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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.

Carlsen Chess Images Gallery - Seen it Yet?

Magnus Carlsen has not only wowed the chess world with his chess, but brought a new zest to the sport of chess. Carlsen's fashion modelling has a special fan following as well that goes beyond chess. Here is a swell photo from the Chess World's Numero Uno. Magnus Carlsen would be playing the Tal Chess Memorial in Moscow from June 7, 2012. You can see the full gallery at the chess star's official website here.

Friday, May 4, 2012

New Chess Book on Bobby Fischer's Final Years in Iceland by Helgi Ólafsson

To be available soon
Our Price: Rs 1060 (only India)
Publisher: New In Chess, 2012
Edition: Paperback small
ISBN: 978-90-5691-381-6
Pages: 144
Language: English
A brand new book with fascinating insight into chess genius Bobby Fischer's final years in Iceland has been released. Grandmaster from Iceland, Helgi Ólafsson, was a good friend of the late Fischer. The book, 'Bobby Fischer comes home – The Final Years in Iceland -- a Saga of Friendship and Lost Illusions' is about several aspects of the genius chess player's life before he passed away in Reykjavík in early 2008. Ólafsson has won the Icelandic chess championship six times. He was an integral part of the struggle to get freedom for Fischer after the latter was arrested and imprisoned in Japan in 2004. Following Fischer’s bid for asylum in Iceland, he was granted full citizenship by the Icelandic Government in 2005 and consequently Ólafsson and Fischer became close. The book discusses Fischer’s career from 1970, 'Match of the Century' – the 1972 defeat of Boris Spassky, stories from several distinguished people, events from Iceland's history, etc. apart from all the chess. (Send orders to

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Awesome Chess Match - Carlsen vs Gelfand at Tal Memorial, Moscow, 2011

Actually just the right time to watch this chess video. The game is beyond words!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Legendary Chess Champ Gary Kasparov to Attend Conference in Honour of Alan Turing

Alan Turing
Chess must be mentioned in any discussion about artificial intelligence and computers. Here is some news about all the fans of the legendary World Chess Champion, Garry Kasparov. GM Kasparov, along with Google Senior Vice-President Dr Vint Cerf, will be attending the a special conference to celebrate the legacy of Alan Turing in Manchester. 



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