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Vishy Anand
Friday, June 15, 2012 18:40
After our lengthy interview with challenger Boris Gelfand, obviously we also took the time to speak to Vishy Anand, who was, and still is, the World Champion. We spoke to him on Skype on June 8th and 9th, exactly one week ago, and also one week after he had returned back to India. Photos by Alexey Yushenkov & Anastasia Karlovich On June 3rd,...
Boris Gelfand: "Kasparov offered his help, but I said no"
Saturday, June 09, 2012 11:33
One week after the end of the World Championship match in Moscow, challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel speaks out. In the second and last part of this interview, the Israeli tells about the second half of the match, about his favorite player Akiba Rubinstein, about his coaches whom he invited to Moscow, about chess in Israel and... about saying no...
Boris Gelfand: "I was by no means inferior in this match" | Interview, part 1 of
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 18:28
Exactly one week after the end of the World Championship match in Moscow, challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel speaks out. In the first part of this interview, the Israeli tells us about his preparation, his choice of openings, and his view on chess and its the different types of audiences. Photos by Alexey Yushenkov & Anastasia Karlovich The...
The Full English Breakfast #22: Championship Fever
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 12:24
I'll take a World and US Championship, no fruit, and hold the draws please. Or, in other words: The Full English Breakfast #22 is out! About the Full English Breakfast Mission: Bring the serious chess news analysis. VERY serious, and not at all witty. Definitely not tongue in cheek. ;) Origins: The Full English Breakfast started life as a late...
Anand-Gelfand: the aftermath
Sunday, June 03, 2012 19:09
The Anand-Gelfand World Championship match finished four days ago, but the news stream hasn't stopped yet. Vladimir Putin inviting the players at his office, Anand's arrival in India, Gelfand's return to Israel, the reactions on Twitter, Kasparov's criticism, Anand's reaction... In this article we'll mention the most important developments since...
Anand-Gelfand, the closing ceremony (VIDEO)
Saturday, June 02, 2012 13:52
One day after the tiebreak the 2012 World Championship match came to an end with its closing ceremony, held in the Tretyakov Gallery's Engineering Building, on the same stage where the games had been played. While we were travelling back from Moscow on Friday, we also edited the following summary video of the ceremony which includes the speeches...
Anand beats Gelfand in tiebreak, retains world title
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10:20
Viswanathan Anand defeated Boris Gelfand 2.5-1.5 in the rapid tiebreak on Wednesday. The Indian won the World Championship in Moscow and retained his world title for the third time. After winning the 2007 World Championship tournament in Mexico City, Anand defeated Vladimir Kramnik in 2008 and Veselin Topalov in 2010 and now emerged as the winner...
Anand-Gelfand: 12th match game drawn, tiebreak on Wednesday (VIDEO)
Monday, May 28, 2012 13:44
The 12th match game between Vishy Anand and Boris Gelfand ended in a draw, which means the match will be decided on Wednesday with a rapid/blitz tiebreak. Today the opening was another Rossolimo Sicilian and although Anand started ambitiously with an early push of the h-pawn, yet again the game reached an ending quickly and at move 22 the World...
A lengthy interview with David Navara (part 2 of 2)
Sunday, May 27, 2012 18:05
David Navara finished 3rd at the Reykjavik Open two months ago in Iceland, during which he gave a long interview to Grandmaster Vasily Papin. The interview – where the Czech grandmaster talks, for instance, about his doubts about the life of a chess professional, Bobby Fischer and how he fell victim to Viktor Korchnoi’s legendary sharp tongue –...
Gelfand-Anand G11, another Nimzo-Indian, drawn after 24 moves (VIDEO)
Saturday, May 26, 2012 14:25
The 11th match game between Boris Gelfand and Vishy Anand was another Nimzo-Indian and ended in a draw after 24 moves The score in Moscow is 5.5-5.5 with just one more game to play, in which the World Champion has white. This game will be played on Monday. If the final score is 6-6, a rapid/blitz tiebreak will be played on Wednesday. Another draw...

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