is wesley so better then carlsen?

  • #81

    I think any of the guys 2-4 would give Carlsen a great world championship match.

  • #82
    Rogue_King wrote:

    I think any of the guys 2-4 would give Carlsen a great world championship match.

    Not sure about Kramnik. He has that rhematoid thing and he lost to Anand which Carlsen beat without trouble twice. Kramnik from 10 years ago sure, but today I don't think so.

  • #83
    GIGA100 wrote:

    Been following the games of Wesley. In the last 27 games, he has not lost a single game from the Reykjavic Open. Susan Polgar is doing a great job mentoring him. If he plays with Magnus now, I think he'd best get a draw. But give him time, say 4 years, he'll reach his peak. He can beat Magnus.    

    It's been less than 4 years since you made this prediction, and now Wesley So has won 1st place in the Tata Steel tournament where Magnus took 2nd.  And now Wesley So is ranked #2 in the world.  Your prediction is accurate! 

  • #84
    Telestu wrote:
    Rogue_King wrote:

    I think any of the guys 2-4 would give Carlsen a great world championship match.

    Not sure about Kramnik. He has that rhematoid thing and he lost to Anand which Carlsen beat without trouble twice. Kramnik from 10 years ago sure, but today I don't think so.

     

    Anand is good against Kramnik, but no one else is.

  • #85

    that is like asking how licks it takes to get to the center of the tootsie roll pop

  • #86
    I mean, Wesley is better at being in a cult than Magnus. That's for sure.
  • #87

    Wesley So will soon be ready... faith, humility and perseverance propelled him to the top despite of enormous doubts around.

    The throne is waiting for the man who has a bigger heart and greater determination...

  • #88
    Rogue_King wrote:

    I think any of the guys 2-4 would give Carlsen a great world championship match.

    1. Carlsen vs Kramnik chat2.gif 1-0 35 2016 Norway Blitz D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
    2. Carlsen vs Kramnik chat2.gif 1-0 50 2016 Norway Chess D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
    3. Carlsen vs Kramnik chat2.gif 1-0 63 2016 Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
    4. Kramnik vs Carlsen chat2.gif 0-1 55 2016 Grand Chess Tour Paris Blitz C55 Two Knights Defense
    5. Carlsen vs Kramnik chat2.gif 1-0 32 2016 Grand Chess Tour Paris Blitz C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
    6. Kramnik vs Carlsen chat2.gif 0-1 54 2016 YourNextMove Rapid A04 Reti Opening
    7. Kramnik vs Carlsen chat2.gif 0-1 53 2016 YourNextMove Blitz A04 Reti Opening
    8. Carlsen vs Kramnik   ½-½ 66 2016 YourNextMove Blitz C67 Ruy Lopez
  • #89
    Please not Kramnik!

    I'm happy to see that Magnus has been beating the snot out of Kramnik.
  • #90

    At rapid and blitz? Doesn't really matter for the classical world championship.

  • #91

    He isn't better but less arrogant. If that counts then yes, otherwise no.

  • #92
    So what?
  • #93
    Rogue_King wrote:

    At rapid and blitz? Doesn't really matter for the classical world championship.

    If you only look at the classical games it is 4-0 for Carlsen since Kramnik's last win seven years ago. But the +7-0=1 from 2016 is quite impressive even if only one of the games were classical. One of the more interesting games being the last one, even though it was blitz. Carlsen played an excellent game and then eventually blundered away the win with seconds on the clock, but maybe eight straight wins would have been a bit much anyway...

  • #94

    they should play a series of games and then they will know who is better at monopoly

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