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alexmagnus
Member since Dec-06-04 · Last seen Oct-21-21
Hobby player (rated 1634).

If you feel misunderstood, feel free to say it.

My favourite players are: Magnus Carlsen, Kateryna Lagno and Hanna-Marie Klek!

The domination list, based on the peak rating distance to the #10 player (official lists only, distance 50+ needed to "qualify"):

Kasparov 175 Jan 90
Fischer 160 Jul 72
Karpov 130 Jan 89
Carlsen 123 Mar 14
Kramnik 110 Jan 98
Tal 105 Jan 80
Ivanchuk 105 Jul 91
Anand 105 Jul 98
Korchnoi 95 Jan 80
Topalov 84 Jul 06
Caruana 80 Oct 14
Aronian 72 Mar 14
Spassky 70 Jan 71
Shirov 65 Jul 94
Gelfand 60 Jan 91
Kamsky 60 Jan 96 Jul 96
Morozevich 57 Jul 99
Portisch 55 Jan 80
Jussupow 55 Jul 86
Timman 55 Jan 90
So 53 Feb 17
Adams 52 Oct 00
Mamedyarov 52 Nov 18 Dec 18
Ding 51 Nov 18
Bareev 50 Jul 91
Vachier-Lagrave 50 Aug 16

#1 record distances to #2 (no qualification hurdle):

Fischer 125 (1972)
Kasparov 82 (January 2000)
Carlsen 74 (October 2013)
Karpov 65 (January 1982)
Topalov 34 (July 2006, October 2006)
Anand 23 (July 2007)

Women's "domination list" since July 2000:

J. Polgar 248 (April 2007)
Hou 160 (December 2015, February 2019)
Humpy 114 (October 2007)
Goryachkina 100 (August 2021)
S. Polgar 96 (January 2005)
Xie 92 (January 2005)
Ju 92 (August 2019)
A. Muzychuk 82 (August 2012)
Stefanova 76 (January 2003)
Galliamova 65 (January 2001)
Zhao 64 (September 2013)
Kosteniuk 58 (July 2006)
Lagno 58 (February 2019)
Chiburdanidze 57 (October 2000)
Cramling 56 (April 2007)
T. Kosintseva 56 (November 2010)
Zhu 52 (April 2007)
M. Muzychuk 52 (June 2019)
N. Kosintseva 51 (November 2010)

Earliest Soviet championship with living players: USSR Championship (1948) (Averbakh)

Earliest Interzonal with living players: Stockholm Interzonal (1952) (Averbakh, Matanovic)

Earliest Candidates with living players: Zurich Candidates (1953) (Averbakh)

Earliest WC match with living players: Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1966) (Spassky)

Earliest WC match with living winner: Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1969) (Spassky)

Earliest WC match with both players living: Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1984/85)

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   alexmagnus has kibitzed 11299 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-11-21 Abhimanyu Mishra (replies)
 
alexmagnus: <MS> There is no such a thing as <FM norm>. You get an FM title once you reach 2300. And as you see from that rating page, Tani gained some 300 points within 4 months, after a year of near complete inactivity. Tani's best result in a single game so far seems to be a ...
 
   Oct-07-21 Ian Nepomniachtchi (replies)
 
alexmagnus: Btw, judging by the comments in the video, the team that participated this time were all <not> professionals of this game. Not just Nepo, the entire team.
 
   Oct-06-21 Harison Andriamandimbisoa (replies)
 
alexmagnus: Malagasy names are often very long. Like one of their former presidents, Hery Rajaonarimampianina (full name Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana)
 
   Oct-01-21 alexmagnus chessforum (replies)
 
alexmagnus: <beatgiant> I like that "university degree" list! And thank you for providing the universities themselves :)
 
   Sep-30-21 Tigran V Petrosian (replies)
 
alexmagnus: <Carlsen at 15 is also hard to conceive> Given that the database includes literally <all> classical games Carlsen has ever played (from his very childhood on), it is a bit unfair to him. Especially early players have only the games they played after having gained ...
 
   Sep-26-21 Levon Aronian (replies)
 
alexmagnus: <IMO, you get this thing in many sports.> But in most sports players retire long before they hit the second peak. Unless one is, say, Roger Federer, who played long enough to have experienced both peaks.
 
   Sep-20-21 Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (replies)
 
alexmagnus: Rapid ratings change very quickly, so no need for such a floor.
 
