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|Apr-22-12|| ||Kinghunt: Let's go Anand!|
|Apr-22-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: This will be a great match!
|Apr-22-12|| ||AVRO38: I hope CG will change the picture after the match, but since most of their pictures are not from the actual matches they're supposed to represent, I won't hold my breadth. |
BTW, what exactly is Gelfand doing in this picture? blowing his nose? holding his breadth? laughing at Anand's opening move?
In any event I'm rooting for Anand.
Do do that voodoo that you do so well!
|Apr-22-12|| ||messachess: Chance of a life-time for Gelfy. This is it, what he's been working his whole life for, and don't think he's not going to give it all he has. He could win, but unfortunately neither Gelfand nor Anand are likely to play like world champions in tournaments aferwards.|
But, this is a worthy match-up. Two great old players, playing for the crown.
|Apr-22-12|| ||frogbert: <I won't hold my breadth>|
i wish i could!
|Apr-22-12|| ||savagerules: Probably the least anticipated world championship since the second Bogolyubov-Alekhine match.
Is Gelfand even in the top ten list? And Anand is in decline.
Maybe they'll both try to make it an exciting match, but not likely.|
|Apr-22-12|| ||positionalgenius: <savage> Gelfand is currently world #22|
|Apr-23-12|| ||darshandatta: This match will prove if really anand's skill are declining|
|Apr-23-12|| ||zluria: I predict a tooth and nail fight for the crown. Gelfand has been preparing for this moment all of his life. This will be his finest hour.|
|Apr-23-12|| ||lost in space: hmmm, I hope to see good, exiting games. I don't care that much who is winning (the better one as winner is fine for me)....and I like that both are old man - like me. |
Can you teach an old dog new tricks?
|Apr-23-12|| ||lost in space: <Ex-champion Kramnik said on the upcoming match, "It's very difficult to predict the result of a short match. Someone catches someone out with a gimmick and wins--and that's it, the shape of the game changes dramatically. So we'll be looking at what actually happens, at each goal that's scored. In 12 games the score dominates: the adjustment for the first successful game is too great.">|
I fear that there will be a lot of draws. 12?
|Apr-23-12|| ||okba12: notable that all classicalgames wonby Geland were before 2 decades -last one 93-or ami wrong?|
|Apr-23-12|| ||SCUBA diver: <... and finally an Armageddon game if needed.>|
Does anybody know what this means?
|Apr-23-12|| ||DrGridlock: <Scuba>
"A game which White must win to win the match, but which Black only needs to draw to win the match. White has more time than Black: the discrepancy can vary, but in FIDE World Championships, White has six minutes, while Black only has five. Typically used in playoff tie-breakers where shorter blitz games have not resolved the tie."
|Apr-23-12|| ||Elo: <... and finally an Armageddon game if needed.>
<Does anybody know what this means?>|
It means there is a risk that this match might end intellectual civilization as we know it.
|Apr-23-12|| ||HeMateMe: <Armageddon >
It means that the organizers were too cheap to keep the playing venue available for an extra day of serious, G60 or G30 games.
|Apr-23-12|| ||MrMensa: For the next championship, when Carlsen will be getting ready to take on Anand, they should use several games of chess960 random.|
Then after two games of 960, if it is still tied, then go to the various speed chess games.
960 is very different from using regulation time just as Speed chess is very different from regular time controls chess/
But I have a notion that next time, when it's Carlsen's turn to play Anand, that the regulation games would not end in a tie.
By the time Carlsen gets his shot against Anand, he will be strong enough to win about half the games, and tie the rest.
But, if by some fluke, Gelfand were to pull off the huge upset here against Anand, when Carlsen plays him in the next championships, we could anticipate a perfect 12 -0 score.
The citizens of Russia must be livid that two non Russians are playing for the world championship title.
|Apr-23-12|| ||voyager39: Clause 3.8.1...The formidable legacy of Kramnik vs Topalov.|
Both players will have access to the same
toilet facilities during the games. There will be no separate rest rooms for the players during the games.
|Apr-23-12|| ||HeMateMe: <By the time Carlsen gets his shot against Anand, he will be strong enough to win about half the games>|
Can I get some of what you've been smoking?
|Apr-23-12|| ||voyager39: 3.8.2 Before the start of play, the players shall arrive at least ten (10) minutes for security check. |
3.8.3(c) During the playing session, a player may leave the playing area only with the permission of the Chief Arbiter and only if he is accompanied by one of the arbiters
<IA Ashot Vardapetyan is gonna be watching...they both trust him with their private (ahem) moments. And no, you can't embroider your latest novelty at move 25 on ur undies!>
|Apr-23-12|| ||voyager39: <HeMateMe> I want some of that stuff too!|
|Apr-23-12|| ||TheMacMan: weak opposition gelfand will get simply crushed, anand is the best match player right now|
|Apr-23-12|| ||HeMateMe: Has Anand been "crushing" many people, these days?|
|Apr-23-12|| ||voyager39: Clause 3.6.2 of the rules gives hope to those who couldn't make it!|
"If a player refuses to participate in the World Championship Match, he will be replaced as follows:
The runner up finalist of FWCM 2010 GM Veselin Topalov replaces the World champion Vishy Anand and the runner up finalist of the Candidates Matches 2011 <that's Grischuk> replaces the challenger.
In case any or both players <above> refuse to participate when invited, or for any further replacements needed, the rating list of January 2012 will be used to determine their replacements <That's Carlsen vs Aronian, with Kramnik, Radjabov next in order of seniority>
We can still theoretically have...
Topalov vs Gelfand (if Anand refuses)
Anand vs Grischuk (if Gelfand refuses)
Carlsen vs Aronian (if both refuse)
|Apr-23-12|| ||Edeltalent: <Elo> That was a good one :-)|
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