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|Sep-11-07|| ||Ezzy: some thoughts of the players at the Czech Carlsbad tournament, especially the Timman interview. - http://www.chessvibes.com/?lp_lang_...|
|Sep-11-07|| ||micartouse: <I agree it would be nice to have someone who wasn't beaten by Kaspy, but you're kidding yourself if you can think Aronian would have beaten him.
You should support Kramnik if that's your thinking.>|
Okay, this is seriously cheating but Aronian beat Kasparov in a blitz game a few years ago. :) Good enough for me. Go Aronian!
|Sep-11-07|| ||micartouse: The article is here, and somewhat typically for the time chessbase forgot that anyone other than GM Carlsen exists so they focused on him a little:|
|Sep-11-07|| ||cominatcha: This debate has shades of "my daddy can whip your daddy"|
|Sep-11-07|| ||kellmano: At least games should be somewhere:
|Sep-11-07|| ||Marvol: All of a sudden there's loads of irrelevant stuff about Kasparov, howzat?|
He's retired, doesn't participate, I can't see the relevance of his name popping up here. Shall we just move on, people? Or rehash this discussion about him being the greatest on his own page? For the, approximately, fifty-second, time?
It does show that the WCC itself is not generating a lot of subject matter... whatever happened to that press conference last night? Anybody seen a report on it in a Mexican newspaper?
|Sep-11-07|| ||chancho: <Marvol> they mentioned it here: |
The FIDE Prez did not attend the press conference.
|Sep-11-07|| ||Strongest Force: In regard to cheating possibilities, is it possible to have a micro chip (audio receiver) placed in an ear so as to be undetected as well as a wireless audio transmission (signal) which cannot be detected, like in the movie Mission Impossible 2?|
|Sep-11-07|| ||Petrosianic: It's possible. Do they have radio-jamming in place like they had in (Godforsaken) Elista? If they don't, they should.|
Not a knock against Anand, but he got into San Luis the same way almost everyone else did: being seeded by rating.
|Sep-11-07|| ||Inf: After watching what <leko> did to be here ill be watching him what he can do... or better yet what he can show...|
|Sep-11-07|| ||call14: here ia an interesting interview by Anand - he makes a valid point how FIDE bends its own rules to favour some playes - http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...|
|Sep-11-07|| ||chancho: Some coverage from a mexican newspaper:
Click on "Solo los mejores by Sara Pulido" and you will get the page with a photo of the players.
|Sep-11-07|| ||percyblakeney: The proof that they really are there:
|Sep-11-07|| ||DCP23: Babelfish rocks!!
<Everything is so that the next Wednesday takes the World-wide Championship of Chess City of Mexico 2007, contest ready in which the 8 Great Teachers of the orb will see action best and that will take place in the Historical Center of the capital of the country>
I liked the <The Eight Great Teachers of The Orb> part best.
|Sep-11-07|| ||Softpaw: http://www.cambiodemichoacan.com.mx...
<Al respecto de las menciones de los jugadores, sobresale el comentario de Kramnik, el actual campeón mundial, quien consideró que este certamen de México aparecerá en los próximos libros de historia del deporte ciencia como uno de los más grandes de todos los tiempos.>
Kramnik raises great expectations for the tournament!
|Sep-11-07|| ||tldr3: could someone please tell me when the games start in EST?|
|Sep-11-07|| ||chancho: They say in the paper at 14:00 hrs which would be at 2:00pm Mexico time. (3:00 pm EST)|
|Sep-11-07|| ||Petrosianic: <here ia an interesting interview by Anand - he makes a valid point how FIDE bends its own rules to favour some playes>|
Does he? In fairness to Topalov, he's hardly the first former "champion" to get a rematch.
As for Kramnik, the mistake Anand is making there is in believing Kramnik has two chances to defend, when in fact, Mexico is no chance at all. Even if he wins, he still has to play the match next year (And if he wins Mexico, he'll become the first champion in history to defend his title three years in a row. Some advantage).
|Sep-11-07|| ||slomarko: Anand is completely right the unfair advantages (read: the wch matches they get for free) given to Kramnik and Topalov by FIDE is scandalous!|
|Sep-11-07|| ||trapdor: |
Go to www.chessdom.com to watch live games for free!
|Sep-11-07|| ||danielpi: <lostemperor><Kramnik dominated by Kasparov? I think it was rather the other way around.>|
Well, in classical games, Kramnik has a plus score against Kasparov. I wouldn't call it "dominating", but Kasparov certainly didn't quite figure out how to beat Kramnik like he did everyone else...
|Sep-11-07|| ||marcwordsmith: mea culpa! mea culpa! No, of course Kasparov hasn't dominated Kramnik. But then, Kramnik hasn't dominated all the players that Garry dominated. I think of Kramnik as a contemporary of Kasparov, but with much less impressive overall results. |
Kramnik does not have a dominating style. I actually respect and like Kramnik A LOT; I think he showed a lot of class in how he conducted himself in the match against Topalov. I also think it's inspiring that he can come back from a painful serious illness and play top tier chess. I'm sure he still struggles with physical pain.
But I would just love to see a relatively new face, with a dynamic style, rule the chess world like Kasparov did. I like the idea of a clearcut champion. And Aronian seems like a truly sweet person as well as a brilliant, creative player. I like having a champion whose games are wonderfully entertaining to a patzer like me. Kramnik is brilliant too, but I think you have to be a pretty high-level player yourself to really derive maximum pleasure from going over his games.
|Sep-11-07|| ||dx9293: I for one am glad Kasparov is gone, though I'm sure this places me in the minority!|
It became boring having Kasparov always win. I like having the champion not being "clear cut," as it makes things much more interesting. Not only that, but Kasparov always struck me as an arrogant SOB. He almost never had anything nice to say about his colleagues. I never liked him, because as great a player as he was, he was never gracious. Even Fischer SOMETIMES had complimentary things to say (I'm speaking about his playing career, not his psychosis after it).
Karpov, Kramnik, Anand, Leko, plus some others, don't seem to be pricks like Kasparov.
|Sep-11-07|| ||yalie: what is the head to head (classical chess & overall) records of Kramnik, Anand and Shirov?|
|Sep-11-07|| ||micartouse: <marcwordsmith: But I would just love to see a relatively new face, with a dynamic style, rule the chess world like Kasparov did.>|
I'm sure another dominant player will eventually be the clear #1 as well as champion for a few years and just destroy people, but I doubt for 20 straight years! That's expecting a bit too much. :)
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