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Will Carlsen accept early draw offers from Anand?


  • 5 months ago · Quote · #141

    franknstein

    I think some people over here would love Carlsen to play a lone K vs K position for 50 moves  and call it "fighting for a win" spirit, rather than watching the actual content the game has to offer in a short but tense game.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #142

    SmyslovFan

    Agreed, frankenstein. 

    The best players in the world know when a position is dead, and Carlsen knew it too. He has been known in the past to play until bare kings, and this was just about the same. If he had really wanted to "fight on", he would not have allowed the pawn exchanges. 

    Carlsen agreed to the draw by exchanging off all the pawns as quickly as possible. He should have done it by... agreeing to the draw.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #143

    Scottrf

    SmyslovFan wrote:

    Agreed, frankenstein. 

    The best players in the world know when a position is dead, and Carlsen knew it too. He has been known in the past to play until bare kings, and this was just about the same. If he had really wanted to "fight on", he would not have allowed the pawn exchanges. 

    Carlsen agreed to the draw by exchanging off all the pawns as quickly as possible. He should have done it by... agreeing to the draw.

    Perhaps he reads the threads and realises people need insufficient material to understand it as a draw.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #144

    Ziryab

    lol!

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #145

    plutonia

     
     

     

    why do you say insufficient material, Carlsen could have played on for a win instead of being such a pacifist.

     

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #146

    Ziryab

    Wow! Mate in eight! Who knew? That should be tomorrow's problem of the day.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #147

    Crazychessplaya

    Nalimov knew. Plugged it in and it works out just as shown.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #148

    r_k_ting

    Scottrf wrote:

    Perhaps he reads the threads and realises people need insufficient material to understand it as a draw.

    Then he should have played

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #149

    najdorf96

    Hmm. Bishops of opposite colors are "fighting' endgames. But, soo sorry t'be sarcastic, without any pawns it's clearly drawn. Everyone should know that. Dunno. If your engine is truly ahead of it's time...but it's an farce, hate to break it to you, to think anyone could conceivably play for an win, much less mate.


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