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Chess News: 2011 World Championship Candidates Tournament
Presenting the latest chess news and expert analysis of the ongoing World Championship Candidates Tournament in Kazan, Russia - Specifically covering the recently finished Semi-Finals matches (Kamsky vs Gelfand & Grischuk vs Kramnik)
I really had my hopes up for Gata Kamsky this year, especially after he took out Topalov like Jean Reno in “The Professional”
Video analysis of the entire Candidates Tournament is available at:
The Finals: Predictions
The finals will begin on May 19th and consist of a 6 game classical match (followed by tiebreakers if necessary). Poker pro Alexander Grischuk (Russia, 2747) will face off against experienced elite Boris Gelfand (Israel, 2733). It’s unlikely that Grischuk will change his “painstaking patience” match strategy, knowing if he opens with e4 that Gelfand is extremely comfortable playing any type of Sicilian dangerously. My prediction for this match is 11 consecutive draws, and Grischuk finally winning a game in blitz tiebreaker out of a complicated Grunfeld.
While this final was impossible to foresee, hopefully the fireworks will pick up as the players can smell the coming 2012 World Championship match with Viswanathan Anand. Speaking of the WC Match, I think Anand will dismantle either of these guys with his extensive match experience, creative aggression, and powerful intuition of critical moments.
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