Anand-Carlsen: Death of The Royal Game?
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Watching Live the Anand-Carlsen with the commentary provided by Zsuzsa Polgar and GM Ramesh.
He’s the guy who famously said, after the terrible start of the Anand-Carlsen match, “They are inside arena to win the title and not to entertain the spectators.”
“For them the end result – title winner or loser – is important,” Ramesh added.
And that is exactly what David Bronstein said in his interview, stating the terminal illness of the game we used to call chess.
“Chess has ceased to be a game… Chess has lost its creative component, only the result is important now… Chess doesn’t excite anyone anymore. The system does work without chess…”
Main image: Damilola, Death of the king
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So Mr. Ramesh, no entertainment for us? What’s the deal then? What should be in the store for the rest of us who are not part of the System?
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Today's CT-4754 for Nov 13, 2013, contains the annotated Anand-Carlsen game four, a quiz, On This Day, chess news round the world, and Baburin's Endgame Kaleidoscope!