|Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge (2020)|
The Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge was a 12-player online super-tournament taking place on chess24 from May 19 to June 3 2020. Chief arbiter: Panagiotis Nikolopoulos. The 2nd event of the Magnus Carlsen Tour, it had a $150,000 prize fund with $45,000 for 1st place. The winner would qualify for the $300,000 Grand Final in August. In the preliminary round robin stage (May 19-21) the players played each other once in Rapid chess, with the Top 8 going forward to the knockout stage. Tie break: 1) direct encounter, 2) number of wins and 3) Sonneborn-Berger score. Time control: 15 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second increment after each move. No draw offers allowed before move 40.
After three days, Grischuk, Firouzja, Duda and Wei Yi were eliminated from the competition:
In the knockout stage each match consisted of up to three mini-matches, and the winner of two such would advance. The mini-matches consisted of four Rapid games (15 minutes for all moves with a 10-second increment after each move) and if necessary also an Armageddon game (where White had 5 minutes to Black's 4 but a draw counted as a win for Black). Daniil Dubov won the event by beating Nakamura in the Armageddon game of the third mini-match of the final:
Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1 Nakamura 2829 * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 7½
2 Karjakin 2709 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 7
3 Yu Yangyi 2738 ½ 0 * 0 1 1 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 6
4 So 2741 ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6
5 Carlsen 2881 ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 0 1 1 1 0 1 6
6 Ding Liren 2836 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 6
7 Dubov 2770 ½ ½ 0 1 1 0 * ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 5½
8 Aronian 2778 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 5½
9 Grischuk 2784 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ * 0 1 1 5½
10 Firouzja 2703 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * 1 ½ 4½
11 Duda 2774 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ 0 0 * ½ 4
12 Wei Yi 2752 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 2½
Quarterfinals May 23-27 Semifinals May 28-30 Final June 2-3
Official site: https://explore.chess24.com/tour/ra...
Dubov 111- - / 0110 0 / 111- - 2
Karjakin 000- - / 1001 1 / 000- - 1
Dubov 10½1 - / 11½- - / ---- - 2
Ding Liren 01½0 - / 00½- - / ---- - 0
Ding Liren ½½½½ 0 / 1½½½ - / ½01½ 1 2
Yu Yangyi ½½½½ 1 / 0½½½ - / ½10½ 0 1
Dubov 001½ - / 1½½½ - / ½10½ 1 2
Nakamura 110½ - / 0½½½ - / ½01½ 0 1
Nakamura 0½½1 1 / 1½½1 - / ---- - 2
Aronian 1½½0 0 / 0½½0 - / ---- - 0
Nakamura 000- - / 1½½½ - / ½10½ 1 2
Carlsen 111- - / 0½½½ - / ½01½ 0 1
Carlsen 11½- - / 1½1- - / ---- - 2
So 00½- - / 0½0- - / ---- - 0
Wikipedia article: Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge
First Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour event: Magnus Carlsen Invitational (2020). Next: Chessable Masters (2020)
| page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 138
|1. Carlsen vs Grischuk
||1-0||46||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|2. Aronian vs Firouzja
||1-0||51||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||D05 Queen's Pawn Game|
|3. Ding Liren vs Dubov
|| ||1-0||60||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|4. Nakamura vs Karjakin
||1-0||34||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||A28 English|
|5. Yu Yangyi vs So
||0-1||63||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|6. Wei Yi vs Duda
|| ||½-½||44||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation|
|7. Grischuk vs Duda
|| ||1-0||51||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|8. So vs Wei Yi
||1-0||39||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|9. Karjakin vs Yu Yangyi
|| ||1-0||42||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|10. Dubov vs Nakamura
|| ||½-½||38||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|11. Firouzja vs Ding Liren
|| ||½-½||66||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|12. Carlsen vs Aronian
||1-0||22||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||C42 Petrov Defense|
|13. Aronian vs Grischuk
|| ||½-½||52||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||D04 Queen's Pawn Game|
|14. Ding Liren vs Carlsen
||½-½||48||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||E01 Catalan, Closed|
|15. Nakamura vs Firouzja
||1-0||21||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||D05 Queen's Pawn Game|
|16. Yu Yangyi vs Dubov
||1-0||51||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|17. Wei Yi vs Karjakin
||0-1||41||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|18. Duda vs So
|| ||½-½||61||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|19. Grischuk vs So
|| ||½-½||35||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|20. Karjakin vs Duda
||1-0||55||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||B97 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|21. Dubov vs Wei Yi
|| ||½-½||34||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|22. Firouzja vs Yu Yangyi
|| ||½-½||44||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||C42 Petrov Defense|
|23. Carlsen vs Nakamura
||½-½||51||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|24. Aronian vs Ding Liren
|| ||½-½||24||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||B50 Sicilian|
|25. Ding Liren vs Grischuk
||0-1||25||2020||Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge||E02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4|
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|Jun-13-20|| ||jith1207: Not discussing only topics related to the tournament is Insanity? |
I think the correct term is
|Jun-13-20|| ||AylerKupp: <<OhioChessFan> Why does every tournament page have to devolve into off topic discussions?>|
Perhaps it's an indication that everything worthwhile about a tournament has already been said. Then all that's needed is a "spark" (a small deviation from tournament-related topics) and then an off-topic conflagration erupts.
