>Vladimir Kramnik still has a slim chance to win back his title as World Chess Champion after taking his first win against Viswanathan Anand in game ten of the World Chess Championship. In order for Kramnik to win the whole shootin’ match he needs to win the next two games and then go on to win the tiebreak. Slim chances for sure, but he seems to have the fire finally after a mediocre start. Anand, on the other hand, has been playing wonderfully and needs only a draw to retain his title. My money in on Anand, but I would like to see it go to the tiebreak for the same reasons I want the World Series to go a full seven games.
I find it interesting that chess seems to be a big deal in most of the world, but not so much in the U.S. Not that chess doesn’t have it’s appeal here, but culturally we don’t praise the intellect as much as others do. Then again, it is interesting how popular soccer (football, futball) is in the rest of the world and not so much here.