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Hey "Michael-G", Carlsen wanted the rules changed to favour his style of play...he had the opportunity to become the youngest WCC...he chose not to participate...this is all on him, no one else. Say what you want about Anand, but he voluntarily faced all the different rule formats to win the WCC in all of these formats that FIDE changed on him...I am certain that he was unhappy as well, but he did not pack-up his chess set and go home...he faced the system like all the rest of the GMs who participated in The Candidates. I would say that makes Carlsen are quitter...
Aronian, unlike the spoilt child that Carlsen is...at least he participated in The Candidates...even though there were issues that he did not agree with as well. But he showed that he was a pro (unlike Carlsen). Don't read more into what I am saying...I am a huge Carlsen fan...but totally disagree with him taking his ball and going home when things did not go his way. In fact, if you want to blame anyone for the lack of "fighting spirit" in these games, then I think Carlsen has to receive his share as well...because I would have put money on him winning The Candidates. I think he let down his fans by turning his back on us.
In the end...only Gelfand was man enough to reach the top of the mountain, so he totally deserve to be here...and none can deny that he has "overperformed" in terms of our expectations.
Also, Aronian apparently had the 'flu during the Candidates matches, which would have affected his performance.
Game 12 in a few hours . . .
If it goes to rapid games are all 4 played the same day?
And then the blitz games the same day too, if necessary?
I think if it draws tomorrow, there will be a rest day, and then on 30th May is when it will be decided with Rapids/Bliz.
website says match 12 starts at the same time as all the other ones? it's the tiebreaks that start earlier than normal.
That's right Charlotte...
All this proves is that FIDE can do whatever they want and the players will sit down and take it. Carlsen disagreed with the format and took a stand. The others mumbled under their breath and since no one heard them it meant nothing. He's just one of the few that actually took action.
Interesting videos, AnthonyCG. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to read an 800 page book on the 1985 WCC
You can always read Kirsan's biography. There you will learn about how the aliens taught him to make waffles.
so what will be first move
d4 or e4
e4 is so aggresive, and can go in many opening lines especially the Sicilian ...c5
d4 is so solid and not easy to win or lose for White.
anand will go aggressive as its last game and had white so initially he will go aggresive. if did not found any way to break defense then only will play for draw.
I certainly hope that Anand will play for a win this time.
Good morning! We are minutes away from the final classical game of the world chess championship! I have hazelnut coffee, an english muffin, and a chessboard set up and prepared to watch Anand win this match! That is my prediction today. Anand will end the match today with a win on the white pieces going beyond time-control. Though I must say, I wouldn't mind seeing some rapid games!
Thank you for all the lively, interesting comments everyone! I've really enjoyed reading everything ya'll think in this thread
Anand didn't show the will or the determination or the confidence to win this match.Till now his only victory was because of a blunder of his opponent.If Gelfand blunders again Anand will of course win but he will play safe I think and go for the rapid where anything can happen.
yes i am right he played e4
We have the Sicilian defence. Kramnik is commentating, and he feels that it will be a good complex game. There are a lot more press people for this game than any other I've seen. This is fun!
and its the sicilian Nimzowitch-Rossolimo attack again(as in game 8)
They aren't the most exciting players in the world. Anand trades bishop for knight in every game, the pieces come off and they agree a draw.
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