I'm obviously biased since I am one of the guilty parties, or perhaps I'm qualified to answer <because> I am one of the guilty parties.
|Jun-13-20|| ||AylerKupp: <jith1207> Not knowing the meaning of "instayity" I Googled it. I got some <very> interesting hits.|
|Jun-13-20|| ||jith1207: I didn't think it was a word, even for Urban Dictionary.|
I just meant "In-Stay-ity".. as inability to stay on topic.
A new <CG> term.
Google probably hasn't indexed this page yet and doesn't show much results for me.
|Jun-13-20|| ||jith1207: WOohoOh... I can see where it might lead to.
Agreed, staying on topic as long as possible should be expected of anyone, and anyone who couldn't should see the doctor or try one of those many famous pills or advertisements that you shouldn't click on the internet.
Also, if anyone stays on topic for 4 hours or longer continuously, they got a problem, but kind of a good problem to have... they need to educate others here to share their success story and maybe tips for the longevity.
|Jun-14-20|| ||metatron2: <AylerKupp: So, if you have a chance to use an approach, even though possibly imperfect, to determine the better player at Classic time controls compared to an approach that uses the results of games at faster time controls that have no relevance in determining the better player at Classic time controls, which one would you prefer?>|
I might prefer your suggestion if the time ratio will make sense, both in keeping the chances close to 50/50 and by giving black enough time after all (I think that 35-40 minutes is my limit).
In general I agree with your response, but as you wrote, many questions are still open there, so your whole suggestion is still in question.
But if you really believe in it, then you can send your suggestion to fide (really..), and who knows, they might consider it.
I still think that even if they will accept your proposal, and it will be used in WCC, people will still say that it is not really a fair classical-match decider and all their regular rants..
<AylerKupp: If that's not the main purpose of the WCC cycle then pls tell, other than to make maximum profit for the organizers, what do you think that the main purpose of the WCC cycle should be? >
As I wrote, the <original> purpose of the WCC was to decide the best player in the world. At the time, there wasn't any other option that even came close in accuracy (and especially after they started with the entire process with inter-zonal/candidates tournaments).
But as it usually happens, as time goes by, new and improved methods appear, and that's what happened when they started using the rating system.
The advantage of the rating system, that on the one hand it is a pretty accurate estimate for strength, and on the other hand it considers all player performances over time, and not just a single match (or a single WCC cycle).
That combined with lots of elite tournaments we have in past decades, gives a better indication of who is the best.
You too, when you analyzed how strong was the WC really were, you used rating and chess-metrics as your final decider, and <not> the title. So basically you seem to agree with me on that one..
So what is the purpose of the WCC <now> you ask?
Well, first of all, the general public love "world champions" much more that "highest rated players". They want someone they can call a champ, so give them a champ.
The title itself is still considered the highest title in chess (whether it represents the strongest player or not), and the world champion is sort of "ambassador" for the chess world.
Hence the entire WCC process creates a lot of interest, both in chess fans and in the leading chess players, and so the sponsors are interested as well, and we can have relatively high prizes (that create more players motivation, etc.).
