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Viswanathan Anand vs Boris Gelfand
Anand - Gelfand World Championship Match (2012) (rapid), Moscow RUS, rd 16, May-30
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51)  ·  1/2-1/2

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May-30-12  twinlark: <Natalia Pogonina: <LoveThatJoker> A great champion - yes. But greatest ambassador...Anand hasn't ever been active promoting chess or helping improve FIDE. Compare his scale of activity with Kasparov, for instance.>

I would have to disagree with this.

Please peruse this from chessbase:

<About NIIT MindChampions’ Academy

NIIT MindChampions’ Academy is a joint initiative by NIIT, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT Trainer, and World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, to initiate young minds into the world of chess. Established in 2002, the Academy has fostered over 11,000 chess clubs with more than one million students as its members, in schools across India. GM Viswanathan Anand has personally travelled across India, spreading the message for enhancing thinking skills by learning chess and motivating the school students. NIIT Mind Champions’ Academy conducts an annual event for the academy’s members. The academy provides teaching learning materials on chess, which includes computer based tutorials, video based mentoring by Viswanathan Anand, chess software, puzzles and a database of games.

NIIT Nguru is a smarter education solution for schools that utilizes appropriate technology as backbone and encompasses all the possible components required to make the school smarter. NGuru enables the school to move to a higher plane by introducing innovations in the Computer Lab, Subject lab, classrooms and administration...> http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...

Anand kick started top level chess in India, and during his time as World Champion hundreds of thousands of children in thousands of schools have started the game in that country. He is a national sporting hero, receiving the Sportstar Millennium Award in 1998 from India's premier sports magazine for being the sportperson of the millennium.

Kasparov has taken on FIDE and lost. He has however helped many schools around Europe and in other continents take on chess, just as Anand has done in India.

May-30-12  NGambit: <twinlark:> +1
May-31-12  GilesFarnaby: <twinlark: Kasparov has taken on FIDE and lost.>

As of lately, Kasparov has been lobbying extensively, in both the USA and the EU, for the introduction of chess in public schools -so that children have yet another matter in which to be mindraped- and maybe Natalia was referring to that.

May-31-12  twinlark: <Giles>

I'm not sure I get your drift.

May-31-12  Shams: Doesn't sound like <Farnaby> is much for public education.
May-31-12  RookFile: Gelfand tried manfully in this game, but it was too hard to get winning chances after Anand's excellent opening choice.
May-31-12
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  blazerdoodle: Petrosianic... !!! - the tiebreaker should have been played first.

pericles of athens: <this is brilliant! quite logical. i've never heard this idea before, but i love it. spicy.>

Took the words right out of my mouth!!! When I read it, I thought, that would have fixed it. Then they would have to battle. One can’t blame them for doing what they did. There weren’t enough games.

Do the tie breaks first, wow...
- hut heck, add a few games to the next one...

May-31-12  talisman: <Cemoblanca> AGREE!.....
Jun-01-12  Zaphod Beeblebrox: I'm an 1800+ rated player from India and I must tell you that the whole minchampions thing is a farce... Anand has hardly ever done anything for chess in india.. he is just hapy with the general gentleman tag he has.. and the course promises you that you "will play like vishy anand at the end of the course".. whom are you kidding?
Jun-01-12
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  Everett: <Zaphod Beeblebrox: I'm an 1800+ rated player from India and I must tell you that the whole minchampions thing is a farce... Anand has hardly ever done anything for chess in india.. he is just hapy with the general gentleman tag he has.. and the course promises you that you "will play like vishy anand at the end of the course".. whom are you kidding?>

Wow, you are one person and you feel you can represent a whole nation, from the shore to the Himalayas, and all areas in between from city to country? Sounds like all the obtuse Americans on this site.

Jun-01-12
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  Everett: Regarding <Giles> I think he is alluding to the fact that new, <mandatory> education, foisted upon students in public education, should be avoided, there being enough between testing and lock-step curriculum to drive our youth batty. But hey, I'm not sure, perhaps he will come back to explicate his post.
Jun-01-12  albert babayev: how can isee agame
Jun-01-12  talisman: <albert babayev> chessgames.........
Jun-02-12  Zaphod Beeblebrox: I never said he should have revolutionised chess. Though I'm sure he can do even that with the kind of awe he inspires here. All I'm saying is he could give a lot more simul displays, guest lectures etc than he does. The least he could do for now is to settle in India.
Jun-02-12  Zaphod Beeblebrox: And Everett, I gave my personal views, never said I was representing India. Other Indians are free to publicise their opinions too :)
Jun-02-12  Shams: "Beeblebrox"...Punjabi?
Jun-02-12  solskytz: Anyone who hasn't heard of an idea to play the tiebreaks first, go to the main WC pages, on 16 and 17 May - you'll find some interesting posts there on that subject.
Jun-02-12
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  Everett:   < Zaphod Beeblebrox: And Everett, I gave my personal views, never said I was representing India. Other Indians are free to publicise their opinions too :)>

Indeed, you have the right to your opinion!

Jun-03-12  BadKnight: <Shams> Zaphod Beeblebrox is a fictional character from the science fiction series Hichhickers guide to the galaxy. The name is not remotely similar to any punjabi or indian name.
Jun-03-12  Shams: <BadKnight> I was joking. Unfortunately, I've read my Douglas Adams.
Jun-03-12  lost in space: <<pericles of athens>: this is the most interesting game of the whole tournament - wish more of the games could have been like this (snip)>

Agreed

Jun-06-12  GilesFarnaby: <Everett: Regarding <Giles> I think he is alluding to the fact that new, <mandatory> education, foisted upon students in public education, should be avoided, there being enough between testing and lock-step curriculum to drive our youth batty. But hey, I'm not sure, perhaps he will come back to explicate his post.>

I don't have to explain myself any further since you just did that for me.

Nonetheless, if I may punctuate, is not that violence should not be used upon children (or taxpayers, for that matter) because it doesn't yield the 'expected' results, but plainly because the victims are unwilling to be treated violently.

Jun-06-12  Shams: It all makes sense, provided one accepts that mandatory instruction = violence. That's absurd of course, but what's a belief system without at least one naked absurdity?
Aug-09-15  GeneM: @blazerdoodle (of 2012-05-31)
Playing the speed tie-break games first would mean even more contamination of the long chess games (from the speed tie-break games) than there is already. Indeed the stated goal of playing tie-breaks first is to affect how the long games are played. Ideally there would be no need for any tie-breaks other than a couple more long games. Or at least ideally we would minimize the contamination, not increase it.

Under its current rules, chess at the elite level suffers horribly from a huge draw rate (60%, and higher in matches). Perhaps just enough relief could be achieved by slight changes to the castling rule, to the repetition rule, to the draw offer rules, and possibly a bit more. By chess suffers more than most competitive creations from the - Tyranny of Tradition.

Maybe even the slightest chess rule change would be an intolerable violation of tradition a priori. But the draw problem is awful too. The draw problem seems too damaging to be left unsolved for so long.

This final game was oddly skipped by the otherwise excellent documentary film linked to from: ht tp://en.chessbase.com/post/ album-61-an-intimate-award-winning-documentary

Jun-27-18
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