   Sep-14-21 Hans-Joachim Federer (replies)
 
alexmagnus: Also, not each loss in a critical situation is due to pressure. Sometimes the opponent is just better. Or has a better day. Or both. And by "better" I mean actually playing better, not handling the psychology better (generally, I doubt <any> player who won even <one> ...
 
   Aug-05-21 World Cup (2021) (replies)
 
alexmagnus: <and never had to go to blitz in the tiebreak.> Not even to the "quick rapids". Karjakin never went to blitz either, but reached quick rapids. But as I pointed out before, it's very rare that the <winner> needs to play Blitz.
 
   Aug-05-21 World Cup (Women) (2021) (replies)
 
alexmagnus: Kosteniuk won without having played a single tiebreak. It never happened among men (one tiebreak was the minimum, Anand in 2000 and Kamsky in 2007).
 
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Sep-01-21
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  alexmagnus: September:

European Union:

1. Giri 2777
2. Vachier-Lagrave 2763
3. Rapport 2760
4. Duda 2756
5. Firouzja 2754
6. Topalov 2730
7. Vallejo 2701
8. Wojtaszek 2698
9. Van Foreest 2691
10. Almasi 2687

Former Soviet Union:

1. Nepomniachtchi 2792
2. Aronian 2782
3. Grischuk 2775
4. Radjabov 2763
5. Mamedyarov 2762
6. Karjakin 2758
7. Andreikin 2728
8. Vitiugov 2727
9. Esipenko 2720
10. Dubov 2714

Former British Empire:

1. Caruana 2800
2. So 2778
3. Dominguez 2760
4. Anand 2753
5. Nakamura 2736
6. Vidit 2727
7. Harikrishna 2725
8. Shankland 2720
9. Adams 2716
10. Amin 2704

Asia:

1. Ding 2799
2. Anand 2753
3. Wang 2744
4. Vidit 2727
5-6. Harikrishna 2725
5-6. Wei 2725
7. Le 2709
8. Bu 2705
9. Yu 2704
10. Maghsoodloo 2695

Born later than the world champion:

1. Caruana 2800
2. Ding 2799
3. So 2778
4. Giri 2777
5. Rapport 2760
6. Duda 2756
7. Firouzja 2754
8. Vidit 2727
9. Wei 2725
10-11. Shankland 2720
10-11. Esipenko 2720

Nuclear powers:

1. Caruana 2800
2. Ding 2799
3. Nepomniachtchi 2792
4. So 2778
5. Grischuk 2775
6. Vachier-Lagrave 2763
7. Dominguez 2760
8. Karjakin 2758
9. Firouzja 2754
10. Anand 2753

Sep-25-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: I have been too busy this month to publish my usual lists, but here's one that's special to me: the top 10 players with names natively in a non-Latin script.

The names won't display currently. When we repair non-Latin scripts in kibitzing (which WILL happen), the names will appear.

1. ? 2799
2. ?????????? 2792
3. ??????? 2782
4. ???? 2777
5. ?????? 2775
6. ??????? 2758
7. ??????? 2754
8. ?????? 2753
9. ? 2744
10. ?? 2736

Sep-25-21
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  beatgiant: And out of curiosity, I list below the top 10 scripts by highest ranked player whose name natively appears in that script.

1. Latin 2855
2. Han ideograph 2799
3. Cyrillic 2792
4. Armenian 2782
5. Devanagiri 2777
6. Arabic 2754
7. Tamil 2753
8. Hebrew 2680
9. Malayalam 2652
10. Greek 2623

Sep-25-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: Correction to my list above:
10. Bengali 2630
11. Telegu 2626
12. Greek 2623
Sep-25-21
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  beatgiant: Another correction to my list above:

1. Latin 2855
2. Han ideograph 2799
3. Cyrillic 2792
4. Armenian 2782
5. Devanagari 2777
6. Arabic 2754
7. Tamil 2753
8. Telugu 2725
9. Hebrew 2680
10. Malayalam 2652
11. Bengali 2630
12. Greek 2623

Sep-25-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: And here are some more rankings, but I've realized it's a lot of work to get this right, so I won't claim ranking numbers.

Georgian 2582
Mongolian 2536
Kannada 2522
Burmese 2508

I didn't find any others over 2500.

Sep-25-21  nok: <7. Tamil 2753
8. Telugu 2725...
10. Malayalam 2652>

Aren't these like Czech and Swedish basically?

