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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    16 Dec '12 15:11 / 1 edit
    http://www.examiner.com/article/magnus-carlsen-at-record-high-2861-rating

    Even higher than the 2857 we saw just a couple of weeks ago. This time it is official.

    Getting seriously high even considering inflation.
  2. Standard member kingshill
    Mr Ring Rusty
    16 Dec '12 15:12
    Succinct and very much to the point..! ;-)
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    16 Dec '12 15:12
    Originally posted by kingshill
    Succinct and very much to the point..! ;-)
    Hit the wrong button🙂
  4. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    16 Dec '12 15:17
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Hit the wrong button🙂
    No it is this one! 😉
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    16 Dec '12 17:08
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    No it is this one! 😉
    As it turns out.
  6. 21 Dec '12 08:32
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.examiner.com/article/magnus-carlsen-at-record-high-2861-rating

    Even higher than the 2857 we saw just a couple of weeks ago. This time it is official.

    Getting seriously high even considering inflation.
    I'll give you credit for understanding the inflation dynamic at work here. And yes, it is still extremely impressive. But it is not, however, a true surmounting of Garik Weinstein's rating, in the real sense of ratings being a relative measure of your performance compared to other contemporary players.

    To the credit of Magnus, however, it is harder to get a leg up on the competition due to the universal accessibility of theory thanks to the internet age. In Fischer's time, hard work, dedication, and a phenomenal memory could produce a massive advantage right out of the opening. This has been mitigated somewhat due to computers and databases.
  7. 22 Dec '12 08:54
    Really? Would've thought that with. So much theory to learn memory becomes more important? You are probably right as older players would have an advantage on that basis, I just don't understand it
  8. Standard member Thabtos
    I am become Death
    23 Dec '12 19:31
    1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2848
    2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2815


    Let's hop in the way-back machine:

    1. Fischer, Robert USA 2785
    2. Spassky, Boris USSR 2670


    Carlsen is good, but despite the fact he has the highest rating ever, he still is a long way from dominating the elite field the way that Bobby did. Not taking away from what he's done, but there are plenty of players in the top 10 that can win the odd game from Magnus.

    When Fischer was on fire, no one stood a chance.
  9. 24 Dec '12 19:40
    Originally posted by Thabtos

    Carlsen is good, but despite the fact he has the highest rating ever, he still is a long way from dominating the elite field the way that Bobby did. Not taking away from what he's done, but there are plenty of players in the top 10 that can win the odd game from Magnus.

    When Fischer was on fire, no one stood a chance.
    Well I thought Carlsen's performance in the London Chess Classic was really Fischer-like. No one stood a chance against Magnus in London neither.

    Was is amazing with Carlsen is that he has yet to become world champion. What his rating will be then ?
  10. 24 Dec '12 20:57 / 7 edits
    Originally posted by w0lver1ne
    Well I thought Carlsen's performance in the London Chess Classic was really Fischer-like. No one stood a chance against Magnus in London neither.

    Was is amazing with Carlsen is that he has yet to become world champion. What his rating will be then ?
    Kramnik had a good chances to take the 1st place too. And he would take it if he won Magnus (who had to fight for draw in their game). Also Magnus had a bad position vs Adams too.

    Also London chess classics is far from being called the strongest tournament. Players like Jones, Polgar, McShane and Adams are no doubt strong GMs, but they are not elite at the moment.

    Carlsen`s result in London can`t be compared with Karpov`s triumph in Linares 1994 for example.
  11. 24 Dec '12 21:28
    Originally posted by w0lver1ne
    Well I thought Carlsen's performance in the London Chess Classic was really Fischer-like. No one stood a chance against Magnus in London neither.

    Was is amazing with Carlsen is that he has yet to become world champion. What his rating will be then ?
    With Vishy's rating falling from poor tournament results I think Magnus' rating would take a big hit in any kind of match with him.