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The World Championship 2012

The World Championship 2012

08/07/2014 at 10:00 0 comments

This comeback match was a face-off between two giants from different championship eras. Viswanathan Anand was the reigning champion from 2007-2008 while Boris Gelfand was the 2011 winner for the candidate’s tournament. The prize for the winner of this match was set at $2.6 million and the game was setRead More

The World Championship 2013

The World Championship 2013

07/07/2014 at 16:53 0 comments

In the World Championship 2013 for grandmaster chess, the renowned guru Viswanathan Anand was competing yet against another opponent Magnus Carlsen. Anand agreed to a match in Chennal region (India) scheduled from the 9th to the 22nd of November. With two gentlemen showing off remarkable chess records, the question wasRead More

The World Championship 2011

The World Championship 2011

07/07/2014 at 16:49 0 comments

The world championship 2011 was a prerequisite to participate in the challenge that was to be held in 2013. The listed number of players was 128 and they were to play each other on a single elimination tournament just like in the 2009 games. Playing by single elimination meant thatRead More

The World Championship 2010

The World Championship 2010

07/07/2014 at 10:00 0 comments

This was a match for two champions coming to defend their title as world champion in Sofia, Bulgaria. The two grandmasters were Veselin Topalov and Viswanathan Anand who were to face each other on the chess board from the 24th of April to the 13th of May. Such a longRead More

The World Championship 2009

The World Championship 2009

06/07/2014 at 16:58 0 comments

This chess championship of 2009 was attended by over 128 players all competing for the title. The winner was to get a candidate stage ticket to the world championship of 2011. The world championship 2009 was held in the 20th of November and ended by the 14th of December. WithRead More

The World Championship 2008

The World Championship 2008

06/07/2014 at 09:56 0 comments

The world championship 2008 was basically a rematch between two chess giants. One of them was Viswanathan Anand, who had taken the crown in the 2007 championship, and Vladimir Kramnik who had lost the title to Anand. This rematch was created to prove that indeed Anand had beat down aRead More

The World Championship 2007

The World Championship 2007

05/07/2014 at 16:47 0 comments

The world championship 2007 was played in Mexico from the 12th to the 30th of September. This game was organized to create a new world champion after two years of Vladimir Kramnik sitting on the throne of grandmaster. Simultaneously, this was also a tournament that saw old champions come toRead More

The Threefold Repetition Rule

The Threefold Repetition Rule

05/07/2014 at 09:44 0 comments

The threefold repetition rule has been around for quite a while and is often used where chess players cannot progress in their moves. The said repetition occurs when a particular move is played three times or is about to be played for the third time. There is an extra conditionRead More

The Swiss System Chess Tournament

The Swiss System Chess Tournament

04/07/2014 at 16:42 0 comments

The Swiss System Chess Tournament was once used in Zurich in the year 1895 and since then it has been a standard of match pairing in several tournaments. It is a system that pairs opponents based on their ratings and usually the top players in a first round match endRead More

THE PETROV’S DEFENCE

THE PETROV’S DEFENCE

04/07/2014 at 10:00 0 comments

“THE PETROV’S DEFENCE” A chess opening strategy   It is already well known that the best way of defence is the attack. That is a strategy not just for games using the body, but also the mind, such as chess. It is not enough just to have a good defenceRead More