Timeline for 2800 ratings

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Mick Norris
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Re: Timeline for 2800 ratings

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:32 pm

Nepomniachtchi reached his peak live rating yesterday, 17th on the all time list; third in the world

He has 3 rounds of the Russian championship left to gain 6.6 rating points

EDIT he drops back to finish at 2789 going into the Tata Steel Masters in January
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Paul Cooksey
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Re: Timeline for 2800 ratings

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:34 pm

Still, nice to see Nepo in good form and 2800 seems very realistic if it continues. I think his reputation was as an underachiever in his mid twenties, despite being consistently in the top 20. But he does seems to being praised for a more professional approach now.

I noticed when checking Nepo on 2700chess that Mickey has gained a couple of places while inactive. Svidler, who is now semi-retired, losing a few points is to be expected. But 22 year old Artemiev losing 50 points over the last 18 months is an unpleasant surprise. I was expecting him to challenge for 2800 in the next few years.

I have a theory that the lockdown probably helps those who are diligent theoreticians, like Dubov for example, but hurts those with a reputation for being practical players who rely more on their talent like Artemiev.

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