Here are the matchups to decide which 4 will join Kramnik, Anand, Svidler and Morozevich in Mexico City this September.
If you are one of the players, would you prefer to start the next match ASAP or would you prefer to have a few days / a week off in between? Some cannot wait to get going due to anxiety. Some want to delay it as much as possible due to procrastination 🙂
Which type of player are you?
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Susan Polgar June 4, 2007 Daily News 13 Comments
Start right away. I hate to wait 🙂
I prefer to have the match start as soon as possible. Some last minute preparations just a day or two before the game will not help but just make you tired before the critical games.
My predictions for the match: Kamsky, Shirov, Grischuk, Leko to advance
I’d prefer a few days to rest and study my opponent’s games.
And which player is Hawkman? 😀
Of course about two days in between. It’s not fair to start right away if one of the players comes from a tiring play-off.
But some rythm would be a pre, so a week in between is too much I’d say.
I’d want a couple days off to rest.
Well it took FIDE more than a year and a half to go from the World Cup qualifier to this first round of matches. Then they go to the more important 2nd round with 2 days between.
Well I guess that makes sense.
Hopefully Kamsky will pick up a little edge from having a few extra days to relax. Aronian must be tired. I flet that Magnus got tired in the blitz games. He must have been exhausted by the time the blitz started. I think there was extra stress and strain on Magnus always trying to catch up.
I like the Leko’s style. In France we call him “Mister Solide”. Unuseful to translate into english 🙂
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The players surely can’t be as well prepared for the second round (with just a couple of days knowing your next round opponent in some cases) then first round (they knew their opponent for a couple of years!)
This happens like in the World Cup, but in old candidate matches there were months between to prepare in.
I am the procrastination type
GATA KAMSKY will be WORLD CHAMPION!
My picks winners capatilized:
It would depend on which player I was. Kamsky, Leko, and Grischuk have had more time to rest than anybody else, so I would be rearing to go if I were in their shoes. Maybe a day or so to check up my opponent’s openings, but no more.
Aronian, Shirov, and Gelfand’s matches all had to go into overtime, so I would want more time to rest if I were they.
My predictions: Leko, Grischuk, Aronian, Kamsky.