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I remember many "chess experts" whining about "boring draws" in Anand-Gelfand match, claiming that there would not be such a draws if Carlsen was contender, instead of Gelfand. And now what we see? The 1st game of Anand-Carlsen match was 16 move draw - shorter than any Anand-Gelfand match game. And it was Carlsen who had White i.e. had all chances to make this game more interesting. This game made me laugh about you guys.
Carlsen fans who thought he would go to Chennai; and run over Anand; are truly mistaken!
In chess; you get to make ONE move and the other move is played by your Opponent; and this unique system makes it difficult to play what YOU want; but to heed to the opponents moves and react to them; as well.
The rating difference of 95 points in ELO; matter much less in a Match situation than in a Tournament situation.
Let us all wait and watch; what unfolds; in the coming days One thing is sure; Anand is no PUSH OVER!!
Anand is playing to HOLD on to the Title; hence will only play the music; Carlsen on the other hand; has to do all the DANCING; as he is the one; who has to WIN this title!!
As for ficher Petrosian was his main opponent or at least one of them
anthonyjoschess I strongly diagree. If engine like houndini did not exist maybe players today would not be as good as they are. but do not put down World champions like Kasparov and ficher. I would say either of them could crush anyone else playing now if they were in their prime and in top form. Only Kramnik managed the feat of defeating Kasparov in a world match of those who play now.
we are Carlsen's fans. that what fans do. human nature. write about something more important, like world peace
Cool story bro.
What most of us don't realise is at the top, with chess engines coming into the picture, the margin of error has reduced significantly. It isn't the same like the era of Fischer or even Kasparov. Today what seperates the chess players is primarily the ability of a player to guess his opponents preparations which is why the choice of seconds is such a closely guarded secret. Unless you are able to catch the opponent off balance in the opening players will not take chances to go full steam for a win.
They play again tomorrow, so we have a full 24 hours of BS to fill.
There are no draw odds in this event. If the match is tied, they play rapid games to break the tie. Twelve games is short for a world championship, but it's very unlikely that all twelve games will be drawn.
The fact that anand has retained another title adds a lot of pressure on carlsen,than to just come out and win in straight games i guess.
Good. One more nail in the coffin.
Another draw, in 25 moves this time. LOL.
With white in Rd 1, Carlsen passes the possible momentum to Anand. To win a match, you need to go with your best stuff to win with White and try to draw with Black. I guess we'll see what Rd 2 has in store.
Let them play chess the way they want to play it, otherwise get good, and play against them, and never draw a game. As Fischer said "You play the opponent" not the game.
"If you took the games from Gelfand - Anand and changed the name (...)" is one of the most preposterous statements I've read on the site.
The best players in the world should be free to determine for themselves whether a position should be played out.
Each drawn game makes the next game that much more important. Draws are an important part of match strategy.
If you took the games from Gelfand-Anand and changed the name Gelfand to Carlsen on those games, it would have been considered a classic match!
Nobody made Carlsen to play such a harmless opening variation.
Carsen basically had no choice, but to go with the repetition after that lackluster opening line. Once Anand played nb6 it was practically forced. Hopefully, we'll see something a little more inspired.
pdela posted it in the thread about whether chess would ever be as exciting as football and it sure was a waste of space.
I think we're about to see the end of this grand waste of time that is the championship cycle. I started a thread on it ages ago and got a sound drubbing, but I stand by my original opinion that no one needs a world champion.
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