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October 2006 Archives
Radjabov and Karjakin through to semis. Zhao Xue put some fear into Karjack.
Study uses computer analysis of world champs' games to produce stats about accuracy, "strength," etc.
Dutch TV report on Essent fixates on toilet trips.
Karjakin, Carlsen, Volokitin, and Zhao Xue are among the quarterfinalists. Karpov out.
Mamedyarov and Polgar tie for first after both win in wild final round.
Latest Topalov interview about the Kramnik match.
Polgar-Mamedyarov is the key game in the penultimate round.
Powerful rapid main event starts today with Karpov, Radjabov, Carlsen, Karjakin.
Round 4 today. Topalov's in last place and has white against Mamedyarov.
Corus Wijk aan Zee 2007 field complete. Topalov, Anand, Kramnik, Svidler, etc.
FIDE prez on current and future events, Kramnik, television, etc.
Mamedyarov beats Topalov in round one. Computer analysis blather.
Essent Crown Group begins Sunday with Topalov, Mamedyarov, J Polgar, I Sokolov
Indian steel company looks set to take over Corus, sponsor of Wijk aan Zee supertournament
Interview links and excerpts from Topalov, Kramnik, et al.
Various events past and future. Much of the top-10 in action.
Memorial for murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
News links and interviews, cool video clip of the win.
Kramnik wins the tiebreaks 2.5-1.5 to become the first unified WCh since 1993.
Beta launch of the official website of the 2007 world chess championship in Mexico City! Guess who's the webmaster?
4 rapid, then 2 blitz if needed, then sudden death blitz.
Corvette ad says "Sure Beats Joining The Chess Club"
Four 25'+10" rapid games followed by blitz and armageddon if needed.
The final regulation game is underway, Kramnik with white. - Game drawn, tiebreaks scheduled for tomorrow.
Letters, including one from Mainz organizer Hans-Walter Schmitt.
Kamsky-Short chat spat about their 1994 match. Other candidates tidbits.
Topalov has white in the penultimate game of the match.
Most of the world's elite in action in this massive seven round event.
Anand on the "tainted" Elista match.
Game 10 press conference and Topalov interview.
Spassky doing fine after mild stroke in California.
Game 9 underway. Can Kramnik score his first win since game 2?
Game 9 in progress, Topalov with white, match at 4-4. Interview clips.
Game 8 press conference, letter from GM Maceija on match rules, Makro's comments revisited, rumor mill.
Kramnik takes the white pieces and a 4-3 lead into game 8.
Promo for New In Chess Magazine
You won't believe what else Kramnik has been up to.
The second half begins with another white for Topalov.
Danailov sends out a list of spurious stats about how Kramnik's moves match Fritz's.
Kramnik's appeal denied by new committee, has said "will consult lawyers" about continuing.
Not much change at the top. Carlsen jumps up another 25 points.
Kasparov's Wall Street Journal article on the Elista match.
Match back on (under protest by Kramnik), game six drawn.
Some thoughts on the WCh mess before we find out what happens...
Chesspro sez match back on, tomorrow with the score 3:2 Kramnik.
Tidbits and silly stuff. Also Kasparov editorial in WSJ tomorrow.
Petition to Veselin Topalov to play at 3:1
No game in Elista today. Some negotiation results.