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Why chess will never be popular
Saturday, May 19, 2012 22:02
One of the good things about the Anand-Gelfand World Championship match is that it generates a lot of debate on some essential points: what’s the proper format to determine the best player in the world; should chess always be spectacular; does computer-dominated professional chess have a future; and what’s the market value of chess anyway?...
Boris Gelfand and Vishy Anand shaking hands at the opening ceremony of their 201
Sunday, May 13, 2012 20:00
What’s the best and most unique thing about chess? Of course it’s the fact that we have long lasting world championship matches. The immense tension is not restricted to one or two hours (football, tennis), or a few days at most (cricket, snooker), but lasts several weeks or even months. This is something we should praise, not condemn. Boris...
Veselin Topalov, Tata GM group A: "I don't really know about my state"
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:13
Today we finish our series of three interviews, with players from the Tata Steel A, B and C groups, who all make some sort of comeback. In the third interview we have Veselin Topalov, winner of the San Luis FIDE World Championship in 2005 and challenger of Vishy Anand in the 2010 World Championship. The Bulgarian grandmaster won the 2005 Chess...
ECU's dress code and anti-draw rules in detail
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:40
The dress code and anti-draw rules that were accepted by the ECU General Assembly last week, have been posted online. On Monday, November 14th on the website of the Danish Chess Federation an article was published about this subject with links to two PDF documents. So far these documents don't seem to be available on the European Chess Union's own...
ECU General Assembly accepts anti-draw and dress code rules
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 17:50
From January 1st, 2012 a draw offer before move 40 will be forbidden during official ECU events, and there will be a dress code. This was the main result of the ECU General Assembly, held in Porto Carras, Greece on November 5th, 2011 on the occasion of the 18th European Team Championship. ECU President Silvio Danailov and ECU Board members as well...