Chess managed to keep the long tradition of WCC and maintain its relevancy, even though its no longer the best indication for the best player in the world, and I think that is a very good thing.
It's not the most accurate comparison, but you can compare it to kings and queens (the real ones, not in chess..): In the old days the purpose of the king was to rule the kingdom. over time, better leadership systems came along, but in many cases Europe still kept the traditional monarchy even though they no longer have significant political power.
And even though Boris Johnson is much more powerful and influential than queen Elizabeth today, she is probably much more popular then him around the world..
|Jun-14-20|| ||metatron2: <AylerKupp: I enjoy discussing things with you. You have reasonable opinions and express them clearly, without getting emotional or personal. I hope that you think I do the same>|
You are a chess fan with engineering background, allowing you support your arguments with numbers and logical processes, and you are willing to put the time and efforts required to formulate your thoughts.
You don't get emotional or personal during discussions, but more importantly (and unlike many other users), you always refer to points raised by the other side, without ignoring the "uncomfortable" ones, allowing the discussion to progress, instead of getting stuck when both sides don't really listen to each other.
As for the length of your posts that you seem to worry about: I believe that as long as the post contains relevant information without repeating itself, then it should be as long as it is required for you to express your opinions. People who won't read it are probably not interested in the subject anyway (whether the post was short or long).
And I do think that you raise relevant points in your posts without repeating yourself (at least most of the time..), so I have no problem with their length.
Finding users that have all those traits (that I appreciate), is pretty rare around here (especially lately).
If that sounds too good, then I will just clarify that I think that you do have a few drawbacks as well ;)
|Jun-14-20|| ||jith1207: Ok, EVERYBODY... IT'S TIME for some <Aylerkupp Facts>: |
<Chessgames> alignment has not been working anymore and the page doesn't fit well in the screen due to the length of <Aylerkupp> posts.
When <Aylerkupp> completed his project of deep condensing algorithm for optimizing his comments before posting, a la Joel Benjamin, <Aylerkupp> said, "You, miserable Earthlings of <CG.com>, now you've no chance against me".
When Nakamura was questioned how he copes with the hectic schedule of playing games, talking to his 45K followers and running his twitch channel and his mental plus physical training to keep himself at consistently high composure level, he said, "I just make sure I am in perfect physical condition in order to prepare myself mentally to read 5-7 <Aylerkupp> posts everyday".
Some people say <Aylerkupp> writes long articles for a comments section. They should ask his keyboard for its age cannot even be carbon dated. They should ask his printer, which can emit the sound particles that were first heard in the Space before this universe was formed. They should ask his monitor screen, which can put out some of the earliest pixels that have ever been seen. They should ask his condensing algorithm which would rather analyze the most complex positions that the game of Chess can ever originate. They should ask his Word Editor software, and that would rather spit out all the news paper articles of every print from all over the world for a day.
The game of Chess no longer has adjournments because the <chessgames> and other websites requested that their server cannot handle that many <Aylerkupp> comments during the suspense of the interval between games.
Do you know Maurice Ashley and others who proposed different points systems to time pass this lockdown period got the idea from <Aylerkupp> comments? Yep, you bet. Everyone's forced to sit at home all day and read comments from <CG>. Well, the takeaway is they get all the credit.
Do you know <Aylerkupp> can write his comments blindfolded? Yeah, no big deal. <Aylerkupp> treats us daily a simultaneous exhibition for all the replies every time he logs in to <CG.com>. Think about that.
Why do you think Chess has suddenly so much online, social media, YouTube and twitch followers? Most don't have patience to read <Aylerkupp> comments as patience is a virtue and those who have it inherit all the wisdom.
" Chess is the most elaborate waste of human intelligence outside of an advertising agency. " --- Raymond Chandler, sounds like he's an avid follower of <chessgames.com> and <Aylerkupp>.
