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  1. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    18 May '15 02:09
    Fabiano has switched federations from Italy to the US, joining Nakamura, So, and Robson. What an Olympiad team the US can now field!
  2. 19 May '15 09:14 / 1 edit
    That's 3 players in the top 10. Could be a wee ego battle as to who plays on what board.
    And will any of them settle for board 3?

    Also the appearance fees for all three to play will be very expensive.

    The Russians had no problems fielding very strong teams, the players were told
    they would be playing . Often their teams read like a 'Who's Who' of past, present
    and future World Champions, their 1960 line up was:

    Tal, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Petrosian, Korchnoi and Keres.

    A current World Champion (Tal) , Two Ex World Champions (Botvinnik and Smylov
    though of course a few months later Botvinnik would win his title back),

    One player destined to become World Champion in three years (Petrosian) .

    One player who played two (in effect three) World Championship matches (Korchnoi)

    One player often quoted as the strongest player never to become World Champion. (Keres.)
  3. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    19 May '15 14:29
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    That's 3 players in the top 10. Could be a wee ego battle as to who plays on what board.
    And will any of them settle for board 3?

    Also the appearance fees for all three to play will be very expensive.

    The Russians had no problems fielding very strong teams, the players were told
    they would be playing . Often their teams read like a 'Who's Who' of ...[text shortened]... noi)

    One player often quoted as the strongest player never to become World Champion. (Keres.)
    A murderer's row if ever there was one
  4. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    27 May '15 08:26
    Caruana and Nakamura are now in the Candidates thingamajig
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    27 May '15 13:07
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    Caruana and Nakamura are now in the Candidates thingamajig
    Hey, just wondered, is it a ketchu plover or a ketchup lover?
  6. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    27 May '15 17:19
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Hey, just wondered, is it a ketchu plover or a ketchup lover?
    I always thought it was ket chupl over.
  7. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    27 May '15 20:15
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Hey, just wondered, is it a ketchu plover or a ketchup lover?
    that's classified as ketchup lover