Carlsen vs Anand so much like Laxman Rao vs Srinivas

smalugu
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This post assumes a lot of knowledge of Andhra Pradesh's chess scene 8-15 years ago. 

Laxman Rao and Srinivas are quite frequently AP state champions with few national places. They are about 2200-2300 range players who distinctincy remind me of Carlsen vs Anand games.

Laxman Rao likes simplicity, he always trades of the queen, exchange pieces, steal a pawn and take away the whole point from that draw(ish) endgame. His openings are straighforward and strategy simple. Nonetheless his results are great, 6/7 games he manages to win because of his experience, patience and cunning.

Srinivas is a strategic player, he likes technique and depends a lot on his opening preperation. His prides in his preperation and challeges opponents to tackle him in main opening variations.

When playing against either of them I have no fear, the only way one could loose against them is by making a mistake. That's a lot different when playing against JRK. 

Rama Krishna is equally accomplished at state levels but is not known for consistency. Reason he chooses sharp variations, all his openings are gambits, frequently he is exchange or a piece down with little to no compensation. 

Guess who draws more crowds, who gives spectators something to look and argue about, who is feared upon and who eventually with his dynamic style grabbed couple of national titles.

Thus I proclaim Nakamura to be greater entertertainer than these two broads and my money would be on him to eventually topple Carlsen. 

I understand the high levels of WC players but I can't help but relate the style of players to the ones that I knew. 

Update: Wow now Carlsen chose Laxman Rao's line sicilian Qd4! Well just proves my point


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