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Yes, the stats can be found at chessgames.com, and even if they can be a bit wrong sometimes they give a hunch about how strong Kasparov was, here are Kramnik's results against the three players Kasparov scored +32 -0 =37 against, it ends up with +31 -20 =111. Quite good if not for the comparison with Kasparov's scores:
Classical games: Vladimir Kramnik beat Alexey Shirov 15 to 11, with 27 draws.
Classical games: Vladimir Kramnik beat Peter Leko 10 to 6, with 52 draws.
Classical games: Vladimir Kramnik beat Boris Gelfand 6 to 3, with 32 draws.
Guys what opening do u expect in tomorrow's game? I am rooting for 1.d4 with The game being transposed into slav
I'm guessing 1.d4 and a Queen's Indian.
And I guess that Anand will win the match 6.5-4.5. First five-six draws and then an Anand win in game six or seven followed by Gelfand trying too hard to win a game towards the end of the match and losing again in game ten or eleven.
I'd like to see slav tomorrow, or QGDAnyone know if Anand plays that?
according to this if d4 we are likely to see a queen's indian or semi slav
There's a high probability that gelfand may opt for 1.e4 tomorrow. Although time'll only tell the truth
christiansoldier thnx 4 d recap of the game
Strange that Anand went for the non critical 8.Bb5+ against the Gruenfeld, he must have expected Gelfand to play it at some point. If thats really all he has in the exchange variation Gelfand can draw every game in that line.
What does a statement like this even mean? We're not talking about your Uncle Ernie. We're talking about the world champion. He knows more about the Exchange Grunfeld than most people know about anything.
Just wondering how Magnus is not the one playing for the Championship?
Well you actually have to turn up for the qualification phase in order to play in the final
What's his reason for not showing up? He is ranked world #1 and is expected to be World Champion sometime. What is he waiting for?
Quite enjoyed today's match & Gelfand will be pleased. Like the ''underdog'' hence am rooting for him though do agree on a good day Anand is better-player. The slight question mark is Anand has not been playing his best for a while now & will he come good when it counts ?
There should be little discussion of Carlsen here. This match is between Gelfand & Anand by right & Carlsen irrelevant in this title-fight. His time is still to come.
Not purely that. I do admire Gelfand's play & he is best in the world at certain systems/openings. Anand has more flair & greater repertoire.
Also Anand has perfect temperament to be champion & could remain there for some time as did Kasparov.
Is the time control in this match the FIDE standard 40/90m+30s, G/30m+30s?
Clear-information here :
Well todays game started such standard QG stuff by Anand yet by accepting doubled-pawns on c-file was very impressed by Gelfands lines.
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.
Thanks a lot, buddy.
He seems more preoccupied with fashion shoots and bringing up excuses for not playing in qualification phases. FIDE changed some rules and he threw a hissy fit. He clearly had a point... but he thought that point was more important than becoming world champion. Or maybe he only wants to play a WC match when he is slightly more experienced and stronger.
He is the best, but he needs to show it.
Is Magnus Carlsen the best? Why? Because he is world no: 1? If that is the case, why world no:2 or no:3 is not the challenger, but world no: 20?
(I hope world no:2 & no: 3 turned up for the qualification matches )
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