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Edit: Don't be fooled, this thread is from the previous WC cycle, Conflagration_Planet is just being an idiot by posting in this thread, knowing people will get the wrong impression. Just don't post here.
Personally, I say good on him. I don't agree with his idea that the top player shouldn't get seeded into the final (I quite like it as a title, rather than a tournament, with title defences), but I do agree with him that the world championship organisers need to shape up. I admire Carlsen for not being blinded by the desire for the title, and deciding to bow out of the cycle.
Good job Magnus Carlsen for standing up for his believes and not just focusing on the title although it is most sad that he can't participate in the WCC
I know this thread is getting old, but I've been thinking about this a lot and finally know what I want to say.
I totally agree with Carlsen that the FIDE cycle is stupid. But I also think the VERY LAST thing he should have picked on was the very old chess tradition of being required to take the crown from the reigning king. Someone pointed out that there are other mano y mano sports that have the same structure, like boxing.
Someone probably also pointed out that there are other mano y mano sports that do not have this structure, like tennis. But, unlike chess, the rules for breaking ties game-by-game and set-by-set have been part of the rules of tennis for more than a century.
So maybe what Carlsen wants is ultimately the fairest, but I still think there are many more obvious and less controversial problems with the cycle that could be settled first.
It sounds like Morphy - Staunton all over again.
Only Fischer was an actual world champion.
And dressed better
This will get peoples attention.
What's that [Expletive removed my moderator] emoticon? you post in a 2 years old topic only to troll. What a idiot
[Please watch your language and try to be a little more respectful]
If he necropost on a 2 years old post he is a idiot. I don't carry away, simply say that he is a idiot kid.
It did get your attention
I have been trolled.
It's three years old. Can't you count?
I was kind of thinking it was ridiculous that the server stores irrelevant information until it's the size of mt. Everest, little of which was chess related.
Some of it's good.
if you ever find it
digging out old threads!
I like buzzards with big bunions.