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And who is the number two player of the World?

Post by George » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:27 am

No this is NOT happening it could never ever be. According to Mr. Derek Nakamura is a loser who will never reach the best 5 ==> http://www.2700chess.com/

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Re: And who is the number two player of the World?

Post by Dirt » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:35 pm

George wrote:According to Mr. Derek...
There you are! I was expecting this post.

Derek was clearly wrong, but I don't recall him ever admitting it. Perhaps I've overlooked it?
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Re: And who is the number two player of the World?

Post by George » Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:39 pm

Dirt wrote:
George wrote:According to Mr. Derek...
There you are! I was expecting this post.

Derek was clearly wrong, but I don't recall him ever admitting it. Perhaps I've overlooked it?
Mr. Derek was always wrong by underestimating Mr. Nakamura who is and always has been a player who is NOT afraid to play risky and entertaining chess ==> http://www.2700chess.com/

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Re: And who is the number two player of the World?

Post by Dirt » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:22 pm

George wrote:Mr. Derek was always wrong by underestimating Mr. Nakamura ...
Hikaru was a bit of an enigma when Derek said that. He was rather old with too low a rating to usually expect much from him, but his rapid and bullet performances were world class. That's not normal, and while it wasn't the only possibility, there were pretty good chances his classical rating would catch up. I'm pleased as punch that actually happened.

(This post does not belong in the chess player's forum. That's fine for games being played but not for discussions.)
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Re: And who is the number two player of the World?

Post by dj » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:42 am

George wrote:No this is NOT happening it could never ever be...
Who is No.2 in the world? I believe it is Veselin Topalov, with Anand in third place. Along with Carlsen they are the only 2800 players at present.

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Re: And who is the number two player of the World?

Post by Sean Evans » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:30 pm

No. 2 = Nakamura

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Re: And who is the number two player of the World?

Post by Guenther » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:38 am

Sean Evans wrote:No. 2 = Nakamura
Nope. He was No.2 for a week or so, back to No.4 since Oct. 19.

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Re: And who is the number two player of the World?

Post by Dirt » Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:15 am

dj wrote:
George wrote:No this is NOT happening it could never ever be...
Who is No.2 in the world? I believe it is Veselin Topalov, with Anand in third place.
Hikaru is still number two on the official list. (You needed to wait a couple of weeks more.)
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Re: And who is the number two player of the World?

Post by dj » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:17 am

Dirt wrote:
dj wrote:
George wrote:No this is NOT happening it could never ever be...
Who is No.2 in the world? I believe it is Veselin Topalov, with Anand in third place.
Hikaru is still number two on the official list. (You needed to wait a couple of weeks more.)
You missed the irony and the point of my little dig at George. He regularly uses the live ratings website as the basis of his claims about ratings and position in world ratings (as in the first post in this thread, to which I was replying) but I was throwing back his own pointless "facts" in his face. On at least three occasions I have responded to George's nonsense posts by pointing to the distinction between the unofficial live ratings and the official FIDE ratings.

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Re: And who is the number two player of the World?

Post by Sean Evans » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:08 am

Guenther wrote:
Sean Evans wrote:No. 2 = Nakamura
Nope. He was No.2 for a week or so, back to No.4 since Oct. 19.
The FIDE list is a guide to player current and potential future strength, not the gospel!

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