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  1. Standard member congruent
    Chess Player
    07 Jul '17 15:05
    On CB site

    Garry Kasparov will be playing in the official St. Louis leg of the Grand Chess Tour from August 14-19, 2017. Please note that this is the Rapid and Blitz competition, just as the ones held in Paris and Levuen these last weeks, and not the classical events. However, this is not an exhibition event, and will determine the official Grand Chess Tour rankings as well as FIDE ratings of the players.
  2. 07 Jul '17 17:57
    Whew, for awhile there I thought he had switched to playing Grand Chess, a chess variant played on a 10x10 board.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Chess
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    08 Jul '17 19:01
    Originally posted by Spectators
    Whew, for awhile there I thought he had switched to playing Grand Chess, a chess variant played on a 10x10 board.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Chess
    Shogi is also played on a 10X10 matrix.
  4. Standard member Steve45
    Garry Kasparov
    08 Jul '17 20:37
    Originally posted by congruent
    On CB site

    Garry Kasparov will be playing in the official St. Louis leg of the Grand Chess Tour from August 14-19, 2017. Please note that this is the Rapid and Blitz competition, just as the ones held in Paris and Levuen these last weeks, and not the classical events. However, this is not an exhibition event, and will determine the official Grand Chess Tour rankings as well as FIDE ratings of the players.
    Would love to see Kasparov in the next Candidates Tournament, and qualify for the World Championship Match.
  5. Standard member mchill
    Green Lantern
    09 Jul '17 00:59
    Originally posted by congruent
    On CB site

    Garry Kasparov will be playing in the official St. Louis leg of the Grand Chess Tour from August 14-19, 2017. Please note that this is the Rapid and Blitz competition, just as the ones held in Paris and Levuen these last weeks, and not the classical events. However, this is not an exhibition event, and will determine the official Grand Chess Tour rankings as well as FIDE ratings of the players.
    It seems he's had enough of politics. Good choice!
  6. Subscriber ogb
    09 Jul '17 02:29
    dream on..Garry is all washed up and doesn't stand a chance against younger players.. Why doesn't he just fade away like all the other ex- ex-ex-ex champions..
  7. 09 Jul '17 03:42 / 6 edits
    Originally posted by ogb
    dream on..Garry is all washed up and doesn't stand a chance against younger players.. Why doesn't he just fade away like all the other ex- ex-ex-ex champions..
    I don't know.

    In last year's "Ultimate Blitz Challenge" tournament he scored 9.5/18 points to take third place ahead of Caruana in a field of four. He scored wins against Caruana, Nakamura and So. That doesn't seem too washed up to me. Playing under classical time controls might be a different matter, though. He might tire too easily in the long stretch.

    Anyways, former world champion "Vishy" Anand (age 47) is currently number 9 in the world!

    And former world champion Vladimir Kramnik (age 42) is the world's number 2 player!

    They are both middle aged players. Kasparov is still middle aged himself. Give him a break.

    Let's allow age diversity just like we do cultural diversity.
  8. Subscriber ogb
    09 Jul '17 13:25
    political correctness is a mental disease..
  9. Standard member congruent
    Chess Player
    09 Jul '17 20:36
    Anyone got a link to Kasparov's comeback games?
  10. 09 Jul '17 20:40
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Shogi is also played on a 10X10 matrix.
    Erm, no. Shogi is played on a 9x9 (unchequered) board.
  11. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    09 Jul '17 21:14
    August 14-19

    I'll have to put those dates on my calendar,
    excited to see how Kaspy does in an official tournament vs. the current elite!
  12. Subscriber ogb
    10 Jul '17 02:06
    Don't sell the farm....
  13. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    10 Jul '17 03:45
    Originally posted by ogb
    political correctness is a mental disease..
    No, it's trolling that is the disease.
  14. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    10 Jul '17 03:59
    Will Kasparov's rating still be 2812 like it was when he retired in 2005?
  15. 10 Jul '17 09:36
    Deep Blue is thinking is of making a comeback as well.