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  2015 Chess World Cup




Szkodnikow_i_ofiar

Chess rating: 1947



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Poland
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Fri Jan 22 2016 6:51AM | edited: 8:30:44 | MsgID: 18797278


I prefer the no show aspect this allows us to immediately move on to a game where the opponent at least has an interest in playing.

The type of game I find tediously boring and time consuming is where the opponent does make moves, but shows no real interest in winning the game.

I am not necessarily talking about drawn games, but games with similar ranking players where the competition factor has been eliminated due to a lack of effort.







ockendon

Chess rating: 1762
LCF 109 Fide approx. 1795






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England
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Thu Jan 21 2016 8:29PM | edited: 8:32:44 | MsgID: 18796547


I once arranged to meet a lady for a meal, but then I didn't show up. It was totally not my fault. But I still lost that match!







R_De_Siota

Chess rating: 1263



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United States
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Wed Jan 20 2016 7:32PM | MsgID: 18794182


On any given day, in any given game, anything can happen. And I do agree with Taotaomonas in the 'no show' department. Why start a simul and not show up? Why enter a tourney and fail to move? I'd rather get crushed by a low rated player than give away a game for free.







Taotaomonas

Chess rating: 1655





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Australia
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Tue Jan 19 2016 9:58PM | MsgID: 18792145


It happens in tennis also. I played at a reasonable level of junior club based on one fluke result and the better players knocking each other out.

I like the chance it gives to the outsider. Not because of the above. This type of system gave you Becker. Ivanisevic I believe may have been seeded, but was also definitely a rank outsider a generation later.

Chess I know is only a game. But ranking and ability still plays a major part in competitive chess. I have had players on here fail to even move in in games rather than put their chess where their mouth is.









ockendon

Chess rating: 1762
LCF 109 Fide approx. 1795






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England
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Tue Jan 19 2016 3:46PM | MsgID: 18791300


Sergey Karjakin, who was ranked 11, won the 2015 Chess World Cup without having to play any of the players ranked 1-10!