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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Planet's Largest Chess Piece Unveiled in St Louis

The piece was built by R.G. Ross Construction, located in Saint Louis, and has been officially approved by Guinness as a world record. Following are some key statistics about the World’s Largest Chess Piece:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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

(Two days to go. Watch live at official website.)

It might be that the Viswanathan Anand-Boris Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship is not for the strongest player in the chess world. It might be that the World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen is not in the match and a lot of chess fans want to see him there soon. All the same, here are the reasons that make the Vishy-Gelfand chess match as important and exciting in history as any ever held before:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pretty Chess Queen 'Caught' in US Airport Security Check

This one's supposed to be a fun photo. Just goes to show that Indian celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan and former President APJ Abdul Kalam being in US airport security check is no big deal. The photo shows Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk going through an “extra” check at the Tucson airport where she attended a special chess fest hosted by 9Queens. In the photo, the 9Queens chess trophy is so beautiful and the base is heavy that the airport security needed to check it some more to make sure there were no hidden chess pieces in there, or at least that’s what the pretty chess grandmaster and 12th women's world chess champion assumes (wink)!

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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