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Carlsen would be WC; Kasparov would be a good match to Anand.
I for one actually think that Kasparov would adapt and perform at the top level whitin a year or two. He has the experience of being world no. 1 for 20 years and his work ethic is extreame. I'm sure he would prove capable of fighting the present top if he readjusted his life to be 100% about chess again.
I'm sure he won't come back though.
He'd lose a close match to Carlson. He's older now and has been out of the game for quite some time.
You mean Carlsen?
Kummatmebro that was funny. All that quoting and then at the end just a simple "are you single"? I'm sure she hears that ALL the time, don't you Natalia? No, she's married.
Karpov has been playing chess non-stop. Kasparov has retired 8 years ago. Don't you realize that it does make a difference? You must be having no idea how quickly one becomes rusty without serious tournament practice. Especially if we are talking about top-level chess, where the psychological and physical pressures are immense.
Not to mention that Kasparov's main strength (compared to other top players) was excellent opening prep. Now everyone is much better prepared than in the era of his domination, and you can't crush people with novelties the way he used to do. Basically, at that time one had to own a computer lab & hire many assistants, which most competitors couldn't afford. Now the engines are much stronger, so there is no need for investing THAT much money into preparation. Also, now he doesn't have such a team like he had earlier. Combine all this, and 2700-2750 is a reasonable estimate.
In fact, two years ago Garry barely defeated Nigel Short in a blitz match (4.5-3.5). Blitz is not classical chess, but still. With Nigel being rated below 2700 nowadays, I don't think one can expect Garry'2013 to perform at 2770+.
Kasparov celebrated his fiftieth birthday on April 13th.
Two years ago, Kasparov beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (rated 2715 at the time) in a blitz match. I agree, it is not classical chess, and we may never know how well Kasparov would perform under the serious, constant pressure of an elite closed event now that he's into his sixth decade.
However, I would expect Kasparov to perform better than Mickey Adams (born in 1971). Adams has performed at a 2700-2750 rating over the last few years. I don't know how much better Kasparov would perform, but I would expect Kasparov to maintain a higher rating than Adams even in his sixties.
Of course, this is all speculation.
What is more interesting to me is your critique of Kasparov. You seem to be echoing Nakamura's famous complaint that Kasparov is all about the openings. Nakamura later retracted his statement. While Kasparov's openings were years ahead of their time, his brilliancies usually came in the middle game, not the opening. Even when his opponents were the ones who came up with opening novelties, Kasparov still emerged with the edge.
In your opinion, do you really believe that Kasparov dominated just because of his opening preparation?
Let's get one thing clear right away - yes, I'm married. Second, Kasparov was not just king of the openings, I'd say he was also King of the positional pawn sac ... not to mention king of world chess for at least 15 years. I can't believe that Nakamura would say something as childish as 'Kasparov is just about the openings'. Nakamura knows better. Must be a mis-quote.
It would be novelty. Wonderful, but a novelty.
All of the above -- ie Kasaprov = 50 = below 2800 etc etc.
But isn't it possible that the above construct has a single, massive exception in one Garry Kasparov? I mean, isn't it rather contrived to compare Kasparov to, say, Tal? Isn't it a bit absurd, in fact?
The World would explode, of course. Cataclysmic Anhilation. Every single molecule erased from the Universe.
I am sure Garry wouldn't be blundering like Anand is doing right now in this match! Lets not forget Kasparov owned Anand when they played. So yeah Garry is older now, but chess is natural to him, it would only take effort on his part to be up there once more.A match between Carlsen and Kasparov would be something to behold!
Would he get his title back from Vishy? How long would that take if he did?
Would he get his #1 rating spot back from Magnus? How long would that take if he did?
He would probably be more of a challenge to Carlsen.
Kasparov is too old and lack training. His understanding of the game is probably still about top ten, but he would be much behind in tactics, openings, and physical fitness, and would have a hard time with successions of 6-hours long games.He would maybe be top 20 or even top 10, but no match for Carlsen or Kramnik.
Probably about in the top 20-10 but, possibly with a few hard matches he might get better at chess again.
With due respect to Garry Kasparov, he would barely make top-100 now. Just look at Karpov who is presently rated at 2619 and declining. Difference between Karpov and Kasparov isn't much now, since karpov is more active.
This is ridiculous. Kasparov recently crushed Maxim Vachier-Lagrave in some rapid games. Take a look and see what Maxim's rank currently is.
If Kasparov returned to chess tomorrow, he would be one of the favorites to win the next Candidates tournament (if the organizers made room for him). He's only 50 years old.
@Smyslovfan; Wasn't that a blitz game, where intuition and positional understanding plays a far more superior role than deep calculations? Let Kasparov play a few 5 hour games against any top 20 GM, and if he wins it, I will take my statement back.
I've just been watching carlsen and I changed my mind, I think carlsen would totally thrash kasparov nowadays.
If you consider kasparov hasn't been playing for about 8 years then you might think differently.
Because, come to think about it, you forget things when you don't play for a long time, so he would have probably, in all respect to kasperov, would have forgotten quite a few of his tactics.
If Kasparov came back, it would be because he was hungry to prove something. That being the case, I would love to see a match against Carlsen. But I can't imagine Kasparov being that hungry.
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