Potato del Grande
- 103d 8h 8m
I'm not saying that he should throw the match, just drop the stuff he's not enjoying doing and see how far he can get.I don't know if he has an angle. By all accounts he never thought the world title was an engaging process, even when he won it the first time. In 2011 he declined to enter the Candidates even though he was eligible. I honestly think it's just not fun for him and he's in a position where he doesn't have to do anything he doesn't want to.
As far as the title this year, I don't think throwing the match would be more respectful than vacating.
He could even make up his own time control and see if he could win with much less time.