The Candidates!

trysts

Very, very exciting stuff! I would love some opinions on the outcome, but if not, then I will like to publicly state my own. I did, afterall, choose the winner of the World Cup last year, as well as predicting Hou beating Humpy for the WWCC, something even Nostradamus failed to predict.

My choices are as follows:

Topalov will crush Kamsky in the first round, simply because Kamsky is an American citizen.

Gelfand will go to tiebreaks in beating Mamedyarov. Of course, I don't recall playing through any Mamedyarov games, so I don't really know much about him. But, Gelfand is very good!

Aronian will win in tiebreaks over Grischuk, because Grischuk is not scared of Aronian, and gives him headaches. It will be a very tough win for Aronian.

Radjabov will beat Kramnik, no tiebreaks. Because, Kramnik is through as a top ten chess player.

I'll post the semi-finals when the quarterfinals are over. I would post them now, but I'm not quite sure if officials will monitor Kramnik's "bathroom breaks".Wink

philidor_position

Yay! She is back!

OK, my predictions: Gelfand, Aronian, Topalov, Kramnik for the first round.

Aronian & Topalov for the final.

Aronian for the WC challenge.

But my heart is with Kramnik as usual, and whoever comes in the way of Topalov!

trysts

Hello, philidor_position! If I recall correctly, you have great respect for Kramnik, and I'm surprised you don't have him beating Aronian? I see you chose Gelfand as well! That was my toughest choice, because I know nothing of Mamedyrov. Smile

rooperi

Hi trysts, welcome back.

Go Aronian! He's becoming a favourite of mine

trysts

Oh, I think I'm the only person on the planet that missed that face of yours, rooperiLaughing

GatheredDust

I am definetly tracking this thread.

I agree with philidor on all but the finals: I think Topalov will come out victorious.

NickYoung5

+1 for philidor_position's picks.

trysts

Yes, this is very exciting stuff! And whomever guesses all the matches correctly, will win an all-expense paid trip to the World Chess Championship Finals!!!!!

 

That is, if someone gets me a magic wand...

GatheredDust
trysts wrote:

Yes, this is very exciting stuff! And whomever guesses all the matches correctly, will win an all-expense paid trip to the World Chess Championship Finals!!!!!

 

That is, if someone gets me a magic wand...


I would do something much more selfless with a magic wand, like solving the world's economic woes.

Or getting  a extra large pizza...

trysts
GatheredDust wrote:
trysts wrote:

Yes, this is very exciting stuff! And whomever guesses all the matches correctly, will win an all-expense paid trip to the World Chess Championship Finals!!!!!

 

That is, if someone gets me a magic wand...


I would do something much more selfless with a magic wand, like solving the world's economic woes.

Or getting  a extra large pizza...


I would think a magic wand can be used both for a WCC trip, and an extra-large pizza. I refuse to use it on "the world's economic woes", for it would only allow for the useless system to be further exploited. Though I would make more walnut trees for the squirrelsSmile

NickYoung5
trysts wrote:

Oh, I think I'm the only person on the planet that missed that face of yours, rooperi


While you were gone some impostor appeared and appropriated rooperi's picture. Thankfully the scoundrel seems to have disappeared

Mrvos

Topalov, Kramnik, Aronian, Gelfand

 

then Topalov Kramnik

 

then Topalov, losing to Vishy next year, again.

ivandh
GatheredDust wrote:
trysts wrote:

Yes, this is very exciting stuff! And whomever guesses all the matches correctly, will win an all-expense paid trip to the World Chess Championship Finals!!!!!

 

That is, if someone gets me a magic wand...


I would do something much more selfless with a magic wand, like solving the world's economic woes.

Or getting  a extra large pizza...


My economics professor would compare everything to pizza. I'm sure that he could use one to solve our problems.

Joseph-S
trysts wrote:

Very, very exciting stuff! I would love some opinions on the outcome, but if not, then I will like to publicly state my own. I did, afterall, choose the winner of the World Cup last year, as well as predicting Hou beating Humpy for the WWCC, something even Nostradamus failed to predict.

 
 

Bout time you came back!  Smile

 

  I think Aronian is as good as anybody at the top right now and in his prime, so I predict he'll go on to become the next World Champion.  That would still be my prediction, even if Carlsen was in it.

electricpawn
ivandh wrote:
GatheredDust wrote:
trysts wrote:

Yes, this is very exciting stuff! And whomever guesses all the matches correctly, will win an all-expense paid trip to the World Chess Championship Finals!!!!!

 

That is, if someone gets me a magic wand...


I would do something much more selfless with a magic wand, like solving the world's economic woes.

Or getting  a extra large pizza...


My economics professor would compare everything to pizza. I'm sure that he could use one to solve our problems.


I use my magic wand for selfish purposes.

bigpoison
trysts wrote:
GatheredDust wrote:
trysts wrote:

Yes, this is very exciting stuff! And whomever guesses all the matches correctly, will win an all-expense paid trip to the World Chess Championship Finals!!!!!

 

That is, if someone gets me a magic wand...


I would do something much more selfless with a magic wand, like solving the world's economic woes.

Or getting  a extra large pizza...


I would think a magic wand can be used both for a WCC trip, and an extra-large pizza. I refuse to use it on "the world's economic woes", for it would only allow for the useless system to be further exploited. Though I would make more walnut trees for the squirrels


You are an obvious imposter.  There is no way the true Tryst(s) would choose Walnut trees to provide food for squirrels.  Black Walnut creates a toxic environment for competing trees, thus, is a killer.

I think the real Tryst(s) would use that wand to make more Hickory trees.  Plus, hickory is prettier and exploited far less by the capitalistic fat cats who are destroying the Earth's ecosystem.

trysts
bigpoison wrote:


You are an obvious imposter.  There is no way the true Tryst(s) would choose Walnut trees to provide food for squirrels.  Black Walnut creates a toxic environment for competing trees, thus, is a killer.

I think the real Tryst(s) would use that wand to make more Hickory trees.  Plus, hickory is prettier and exploited far less by the capitalistic fat cats who are destroying the Earth's ecosystem.


Wow, the real "tryst(s)" makes an excellent point!Laughing I didn't know Black Walnut trees use chemical warfare to win tree competitions? Could be tree segregation, because some trees don't mind hanging out with Black Walnut trees. And Black Walnuts have those round, green casings, which smells wonderful in the fall, while the squirrels gather themSmile

bigpoison

I'm not positive, but I think that aroma which you find wonderful is a byproduct of the Walnut's chemical weapon.

It probably is some kind of elitist tree, because the Walnut commonly grows with other beauties like White Ash and Beech, while disdaining the company of lesser trees like Birch and Willow.

The more I think about it, the more I think you should use your wand for planting Butternut--the White Walnut.  I don't see them around here too often anymore.  I think they're even protected in Canada.

trysts
bigpoison wrote:

I'm not positive, but I think that aroma which you find wonderful is a byproduct of the Walnut's chemical weapon.

It probably is some kind of elitist tree, because the Walnut commonly grows with other beauties like White Ash and Beech, while disdaining the company of lesser trees like Birch and Willow.

The more I think about it, the more I think you should use your wand for planting Butternut--the White Walnut.  I don't see them around here too often anymore.  I think they're even protected in Canada.


Laughing You are quite the dendrologist, bigpoison!

bigpoison

I prefer "tree-hugger".