Hangin's take: Please read the Patient's chart
evaluating. Player is suffering from Drawitis. The major symptoms
player exhibits strong allergic reaction to all draws
2) -the most serious of the symptoms is that the patient
wants to change the rules of chess to make the game more decisive and less
competitive. The effect of these rule changes would reduce the fight in
I see Charlie
has stopped taking his medication and he missed his last appointment.
This match is still in the early phases. We have seen one win in
three games. That's a very good start. Kramnik has only
had one white. He needed to rest after his very tough win in game one. Leko should not take big risks now,
it's way to early. Leko should mix up his openings. Play e4, then d4, then
c4. Keep Kramnik off balance and guessing. Leko should also look to create
games with more imbalances like game one. Leko should be looking
just to get one win, then see how Kramnik responds to the loss. Kramnik
has yet to lose a classical world championship game. Lets see how Kramnik
responds to losing a classical world championship game.
Kramnik was hardly the draw master in the 2000 World Championship.
Kramnik with white played incredible games. He won two games and should
have won another two had it not been for the heroic defense from one of
the world's greatest attacking players, Garry Kasparov.
If any one was the draw master in 2000, it was Kasparov. Garry just
didn't have the energy to play his best chess. Kramnik had a lot to do
with that. Kramnik, with white, pressed Kasparov all match
long. Kasparov also forgot to bring the 9th
pawn to the match. But basically Kasparov was worn out after playing
in the equivalent of 8 world championship matches from 1984-1995.
Charlie we can't throw the baby out with the bath water. And
we can't throw the draw away with hurting the game of chess. In order for chess to be exciting, you need two players playing for a win.
Charlie check out these two great fighting draws from the 2000 World
Championship and call me in the morning.
Game 6 -
Late breaking news, Charlie check out Game 4 of the Kramnik vs. Leko
World Championship. This was an exciting draw as well. Peter Leko down a
pawn, was able to save this game. That's what keeps the fight in the game.
Being down material and being able to save the game. It's especially true,
when being down a pawn against the World Champion and not
losing. Peter Leko by drawing
this difficult game, down a pawn, saved his world championship chances.
Charlie check out Match Summary