Friday, October 24, 2008

Anand-Topalov in 2009?

Surely, we don't want to see these but chess fans are obviously slowly loosing interest in the ongoing championship match between Kramnik and Anand. So am I. Trailing the series 5-2 with only five games left to play, the world knows that it's all but over for Kramnik. In game 7, Kramnik offered Anand a draw in just 21 moves which Anand politely decline until draw was agreed 15 moves later. But it is quite plain to see that Kramnik is already conceiving the match and the championship to one of the finest tactician the world has ever seen, Viswanathan Anand. It's sad to see that Kramnik has to suffer this way.

On the other major tournament, The European Club Cup, another hopeful chess champion, Gata Kamsky who is schedule to face in November the winner of Bilbao Grand Slam (one of the strongest chess tournament in history), Bulgarian Vaselin Topalov saw the current highest rated American chess player suffered consecutive loses after loses in his matches. I'm not counting out Kamsky's chances with Topalov but comparing the progress of the two protagonist in previous tournaments results they participated, chess fans are already making their prediction and looking forward to a more exciting championship matches in 2009 between Anand and Topalov.

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