Originally posted by ericmittensI have a book of his games which I really enjoyed! And the wife is Norwegian, so double reason to cheer the young 'un on. I just hope his early style, being willing to sac a piece for initiative is not completely gone, thanks to the big guns beating him (Anand in particular). Then again I always love the romantic in chess, the unsound but complicated that wins is more interesting than the sound and boring.
So who is everyone's favorite?
Personally I'm rooting for Magnus...world champion by 19! I can feel it!
Originally posted by ericmittensKramnik didn't exactly "wipe the floor" with either Leko or Topalov, so what makes you think that he will "wipe the floor" with Anand? In fact, his match with Leko was a TIE, and I think that Anand is a better player than Leko.
Kramnik never lost the title IMO
Anyway, once Kramnik wipes the floor with Anand...