New Ilyumzhinov interview, mentioning the new proposed candidates tournament. / Looking for photo of Kasparov, Karpov, and Thatcher from 1986 WCh match.
November 2008 Archives
Fischer tracked by FBI, giving thanks, and why Russia sucked in Dresden.
Your suggestions for biggest surprises, best games, etc.
Ilyumzhinov announces change of candidates cycle, adding a tournament with various winners and losers to decide the challenger.
Final round begins in Dresden EARLY at 10am local and 4am EST. Ukraine, Armenia, China, Israel have best shot at medals.
All-play-all supertournament in Nanjing, China starting Dec. 11. Topalov, Ivanchuk, Aronian, Movsesian, Svidler, and Bu Xiangzhi.
Jonathan Berry proves mathematically that the USA can win a medal tomorrow if everything goes perfectly.
Ukraine-Israel is the critical match in the fight for the gold. Also Serbia-Armenia, England-China.
Underway with Israel-Armenia and Ukraine-Russia the key matchups with two rounds to play after this.
Dec. 13 Doha GP moved to Elista. Kamsky-Topalov sign, match starts Feb. 16.
Reports from several FIDE rule and technical meetings in Dresden. Nakamura blogs, USA-Russia both women and open.
New interview with Levon Aronian covers women in chess and love in the life of a chessplayer.
Russia-Armenia, both with 11 points, and Ukraine-China, USA-Hungary, Germany-Romania, India-France, Israel-Spain, England-Azerbaijan.
IM Sofia Polgar opens up her own website with lots of family chess and her artwork.
The six teams with 9/10 points meet: Russia-England, Armenia-Azerbaijan, Ukraine-Germany.
Chessdom reports Kamsky and Topalov have agreed to play candidates match in Sofia.
Russia-Germany 1 draw, so many leaders with 9/10 match points. Ivanchuk beats Leko to win match for Ukraine.
Germany 1 and Russia are the only teams left with perfect scores. Spectacular win by Harikrishna over Svidler.
Norway stuns China, other favorites roll. Confusion about results and scores.
Still in progress. Most of the favorites looking good.
Kamsky's manager now says the money for the Lvov bid for the Kamsky-Topalov candidates match is ready, but he wants to see the contracts first. Hmm.
Round 1 of 11 begins today at 1500 local, 9am EST.
Post world championship match interview with Kramnik by Vasiliev of Sport Express.
Bulgarian federation says they "will raise" the necessary $250K to host the match. They also want to move the dates from Nov. to Feb 09.
Minor injuries, seems to be all right. Won't be able to attend opening of Dresden Olympiad tonight.
Dresden Olympiad first round on Thursday, November 13. Kramnik, Topalov, Morozevich, Carlsen, Radjabov, etc. Russia top seed.
Cuba's Leinier Dominguez wins the world blitz championship in Almaty. Eduardo Iturrizaga of Venezuela wins the ICC qualifier for the 2009 Corus C group.
Anyone know about Anand and Kasparov simuls in Utrecht, Netherlands in 1988?
Kamsky talks about the faltering Topalov match bid.
Gata Kamsky's father writes an open letter protesting FIDE's handling of his son's candidates match.
FIDE lays out new/old terms for the Kamsky-Topalov candidates match. Back to Bulgaria, it seems.
Complete Corus 2009 field announced.
USCF prez calls out Ilyumzhinov on match sponsorship.
Another deadline from FIDE regarding the Lvov bid for the Topalov-Kamsky candidates match.
Kasparov article on Obama presidency and the image of America abroad.
World Blitz Championship starts on Friday Nov. 7 with Ivanchuk, Morozevich, Radjabov, etc.
A few bits from here in there, from lawsuits to plagiarism to an outspoken interview with Jan Timman.
Nakamura beats Ivanchuk in rapids to win the Cap d'Agde Trophée CCAS.
Photos of Anand's clinching match win, his team, and the post-match celebration.
Online qualifier for Corus C starting on ICC today.
Ivanchuk eliminates Carlsen, Nakamura brutalizes Karpov, both in blitz tiebreaks. Ivanchuk-Nakamura final Saturday.