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Who will win - Anand or Gelfand?


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    sekhar1

    Who will win the world championship? Why?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    sekhar1

    Not too many are interested to make a prediction. Wink

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    sekhar1

    Well, first game drew.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    ElKitch

    when is the next game on?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    theriverman

    AnandInnocent

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    ChristianSoldier007

    For those who didn't see the first game here is my recap http://blog.chess.com/ChristianSoldier007/2012-world-championship-round-1-recap

    Chessbookie, a virtual fake gambling program on chessgames.com, puts Anand to win 3:1. I think Anand will win, although I was surprised today at Gelfand being able to get an advantage as black in the first game, I think it will still be a lively match

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    sekhar1

    joeydvivre wrote:

      Does anybody think that Gelfand will be one of the top 3 chess players in the world for years?  

       

    Gelfand is presently world no: 20. Right?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    ChristianSoldier007

    On the official rating list yes, on the live rating list Bologan passed him along with 8 other super GMs

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    sekhar1

    ChristianSoldier007 wrote:

    On the official rating list yes, on the live rating list Bologan passed him along with 8 other super GMs

    Sorry for my ignorance. But, who is Bologan?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #11

    ChristianSoldier007

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #12

    sekhar1

    Ok. Thanks. But, what is the significance of the 'live rating list"?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #13

    sekhar1

    dekaleaas wrote:

    when is the next game on?

    Schedule for World Chess Championship Match

    DayDateMatch eventTime
    Day 1 10 May Opening ceremony 19.00/20.00
    Day 2 11 May Game  1 15.00
    Commentators: Nigel Short, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 3 12 May Game  2 15.00
    Commentators: Nigel Short, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 4 13 May Rest day  
    Day 5 14 May Game  3 15.00
    Commentators: Jan Timman, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 6 15 May Game  4 15.00
    Commentators: Jan Timman, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 7 16 May Rest day  
    Day 8 17 May Game  5 15.00
    Commentators: Joel Lautier, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 9 18 May Game  6 15.00
    Commentators: Peter Svidler, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 10 19 May Rest day  
    Day 11 20 May Game  7 15.00
    Commentators: Peter Leko, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 12 21 May Game  8 15.00
    Commentators: Peter Leko, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 13 22 May Rest day  
    Day 14 23 May Game  9 15.00
    Commentators: Peter Svidler, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 15 24 May Game  10 15.00
    Commentators: Peter Svidler, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 16 25 May Rest day  
    Day 17 26 May Game  11 15.00
    Commentators: Vladimir Kramnik, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 18 27 May Rest day  
    Day 19 28 May Game  12 15.00
    Commentators: Peter Svidler, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 20 29 May Rest day  
    Day 21 30 May Tie break 12.00

     

    The closing ceremony shall take place on the day after the FWCM has been decided or one day thereafter.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #14

    ralexanderking

    sekhar1 wrote:

    Ok. Thanks. But, what is the significance of the 'live rating list"?

    FIDE updates their ranking list only 6 times a year - whereas the Live rankings (not endorsed by FIDE) update after each rated game a player completes.

    Currently (according to 2700chess.com), after the draw in game 1, Anand is ranked #4 in the world and Gelfand is #21.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #15

    fabelhaft

    joeydvivre wrote:

    Not many world championship matches end in upsets.  Euwe beating Alehkine is the only big one 

    Kramnik's beating Kasparov should maybe count as a big one as well, considering Kramnik's match results against weaker opponents and Kasparov's never losing another match against human opposition. Kasparov also won ten top tournaments in a row 1999-2002. But that would still be the only big upset in title matches the last 75 years, and even then the winner was ranked #2 in the world at the time of the match.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #16

    fabelhaft

    One of the reasons that Euwe and Kramnik are the biggest surprises is that all other challengers the last 80 years had to win tough qualification events, so their winning the title could never be a big sensation after that. For example Spassky's winning in 1969 could never be a big surprise after he had beaten several top players in Candidates matches. Euwe and Kramnik lost the matches they played leading up to their being given a title match without participating in a qualification, so they were in a position where their winning would be a much bigger surprise than when challengers like Fischer or Kasparov won the title.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #17

    fabelhaft

    ciljettu wrote:

    Kasparov kind of expected Kramnik to beat him though, at least at some point in time. In fact, Kramnik was the only player who Kasparov thought might be good enough to dethrone him. So Kasparov was prophetic!

    Yes, it's almost strange. Kasparov had said that Kramnik would be his successor, and then he gave him the title match instead of Candidates winner Shirov (who didn't eaxctly have good results against Kasparov):

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?yearcomp=exactly&year=&playercomp=either&pid=15940&player=&pid2=15809&player2=&movescomp=exactly&moves=&opening=&eco=&result=

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #18

    fabelhaft

    Recent Candidates winners never did well against Kasparov, just look at his scores at Chessgames.com against Shirov (winner of Candidates 1998), Leko (winner of Candidates 2002) and Gelfand (winner of Candidates 2011):

    Classical games: Garry Kasparov beat Alexey Shirov 15 to 0, with 14 draws.

    Classical games: Garry Kasparov beat Peter Leko 4 to 0, with 15 draws.

    Classical games: Garry Kasparov beat Boris Gelfand 13 to 0, with 8 draws.


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #19

    K2a2

    fabelhaft, where can we get the head-head to stats. I', interested in Kasparov-Topalov and Kramnik's and Topalov's stats against those three

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #20

    ChristianSoldier007


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