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Who will win the Candidates Final match?


Created on May 16, 2011 | 3396 Votes | 50 Comments

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  • 3 years ago

    chesshoudini

    Gelfand has won eairlier today

  • 3 years ago

    2pacinchess

    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..

  • 3 years ago

    Rogalentis

    "Grishcuk will crush Gelfand"

    O RLY?
  • 3 years ago

    kaichess

    It would be very interesting if staff could post videos of these blitz games for us, there's a possibility?

  • 3 years ago

    jim995

    No matter who wins, Anand has (in my opinion) a 95% chance of winning.

  • 3 years ago

    Nosorog79

    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.  

  • 3 years ago

    The_Hess

    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.

  • 3 years ago

    johni_m

    привет! Болею за грищука Россия вперед!Laughing

  • 3 years ago

    Kingpatzer

    I guess I'm in the minority, I find blitz boring.

  • 3 years ago

    renumeratedfrog01

    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.

  • 3 years ago

    Luca93

    when the match will begin I meant after how many days ?

  • 3 years ago

    Kingpatzer

    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.

  • 3 years ago

    Luca93

    no gelfand will crush grishcuk

  • 3 years ago

    chesshoudini

    Grishcuk will crush Gelfand

  • 3 years ago

    mattattack99

    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...

  • 3 years ago

    ralak

    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

  • 3 years ago

    TheKidProdigy

  • 3 years ago

    Nosorog79

    Grischuk is strongly undervalued even now after beating Kramnik. I quite seriously  think that he can beat Anand in the match.

  • 3 years ago

    renumeratedfrog01

    Gelfand is older than Anand, isn't he? Who wants to see old geezers fight each other?

  • 3 years ago

    atris

    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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