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While I agree with you Estragon, Carlsen can turn-up the pressure in these "short 12 games" by simply making them into longer games, and not accept any short draws...he knows very well that he can "make something out of nothing" (The Big Bang Effect), and Anand is well documented in making blunders the longer the game progresses...he just has not shown the stamina to compare with the young wolf. Making each games as long as possible, and thus make Anand work harder, might be a strategy the Carlsen Camp may consider.
This has shades of Fischer 1972, and Kasparov vs Karpov...yes, it will be a great one...
Carlsen will finish anand wit hands tied & blindfolded. Magnus is the new power.
no,we usally see a GM with 2550 can draw against a 2700 one.Iranian best chess player Ehsan Ghaem Maghami did it many times.he have draws againts Vachier Lagrave(2718),Dominquez(2723) and N.Short(2696) in his history while his rating is 2553.
I think this gap isn't so much.about Anand and MC we saw 1# againts #4 ! I expect a very close challenge.
I believe has actually slipped to #6 recently.
Which is nit-picking, I know.
It could also be Lasker-Capablanca, but I don't think so. I don't see Anand giving up before the match has even started.
it is difficult for anyone under 2500 internationally to comment on the technical aspects of the players in the upcoming match. we can look at trends and past encounters and on and on but, it's better to just wait and see. also, though a person may identify with one of the contestants, that is far from having a handle on what is likely to happen
This is far too objective, rational and clear-headed than this forum allows. I need to call security and escort you out ! :)
that's a good one shivsky
No, it's a short match. Carlsen's youth will only come into play later in the match IF most of the early games are long, grueling affairs which may tire Anand for later. Even so, this is just 12 games, about a normal tournament for these guys with more days off.
The age advantage should be more than offset by Anand's greater experience at playing matches against strong opponents.
It should be a great one.
I think there's some evidence that Carlsen actually tired in the candidates. No-one is immune.
I think Carlsen will win a close match, but I won't be surprised to see it go the other way. I don't think there's much chance of either of them "dominating'
Both Carlsen and Anand lost to Wang Ho in Norway. So what is the point of this WC? Why Wang Ho was not playing in the Candidates?
Yes ... Wang Ho needs to be declared WC immediately.
In other news, mathematicians recently discover that you don't need more than 1 data point to fit a directional line on a graph.
seriously though kpm1 and shivsky, i beat a few good players (in times past) who likely beat a few even better players. it's even possible that i should be declared eligible for the candidates tournament.
I saw some games of Carlsen. It seems he is avoiding all sharp tactical lines and also he is not going for a attack till his opponents commit some errors. The game which Anand lost against Carlsen, in that game Carlsen wait for Anand to commit mistake. I saw some previous encounter with Anand, he played Closed Sicilian which he lost and i saw Carlsen lost games in Berlin defense against Anand. As per me Anand has to play passive openings which always go for Draw. Anand needs patience and makes Carlsen to play for win not Anand. If Carlsen likes to go for Rapid against Anand then Carlsen have not match since Anand can easily outplay Carlsen in his superior opening preparation. This is just my view.
I saw some games of Carlsen. It seems he is avoiding all sharp tactical lines and also he is not going for a attack till his opponents commit some errors. The game which Anand lost against Carlsen, in that game Carlsen wait for Anand to commit mistake.
Yep, Carlsen really could have been a bit more sporting and committed some mistakes of his own first. He is not very considerate in that regard.
Anand informed to the World who are all his seconds, The players which he selected most of them are positional players. So we can expect all the games are in deep positional squeeze. I feel Anand play c4 in White against Carlsen, In Black he may play his famous defense like Slav for d4 and Caro-kann for e4. May be i am wrong.
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