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Date: 17 Dec 2008 14:02:25
From: Alex
Subject: Anand vs. ALekhine
If Anand were to play a match with Alekhine. Let's say 20 games. Who
do you think would win? Assuming the Alekhine is playing at his
prime.





 
Date: 19 Dec 2008 09:54:09
From: Offramp
Subject: Re: Anand vs. ALekhine
On Dec 17, 10:02=A0pm, Alex <talltr...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> If Anand were to play a match with Alekhine. =A0Let's say 20 games. =A0Wh=
o
> do you think would win? =A0Assuming the Alekhine is playing at his
> prime.

"Here comes Alekhine onto the stage to face Bogoljuboff. He is being
led by his second, Hans Kmoch. He is showing off Alekhine's superb
honkers! Wow! They look great! This guy is really REALLY in his PRIME!
Look at those honkers!!"


 
Date: 18 Dec 2008 06:39:34
From:
Subject: Re: Anand vs. ALekhine
On Dec 17, 5:02=A0pm, Alex <talltr...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> If Anand were to play a match with Alekhine. =A0Let's say 20 games. =A0Wh=
o
> do you think would win? =A0Assuming the Alekhine is playing at his
> prime.

As I usually note when such questions are raised, it would depend
very much on the scenario you envision. If, as soon as you transport
the Alekhine of 1931 to 2008, you have him sit down and play Anand, he
would probably be at a considerable disadvantage due to his ignorance
of all the advances in opening theory and strategic thought over the
intervening 77 years. Also his complete ignorance of Anand's style,
personality, repertoire and tendencies would be a handicap =97 one of
the reasons for AAA's dominance was that he studied his opponents
closely to discover weaknesses.
If instead you give AAA time (how long?) to study all that, I think
he would give Vishy a good fight. I will venture no opinion about who
would win, or by how much.


 
Date: 17 Dec 2008 22:37:44
From: Wlodzimierz Holsztynski (Wlod)
Subject: Re: Anand vs. ALekhine
On Dec 17, 2:02 pm, Alex <talltr...@yahoo.com > wrote:

> If Anand were to play a match with Alekhine.
> Let's say 20 games. Who do you think would win?

Their talent and love of chess are comparable.
Also their knowledge (relative to their each
time) and serious attitude toward chess.

The main difference is that Alechine was mean,
while Anand is a nice person. And in this sense
Alechine was much more single minded about
winning.

Also, Alechine was an alcoholic, while
Anand is free from any attachement to
abusive substances.

Chess wise, Alechine had certain tendency
to playing unsound (but not against Capablanca!).
On the other hand, Anand used to be a bit careless,
and he used to be soft--not a tough fighter. He
has successfully overcome these weaknesses though.

Regards,

Wlod


 
Date: 17 Dec 2008 14:22:03
From: Offramp
Subject: Re: Anand vs. ALekhine
On Dec 17, 10:02=A0pm, Alex <talltr...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> If Anand were to play a match with Alekhine. =A0Let's say 20 games. =A0Wh=
o
> do you think would win? =A0Assuming the Alekhine is playing at his
> prime.

It's that phrase "at his prime" again, like someone is poking Alekhine
in the but-arks and then slapping a red rosette on his head. "Best in
show" "100% prime!"

Alekhine would win 11=BD-9=BD.


 
Date: 17 Dec 2008 14:15:18
From: help bot
Subject: Re: Anand vs. ALekhine
On Dec 17, 5:02=A0pm, Alex <talltr...@yahoo.com > wrote:

> If Anand were to play a match with Alekhine. =A0Let's say 20 games. =A0Wh=
o
> do you think would win? =A0Assuming the Alekhine is playing at his
> prime.


If Mr. Alekhine were still in his prime, then it
logically follows that Mr. Anand has yet to be
born. Hence, a forfeit-win for Mr. Alekhine.

More seriously, Mr. Anand has had the benefit
of studying Mr. Alekhine's games, while the
reverse is not true; this would seem to give one
side a hefty advantage. How do you propose to
eliminate this one-sidedness? And in addition,
Mr. Anand has also had the opportunity to study
the games of numerous other great players
subsequent to Mr. Alekhine's death.

In view of all that, it may be better to pose
such questions as "who was the more talented
player, Mr. X or Mr. Y?".


-- help bot


P.S.: Rybka, running on an eight-core uber-
Pentium Supremo, would obliterate both AA
and VA in seventeen point four seconds as
White, a little more as Black. It would be
much like San Remo, 1930, all over again.