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Anand draws with Kramnik

World champion Viswanathan Anand drew with arch-rival Russia's Vladimir Kramnik in just 23 moves in the second round of the Tata Steel chess tournament at Wijk aan Zee, near Amsterdam, on Sunday. Anand, a five-time champion who defeated the 2001 World champion Ruslan Ponomariov in 38 moves on Saturday for a winning start, shared the [...]

By |January 16th, 2011|news|Comments Off on Anand draws with Kramnik

Bulgaria's Ex-World Chess Champion Drops in Rating

Bulgaria's chess star and former World Champion Veselin Topalov has dropped one more spot in the FIDE ranking list, reaching 6th for January with a score of 2775. This is Topalov's worst placement since July 2008. In May, India's Viswanathan Anand defeated the 35 year old Veselin Topalov to retain his world chess title after winning [...]

By |January 1st, 2011|news|Comments Off on Bulgaria's Ex-World Chess Champion Drops in Rating

Simultaneous Chess-Playing Record Set in India

Gjuarat State Bureau/Agence France-Presse—Getty Images Players during simultaneous exhibition in Ahmedabad, India, on Dec. 24. India not only has the world champion — Viswanathan Anand — it now has the world record for games played simultaneously. Friday, Dec. 24, about 20,500 people gathered in Ahmadabad, a city in Western India, to break the record for playing [...]

By |December 26th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Simultaneous Chess-Playing Record Set in India

20000 people to play Chess in Gujarat to create new world record

20,000 people to play Chess in Gujarat to create new world recordIn Gujarat, as many as 20,000 people and 1,200 masters will play Chess at Ahmedabad GMDC ground Friday evening to create new world record. Swarnim Gujarat Chess Mahotsav being organized by Sports Authority of Gujarat and Sports and Youth Departments of the State will [...]

By |December 24th, 2010|news|Comments Off on 20000 people to play Chess in Gujarat to create new world record