Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Live Chess Rating List

This website is going to help super-GMs knowing if the kid (Magnus) has already surpassed them or not!
This is how the live rating list >2700 looks like at the moment of writing:

Rank

Name


Rating

Change




Games



01 Anand
2798,1 -4,9


2


02 Carlsen
2793,9 +28,9


24


03 Kramnik
2788,0 0


0


04 Morozevich
2787,9 +13,9


20


05 Ivanchuk
2782,3 +42,3


33


06 Topalov
2777,0 +10


10


07 Radjabov
2744,1 -6,9


31


08 Mamedyarov
2742,1 -9,9


23


09 Leko
2741,0 0


0


10 Aronian
2737,1 -25,9


11


11 Adams
2734,5 +5,5


20


12 Shirov
2733,4 -6,6


19


13 Svidler
2733,4 -12,6


40


14 Karjakin
2729,8 -2,2


35


15 Grischuk
2728,2 +12,2


21


16 Eljanov
2723,6 +36,6


31


17 Movsesian
2723,3 +28,3


53


18 Kamsky
2722,7 -3,3


28


19 Gelfand
2719,8 -3,2


10


20 Ponomariov
2717,6 -1,4


10


21 Gashimov
2716,9 +37,9


34


22 Polgar
2710,6 +1,6


3


23 Jakovenko
2709,1 -1,9


28


24 Alekseev
2708,8 -2,2


20


25 Dominguez
2707,5 +12,5


19


26 Ni
2705,0 +1


28


27 Bu
2704,6 -3,4


25


28 Milov
2704,6 +14,6


16


29 Wang Yue
2704,1 +15,1


28





I'm Back!

OK, it's about ten months since I last post here, but my road to GM is not over yet and i'm here to finish the job! My Fide rating has improved, as I'm getting nearer and nearer to the Candidate Master title. Obviously is not enough, and I know that i must improve much more quickly if I want to become a GM. I'll start again posting videos, tournament reports and analisys on a daily basis.
So...stay tuned!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Mexico R03: Moro Wins, Anand Holds

Another fighting in Mexico, where the big clash of leaders and top favourites Anand and Kramnik saw Vladimir Kramnik on a Black side of a Russian Defense pushing hard in a favourable endgame (yes, Black can also try to win in the Petroff...), but Vishy Anand

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Mexico R02: Kramnik, Anand win.




Well, that's what is called spectacular!!! Fighting chess in round 2! Vladimir Kramnik destroyed Alexander Morozevich with an unexpected (maybe home-cooked?) knight sacrifice, that led to a very unclear position, but Moro went down on the clock, made some poor moves and all ended quickly. Vishy Anand, simply outplayed his Armenian opponent on a black side of a Semi-slav.
He played a strong novelty which required precise play for White, but Aronian wasn't up to the task.
Svidler tried to squueze a win against Peter Leko, but you know how difficult it is to beat Leko in technical positions...
Gelfand-Grischuk was the only game where there was no real fight.
Well, another 12 rounds like this, and Mexico 2007 will be remembered as the greatest chess tournament ever played!


video

Friday, September 14, 2007

Mexico 2007: Round Two Pairings

Round 2: Friday, Sept. 14th 2007, 14:00h
Peter Svidler
Peter Leko
Boris Gelfand
Alexander Grischuk
Levon Aronian
Viswanathan Anand
Vladimir Kramnik
Alexander Morozevich
These are the pairings for round 2 of the World Chess Chapionship.
What do you think the results will be?