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by Sin Hombre
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: Arjun Ergaisi - 7th Indian to ever get to 2700 ELO
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Arjun Ergaisi - 7th Indian to ever get to 2700 ELO

With his last round win at the Olympiad, he will have a rating of 2702 as per the September rating list. This makes him India #5 and the 7th Indian ever to hit 2700. At age 18, he is the 2nd fastest India to hit 2700, and 3rd in the juniors ranking behind Firouzja and Gukesh. Congrats to Arjun for t...
by Sin Hombre
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: Gukesh D - 2nd youngest Grandmaster in history
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Gukesh D - 2nd youngest Grandmaster in history

Can a mod update title to: age 16, World #24, August 22
by Sin Hombre
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess
Replies: 171
Views: 23897

Re: World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess

Gaprindashvili Cup doesn't matter. India 2 won their final tie 3-1 but both Armenia and Uzbekistan won 2.5-1.5 so India-2 finished 3rd. Gukesh's heartbreaking loss in R10 proved decisive and the difference between gold and bronze. The women choked really badly though, they led until R8 and then agai...
by Sin Hombre
Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Indian Basketball Thread ...
Replies: 332
Views: 74387

Re: Indian Basketball Thread ...

This is a nothingburger for now.
by Sin Hombre
Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:47 am
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: Gukesh D - 2nd youngest Grandmaster in history
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Gukesh D - 2nd youngest Grandmaster in history

I hope Gukesh is mentally strong since his loss today is the stuff of nightmares, and the kind of loss that can mentally devastate you (given the stakes that he blundered twice and even a draw would have meant that India-2 would have been the likely Olympiad champions).
by Sin Hombre
Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess
Replies: 171
Views: 23897

Re: World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess

Today was a heartbreaking disaster. When I woke up, both Gukesh and Pragg were winning and the other two games looked like a draw. This would have meant a 3-1 win and India-2 in a clear first position and likely needing a draw in the final round to win. 45-mins later Gukesh had blundered and his gam...
by Sin Hombre
Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6242

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

We had Tokyo Olympics just last year so hard to have a new "find" of the tournament. Reviewing it and starting from the Tokyo medalists, Neeraj - DNP but won a silver at WC two weeks back so clearly still a medal favourite if the Olympics happened today Mirabai - won gold here with about the same we...
by Sin Hombre
Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Indian Athletics Thread ...
Replies: 1803
Views: 266846

Re: Indian Athletics Thread ...

mugu I think the point is, we have
1 top-3 medal contender (Neeraj)
1 middle-distance runner who can win a medal with some luck (Sable)
2-3 who can make an Olympics or WC final (Eldhose, Sreeshankar, Annu Rani)

This is a marked improvement for us.
by Sin Hombre
Mon Aug 08, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian Women's Cricket
Replies: 75
Views: 13313

Re: Indian Women's Cricket

India men were the favourites and lost knockout matches.

India women were the underdogs and lost finals.

Exactly the same
by Sin Hombre
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6242

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

We are at 55 medals and 18 golds so far. Already above our predictions, right? At least just above "satisfied" levels for me. 60 medals and 20 golds would make me quite happy. We have 5 gold medals and 1 bronze medal match. So overall medal tally is either 60 or 61, and golds will be 18-23 We won 6...
by Sin Hombre
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6242

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

You are a better man than me Jay. If Nadeem was winning with 85, I could have been ok but not at 90 :mad: ^^^ Hey, Neeraj has his work cut out for him. The guy who idolizes him has just gone past him! Good that he isn't there today, because the Pakistani beating him would have looked bad. It is bas...
by Sin Hombre
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6242

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

jayakris wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:06 pm First round to Sagar, and the next two rounds to the Brit. I guess this went just as they had pre-scripted, right?
If Sagar was the clear winner, he would have won.

This felt like a split decision to the Brit so went unanimous to the Brit.
by Sin Hombre
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6242

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

jayakris wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:56 pm Whoa, now Nadeem with a 90.18 !!! His third PB of the day to go back ahead of Peters, to the top. :notworthy: (doing it to a Pakistani for the first time in my life!)
You are a better man than me Jay.

If Nadeem was winning with 85, I could have been ok but not at 90 :mad:
by Sin Hombre
Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6242

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

ssp wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:53 pm Going to suffer the boxing fix...err, I mean the 92kg final
Won R1 unanimously, will need to maintain that to win.
by Sin Hombre
Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6242

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

jayakris wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:52 pm Here comes Peters with an 88.64. Now Nadeem is at silver... :(
Nadeem broke his record again with 90.18 - wtf is going on!

Now Nadeem has a higher PB than Neeraj - I am sure Pakis are all celebrating their gold in Paris 2024 tonight.