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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*
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