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Who are YOU rooting for in the 2011 London Classic?

Who are YOU rooting for in the 2011 London Classic?

  • Magnus Carlsen (2826)
  • Viswanathan Anand (2811)
  • Levon Aronian (2802)
  • Vladimir Kramnik (2800)
  • Hikaru Nakamura (2758)
  • Michael Adams (2734)
  • Nigel Short (2698)
  • Luke McShane (2671)
  • David Howell (2633)

Created on November 29, 2011 | 7749 Votes | 65 Comments

Comments


  • 3 years ago

    Ineedphenylalanine

    I just chose Carlsen because of his rating.

  • 3 years ago

    dzindzifan

    Ugh!  Can I change my vote Naka!!  Go Hikaru!!!  Coverage is top notch!!

  • 3 years ago

    Peter_Kraan

    i like to root for everyone and every match, but here in the Netherlands there are no reports of the tournament...
  • 3 years ago

    malayalathan

    go Hikaru Nakamura! You can do it!

  • 3 years ago

    DeepGreene

    Yeah... Come on, McShhaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnee! :)

  • 3 years ago

    PureJay

    Lol I think it's funny how 20% vote Anand and he's last with +0 -1 =2...

  • 3 years ago

    Easeland

    Viswanathan Anand (2811) (20%)
    I vote for Indie! I have been a member of the Theosophical Society since my early teen. I am a theosophist.
  • 3 years ago

    chucheek

    I'm rooting for Ke$ha!! GOO KE$HA!!!  

  • 3 years ago

    2pacinchess

    People that root for one player would as usually expect that player to win, so the results would be the same :)

  • 3 years ago

    Skand

    I think chess.com members are voting for "expecting to win", not "rooting for".

    I wonder what the survey creator's original intention was...

  • 3 years ago

    indigo_child

    Carlsen is getting pretty loaded, didn't he just win 200,000 in the last tourney, he better be spending that cash wisely. 

  • 3 years ago

    Skand

    I think "rooting for" means "cheering, supporting and hoping for to win". In that sense it seems strange that Vishy should be placed at #2 in this survey.

  • 3 years ago

    EZASPI

    "Rooting" for is different from "expecting" to win. I expect Carlsen or Aronian based on their past performance. I am rooting for McShane as he's the most interesting underdog IMO. I will also root for Nakamura to at least get out of "last" place and finish with a plus score. Everyone else is certainly great and makes this very interesting!  Good luck to everyone!

    And I see Short has healed nicely after my win against him. Laughing.

  • 3 years ago

    systemovich

    Go Nakamura!

    I hope he beats Carlsen in their game.

  • 3 years ago

    Peter_Kraan

    i hope there will be a good atmosphere! May be like in Firmley Green? No kidding let's expect beautiful matches from which we all can learn and enjoy...
  • 3 years ago

    WestofHollywood

    I love the Brits - Short, Speelman, Adams, Blackburne, Keene, Wade, Sir George Thomas, especially Miles. 

  • 3 years ago

    Cronbach

    Kramnik

  • 3 years ago

    quequeg

    Vishy is World Campion of World Champion finals. Magnus is 'World Tournament Champion'

  • 3 years ago

    WanderingWinder

    Vishy, mostly just 'cause I can't stand the World Champion not having had any major successes since being World Champion (other than, you know, of course, defending his title ;))

  • 3 years ago

    sclukey

    Maybe when he said 'strongest tournament' he ment the strongest London Chess Classic?

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