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Showing posts with label world chess championship 2012. Show all posts
Showing posts with label world chess championship 2012. Show all posts

Thursday, April 25, 2013

'Not bothered about Carlsen's Trainers'

by Zainab Raza Undulusi

World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand has said he would try to understand how his next challenger World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen is going to play, but is not bothered about who is going to train Carlsen for the upcoming World Title match even if it is legendary 13th World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov. 

Viswanathan Anand was speaking in a special interview given to Russian news site RIA Novosti's Viktor Ivanov. Anand said, "I believe that my opponent - a strong chess player, his results speak for themselves. I will train very seriously before our meeting with him and will do everything possible to win."

Anand also said, "My match preparation would cover Carlsen's games and I am trying to understand my opponent. After that I will decide how to proceed. Of course, there will be a team that will help me prepare for the match though I cannot yet tell you about my second."

In reference to rumours about 13th World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov training Magnus Carlsen, a confident Anand said, "Both of us will naturally have a team to help us prepare for the match, but I am not paying all that attention to who is in which team."

Regarding the venue being Chennai for the World Chess Championship 2013, Viswanathan Anand said, "I was very happy even last year when there were prospects of Chennai being the venue for my previous (World Chess Championship 2012) match against Boris Gelfand. This time, if Chennai is the venue, I think it will be a powerful incentive for the development of chess in my state and my country. Personally, first of all it is important just to feel comfortable and to be able to fully concentrate on chess."

When asked about what could be the deciding factors in the forthcoming match particularly considering Carlsen has less experience at that level than Anand, the World Chess Champion said, "In theory, such an experience can really help in an important game. Each of us have our advantages. But not enough just to have them, you should be able to use them. I have experience, I've played these games before, but now the problem is different: to apply them correctly and that would help."

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Neutral Venue Please, Carlsen to NRK

by Zainab Raza Undulusi



"In principle, I think it (World Chess Championship 2013) should be held on neutral ground. It has been the tradition in the past, and that is what seems most fair to me," says World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen. He was speaking to Norwegian website NRKThe Indian media has announced that the match will be held in Chennai this November. However, no formal confirmation has come in from the World Chess Federation (Fide). There is usually an open bidding for the match. 

Magnus Carlsen's manager Espen Agdestein, said, "It is strange that this time they should skip the bidding process. There is great interest in this game and now they have the opportunity to really get very exciting organizer cities. I find a 
deal under the table strange and silly."

He also told NRK, "This is not a neutral ground, and in addition it will be abnormal for Magnus to play in India, including different climate and food." 

Carlsen is still unsure of how much the choice of location will influence the outcome of the match. "I can not say anything until I have seen the playing conditions," he said.
Joran Aulin-Jansson, chess president of the Norwegian Chess Federation is also not thrilled by the news. He said the association stood by Carlsen's decision to play at a neutral venue. But, he said, if Fide approves Chennai, there is not much that can be done.

India is getting the opportunity to hold the match because they lost out on the bid last year (Ref: Anand vs Gelfand World Championship in Moscow, 2012)

Next week a representative from Fide will visit Chennai to assess the venue and speak with the Indian government and the Indian Chess Federation. Fide member Nigel Freeman says, there is no problem if the match is held in one of the finalists' home countries. "There have been games that have been held at non-neutral sites before... when Anand played against Veselin Topalov in Bulgaria." (Photo: Norwegian chess president, Joran Aulin-Jansson, believes such a big event like the World Cup match in chess should be put out to tender.Photo: Junge, Heiko / NTB Scanpix)

Meanwhile, we are yet to hear from Agon which is contracted to hold the complete World Chess Championship cycle.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Candidates Chess Matches 2011 - The Grischuk Game That Brought Gelfand to Moscow

What brought Israel's Boris Gelfand to the World Chess Championship 2012 in Moscow? Israeli Boris Gelfand won the last - sixth game - in the FIDE Candidates Matches 2011 final in Kazan against Russian Alexander Grischuk to become the challenger for the World Champion Viswanathan Anand from India and is therefore, now playing in Moscow.
In the press conference immediately after the sixth game Gelfand had said he was lucky when Grischuk chose a variation in Gruenfeld which was very familiar to him. With novelty in move 13 white really surprised Russian GM and after move 16 the clocks depicted a very unusual picture: black had spent exactly one hour more than white: Gelfand – 9 minutes, Grischuk – 1 hour and 9 minutes. It was a great game for the Israeli Grandmaster Boris Gelfand as it was the biggest success of his chess career. 

