75 ( +1 | -1 ) Where's Judit Polgar?I noticed over at ChessBase that the January 2005 ratings have come out (moving Topalov to third ahead of Kramnik!), adn they seem to have dropped Judit Polgar out of the list entirely, despite the fact that her rating would put her in ninth place overall. Her FIDE card shows no games for 2004, but I hadn't heard that she pulled a Kamsky and disappeared...Is she retired, semi-retired, or what?
I sure hope she's still out there, because, man, you can take your Annika Sorenstams and go home--when my five-year-old daughter goes looking for a sports role model, I want to be able to point Judit out to her and say, "You don't have to take that two-tier mens-womens nonsense!"
169 ( +1 | -1 ) Corus 2005i think she will play in Corus A..
Participants in grandmaster group A Name Country Rating Position
GM Viswanathan Anand IND 2786 2 Biography
GM Veselin Topalov BUL 2757 3 Biography
GM Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2754 4 Biography
GM Peter Leko HUN 2749 5 Biography
GM Alexander Morozevich RUS 2741 6 Biography
GM Michael Adams ENG 2741 7 Biography
GM Peter Svidler RUS 2735 8 Biography
GM Judit Polgar HUN 2728 9 Biography
GM Alexander Grischuk RUS 2710 13 Biography
GM Ruslan Ponomariov UKR 2700 16 Biography
GM Ivan Sokolov NED 2685 20 Biography
GM Loek van Wely NED 2679 24 Biography
GM Nigel Short ENG 2674 29 Biography
GM Lazaro Bruzon CUB 2652 47 Biography
here her biografy in the same site:
Biography: The undisputed strongest woman in chess history hasnít played in 2004. The semi surprise 2nd place finisher of Corus A 2003 is now a (not so) new mommy and has been quite busy enjoying motherhood. Her last event was a convincing victory at the Essent crown group at the end of 2003 (4/6 - a full point ahead of the rest of the field) proving for the umpteenth time that her 2700+ rating is no fluke. Her many fans around the world are hoping that the first lady of chess found time between nursing, kiddy literature and lullabies to also open and update her databases and keep up with current chess events! I donít know if her comeback after a full yearís hiatus would allow her to repeat her spectacular showing from 2 years ago, but have no doubt that this tough customer will more than hold her own!
28 ( +1 | -1 ) Tal Once Said . . .. . . that fatherhood made him less aggressive because he didn't want to have to tell his kids that they were out of lunch money because he sacrificed his Q unsoundly. Of course, Tal didn't REALLY stop the craziness, so I don't expect Judit will either.