Nakamura, Karpov, and Ivanchuk through to the semis. Waiting on result of Carlsen-Bu Xiangzhi.
October 2008 Archives
Another must-win game for Kramnik in game 11. Anand leads 6-4 and has the white pieces.
Carlsen, Radjabov, Nakamura, Karpov, Ivanchuk, Bu Xiangzhi, Caruana, and Vachier Lagrave through to the KO stage of this rapid event.
Kramnik wins easily against Anand's Nimzo to keep the match alive.
Event round-up and links. Essent, Russian championship, Dresden Olympiad, Euro Club Cup, Cap d'Agde.
Game drawn after an amazing battle from start to finish. Razor-sharp topical opening led to Kramnik advantage, but Anand held tactically and then in a pawn-down endgame.
Solid draw by Anand in the QGD leaves him a point shy of defending his title. Match can end Sunday with an Anand win.
Anand leads 4.5-1.5 and has white in game seven.
World Blitz Championship in Kazakhstan Nov. 7-8. Morozevich, Ivanchuk, Radjabov, Kamsky, et al.
Anand wins again to take 4.5-1.5 lead at the halfway mark.
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Anand beats Kramnik again in the same sharp Meran line as game 3. He now leads 3.5-1.5 with seven games to play.
Article on study showing our reflexes decline after age 39.
A solid draw by Kramnik against Anand's repeat of 1.d4.
Anand wins game three with black after some tremendous preparation and a great fighting game from both players.
Game 2 drawn. Anand plays 1.d4 and we get an interesting Nimzo. Anand accepts draw on move 32 on the defensive but a pawn up in mutual time trouble.
Kramnik-Anand drawn tamely in 32 moves. Some history of other WCh game ones.
"From London to Elista" wins the English Chess Federation 2008 Book of the Year Award.
Game one of the Anand-Kramnik 2008 world championship match on Tuesday in Bonn, Germany. 1500 local time, 9am EDT.
Some news about the players' seconds for the Bonn WCh match.
Rybka wins easily in Beijing. Wither comp chess at this point? Is human-machine play just a waste of time now?
Poll to predict the winner of the Anand-Kramnik match.
After three rounds Peter Svidler leads the Russian superfinal with a perfect score.
Topalov tops Oct 08 rating list. Morozevich, Ivanchuk, Carlsen, Anand, and Kramnik round out a tightly-packed top group.
Blog and template construction tonight. Kasparov in New York photos.