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  1. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    09 Sep '07 13:23
    Kramnik will win
  2. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    09 Sep '07 15:59
    whos he playing?
  3. 09 Sep '07 16:03
    Kramnik
  4. 09 Sep '07 16:17 / 1 edit
    carlsen.

    EDIT: damnit, Moro then
  5. Standard member Yuga
    Renaissance
    09 Sep '07 17:08
    From chessgames.com

    "Eight players compete in Mexico City for the right to challenge Kramnik for the world title. The players are: Anand, Svidler, Morozevich, Leko, Gelfand, Aronian, Grischuk, and Kramnik."

    So, Kramnik is playing for the right to challenge himself?

    I'm guessing Aronian will win.
  6. 09 Sep '07 17:41
    Aronian will win
  7. 09 Sep '07 21:06
    For me it is a toss up between anand and kramnik.although aronian has been playing very well as of late.
  8. 09 Sep '07 21:30
    FIDE managed to make it about as complicated as possible. (They get my Rube Goldberg award for global chess management.) The way I understand it, Kramnik gets loss odds in Mexico City. If he loses MC, he gets to play the winner of MC. Also, there is an upcoming qualifying tournament in Siberia, and the winner of that gets to play Topalov. (I don't think Topalov gets to play in the Siberia tournament.) Then the winners of those two branches finally play for the WC title.
  9. Standard member Chipotle
    Pawn Grubber
    10 Sep '07 01:04
    I think Vishy is going to take this - he has been pretty fired up lately. Kramink right behind. Moro, Grishuk, Svidler are going to bring up the rear, with Leko and Gelfand going either way. Then, at critical moments in the 2nd half of the tournament, Danilov will sneak into the hall and the toilet flush ringer on his cell phone will cause Kramnik to flinch and misplace a piece, giving Vishy the critial 1/2 pt to win.
  10. 10 Sep '07 01:10
    Originally posted by Chipolte
    I think Vishy is going to take this - he has been pretty fired up lately. Kramink right behind. Moro, Grishuk, Svidler are going to bring up the rear, with Leko and Gelfand going either way. Then, at critical moments in the 2nd half of the tournament, Danilov will sneak into the hall and the toilet flush ringer on his cell phone will cause Kramnik to flinch and misplace a piece, giving Vishy the critial 1/2 pt to win.
    Has anyone mentioned to you that it's spelled "Chipotle"?
  11. Standard member Chipotle
    Pawn Grubber
    10 Sep '07 01:42
    Who cares?
  12. 10 Sep '07 01:46
    Originally posted by Chipolte
    Who cares?
    Mexican restaurants worldwide, that's who!
  13. 10 Sep '07 02:04
    As far as predictions, probably a coin flip between Kramnik and Anand, with Aronian as a dark horse choice, if he's been eating his spinach lately. But in one tournament, anything can happen. Well, anything except Leko getting aggressive and taking risks.
  14. 10 Sep '07 02:44
    Anand! I cant wait for the Caro's!
  15. 10 Sep '07 03:53
    Will Kramnik have the stamina for this event? If so, he will win, if not then I have to go with Anand.