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Re: Zurich Challenge 2015

Post by prasen9 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:43 am

ajay wrote:With winner getting two points and draw fetching 1,
Chess getting tired of dealing with fractions? :-) This is exactly the same as the previous points scheme ... wrt ordering of ranks.

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Re: Zurich Challenge 2015

Post by ajay » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:41 pm

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ajay wrote:With winner getting two points and draw fetching 1,
Chess getting tired of dealing with fractions? :-) This is exactly the same as the previous points scheme ... wrt ordering of ranks.
The reason for this point system is to fuse classical game points with rapid games point to determine overall tournament winner. The rapid games being weighted at half of classical games,

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Re: Zurich Challenge 2015

Post by ajay » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:53 pm

With all three games drawn, Anand wins the classical section of the tournament. Congratulations! This was impressive win!

Classical after Round 5
1.Anand, Viswanathan (IND) 7.0
2.Nakamura, Hikaru (USA) 6.0
3.Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS) 5.0
4.Karjakin, Sergey (RUS) 4.0
Caruana, Fabiano (ITA) 4.0
6.Aronian, Levon (ARM) 4.0

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Re: Zurich Challenge 2015

Post by suresh » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:49 am

Congratulations to Vishy on a nice recovery from his disastrous showing in the last tournament.
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ajay wrote:With winner getting two points and draw fetching 1,
Chess getting tired of dealing with fractions? :-) This is exactly the same as the previous points scheme ... wrt ordering of ranks.
Yeah, what is the world coming to? If rational numbers are a problem, what does one do with irrational numbers? Should one legislate that Pi=3?. ;-)

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Re: Zurich Challenge 2015

Post by ajay » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:48 am

suresh wrote: Yeah, what is the world coming to? If rational numbers are a problem, what does one do with irrational numbers? Should one legislate that Pi=3?. ;-)
LOL! Well my opinion is that that the world is still OK and coexist harmoniously with irrational numbers, however, the bigger problem is what do you do with irrational people? ;)
Anyway, the chess world will be back in order today itself with fractions back in rapid games. The rapid games score will be added to the existing tally from classical games to determine the overall tournament winner.

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Post by prasen9 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:42 am

Ajay, thanks for the explanation! I am so glad fractions are back. Long live fractions!

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Post by Sin Hombre » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:07 pm

Effusive article about one of India's young talents

http://en.chessbase.com/post/nihal-in-h ... per-talent

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Post by Sin Hombre » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:44 am

And Nihal Sarin with his first GM norm
http://en.chessbase.com/post/fagernes-i ... is-arrival

He will likely be the second fastest to reach GM status.

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Post by ajay » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:54 am

Thanks Sin Hombre for posting info about the young Nihal Sarin. He looks to be amazing talent, who we likely are going to follow for many years.

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Post by prashanthm » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:08 pm

Nihal and Pragga may have achieved another GM norm at the recently concluded Voronezh Masters..... yet to be confirmed.... :goodluck:

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Post by Sin Hombre » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:08 am

Still haven't seen more about this.

Quick perusal of fide norms makes me think that Nihal missed out by half a point.

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Post by Sin Hombre » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:50 am

Pragga missed out on a GM norm by half a point again after a loss to 2660 rated Venezuelan GM in the last round. His rise in ELO continues unabated though and he is now past 2500 (on his 12th birthday).

Nihal will have another attempt at 2500 and the second GM norm in Abu Dhabi in the coming weeks.

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Post by Sin Hombre » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:32 am

I saw this comment on chessbase and I have to agree with it

There is too much unnecessary pressure on this highly gifted kid to achieve the youngest GM title. He is World Champion material.
Over the past 1 year, he has played several tournaments with good performances but also made mistakes preventing him from earning the GM norms. Vlissingen is no different except his energy levels ran out in the last round; also his quick draws with white in some earlier rounds did not make sense? IMO, his play is not yet consistent against 2600+ players.
At his so young age, he needs a more qualified coach to guide and raise his playing level.

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Post by Sin Hombre » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:48 am

Finally some decent tournaments in India

http://en.chessbase.com/post/india-to-h ... rn-of-2017

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Post by Sin Hombre » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:55 pm

12-year Pragga with the best win of his career beating England #1 Howell with an elo rating of 2701.

He has started well in the isle of man tournament as well; let's see if he can maintain the level, something which he struggled to in recent tournaments.

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