View Poll Results: Who will win?

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  • Kramnik

    13 43.33%
  • Anand

    4 13.33%
  • Aronian

    8 26.67%
  • Morozevich

    0 0%
  • Leko

    1 3.33%
  • Svidler

    0 0%
  • Gelfand

    0 0%
  • Grischuk

    1 3.33%
  • Escribano

    3 10.00%
  • other

    0 0%
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  1. #1
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    World Champs 2007 Mexico (begins 12 Sep)

    Let the silly season commence!

    Only odds I can find online are from bet365:

    8-5 Anand
    11-5 Kramnik
    11-2 Aronian
    8-1 Morozevich
    9-1 Leko, Svidler
    16-1 Gelfand
    25-1 Grischuk

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    small things...
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    KB,

    When will you start changing your sleeping times so you can watch this tournament live?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    KB,

    When will you start changing your sleeping times so you can watch this tournament live?
    Actually a combination of rostered days off and leave (though not for chess-watching reasons!) means I shouldn't have that much interference from work in watching this.

    But as far as I can tell games start at 2 pm Mexico time, and Mexico is fifteen hours behind us, which means they start at 5 am here. And as far as I'm concerned, that's about as ugly as it gets.

    Games will be 14-17 Sep, 19-22 Sep, 24-26 Sep and 28-30 Sep our time AFAICT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    But as far as I can tell games start at 2 pm Mexico time, and Mexico is fifteen hours behind us, which means they start at 5 am here. And as far as I'm concerned, that's about as ugly as it gets.
    Pah. That's breakfast time in my house

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    Fellow Mexicans

    [QUOTE=Kevin Bonham] and Mexico is fifteen hours behind us, which means they start at 5 am here. And as far as I'm concerned, that's about as ugly as it gets.
    QUOTE]

    No worries mate, we Mexicans here are used to the peculiarities of our hermanos overseas!
    Cheers and good luck!
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    Where and how can you watch these games 'live'?

    I admit I'm always fascinated with watching good players play!
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    Starts in a few days

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMarinas
    Where and how can you watch these games 'live'?
    Official site is at www.chessmexico.com and doubtless a live link will appear there sometime once the games get underway, but there will probably be a better one somewhere else (often is!) Keep an eye on this thread, and the shoutbox at times when games are going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Keep an eye on this thread, and the shoutbox at times when games are going.
    I think it is highly unlikely that anyone is going to comment that games have started when they begin at 5am EST

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    I think it is highly unlikely that anyone is going to comment that games have started when they begin at 5am EST
    I would have agreed with you until I saw that Paulb is putting some training time on the Dosza thread (post #40)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Let the silly season commence!

    Only odds I can find online are from bet365:

    8-5 Anand
    11-5 Kramnik
    11-2 Aronian
    8-1 Morozevich
    9-1 Leko, Svidler
    16-1 Gelfand
    25-1 Grischuk

    Bet-at-home also has odds which are similar except that they give Aronian a better chance and Svidler longer odds. This site has a comparison.

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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    Betsson had this a few weeks ago:

    Anand 3
    Kramnik 3.9
    Aronian 5.6
    Leko 10
    Morozevich 15
    Svidler 17.5
    Grischuk 27
    Gelfand 48

    Pinnaclesports have this:

    Viswanathan Anand (IND) +188
    Vladimir Kramnik (RUS) +254
    Levon Aronian (ARM) +425
    Peter Leko (HUN) +859
    Alexander Morozevich (RUS) +1200
    Peter Svidler (RUS) +1691
    Alexander Grischuk (RUS) +2305
    Boris Gelfand (ISR) +4514

    (I assume these are what you get back plus your stake for an investment of 100.)

    I've seen a few others around - lots of variation re the longer odds but everyone has Anand slight favourite over Kramnik. Interesting how this forum is so strongly backing Kramnik to win (as I am) - Anand has had the wood on Kramnik recently.
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 09-09-2007 at 11:24 PM.

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    Nice to see the bookies concur with my tip

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