नास्तिक (heterodox)

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Kramnik = Euwe?

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Leonard Barden thinks

History may judge Kramnik as one of the weaker champions.

He continues

His claim to a more positive verdict rests largely on his London 2000 triumph over the all-time No1 Garry Kasparov. Since then he has scraped a tied series against Peter Leko, won the error-strewn Toiletgate series against Veselin Topalov, suffered a long form dip through arthritic illness and not won a classical game as Black for two years. In the current match, except for game 10, he was outprepared.

Who are the other so called “weaker champions”? I think Max Euwe is one. He had an upset 15.5-14.5 victory over Alekhine and lost the return match rather tamely 15.5-9.5 and never came close to regaining his title. Who else qualifies as weak?


Written by Ramesh

November 1, 2008 at 1:10 pm

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