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Angry Anand?

  • #21

    cam and alwys cool on face...only

  • #22

    Give the guy a break, Anand broke it off before he finished the question, he might only have been asking Anand's opinion of the difference in approach between his generation and the younger class.  Anand certainly didn't want any part of that discussion, but he didn't seem angry to me, just he was done with his interview on the game and the tournament and ready to go.

  • #23

    No, Anand wasn't angry - but a bit annoyed/irritated, as was plain from his body language.

  • #24

    Anand just used a bit of humor;  a very classy move and he did it in good spirits.  I am sure he looked forward to a break.

  • #25

    Kramnik said the same thing when asked about the outcome of the match:

    "Generally speaking, I would like a player from my generation to do better" (Firstpost Sports article, quoted in Chessbase).

    It's a normal question - there is a generation shift going on and its interesting to see how the old guard react (e.g. Kramnik has actually started trying to win games again in the past few years!).  But the chessvibes comments threads are 'interesting' places for all types of theories...

  • #26

    He left a little suddenly, but it does not qualify as anger. He of course wasn't elated, but he left with a smile. 

  • #27

    It was a good-natured way of conveying the message "I'm not going to take your silly bait".

  • #28

    I agree with many of the posts above; I didn't sense anger. I think Anand just wanted to leave. He had covered his game, and tried to leave with some humor.

  • #29
  • #30
    Chess is like any sport in which new ideas challenge old regimes. Young players with youthful spirit challenge older players with wisdom and experience. At some point, though, age and an unwillingness or inability to absorb the new ideas and evolve with the game will make anyone a dinosaur. Facing this sort of "Lex Talionis" is part of competitive life, no matter how refined its exponents like to think their sport is. Depending on who you talk to, objecting to such provocative jabs is either an example of mature integrity or of fuddy-duddy-ism.
  • #31

    By the way Simen Agdestein is not Carlsens manager but rather the GM brother of Espen Agdestein who is Carlsens manager.

  • #32

    Harmless, yes I think so. The fact that he once trained Magnus Carlsen and was author of the book Wonderboy about him goes a long way to explaining his comment/question to Anand, and his rather irritating (imo) continual low-level rooting for Magnus as tournament commentator.

  • #33

    It's harmless unless Simen Agdestein asked given that he was MC trainer.

    Both of them were wrong and not elegant. Anand should not react too much, and SA should be very careful with his questions since Anand was his rival.

    SA should have known that they are in mental war. And his questions to Anand were inappropriate. Of course it's understandble that Anand fans are angry. I would if I were one.

  • #34

    I think Simen's idea of the old guard vs up-and-commers is wrong. A long time ago, the old guard had old worn-out ideas, as it was a lot of work to find fresh novelties over the board during study. But with computers, it's much easier to keep up to date with the latest novelties and refutations, which means the older gents don't have to put out so much energy to keep fresh.

    The fact that Gelfand and Anand were in the previous WC only underscores the fact that computers may bring longevity to chess players.

  • #35
    Even as a little boy Anand knew the transboard knight trick:

    [Event "International Tournament"]
    [Site "Delhi (India)"]
    [Date "1987"]
    [Round ""]
    [White "Anand Viswanathan (IND)"]
    [Black "Thipsay Praveen M (IND)"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [Eco "C90"]
    [Annotator ""]
    [Source ""]

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3
    d6 8.c3 O-O 9.a4 Bg4 10.d3 Na5 11.Bc2 c5 12.Nbd2 {~1p} Re8 13.h3
    Bd7 14.Nf1 {~1p} Bf8 15.Ng3 {~1p} g6 16.Nh2 Qc7 17.Qf3 Bg7 18.Bg5
    Re6 19.axb5 axb5 20.d4 exd4 21.cxd4 Rae8 22.Rec1 cxd4 23.Nf5
    {~1p} Qb6 24.Nxg7 Kxg7 25.Qf4 d3 26.Bxd3 Nb3 27.Nf3 Nxc1 28.Rxc1
    Ng8 29.Qd2 f6 30.Be3 Qb8 31.Qa5 Rc8 32.Rd1 b4 33.Bf4 Qc7 34.Qxb4
    Rb8 35.Qd2 Qb6 36.Bc4 Rxe4 37.Bxd6 Rc8 38.b3 Bc6 39.Nd4 Bd7 40.Bf4
    Ree8 41.Kh2 Re7 42.Ra1 Kh8 43.Ra6 Qb7 44.Rd6 Rf8 45.Bg3 Qc8 46.Ba6
    Qa8 47.b4 Bc8 48.Bc4 Bb7 49.f3 Rc8 50.Bxg8 Kxg8 51.Rxf6 Bd5 52.Qg5
    Qb7 53.Nf5 Re2 54.Nd4 Re7 55.h4 Rf7 56.Rd6 Rd7 57.Nf5 Re8 58.Nh6+
    Kg7 59.Qf6+ {~1p} 1-0

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