" Many people don't understand the role of a second. Their most important function is to bring their player synopsis of <Aylerkupp> comments and new ideas and analysis " --- Bent Larsen
|Jun-14-20|| ||OhioChessFan: The page doesn't fit due to the bio. It's cg.c's fault. Specifically, the listing for the final match is blowing out the page margins.|
|Jun-14-20|| ||OhioChessFan: As for <AK>, I have him on ignore again, as I am tired of coming to every new tournament page, hoping to see the latest results, and instead seeing reams of off topic posts.|
|Jun-16-20|| ||ajile: <jith1207:> Thanks for my "lol" of the day.|
|Jun-16-20|| ||morfishine: <jith1207> A more accurate description of <Aylerkupp>'s actions and general character, would be hard to find|
Thank you, best, morf
|Jun-16-20|| ||perfidious: <jith1207>, vastly amusing commentary.|
|Jun-18-20|| ||AylerKupp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1U... (part 1 of 3)|
<<jith1207> Ok, EVERYBODY... IT'S TIME for some <Aylerkupp Facts>
Sorry for not responding to your post earlier but, as I indicated to <Clemens Scheitz> in Chessable Masters (2020) (kibitz #3), I simply overlooked it.
I loved your post, very imaginative and creative, not to mention extremely accurate. And, of course, my response is sufficiently long that I had to break it up into multiple parts. So, as the hurricane said to the palm tree, here goes (the actual punch line does not meet the <chessgames.com> posting guidelines):
<When <Aylerkupp> completed his project of deep condensing algorithm for optimizing his comments before posting, a la Joel Benjamin, <Aylerkupp> said, "You, miserable Earthlings of <CG.com>, now you've no chance against me".>
What I actually said was "All your base are belong to us." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_y... and (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIt... to save you the trouble of looking it up). But, as usual, my post got lost in the translation.
<"I just make sure I am in perfect physical condition in order to prepare myself mentally to read 5-7 <Aylerkupp> posts everyday".>
I wish he had asked me because I would have said that, as evidenced by his recent results in games played at Classic time controls, that reading only 5-7 of my posts a day are not enough to achieve perfect physical perfection. Only at Blitz time controls, also evidenced by his recent results, are reading 5-7 of my posts a day adequate physical conditioning. But I do grant him that there may not be enough time in one day for reading a sufficient number of my posts per day to improve his ranking for games played at Classic time controls. After all, there are only 24 hours in a day.
|Jun-18-20|| ||AylerKupp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1U... (part 2 of 3)|
<Some people say <Aylerkupp> writes long articles for a comments section. ... They should ask his Word Editor software, and that would rather spit out all the news paper articles of every print from all over the world for a day.>
I won't repeat this portion of your comment here since that would make this post even longer and, unlike the speed of light, there is no limit to the length of my posts if I break it down into segments. I call them "quanta" but I don't think that the term will ever become popular. But at any rate, (unfortunately) I will address them.
1. I don't know of anyone who says that I write long articles for a comments section. But, if I did, what else are comments sections for? Determining the world's best chess player?
2. I don't use a keyboard so it can't be carbon dated. I write all my comments in longhand (pun intended) and then I submit them to <chrisowen> for OCRing (yes, that a word, see for example https://web.hypothes.is/ocring-a-pdf/). He then posts them using my sockpuppet account.
3. Since I write my comments in longhand I don't use a printer so it doesn't make a sound other than the rasping of a pen on paper. Oh, I did long ago (long, long ago) but it wasn't before the universe was form, it was when the universe was formed. They don't call it the Big Bang for nothing.
4. My monitor screen is mute so unfortunately it can't talk. And without hands it can't communicate via sign language. And it is so old that it predates light (Genesis 1:2) so it couldn't be seen. So you might be optimistic about its youth.
5. My condensing algorithm is indeed very powerful and flexible, it can analyze the most complex chess positions that the game of chess can ever originate and condense it to a single number, which unfortunately is always [+42.00]. And no one would ever like it or be satisfied. Fortunately my compression algorithm is palindromic, enter a single number (your choice) and it will generate a very long post as a function of that number. As the saying goes, "garbage in, garbage out".
6. My Word Editor is based on my condensing algorithm in palindromic mode. So, again, I input to it some of <chrisowen>'s posts (only the short ones) and it goes into neural network (which I call never never or NN) mode and begins to spit out news paper articles. It would probably go on forever but it has a bug (like pretty much all the software I wrote during my too long career) that can't handle the 11:59 PM to 12:00 AM crossover and it (fortunately) crashes. So I can get at most one day of output.
|Jun-18-20|| ||AylerKupp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1U... (part 3 of 3)|
<The game of Chess no longer has adjournments ...>
True, and I think that's my only lasting contribution to the game of chess. After all, if you can't convince them about the soundness of your arguments by citing objective data, crash their servers.
