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Created on May 16, 2011 |
3368 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?
Gelfand is the one among the two who can REALLY sweat Anand for his crown.
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