The Women's World Chess Championship of 2012


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #161

    trysts

    Thanks woodshover:)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #162

    trysts

    The Monster has me blockedLaughing

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #163

    Conflagration_Planet

    Is he right?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #164

    trysts

    Conflagration_Planet wrote:

    Is he right?

    About the tournament being a joke to him? It's his opinion. I find it highly entertaining, myself. An 1800 played Yifan Hou in the first round, but that's because they limited the number of women from strong chess playing countries like China and Russia in order to be more globally represented. 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #165

    Conflagration_Planet

    Oh.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #166

    bullregard

    I'm not excited about the format of the tournament. Too much randomness because of the short matches.  Why do they make the gals play this way?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #167

    bullregard

    ... or maybe I'm just p*ssed because I was rooting for Lahno Cry

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #168

    trysts

    bullregard wrote:

     

     

    I'm not excited about the format of the tournament. Too much randomness because of the short matches.  Why do they make the gals play this way?

    One of the commentators at the WWCC website, Alexandr Khalifman, actually won the world chess championship in 1999 using the same format(w/ more players). He was quoted at the time: "Rating systems work perfectly for players who play only in round robin closed events. I think most of them are overrated. Organizers invite same people over and over because they have the same rating and their rating stays high". 

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIDE_World_Chess_Championship_1999

    The Khalifman quote is here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Khalifman

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #169

    pdela

    where is the monster?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #170

    SmyslovFan

    I guess FIDE never learns. There was a World Championship for men with a similar format, and the results were equally random.

    If the goal is to create a different champion every cycle, this is a good way to achieve that goal.

    I always thought the goal of a world championship is to crown the best player. This system doesn't do that.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #172

    SmyslovFan

    In tennis, there is no single world champion. There are Grand Slam events, and a highest rated player, but not a world championship the way there is in chess.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #175

    SmyslovFan

    This is what Jeff Sonas, the statistician, wrote:

    Well, what's wrong with the knockout format? Easy: with so many participants, and so little time, there is just not enough room to identify the single strongest player in the field. It is very easy for the strongest player to falter in one game and suddenly become eliminated. We expect that an effective championship cycle will allow the strongest player (whoever that might be) a real chance to demonstrate their superiority by winning the cycle, and this clearly isn't the case when a minus-one score over a stretch of two games can eliminate you from the whole cycle, however much success you had in the previous games during the tournament.

    Thus a knockout tournament should not be the final championship event, merely a preliminary qualifying event. ...

    http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/sonas010704.html

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #176

    Scottrf

    The difference with tennis is that the best players have a much higher winning percentage.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #177

    CalamityChristie

    there aren't many draws in tennis

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #178

    CalamityChristie

    Conflagration_Planet wrote:

    I believe it was Monster with no name.

    you shouldn't really take seriously what is written by a monster that hasn't got a name, checkmating skills, logic, plus way too many other things to list.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #179

    Conflagration_Planet

    CalamityChristie wrote:
    Conflagration_Planet wrote:

    I believe it was Monster with no name.

    you shouldn't really take seriously what is written by a monster that hasn't got a name, checkmating skills, logic, plus way too many other things to list.

    True. :)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #180

    trysts

    Hello, everyoneSmile I want to thank everyone who has contributed to this thread thus far! It's much more fun reading y'all than reading myselfWink

    The Kosintseva sisters did not play all the way to the "armageddon game". In fact there were three victories between them once the tie-breaks began. Below is the game which won it for Nadezhda:




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