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  1. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    09 Oct '13 00:39
    Carlsen confirms Kasparov will help him in his match against Anand:

    https://twitter.com/TarjeiJS/status/387626967542943744/photo/1

    Things looking even bleaker for Anand.
  2. 09 Oct '13 00:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    Carlsen confirms Kasparov will help him in his match against Anand:

    https://twitter.com/TarjeiJS/status/387626967542943744/photo/1

    Things looking even bleaker for Anand.
    Hardly, Magnus and Naka did not enjoy their time under Kasparov, both have publicly stated as much, Vishy will not care, all that matters is the chessmen.
  3. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    09 Oct '13 00:44
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Hardly, Magnus and Naka did not enjoy their time under Kasparov, both have publically stated as much, this could be the best thing that happens to Vishy.
    If Carlsen really felt that way would he accept or ask for Kasparov's help?

    Hardly.
  4. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    09 Oct '13 00:46
    The 'unenjoyable' part may have been due to egos. All are great players.
    Kasparov is reputed to have an etremely large database of player's games and that will help anyone, no matter their personal differences.
  5. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    09 Oct '13 00:55 / 1 edit
    I think Nakamura said Kasparov's strength was in his openings. He said Kasparov won mainly because he got good positions out of them.

    If that's true, then Carlsen should benefit greatly from Kasparov since it is known that Carlsen's openings are probably the weakest part of his game.

    Personally I don't think Kasparov would've dominated chess as long as he did based just on opening knowledge.
  6. 09 Oct '13 01:09 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    If Carlsen really felt that way would he accept or ask for Kasparov's help?

    Hardly.
    I learnt an enormous amount, but there came a point where I found there was too much stress. It was no fun any more. Outside of the chessboard I avoid conflict, so I thought this wasn’t worth it. (on training sessions with Kasparov) – Magnus Carlsen

    Please note, I did not make the statement up.

    Yeah because lets face it, chess games are won or lost in the opening - feels his bum to make sure hes not dreaming.
  7. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    09 Oct '13 02:39 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I learnt an enormous amount, but there came a point where I found there was too much stress. It was no fun any more. Outside of the chessboard I avoid conflict, so I thought this wasn’t worth it. (on training sessions with Kasparov) – Magnus Carlsen

    Please note, I did not make the statement up.

    Yeah because lets face it, chess games are won or lost in the opening - feels his bum to make sure hes not dreaming.
    That may have been how he felt back then, but obviously he has realized there is much Kasparov has to offer and has changed his mind.

    I didn't make this twitter post up, either.

    Please note the tweet is more recent and therefore more accurate about where carlsen stands now.
  8. 09 Oct '13 03:49
    There was a lot more to Kasparov than just his openings knowledge.

    Kasparov has been out of the game for a while now, do you really think
    he has spent his time away from the game studying openings and all
    the latest wrinkles?

    Of course he will chip in with an idea or two but he is there, in my opinion.
    (I never read or follow anybody's tweeter...this is my opinion.)
    To pass on his experience.

    This is Carlsen's first real one to one match.
    Remember he got there because other games he had nothing to do
    with went his way. Not though knock out matches.

    Who better to have on your side than one of the greatest match players
    that ever pushed a pawn.

    I reckon Vishy will not be to bothered.
    Kasparov's presence will steal the show, it will take the pressure off
    Magnus and too a certain extant Vishy.
    There are now three stars in town.

    The chemistry betwen the two did not quite mix last time.
    It could backfire. But on the whole a good choice.

    Looking forward to it.
  9. 09 Oct '13 08:04
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    That may have been how he felt back then, but obviously he has realized there is much Kasparov has to offer and has changed his mind.

    I didn't make this twitter post up, either.

    Please note the tweet is more recent and therefore more accurate about where carlsen stands now.
    Chess should be fun, ol Kasparov was too harsh on Magnus the last time, maybe as GP states there are other considerations, his experience, Vishy is an old eagle, Magnus a young one.