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    World Chess Championship : Anand Vs Kramnik

    Battle of the ultimate chess champs at Moscow

    1st Match : Draw.

    2nd Match : Draw

    3rd Match : Anand wins with black.

    9 more to go!!

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    Nah, Kasparov v Karpov for mine.
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    Chess not a sport, clearly. Fails the "Stephen Hawking" test.
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    You mean the 'it's not a sport if Stephen Hawking can kick your butt in it' test?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indipper View Post
    You mean the 'it's not a sport if Stephen Hawking can kick your butt in it' test?
    Essentially, yeah. If Prof Hawking can play it it's obviously purely mental and not a sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Chess is just a poor, boring man's Scrabble anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indipper View Post
    Nah, Kasparov v Karpov for mine.
    kasparov yes, but both these players are better than karpov...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anil View Post
    kasparov yes, but both these players are better than karpov...
    Nah, they may have been better than ole man Karpov who was already getting his coat, but not better than the guy Bobby Fischer was afraid of.

    Besides I was talking about the actual matches between Kasparov v Karpov in the 80s/90s, which were great, not some theoretical could-have-been-should-have-been stuff. Turned out Kasparov v Anand and Kasparov v Kramnik were pretty dire...

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    Somewhere on the interwebs, there surely must exist a forum similar to this one, where chess enthusiasts might currently be furiously debating the ill effects of bastardised variants like speed chess and blindfold chess on the traditional SixtyFour64 format....

    Personally, I'd like to watch a chessboxing bout.

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    Chessboxing is dire, I've seen it on youtube. Atrocious chess players and probably not the best boxers either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indipper View Post
    Chessboxing is dire, I've seen it on youtube. Atrocious chess players and probably not the best boxers either.
    So, more Ronnie Irani vs Rikki Clarke than Andrew Flintoff vs Ian Botham?

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    Eh, Gelman v Dickinson at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indipper View Post
    Nah, they may have been better than ole man Karpov who was already getting his coat, but not better than the guy Bobby Fischer was afraid of.

    Besides I was talking about the actual matches between Kasparov v Karpov in the 80s/90s, which were great, not some theoretical could-have-been-should-have-been stuff. Turned out Kasparov v Anand and Kasparov v Kramnik were pretty dire...
    i don't think fischer was afraid of him, and i think kasparov was a far better player than him...karpov's greatest rival during his heyday was korchnoi, who while he was an excellent world class player was hardly a chess legend...the same could be said of others in that era like timman, smyslov, polugaesky(sp?) etc...i think kramnik is a more evolved version of karpov and anand is much more brilliant....the elo ratings and the heightened competition at the top of the chess world also reflect that...a lot more players who have the potential to be world champions, topalov, ivanchuk, aronian, carlsen, leko etc...

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