Sep-25-21
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  beatgiant: <nok>
I'm focusing on <writing systems>, and those are three different ones. those differences go much farther than just different sets of diacritical marks on the Latin alphabet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malay...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telug...

And before anyone asks, yes I did try to check whether Vidit Santosh Gujrathi is Gujrati, and concluded that he isn't.

Sep-25-21  nok: Fair enough. Vidit's "surname" is misleading at best, and I don't think he uses it either:

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (kibitz #28)

His player page should really be <S Vidit>.

Sep-26-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: I found the following chain in the rating list.

Gujrathi (Vidit) (2727) is Marathi.
Marathee (1669) is French.
French (1952) is English.
Englisch (1868) is Austrian.
Viennois (1981) is French.
French (1714) is American.
Amerika (2227) is Latvian.
Latvenas (1141) is Lithuanian.
Lith (1683) is Dutch.
Duch (2206) is Polish.
Polich (2149) is Ukrainian.
Ukrainskaya (1059) is Russian.
Rossi (2235) is Italian.

The cycle ends with Italiano (1462) who is actually Italian.

Sep-27-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <I didn't find any others over 2500>

In fact, Megaranto (2548) should probably count toward one of the Indonesian scripts. My first guess is Javanese, based on looking up his place of birth on a linguistic map of Indonesia.

Sep-27-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: The maximum attainment of writing systems in the world championship cycle (interzonals/world cup, candidates, finalist, champion), with year first attained. I don't include the FIDE events from the split-title era. I also don't include the other qualifiers like Grand Swiss. Accuracy not guaranteed! It's a lot of work to check.

Latin - champion, 1886
Cyrillic - champion, 1927
Armenian - champion, 1963
Tamil - champion, 2007
Hebrew - finalist, 2007
Han ideographs - candidates, 2016
Devanagari - candidates, 2016
Mongolian - interzonal, 1967
Arabic - interzonal, 1967
Georgian - world cup, 2005
Malayalam - world cup, 2005
Telugu - world cup, 2005
Bengali - world cup, 2005
Greek - world cup, 2009
Javanese - world cup, 2011

Sep-27-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: The maximum number of writing systems at each stage of the world championship cycle (same restrictions as above).

Final: 2007 (Tamil, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Latin, Armenian)

Candidates: 2016 (Cyrillic, Latin, Tamil, Armenian, Devanagari, Han ideographs)

Interzonal/World Cup: That's a lot to check! I'm guessing it reached maximal coverage in 2021. I'll list out the ones I was able to verify, and there might be one or two more.

Latin, Armenian, Devanagari, Cyrillic, Arabic, Telugu, Han ideographs, Hebrew, Tamil, Malayalam, Georgian, Javanese, Burmese, Mongolian, Bengali, Greek, Sinhala

Sep-27-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: And if I'm not mistaken, Burmese and Sinhala first appeared in the championship cycle in world cup 2021.
Oct-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: October:

European Union:

1. Giri 2774
2-3. Firoizja 2770
2-3. Rapport 2770
4. Vachier-Lagrave 2763
5. Duda 2756
6. Topalov 2730
7. Vallejo 2701
8-10. Navara 2691
8-10. Wojtaszek 2691
8-10. Van Foreest 2691

Former Soviet Union:

1-2. Nepomniachtchi 2782
1-2. Aronian 2782
3. Grischuk 2773
4. Mamedyarov 2765
5. Radjabov 2763
6. Karjakin 2743
7. Andreikin 2728
8. Vitiugov 2727
9. Espienko 2720
10. Dubov 2714

Former British Empire:

1. Caruana 2800
2. So 2778
3. Dominguez 2760
4. Anand 2753
5. Nakamura 2736
6. Vidit 2727
7. Harikrishna 2719
8. Adams 2716
9. Shankland 2714
10. Xiong 2700

Asia:

1. Ding 2799
2. Anand 2753
3. Wang 2744
4. Vidit 2727
5. Wei 2725
6. Harikrishna 2719
7. Le 2709
8. Bu 2705
9. Yu 2704
10. Maghsoodloo 2701

Born later than the world champion:

1. Caruana 2800
2. Ding 2799
3. So 2778
4. Giri 2774
5-6. Firouzja 2770
5-6. Rapport 2770
7. Duda 2756
8. Vidit 2727
9. Wei 2725
10. Esipenko 2720

Nuclear powers:

1. Caruana 2800
2. Ding 2799
3. Nepomniachtchi 2782
4. So 2778
5. Grischuk 2773
6. Firouzja 2770
7. Vachier-Lagrave 2763
8. Dominguez 2760
9. Anand 2753
10. Wang 2744

Oct-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: Please create a list of players in even/odd birth years. And one with university degree vs no university degree.
Oct-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <Messiah>
<even/odd birth years> Interesting request. Does this have something to do with agricultural cycles in the former USSR or something?

