I Almost Beat An IM

superchessmachine
fairytalebeast wrote:

and what up with the Giri fan thing? didn't he draw 14 straight game at the candidates or something... better players to idolize...

Boi, he's number 5 in the world.

stiggling
fairytalebeast wrote:

and what up with the Giri fan thing? didn't he draw 14 straight game at the candidates or something... better players to idolize...

His reputation for draws is undeserved, perpetuated by silly amateurs who don't know a knight from a bishop.

His games were combative, but he drew from favorable positions because he was outclassed. This is common for newcomers to the top 10. You'll notice that soon after he fell out of the top 10.

superchessmachine
stiggling wrote:
fairytalebeast wrote:

and what up with the Giri fan thing? didn't he draw 14 straight game at the candidates or something... better players to idolize...

His reputation for draws is undeserved, perpetuated by silly amateurs who don't know a knight from a bishop.

His games were combative, but he drew from favorable positions because he was outclassed. This is common for newcomers to the top 10. You'll notice that soon after he fell out of the top 10.

Yeah, but the most he ever went down was 15th place.

stiggling

Yeah, far enough to not be invited to the super tournaments.

I'm not disparaging him. I remember Radjabov made it all the way to #3, then fell to 15.

People go into the top 10, where everyone starts preparing for them, and adjusting to them, and some people can't survive there.

superchessmachine
stiggling wrote:

Yeah, far enough to not be invited to the super tournaments.

I'm not disparaging him. I remember Radjabov made it all the way to #3, then fell to 15.

People go into the top 10, where everyone starts preparing for them, and adjusting to them, and some people can't survive there.

Yeah, although these days Anish is staying in the top 10 well enough.

stiggling

Sure. He's one of the youngest so I expected him to be back eventually.

stiggling

Ding Liren drew 13 out of 14 in the candidates last year. Hmm, he's young and relatively new to top tournaments... hmm, seems pretty similar don't you think?

Schlechter and Leko were draw masters, sure, but that was their whole career not a few events.

fuggycolor

Mk

Spelenderwijs

Sorry superchessmachine, but almost doesn't count wink.png

superchessmachine
Spelenderwijs wrote:

Sorry superchessmachine, but almost doesn't count

If only it did, I would have won atleast 500 more games...

But then we would need to define almost.

IMRonilm1204

I've seen a 1100 beat IMVoja...

You probably caught him on a bad day. 

superchessmachine
IMRonilm1204 wrote:

I've seen a 1100 beat IMVoja...

You probably caught him on a bad day. 

I've seen a kid have anger issues.

It's ok ronil, you'll grow out of it. I think.

superchessmachine
fairytalebeast wrote:

yeah, or he was doing other game or stuff, or didn't care, or maybe he was bored stiff... but Giri lover got bragging rights...

I've drawn him before as well. 

I doubt he was in bad form, he reported me 5 times for cheating on stream. He called me "dumb machine". I unfollowed his stream.

There was only one other game in the simul , that was over in 30 minutes, our game took three hours.

superchessmachine
fairytalebeast wrote:

and were you cheating? if not, you should be rated way higher...

I personally sent the game to a staff member. I also made sure that vojaslav knew that I was not cheating.

I would never cheat, all it does is make you a loser pretending to be a winner.

My secret to classical online chess is using a board off to the side and relaying moves to my laptop. Makes me feel like I am playing OTB. I have drawn and beat 2200+ USCF's in OTB. (Rapid time control)

MorphyManiac

you almost beat him? someone should call the cops.

superchessmachine
MorphyManiac wrote:

you almost beat him? someone should call the cops.

Already did.

superchessmachine
fairytalebeast wrote:

well... that particular IM sounds a bit of a jerk...

He actually was saying bad things about me on stream. His follower number dropped by like 15.

 

AlFiziro

almostmadeit2thebathroom

superchessmachine

okden.