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he's one gm of like 2k in the world. he isn't 2700+. i've only heard of his name before; thats about it. why would i build a connection with him? he's no champion or anything.
your profile pic may seem like you are very mature and knowledgeable, but you still seem like a baby in terms of reality.
and i've wrote in my previous post anyway that topalov and danailov probably plotted the move TOGETHER. i doubt a contract will write- no using dirty tricks 20 years later if topalov reaches world championship.
The number of living GMs is closer to 1300. Among those, Spraggett has distinguished himself, especially for Canadians. Are there even six Canadian GMs?
Yes, they probably plotted it together. There are many reasons that Topalov would not fire Danailov, most especially that he approves of the man's lack of ethics.
I got 2185. My actual uscf is 2092. The last problem was interesting. I played kh8. Seemed like the only useful move.
note: my flag is canadian but i'm not canadian.
i'm no chess pro nor do i have any talent so i wouldn't bother to know too many pros (especially some random GM out of a sea of GMs). thing is, i don't have any connection (including other non chess things) with any canadian. now if kevin is a GM in finance/investment....i would be trying my utmost to meet him.
i'll list them out: i only know 4 guys personally:
wjcc alex ipatov
china's no 1 wang hao
china's strongest female player hou yifan
china's upcoming talent wei yi
by the way, where'd you get that topalov approves of the man's lack of ethics?
i just typed on google and searched topalov on danailov. came up with this: http://en.chessbase.com/home/TabId/211/PostId/4003413
if you ain't bothered to click it, it says 'my manager danailov did an extraordinary job'. this is regarding toiletgate.
what did you get zyriab ?
See post #12
I got 1830 several years ago.http://chessskill.blogspot.com/2009/05/rating-estimation.html
I found a better chess rating estimator on chessarea.com. It isn't the same problems over and over again. It also isn't just "what's the best move" questions. It also isn't just tactical questions. The level of questions change too. Also, even a chess master will not be able to get all of them right because of difficulty, so it even works if you are highly rated.
I agrre its a nice estimator, but it dosent estimate your ''elo''
I never completed it, what does it estimate.
The chessmaniac one is of course inaccurate -- I got like 2106 while I think my strength is a few hundred points below that. But it was a better test than the other one. Fun puzzles.
The chessarea one is utter rubbish.
"You obtained 3 points out of 15, in 23 hours, 41 minutes, 26 seconds Your level is: beginner"
Well that is three wrongs there. I had 9-10 answers scored "correct", i spent maybe 1h, and I am not a beginner.
The benefit of the chessarea test is that it explains the answers in a decent way when you fail. But it will not estimate your chess skill, it tries to sell you chess lessons.
What about this one ?
I agree !
There is one accurate rating estimator: tournament play.
Yep, SebLeb, don't base your strength or "rating" on some online estimator that doesn't seem to have worked for anyone who used it.
ya like I said its stupid... I got 2010 on my first go even though im rated in the 1400!!! this is because im good at tactics....
Or, at least, good at tactics problems.
Well just use it as your tactic rating...
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