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Who do you think deserves to win the Candidates Tournament?


  • 21 months ago · Quote · #21

    RibEyeRichards

    I've watched most of the commentary and interviews. Carlsen restrains himself from being an out-right ass at times. Its not that he is young, its that people have been telling him he farts roses since he could walk. That messes with your ego. I would say his attitude correlates to his age, but that his age is not the cause of his attitude.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #22

    waffllemaster

    My claim though is his age is the cause of your (and other's) attitude(s) Smile

    Assuming he's arrogant and people suck up to him you'd like to see him knocked down a peg.  Not that this has anything to do with who is deserving to win.  And not that you actually know anything about him.

    I'm not singling you out either.  There are many who feel this way, and ignore his chess and the fact they don't know him in the first place.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #23

    Ruby-Fischer

    RibEyeRichards wrote:

    I've watched most of the commentary and interviews. Carlsen restrains himself from being an out-right ass at times. Its not that he is young, its that people have been telling him he farts roses since he could walk. That messes with your ego. I would say his attitude correlates to his age, but that his age is not the cause of his attitude.

    You must have been watching a different commentary to me Ribeye, he always strikes me as excessively modest and unassuming.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #24

    TetsuoShima

    Kramnik deserves it.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #25

    Ruby-Fischer

    The winner will deserve it, as they will have played best in the tournament.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #26

    JRTK73

    Deserving has got nothing to do with it - no one deserves anything really.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #27

    waffllemaster

    Ruby-Fischer wrote:

    The winner will deserve it, as they will have played best in the tournament.

    +1

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #28

    TetsuoShima

    JRTK73 wrote:

    Deserving has got nothing to do with it - no one deserves anything really.

    i agree

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #29

    royalbishop

    Many votes for Kramnik deserves it.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #30

    varelse1

    I think the winner deserves to win the tournament. The winner really earns that win.

    I do not think the losers derserve to win. Losers do not make worthy winners.

    [Rarely had the words flowed from my pen with such feverish fluidity. -- Ralphie, from A Christmas Story]

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #31

    LoekBergman

    If the winner has won the competition playing by the rules, then is the winner the winner because he has won. All the other ones have lost, because they have not won enough. The winner needs them to win, otherwise was there no competition which could be won by the winner. Someone who declares himself a winner in a competition without any other contenders is a loser.

    With regards to the Candidates tournament. Who am I that I could say who should, could, would or ought to win? I now know which seven might have won and who has won. It was an amazingly strong field. Anyone who would have won, could not be but very strong. Whoever might have won, how could I consider it wrong?


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