Tomorrow - Monday, May 28, is Game 12 of the Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012 in the classical control. You can watch Game 12 Live from India time 4.15 onwards at the official website of the world chess championship. 


You can replay the Grischuk-Gelfand chess game 6 from the Kazan Candidates Matches 2011 in our Chess King applet.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Kasparov Simul at 2012 Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship - Two Russian Kids Draw!

Legendary Gary Kasparov simul 2012 with children in Moscow after commenting on Game 6 at World Chess Championship Match. Photo: Fide.


After commenting Game 6 at Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012, legendary 13th World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov went down to the Chess Corner organised in the courtyard of the State Tretyakov Gallery’s Engineering Building, and held a simultaneous display with young chess players. 
The session on 14 boards lasted more than three hours and was quite intense – Kasparov confronted Russian and European champions in their age categories!

Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012 - Complete Live Schedule, Game 7 Resumes May 20

Here is the complete schedule and format of the Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012. Live broadcast of the World Chess Match would resume on May 20 at the official website. (Click on the photo to go to the official website of the venue of the Anand Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012 - Tretyakov State Gallery in Moscow. This particular exhibit at the gallery is 'Moscow Patio' oil on canvas by Vasily Dmitriyevich Polenov.

Schedule for World Chess Championship Match 2012
Day Date Match event Time
Day 1 10 May Opening ceremony 19.00/20.00
Day 2 11 May Game  1 15.00
Commentators: Nigel Short, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 3 12 May Game  2 15.00
Commentators: Nigel Short, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 4 13 May Rest day
Day 5 14 May Game  3 15.00
Commentators: Jan Timman, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 6 15 May Game  4 15.00
Commentators: Jan Timman, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 7 16 May Rest day
Day 8 17 May Game  5 15.00
Commentators: Joel Lautier, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 9 18 May Game  6 15.00
Commentators: Peter Svidler, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 10 19 May Rest day
Day 11 20 May Game  7 15.00
Commentators: Peter Leko, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 12 21 May Game  8 15.00
Commentators: Peter Leko, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 13 22 May Rest day
Day 14 23 May Game  9 15.00
Commentators: Peter Svidler, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 15 24 May Game  10 15.00
Commentators: Peter Svidler, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 16 25 May Rest day
Day 17 26 May Game  11 15.00
Commentators: Vladimir Kramnik, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 18 27 May Rest day
Day 19 28 May Game  12 15.00
Commentators: Peter Svidler, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 20 29 May Rest day
Day 21 30 May Tie break 12.00


The closing ceremony shall take place on the day after the FWCM has been decided or one day thereafter.

Here are some fun posts at the B&W chess magazine website about the Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012 that you might like to read:

Dream Chess Lineup for Any World Championship Format
Top 6 Reasons Why Anand, Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship Will be Fun
Top 5 Anand Gelfand 2012 Chess Jokes of World Chess Championship Special Chess Game: When 'a' File was Full 


You might also like to read:
Gary Kasparov Comments Anand Gelfand 2012 Game 6 at Moscow World Chess Championship

Friday, May 18, 2012

Special Chess Game: When 'a' File was Full

For everyone watching Anand Gelfand Game 4 at the World Chess Championship 2012 in Moscow, the motif with d-file being full of pieces at Move 17 was an interesting topic of conversation. The official championship website even had their report titled on the motif! This is certainly not something one gets to see on the chessboard every day. That is why Boris Gelfand himself pointed it out, clicking with the mouse on the relevant place in the game’s electronic notation and adding that such positions give genuine pleasure to real chess amateurs. 
Masters of artistic composition – a genre of chess composition – would probably note that this “column”, along with the rook on c8 and the pawns on b7 and a6, forms a genuine number 1. This number is turned towards White, as if promising a win, but White just cannot score it!
We found a nice chess game for you with the a file being full from another tournament, another time! The game was played between Nino Khurtsidze and Corina-Isabela Peptan at the 7th Individual European Women's Chess Championship, 2006. The game ended in a draw. You can view it in our Chess King applet.

