19437 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Anand certainly has experience defending and winning his title the last three times against Kramnik, Topolov, and Gelfand. I don't doubt Carlson will be world champ at some point, but he might need a second match to actually strip the title from Anand.
It'll will definitely be a slugfest, but unlike last time where anand was the heavy favorite, its roughly equal maybe a slight edge for carlsen
If it's 6-6, then the current title holder retains the championship, I believe. That's what the rule was in the past. I'm not sure if they changed it to be decided in rapid games for tiebreak and then armageddon.
Better to overestimate rather than underestimate
parly incorrect. if you overestimate you will play bad moves
nah if i overestimate my opponent ill try my hardest during the game, so personally i dont mind overestimating as long as it gets me in the mindset to play my best chess.
After Carlsen's performance he certainly looks impregnable, Anands got his work cut out for him
I think Carlsen has to be the favorite, although anything can happen in a short match. Anand didn't impress me much in victory over Gelfand, and his record since then has been inconsistent.
Carlsen won't be agreeing to any short draws either, so if it comes down to stamina, obviously you favor the guy that is half his age.
Will be interesting to see whether Carlsen continues his theme of mixing it up in the opening, or whether he will play it safe and show everyone just how well schooled in opening theory he is. I think the later will play into Anand's hands but even so I don't think we will be seeing a Ponziani or the like from Carlsen.
i think Carlsen is the favorite but it will be and exciting match and anything can happen.
Aronian will win
Well, now that Carlson beat Anand by 3 games, losing 0, it's time to start considering an Anand / Carlson rematch.
anand beats topalov and leads 6/9 highly probably we will see another anand vs carlsen match .. :|
The Game below Proves! Nothing
Carlsen is KING! :)
Anand seems to be playing incredible chess again. Makes you wonder if it was some sort of psychological pressure that was holding him back as World Champion. Now that he has nothing to lose he's starting to look like the Vishy of old again.
I agree, it looks like Anand has gotten his game back. The thing is, is that Carlsen holds almost a 100 rating point edge.
Drueke vs JLP Woodworking solid wood chessboards
by chesshouse a few minutes ago
10/26/2016 - What's Better Than Winning A Queen?
by Legosquirrel 4 minutes ago
POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE.
by RickRenegade 9 minutes ago
by marcusrg 11 minutes ago
erik and cc staff
by GodsPawn2016 12 minutes ago
As piece movement here is a total *#^% i.e. piece selection and deselection is slow and difficult
by GodsPawn2016 13 minutes ago
Old, Bold, Seldom Used Def for Black Against e4 then Nf3?
by TheOrangutanKid 27 minutes ago
how long to gm from beginner
by bbeltkyle89 33 minutes ago
How do i become a computer?
by bbeltkyle89 39 minutes ago
Solskytz vs logozar blitz games
by solskytz 46 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
Try the new Chess.com!
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!