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Anand manouverings 'sham'ooverings!

it is my considered opinion Vishy (whom i admire very much) is playing boring safe manouvering chess and has done so from the inception of this match literally burying any hope of winning. He lacks HUNGER to Win!!

Forget about losing face by taking RiSKS!! Vishy must NOT say to himself i am already a World Champion i will get an honorable score in this match.

Hunker and Bunker down and throw the proverbial kitchen sink at this bloke. Bobby was behind Spassky.Bobby did it. its there for the taking. Vishy must think like hes a 23yr old with nothing to lose.

if Vishy gave me a late callup to be his chess motivator in Chenai d get a rocket up him ,hole up in a room , and itd be like watching clark kent remove his glasses and rip off his shirt...td be Up Up n away ...a Real Chess match by my Superman with the Super mind. Check your chair for Kryptonite Vishy!! Bobby did it!!

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  • 5 months ago

    GoatsRUs

    Anand played a great game today. Very attacking. Sure he blunderd and lost it. But hats off to him for trying. Its was a very exciting game up to that point. If Be1 was played fireworks would have hit the board. 

  • 5 months ago

    elcaminantemocano

    The dark ages of chess had begun. internet mouse-pressers all over starting to exchange pieces like there is no tomorrow. Endgames,endgames .No more exciting combinations. Magnusmania had started.

  • 5 months ago

    CP6033

    GoatsRUs anand fought hard but still lost. Carlsen Practically has the title handed to him

  • 5 months ago

    b2b2

    Vishy used a viable strategy (drawing) to utilize his greatest asset (blitz).  Unfortunately, he was unable to execute it effectively.

    The strategy is to draw all classical games to reach the tiebreak blitz games.  A number of super GMs use this strategy (Dmitry Andreikin - World Cup, Alexander Grishuk all the time, Peter Svidler - World Cup).

    In hindsight, Vishy's past defenses of his title (i.e. Gelfand) indicated that he had trouble with this strategy.  So it may not have been his best option.

  • 5 months ago

    Protomelas

    Hats off for Anand for fighting today! Terrible blunder in a position he probably could have drawn.

  • 5 months ago

    ErwinSachs

    What a wonderful game of chess today, with Anand giving it all only to lose as a result of a blunder. The position looked so strong for white.

     

    An absolute pleasure to watch such a great game.....

  • 5 months ago

    bocamustang

    Vishy ending up like Karpov after Kasparov beating him, Lasker after Capablanca beating him... all great champions, but gotta end sometime...that why Bobby quit while on topWink

  • 5 months ago

    GoatsRUs

    I get all the comments below. But if he wins tommorow you will all change your tune...

  • 5 months ago

    MomirRadovic

    Here are some tweets by Hikaru Nakamura (@GMHikaru) who is known for fighting to the bitter end, posted yesterday; they nicely depict the character of the the match itself:

    *In a match format with your back to the wall, you have to try something. It seems to me Anand's strategy is...??

    *At this point who cares if you lose 10 in a row. You have to try and win!

    *It is a bit sad to see the great blitzer, calculator and awesome tactical machine that Anand was in the 90s and 00s playing this style.

    *Chess is a competitive game. If you are not going to fight and try to win, why play at all.

    Bravo Hikaru!

    The next match: Carlsen-Nakamura will be awesome! iPlayoo!

     


     
  • 5 months ago

    chessdoggblack

    After reviewing comments of nearly 500 from the beginning of the match, and staying up long hours into the next morning reading articles from around the world concerning Anand...I have become drained. All the put downs and perkups on Anand at this point has left me without words to state further. This is not like "chessdogg" to be without words...but that is the case. I pass on the mike to everyone else. I have resigned myself to my personal games on chess.com, and leave this match until something exciting happens with Anand...like 2 wins. Depressed in the lone star state, yours truly. Frown

  • 5 months ago

    AleSGCHESS

    anand is making everyone bored, bad for chess...he should retire if hes going to "play" like this...he's afraid of losing 7-3

  • 5 months ago

    SvenPhilipp

    Anand is in fear to lose 6 games wihtin in very short period of time, he has to much fear.

  • 5 months ago

    jerseydrifter

    There is nothing "respectable" about losing - unless, you go down FIGHTING to the best of your ability. C'MON, VISHY!....

  • 5 months ago

    BrendanNorman

    lol Awesome post John...I can imagine you with Vishy.

    "C'mon Vishy! You're playin like a poof...snap out of it mate, you've got a title to defend! Show this snotty little bastard how to play the game! I say you break out the Sicilian and hit him with A dragon...Whatta ya reckon?" Laughing

  • 5 months ago

    oleppedersen

    Think a lot of people is seriously underestimating how difficult it is to play against Carlsen... Anand is a great player, but not every WC chess game has made it into the history books for their attacking, queen-sacrificing flair. This is not very different from earlier finals.

  • 5 months ago

    manny13

    I'd rather have Vishy go down fighting and go down as someone who really took it to someone who's younger and had dominated the rest of the field coming up to the event than bow out with a "respectable" ending.

  • 5 months ago

    chessmaster102

    think of it from a psychological perspective. in game 8 im sure carlsen expected for anand to try for a real fight so he was probably surprised yet pleasently so when it wan't so now he may be more contempted which anand may be hoping for carlsens senses to be dulled. just my 2cents

  • 5 months ago

    CP6033

    There is 4 more games. He has to win half of them. it is possible, but unlikely. Especially after his preformance, he is not even playing fighting chess. I can't blame him, he is doing his best, but it is not enough. he  must play for a win to regain the match. if vishy manages to get game 9 in his favour then his stock will soar, but if not then i wouldn't give anything for his chances

  • 5 months ago

    Crazychessplaya

    Vishy should demonstratively yawn loudly, put his head down and fall asleep during the so-called conference.

  • 5 months ago

    bocamustang

    Vishy is older & tired...his chess is played out and he neither can or will not use a different Opening since it is all about saving reputation...he wants 2 loose so he can retire a 4mer World Champ and still get some respect and play some games now & then...win some $, make a few more Ndorsements, and life a semi-retired life w/out all the pressure...not a bad life in Europe where people can do that @ 50...the young do not undertand this...

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