Top 5 Anand Gelfand 2012 Chess Jokes of World Chess Championship

The Anand Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand and challenger Boris Gelfand will resume on Thursday. 
Here are top 5 Anand Gelfand jokes. You could switch the names of the two grandmasters in the jokes and still enjoy them. If you have a special Anand Gelfand chess joke to share, send it to editor@blackandwhiteindia.com and we will feature it in the next installment with your name. You might even win a prize!



Anand Gelfand 2012 Joke 1
Anand: In what country were you born?
Gelfand: Belarus
Anand: Which part?
Gelfand: What do you mean which part? Whole body born in Belarus, moved to Israel.
Anand: Good move!



Anand Gelfand 2012 Joke 2

Anand: (After another draw at the board) Are you sponsoring the vodka tonight?

Gelfand: Hey, the press and audience are still here.
Anand: Don't worry they will think we are analyzing the game.

Photo: Fide

Anand Gelfand 2012 Joke 3
Anand: Where do you go after every move? Is it something like Kramnik and the toilet thing?
Gelfand: Oh Rubbish. I got this part-time job to hang the paintings in the gallery. One has to do things for extra side money you know. 

Anand Gelfand 2012 Joke 4
Gelfand: If I win this I give a ring to my wife
Anand: Mobile or landline?

Anand Gelfand 2012 Joke 5
Anand: Which is the most popular chess club in the world?
Gelfand: File D
(Watch Game 4 to understand this joke.)
Read our post on a game that had the 'a' file full here.

Both Anand Gelfand to each other: Yeah let's drag this match with draws as much. Our wives are waiting for us to get home and look after the baby. Am tired of all that nappy changing.

Watch out for our next chess fun post on the rest day. Enjoy the live broadcast of the Anand Gelfand world chess championship 2012 on Thursday at the official website.

World Chess Championship 2012 - Replay Drawn Game 5 Moves with Chess King


Game 5 of World Chess Championship 2012 
in Moscow between Viswananthan Anand 
and Boris Gelfand about to begin. Photo: Fide.

Game 5 Result: 1/2-1/2
Anand-Gelfand Match Score: 2.5-2.5


The fifth game saw 1.e4 from reigning world chess champion Viswanathan Anand giving fans to cheer for what they were looking for. However, the  game ended in a draw in Moscow on Thursday. At the press conference, Gelfand said he was prepared for the opening and did not find it any surprise. Boris Gelfand and Viswanathan Anand agreed to a draw after 27 moves. 


World Chess Championship 2012 - Replay Drawn Game 4 Moves with Chess King
 
World Chess Championship 2012 - Replay Drawn Game 3 Moves with Chess King
World Chess Championship 2012 - Replay Second Game Draw with Chess KingWorld Chess Championship 2012 - Replay First Game Draw with Chess King


Top 6 Reasons Why Anand, Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship Will be Fun

Watch out for our next chess fun post on the rest day. Enjoy the live broadcast of the Anand Gelfand world chess championship 2012 on Thursday at the official website.


You can replay Anand, Gelfand Game 5 in our Chess King applet.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Anand, Gelfand World Chess Match: Can You Guess Whom Do Chess Legends Mark Dvoretsky and Anatoly Bykhovsky Support?



In the press centre of the Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship Match 2012, Mark Dvoretsky and Anatoly Bykhovsky shared their views on FischerRandom Chess with Evgeny Potemkin of ChessNews and also said who they support in the Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship Match 2012 in Moscow. 
Can you guess who they support as the next world chess champion? 
This chess video is in Russian, but we have a translation by Maria Khondoga for our English audience here at Chess Magazine Black and White.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

World Chess Championship 2012 - Replay Drawn Game 4 Moves with Chess King


Game 4 of World Chess Championship 2012 in Moscow between: Viswananthan Anand and Boris Gelfand about to begin. Photo: Fide.

Game 4 Result: 1/2-1/2
Anand-Gelfand Match Score: 2.0-2.0

The fourth game was a bit lukewarm at the Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012 in Moscow on Tuesday. At the press conference, Gelfand said the end position was optically better for White and Black pieces lacked co-ordination. Anand said the match is just beginning to develop. Boris Gelfand and Viswanathan Anand agreed to a draw after 34 moves. Gelfand could not nuke Anand's Chebanenko semi-Slav.

