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News ‘October, 2008’

Vietnam to host the World Youth Chess Championship

Vietnam to host the World Youth Chess Championship

Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and Le Quang Liem to play The event has attracted more than 800 players and 900 officials and coaches from 75 countries and territories. Viet Nam has entered 95 players in six categories, namely Under 8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18. The two golden boys of Viet Nam’s chess, Grandmasters [...]

Kramnik – Anand 2008

Kramnik – Anand 2008

draw in game 4 Game 4 of the World Chess Championship between defending champion Viswanathan Anand and challenger Vladimir Kramnik ended in a dull draw in just 29 moves. Perhaps both players are still contemplating the match situation and strategies to be adopted for the remainder of the match. Anand once again opened the game [...]

Draw in the 4th Anand – Kramnik game

Draw in the 4th Anand – Kramnik game

The 400-seat auditorium of the Art and Exhibition Hall here had more chess aficionados than it was designed to take. Such an overwhelming response from the spectators on the first weekend of the World chess championship was only to be expected. After Viswanathan Anand’s spectacular victory over challenger Vladimir Kramnik on Friday evening, a rise [...]

Anand and Kramnik draw the second game

Anand and Kramnik draw the second game

World Chess Championship, Bonn World chess champion Viswanathan Anand of India started the second game of his championship match against Russian challenger Vladimir Kramnik with a definite advantage Wednesday, but had to settle for a draw. Still, it was a much more exciting game than the unspectacular opener to the match on Tuesday, which also [...]

Kramnik – Anand in psychological battle

Kramnik – Anand in psychological battle

World Chess Championship 2008 Two draws — one tame and the other a bit hard-fought — was an expected start to the World chess championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik. After the first two games of the 12-game match the score stands at 1-1 and following the first rest day today, the battle [...]

Three Players Share First At The Russian Superfinal

Three Players Share First At The Russian Superfinal

After the 19-move disaster against Timofeev in round 9, Peter Svidler’s Caro-Kann worked perfectly in the crucial last round, when he was battling the then-leading Evgeny Alekseev. With this beautiful win, Svidler caught Alekseev on the first place tie in the final standings. The third to finish with 7.0 points was Dmitry Jakovenko, who beat Nikita Vitiugov in his favorite French defence.

Kramnik and Anand draw game 1

Kramnik and Anand draw game 1

media report The opening game of the much-awaited World Chess Championship title match opened with an expected draw as defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India and Russia’s Vladimir Kramnik drew Game 1 in 32 moves.Playing in the Queen’s Gambit Slav, Exchange variation, there was little by way of aggression from either side, as they preferred [...]

Anand Kramnik starts in Bonn

Anand Kramnik starts in Bonn

The Hindu report They are two of a kind. In the world of chess, they have done enough to be counted among the greats. Viswanathan Anand, the strongest non-Soviet player after Bobby Fischer up against Vladimir Kramnik, the man who dethroned Garry Kasparov, arguably the strongest player the game has seen. This is the battle [...]

Anand – Kramnik game 11 LIVE!

Anand – Kramnik game 11 LIVE!

Vishy Anand – Vladimir Kramnik will be live on Chessdom.com with the commentary by GM Vladimir Dimitrov. Action start at 15:00 CET (11th game on Wednesday). Anand is leading 6-4 after 10 games.

Kasimdzhanov will be the second of Anand

Kasimdzhanov will be the second of Anand

Anand – Kramnik World Chess Championship 2008 Click here for live GM Dimitrov annotations More info about Kramnik – Anand Indian ace Viswanathan Anand named former world champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov as one of his seconds for the high-profile World Championship match against Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik which gets underway in Bonn tomorrow. Apart from Kasimdzhanov, [...]

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