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Anand doesn't need to win Carlson now. As long as Anand defends his title, he'll go down in history as the best player to ever play. He may have to defend for a few years, but eventually the number of years he is champion will be recognized as the greatest acheivement ever in chess.
Lol what a joke. Anand is nowhere near being "The best player to ever play".
4 straight world championships and the current world champion is where Viswanathan Anand is sitting right now. You've probably never seen a game like the way he destroyed Aronian with the black pieces in this tatasteel tournament. Say it out loud, "Anand is the best player to ever play!"
Oh I've seen alot of games and that game against Aronian was indeed very good but it was a lot of opening preparation. "Anand is not the best player to ever play!"
If Anand were the best player to ever play, why was he always a perpetual #3 to K and K, until Karpov began his decline phase.
Don't get me wrong - Anand is an awesome player. I was counseled to NOT study his games, almost because he is too awesome of a player.
Of course, studying almost any top player's games is a good idea, that's not the point here. But when you have limited time to do the study, you should pick a player who is understandable, where you can kind of see why they do what they do. My teacher says that Anand is a very intuitive player, and you would encounter too often the times when he plays some move (a great move) but it's sort of out of the blue. Instead I'm studying Kramnik.
The rook ending by Viswanathan Anand that clinched 1st place in the Grenke tournament was of world class championship level. How many times must Anand win and how many championships must he win to be rightly recognized as the world's greatest chess player? Will you now concede that Anand is the greatest chess player of all time?
Why am i got checkmate here?
by shadowsaybye a few minutes ago
Win the exchange or the pawn
by entropy_is_the_sheet a few minutes ago
12/8/2013 - Boxed In
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Nomadic Knight is a cop! Glory Alleluiah!
by MidnightExpress1 7 minutes ago
what is the advantage of playing the king's gambit accepted?
by shakaadriano 8 minutes ago
Is the Caro-Kann the opening I was searching for or should I go for 1...e5 ?
by TitanCG 9 minutes ago
Is this end position winning?
by chessmicky 10 minutes ago
Sunday Morning In the Big House
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