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Created on May 16, 2011 |
3387 Votes | 50 Comments
Gelfand has won eairlier today
Haha im glad that Gelfand won, Grischuk was taking advantage of the format of the tournament.. What the hell did the 55% think? Joking, just glad to be one of the 45..
"Grishcuk will crush Gelfand"
It would be very interesting if staff could post videos of these blitz games for us, there's a possibility?
No matter who wins, Anand has (in my opinion) a 95% chance of winning.
Gelfand had more problems so far in the match so I think Grischuk will probably win in rapid or blitz games. As for his chances against Anand I think 1/3 is much closer to the reality than 1/50, in their level nobody has a huge advantage over others so anything can happen + Grischuk is much younger.
I would bet on Gelfand winning in the proper length games. If miraculously Grischuk makes it through to blitz games - he will take it.
Neither will beat Anand. Aronian, Carlsen or Kramnik would stand a better chance. I'd reckon Gelfand would beat Anand in a world championship maybe 1/25, Grischuk 1/50.
привет! Болею за грищука Россия вперед!
I guess I'm in the minority, I find blitz boring.
I agree that the inclusion of rapid and blitz games gave the players more incentives to do quick draws, rather than really try playing a real game. Having said that, watching blitz games is far more exciting, because you can empathize more with the players.
when the match will begin I meant after how many days ?
I really don't like this format for deciding who should play for the title. So much is being decided based on blitz games that it is less than meaningful. I would really much prefer seeing a 3-round round-robin type tourney with blitz only used to decide things if there's no clear winner after all the games get played. 3 as white, 3 as black against all comers. So if the top 8 played, that would still be just about a month worth of play with a few built in breaks. The current format means one bad decission by a better player can end their chances.
no gelfand will crush grishcuk
Grishcuk will crush Gelfand
Well, It's close, but I would have to say Grischuk. Gelfand fought his way through an 128 player KO World Cup to qualify for Kazan, but I see the younger Grischuk winning, who has eliminated Aronian and Kramnik. Although if Grischuk doesn't try with white, who knows...
GM Grischuk have a great tournamentm, but if you see his performance in the last year he is irregular, if he win , I thing he don´t have a serious chance against Great Master Anand
Grischuk is strongly undervalued even now after beating Kramnik. I quite seriously think that he can beat Anand in the match.
Gelfand is older than Anand, isn't he? Who wants to see old geezers fight each other?
Grischuk is a strong player and he was lucky man
But...Gelfand is a patient and solid player like karpov
so...oppoturnity vs positional player
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