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  • FM krstulov_alex
  • | Nov 11, 2013

On Wcc after round 2 the result is 1-1 by 2 draw. First game is ended after 16 and second after 25 move. Why not play Carlsen for win? I think Carlsen's tactic is win at end, not at start. Or he can't win, because he is not better than Anand? Write your tip here!


  • 19 months ago


    Carlsen was resilient.

  • 19 months ago


    I think Anand missed a chance to open 1-0. Seemed best material in the game and positional.Game 3

  • 19 months ago


  • 19 months ago


    Safe play, stare and dare, 11 draws.  Then in game 12 Carlsen goes in for the kill.  Wins it like a walk-off homer in baseball.  (I don't really think this is how it will play out, but it would be dramatic!)  

    Honestly, the question is who will take the first risk?  And will it result in reward?  

  • 19 months ago


    it looks simple

  • 19 months ago


    "Softly softly catchee monkey"


  • 19 months ago


    thanks Im no spike english

  • 19 months ago

    FM krstulov_alex

    Because you are is from india. :)

  • 19 months ago


    The more the match progresses anand has a better chance

  • 19 months ago


    Game 1 or Game 2 were less boring than people are giving them credit for. Anand came out swinging and in both games and was either forced to take draws or concede weaknesses.

  • 19 months ago


    "What happens if all games are drawn? Anand retains his title? "

    The answer is given here (it is not that easy for Anand - the rulemakers are bent on not allowing Anand to keep his crown by being the drawmaster!):


    If the scores are level after the regular twelve (12) games, after a new drawing of colors, four (4) tie-break games shall be played. The games shall be played using the electronic clock starting with 25 minutes for each player with an increment of 10 seconds after each move.

    If the scores are level after this, then, after a new drawing of colors, a match of 2 games shall be played with a time control of 5 minutes plus 3 seconds increment after each move.

    In case of a level score, another 2-game match will be played to determine a winner.

    If still there is no winner after 5 such matches (total 10 games), one sudden-death game will be played. The player who wins the drawing of lots may choose the color. The player with the white pieces shall receive 5 minutes, the  player with the black pieces shall receive 4 minutes whereupon, after the 60th move, both players shall receive an increment of 3 seconds starting from move 61.

    In case of a draw the player with the black pieces is declared the winner.

    Thus we see why Carlsen is not keen on going all out - he can afford to wait and tire/retire Anand!

  • 19 months ago


    I expect brilliance from Carlsen! But so far only boredom for 1st 2 games. Hey just a question. What happens if all games are drawn? Anand retains his title? 

  • 19 months ago


    anand tries to take a draw not carlsen,because he repeat moves first!

  • 19 months ago


    start baring those fangs and start showing the world what they want to see

  • 19 months ago


    They both already alluded to the reason why they're playing how they are. With the format of 12 games a single loss is very close to losing the entire event. And looking at it from a different perspective - you can't "not win" if you don't lose. It will end up like the Gelfand-Anand match. Boring draws until one players blunders away a game at which point they'll both go insane for different reasons. The player on bottom for obvious reasons, the player on top having to deal with the psychological stress of being ahead. 

  • 19 months ago


    I think you are all over-thinking this. Clearly they are just sparring at this stage, they will start to land some blows later in the match. Carlsen needs to make the age advantage count and tire Anand out with long drawn out games. Anand seems to have better preparation but I still favour Calsen to win - just!

  • 19 months ago


    He has played two unexpected openings, which Anand and his team will now have to work hard to prepare for on short notice. This is a strategic move to increase Anand's workload and eat up resources to work on whatever variations Carlsen has planned next. Anand, meanwhile has tipped his hand that he is prepared to play 1.e4 and 1...d5 positions. Carlsen would have preferred both games were long, gruelling games to tire Anand. But he has scored a psychological blow to Anand. On a side note, it is completely unfair to play WCC match in one player's country, and especially unfare to allow the spectators to applaud their hometown favorite as he moves. They should be ejected immediately.

  • 19 months ago


    Carlsen will bare his fangs from the 3rd or 5th game - I am sure!

    And Anand will not exert himself till he loses a game or gets a winning chance or manages to play one of his pet variations in the openings!

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