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|May-23-11|| ||shach matov: <thefocus>
not at all. I made one comment to him, that's all!
but you made about 20 angry comments addressed to me!! this means that I was able to once again to completely frustrate you and make you very angry indeed!
for anyone wanting proof just look at the Naka-Goldsby page: <thefocus> was so angry that he began slapping himself out of frustration:)
|May-23-11|| ||TheFocus: 20? Wow! And you went back to count them? I am flattered.|
|May-23-11|| ||TheFocus: <shach> is actually the president of my fan club.|
I just don't trust him with the treasury.
|May-23-11|| ||Imposter: what more encouragement do these guys need than to be asked politely to take their spat elsewhere?|
|May-23-11|| ||TheFocus: <shach> OK, Granny wants us to stop. She is all upset because no one changed her adult diaper.|
I have to leave for a while anyway.
|May-23-11|| ||NGambit: <Imposter>
<tpstar: <Nina Myers> Note we now have World Championship Candidates Final (2011) where we may discuss the present match between Gelfand and Grischuk instead of round-the-clock Kramnik.
Nina Myers: Thanks for dropping a hint, <tpstar>. I change over to it.
Nina Myers: <polarmis: <GM Sergey Shipov's LIVE commentary on Grischuk - Gelfand:>> You might follow me...>
|May-23-11|| ||Tomlinsky: <Imposter> *nod* I'd go along with that pretty much. This debacle is adding nothing whatsoever to the lineage of the WCC title. No craft.|
I'm going back to looking through Botvinnik, Smyslov, Petrosian, Tal encounters and giving this nonsense a miss until it's sorted out. If ever.
|May-23-11|| ||HeMateMe: The many short draws in Karpov/Kasparov 1985 resulted in FIDE changing future match conditions. The 6 wins, unlimited number of games condition was replaced by the more traditional 24 game match.|
The short draws are bad for chess, and this is obvious. It is indefensible.
|May-23-11|| ||Imposter: <Tomlinsky> here's a website that shows all the previous world championship cycles starting from the 1834 labourdonnais - mcdonnell matches thru to the present. it's a <very> useful research tool with lots of commentaries and links about the controversial events such as the split and the attempts at reunification: http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/wcc...|
|May-24-11|| ||technical draw: <no one changed her adult diaper.>|
<TheFocus> I think "adult diaper" should go the same way as "male nurse". Suffice it to say 'nurse' or 'diaper'....
Signed TD, see all-know all, buttinsky....
|May-24-11|| ||TheFocus: OK, you have all heard now from an expert on diapers; adult or otherwise.|
|May-24-11|| ||Akavall: http://mit.zenfs.com/121/2011/05/ep...|
And people say this event is boring.
|May-24-11|| ||zarg: <Kamsky would have made this final more interesting>|
Hmmm.. that was a turnoff.
|May-25-11|| ||James Bowman: <HSOL: Jambow: Not really sure you can count the supposedly questionable behaviour of Topalov/Danailov in favour of Kamsky given the record of his father in the 90s?>|
If it were still going on I would agree Kamsky would still be viewed in a less than favorable light, likewise if the Topolov/Danalov antics were 20 years past and not so recent Veselin veiwed more positively today. Kamsky also has been a gentelman and even interacts with his fans here.
|May-25-11|| ||mkrk17: And finally the best candidate to play Anand has emerged. None other than Gelfand. And all Grischuk fans can watch Grishuk play against Anand maybe in a simul :)|
|May-25-11|| ||technical draw: Great, first prize (Gelfand) gets to play Anand for the world championship!|
Second prize (Grishuk) gets a set of steak knives.
|May-25-11|| ||Jim Bartle: Third prize: You're fired?|
|May-25-11|| ||VincentL: If we take the games Anand v Gelfand on the CG database, Anand leads 16 - 7. 5 of Gelfandīs wins were in the period 1990 - 1992, so since 1992, Anand leads 16 - 2.|
Anyone give Boris Gelfand much of a chance?
|May-25-11|| ||bronkenstein: Anandīs baby is his best chance =)
On a serious note , in classic for the last 5-6 years they are almost equal , in case that pre-match statistics means anything.
For example, here in Kazan we witnessed the slaughter of the favorites, none of them even reached the finals, 2 went out in quarters , one was clock-lucky to enter semis.
|May-25-11|| ||technical draw: <Third prize: You're fired?>|
No third prize is a lifetime premium membership in chessgames.com but with the user name: Iamaloser.
|May-25-11|| ||PJ chess player: Gelfand has last chance to become world chess champion. Now or newer!|
|May-25-11|| ||chancho: In classical games, Anand has 9 wins to 6 losses and 27 draws. |
The last time Anand defeated Gelfand in a classic game, was around five years ago.
Their last six classical games have ended in draws.
(According to the database.)
|May-25-11|| ||Jim Bartle: Yes, and the last time Gelfand defeated Anand in a classical game was in 1993, if I'm reading correctly.|
Still it looks pretty competitive.
|May-25-11|| ||VincentL: These candidates matches produced some surprising results, but there were few classical games before the rapid/blitz started.
Gelfand will have to play many more classical games against Anand, and if the match does indeed reach rapid/blitz, I am sure Anand would be an even greater favourite in that format.|
|May-25-11|| ||chancho: Gelfand is no doubt aware of how formidable Anand is, and will prepare accordingly.
Do I believe he can beat the Indian in a match?
No, but I think it will be a better match than some people expect.
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