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On Wcc after round 2 the result is 1-1 by 2 draw. First game is ended after 16 and second after 25 move. Why not play Carlsen for win? I think Carlsen's tactic is win at end, not at start. Or he can't win, because he is not better than Anand? Write your tip here!
Carlsen was resilient.
I think Anand missed a chance to open 1-0. Seemed best material in the game and positional.Game 3
Safe play, stare and dare, 11 draws. Then in game 12 Carlsen goes in for the kill. Wins it like a walk-off homer in baseball. (I don't really think this is how it will play out, but it would be dramatic!)
Honestly, the question is who will take the first risk? And will it result in reward?
it looks simple
"Softly softly catchee monkey"
thanks Im no spike english
Because you are is from india. :)
The more the match progresses anand has a better chance
Game 1 or Game 2 were less boring than people are giving them credit for. Anand came out swinging and in both games and was either forced to take draws or concede weaknesses.
I expect brilliance from Carlsen! But so far only boredom for 1st 2 games. Hey just a question. What happens if all games are drawn? Anand retains his title?
anand tries to take a draw not carlsen,because he repeat moves first!
start baring those fangs and start showing the world what they want to see
They both already alluded to the reason why they're playing how they are. With the format of 12 games a single loss is very close to losing the entire event. And looking at it from a different perspective - you can't "not win" if you don't lose. It will end up like the Gelfand-Anand match. Boring draws until one players blunders away a game at which point they'll both go insane for different reasons. The player on bottom for obvious reasons, the player on top having to deal with the psychological stress of being ahead.
I think you are all over-thinking this. Clearly they are just sparring at this stage, they will start to land some blows later in the match. Carlsen needs to make the age advantage count and tire Anand out with long drawn out games. Anand seems to have better preparation but I still favour Calsen to win - just!
He has played two unexpected openings, which Anand and his team will now have to work hard to prepare for on short notice. This is a strategic move to increase Anand's workload and eat up resources to work on whatever variations Carlsen has planned next. Anand, meanwhile has tipped his hand that he is prepared to play 1.e4 and 1...d5 positions. Carlsen would have preferred both games were long, gruelling games to tire Anand. But he has scored a psychological blow to Anand. On a side note, it is completely unfair to play WCC match in one player's country, and especially unfare to allow the spectators to applaud their hometown favorite as he moves. They should be ejected immediately.
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