took place in Leuven, Belgium between the 15th-21st of June with two days of rapid games (25 minutes/player + 10 seconds/move in a single-round-robin) on the 17th and 18th, followed by another two days of blitz games (5 minutes/player + 2 seconds/move in a double-round-robin) on the 19th and 20th.
See the YourNextMove Blitz (2016) for the subsequent series.
Website: (1) http://grandchesstour.org/2016-your... , (2) http://www.yournextmove.be/
Rapid Blitz Total GCT points (total)
Carlsen 12 11 23 13 (23)
So 11 9.5 20.5 10 (17)
Aronian 10 10 20 8 (14)
Anand 10 9.5 19.5 7 (7)
Caruana 9 8.5 17.5 6 (9)
Vachier-Lagrave 8 9 17 5 (13)
Nakamura 7 9.5 16.5 4 (17)
Giri 8 8 16 2.5 (7.5)
Kramnik 7 9 16 2.5 (6.5)
Topalov 8 6 14 1 (3)
| page 1 of 1; 19 games
|1. W So vs Carlsen
||½-½||38||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|2. Kramnik vs A Giri
|| ||½-½||73||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6|
|3. Aronian vs M Vachier-Lagrave
|| ||½-½||61||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation|
|4. W So vs Aronian
|| ||½-½||41||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|5. Anand vs Nakamura
|| ||½-½||39||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|6. A Giri vs Topalov
|| ||½-½||39||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|7. M Vachier-Lagrave vs W So
|| ||½-½||42||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|8. Caruana vs Anand
||½-½||57||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||A09 Reti Opening|
|9. A Giri vs Caruana
|| ||½-½||64||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|10. Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave
||½-½||49||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||A20 English|
|11. W So vs Kramnik
|| ||½-½||49||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|12. Anand vs Aronian
|| ||½-½||48||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|13. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Topalov
|| ||½-½||66||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|14. W So vs A Giri
||½-½||23||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|15. Nakamura vs M Vachier-Lagrave
|| ||½-½||35||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|16. Aronian vs Kramnik
|| ||½-½||36||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||A14 English|
|17. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana
||½-½||50||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||A78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6|
|18. W So vs Nakamura
|| ||½-½||33||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|19. Anand vs W So
||½-½||17||2016||Your Next Move (Rapid)||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
| page 1 of 1; 19 games
< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 6 OF 7 ·
|Jun-27-16|| ||epistle: You only attract that kind of support if you have that kind of talent like Carlsen's. Stated otherwise, you won't attract that kind of support if people see you as just some kind of an average talent compared to Carlsen. So you need to give your services gratis to some other wealthier federations in the hope that some assistance may come your way out of gratitude.|
Carlsen became Carlsen because he is Carlsen and not because he trained briefly under Kasparov, etc.
|Jun-27-16|| ||tuttifrutty: <Carlsen became Carlsen because>|
Because he has been pampered like no one has ever been before. That's a fact.
Another truth is Magnus became a GM at the young age of 13 years 4 months and 27 days with the help of rich uncles while Wesley- did it in 14 yrs 1 mo, 28 days, o seconds. He did it on his own studying chess alone in a non air conditioned room with a dinosaur PC possibly as old a Jim Bartle. Wesley is defined as pure talent while Magnus is a product of Norway's well oiled machinery.
<but I wonder the results Mr So might produce if he had anything like that level of support.>
I say Wesley would be above all earthlings in existence by now. Reverse the situation Wesley was in and you would surely hear Magnus/Kasparov/Nakamura/Karjakin/Giri/Ding/Levo-
n/Anand and the geriatric clowns here cry for Mama....no questions asked.
|Jun-27-16|| ||Pulo y Gata: The fact that he did not take Carlsen's path to glory could only mean that he didn't have the brains to guide him to that path and he did not have the talent for people to be tempted to bet on the same money Carlsen was able to attract with his genius.|
You don't say that a cockroach is greater than an eagle and could have flown higher had it been given the same wings as the eagle. The eagle is superior to the cockroach simply because the eagle is an eagle while the cockroach is but a cockroach.
|Jun-27-16|| ||MCDreamz: All chess elites are eagles of varying breeds while patzers like PuloFunPH are cockroaches. Proper metaphor.|
|Jun-27-16|| ||tuttifrutty: Your analogy does not work, wing aspect ratio of a cockroach and an eagle are not the same. The cockroach won't be able to fly at all.|
Given all the amenities Magnus had, Wesley would destroy Magnus with ease displaying afternoon delights after the other for all the world to see.
|Jun-27-16|| ||Pulo y Gata: The amenities are all inside Carlsen's head which the fat one obviously do not have, as per admission.|
That's why an eagle is an eagle and not a cockroach.
|Jun-27-16|| ||chessalem: Magnus path was paved for him. It was cemented and harnished with traffic lights to enable him to reach his destination travelling faster than MRT...|
In contrast, Wesley has to make his own road. He has to ask an allotment from the Department of budget and management which took years to release. Then, a rigged bidding was conducted by the Department of public Works and Highways who awarded the bid to a contractor who used substandard materials and labor to come up with an asphalted and crooked road with no street signs to guide him by night...
