SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
TODAY’S GRISCHUK QUOTATION:
In a recent interview with Russian superstar Alexander Grischuk that was published on WhyChess , Alex talked about the other superstars of his generation: Bacrot, Ponomariov , Aronian and Jakovenko. Grischuk acknowledge that there was no Kasparov amongst his generation. He explained it this way:
”… but you’ve got to understand that if you look at it in terms of gastronomic comparisons, then Kasparov is black caviar, the highest grade. Perhaps in the whole history of chess there’ve only been two others – Fischer and Karpov. And then you’ve got Anand – wonderful, luxurious caviar, but red. It’s the same with Kramnik and Aronian – fine red caviar of the highest quality. It’s not yet clear with Carlsen: he’s got the potential to change colour and enter the “deluxe” class.”
Anand, Kramnik , Aronian …any maybe Carlsen too.