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Chess World Championship

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Phoenix, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Looks pretty interesting. The great and former champion Garry Kasparov ( @Kasparov63 ) is providing commentary from the event, happening in India, in Chennai.

    http://chennai2013.fide.com/

    is one site but looks like there are multiple.

    Current world championship Viswanathan Anand (India) is taking on #1 ranked in the world challenger Magnus Carlson from Norway.

    From what I can tell, they are in a draw, currently, after three games.


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  2. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    What! They're not airing this on TV?
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    One night in bangkok...
  4. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    I think that would get a lot of views if they had a professional futbol announcer do the play by play
  5. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Check maaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttteeeeee!!!!
  6. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting this! Good stuff.
  7. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Active Member

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    Why isn't Kasparov playing?
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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  9. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Wow, over a billion people expected to follow this match...? boggle.

    http://susanpolgar.blogspot.in/2013/11/record-breaking-world-championship.html#.UoOHov9OqzY.twitter


    "I am proud to say that for the 1st time ever, chess is more popular than cricket, and even Sachin Tendulkar on twitter, in India!

    The #1 hashtag of all of India is #AnandCarlsen and #3 is #FWCM2013. #ThankYouSachin is #2. Over 1 billion people are expected to follow this World Championship between Anand and Carlsen. On behalf of the organizers, IM Lawrence Trent, GM Ramesh RB, and IM Tania Sachdev, a big thank you to all of you for supporting this event. "
  10. Stryker44

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    But a 22 year old kid is challenging Anand, who challenged Kasparov?

    You'd think Anand would be able to dust him on experience alone.
  11. Shunpike

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  12. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Just the reverse actually. Apparently many were expecting the Norwegian to mop the floor with Anand, and it's not happening. Anand has found his way to a draw in the first four games, much to a lot of surprise amongst the grandmasters. Carlsen is the #1 ranked player in the world...I don't know where Anand is ranked, probably #2 but I don't know. It's just that he happens to hold the World Championship title. But coming into the championship, Anand is a clear underdog from everything I have read and heard.

    I always remember the Kasparov vs Karpov championship many years ago... http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1008322
  13. Stryker44

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    That's shocking because you'd think the knowledge Anand has with 20 years more experience would supersede anything a 22 year old could muster.
  14. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Well the commentators today were speaking about how this current generation has been able to come up to world class level much faster and with vast more exposure to all of the intricacies of the game due to the computer age, something that a guy like Anand did not really get to take advantage on early on. That is certainly one of the factors. Another is that Carlsen is just really, really good. I know that Kasparov thinks the world of him. Carlsen's style of play is different in that he simply never gives up. He finds ways to win games that many think he should have shaken hands with over a draw. That is what the commentators were saying today.

    And he actually did that very thing in today's match. The commentators and Anand were at a point where it seemed a draw was just inevitable, but Carlsen made a move that shook Anand and everyone else up quite a bit, really challenging Anand very, very late...Anand had just over a minute left I believe with his remaining moves, at the time. Really fantastic to watch. Anand was quite obviously nervous all of a sudden...but it did end in a draw.
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  16. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    So yeah, for those interested in this at all, here is where we are:



    4 games played, all draws (score is 2-2)

    Thursday 11/14 is a rest day for the players

    8 more games to be played, they said...



    To keep up on twitter: @FWCM2013 #AnandCarlsen
  17. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    There are three things I suck at. Painting, tennis, and chess. What a dreary game.
  18. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    When is a match called a draw in chess?
  19. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Active Member

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    When neither side has a decisive enough of an advantage to put the other side's king in danger and both players agree to it. At the higher levels where they get 2 hours for each side, I imagine draws happen very frequently due to the expertise and background of the players.
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  20. Stryker44

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    In the case of this match, I believe if all the games in the match result in draws, the World Champion (Anand) keeps the title. The onus is on the challenger to show they are superior.

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