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Caruana not yet 2800, loses to Wang Hao at Kings’ Tournament

  • PeterDoggers
  • on 16/10/13 00:01.

Fabiano Caruana has to wait a bit longer before he'll pass the 2800 rating mark. In the penultimate round of the Kings’ Tournament, the Italian GM unexpectedly lost to Wang Hao of China to drop back to 2792.9 in the live ratings. After seven encounters, Wang Hao has now beaten Caruana five times while two games ended in a draw. The game between Teimour Radjabov and Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu was drawn quickly and the Romanian GM's tournament has finished now.

In the 9th round of the Kings’ Tournament, the leader Fabiano Caruana unexpectedly lost with the white pieces to Wang Hao. Caruana achieved a large advantage against the Petroff Defense, but then the things went completely out of hand for the Italian and first he let the advantage slip away and in time trouble White even missed a forced draw.

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Nisipeanu-Radjabov is best explained by Nisipeanu's own words after the game:

“If you want to become a 2700-player, you don't have to beat them, it's enough to make a draw with them.”

The Romanian chose a safe strategy and only the tournament rules didn't allow the players to shake hands before move 30.

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Thus before the last round Caruana is leading with a plus two score, Nisipeanu and Wang Hao are on 50 per cent and Ponomariov with Radjabov share places 4-5 with minus one. The last round starts at 13:30 local time.

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Kings’ Tournament 2013 | Round 9 Standings

# Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 Score SB
1 Caruana,Fabiano 2779 phpfCo1l0.png ½0 ½1 1 4.5/7
2 Nisipeanu,Liviu-Dieter 2674 phpfCo1l0.png ½½ ½½ 4.0/8
3 Wang,Hao 2733 ½1 phpfCo1l0.png ½ ½½ 3.5/7
4 Ponomariov,Ruslan 2751 ½0 ½½ ½ phpfCo1l0.png ½½ 3.0/7 11.00
5 Radjabov,Teimour 2723 0 ½½ ½½ ½½ phpfCo1l0.png 3.0/7 10.50

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Photos courtesy of the Kings’ Tournament; round reports thanks to GM Dorian Rogozenco

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  • 6 mesi fa

    weitiandilixin

    Great!!!

  • 6 mesi fa

    careyfan

    Not completely unexpected that Caruana lost.  He has a horrible record against Wang.

  • 6 mesi fa

    ghillan

    I see, MrMars.. and i suppose you will be the one that will prove to him that he sucks at chess. Smile

    Tnx anyway for the your contribution to the discussion.

  • 6 mesi fa

    MrMars

    Caruana sucks

  • 6 mesi fa

    ghillan

    @bubbleboy: i dont need any clarification about the difference of live and fide rating.

    All i'm saying its that this blog clearly refer to the live rating and could not be elsewhere. Even the title of the blog states that: "Caruana not yet 2800, loses to Wang Hao at Kings"

    As you explained the fide rating its the rating achived in the end of the month. So claining that he hadn't reached fise 2800 because of that loss is total nonsense in the FIDE ELO point of view.

    First off, the tournament its not finisced so Caruana will  play more games before the month ends.

    Second: Even if he had won that match, he still have to play more games till the end of month, and could lose them, thus not reaching the target anyway.

    The whole point of "missing the chance to go 2800 because of that single match" doesn't make any sense if we are talking about fide rating.

    Clearly the blogger was talking about live rating because its the only rating that its affected "match by match". He  just forgot that caruana broke the barrier few months ago.

  • 6 mesi fa

    Bubbleboy111

    Look, it's very simple. The reference to live ratings is after talking about the 2800 mark. The live ratings ar esimply an indication of where you'll be in the Fide ratings if you don't play for the rest of the month. Also, Caruana's goal is clearly a 2800 Fide rating because they matter, live ratings really don't.

  • 6 mesi fa

    chessdoggblack

    @ vegma! Now here's a guy disrespecting the worlds greatest chess player ever born (Bobby Fischer). Something in his head is not working right! That's the way to show the world's chess population that you are not very smart sunshine. But you don't feel embarrassed do you? His reply...NO. Thought so. Undecided

  • 6 mesi fa

    ghillan

    Not correct.. he clearly mentionen his actual live rating drop due to the loss. He put even a link to the live rating page. If he was talking about the fide rating, the eventual won would not mean anyting for fide since he should have to keep it until the next update.  Since he stated that this loss delayed his 2800 break he was  clearly talking about the live rating.

  • 6 mesi fa

    Bubbleboy111

    @Gillan: The article doesn't say Caruana hasn't achieved 2800 in the LIVE ratings. It is clearly referring to proper FIDE ratings, compiled at the end of each month, in which Caruana has not achieved 2800+ yet.

  • 6 mesi fa

    ghillan

    Let me correct a wrong info you gave. Caruana already passed the 2800 mark in live rating this summer!

    http://susanpolgar.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/caruana-broke-2800.html

    http://www.chessdom.com/fabiano-caruana-breaks-2800-barrier/

  • 6 mesi fa

    JustanAmateur

    “If you want to become a 2700-player, you don't have to beat them, it's enough to make a draw with them.”

    Nothing like challenging yourself!

  • 6 mesi fa

    vegma

    Had Fischer been in this tournament, I guess he would have complained about the strong spotlights aimed directly at the boards.  

  • 6 mesi fa

    upen2002

    Thanks hoping Caurana will win and get the wild card invitation to the 2014 candidates

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