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Showing posts with label chennai chess. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chennai chess. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Best Carlsen Quotes from Chennai


World Championship 2013 Challenger and World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen just visited Chennai, the venue of the match. He was swamped by journalists and cheered by fans. Here are top-five quotes from his visit (For the full list of best comments by Carlsen in Chennai, check out www.worldchesschampionship2013.com): 

-- I can speak for myself, and I am not part of the computer generation. I grew up with a chess board and books. (When asked if younger players such as Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Luigi Caruana, Sergey Karjakin and he are more computer-centric, as regards preparation and the way they approach the game as compared to Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Boris Gelfand and others.)


-- The Russians are still a force in chess! (The last time two non-Russian-speaking players played for the World title was in 1921 with Jose Raul Capablanca versus Emmanuel Lasker in Havana, Cuba.)

-- I respect Anand. But I don’t fear him. Am pleased with all the arrangements here.

-- Of course, I should recognise that Anand is the World Champion. He is a great player. But the kind of form he is in now gives me confidence. I have been successful in the last few outings with him.


-- As along as I am in top shape and work on the game, I think, I have every chance to win. I am sure anyone will go into a world championship with a supreme belief that you will win. I also will come back to Chennai with the belief that everything is in my favour.

Monday, August 19, 2013

World Championship 2013: Best Updates


Sunday, June 3, 2012

International Chess Olympiad for the Blind in Chennai from Aug 9

The International Braille Chess Association (IBCA) www.ibca-info.org and the All India Chess Federation For The Blind (AICFB) www.aicfb.in are organising the 14th IBCA Chess Olympiad for the blind at Hotel ‘Le Royal Méridien’ in Chennai, India from August 9-20. The Hotel ‘Le Royal Méridien’ is one of the best five star deluxe hotels of the city and is known for its sprawling and landscaped lawns. Once a tiny fishing village, Chennai (formerly Madras) is now an international metropolis, the home town of World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, and a cultural centre. 

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