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The 2012 World Championship of Chess!


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1781

    ivandh

    Did I miss anything?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1782

    CerebralAssassin

    jesterville wrote:

    "well every champ goes through a downward spiral eventually (due to age).though in anands case I think it's more due to disinterest than age"

    ....................................................................................................

    "CerebralAssassin", although I agree with your assessment of the ineviable downward slope of the performance curve...in Anand's case, a host of commentators have also speculated as to the "why". The fact is that there are too many factors that can be the cause. I find it interesting that everyone says motivation or disinterest, but no one has even considered health or other personal stresses which may be affecting Anand. I think we may never really know, unless he chooses to reveal same at some point in the future. 


    yes...it's pure speculation...I don't know for sure....he became a father recently so maybe that has to do with it.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1783

    DaBigOne

    People doubted Karpov when he recieved the title in 1975

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1784

    AnthonyCG

    DaBigOne wrote:

    People doubted Karpov when he recieved the title in 1975

    Yeah but he shut everyone up afterwards lol. We haven't seen Anand play that way for a while now...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1785

    hankas

    People doubted Karpov because he won the title by default when Fischer refused to play. Nonetheless, Karpov's play was consistently of a very high standard, with precision and technique of a world champion.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1786

    Abhishek2

    I agree.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1787

    trysts

    I just read through about 12 pages of this thread. Thanks for reminding me about it Abhishek2! Kind of makes me excited for the Candidates tournament starting March 15th, a little over five weeks away.Smile

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1788

    shepi13

    Sad that it ended because gelfand blundered a drawn ending under time pressure in a rapid game. Can't wait for the 2013 championship in about a week.


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