15006 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Today Carl Magnusen is playing Svid Petler with white and Kramnimir Vladnik is playing Ivan Vassilchuk with black. Who do you think has more chances to win the tournament?
Oh I didn't read carefully. Ofc I meant Megsen Carlnus.
Haha, good one. I hope Vladisovič Borimir wins.
It has to be Cagnus Marlsen.
Basically, Kramnik needs a better result than Magnus. If they both win, lose or draw, Carlsen wins.
Svidler is no walk over but, with the white pieces, Magnus has better winning or drawing chanches against him than Kramnik does against Ivanchuk with black.
Provided Ivanchuk remembers that the clocks went forward here over the weekend that is.
If it was still round 1 I would have opted for Radjamour Teibov
Well, he did very badly for his rating. He was actually no. 4 in the world at the time. But I must say Gelfis Borand did quite ok, despite being the lowest rated player.
Don't you mean Kram Vladimirnik?
The tournament is over. Both Kramnik AND Carlsen lost so Carlsen won on the elaborate tie-breaking system. It's already written about on chessbase.
It's fantastic. The 2 best players in the tournament had to win, but both lost.
Pretty sad when the co-"champions" BOTH lose on the final day. The 8.5/14 result of the winner vividly illustrates that their are no Morphys, Fischers, or even Kasparovs in chess today ... regardless of what the putative "ratings" are supposed to indicate.
The whole ELO system should be remade. I do not go along with the argument that guys rated 30th in the world today are better players than Karpov, Alekhine, Tal, and so on. You give Karpov, Tal, etc. the fact base plus computer simulations that players have today and I think those guys would KILL these guys.
I've seen other people saying similar things about the tie breaking system being elaborate but it seems very straightforward (unless I'm missing something which, let's face it, is entirely possible)
1. Games against each other
2. Total wins
3. Neustadtl score
It's about as straight forward as it gets.
In the World Cup (football) there are 7 criteria for determining the winner in a tied group, the last of which being drawn lots by FIFA.
Because nobody over 1200 defends like Morphy's opponents.
There were a couple of high rated NNs here and there.
...or, it could mean that the top flight are all just stronger these days, making the 6-0 results Fischer pulled off 50 years ago all the more difficult.
What a round! Woow! No words!
1970 is only 43 years ago! *lol*
When Elon Musk discovers alien life extraterrestrials.. what ELO rating will they be?
by DrSpudnik a few minutes ago
by TurboFish a few minutes ago
When a coward refuses to resign.......
by Stephenson2 3 minutes ago
7/4/2015 - IM Bosboom - IM Bitalzadeh, Corus C, 2009
by FarOutside 4 minutes ago
French tarrasch open against +150
by Fiveofswords 6 minutes ago
Hurt/Heal World Chess Champions
by Charetter115 7 minutes ago
Why was this a draw? Game drawn - insufficient material
by TheronG12 9 minutes ago
by Harvey_Wallbanger 11 minutes ago
Bobby Fischer Lacked Creativity ?....How Dare Me !
by Americu 14 minutes ago
A Quick Guide to the Benoni Defense
by Charetter115 16 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!