Oliver Barbosa became the third Filipino super Grandmaster after he ruled the 10th Parsvnath International Grandmasters Chess Tournament in New Delhi, India on Monday.
Hi mitto, great post. You picked an important event from all the action going on right now.
A question someone posited: Where does Gibraltar rank among elite events?
My eyes will be on the Tata Steel final round on Sunday.
nice!! Phillipines chess has a long and great history ... Eugenio Torre was a great friend of Bobby Fischer and a very strong GM in his own right. I remember when Karpov v Korchnoi was played in Manilla back in the 70's it was like a spy novel or something!
So what's the chess scene like these days in the Phillipines?
what's the difference between a grandmaster and a supergrandmaster?
200 pts tends to denote a difference in class. If 2500 is a GM, then 2700 would be a super GM. Until recently, there were few players above 2700. There is no actual title of super GM. See http://www.2700chess.com/ for up to date ratings. Good to have you in the group TheSingingCricket!
Yes, thanks for the invite! good to know. I found the answer after reading the article, but I appreciate your response. Looking forward to learning more about the inner workings of the top levels of chess.