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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.
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!
Anand is good against Kramnik, but no one else is.
that is like asking how licks it takes to get to the center of the tootsie roll pop
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...
At rapid and blitz? Doesn't really matter for the classical world championship.
He isn't better but less arrogant. If that counts then yes, otherwise no.
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...
they should play a series of games and then they will know who is better at monopoly
After reaching World #2 and 2822 Elo points, right now the goal is to start earning wins against Carlsen, then win the Candidates and challenge Carlsen for the World Championship.
Carlsen is a great chess talent. And becomes a much better player after training with Kasparov. As long as the contenders do not have a top trainer/ coach, Carlsen stays WCC till 2025.
It is still very impressive that Kramnik remains in the Top 5. Most of the recent former champions are not even in the Top 10 anymore.
Aaaah, I still remember that Topalov vs Anand match and the whole "bathroom" issue.
i like wesley's last name
He is only behind of Carlsen in world rankings and time will tell this. He is undefeated from 55 or 60 games now. Carlsen and So both have a long career at least 5 or 8 years. We can see a game between them in pro chess league soon.
Even if Wesley is better than Carlsen, which I doubt, I take issue with saying he's "so" better.