World Chess Beat (October 2008)

World Minds Sports Games (October 3rd-18th, Beijing, China)

The 1st World Minds Sports Games will kick off tomorrow in Beijing, China, the main site of the magnificent and historic 2008 Olympic Games. This unique tournament will feature five sports including bridge, go, draughts, xiangqi (Chinese chess) and international chess. Shogi was not included.

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2008 World Chess Championship (Bonn, Germany)

World Chess Championship (October 14th – November 2nd, Bonn, Germany) World Championship Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik will square off for the championship in a highly-anticipated match. It will be the first championship match since Vladimir Kramnik defeated Veselin Topalov for the title two years ago in the famous “Toiletgate” match. This match will feature contrasting styles and will be played at a time when both players may be at their peak play. In the challenger’s match. Veselin Topalov will face Gata Kamsky in a match that is still in question due to lack of sponorship. The winner of these two matches will play each other in a future match.

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  1. The Russian SuperFinal is coming to an end and it appears as if Peter Svidler is in control. One thing is for sure… Russia still has some young talent as is shown by Dmitri Jakovenko and Evgeny Alekseev.

    ChessBase is the best place to follow the event since the official site is not very functional.

  2. Cap D’agde is exciting! Sixteen GMs including Vassily Ivanchuk Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Bu Xiangzhi, Teimour Radjabov, Anatoly Karpov and three top women players… Alexandra Kosteniuk, Hou Yifan and Koneru Humpy. There is a live feed of the games at

    Live Games:
    Results: tp://

    Official Site:

  3. Hikaru Nakamura has reached the final of the strong Cap D’Agde after beating France’s Maxime Vachier Lagrave. He will play the winner of the Magnus Carlsen-Vassily Ivanchuk match.

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