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FIDE ratings
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Wednesday, August 01, 2012 14:39
As FIDE now publishes its rating lists on a monthly basis, the new lists have come out already. In the men's list World Champion Vishy Anand dropped to 6th place; the Indian is now behind Sergey Karjakin who won 6 points in Dortmund. In the women's list Anna Muzychuk has overtaken Hou Yifan in second place behind Judit Polgar.  The new FIDE rating...
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Monday, July 16, 2012 17:05
I’m normally a bit skeptical when chess players give lectures – cobbler, stick to thy last! – but Vishy Anand’s recent Accenture lecture (posted on ChessVibes) is an absolute must-see for every chess enthusiast. Vishy Anand during his Accenture lecture in Madrid | Photo Accenture España The lecture, on the ambitious topic of decision-making, is...
Vishy Anand during his Accenture lecture in Madrid
Thursday, June 28, 2012 8:41
On June 12th, Vishy Anand gave a lecture on decision making in Madrid, which as part of a conference organized by Accenture. The lecture lasted 44 minutes and was posted in full at YouTube. Vishy Anand during his Accenture lecture in Madrid | Photo Accenture España On June 12th, Accenture, the largest consulting firm in the world, organized the...
Vishy Anand: "Both of us had the right to win this match" | Interview, part 2 of
Monday, June 18, 2012 12:38
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. In this second part, he speaks about the second half of the match, the tie-break, the opening choices, his controversial draw offer in the last game, the criticism that he and Gelfand played...
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,...
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...

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