Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sunday Puzzle

Excelling at Chess Predictions

A different kind of puzzle this week.

Who, in 2001, wrote:-

"Anand, by the way, did not have a strong tournament, and it is quite well known that he is not a very patient person. In his youth he played very quickly, living only on his enormous talent. He never became the great player he could have been, and I predict he will not be"


Anonymous said...

Hasn't been proven wrong yet IMO. Wait and see what happens in the Kramnik match.


Tom Chivers said...

The "Excelling" would suggest Aagard, but I can't imagine he would dare pass such a judgement on someone so much stronger than himself. I'll guess Kasparov, then.

I don't think Anand can yet be considered a 'Great' of the ilk of Kasparov, Fischer, Capablanca, but he nonetheless is pretty great.

Anonymous said...

The tone of this quote seemed very familiar, and I was qucickly able to locate it. I won't spoil it for everyone else, but for the record the quote continues "He is now the FIDE world champion, but Kramnik and Kasparov can both claim to be better players".


Jonathan B said...

Stig (or is he Poirot in disquise?) has it correct.

I'll be coming back to this in a couple of days and the answer will be published then.