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.
In chess as in life, when people cannot figure out what you are doing, they are kept in a state of terror – waiting, uncertain, confused.
In the Tata Steel 2011 chess tournament which ends today, it is world champion Vishy Anand and US champion Hikaru Nakamura who lead the field with seven points each in Group A after ten rounds.
Mr Michael Pereira, a member of the Guyana Chess Federation since the 1970s, passed away at the beginning of the new year.
The year 2010 was a significant one for the Guyana Chess Federation. It was the most active year since the engines of chess activity were re-started three years ago.
The London Chess Classic was played from December 8-15, 2010 at the Olympic Conference Centre, Kensington, England.
The 2010 Women’s World Chess Championship is being held at Hatay, Turkey and ends today.
Today marks the second and final day of the National Schools Chess Championship, where schools from some of the regions are given the opportunity to oppose each other in the wonderful game called chess.
Our illustrious neighbour Brazil, held its National Chess Championship recently with grandmaster Giovanni Vescovi emerging as the sole winner and tying a national record that has stood for over fifty years.
Guyana has crowned a new teenage chess champion in Taffin Khan, 19, the youngest ever to my knowledge since the Guyana Chess Association was established in 1972.
The Neal & Massy /Seven Seas National Chess Championship ends today with the final two rounds being played at the Ocean Spray Hotel.
Following five rounds of the Neal and Massy/Seven Seas National Chess Championship, it is former national chess champion Kriskal Persaud
The 2010 Seven Seas National Chess Championship began yesterday at the Ocean Spray Hotel.
A seven round swiss system rapid chess tournament will be played today in New Amsterdam.
Last Tuesday, the Government of South Africa made a giant stride for the popularization and development of chess in the country when it launched the Moves For Life chess programme at a gala dinner.
Two dozen chess players are fighting to gain a place in the National Championship.
The National Junior Chess Championship began over the weekend for eight qualifiers. Seven juniors played the qualifying tournament and got into the championship.
The incumbent President of the World Chess Federation or FIDE, (Fédération Inter-nationale des Échecs), Kirsan Ilumzhinov, was re-elected on Wednesday to serve for another four years.
At the halfway point in the DDL Topco Juices Chess Tournament, Taffin Khan, Omar Shariff and Shiv Nandalall are leading with four points each with four games to go.
Tutorial high school student Sham Khan leads the juniors in the DDL Topco Juices qualifying tournament for the national chess championships.
The DDL Topco Juices Chess Tournament began yesterday at the Kei-Shar’s Sports Club.