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.
India’s eighth woman grandmaster and International Master of chess, Tania Sachdev, 27, has produced a chess video primarily to popularize the noted board game among young girls in India.
Dethroned world chess champion Viswanathan Anand last Sunday earned the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the world championship title by winning the rigorous Candidates chess tournament.
Anand’s hometown of Chennai, India, was in a celebratory mood. The people of Chennai were observing the festivities of Holi with passion.
An interesting development for chess presented itself momentarily when news of Anand’s methodical demolition of Aronian percolated out of the ongoing FIDE 2014 Candidates elimination tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
Competitive chess players are becoming increasingly aware of the calamitous nature of blunders, those irrefutable errors which occur when one least expects them.
A blunder in chess is a disastrous move, a move which confers misery on its perpetrator, and which causes in most instances the immediate termination of a game.
‘Chess is a miniature version of life. To be successful, you need to be disciplined, assess resources, consider responsible choices and adjust when circumstances change.’ – Susan Polgar, Hugarian-American grandmaster.
A 13-year-old boy of modest upbringing decides that he will become the world chess champion.
Justice Desiree Bernard, who is set to retire as a judge in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in the near future, has left a legacy locally, regionally and internationally not just as a woman in the judiciary but also as a tireless worker on women and gender equality issues.
World chess champion Magnus Carlsen played and won his first tournament, the Zurich Chess Challenge 2014, last week, following his famous victory over beaten Indian grandmaster and previous champ, Viswanathan Anand.
Chess, like music and mathematics, has its prodigies. Extraordinary chess talent, similar to mathematical and musical abilities, is demonstrated early in life, and once identified, has to be carefully cultivated.
The big news circulating within the chess world is that Anand wants his world championship title back.
The modest participation by Guyana at the chess Olympiads in 1978 and 1980 reverberated well among other Caribbean nations owing to its stellar performances.
Chess players from at least 150 nations are assiduously refining their techniques in preparation for the world’s most pre-eminent team tournament, the spectacular Chess Olympiad.
In tandem with the World Youth Championships in the United Arab Emirates, two Swiss tournaments were held: one for players FIDE rated 2000 and less, and one open to all.
The following games have been especially selected for their distinct craft, their inventiveness, their unique combinations, and their brilliant finishes.
United States grandmaster and its number one chess player Hikaru Nakamura emerged victorious at the recent London Super Sixteen rapid tournament at which some of the finest players in the world were represented.
Solution The solution to last week’s puzzle is as follows: ….exf3. If gxf3, Qg4.
The National Chess Championship concludes this evening at the Ocean SprayHotel with Wendell Meusa still maintaining the lead after four rounds, although he was defeated by Anthony Drayton on Wednesday night.
Alas, it was over for Viswanathan Anand and one billion and more chess fans from India.
Last year, world champion Viswanathan Anand lost game seven of his world championship match to his challenger Boris Gelfand, an Israeli grandmaster, in a best-of-12 series.
In chess, in world championship matches, a player can reveal himself to his opponent by his choice of opening move.
The World Chess Federation’s rating list, or the FIDE rating list as it is usually called, is a prime indicator of the strength of a chess player in world championship matches.
Forty years ago, India had one FIDE titled chess player. His name was Manuel Aaron, and people actually remember him since he was the only entrant on the rating list for years.
The column presents the final part of Kasparov’s announcement of his candidacy for President of the World Chess Federation, FIDE.
Garry Kasparov has long been accustomed to hovering easily above his human opponents at a board game that he felt perhaps, was designed for him.
Winning is not a secret that belongs to a very few; winning is something that we can learn by studying ourselves, studying the environment and making ourselves ready for any challenge that is in front of us – Kasparov Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov has announced his candidacy for the presidency of the International Chess Federation, known by its French acronym, FIDE.
You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it.
The passed pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key.
We don’t really know how the game was invented, though there are suspicions.
Recalling chess positions which existed previously, is critical for assessing a current position that you are playing.
In the Crosswords and Games page of The New York Times of April 20, 2013 there was a story about former world chess champion Garry Kasparov captioned ‘In Retirement, a Champion Is a Crusader for the Game.’ Kasparov retired from professional chess in 2005, but in retirement he is busier than ever.
The FIDE World Cup is a knockout tournament which is being played in Tromso, Norway, and which concludes on September 3.
I honestly don’t like him playing chess. I mean I see him sitting there for ten minutes thinking four moves ahead before he makes one.
Before the introduction of the internet, say in the nineteen sixties, there were about 60 chess grandmasters worldwide.
Sultan Khan – White Capablanca – Black Hastings, 1930-1931 In this famous game White outplays his equally famous opponent.
The following game was played in 1965 between Dragoljub Velimirovic and Lubomir Kavalek in Belgrade.
Nine hundred chess players from 29 countries participated in the Common-wealth Chess Champion-ship that was held in South Africa earlier this month.
Karpov v Kasparov White: Anatoly Karpov Black: Garry Kasparov World Championship Match Moscow, 1985 Game 16 October 15, 1985 1.
Israel’s Boris Gelfand has won the Tal Memorial ahead of Carlsen, who placed second, and world champion Vishy Anand who finished almost at the bottom of the table.
Fischer v Spassky, Game 6; Queen’s Gambit Declined, Tartakower Variation. 1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 0-0 6.e3 h6 7.Bh4 b6 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 10.Nxd5 exd5 11.Rc1 Be6 12.Qa4 c5 13.Qa3 Rc8 14.Bb5 a6 15.dxc5 bxc5 16.0-0 Ra7 17.Be2 Nd7 18.Nd4 Qf8 19.Nxe6 fxe6 20.e4 d4 21.f4 Qe7 22.e5 Rb8 23.Bc4 Kh8 24.Qh3 Nf8 25.b3 a5 26.f5 exf5 27.Rxf5 Nh7 28.Rcf1 Qd8 29.Qg3 Re7 30.h4 Rbb7 31.e6 Rbc7 32.Qe5 Qe8 33.a4 Qd8 34.R1f2 Qe8 35.R2f3 Qd8 36.Bd3 Qe8 37.Qe4 Nf6 38.Rxf6!!
The eyes of the chess world are planted on Thessaloniki, Greece, where twelve of the planet’s finest chess players are competing in the fourth stage of the FIDE Grand Prix round robin tournament.
The FIDE Presidential Board has confirmed that Chennai, India, will serve as the venue for the World Chess Champion-ship match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand and the highest ranked player in the world, Magnus Carlsen, from November 6 to November 26, 2013.
White to play This position was reached in a game between Adolf Anderssen [White] and Johann Hermann Zukertort in Breslau, 1862.
It is not difficult to remember a time during the 1970s and 80s, when Maurice Broomes laid a genuine claim to ‘hero status’ in chess circles in Guyana.
The London 2013 Candidates chess tournament will be remembered not only for its high quality of play, but also for the extraordinary collective talents of its eight participants.
It is better to concentrate on a game of chess than play a “there it is shoot it” game.
Something innovative is happening in chess at the FIDE World Chess Can-didates’ Tour-nament in London.
Three weeks ago, I came upon a story published on the internet captioned ‘The name of the game is domination’ by Albert Silver.