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Thibault de Vassal    (2006-12-16)
Topalov vs. Kramnik v2, is it worth ?

I don't know how many times Kramnik will have to defend his title if challengers provide the money, but I'm quite disappointed with this news of a match scheduled only 6 months after the previous one.

I suggest they organize a match Topalov vs. Deep Fritz 10 (reigning world champion) first...

What do you think ? :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-12-16 04:05:26)
Topalov vs. Kramnik v2, is it worth ?

Responding to myself, according to FIDE rules there could be a match about every 6 months (WCH tournament or Prize funded)...

Obviously good for world champion (and for FIDE), but maybe that's also good for chess after all. What disturbs me more is last result against Deep Fritz :/

Dinesh De Silva    (2006-12-16 05:39:02)

The DF 10 vs Kramnik game was a bit disappointing (probably because of Kramnik's shocking blunder & his loss in the last game which gave DF 10 a spiffy looking 4:2 win), but I guess the games were quite interesting to analyse. A World Championship match every 6 months is much too soon. Maybe every 10 months might be more reasonable.

James Stripes    (2006-12-16 16:19:10)
bad timing, but

World Championships should be decided by matches, nit by a tournament such as that planned in Mexico. Topalov was never a legitimate champion, but he is perhaps now a legitimate champion (and FIDE finally recognizes the legitimate champion again). If this challenge by Topalov succeeds in derailing Mexico, it will have accomplished a useful purpose. Of course I'm lookin forward to watching the games in Mexico, and would be wholehearted in support if it were a qualifying tournament. Thus Topalov should be playing, rather than Kramnik; the winner should then challnge Kramnik with the full backing of FIDE.

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-12-19 19:04:38)

It seems the match already started :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-12-26 15:43:07)
Topalov disqualified for three years ?

Carsten Hensel (Vladimir Kramnik's manager) has submitted a complaint to FIDE, Veselin Topalov would have broken the ethical code of FIDE in a ABC interview.

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