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Re: Zurich Challenge 2015

Postby prasen9 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:43 am

ajay wrote:With winner getting two points and draw fetching 1,
Chess getting tired of dealing with fractions? :-) This is exactly the same as the previous points scheme ... wrt ordering of ranks.

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Re: Zurich Challenge 2015

Postby ajay » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:41 pm

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ajay wrote:With winner getting two points and draw fetching 1,
Chess getting tired of dealing with fractions? :-) This is exactly the same as the previous points scheme ... wrt ordering of ranks.

The reason for this point system is to fuse classical game points with rapid games point to determine overall tournament winner. The rapid games being weighted at half of classical games,

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Re: Zurich Challenge 2015

Postby ajay » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:53 pm

With all three games drawn, Anand wins the classical section of the tournament. Congratulations! This was impressive win!

Classical after Round 5
1.Anand, Viswanathan (IND) 7.0
2.Nakamura, Hikaru (USA) 6.0
3.Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS) 5.0
4.Karjakin, Sergey (RUS) 4.0
Caruana, Fabiano (ITA) 4.0
6.Aronian, Levon (ARM) 4.0

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Re: Zurich Challenge 2015

Postby suresh » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:49 am

Congratulations to Vishy on a nice recovery from his disastrous showing in the last tournament.

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ajay wrote:With winner getting two points and draw fetching 1,
Chess getting tired of dealing with fractions? :-) This is exactly the same as the previous points scheme ... wrt ordering of ranks.


Yeah, what is the world coming to? If rational numbers are a problem, what does one do with irrational numbers? Should one legislate that Pi=3?. ;-)

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Re: Zurich Challenge 2015

Postby ajay » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:48 am

suresh wrote:Yeah, what is the world coming to? If rational numbers are a problem, what does one do with irrational numbers? Should one legislate that Pi=3?. ;-)

LOL! Well my opinion is that that the world is still OK and coexist harmoniously with irrational numbers, however, the bigger problem is what do you do with irrational people? ;)
Anyway, the chess world will be back in order today itself with fractions back in rapid games. The rapid games score will be added to the existing tally from classical games to determine the overall tournament winner.

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby prasen9 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:42 am

Ajay, thanks for the explanation! I am so glad fractions are back. Long live fractions!

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby Sin Hombre » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:07 pm

Effusive article about one of India's young talents

http://en.chessbase.com/post/nihal-in-h ... per-talent

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby Sin Hombre » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:44 am

And Nihal Sarin with his first GM norm
http://en.chessbase.com/post/fagernes-i ... is-arrival

He will likely be the second fastest to reach GM status.

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby ajay » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:54 am

Thanks Sin Hombre for posting info about the young Nihal Sarin. He looks to be amazing talent, who we likely are going to follow for many years.


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