Top 10 with even birth years:
1. Carlsen 2855 (1990)
2. Caruana 2800 (1992)
3. Ding 2799 (1992)
4-5. Aronian 2782 (1982)
4-5. Nepomniachtchi 2782 (1990)
6. Giri 2774 (1994)
7. Rapport 2770 (1996)
8. Vachier-Lagrave 2763 (1990)
9. Duda 2756 (1998)
10. Karjakin 2743 (1990)

Top 10 with odd birth years:
1. So 2778 (1993)
2. Grischuk 2773 (1983)
3. Firouzja 2770 (2003)
4. Mamedyarov 2765 (1985)
5. Radjabov 2763 (1987)
6. Dominguez Perez 2760 (1983)
7. Anand 2753 (1969)
8. Wang 2744 (1989)
9. Nakamura 2736 (1987)
10. Topalov 2730 (1975)

Oct-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <Messiah>
<university degree vs no university degree> We usually stick to things that are easily found in the FIDE profile. This particular request requires some pretty labor intensive and error prone research, and I can't guarantee the accuracy at all.

But here's a quick attempt.

No university degree:

1. Carlsen 2855
2. Caruana 2800
3. Aronian 2782
4. So 2778
5. Giri 2774
6. Grischuk 2773
7-8. Firouzja 2770
7-8. Rapport 2770
9. Mamedyarov 2765
10. Radjabov 2763

Have university degree: *(I listed only those whose educational status I could quickly find. I very likely missed a few, and welcome any additions.)

1. Ding 2799 (Peking U. Law School)

2. Nepomniachtchi 2782 (Russian State Social U.)

3. Vachier-Lagrave 2763 (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)

(Duda 2756, University School of Physical Education, Kraków but I can't quickly check whether he's graduated yet)

4. Anand 2753 (Loyola College, Chennai)

5. Wang 2744 (Peking U.)

6. Karjakin 2743 (Russian State Social U.)

(Wei Yi 2725, attending or has completed college but I can't quickly find any details)

7. Shankland 2714 (Brandeis)

(Alekseenko 2710, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University but I can't quickly check whether he's graduated yet)

8. Yu 2704 (Beijing Sports University)

9. Eljanov 2691 (Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine)

10. Korobov 2690 (U. of Kharkiv)

Oct-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: <beatgiant> I like that "university degree" list! And thank you for providing the universities themselves :)
Oct-01-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: <beatgiant> OMG you are amazing! Thank you very much!
Oct-01-21
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  beatgiant: Already I find I missed Le 2709 (Webster U.), and I also suspect Bu 2705 has a degree, but can't find any info.
Oct-02-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: I also see it reported that Aronian has a degree from Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture.
Oct-05-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: According to his Russian wikipedia page, Alekseenko has graduated. It's enough changes that I should post a corrected list now.
Oct-05-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: No university degree:

1. Carlsen 2855
2. Caruana 2800
3. So 2778
4. Giri 2774
5. Grischuk 2773
6-7. Firouzja 2770
6-7. Rapport 2770
8. Mamedyarov 2765
9. Radjabov 2763
10. Dominguez Perez 2760

Have university degree:
1. Ding 2799 (Peking U. Law School)

2-3. Aronian 2782 (Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture)

2-3. Nepomniachtchi 2782 (Russian State Social U.)

4. Vachier-Lagrave 2763 (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)

(Duda 2756, University School of Physical Education, Kraków)

5. Anand 2753 (Loyola College, Chennai)

6. Wang 2744 (Peking U.)

7. Karjakin 2743 (Russian State Social U.)

(Wei Yi 2725)

8. Shankland 2714 (Brandeis U.)

9 Alekseenko 2710 (Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic U.)

10. Le 2709 (Webster U.)

11. Yu 2704 (Beijing Sports U.)

12. Eljanov 2691 (Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine)

13. Korobov 2690 (U. of Kharkiv)

Oct-05-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: I found a report that Duda graduated in 2020, so that makes him #5 on the graduates list and everyone beyond is bumped down a rank.
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