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Kamsky v Topalov The FIDE Candidates’ qualifying match to determine a challenger for world champion Vishy Anand between Bulgaria’s Veselin Topalov and the USA’s Gata Kamsky is under way.

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Iturrizaga v Giri Here is the game with which Anish captured his final grandmaster norm.

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Ivanchuk v Leko A second rapid chess match between grandmasters Ivanchuk and Leko was held a few days ago in Mukachevo, Ukraine.

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A tumultuous year It proved to be a tumultuous year for the game of chess.

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Next year promises to be exciting for the children ‘Every decision we make builds our character and forms the basis of our future decisions’ – Garry Kasparov The hosting of a National Schools Chess Championship marks the fulfilment of a dream for the Guyana Chess Federation and Dr Frank Anthony.

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The finals are today Today, we play the final round of the National Chess Championships.

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Half-way point We have now passed the half-way mark of the National Championships and still a clear winner among the Seniors cannot be identified.

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Van Wely v Shirov The 38th Chess Olympiad began last Wednesday in Dresden, Germany.

Chess with Errol Tiwari

David de Caires was a lover of the ancient game Mr de Caires has died and we in the local chess fraternity are saddened at his passing.

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National Championships begin on Saturday Fourteen games will be played in the National Chess Championships which begin on Saturday at the Ocean Spray Hotel.

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Eight junior, eight senior players to compete in nationalsThe qualification tournament to decide the players for the National Chess Championships has been completed.

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Anand and Kramnik face off in world championship Here is the first game of the World Champion-ship match between defending champion Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik that was played on Wednesday.

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A chess tournament is not for the fainthearted It is said that a chess tournament is not for the fainthearted.

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Tournament to identify candidates for the National Championships begins Sunday The preliminary chess tournament to decide the candidates for participation in the National Championships begins next Sunday at the St Stanislaus College on Brickdam.  

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World champion Viswanathan Anand loses to Levon AronianAnand, V (2798) – Aronian, L (2751) Grand Slam Final Bilbao ESP (8), 10.9.2008 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nxc6 Qf6 6.Qf3 bxc6 7.Nd2 d6 8.Nb3 Bb6 9.a4 a5 10.Bd2 Qxf3 11.gxf3 Ne7 12.Rg1 0-0 13.Be3 Bxe3 14.fxe3 c5 15.0-0-0 Bb7 16.Bb5 Bc6 17.e5 Rfd8 18.exd6 cxd6 19.Bxc6 Nxc6 20.Nd2 d5 21.Nb3 c4 22.Nd4 Nb4 23.Nb5 g6 24.Rg4 Rdc8 25.e4 h5 26.Rf4 dxe4 27.Rxe4 Rc5 28.f4 Ra6 29.Rd8+ Kg7 30.Rd7 Rd5 31.Rc7 Na2+ 32.Kb1 Nb4 33.Nd4 Rf6 34.Rxc4 Rg5 35.b3 Rg4 36.Ne2 Rh4 37.Rc5 Rxh2 38.Rxa5 h4 39.Rg5 Rf2 40.Rxb4 Rxe2 White has seen an endgame advantage dissolve.

Morgan Heritage wowed Guyana

– though show was overly long The night was as Morgan Heritage proclaimed, “not a dancehall show but a reggae concert” essentially devoid of club revelry and suggestive music but big on positive vibes and soft, thought-provoking tunes.

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Working towards producing a Guyanese grandmaster ‘I prepare myself well. I know what I can do before I go in (to a tournament).

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Nurturing grandmastersSuddenly, almost overnight some would say, India and China have emerged from chess obscurity to sit among the giants of the great game.

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Kamsky v Gelfand The Mikhail Tal Memorial Tournament is being played (August 17-31) in Moscow.

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Morozevich v Polgar The 2008 Chess Classic took place a week ago at Mainz, Germany, with world champion Vishy Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Judit Polgar and Alexander Morozevich in attendance.

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Competition at Oasis and practice at Saints Proprietors of the Oasis Cafe, William and Nisa Walker, sponsored a grand knockout chess tournament over the past two weekends that attracted some of the strongest chess players in the country.