World Chess Championship 2012 - Replay Drawn Game 3 Moves with Chess King
World Chess Championship 2012 - Replay Second Game Draw with Chess KingWorld Chess Championship 2012 - Replay First Game Draw with Chess King

You can replay Anand, Gelfand Game 4 in our Chess King applet.


World Chess Championship 2012 - Replay Drawn Game 3 Moves with Chess King




All set for Game 3 of World Chess Championship in Moscow: Viswananthan Anand and Boris Gelfand. Photo: Fide.

Game 3 Result: 1/2-1/2
Anand-Gelfand Match Score: 1.5-1.5


The third game was an exciting one keeping everyone on the edge. The world chess championship 2012 is just warming up, we suppose. Moscow -- and the rest of the world -- witnessed an exciting chess encounter between reigning world chess champion and his challenger on Monday. Boris Gelfand and Viswanathan Anand agreed to a draw after 37 moves. You can replay the game in our Chess King applet.

Monday, May 14, 2012

WCCh 2012 - What Fischer Would have Said!

World Chess Championship Live at Official Website.
Searching for Bobby Fischer - Indeed we are. What would have Bobby Fischer said about the ongoing World Chess Championship 2012 between chess stalwarts Vishy Anand and Boris Gelfand? This is just for fun. We agree with some comments, we don't with others...but, we love the 11th World Chess Champion -- and always will -- just like everyone else.) Read on to check all the five possible Fischer 'quotes'!
  1. Why is Moscow the venue, why is it not Reykjavik? 
  2. Computer training of modern grandmasters is still 15 years behind my strength.
  3. By test it is best (on 1.e4)... why are they playing all this? But then I think it's almost definite that the game is a draw theoretically. 
  4. No online broadcasts, no press conferences, no photographs, no journalists, no Houdini or any chess engines, no audience... Maybe, Anand and Gelfand have fixed it between them. 
  5. Yes, I will be there for the next FischerRandom World Chess Title Match

Sunday, May 13, 2012

World Chess Championship 2012 - Replay Second Game Draw with Chess King

All set for the second game: Viswananthan Anand and Boris Gelfand. Photo: Fide.

Game 2 Result: 1/2-1/2
Anand-Gelfand Score: 1-1
There were no big surprises though the fight was tough in the second game of the World Chess Championship 2012 in Moscow on Saturday. Boris Gelfand and Viswanathan Anand agreed to a draw after 25 moves. Gelfand did choose a sharp combination but Anand held his ground. You can replay the game in our Chess King applet.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

World Chess Championship 2012 - Replay First Game Draw with Chess King

Round 1 Results: Draw Match Score: 1/2-1/2

Viswanathan Anand: “Potentially with the two bishops black could be better. By that point obviously I’m not fighting for an advantage. But my position is position was rather safe as all four rooks were left on the board."


Boris Gelfand: "Although at first glance black appeared to have a better position, he was unable to find a variation that would give a clear advantage. I spent a long time considering my final move, but I couldn’t see a way to improve my position. I did not feel any pressure in my first ever game in a world championship match, a fact that surprised me a little as I had read a lot about it." Photo: Fide.

Friday, May 11, 2012

WCCh 2012 - Watch Live Broadcast on Official Website

The first game of the World Chess Championship 2012 between Vishy Anand of India and Boris Gelfand of Israel will take place today (May 11) in the Engineering Building of the State Tretyakov Gallery. Entrance is free. Anand has White in the first game.
During the match, a video broadcast in Russian and English will be available on the official game website.

Also read B&W earlier headline:
Top 6 Reasons Why Anand, Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship Will be Fun


Hey Cool to Meet Up: Gelfand-Anand: Photo: Fide

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012 in Moscow Tretyakov Art Gallery from May 10


Official opening of the Fide World Chess Championship 2012 will be held in Moscow on May 10. The world champion would be crowed on May 30.
During the opening ceremony, which will be held in the Mikhail Vrubel Hall of the State Tretyakov Gallery, in Moscow, it will also be determined which of the two match participants will play white during the first game.
The drawing procedure for the colours will be conducted by the World Chess Championshop 2012 Chief Arbiter Ashot Vardapetyan. The ceremony will conclude with a concert by pianist Denis Matsuev and other young Russian musicians.


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