Originally posted by chesstoraKramnik is better at the begining, Aronian is stronger in middlegame. From my point of view, if they will not show theory novelties (it's a friendly match) , Aronian has a better chances.
I just read that these two will be playing a six game match in April. All the deals have been made so it is a go!!! Who do RHP members think will come out on top?
This is RARE when two giants can come together and set up a match like this.
It is hard for me to choose because I like both of them...so I pose the question to the forum.
Originally posted by nimzo5I'm afraid it really will. Kramnik's strategy since 2000 is pretty much to draw the best players and grind out points from the mere 2700's.
It will be a drawfest.
Originally posted by ThabtosKramnik was a very aggressive player in his teens. Not a swashbuckler like Shirov, more like the controled aggression of Kasparov. By all accounts he was a bit of a drinker at that time so maybe playing with a hangover makes you more likely to sac and go for a knockout.
I'm afraid it really will. Kramnik's strategy since 2000 is pretty much to draw the best players and grind out points from the mere 2700's.
Aronian is usually a beast, but during interviews he says he's been working on playing "defensive chess."
The Anand Shirov match was fun. Shirov doesn't care about taking risks, and that gave the game some fireworks.