Zhenya has already won a title this year, lest we forget (Halle), and Moscow really is his to lose. He plays so much during the year that he can lose early in a lot of tournaments, win one or two, and consistently stay in the Top 10. This year, he had semifinal USO points to defend and he fell four spots in a week as a result of his loss. Remember the Entry System is year-to-date points and the Race is year-from-January points. His Halle win helped him boost his Race points.dbc said:What I can't understand is that with only 2 months to go Kafelnikov, who is down at 30 in the Championship Race is still no 8 on the Entry system. Know he won Moscow last year for the umpteenth time in a row, but he must have a lot of points to defend.
I'm particularly sad that Ferrero made it all the way up to #2 in the entry system and nobody cares. Same thing to Haas.dbc said:In fact i don't really like the C'ship race as I felt the old 52 week system wasn't difficult to understand as long as one knew what points, if any, a player had coming off each week.