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Anand leads 5-2 after 7th match.
Another 3 draws and he is Champ.
kramnik finally won a must-win game...two more to go...c'mon anand, you can hold on for one more draw...
hope he finish it of in this game
he has never lose to karmnik with white in classical chess
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Hope Anand doesn't pull a South Africa here...
The Elö rating is a bad tool to gauge inter-era quality. All it shows is that the structure of chess has changed and that top-level players play each other more often now in a few big bucks events like Linares whereas they would go through National, Zonal, Interzonal and Candidates tournaments back in the day.
Your comparisons are sorta dire. I don't recall Karpov ever getting mated the way Kramnik did at Bahrain. He was generally not as prone to mistakes. Korchnoi was a strong player and Karpov had some tough battles with him. Does that somehow prove Karpov to be inferior to another player? If so, how? If your point that superior players should never have close matches with inferior ones stood and if I would concede that Karpov was just a good not great guy who was given the title because there was no one decent around, why was Kasparov unable to defeat him decisively? On four occasions?
And why is a guy like Leko, who is a can and obviously was handpicked in 2004 by Kramnik, a viable World champion? The fact that more guys can win it usually reflects a lower quality of competition. No one excels.
i will put anand and karmnik above karpov any day
Thought this said "Andmark vs Kweek" when I looked at it.
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