Despite the media saying AWESOME, what got finished on 23rd of November 2014 @ Sochi, in Russia, was just nothing more than PURE mediocre stuff! No other world championship has this much depended on ‘PURE BLUNDER’ & ‘PURE LUCK’!
When one sees the Anand everyone saw in the Candidates 2014 after the so called Carlsen Demolition in 2013 and @ Bilbao, just before the world championship 2014, vanishing listlessly into thin air, just when he started playing in Sochi IS JUST BEYOND ANY LOGICAL SENSE! Illogic is added more & more when he falters against a SO CALLED OFF FORM Magnus, committing stupidities when & where a 5 Time World Champion is NEVER expected to do such things!
When Anand justifies his blunders saying that Magnus has STRONGER NERVES, one comes to doubt whether he has COMPLETELY forgotten he was playing a world championship match & he has 5 world chess championship crowns under his belt! One also doubts whether he went to Sochi, FULLY PREPARED TO LOSE TO MAGNUS, ‘ONLY’ DUE TO THE PRESSURE FACTOR & NOTHING ELSE!
And, the PRESSURE, he has ‘severely’ been (SUPPOSEDLY!) under, ever since the media started to copy some of the Anand baiters, from the West side of the chess board, SEEMS to have no effect on Magnus’ result! One SURELY comes into the conclusion that Anand is playing a ‘MUCH PRESSURED’ (Pressurised!) World Chess Championship @ Sochi while Magnus plays some sort of ‘Night Odds’ or ‘Bishop Odds’ with his pal who NEVER played chess in his entire life; or whoever arranged it from ‘behind the curtains’ made it look EXACTLY like that!
It is a WESTERN ‘FACT’ that the word ‘PRESSURE’ itself is INVENTED by the western chess fraternity for Anand; ‘ONLY’ for Anand! It is ALSO amazing to know that when Anand plays the World Chess Championship (Whether he is the reigning champion as was the case in 2013 or as the challenger, as is the case in 2014!), IT IS ONLY Anand who SHOULD come under pressure! The international chess environment is in such a wonderful condition that ONLY Anand is ‘PRESSURE AFFECTED’; that too ALWAYS in the World Championships! The story becomes ‘THICKER’ when he loses BOTH the matches against Magnus as a defending champion & as a challenger, UNDER PRESSURE……Oh…what a wonderful story line!
Media celebrated the ‘Anand Break Down’ (Poor, Malnourished, ‘Western Made Crocin Eating’ ‘3rd World’ Former Champ, from the snake charmers’ land, India, who lost to the Young & Dashing ‘UNPRESSURED’ & ‘NEVER PRESSURED’ Norwegian!) & the Mentally ‘Tough’ Magnus (The New Macho Man Of The West!) pulling a faster one (A La Odysseus!) over a ‘PRESSURE BROKEN’ Indian who is ‘SUPPOSEDLY’ aged MUCH MORE THAN THE GREAT HIMALAYAS! The fact that Lasker & Botwinnik (The Aravallies of the Chess World!) were ‘MORE AGED’ world champions is wholesomely forgotten as they were considered ‘the Greeks’ of the Western Chess World!
Indian Media lapped up the western nausea & celebrated the Dashing Norwegian victory! They nauseated ‘PRESSURE’, ‘AGE FACTOR’, ‘CRUMBLING UNDER PRESSURE’, ‘RATING DIFFERENCE’, ‘LACK OF MOTIVATION’, ‘CARLSEN DOMINANCE’, ‘THE TIRING FORCE OF MAGNUS’, ‘THE MAGNUS EFFICIENCY IN EVERY POSITION & EVERY DEPARTMENT OF THE GAME’ etc on their media territory; those who 'EVEN' could not tell a bishop from a pawn talked elaborately on their media platforms, nauseating what they already had from the western nausea!
What many don’t understand is the stand Anand took; his ‘UNDERDOG TALK’; it looked as if he wished to present himself as a tooth less old lion, weakly moving towards the sun set…with all his glories collected in a bag which loosely hung on his back, with sad melody getting lightly played in the background!
It is basic logic that IF he wished TRUELY to compete in the World Championship rematch against all the ‘CREATED ODDS’, what HE REQUIRED BADLY WAS ‘MOTIVATION’, ‘INSPIRATION’, ‘MENTAL BOOST’, ‘WHOLESOMELY CHANGED/ALTERED OUTLOOK’ etc; and, it definitely is anyone’s guess! Some sensible fellow had, some long years ago, told bluntly on the face of his distracters that “To Train A Horse It Is ‘NOT’ Necessary To Be A Horse!”; maybe, Anand would have missed that blunt man’s statement!
Why didn’t he go searching for this PANACEA & included someone outside the HEAVILY BIASED chess fraternity who could have changed his fortunes is STILL A PUZZLE! Was it all ARRANGED in such a manner that Anand be given a SORT of farewell which the BEHIND THE SCENE ACTORS designed?! His win in the Candidates, his success in Bilbao etc don’t show Anand as the nervous ‘BLUNDERING RAM’ of the world championship match….Some VERY IMPORTANT pieces of the jigsaw ARE missing here, for sure!
Every Indian &, of course, Chess GM Project really wish to know, maybe NOT too far away from now, what all things went in to make the World Championship 2014 this kind of a match where ‘ONLY’ Luck & Blunder’ (L&B!) decided the outcome!
If it is Luck & Blunder’ (L&B!) which are the main criteria winning a world championship match, it’s better NEXT TIME, FIDE arrange the world championship match between 2 seasoned gamblers from Las Vegas or 2 Lottery Maniacs who have spoiled everything on the lottery, as the 2 persons fighting for the FIDE World Chess Championship, where a little bit of ‘Gasparov Predictions & Blabbering’