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|Mar-29-10|| ||Philidor: <HeMateMe: "Im sure Anand doesn't want to be there either, but it was the only pay day to be had. Being in his late 30s, the big chess payoffs are going to be declining soon.">|
Actually, he's in his early 40s...
|Mar-29-10|| ||Bondsamir: I talked to Anand last night and asked him several questions he answered though he was very suspicious of me that might me be in Topalov's side , he is sure topalov's surprises will be in Berlin defense.|
|Mar-29-10|| ||Bobby Fiske: Carlsen part of Anands team in 2010 doesn’t sound so wise to me. Having a second is letting him know your secrets. You wouldn’t do that with a very close and dangerous opponent.
If Anand loose the match with Topalov, he will likely meet Carlsen in a Candidate match already in 2011. If Anand beat Topalov, he will perhaps meet Carlsen in a WCC match in 2012.|
I think they played some sparring games prior to the Anand - Kramnik match in 2008. I think that is as close as Carlsen and Anand can come in means of cooperation.
|Mar-29-10|| ||siamesedream: So, no MTel Masters this year. It was planned on May 25-June 5:|
|Mar-29-10|| ||Matsumoto: My vote would go to Magnus Carlsen. But I suppose the World Champion title won't be decided by votes. And niether will is be decided by who is the worlds best chess player!|
|Mar-29-10|| ||kramputz: How much is the prize fund? How is it divided?|
|Mar-29-10|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: I am not sure how it is divided, however the prize fund is 3 million US dollars|
|Mar-29-10|| ||The Rocket: " Carlsen part of Anands team in 2010 doesn’t sound so wise to me"|
doesnt matter, they seem to change everything in their opening choices for each match anyway.
And chess is so deep anyway.
|Mar-29-10|| ||The Rocket: And when you have kasparov to call up whenever you like regarding opening ideas, I dont think it matters for anands chances in potential matches against carlsen if they collaborate.|
|Mar-29-10|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: <Bobby Fiske>
Very good points. I do think that Anand might consider a "let's worry about that when it happens" philosophy at this point when it comes to working with his rivals. Kasparov was only 32 when he had Kramnik on his team in New York in 1995.
Of course, I doubt that Carlsen would ever agree to be Anand's second. It might seem crazy, but there is a better chance of Kramnik joining his team in some capacity- that would be a first. In any case, there is no guarantee that Carlsen will make it to the next world championship match (although if he does he will have qualified, which is more than we can say about Topalov).
|Mar-29-10|| ||badest: Well... we all know the history ... San Luis, Elista, etc so Topalov has "qualified" in a way... (also being nr 1 frequently probably does not hurt...).|
All FIDE cares about is their % anyway ... ;o)
|Mar-29-10|| ||whiteshark: <Bondsamir> I'd have told you the same if I were Anand and suspecting you are cozying with the Topalov camp. :D|
|Mar-29-10|| ||SatelliteDan: What is Chess theory? In school a theory was a idea that needs to be proven by experiment. Is this the same principle in chess?|
|Mar-29-10|| ||Chess Network: I really don't know who will win, but I know Topalov will sac an exchange at least once.|
|Mar-29-10|| ||siamesedream: <How much is the prize fund? How is it divided?> From official site:|
>>12. Prize Fund
12.1 Price fund 2.000.000. EUR:
* Winner 1.200.000. EUR;
*Loser : 800.000.EUR
12.2 The organizer shall pay to FIDE an amount of 20% over and above the total prize fund, net of any applicable taxes.<<
|Mar-29-10|| ||Aspat: I can surely say Anand's chances were far better if he had played at neutral venue. But still Anand has the edge because Topa will have pressure to perform well in his own country. Since this is not a football match so public support doesn't make much difference. That might be Anand's point of view. Anand has experienced defeat in Shanghi Nagar,India at hands of Kamsky, so he might be reluctant to play in India. Because in crucial stage of the match these memories may affect Anand's morale if he were playing this match in India.|
|Mar-29-10|| ||Aspat: Anand must have some idea in his mind when he agreed to play in Bulgaria. He doesn't speak but plans everything in his mind.|
|Mar-29-10|| ||The Rocket: Why does topalov get to play 2(!) world-championship matches in his own country?!|
Once is strange, twice is freakin insane!!
|Mar-29-10|| ||szachista: Why 2?
As far as I know Kamsky-Topalov was not WC match.
|Mar-29-10|| ||operative: They should do it like the super bowl-a neutral stadium.|
|Mar-29-10|| ||Mahendrakumar: Topalov will not lose easily. The match will be highly electrifying. But Anand will come out with flying colours. Anand will win. Anand will WIN. Anand WILL WIN. ANAND WILL WIN.|
|Mar-29-10|| ||unsound: <like the superbowl--a neutral stadium> I'm not sure they'd be able to fill a stadium. It would be very hard to see what was happening from the cheap seats.|
|Mar-29-10|| ||suplexer: Jhoro I said Anand would most likely (above 50 percent)thrash carlsen in a CLASSICAL match. Why are you mentioning blitz? Only a silly person would look at blitz record to decide who is the strongest player. If we did that does that mean kosteniek is better than Magnus?lol.|
|Mar-29-10|| ||virginmind: topalov is from a neighbouring country, but post elista i couldnt root for him anymore. so i will have to hope anand wins this match.|
but if topalov will(once again) prove some admirable attacking chess and win the title, i will of course congratulate him.
may the best win! looking forward to some terrific fight.
|Mar-29-10|| ||ReneDescartes: SatelliteDan, theory is the body of moves, usually opening moves, that have been worked out in complete detail as exact sequences, together with evaluations of the resulting positions as better for White, better for Black, equal, unclear, etc. |
What corresponds to a theory in ordinary speech, on the other hand--for example the idea that opposite-color bishops should make a draw more likely in an endgame but less likely in a middlegame--is instead called a principle, a positional consideration, or a rule. This can be confusing: notably absent from theory in the chess sense is any idea of an explanation as distinct from the facts.
When you read a statement such as "according to theory, Black is fine here, but his position is treacherous to play," the statement about theory means that if both sides play the best currently known moves in the given position Black will not be worse. When a variation is described as highly theoretical, it means that to play it effectively one may have to memorize more move sequences than is normal.
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