The sub-continent that invented the game of chess in the sixth century is now becoming the focus of chess in the twenty-first century. Viswanathan Anand, the current World Chess Champion, has ignited a nationalistic enthusiasm for the “Game of Kings” not seen since the Soviet era. Anand has received rock star status in hisContinue reading “India in the Chess Spotlight”
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Can Kramnik Win With The Black Pieces? Will It Matter?
Between 1989 and 2008 Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik played 51 head-to-head games under classical conditions. The results below show that Kramnik has yet to win a game as black when up against Anand. This is a remarkable statistic based on the number of match-ups these two chess players have had. Vladimir Kramnik’s win with white and draw with blackContinue reading “Can Kramnik Win With The Black Pieces? Will It Matter?”
Anand vs. Kramnik: Backround Information
Anand vs. Kramnik should provide the most entertaining chess we have seen in quite some time. Below is a comparison of the achievements of these two chess titans. Vladimir Kramnik’s achievements (source: http://www.vladimirkramnik.com * 1990 Russian Championship, Kuibyshev (classical) I * 1991 World Championship (U18), Guarapuav (classical) I * 1992 Chalkidiki (classical) 7.5/11Continue reading “Anand vs. Kramnik: Backround Information”
Countdown until Anand vs. Kramnik
In 22 days Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik will face off in Bonn, Germany for the title of World Chess Champion. According to my database these two elite chess players have faced each other in 127 official games. On these occasions, Anand beat Kramnik 19 to 15, with 93 draws. Below is VladimirContinue reading “Countdown until Anand vs. Kramnik”