Championship rematches are a source of the historic rivalries which provide intrigue for fans and motivate the competitors to perform at their highest level. Historically, chess has had many such occasions because a World Champion who failed to defend his title used to be awarded an automatic rematch. The fact that there is no longer aContinue reading “Carlsen vs. Anand: World Chess Championship 2014”
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Anand-Gelfand 2012: Game 12
In game 12 of the 2012 World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand, the reigning world champion caused excitement among his many fans by playing a rare opening line which left his opponent perplexed and with little time to discover the best path out of his troubles. Gelfand responded by giving up two pawns to increase theContinue reading “Anand-Gelfand 2012: Game 12”
Kramnik vs. Anand 2008 preview: A 1996 game played by Kramnik
Just 18 days until Anand plays Kramnik for the title of World Chess Champion in Bonn, Germany. Below I continue with my preview for this historic match by examining a timeless game played by Kramnik in 1996. Enjoy! In 1996 Vladimir Kramnik played an exceptionally brilliant game as black verses a very strong opponent namedContinue reading “Kramnik vs. Anand 2008 preview: A 1996 game played by Kramnik”
World Chess Championship?
Here are the new world chess rankings based on FIDE ratings. This makes the upcoming Kramnik vs. Anand match seem questionable in its ability to crown a new world champion. Then again, any match is better than another FIDE farse world championship tournament. 01 Topalov off 2790 02 Morozevich off 2787Continue reading “World Chess Championship?”