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Does Viswanathan “the wrecking ball” Anand smash through Carlson next? Anand is standing on top of his head and making all-of-his distractors look like jokers. Major props to Anand to take all that grief about boring chess and then drop that bomb on Aronian – and you have to figure after the Kardashian shout out, Aronian was feeling too cool for school. Anand just brushed off the twitter slight and came to the board carrying a big stick of Bc5! Boom! Anand might not be the young lion in the valley but he sure can roar when he needs too. He still is the champ after all. (Side-note does anyone else notice Anand has the same personal clothing style as most US Dad’s circa Mid 80’s?) –Vishy keep rocking those huge glasses and short sleeve button down shirts, just as long as your blowing minds throughout the world-wide chess community. Who needs a Kardashian shout-out when you’ve got game. Vishy came to play and I dare say, he’s just getting started.
What's the "Kardashian shout out"?
You lost me at the end...but congratulations to him
On Friday, Kim Kardashian tweeted, “I want to learn how to play chess. Wondering if Levon Aronian can teach me!”
I'm thinking if Anand beats Carlson he's going to whisper into Carlson's ear - "whose your daddy?" and walk away ! Vishy keeping up middle-aged men's dreams everywhere - even if we are only USCF 1200 !!!!
That just sounds creepy when taken out of context.
OP- You can spell Viswanathan, but Carlsen is such an endeavor? I wonder whose team you're on.
haha oh not that creepy - besides Anand would ascend to rockstar status if he beats Magnus - When has Aronian ever gone into a 45 minute think ?! Even Kramnick watching Tata Steel at home sat up and yelled, "Do Work Vishy, DO WORK !" (In Russian of Course).
Oh Rnewms - haha - details details ...
another anand **** thread.
let the carlsen **** join the discussion
I see you're trying awfully hard to get banned lately.
Anand's game vs Aronian was indeed remarkable. It is good to know that Anand till got what it takes to be a champion.
However, at the same time, we are reminded that it was actually part of Anand's home preparation and that he actually prepared it for someone else. I feel kinda sad to see how competitive chess has become more and more about home preparation and memorization. I am not blaming Anand for this. He had to do what he had to do, because everybody is doing the same thing. He would lose if he doesn't prepare. Nonetheless, it would have been better if chess returns to its old roots and becomes more of a thinking game than a memorization game. Perhaps Carlsen may help reverse this direction that competitive chess is going.
Thinking back, Rubinstein was indeed remarkable. I would probably put him on a par or slightly below Capablanca, but way ahead all others of his time.
How do grandmasters remember how the pieces move?
They don't always remember, but the trick is whenever that happens to just win with the pieces you can remember. That's why you sometimes see players win games with their rooks still untouched for example.
Probably also why they rarely promote to a knight (it is hard to
remember how the crazy fella moves).
That's true, and with a queen, even if you forget how it moves, it can move to so many squares even a random move will probably be ok.
yo waffle, chill it, it's just that i'm tired of this bs
Then don't read it - it was just a fun thread anyhow
Anand vs Carlsen will be very interesting...seeing that The Candidates is in March 2013. Unfortunately, this will be their only meeting in the Tournament with Anand playing White (really unfair that Tournaments do not insist on both players with W&B). I expect Carlsen to leave "the book" early...and draw the game, since there are many other lowly GMs in this Tournament for him to crush. Same with Anand, he does not have to risk it with "wonder boy", when he has a bunch of wink links to play next.
Great win for Vishy, great game! Good to see him playing with such energy, even if the idea were found in preparing for the match vs Gelfand.
He and Carlsen have been drawing most of their classical encounters in recent years - Carlsen beat him at Bilbao last year and Anand beat Carlsen at London & Bilbao 2010. At +2 and tied for the lead early in the event, both will likely be cautious.
Carlsen does follow established theory more as Black, out of necessity, but he might want to avoid anything Anand might have worked out for Gelfand!
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