Sunday, October 12, 2008

Anand and Kramnik seconds !

Both Anand and Kramnik has revealed their second for the upcoming World Chess Championship next week.

Kramnik have quite a scary line up and "stronger" (based on rating)... he choose World top ten player - Peter Leko (FIDE 2747), Sergei Rublevsky (FIDE 2702) - Russian super strong GM and French no. 3 - Laurent Fressinet (FIDE 2676).

Anand choose Peter Heine Nielsen (FIDE 2662) - who has help Anand before, Rustam Kasimdzhanov (FIDE 2672) - former FIDE World Champion and unknown - Radoslaw Wojtaszek photo right (FIDE 2599) - who is he?
Let find it...

FIDE website show that Wojtaszek is a 21 years old Polish GM who's rating is "just" 2599. Why Anand choose this young and inexperienced GM?
Previous rumours that world no.4 - Magnus Carslen would be Anand second for this match seem unmateralised- perhaps Carslen rate is quite exspensive !?

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