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?? ? ?but what can you do about this tiebreak? That more or less summed up the sentiments of most people who followed the tournament for over a fortnightat the end of which Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik simply couldnt be separated Except that they had to be At the end of 14 roundsCarlsen had 85 pointsthe same as Kramnik The first tiebreak criterion (head-to-head) failed to find a winner but Carlsen went through on the secondthe number of wins in the tournament While both players were aware of the rules beforehand and that in a way made for a more dramatic final day (both playerstense and distractedfell to unexpected losses)a feeling persisted that it was an unsatisfactory way of resolving the matter By most measuresKramnik had had a great tournament too Had it not been for the compulsion to go for a win in the last roundhe might have well been the only unbeaten player left It sounds counter-intuitive that Carlsenwho had lost more gamesedged the tiebreak at the expense of Kramnikwho was defeated on fewer occasions The justification for the rulewhich weighs wins in a fashion somewhat similar to that of footballs scoring systemis that it encourages positivedecisive chess While it certainly made for nail-biting action in the last roundit may not necessarily have been the most objective way of assessing relative performance If the roles had been reversed and had World No 1 Carlsen lost out on an obscure tie-break rulethe outrage would perhaps have been more vocal Rapid games or match-play are the proffered alternatives but these too have their critics Reduced time format may not always result in the ‘best player coming through while an extended set of games between the two at a later date may introduce logistical and financial uncertainties But in a tournament of such magnitudeyou would want the extra yard traversedeven if it proves only a half-step towards an imagined ideal of fairness (Raakesh is a senior correspondent based in New Delhi) [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: April 1 2017 3:07 am Top News A journalist with Mumbai-based newspaper DNA and his friend were attacked by unidentified assailants in Kharghar Friday afternoon Neither suffered serious injuries and the police is on the lookout for their attackers According to the police the attack took place between 1230 pm and 1 pm when the duo journalist Sudhir Suryavanshi and his friend Santosh Khatate were travelling in the latter’s car Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale said that in Kharghar four or five men riding on motorcycles punctured the car’s tyres and assaulted the men when the vehicle stopped He added that the men fled after the attack Suryavanshi suffered a fractured right hand while Khatate sustained minor injuries the police said Both men are being treated at Medicity Hospital in Kharghar Both men stay in Panvel and have told police that the attack may have been motivated by recently held elections in their housing society “Both men have no clue about the assailants Their faces could not be seen as they had tied handkerchiefs to their faces” Nagrale said adding that the police was probing all angles The Mumbai Press Club condemned the attack and called upon the police to find the assailants [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: January 29 2014 2:59 am Related News From now till about the end of May this year there is only act in the town and that is the Reserve Bank of India Some of the things which could happen under its watch in this period are that US Fed will withdraw from its easy money stance at a faster clip the mystery of China’s growth numbers unravels to show if it grew at even 77 per cent in 2013 and so whether the downward pressure on the world markets is higher and does all of these rolled together make the emerging market economies tank further These are the hotspots we know about now But there are others of which we know nothing about like the possibility of a meltdown in the domestic markets It could happen if some companies faced with a clearly higher interest rate regime finally keels over under its debt load (remember Satyam) India Ratings data released on Tuesday shows the of stressed corporates in the BSE 500 will creep up to 107 per cent from the current 95 per cent because of the 25 bps increase in repo rate Suppose it is a choice between saving rupee and facing corporate defaults if global conditions worsen in the run up to the elections These will not remain as tail risks This is the reason why between the rate hike and the decision to hold the review of the policy with a two-month lag instead of the present 45 day cycle is the one with more consequences at this stage In the older cycle Rajan and his team would have taken stock of the economy twice before the new government came to power and settled down But now the persisting stagflation scenario in the economy will be publicly examined just once when a government in New Delhi is all but absent If anyone thinks this is scare mongering just needs to read up on the days of the Chandrashekhar government before the 1991 elections Fairly similar conditions prevailed in the middle of last year; it took both the finance ministry and the RBI to deploy some drastic steps to ring fence the economy Between now and June it is only the latter And Rajan will have only one policy variable available to deal with any economic disturbance — the rate of interest to be deployed only once — till the end of May One just wishes that at this juncture the central bank had kept more room available with it to use it more often The other levers of policy including fiscal tools are all but dead in the interregnum More so because this government at the Raisina Hill now exerts far less moral legitimacy than any one did in a long time in the run up to a bruising general elections Rajan should have allowed for more frequent reviews in this time table till normal service is restored in New Delhi Subhomoy is a deputy editor based in New Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News DMDK was part of BJP-led NDA in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, In healthy individuals.

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