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China's Inspiring Teen Age Womens World Chess Champion

At 16 years old, China's Hou Yifan has become the youngest person, male or female, to win a world championship. Her accomplishment reflects China's investment in education and human capital which the United States has yet to prioritize .   This is an inspiring story I love writing, for a nation's greatest wealth is its [...]

By |January 15th, 2011|news|Comments Off on China's Inspiring Teen Age Womens World Chess Champion

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

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Viswanathan Anand, in his native Tamil: விசுவநாதன் ஆனந்த், born December 11, 1969, is an Indian chess grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion. Anand is one of four players in history to break the 2800 mark on the FIDE rating list and he has been among the top three ranked players in classical time control [...]

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