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ER
06-07-2017, 12:02 PM
Obviously he had enough of retirement! :)

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2017/07/05/chess-legend-garry-kasparov-is-coming-out-of-retirement-to-compete-in-st-louis-tournament/#448873b25e09

Click on link for details and source!

ER
06-07-2017, 02:03 PM
and the line-up of the tournament

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ER
06-07-2017, 02:04 PM
I think this one deserves a poll!

MichaelBaron
06-07-2017, 02:20 PM
Pity that Magnus is missing - but still a very exciting event to come!

Kevin Bonham
06-07-2017, 05:51 PM
I think this one deserves a poll!

We've got plenty of time so what poll would you like - "who will win" or "where will Kasparov finish?"

Max Illingworth
06-07-2017, 10:29 PM
This announcement would go perfectly with a chess-themed version of 'Without Me' by Eminem.

chessjess
07-07-2017, 12:44 AM
Oh that was unexpected. Hope it's not the only his appearence and there will be more to come

ER
07-07-2017, 01:34 AM
We've got plenty of time so what poll would you like - "who will win" or "where will Kasparov finish?"

Hard question, is it possible to have a combination of the two?

I wouldn't like it to be too Kasparov centered but you can't really ignore the fact that one of the greatest (if not the greatest) ever players
is making a comeback!

A multiple choice questionnaire maybe?

But you 're right we have plenty of time, let's think about it a bit more!

ER
07-07-2017, 01:47 AM
This announcement would go perfectly with a chess-themed version of 'Without Me' by Eminem.

good for the youngsters, what about Steve Windood's Back in the High Life Again on the flip side for the oldies? (still thinking in terms of 45ers see? :P )


https://youtu.be/n6RP25mziO0

Capablanca-Fan
07-07-2017, 02:51 AM
and the line-up of the tournament

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Definitely a great lineup. I think GKK will do pretty well but not win, just like the ‘Ultimate Blitz Challenge’ (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?tid=87292) last year against three of the best players in the world, as discussed in this thread (http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?16418-Kasparov-vs-US-Champs-top-three-blitz&styleid=9).

ER
07-07-2017, 09:53 AM
Oh that was unexpected. Hope it's not the only his appearence and there will be more to come

Hi chessjess and welcome to the forum. Here's what the great man himself tweeted last night.

"Ready to see if I remember how to move the pieces! Will I be able to announce my re-retirement afterward if not?!", he tweeted.

Nikolaos
07-07-2017, 03:30 PM
Wow the beast with a thousand eyes is back! finally my wishes came true i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!

ER
07-07-2017, 06:16 PM
Wow the beast with a thousand eyes is back! finally my wishes came true i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!

Ditto! :)

Kevin Bonham
07-07-2017, 06:32 PM
Hard question, is it possible to have a combination of the two?

Only on two separate threads, I think.

Craig_Hall
09-07-2017, 03:55 PM
I think that since a poll of who will win obviously includes the question of whether Kasparov will win, could just do that. Possibly this thread could have a question of how will Kasparov do, and a separate tournament thread could cover who will win?

Kevin Bonham
09-07-2017, 06:39 PM
I think that since a poll of who will win obviously includes the question of whether Kasparov will win, could just do that. Possibly this thread could have a question of how will Kasparov do, and a separate tournament thread could cover who will win?

I'll put how Kasparov will do on this one. Someone else can do who will win on a separate thread if they can be bothered; I won't.

Kevin Bonham
09-07-2017, 06:43 PM
Poll added.

If the organisers do not apply countback or tiebreak then I will use Neustadtl ("Sonneborn-Berger") to break any ties involving Kasparov that affect the poll result.

ER
10-07-2017, 10:26 AM
Sufficient as is. Thanks!

Nikolaos
10-07-2017, 02:29 PM
Hey Elliot do we know exactly australian time that the games will start?

ER
10-07-2017, 03:48 PM
Hey Elliot do we know exactly australian time that the games will start?

Hi Nikolaos, I have no idea at present about starting times. I (or somebody else) will find out and let you know!

pappubahry
10-07-2017, 09:48 PM
Hey Elliot do we know exactly australian time that the games will start?

The website (https://saintlouischessclub.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=4960) says 1pm (St Louis time), which is 4am Sydney time.

