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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Saturday Chess Puzzle - Two Smart Checkmates

We are back with our Saturday chess puzzle. This time there are two positions. In the first, White to play and checkmate in two. In the second, White to play and checkmate in three. Simple positions, but delightful nevertheless. Have a great weekend.

White to play and checkmate in two.
Move cursor to right after colon to read answer: Rg1






White to play and checkmate in three. 
Move cursor to right after colon to read answer: Nh3

Friday, June 29, 2012

Chess Game Adjournments Back in ACP New Golden Classic Event with Ivanchuk as Top Seed; India's Sasikiran to Play

The ACP Golden Classic - a new, imaginative way to interpret modern chess

The ACP, in collaboration with Science Park Amsterdam Chess, has announced the 'ACP Golden Classic' that will take place in Amsterdam from 14 to 22 July, in the same venue and at the same time as the Dutch Championships and the SPA Open.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

French Chess Magazine Organises Game Against Anatoly Karpov Through Tour de France


This chess event is an exciting one for everyone interested in the Tour de France. You can now play against former World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov of Russia. The French chess magazine of Europe Echecs is organising a super chess game for players from around the world along side the Tour de France 2012 that begins on Saturday, June 30.

Alan Turing Paper Machine Versus Garry Kasparov Chess Game Moves

Garry Kasparov@Turing Centenary
Legendary World Chess Champion Grandmaster Garry Kasparov recently attended the Alan Turing Centenary Celebrations in Manchester. Kasparov also beat the Turing "Paper Machine" - the first chess computer programme ever written - at a chess game in 16 moves. You can read our blog post for the full news:


Kasparov Chess Match Versus Alan Turing's 'Paper Machine' at Centenary Celebrations in Manchester

Here are the game moves as played in Manchester during the Turing centenary celebrations. (Visit the www.blackandwhiteindia.com site to replay the game if you are reading a shared post)

World Chess Champion Vishy Anand's Lecture Video in Madrid for Accenture plc

World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand recently presented a lecture at Accenture plc - the world's largest multinational management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. The 12the conference of the company was titled Return on Analytics. It was held  in Madrid. Anand spoke about 'Analysis to anticipate the future and make the best decisions' with ideas about pattern recognition, decision making, the role of computers and the strategies used in World Championship matches. The lecture was recorded in high quality and posted on YouTube. It is in English and about 45 minutes long. Hear the first part of the lecture to know why the World Chess Champion couldn't remember the date of his marriage anniversary!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

London Chess Classic 2012 Invitations Sent to Anand, Carlsen, Kramnik, Nakamura, Aronian, Polgar, Adams, McShane & Jones

London Chess Classic chief executive has announced that the invitations have been sent out for the fourth edition of this fantastic chess event. Chief executive Malcolm Pein writes on the official website: "We can confirm that again we will have the popular venue of Olympia in Kensington to showcase the best-in-chess at 4th London Chess Classic."

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kings Chess Postponement: World Chess Champ Vishy Anand Disappointed

World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand has said he is disappointed about the postponement of the first major chess tournament he was to play after retaining his World Chess Title last month in Moscow. The Kings Chess tournament to be held in Medias, Romania, from June 23-July 4 has been postponed. 

World Chess Champ Endorses Realty Brand
Anand was speaking in Chennai at a special function where he was made the brand ambassador of TVH, one of the major players in realty market in Southern India. Talking about his association with TVH as its brand ambassador, Anand said, "I have been a TVH customer for seven years. That was a positive experience. And a month or two ago they approached me and I was happy to accept their offer. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Kasparov Chess Match Versus Alan Turing's 'Paper Machine' at Centenary Celebrations in Manchester

Garry Kasparov
Legendary World Chess Champion Grandmaster Garry Kasparov attended the Alan Turing Centenary Celebrations in Manchester today. Kasparov also beat the Turing "Paper Machine" - the first chess computer programme ever written - at a chess game in 16 moves. Kasparov played the game as a demonstration of the vision of Alan Turing who had written the programme for the first chess computer right after the Second World War much before the computer had even been invented! Turing wrote that programme for a machine that was to be invented in the future. 

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