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Resolution Los Angeles City for Anand
Sunday, July 21, 2013 22:08
Los Angeles city councilman Paul Krekorian introduced a resolution on behalf of World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand during Anand's recent visit to Southern California in July 2013.  Vishy Anand was in Los Angeles by invitation from Metropolitan Chess, Inc. by founder Ankit Gupta for a camp that the organization had put together. The camp...
Thursday, July 04, 2013 10:26
The countdown has started: in 125 days from today the World Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen begins. Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 is the date of the opening ceremony in Chennai, India where the first game is scheduled for Thursday, November 7th. In this first preview article we quote an interview with both players...
Monday, June 24, 2013 14:39
The good news is that there will be a 5th edition in December, the bad news is that it won't be a regular chess tournament. Today it was announced that the 5th London Chess Classic won't see any classical chess. Instead, a very strong rapid tournament wll be held as well as "celebrity contests". The tournament runs December 7th-15th, 2013 in...
Tal Memorial starts tomorrow with Carlsen, Kramnik & Anand as top seeds
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 19:42
One of the strongest chess tournaments of 2013 is starting tomorrow: the Tal Memorial. The top seeds are Magnus Carlsen (2864, Norway), Vladimir Kramnik (2803, Russia) and Viswanathan Anand (2786, India) so it will surely be a memorable event. The tournament is held in the memory of the 8th World Champion, Mikhail Tal. Here's a preview with all...
The Wall Street Journal Online on Anand-Carlsen
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 17:04
It's always nice to see when mainstream media are picking up chess – especially when the reason is not something like Toiletgate or the obligatory but completely inappropriate comparison with the royal game by a sports commentator. The Wall Street Journal Online has a piece on the Anand-Carlsen match, focusing on the process that resulted in...
Karjakin wins again in Norway, Anand and Radjabov score as well
Friday, May 10, 2013 19:59
Sergey Karjakin also won his third game at the Norway Chess tournament in Sandnes. The Russian grandmaster defeated Wang Hao in a Rauzer Sicilian in which his bishop pair became stronger and stronger. World Champion Viswanathan Anand scored an excellent victory in a Sicilian Najdorf against Veselin Topalov while Teimour Radjabov won his first game...
Friday, May 03, 2013 18:39
Only hours after the open letter by the Norwegian Chess Federation, we have now also received a press release and an offical support letter from the mayor of Paris that the French capital is "ready organize the World Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen". The bid is much higher than the one by Chennai: a 2.65 million...
Espen Agdestein: "We expect a bidding process"
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 14:17
Espen Agdestein, the manager of Magnus Carlsen, still expects that FIDE will open a bidding process for the Anand-Carlsen World Championship match. In a telephone conversation with ChessVibes, Agdestein reacted to a recent interview with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. "It seems FIDE is trying to fix a mistake by making another mistake." At the beginning of...
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Monday, April 29, 2013 11:06
While our hosting provider's crew was doing its best to get the site back up again, we decided to spend our time wisely, on something we're good at: making chess videos. During the Alekhine Memorial in Paris (the 2nd half is currently under way in St Petersburg) we asked several top players about the 4th World Chess Champion who is remembered by...
The Louvre (top) and the Mikhailovsky Palace of the State Russian Museum (down)
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 17:18
A new super tournament will take place 21 April - 1 May in both Paris and St Petersburg under the name "Alekhine Memorial". The same sponsors who were behind the Anand-Gelfand match are supporting the tournament, which will be held in the Louvre and the State Russian Museum. The participants are Anand, Kramnik, Aronian, Svidler, Gelfand, Vachier-...

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