Nikolaos
11-07-2017, 02:24 PM
Ok thanks i will have to watch it in repeat

Capablanca-Fan
14-08-2017, 04:10 AM
Starts tomorrow! (https://chess24.com/en/read/news/kasparov-officially-back-as-a-grand-chess-tour-wildcard)

Nikolaos
14-08-2017, 08:32 PM
The beast with 1000 eyes is back!!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait. By the way Garry is unlucky already in the rapid portion.He got the hardest possible pairings i cant belive it! I checked the pairings and it couldnt been more hard. In the rapid he is playing with white against Karjakin,Le quang Lim,Dominguez,Navarra,Nepo. And with black he is playing Nakamura,Aronian,Anand and Caruana! WTF. Anyway i have never been so excited to go to work so i can come home and watch it on repeat! Thats the first time in my life that i wont mind getting up in the morning LOL

Nikolaos
14-08-2017, 08:33 PM
Of course he has 5 white and 4 black which is not bad though.......

Vlad
14-08-2017, 09:10 PM
Caruana is not that strong in rapid. Nakamura, Aronian and Anand are similar in strength to Nepo and Dominguez. All in all, it looks like a pairing that is better than average.

Desmond
16-08-2017, 05:50 PM
GK went down to Nepo. after draws with Aronian and Anand.

https://images.chesscomfiles.com/uploads/v1/images_users/tiny_mce/PeterDoggers/phpMBKFCS.jpeg

Desmond
17-08-2017, 06:44 AM
GK has a win after Liem blunders a rook!

Capablanca-Fan
17-08-2017, 01:22 PM
Yes, shame that his only won was from an opponent hanging a rook. He had good chances to win at least two of his lost games, and probably would have 10 years ago. Final results are very closely bunched.

Leonid Sandler
17-08-2017, 08:47 PM
My little report for SBS Russian Radio can be seen and heard http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/russian/ru/content/kasparov-trailing-behind-however-good-company?language=ru

You will find out why Kasparov will do much better tomorrow....

Capablanca-Fan
18-08-2017, 06:19 AM
But then, maybe not. After five rounds, -2=3.

Desmond
18-08-2017, 01:44 PM
1.3. Rapid Event Regulations
1.3.1. Format: 10-player Round Robin
1.3.2. Time Control: Game in 25 minutes, with a 10-second delay from move 1.
1.4. Blitz Chess Regulations
1.4.1. Format: 10-player Double Round Robin
1.4.2. Time Control: Game in 5 minutes, with a 3-second delay from move 1.

Does this mean it's Bronstein increment method?

pappubahry
18-08-2017, 06:40 PM
Does this mean it's Bronstein increment method?

Yep. I was watching the coverage of one of the earlier tournaments in this series, and in an interview Anand said that he was struggling with it -- in one blitz game he lost four pawns in a rook ending, and only realised afterwards that he should have taken 3 seconds on each move instead of moving immediately.

MichaelBaron
19-08-2017, 11:18 AM
Respectable result by Garry in the 2nd leg of the blitz. If only he plays more and gets over the rust - he can definitely show his ''claws' once again!

Kevin Bonham
19-08-2017, 11:20 AM
Kasparov finished 8th/10 so Metro wins the poll.

Capablanca-Fan
19-08-2017, 01:21 PM
Does this mean it's Bronstein increment method?

A pity. Why not stick with the tried and true Fischer method?

Capablanca-Fan
19-08-2017, 01:26 PM
Respectable result by Garry in the 2nd leg of the blitz. If only he plays more and gets over the rust - he can definitely show his ''claws' once again!

Yes, I thought that after his fairly recent crush of Short (https://chess24.com/en/read/news/kasparov-short-the-st-louis-massacre) and respectable showing in the very strong USA quadrangular blitz last year (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?tid=87292) he might have done better here as well. In this one, he threw away what would have been good wins.

Aronian had another excellent win. I think that the most interesting possibility for the next World Championship match would be Carlsen v Aronian, with C a narrow favorite but with plenty of chances for A.

Ian Rout
19-08-2017, 02:13 PM
A pity. Why not stick with the tried and true Fischer method?My initial thought was that it was innovation for its own sake, but on reflection there may be a subtle reason for it.

A weakness of the delay system is that two players can use the same amount of time and yet have different balances. This is true not just in one game but between games. So the delay may space out the finishes more, since games are being played at different de facto time limits, which would benefit the broadcast (= entertainment value).

Metro
19-08-2017, 06:34 PM
Kasparov finished 8th/10 so Metro wins the poll.

Yay.I finally won the chocolates.I thought he would finish well down the list due to age and rust.By the way there is an anonymous player on chess.com by the name of Dr.Tancredi who may or may not be Kasparov.

Leonid Sandler
19-08-2017, 11:22 PM
My little report for SBS Russian Radio can be seen and heard http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/russian/ru/content/kasparov-trailing-behind-however-good-company?language=ru

You will find out why Kasparov will do much better tomorrow....

My latest report for SBS Russian Radio can be seen and heard http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/russian/ru/content/kasparov-goes-back-retirement?language=ru

Gary showed young professionals his class....