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Anand World Champion!

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Vishy Anand wins world championship with short draw with Leko. Kramnik and Gelfand =2-3. Svidler gets first win.
Grischuk comes close to beating Anand but fails. Leko beats Morozevich. Anand seals first with a draw. Final round: Anand-Leko, Morozevich-Gelfand, Svidler-Grischuk, Kramnik-Aronian
Gelfand, Kramnik, and Morozevich win in round 12. Gelfand in clear second a point behind Anand with two rounds to go. R13: Grischuk-Anand, Gelfand-Kramnik, Aronian-Svidler, Leko-Morozevich.

Read, Watch, Listen

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World championship coverage recap; why not more video?

What's In a Name?

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The not-so-great debate: Anand: world champion or tournament world champion?

Tour de Vish!

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Vishy Anand beats Morozevich to virtually assure himself of the WCh title with three rounds to play. Wednesday off day. Round 12: Aronian - Gelfand, Kramnik - Leko, Morozevich - Grischuk, Svidler - Anand.

Preparation A-mazing

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Aronian the only winner in round 10. Anand survives Kramnik with some amazing preparation. Round 11: Anand - Morozevich, Gelfand - Svidler, Grischuk - Kramnik, Leko - Aronian.

Draw to Win

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In round 9 Morozevich beats Kramnik, Grischuk beats Gelfand. Anand leads by a full point. Round 10: Aronian-Grischuk, Gelfand-Leko, Kramnik-Anand, Svidler-Morozevich.

Tick Tick Tick Check

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Segment on Garry Kasparov on tonight's "60 Minutes" news magazine show.

Caveat Lector - Construction Tonight

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Daily Dirt under construction overnight Saturday-Sunday.

Leko Lives

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Leko the only winner in round 8. Anand still leads. Round 9: Anand-Aronian, Morozevich-Kramnik, Grischuk-Gelfand, Leko-Svidler.
Kasparov's book "How Life Imitates Chess," which I helped author, comes out in the US on Oct 2. Many Kasparov signings and media appearances, including 60 Minutes on Sunday Sept. 23rd.

Silicona Fanfaron

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Rybka-Zappa computer match alongside the WCh in Mexico.
Several events taking place elsewhere during the world championship.

Anand Pulls Away

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Anand beats Grischuk to move into clear first after seven rounds of the world championship in Mexico. Round 8: Gelfand-Anand, Svidler-Kramnik, Aronian-Morozevich, Leko-Grischuk.

Old Guys Up Front

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Round 7: Kramnik-Gelfand, Anand-Grischuk, Svidler-Aronian, Morozevich-Leko. (Really this time.)

Fashion Plates

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Kramnik-Gelfand, Anand-Grischuk, Svidler-Aronian, Morozevich-Leko. Anand is in clear first on +2.

Mexico Cith WCh R5

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Anand-Svidler, Grischuk-Morozevich, Leko-Kramnik, Gelfand-Aronian.

Leaders with Slippery Fingers

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Aronian wins to move back to an even score. Kramnik and Anand miss wins.
Morozevich back to even score after beating Svidler. Kramnik better against Anand but drawn. Round 4: Aronian-Leko, Kramnik-Grischuk, Svidler-Gelfand, Morozevich-Anand.
Big wins from Kramnik and Anand, who now lead the 2007 WCh after two rounds. Round 3: Anand-Kramnik, Morozevich-Svidler, Leko-Gelfand, Grischuk-Aronian.

Mexico WCh 2007 R2

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Four draws in the first round. Gelfand missed chances against Anand. Second round: Aronian-Anand, Kramnik-Morozevich, Svidler-Leko, Gelfand-Grischuk

Between the Cracks

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Notes on the Mexico WCh website, Luke McShane's retirement, and an auction for a signed Kasparov book.
Mexico City world championship first round today. Kramnik-Svidler, Anand-Gelfand, Morozevich-Aronian, Grischuk-Leko.

┬┐Viva Mexico?

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Mexico City World Championship tournament begins Thursday the 13th. Official website appears to be ailing already.

Carlsbad Is Good

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Strong round-robin in Carlsbad on 100th anniversary of famous tourney won by Rubinstein. Shirov, Ponomariov, Korchnoi, Timman, etc.

Mersey Beatdown

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China increases lead over UK in Liverpool Summit match. What happens to retired Chinese chessplayers?
China leads team match over UK at Liverpool Chess International.

Chicago, Chicago

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Back from Chicago. Talk about online chess servers after a chat with ICC folks Joel Berez and John Henderson.

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