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RE: Chess World Championship
I don't see that as a good comparison. Sure Fischer hadn't beaten Spassky before but everyone knew at that point that Fischer was the strongest player in the world, ranked 120 points ahead of Spassky at the time. Therefore it wasn't considered an upset. Naka beating Carlsen in a match anytime soon would be an enormous upset. I think So and Caruana are more serious challengers in the future.
07-Apr-2015 12:55 PM
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RE: Chess World Championship
I don't disagree. But in darker moments I have that worry!

I agree about Caruana, I'm not sure about So yet. I think Giri is stronger
07-Apr-2015 01:14 PM
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RE: Chess World Championship
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/ap...randmaster
08-Apr-2015 04:22 AM
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RE: Chess World Championship
God I miss Garry Kasparov. A complete drama queen, but a master at work. Huge ego, fierce competitor, insane drive, kinda like Fischer in that sense.



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07-Sep-2015 06:54 AM
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RE: Chess World Championship
(07-Sep-2015 06:54 AM)Broken_Shoelace Wrote:  God I miss Garry Kasparov. A complete drama queen, but a master at work. Huge ego, fierce competitor, insane drive, kinda like Fischer in that sense.




Awesome video. The analysis is from this game: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1067294

One of Kasparov's greatest masterpieces.
08-Sep-2015 03:41 PM
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RE: Chess World Championship
Kasparov was genius.

here's an interesting article on hi-tech cheats in chess...

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RE: Chess World Championship
So, DarthFed, Carlson looks in danger of losing. This one reminds me of the rabbit v turtle road race, which the turtle won. Carlson has 3 games left to win a game, and level it. But the series of 7 straight draws was unexpected, was it?

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RE: Chess World Championship
Carlsen turned it around and won it. Clap

I wonder is the speed chess tiebreak a good or bad idea?

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RE: Chess World Championship
I think the speed chess tiebreak is flawed but still better than not having a tiebreak and letting the champion retain the title if the match ends in a tie.

It was a pretty good match, Karjakin did what he had to and put Carlsen on the ropes. Game 10 which Carlsen won may haunt him though because he missed a pretty basic move that would've forced a draw. Then who knows what would've happened. Once Carlsen tied it I knew he'd win because he is the strongest in speed chess by a good measure and he had the momentum after tying the match.
29-Jan-2017 09:26 AM
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RE: Chess World Championship
It was incredibly dramatic turnaround, wasn't it? Carlsen looked finally as though he'd lose, and the other bloke was solid throughout - until that fatal 10th game.

This only enhances Carlsen's reputation? Or does it expose something in him that can be exploited?

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RE: Chess World Championship
Maybe a bit of both. Holding onto the title for many years and defending it in many different matches is what he will ultimately be judged by. He was expected to win by a lot more so suddenly he doesn't look as invincible and there are other players gaining on him in the rankings lately. Kasparov is the greatest player ever and his main accolades is being world champ for 15 years and defending it 5 times and being world #1 for 20 years.
29-Jan-2017 04:00 PM
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