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Who will win - Anand or Gelfand?


  • 24 months ago · Quote · #21

    fabelhaft

    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.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #22

    darshandatta

    Guys what opening do u expect in tomorrow's game? I am rooting for 1.d4 with The game being transposed into slav

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #23

    fabelhaft

    I'm guessing 1.d4 and a Queen's Indian.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #24

    fabelhaft

    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.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #25

    TheMonarchXI

    I'd like to see slav tomorrow, or QGD
    Anyone know if Anand plays that? 

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #26

    ChristianSoldier007

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=12088

    according to this if d4 we are likely to see a queen's indian or semi slav

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #27

    darshandatta

    There's a high probability that gelfand may opt for 1.e4 tomorrow. Although time'll only tell the truth

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #28

    darshandatta

    christiansoldier thnx 4 d recap of the game

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #29

    Vease

    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.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #30

    FuzzyGeorge

    Vease wrote:

    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.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #31

    Hammerschlag

    Just wondering how Magnus is not the one playing for the Championship?

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #32

    Hammerschlag

    ciljettu wrote:

    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?

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #33

    netzach

    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.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #34

    netzach

    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.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #35

    TyrannusVerticalis

    Is the time control in this match the FIDE standard 40/90m+30s, G/30m+30s?

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #36

    netzach

    Clear-information here :

    http://moscow2012.fide.com/en/

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #37

    netzach

    Well todays game started such standard QG stuff by Anand yet by accepting doubled-pawns on c-file was very impressed by Gelfands lines.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #38

    sekhar1

    ralexanderking wrote:
    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.

    Thanks a lot, buddy.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #39

    onthehouse

    Anand.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #40

    sekhar1

    ciljettu wrote:

    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 Smile)


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