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Fabio Caruana to play for World Chess title

Discussion in 'General Sports' started by notfar, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. notfar

    notfar Well-Known Member Lifetime Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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  2. bowiac

    bowiac I've been living a lie. Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  3. SumnerH

    SumnerH Malt Liquor Picker Dope

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    Kind of. FIDE had ejected Kasparov (clearly the world #1) over financial disagreements; so many (most?) people consider Kasparov the legit world champion from 1985 until his 2000 loss to Kramnik.
     
  4. notfar

    notfar Well-Known Member Lifetime Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Yeah-- Kamsky doesn't really count IMO.
     
  5. notfar

    notfar Well-Known Member Lifetime Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    See this video for why it doesn't really count (jump to 4 minutes in).
     
  6. InstaFace

    InstaFace MDLzera

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    pretty cool that Kamsky beat Anand, though.
     
  7. ConigliarosPotential

    ConigliarosPotential Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Are any of you guys serious chess players, I wonder? (I've gotta think we have at least one or two in such a diverse place as SoSH...)
     
  8. InstaFace

    InstaFace MDLzera

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    It would not shock me at all if Sumner was randomly an International Master or something.

    I did think we had a SoSH chess tournament, way back when, like 7-10 years ago. Anyone else remember that, or did I just make it up?
     
  9. notfar

    notfar Well-Known Member Lifetime Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I'm rated 2k, but I haven't played in a tournament in a decade or so. I'm a stronger player than I was back then, but also stupider so probably still around there.
     
  10. SumnerH

    SumnerH Malt Liquor Picker Dope

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    I'm terrible at chess. I find it tedious.

    I'm more of a bridge player (played a ton of tournaments back in college), though not a master or anything.
     
  11. DanoooME

    DanoooME Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I played in high school, but haven't played seriously since then. A few games against friends here and there.
     
  12. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    I’m around 1900 or so, but was playing about 2200 chess when I last played in a tournament (maybe 3-4 years ago). I don’t have close to enough tournament games to qualify any higher. I was co-captain of a high school team that won 3 state titles in a row and went to nationals those years. Our peak finish was I think 17th, which was pretty decent considering there were like 80 teams (like 20 from NY) and we were from Maine, which isn’t exactly the chess capital of America. Our last year at states, we went 20-0 in the four rounds, despite our fourth board having been down at least a minor piece in three of his games. He actually blundered his queen for a minor piece one of those games and still won.

    Three to four years ago, when I lived in NYC, I was playing blitz daily (prob about 2300 level at blitz) and then would go maybe 3 times a year to the Marshall Chess Club for Thursday 25 min tournaments. I beat a few masters during those and blundered away a won game against an IM that still bugs me to this day.

    I then moved out of the NYC chess hub and had a kid, so my chess time is relegated to tactics on a chess app or book when I make a pooper. It’s the one thing I’d really love to have more time for, because I’d love to hit master status at 2200 before I die. Not sure it’s feasible, due to time constraints, but we’ll see. I do regret losing track of the game for about a decade in my late teens to mid 20s. That would have been a great time to do it, and I probably could have and then had the Master floor.

    NF, sounds like we’re roughly equal level. We should play a few blitz, if you’re into that kind of thing.
     
    #12 Ed Hillel, Mar 31, 2018
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