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   Jul-25-14 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
Absentee: Caruana has a few factors in his favour: he's young, 9 years younger than Aronian, has been improving slowly but steadily and above all has a very respectable score against Carlsen in recent years (the only player, off the top of my head). If it gets to a match, I'm inclined too to
   Jul-25-14 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2014)
Absentee: <Wavy: I hope the world championship will be held like tennis grand slam tournament or the world cup. Everyone has a chance to join and the last man standing is the world champion. That is more exciting.> There is the World Cup, even though most people always seem to forget ...
   Jul-25-14 Garry Kasparov (replies)
Absentee: Put it down with the many things you'll go to your grave not understanding.
   Jul-24-14 Biel (2014) (replies)
Absentee: <Octavia:But I wished people could believe that chess is an old man's game - which it is in terms of who plays chess more - old or young? & then we'd soon find that the old do better at chess.> Doesn't this already answer the question?
   Jul-23-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Absentee: <HeMateMe: If you lived in Israel, you would want the same.> What if you were a palestinian living in the Gaza strip? Because this works both ways, you know, even if you'll never get it into that thick head of yours. Blah, I'm done, goodnight.
   Jul-22-14 Yifan Hou (replies)
Absentee: By the way, this is how the guy refers to the past world champions: <In 1975 we saw with Bobby Fischer the last World Chess Champion from a Western country. Since then we have seen several players from countries of the Eastern bloc where Stalinist numbskulls separate the mothers
   Jul-20-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Absentee: <HeMateMe: Simon Webbs seems to think it is na´ve to ask about another culture. Usually I have to read the New York Times to learn about these things.> This explains a lot of things.
   Jul-20-14 Robert James Fischer (replies)
Absentee: Actually, Deep Blue was a dedicated mainframe with specifically built cpus. It couldn't possibly be reused, except maybe as scrap metal. Houdini and Rybka are powered by whatever you run them on, being engines and not physical machines.
   Jul-18-14 Kramnik vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
Absentee: <thegoodanarchist: Not until Caruana has had a stint as World Champion will this be so> It's been 14 years since Kramnik beat Kasparov, and he's beein doing rather badly as of late. Drawing Caruana is definitely a good result for him right now.
   Jul-15-14 Naiditsch vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
Absentee: <Marmot PFL: Rest day isn't needed after two games. Must be so all the German football fans can celebrate> There isn't really any alternative as to the distribution of the rest days. It's a 7-round tournament, so you either have only one rest day (3-4 or 4-3), which is too ...
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