Fischer was most famous American – Karpov

As I conclude the lengthy Karpov interview discussing only Fischer, I was surprised when Karpov, over dinner in Nassau, noted that Fischer had legions of chess fans in the Soviet Union during his match with Spassky.

How Fischer changed chess

Continued from last week

Here is the penultimate instalment of the Anatoly Karpov interview discussing Fischer.   IF: When you were preparing with Geller and your team, what would a typical day be like?

How Fischer changed chess

– the Karpov interview continues

During the ‘Match’ following word that chess was categorized as another exciting version of the widespread draughts and which was delivered by a curious soldier of the former British empire who saw active service in the realm of the outer world, Mr Gomes, our village became a hub which was fired with a fervour for a board game which had not been noticeable in the past.

Impact of the Fischer win over Spassky

Back in 1972, when Fischer opposed Boris Spassky for the world championship chess title, the game was propelled to an extraordinary high, which no one had ever realistically witnessed.

Anatoly Karpov talks Bobby Fischer

In addition to offering a detailed analysis of his life experiences for the publication Sport Express, the 12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov accommodated notable freelance chess writer Irwin Fisk with an interview which dealt solely with the American grandmaster Bobby Fischer.

Carlsen bests Naiditsch after Armageddon final

The Grenke Chess Classic Tournament, which was contested in Baden-Baden, Germany, turned out to be an exciting final as world champion Magnus Carlsen and Germany’s Arkadij Naiditsch battled to an Armageddon game to decide the winner of the tournament.

Naiditsch defeats Carlsen

Germany’s chess grandmaster Arkadij Naiditsch promoted a rook pawn to the queening square and so defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen at the Grenke Chess Classic at Baden-Baden.

Chess games

The following games were played at the Tata Steel Tournament which is being contested in the Netherlands.

All eyes on Tata Steel tournament

Ukraine’s Vasily Ivanchuk took the lead after round four of the Tata Steel Masters Chess Tournament, in a tough competition which boasts the male and female world champions and the world’s number two chess player.

Alekhine: The attacking genius

Perhaps an inspiring way to begin the New Year is to focus on one of the finest chess attackers of all time, Dr Alexander Alekhine, (Moscow 1892-Estoril, Portugal 1946).

A good year for chess

‘Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet’ -LM Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables   The year 2014 is closing.

The Umada Cup

Guyanese chess players are being given an opportunity to oppose some leading chess nations of the Caribbean owing to the hosting of the Umada Cup chess tournament locally.

Wesley So wins Millionaire Chess tourney

Wesley So, 21, Filipino chess grandmaster currently playing for the US, won the Millionaire Chess Tourn-ament in Las Vegas recently and walked away with a tantalizing first prize of US$100,000.

A new chess app from Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen, the 23-year-old Norwegian grandmaster and World Chess Champion who has demonstrated an extraordinary power over the finest chess players on the planet, has launched a chess playing app that allows players all around the world to challenge him.

The future of chess

Someone once said that a picture is worth a thousand words. The photographs in this column are compelling, and focuses on the human dimension in chess.

Computers are improving human chess skills

Whilst the charismatic 23-year-old Norwegian chess grandmaster and world champion Magnus Carlsen was competing in the USA’s Sinquefield Cup two weeks ago, India’s Vishy Anand was winning the Bilbao Masters Final simultaneously on the other side of the world, in Spain.

The Chess Olympiad

Guyana’s final round eleven game at Tromso in the 41st World Chess Olympiad pitted her against Palau, an island country in the Pacific Ocean.

Guyana ranks 150 out of 179 countries in the Olympiad

On the chess board , lies and hypocrisy do not last long    -Emmanuel Lasker   Guyana has been ranked 150th out of the 179 countries which are earmarked to participate in the 2014 Norway chess Olympiad, according to FIDE, the World Chess Federation.

A nine-year-old beats a grandmaster

Uzbekistan was catapulted into the chess world when one of its nationals, nine-year-old Nodirbek Abdusattorov, beat a FIDE rated 2600 chess grandmaster, Andrei Zhigalko, in the first round of a local tournament.

Carlsen now a triple champion

World champion Magnus Carlsen has won three coveted chess titles, making him the World Champion in the classical or conventional format, as well as in the rapid and blitz formats.

Carlsen wins the Rapid

A fair number of elite grandmasters, including world champion Magnus Carlsen, Anand, Caruana, Karjakin and Judit Polgar have been doing chess battle at the World Rapid and Blitz championships in Dubai, UAE.

Caruana defeats Grischuk and Svidler

By scoring two wins in his first two games, Italian grandmaster Fabiano Caruana is calmly demonstrating he might even take the prestigious Norway Super-Tournament, which boasts in its line-up the four highest ranked players on the planet.

FIDE stagnating, Kasparov says

During chess legend Garry Kasparov’s visit to Jamaica in April, he was asked to give compelling reasons why he should succeed the incumbent Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as president?

Carlsen on chess, computers and life

Norwegian chess superstar, world chess champion and ambassador extraordinaire for chess, 23-year-old Magnus Carlsen, visited Moscow’s Institute of Physics and Technology, the equivalent of MIT, where he conducted two simultaneous exhibitions recently.