The 46th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting took place in the Orchesterzentrum NRW in Dortmund, Germany 14-22 July 2018. Rest days: July 16 & 19. Organizer: ... [more]
Player: Vladislav Kovalev
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|Jul-19-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: <Sokrates>
I beg to differ; <CHC> deliberately spells 'kibitzers' wrong. I would not call that diplomatic at all.
Furthermore he sneers at <BP>, while sneering wasn't necessary to strengthen their case. At all.
I know... you admit you were wrong and totally concur with me ;)
|Jul-19-18|| ||Dionysius1: Hi <CHC>. I see what you mean - a remark in a post mostly about chess stimulates a whole argument which dominates for a while. But you'd want the thread to be self regulating - people getting back into the chess. And in practice that seems to happen. Just annoying when it takes a while - what chess fan wants to have to sift through the off topics or even worse find themselves tempted by the distractions?
Can't find a defence for the agents provocateurs. Pains in the ass.|
|Jul-19-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: <Dionysius1>
I think you are overreacting; I'm pretty sure you are not married to Caissa.
I know - putting people on ignore here is hard work.
Now, get your lazy butt off the couch!
|Jul-19-18|| ||HeMateMe: VK just owns this tournament.|
|Jul-19-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <HeMateMe: VK just owns this tournament.>
You mean he's just one of four co-owners, with two players just half a point behind them.|
Don't you think Nepo's games are much more interesting than Kramnik's? Kramnik seems to just grind it out, although I admit he had some brilliant games years ago.
|Jul-19-18|| ||HeMateMe: has Nepo won this event 8 times?
but yes, I love Nepo's style. Kramnik is a Carlsen type player--build up small advantages and strangle your opponent. Nepo goes for the home run. He sometimes whiffs at bat, too...
|Jul-20-18|| ||stst: <VK just owns this tournament.>|
own, not owns...
Two VK's there!!
My dark horse, the younger VK, and non-Russian, keeps running....
It will be quite a break-through if this VK got it all, relatively small country, dream is BIG !!
|Jul-20-18|| ||DerDiemer: Performance Ratings after Round 4
Kovalev: 2821 (+166)
Duda: 2808 (+71)
Nepomniachtchi: 2806 (+49)
Kramnik: 2788 (-4)
Meier: 2741 (+113)
Giri: 2678 (-104)
Wojtaszek: 2642 (-91)
Nisipeanu: 2445 (-227)
|Jul-20-18|| ||jphamlore: This seems promising for Nepomniachtchi after a non-Berlin Ruy Lopez by Kramnik as Black.|
|Jul-21-18|| ||PawnSac: Round 7:
Nepomniachtchi - Meier
Giri - Duda
Kovalev - Kramnik
Nisipeanu - Wojtaszek
still a close call here. anything can happen
|Jul-21-18|| ||PawnSac: < JimNorCal: A pleasure to see Vlad playing with such determination in the last couple of tournaments. He doesn't always win but the level of effort is excellent. >|
yea he's having a difficult tourney this time, but I'm more impressed with Georg Meier.. he's performing very well in a pack where he is lowest rated. Only Kovalev is close to him.
|Jul-21-18|| ||JAMESROOK: OK folks Yr reporter on the ground watched some very good chess today in Dortmund.|
Live commentary seemed to suggest Kramnik was going to win. He had real pressure against Giri...... But to no avail.
I, personally, would have killed myself, if I had been Kramnik or perhaps Giri. But then Im just an amateur.....
|Jul-21-18|| ||JAMESROOK: PawnSac..... U r right. Meier is a very good player.|
|Jul-21-18|| ||JAMESROOK: Is Meier German and no 1? Yet|
|Jul-21-18|| ||JAMESROOK: Kramnik has won this many times. He's a very aggressive player.|
Nepo is good but Kramnik is in a different class and with that and another brandy..... I wish u all a very happy Chess day
|Jul-21-18|| ||JAMESROOK: Is Meier German and no 1?7|
|Jul-22-18|| ||Sokrates: <JAMESROOK: Is Meier German and no 1?7>|
This is the FIDE-ranking of the German top 4. Only Nisipeanu is in the international top 100 (no. 89 in Live Rating). As it appears, Gustafsson, Bluebaum and Meier are pretty much equal.
1 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 2672
2 Gustafsson, Jan 2641
3 Bluebaum, Matthias 2637
4 Meier, Georg 2628
|Jul-22-18|| ||jphamlore: Just waiting for Vincent Keymer to be ready to play in events such as this one.|
|Jul-22-18|| ||JAMESROOK: Thank you Socrates for the German info.
Sorry everybody. Your special correspondent at Dortmund.....made a mistake
I mixed up 2 names. Nepomniachtchi (Nepo) and Nisipeanu in one of my posts.
Nepo is very strong. Nisipeanu is just having a very bad tournament.
Sorry once more.
|Jul-22-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: All mistakes are equal, but some mistakes are more equal than other mistakes. Just saying :P|
|Jul-22-18|| ||morfishine: <WorstPlayerEver: All mistakes are equal, but some mistakes are more equal than other mistakes> I nominate this for Caissar quote of the Year Award|
|Jul-22-18|| ||Dionysius1: Hi <WorstPlayerEver> What a weird post. What's "married to Caissa" about? How can I tell which posters to ignore and when? It's not as useful a facility as it sounds. What makes you think I'm sitting on a couch? If you mean I should stop posting here and do something more useful, that's weird too, given we're chess fans. Were you plastered? :-)|
|Jul-22-18|| ||tuttifrutty: What is this...some hot chicken wings backyard barbeque challenge???|
|Jul-22-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: <Dionysius1>
Of course. But it was not all about you. It's because chess is underrated. In general. What I meant were personal grudges expressed in this thread under the cloak of being happy together here.
Quote: <(with the exception of the well-known agent provocateur)>
I kind of agree with <CHC>, there should be room for other things than chess here. But their statement does not exactly express a community spirit. I stand corrected. Because they were addressing <BP>, while pretending to make a general statement regarded to this forum. Non decorum est.
All good and well, it's called manipulation. It's a matter of intention. We're all biased. No need to address the bias of a certain member here. A matter of tolerancy.
Regarded to my ignore buttion: when a poster leaves the platoon, I have to take measures.
Because you don't HAVE to read those posts. Like I said.. it's hard work. I'd rather put people on ignore than getting distracted all the time. I don't want to see the endless spam.
That said, I myself was looking for distraction at the time.
So yes, I actually had no right to speak. Strictly spoken. However, I was irritated. Because 'I WAS POSTING A BIT TOO MUCH' regarded to a live game thread.
While it's the other way around! 'MAYBE THE COMMUNITY WAS POSTING TOO LITTLE'!
That annoys me, it takes a lot of effort and attention from me to get everything right during a live game here.
While it should be a pleasure to do so; chess is game.
In contrast, life is not a game, but we, yes we, seem to be trapped by our own desires. On our way to turn it to one BIG GAME! Take a look at this:
The worshipping of Laziness. Wot a life! All these ugly things around us. Do we really need them!?
Gamers For Life. That will be our destiny going on like this. Buncha dodos in The Virtual World.
|Jul-22-18|| ||stst: <Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 2672 >|
Is Nispeanu born German? or representing Germany...
Got an impression he was representing Romania or some other country in the European Championship... may be two~three years ago...
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