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© 2014, José Diaz
Ratings are a measure of past performance only, which is why Magnus Carlsen at 2880 can lose to Teimour Radjabov at 2713, or why Anish Giri at 2750 can lose twice to Hou Yifan at 2629.
Given the opportunity most GMs above 2600 have a chance to beat other GMs much higher rated. Chess players are only as good as what they can do today, not what they did yesterday.
I think they should put Kasporov on the far side of the mountain
"Should've gone to Specsavers"
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She must be a good mountaineer too!,cos that's pretty steep!
This is so cruel... I love it!
Mr. Diaz, prepare to face the anger of the user Zepp/something ... ah ah ah ...
It seems to imply that Hou should leave the women's events, as she can scale no higher there. Probably some truth in that.
Jose Diaz's Pics rock
The bigger mountain is the World Championship (I´m not writing "men´s WC" since it´s not a men´s tournament, it´s open for men and women).
Carlsen doesn´t appear in the picture because the distance between the peaks is too long.
Hou Yifan just won the the 5th stage of the Women Gran Prix series with a 2 points difference. She is rated 2629, that´s 248 points lower than Carlsen.
Who is the mountain behind Hou?Judit or Magnus?
What does the author want to say?
Why you didin't put carlsen on top of the bigger mountain?
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