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Cap d'Agde 08 KO Stage

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Nakamura, Karpov, and Ivanchuk through to the semis. Waiting on result of Carlsen-Bu Xiangzhi.

WCh 08 g11: Anand Wins Match!

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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.

WCh 08 g10: Kramnik Wins to Stay Alive

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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.

WCh 08 g9: Brutal Battle Ends Drawn

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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.

WCh 08 g8: A Draw as Good as a Win

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Solid draw by Anand in the QGD leaves him a point shy of defending his title. Match can end Sunday with an Anand win.

WCh 08 g7: Another Half-Step for Anand

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Anand leads 4.5-1.5 and has white in game seven.

The Blazing Game

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World Blitz Championship in Kazakhstan Nov. 7-8. Morozevich, Ivanchuk, Radjabov, Kamsky, et al.

WCh 08 g6: Anand Won, Kramnik Done

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Anand wins again to take 4.5-1.5 lead at the halfway mark.

My Precious

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I have a new phone. I thought you should know.

WCh 08 g5: Anand Batters Kramnik Again

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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.

Better Win Now, Vish

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Article on study showing our reflexes decline after age 39.

WCh 08 g4: Safety First

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A solid draw by Kramnik against Anand's repeat of 1.d4.

WCh 08 g3: Spectacular Win by Anand

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Anand wins game three with black after some tremendous preparation and a great fighting game from both players.

g2 Drawn: Anand with d4 Early, Blinks Late

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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.

London to Elista: Buy the Book

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"From London to Elista" wins the English Chess Federation 2008 Book of the Year Award.

Anand-Kramnik Ready to Rumble

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Game one of the Anand-Kramnik 2008 world championship match on Tuesday in Bonn, Germany. 1500 local time, 9am EDT.

WCh 08 Team Spirit

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Some news about the players' seconds for the Bonn WCh match.

Rybka Wins 2008 Comp WCh

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Rybka wins easily in Beijing. Wither comp chess at this point? Is human-machine play just a waste of time now?

Awesome Augury Action

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Poll to predict the winner of the Anand-Kramnik match.

Svidler Rocking Moscow

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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.

Construction Underway

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Blog and template construction tonight. Kasparov in New York photos.

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