39 ( +1 | -1 ) Cairo......I'm glad to see that the tournament organizers have taken my advise about no draw offers. If you go back in the GK archives you will see that my argument against agreed draws was both profound and powerfull. It's also gratifying to know they turn to GK when they want proper direction. ;-) Thanks for the link. I look forward to some well fought games.
Are you sure this tournament will count for the FIDE-rating of the players? I've heard in some places that it doesn't because count towards rating . Ther reason was that this isn't a normal tournament because of the fac that offering a draw is forbidden. This would be the reason that FIDE is not accepting this tournament for rating calculation.
Can anybody clear this matter?
32 ( +1 | -1 ) FIDE RatinglistJust because of the fact that there are no draw offers doesnt mean that you can not draw. Chessbase.com has already written down projected rating changes and it shows that Topalov IS the new number 1 rated player in the world unless Garry Kasparov decides to return to professional chess.
50 ( +1 | -1 ) Ratinglistafter this supertournament is:
This means that if a rating list was published today it would have the following players in the top slots (without the retired Garry Kasparov):
1. Veselin Topalov 2788 2. Vishy Anand 2784 3. Peter Leko 2763 4. Vassily Ivanchuk 2751 5. Vladimir Kramnik 2742 6. Judit Polgar 2735 7. Michael Adams 2729
Best wishes Cairo
17 ( +1 | -1 ) txThanks Cairo for posting these. I wasn't even aware that this tournament was happening. The results were not what I would have expected.