<Do you know Maurice Ashley and others who proposed different points systems to time pass this lockdown period got the idea from <Aylerkupp> comments?>
I didn't know that. I would have thought that they would have had better judgment and put me on their ignore list a long time ago in order to avoid them. He and the others must be gluttons for punishment.
<Do you know <Aylerkupp> can write his comments blindfolded?>
Frankly, I thought that should have been obvious to anyone that read even a single comment. No need to think about it.
<Most don't have patience to read <Aylerkupp> comments as patience is a virtue and those who have it inherit all the wisdom.>
The journey is its own reward. Those that have patience, like the meek, shall inherit all the wisdom and the Earth. The latter only after we're done destroying it, of course.
<Chess is the most elaborate waste of human intelligence outside of an advertising agency>
A sentiment that I have echoed many times. I have said for years that if all the time and effort spent on advertising would instead be focused on something useful, then this world would be a much better place to live. Not only that, but we would then have even more time for chess and for participating in my fan club.
<Many people don't understand the role of a second.>
I agree. Acting like a proper second has two beneficial effects: (1) Creating a synopsis of my comments keeps them busy all day so that they don't bother the player which then has the time to do proper analyses and (2) The synopsis of all the useful information on my posts is so short that, if they actually have the time to bring them to the player, it doesn't distract him very long to read them and discard them.
I second <ajile>'s comments, thanks for my "lol" of the day. Please keep them coming.
|Jun-18-20|| ||AylerKupp: <<OhioChessFan> As for <AK>, I have him on ignore again, as I am tired of coming to every new tournament page, hoping to see the latest results, and instead seeing reams of off topic posts.>|
Well, if you put me on your ignore list again you won't see this apology so maybe someone will let know that I posted it. I have always encouraged readers to add me to their ignore list and, if so, have commended them for their good judgment. So, I commend you.
But why "again"?. That implies that you have me a second chance to be concise and on-topic and by now you should have known better than that.
I am puzzled though. Why is your post any less off-topic than mine are? Who cares why you or anyone else puts someone on their ignore list and what does that have to do with the subject of this page? It seems to me to be a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
|Jun-18-20|| ||AylerKupp: <metatron2> I got confused and I posted responses to your Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge (2020) (kibitz #295) and Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge (2020) (kibitz #296) to the wrong page and I can no longer delete them. You can read them (but you have been warned!) here: Chessable Masters (2020) (kibitz #6) and Chessable Masters (2020) (kibitz #7). Sorry about that.|
|Jun-18-20|| ||WorstPlayerEver: When AylerKupp got his first crayons, the All-Seeing Eye threatened to resign.|
|Jun-19-20|| ||AylerKupp: <WorstPlayerEver> Funny, I don't remember when I got my first box of crayons. Which I should, since I do remember that it wasn't all that long ago. BTW, have you gotten your first box of crayons yet?|
But perhaps you're right, even the All-Seeing Eye probably didn't have the stomach to suffer through all my posts.
|Jun-23-20|| ||morfishine: <WorstPlayerEver: When AylerKupp got his first crayons, the All-Seeing Eye threatened to resign> My vote for a Caissa award of the year, for a category yet determined, for 2020|
|Jun-25-20|| ||Tiggler: <OhioChessFan: The page doesn't fit due to the bio. It's cg.c's fault. Specifically, the listing for the final match is blowing out the page margins.>|
"if the page doesn't fit, you must acquit."
|Jun-25-20|| ||perfidious: roflm*ao|
|Jun-26-20|| ||WorstPlayerEver: <AylerKupp>
Some weeks ago I got a box of crayons from my boss. No kidding. Coloring pictures, sudokus, easter bunny filled with chocolats. Etc.
Then the boss took a picture of me. I'm working in a kitchen for the homeless. It's sponsored by companies. That's why they had to take a pic for promotion lol
|Sep-09-20|| ||1d410: my favorite tournament ever|
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