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Gelfand – Anand 2012, the participants

Gelfand – Anand 2012, the participants

The World Chess Championship 2012between the defending World Champion Viswanathan Anand and the challenger from the Candidates Matches Boris Gelfand will take place in May 2012 in Moscow, Russia. This is the biography of Viswanathan Anand, here is the biography of Boris Gelfand   Anand – Gelfand 2012 live games here Viswanathan ANAND (India)   [...]

Anand – Gelfand 2012, the participants

Anand – Gelfand 2012, the participants

The World Chess Championship 2012 between the defending World Champion Viswanathan Anand and the challenger from the Candidates Matches Boris Gelfand will take place in May 2012 in Moscow, Russia. Here is the biography of Boris Gelfand, find the biography of Vishwanathan Anand here. Anand – Gelfand 2012 live games here Boris GELFAND Born 24 [...]

Anatoly Karpov Joins Kings vs. Queens Field

Anatoly Karpov Joins Kings vs. Queens Field

“The addition of Anatoly Karpov to this already impressive field will only serve to heighten the intensity of this battle,” said Tony Rich, the executive director of the CCSCSL. “It will be an honor to welcome Karpov to the club.”

Leinier Dominguez confirmed for the the 2011 SPICE Cup

Leinier Dominguez confirmed for the the 2011 SPICE Cup

Also confirmed so far are Aeroflot Open double winner GM Le Quang Liem (Vietnam) 2715, the 2010 SPICE Cup winner GM Alexander Onischuk (USA) 2675 and GM Georg Meier (GER) 2656, who is actually moving to the USA to attend the University.

WCC 2012 in Chennai, India?

WCC 2012 in Chennai, India?

“I will be very happy to represent India before a home crowd in Chennai which is bidding to host the World Chess event. Though spectators play no role in cheering up the players but certainly their presence is required,” Anand told reporters. “If Chennai hosts the World Chess, it will be a great boost to the sport across the country.”

AAI Grandmaster Chess Tournament

AAI Grandmaster Chess Tournament

The World Junior No. 1 Caruana of Italy emerged winner with seven points in the double round-robin Category 17 tournament. His only loss in the 10-round event came in the ninth round against Viktor Laznicka. Sasikiran finished sole second with six points as he drew his final round against Women’s World champion Hou Yifan of China in Ruy Lopez Breyer where the Indian had black pieces.

Hou Yifan ready for AAI Grandmasters chess

Hou Yifan ready for AAI Grandmasters chess

With less than two weeks to go, preparations for the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess Tournament are in full swing. Even as the venue at the AAI Officers’ Institute near Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi is being renovated into a world-class venue, the six players are busy preparing for the event in their respective home countries.

Video interview with Vishwanathan Anand

Video interview with Vishwanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand gave an extensive video interview for Vijay Kumar right after the final game of Leon 2011. Among the topics discussed were the possibility of the World Championship 2012 to be in India, the challenger Boris Gelfand and his run during the Candidates, the tournament formats, and more.

OSG Baden-Baden signs GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov

OSG Baden-Baden signs GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov

Kasimdzhanov is a welcome addition to the existing squad. He is Viswanathan Anand’s trusted second and has greatly contributed to Vishy’s victories in the World Championship matches in 2008 in Bonn and in 2010 in Sofia. Kasimdzhanov lives with his family for many years in Germany and speaks fluent German.

Anatoly Karpov entering automotive industry

Anatoly Karpov entering automotive industry

Mishka would weight 650kg and be able to run at max speed of 170 km-per-hour. The car would consume 5.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers and carry load up to 400 kg. Karpov emphasized that Mishka would be twice cheaper than e-mobile, Russia’s first budget hybrid car.

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