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    Thanks. :)
     
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    Fair enough. :)
     
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    I've always been surprised by the lack of respect for Nigel Short's game from TOP players...

    Bobby Fischer’s Mad King Opening On Nigel Short Game 6/8 - YouTube

    ... and they're so open about it.

    I know Short always thought he was one of Kasparov's peers. Kasparov found that openly laughable.

    To his credit, Short has always remained youthful looking - "living well is the greatest revenge" and all that. :)
     
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  5. Hawkman You're damn right I've got the Blues

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    Some non-Champs I think would have beaten Short in his prime are:

    Fabiano Caruana
    1. Levon Aronian
    2. Wesley So
    3. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
    4. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
    5. Veselin Topalov
    6. Ding Liren
    7. Hikaru Nakamura
    8. Alexander Grischuk
    Anish Giri
    Teimour Radjabov
    Alexander Morozevich
    Sergey Karjakin
    Vassily Ivanchuk - Classical games: Vassily Ivanchuk beat Nigel Short 11 to 1, with 17 draws.
    Including rapid/exhibition games: Vassily Ivanchuk beat Nigel Short 16 to 2, with 20 draws.
    Only rapid/exhibition games: Vassily Ivanchuk beat Nigel Short 5 to 1, with 3 draws.
     
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    Short's game is not respected - there must be a reason why. I'd analyze his games but it's above my pay-grade.

    I dislike Fabi but I'm cool with the rest of your list.
     
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    Grischik - he will make Aronian laugh until he loses.

    So - because of his Christian faith.

    Liren - because I can never remember if it is Ding Liren or Liren Ding - and I'm not the only one / I've seen it wrong in chess publications.

    Maxime - I can't think of a "clever" reason. Oh wait... he "sounds" French Canadian.
     
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  8. Hawkman You're damn right I've got the Blues

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    So it isn't just me :laugh:

    It seems like they jumble it up every time they put up the score table.
     
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    It's NOT just you. I've seen it both ways so many times, I'd given up trying to figure out which is which.
     
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    "Nepomniachtchi and Goryachkina are the 2020 Russian champions

    After beating Ian Nepomniachtchi in round 9, Daniil Dubov also beat Sergey Karjakin, the second rating favourite, to decide the title race in the open tournament — in favour of Nepomniachtchi. The women’s championship was decided in a playoff. Aleksandra Goryachkina (She is the No. 2 ranked woman in the world by FIDE rating behind only Hou Yifan. With a peak rating of 2593, she is also the sixth-highest rated woman in chess history, and the highest-ever rated Russian woman. Aleksandra Goryachkina - Wikipedia ) defeated long-time leader Polina Shuvalova in Armageddon." Nepomniachtchi and Goryachkina are the 2020 Russian champions

    Will Nepo win the Candidates also? MVL?
     
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    "Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen during round 11 last year
    Tata Steel Chess 2021: A preview

    It all starts on Saturday in Wijk aan Zee, as the first round of the much-anticipated Tata Steel tournament kicks off at 14:00 (CET). ... it will be a great (over-the-board) tournament ... , with Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana (and MVL) included in the lineup!" Tata Steel Chess 2021: A preview
     
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    Oh man, Magnus just sacc'ed two pawns against Firouzja, and goaded him into a blunder in time trouble. Crazy game!
     
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    "Tata Steel R8: Esipenko stuns Carlsen, Firouzja grabs the lead

    1/25/2021 – Alireza Firouzja grabbed to sole lead at the Tata Steel Masters by beating Pentala Harikrishna with the black pieces, but remarkably this was not the most shocking development of round 8 as Andrey Esipenko defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen in their first-ever confrontation in classical chess — Carlsen played aggressively with the black pieces and was duly outplayed by the 18-year-old. With his win, Esipenko joined the four-player chasing pack which also includes Anish Giri, Fabiano Caruana and Jorden van Foreest." Tata Steel R8: Esipenko stuns Carlsen, Firouzja grabs the lead

    Carlsen played the (B84) Sicilian Schev. with 6. ... e6. Esipenko played 7. Be3. Carlsen is in 8th place. Standings after Round 8
     
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    I've never heard of half of the players in this tournament and never heard of Van Foreest who won either.
     
