Dinosaurs are extinct. So are the dramatic, exciting and historic world championship matches (such as Fischer – Spassky, Karpov – Kasparov, etc.) since Kasparov – Kramnik in 2000. Who is to blame for destroying this incredible chess tradition?
People want to see #1 versus #2 (champion vs. challenger). Chess needs matches between #1 and #2 for the men and women’s world championships. The 8 person RR format is much better than the 64 or 128 person knockout but not as good as the old style final match. I would prefer to see the 8 person format to decide the top 2 then settle it with an all or nothing match. Then the new cycle can start fresh. Do you want it back? Do you want to see great matches?
Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar