Archive for November, 2013

5 second practical tactic

Saturday, November 30th, 2013


Black to move. How should black proceed?

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Carlsen officially equals all time high

Saturday, November 30th, 2013


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World Top Juniors

Saturday, November 30th, 2013


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2013 World Senior won by Vaisser and Ankudinova

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

In southwest Croatia, in the city of Opatija, on the Adriatic coast, the 2013 World Senior championship was held. The event was a great success and brought in players from all corners of the globe from 40 plus nations, ranging from Russia to Brazil. The tournment was won by Anatoly Vaisser and WFM Yelena Ankudinova, who earned the WGM title for her success. Enjoy this illustrated report.

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World Team 04: China shocks Armenia

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

China shocked Armenia with two victories by Bu Xiangzhi and Ding Liren to give the Asian team a 2.5-1.5 win. This allows Ukraine, who won their fourth match in a row, this time against Germany, to be in the sole lead by a full one and a half matches! Russia won thanks to Karjakin and America demolished Egypt. Report of an absolutely key round

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A master of imposing personal style

Saturday, November 30th, 2013


‘Magnus Has Made A Career Imposing His Style of Play’

By Express News Service
Published: 30th November 2013 04:31 AM
Last Updated: 30th November 2013 04:43 AM

As the new Chess King Magnus Carlsen celebrates his 23rd birthday today, Viswanathan Anand explains how he failed to figure the Norwegian out during the recently concluded World Championship in Chennai.

Speaking to CNN-IBN on Friday, the five-time world champion said losing the world championship crown to Carlsen hurt him a lot but refused to believe his time is up.

“This is one criticism which I feel really misses the mark. I was delighted to get into aggressive positions and people need to understand Magnus likes to get into positions he likes – which is dry as dust. He likes boring technical positions and he has made a career out of imposing his style of play. He is a versatile and diverse player. I played in dynamic fashion during the last match and he refused to have it. My gameplan was to force him into an aggressive area and make it less enjoyable for him and that’s where my strategy failed,” Anand explained.

Explaining further on what made Carslen a hard nut to crack, Anand said: “Magnus is a very different opponent with a very different style from players I’ve encountered in the past. I couldn’t manage to figure him out. He came out with a radical approach. I developed a strategy which I thought could neutralise his strengths. But it proved harder than expected.”

Both Anand and Carlsen started on an identical note by drawing the first four games and though many thought Anand didn’t play his aggressive best, he begged to differ.

The Chennaite, who will participate in the London Chess Classic from December 7-15, said that he is exhausted and would relax once the tournament is over. “Three days after the match I could barely move a muscle. I feel the mental exhaustion has taken a physical manifestation. Clearly the accumulated efforts of the last six years – four WCC matches – will take a toll and I’ve to see these things in a realistic perspective,” Anand added.

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Ukraine continues to win at World Team Championship

Saturday, November 30th, 2013


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Priceless chess moment!

Saturday, November 30th, 2013
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World Champion Magnus Carlsen turns 23

Saturday, November 30th, 2013


The newly crowned World Champion Magnus Carlsen turns 23 today

Sven Magnus ?en Carlsen (Norwegian: [s??n m??n?s ??n k???sn?]; born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, reigning World Chess Champion and the No. 1 ranked player in the world. His peak rating is 2872, the highest in history.

A chess prodigy, in 2004 Carlsen became a grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 148 days, making him at that time the second youngest grandmaster in history, although he has since become the third youngest. On 1 January 2010, at the age of 19 years, 32 days, he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world No. 1. On the January 2013 FIDE rating list, Carlsen reached an Elo rating of 2861, at that time the highest in history. In November 2013, Carlsen beat Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2013, thus becoming the new world chess champion.

Known for his attacking style as a teenager, Carlsen later developed into a more universal player. He does not focus on opening preparation as much as other top players, and plays a variety of openings, making it harder for opponents to prepare against him. His positional mastery and endgame prowess have drawn comparisons to those of former world champions Jos? Ra?l Capablanca, Vasily Smyslov, and Anatoly Karpov.

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World Team Championship LIVE!

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

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