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As we all know from past Chess Championship matches, both the games and the players tend to influence trends in Chess for several years afterward.
Therefore these are my predictions of the effects of this current WCC match!
1. Magnus Carlson will retire from chess and begin a new career as a model!
2. The Reti....is still not ready for prime time!
3. The d3 anti Berlin line of the Ruy Lopez will be re-named the "Anti-Insommia Gambit"
4. Anand's soon to be published book on Rook and Pawn endgames, will NOT be a best seller!
5. As Magnus Carlson gets closer to an ELO of 3000, Houdini will be renamed " Magnus"
6. This match wil be forever known as the "snore of the century"
7. Ben Finegold will be the first stand up chess comedian!
lol nice +1
well I thought it was funny!
I don't know why people are counting Anand out. Just because he has 3 blacks and 2 whites to make up 2 points, seems to be happy with drawing, is psyched out by Magnus and weaker in the endgame, and in the waning stages of his career - one win and he is back in it!
But first he must overcome the Berlin Wall, not an easy feat, it appears...
Anand's only chance is a breakthrough win that shakes Carlsen's confidence, then he might get a second to send it to tiebreakers.
But Carlsen looks as cool and confident as can be. Watch how he sits in his chair, often slouching back with a leg crossed. He's not worried at all.
Vishy, OTOH, is constantly hunched forward, and showing nervous ticks with his fingers and lips.
are you blind?? anand is out, again he is playin for draw today . there is not fight, vishy is ruining chess.
Who is good at the Ruy Lopez?
by pawnwhacker 5 minutes ago
How do normal people become 2100 players
by pawnwhacker 12 minutes ago
Too many games
by pawnwhacker 16 minutes ago
Short pre-set times + extra seconds
by el_gato 17 minutes ago
How to Learn Chess
by cdowis75 19 minutes ago
Who's your fav in the Top Ten?
by Fixing_A_Hole 24 minutes ago
Kings Indian Defense
by cdowis75 29 minutes ago
by Pawn_King_2 37 minutes ago
Worst sportsmanship I've ever come across..
by cornbeefhashvili 41 minutes ago
My standard rating only went up 200 points instead of 400?????
by trotters64 49 minutes ago
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