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🏆 Champions Showdown Chess 9LX (2020)

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The 2020 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX is a 10-player Chess960 single round-robin taking place online from 11-13 September 2020 and hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club. The prize fund is $150,000, with $37,500 for 1st place. ... [more]

Player: Peter Svidler

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Firouzja vs Svidler  ½-½482020Champions Showdown Chess 9LX000 Chess variants
2. Svidler vs Kasparov  1-0452020Champions Showdown Chess 9LX000 Chess variants
3. Svidler vs W So  0-1382020Champions Showdown Chess 9LX000 Chess variants
4. Svidler vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-1532020Champions Showdown Chess 9LX000 Chess variants
5. Nakamura vs Svidler  ½-½392020Champions Showdown Chess 9LX000 Chess variants
6. Svidler vs L Dominguez  ½-½362020Champions Showdown Chess 9LX000 Chess variants
7. Aronian vs Svidler 1-0202020Champions Showdown Chess 9LX000 Chess variants
8. Svidler vs Caruana  ½-½292020Champions Showdown Chess 9LX000 Chess variants
9. Carlsen vs Svidler  1-0312020Champions Showdown Chess 9LX000 Chess variants
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Sep-13-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  soldal:

<Annie K.: Note: if you can't see the games, please set your game viewer to pgn4web (in the box under the game score) - but remember to set it back to our default viewer Olga in the end, as it is about to be upgraded soon, and will be the best of our viewers. :) >

Sep-13-20  aporia: After six rounds, 6 wins for white and 13 for black. Similar oddities arise in the chess960 tournaments with computer programs, e.g., rounds with all white wins or all black wins.
Sep-13-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  soldal:

Round 7 has started.

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...

Sep-13-20  Doktorn: Super fun event! I hope we will see more of chess960 in the future. I love it when the players has to start thinking and evaluating the position from move one.
Sep-14-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: Nakamura and Carlsen in a tie for the first, and no Armageddon this time (fortunately, since I don't think anyone could stand another discussion of its terms :-))

So suffered an unexpected defeat against Firouzja - but So can be proud of his performance here, being the only one to defeat Carlsen.

I fully agree with you, <Doktorn> about the Chesss960 and the games in this event. This is where pure chess talent shines.

Sep-14-20  SometimesGood: <Doktorn: Super fun event! I hope we will see more of chess960 in the future. I love it when the players has to start thinking and evaluating the position from move one.> It is interesting that the best in normal chess are the best in 960.
Sep-14-20  RookFile: <AylerKupp: Given that he was retired and with "issues", what else did he have to do? I'm also retired, and that gives me lots of time to come up with lots of ideas, most of them pretty bad. >

You're making my point for me. Fischer didn't have to do anything. Nobody here holds it against all the other future champions when they just retired and stopped playing. Yet Fischer gave us two important innovations that benefit us today.

Sep-15-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: I see Nakamura had a Tournament Performance Rating of 2907. What's the highest TPR there's ever been? I assume it would have to be recent, given that it's calculated from the contestants' Elo ratings.
Sep-15-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diademas: <The highest known tournament performance rating is 3103, achieved by Karen H. Grigoryan, when he scored a perfect 9/9 at the 2019 Cidade de Famalic„o tournament.

The highest known performance rating at the top level is 3098 by Fabiano Caruana at the 2014 Sinquefield Cup.>

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_....

Sep-15-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: When it comes to elite Chess in all its varied forms, Carlsen's the consummate winner.

Congrats to Naka for ending up co-champ.

Sep-15-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: That's some TPR! I don't know the background to Grigoryan's, but I remember Caruana scoring 7/7 and ultimately 8.5/9 at the 2014 Sinquefield Cup. Thanks <Diademas>!
Sep-15-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diademas: <Dionysius1>
I hadn't heard about Grigoryan's achievement either.
Ps! Caruana scored 8.5/10, not 8.5/9.
Sinquefield Cup (2014) The <CG> tournament page lists Caruana's TPR as 3103. I don't know what the correct number is.
Sep-15-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: <<RookFile> You're making my point for me.>

I'm not sure what point I made for you since I'm not sure what point you were trying to make. That Fischer, after he retired and presumably had a lot of time on his hands, created in 1996 a chess variant that was a simplified version of a variant that Benko created in 1978, many years earlier (https://www.chess.com/forum/view/ch...)? Fischer added additional constraints to the initial placement of the pieces and so reduced the number of different starting positions. I suppose that's "progress" and therefore can be considered an innovation.

