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What would happen to the world of chess if Kasparov made a return?


  • 10 months ago · Quote · #41

    Kijiri

    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.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #42

    TheGreatOogieBoogie

    He'd lose a close match to Carlson.  He's older now and has been out of the game for quite some time. 

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #43

    chessgm8

    You mean Carlsen?

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #44

    MrDamonSmith

    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.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #45

    MrDamonSmith

    To me.

    Just kidding.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #46

    maDawson

    It would be novelty. Wonderful, but a novelty.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #47

    mjk71

    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?

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #48

    varelse1

    The World would explode, of course. Cataclysmic Anhilation. Every single molecule erased from the Universe.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #49

    plexinico

    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!

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #50

    AngeloPardi

    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. 

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #51

    Gregy901

    Probably about in the top 20-10 but, possibly with a few hard matches he might get better at chess again.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #52

    franknstein

    Gregy901 wrote:

    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.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #53

    SmyslovFan

    franknstein wrote:
    Gregy901 wrote:

    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.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #54

    franknstein

    @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.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #55

    Gregy901

    I've just been watching carlsen and I changed my mind, I think carlsen would totally thrash kasparov nowadays.

    Sealed

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #56

    Gregy901

    Roeczak wrote:

    Carlsen would be WC; Kasparov would be a good match to Anand.

    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.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #57

    SmyslovFan

    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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