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    "4/1/2021 – Magnus Carlsen was born on 30 November 1990 and played his first tournament when he was eight and a half years old. At the age of 13 he became a Grandmaster, and since July 2011 he has been the world's number one. In 2013 Carlsen became World Champion. His successes have made him a star, his way of playing and presenting chess has changed the chess world. Now, "The Magnus Carlsen Story" was published on YouTube, seven short videos that review Carlsen's amazing career. | Photo: Screenshot from the video series" The Magnus Carlsen Story on YouTube | ChessBase

    Although I made a post in this forum earlier today about the BoSox ridiculous new Oakland A's shade gold jerseys, I'm proud to be posting again in this great forum with the great posters here. :thumbu:
     
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    "4/8/2021 – In the last couple of decades, China has become a chess powerhouse, with Ding Liren fighting at the highest level, the national squads accumulating success after success in team events and the women players continuing to show their strength. A week and a half before the resumption of the Candidates — where two of the participants are Chinese — we revisit two brilliant games by players born in the world’s most populous country: Liu Wenzhe and Wei Yi. | Photo: Niki Riga" Two Chinese brilliancies | ChessBase
     
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    "Vivendi and Garry Kasparov team up
    4/17/2021 – Former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov and global media company Vivendi announced today the launch of Kasparovchess.com, a new multimedia content platform for chess lovers of all skill levels, built to offer features for all players, whether they are enthusiasts or beginners. It includs thousands of chess puzzles, online matches, in-depth tutorials, articles, documentaries, and even an exclusive masterclass with Kasparov himself". Vivendi and Garry Kasparov team up | ChessBase

    This is a good idea, but he should have done it 20 years ago. Some of the larger sites such as chess.com are hard to compete with.
     
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    Yeah, the larger chess sites are so unthreatened by it that they posted articles about it for all their users to read haha. If he wants to draw people to use that platform, where the charge is considerably more than other sites ($14/month or $120/year), they have to bring something more innovative to the table. Kasparov's master class is not enough, considering how much other chess content there is out there to improve with.

    Also... Candidates Tournament starts again tomorrow!
     
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  21. Hawkman You're damn right I've got the Blues

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    Yes, I came here to post about it. In the last final Caruana actually tied Carlsen at classical time controls. Speelman is a character > Ovi-ready | ChessBase I'd like to see the top (2700+) GMs switch to a variant. At their level they memorize 15-30 moves from an AI and that's chess at the highest level.
     
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    It's an unfortunate truth that at the highest level, engines have all but destroyed the creativity of the game. The uniqueness between high end players is much more narrow now than it once was. That's why I like Dubov so much; he at least tries to infuse his own brand of art into the game. The same with Jorden van Foreest; he comes up with creative ideas that few other guys are looking for.

    I think that it won't be too long before we start seeing reduced time controls for classical games. Nothing too ridiculous, but maybe just cutting the current time control by 25%. would lead to some more interesting attempts from Super GMs.
     
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    "Candidates Tournament 2020-21, Round 8 - live!
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    4/19/2021 – After the longest half-time break ever, the Candidates Tournament in Yekaterinburg resumes today. The second part of the tournament begins at 16:00 local time (13:00 CEST, 7:00 ET) with round 8. Ian Nepomniachtchi and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave share the lead with 4.5/7 and in round 8 they meet their pursuers Anish Giri and Fabiano Caruana who both have 3.5/7. Follow the games live with commentary by Magnus Carlsen (!), David Howell and Tania Sachdev". Candidates Tournament 2020-21, Round 8 - live! | ChessBase
     
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    If you want to watch a fun and nice story, watch this one from the Chessbrahs (GM Aman Hambleton). It's about a crazy gambit called the Jerome gambit. It has nice editing as well.
     
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