<Nobody here holds it against all the other future champions when they just retired and stopped playing.>

And I don't think that anyone here holds it against Fischer that he retired and stopped playing. After all, hat's a player's decision. But most (all?) other champions retired after typically long careers when advancing age or other circumstances had dulled their play. What disappoints most of us here is <when> Fischer effectively retired and stopped playing; at the top of his game and at the peak of his career. Who knows how much better he might have become? That deprived all of us of many wonderful games. But again, it's a player's decision when to retire.

Sep-16-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: Well said about Fischer, <AK>.
Sep-16-20  not not: psychology says the more u supress ur fears and desires the more they escalate

the idea that boy who was raised to single abusive mother in bronx and had to compete as teen against kgb officers who were trained to intimidate and kill if neccesairy, the idea that the very same boy who spent rest of his life with no fixed address, overlooking his shoulder, with bodyguards, sofa surfing, alcohol dependant and homeless, and who died homeless, the idea he owes anything to u patzerz is ludicrous

did u pay a single dollar towards his life? so fuk off

Sep-16-20  not not: go and praize carlzen as best endgame player ever cos 50y old anand blundered in 12th hour of play

Kasparov prob got paid to spout this nonsense but u will spin it for free lol

Sep-16-20  not not: village idiotz demand entertainment whilst munching free grapes and wine they deserve cos they are proles: providing offspring to empire which is their only contribution to society,next wave of village idiots

plato must be turning in his grave

Sep-16-20  not not: why he retired? we enjoyed sitting at home whilst watching him risk his life for a board game result! can we throw him to lions? boring!
Sep-16-20  not not: how about u playing chess vs putins henchmen? not fencying idea? u r robbing chess comunnity of briliancies! cowards! die in name of board game! be cool!
Sep-16-20  not not: gens una summus! we are one folk! russians will implement equality they have proven record in fair and play policies!

long live putin! guy who after being abused as a boy decided against homelesness or suicide chosing instead abusing society that enabled his childhood abuse!

go vlad bomb the s hit out of them! bomb schools where teachers turn blind eye on chi!dren abuse and bomb neigbours who turn tv volume up when hearing children scream

bomb @#$% outof them !ike proper sociopath, not scared of death but scared of life, punish society that allows little boys abuse

go Vlad!!!

Sep-16-20  not not: finish them Vlad! nuke them so they can spend thousands of years pushing wheelchairs of retardz! that will improve them: permanent disabilitiez! they will have no time for child abuse. launch nukes!!!!
Sep-16-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Big Pawn: <not not: did u pay a single dollar towards his life? so fuk off>

What do you think this is, the drunk angry Polack page? Look at all these ridiculous rants on this page from you. You remind me of this crazy old man that lived down the street who used to go out in his yard and SCREAM at the birds until the cops came.

Sep-21-20  not not: fisher OWES u! he simply ROBBED u of nice games! he was SELFISH by not risking his life vs KGB officers.Terrible! U deserve to be entertained, since u spent lots of dollars to raise level of chess. Like zero dollars which is a lot.

Fisher should get poisoned by drinking tea and go into coma to please keyboard heroes. Selfish guy!

Sep-22-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <kudzu the prolix: What do you think this is, the drunk angry Polack page? Look at all these ridiculous rants on this page from you. You remind me of this crazy old man that [sic] lived down the street who used to go out in his yard and SCREAM at the birds until the cops came.>

Reliving your palmy days of high school on the short bus, <boi>?

Sep-23-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: <And I don't think that anyone here holds it against Fischer that he retired and stopped playing.>

<AylerKupp>

What made you think such nonsense? So you think you can tell..

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