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Aftermat(c)h

Ah, the world championship match. Remember that?




Happy Birthday Magnus!

That those words were the first uttered by the defeated challenger at the closing press conference says a lot about this match. I cannot recall…


WTF?

When the 12th and final ‘slow’ game of the world championship match ended in a half hour of synchronized sweeping and a friendly handshake, I delivered my flash report with an honest reaction that echoed the length of the ‘struggle’ – «WTF?»


Reset day

We are now just one more nervous game away from the unthinkable – deciding a classical world title by playing increasingly faster games. I know that it happened not so terribly long ago, but I still find unthinkable a good word for it. Because the champion seemed such a clear favorite, and because I don’t think I will ever find it a satisfactory way to settle such an important event.