Thus explains the disparity of distance travelled between them which would have Magnus already miles away...if not for Wesley's immeasurable fast pace...reducing the gap by 10 meters...9...8....7 ....6...5...4...3...2...1....bye...
With roles reversed, Wesley would have been already lightyears ahead pulling away.....
|Jun-27-16|| ||Pulo y Gata: would have, could have....the usual excuses of the losers and the mediocre.|
If only cockroaches are bigger and their skin tougher then they could have soared higher than the eagles. Watta laff this is
|Jun-27-16|| ||chessalem: <All chess elites are eagles of varying breeds>|
Wesley is a Peregrine Falcon
Watch him in flight:
|Jun-27-16|| ||keypusher: <I have the highest respect and admiration for Mr Carlsen, and Iím not for a moment trying to take anything away from his accomplishments, but I wonder the results Mr So might produce if he had anything like that level of support.>|
Impossible to say how good he'd be. But one thing is certain. If he'd been born in Norway instead of the Philippines he wouldn't have a gang of fans and anti-fans going around pissing all over one page on cg after another.
|Jun-27-16|| ||beenthere240: I really don't understand the disparagement of So. He's clearly a world class player. To suggest he is a loser and mediocre is simply absurd. Some of the postings are dually absurd -- such as the suggestion that a draw should be counted as a win and a loss be counted as a character defect.|
|Jun-27-16|| ||Justin Flint: <Why it is pointless to argue with anonymous online trolls/cranks>|
|Jun-28-16|| ||Pulo y Gata: It is much more difficult to understand the adoration and worship of a cockroach as a majestic eagle, with several even saying that it is better than the latter.|
|Jun-28-16|| ||tuttifrutty: Majestic eagle what?
Cockroaches got what it takes to survive in the harshest conditions. One of the best.... Ever.
These 7 Animals Survived What Dinosaurs Couldnít.
3. Horseshoe Crabs
4. Green Sea Turtles
Are we clear yet? LOL.
|Jun-28-16|| ||HeMateMe: what about Amway salesmen? Did they survive the ice age? They seem pretty resilient.|
|Jun-28-16|| ||john barleycorn: <chessalem: ...
In contrast, Wesley has to make his own road. ... >
|Jun-28-16|| ||Jim Bartle: <Beep! Beep!
He ordered the Acme Chess Engine.
|Jun-28-16|| ||frogbert: The really amazing thing about Carlsen is that he declined an offer to work with Kasparov when he was 15. Carlsen preferred his own approach to chess training over the one offered by Kasparov and his team. That's unique confidence in one's abilities and methods by a 15 year old.|
(But why was he offered such a collaboration at 15? Due to Kasparov's great heart and altruism?)
So's a great talent and a very strong player. And I doubt he'll ever be world champion. It's about confidence and willingness to risk losing - which is required to go for the win. Unless Carlsen retires early, the same applies to Giri. IMHO.
|Jun-28-16|| ||MissScarlett: <Carlsen preferred his own approach to chess training over the one offered by Kasparov and his team.>|
That or Garry's fee was too high. When he was 18, he could afford it.
|Jun-28-16|| ||chessalem: <training over the one offered by Kasparov and his team.>|
Well, your trainer got squashed like a bug losing 3 games , drawing 2 and winning only once by <so>meone with no coach and trainer since birth.
And Magnus trails Garry losing 2 games drawing 1, and winning none.
and when he played his immortal game against Garry, Morphy came to mind....
beep...beep...Go Wesley "roadrunner" So.
|Jun-28-16|| ||Absentee: <MissScarlett: <Carlsen preferred his own approach to chess training over the one offered by Kasparov and his team.>|
That or Garry's fee was too high. When he was 18, he could afford it.>
I hope he had a money-back clause.
|Jun-28-16|| ||HeMateMe: kaspy wanted to latch onto the next Big Thing, to keep himself in the news as well. Let's get real here...|
|Jun-28-16|| ||chessalem: <So's a great talent and a very strong player. And I doubt he'll ever be world champion.>|
Well, Wesley easily trounced Garry dubbed by many as a great World Champion- this addition to his resume brings us to an inevitable conclusion- ...his time will surely come...
coming to a theater near you... <so>on.
< It's about confidence and willingness to risk losing - which is required to go for the win. >
Wesley emulates "Komodo" the chess engine. He'd rather be <so>lid and error free than wild and lucky.
<wanted to latch onto the next Big Thing>
that's why Magnus collaborated and trained with Wesley <so>me time ago. He paid for his travel expenses, board and lodging just to get his services...
How much did he pay him as professional fee?
|Jun-29-16|| ||tuttifrutty: <that's why Magnus collaborated and trained with Wesley <so>me time ago. He paid for his travel expenses, board and lodging just to get his services...|
How much did he pay him as professional fee?>
With no coach and trainer since birth, his services were sought. What could the reasons be??? hmmmmm....
Why on earth would an eagle needs help from a cockroach? hmmmmm....
Do you think it's a cunning, clever, conniving, and creative way to _______ a secret from unsuspecting competitor???? hmmmmmm
|Jun-29-16|| ||blackdranzer: Oh cmon... Wesley is a gud player but he still has a long way to go if he wants to become the best...case closed. ..y keep discussing the same thing when u guys know the answer|
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