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Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 02:15 PM   #46
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Re: Kirilenko gets the 2nd WC for Sofia MM YEC

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Pretty much free points for Kirilenko and Pironkova.

They should really give WCs to someone who at least won a tournament this year... even if it's not International. Else why call it Tournament of champions? More like tournament of wild points.
Obviously had either won a tournament they probably wouldn't need a wild card.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 04:22 PM   #47
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Re: Kirilenko gets the 2nd WC for Sofia MM YEC

I never liked this tournament very much. It is basically a chance for 8 players ranked roughly between 11 and 30 for some cheap points who are all more or less randomly selected. I don't see why a player ranked for instance 20 deserves this chance more than a player ranked for instance 17 just because the former won luckily an international while the latter did not. The numbers are just arbitrary here, no particular players in mind .

Still, only the 2 finalists get a really high amount of points, but they don't have to beat top 10 payers, so it is in a way the easiest opportunity all year. For Kirilenko, this is the 4th tournament, she never participated although she was always top 30, so I think she totally deserves her wild card.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 04:37 PM   #48
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Re: Kirilenko gets the 2nd WC for Sofia MM YEC

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so the top 2 SEEDS will be Karolina and Maria
I think 2nd seed should be Nadia?
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Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 05:16 PM   #49
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Obviously had either won a tournament they probably wouldn't need a wild card.
The WC idea from the start is horrible. In any case, Cibulkova rings a bell?

Choosing Cibulkova over her at least would merit the title "Tournament of Champions".
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Old Oct 4th, 2012, 10:27 AM   #50
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Re: Kirilenko gets the 2nd WC for Sofia MM YEC

I want Kirilenko to win this prestigious tournament
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Re: Kirilenko gets the 2nd WC for Sofia MM YEC

This tournament would be far more interesting if it was for the top 20 players who didn't make it to Istanbul.
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Re: Kirilenko gets the 2nd WC for Sofia MM YEC

It would have been nice to give Vinci a WC. Just saying.
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Re: Kirilenko gets the 2nd WC for Sofia MM YEC

They should scrap this pointless event
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Re: Kirilenko gets the 2nd WC for Sofia MM YEC

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It would have been nice to give Vinci a WC. Just saying.
What? She's going to qualify directly, probably.
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