Lajos Portisch: "Some Chess Players Lose the Ability to Think Independently"

Время публикации: 06.11.2012 21:21 | Последнее обновление: 06.11.2012 21:21

The legendary Hungarian GM, the participant of the Chigorin Memorial, Lajos Portisch gave an interview to the newspaper Sport Weekend and shared his opinion on the role of computers in modern chess.

"After all chess is a game, - Portisch says. - And the ability of thinking straight at the board has always been valued in it. Of course, the games should be analyzed before and after they are played, however, in my view, we have gone far beyond the verges of reasonable analyses. Some players lose ability to think independently and rely on computers completely. If it assesses the position as drawn, they agree immediately and don't even try to take the initiative. We should remember Jose Raul Capablanca's famous prediction that chess is under threat of "drawn death." I wouldn't like it to come true."

The veteran also named the future chess champion:

"There are a lot of strong players nowadays. Levon Aronian and Magnus Carlsen of course are among them. I would give preference to Armenian for the nearest future, because he is more experienced than Norwegian prodigy." 


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