Aronian lost 2 games this tournament so far.
I do not believe Carlsen has lost 2 games this year yet.
(I do know he has lost 1 for sure.)
The Monday game to watch in London: Kramnik-Carlsen.
Not to mention that Kramnik and Carlsen are both leading. A draw is only way for both of them to stay in the ahead, and we haven't been seeing many draws lately.
Let's make it happen!
Haha I laugh at those who say "best ever" based on some number. When he's been WORLD CHAMPION for 15 years, then we'll see.
I don't think people are saying he's the best based on a number. but rather his dominance in a time of great competition. And while I'm not sure if he's the best or not either, there's no need to be so condescending to those who do.
Sure enough, Magnus isn't "the greatest ever". A handful of other players may claim that title (some not, as they have passed away).
But the sheer quality of his play is phenomenal, in the whole history of chess. How can we say it- Capablanca on steroids with Kasparov fighting spirit, maybe?
He is the greatest for our time now and he is young and has the potential to be as great as say Kasparov or Fischer or Karpov.
He's certainly not the greatest, be he may very well be the strongest. Greatest should always be based on achievements, not level of play. He's only 22 though so who knows what he can achieve.
Yes, I hope Kramnik wins! :) My choise after Kasparov! :)
Looks like Carlsen should be happy with a draw from here (vs Kramnik).
it might be draw, just watching the game. if he draws; how many elo points will he shed away?
God forbid he draws, he had a rough game tonight but caught up for now (in move 37... Kf7)!
What? A draw is the absolute best case scenario right now, unless Kramnik has a heart attack.
seems VK runing out of time. watching this game(round 3 VK-MC was like waiting a paint get dry)
Mickey Adams- Judit Polgar 1-0
Lastly the game in R3 B/W VK-MC=draw
Carlsen may lose a point for a draw with Kramnik, but I doubt it could be more. Still, with Black and getting into an inferior ending, he will be happy with the result. Aronian and Anand were jockeying for favorable Rook ending positions, but Lev held the draw to stem the bleeding.
Naka is still trying vs Jones - he must plan to sac the Knight for h4 and use the connected pawns.
Carlsen is the best ever. And now it's official.
The point is: ask yourself what they did in their chess to get that number. Magnus is no where near as GREAT as Karpov or Kasparov. He has potential for sure, but to say "best ever" just means that you haven't seen the others before him.
How many games have YOU lost in the past 12 months? Is it perhaps more than one??
That's the number I'm talking about. I have no idea what number you may be talking about.
Nigel Short is the most borish person in chess. His commentating today was quite unbearable, in my view.