Archive for May, 2010

This illustration was done by Mike Magnan of Toronto. Magnan is one of several talented chess cartoonists which include José Diaz for Chessvibes and Rene Duret for Alexandra Kosteniuk’s site. These types of images will certainly make chess appear to be more friendly. Viswanathan Anand may have missed a crucial chance to put pressure on […]

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Tyrone Lee, a long-time Chicago resident and chess player was killed in a car accident while traveling to Tennessee last weekend. “Ty Lee” (as he is commonly called) was a chess player known to those primarily in the Chicago area, but had chess associates around the country. He spent a number of years in the […]

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The body language tells all… Topalov will be pressing and Anand will be defending. Game #8 had its twists and turns but certainly not reminiscent of Game #7. Photo © ChessVibes. If it is not clear that the momentum shifted after Game #7, then it should be absolutely clear that Veselin Topalov has it now. […]

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Anand and Topalov have an epic battle in Game #7. Photo © Chessvibes. World Champion Viswanathan Anand and Challenger Veselin Topalov played what was arguably the most exciting game in the match. A game replete with theoretical complications and a perpetual ebb and flow, Topalov rolled out his famous preparation and stunned Anand with an […]

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The Honorable Florencio Campomanes has passed away after suffering from cancer. He had become an icon in the Karpov-Korchnoi match in Baguio, Philippines and for initiating reforms in FIDE when he took office in 1982. He officiated over the five Kasparov-Karpov championship matches including the historic 1984-85 match which lasted 48 games. He will be […]

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Veselin Topalov knows that he will have to build some momentum since he is a point down in a short match. In Game #6, Topalov gained that momentum by outplaying Viswanathan Anand in the latter stages of the game, but unfortunately was unable to score a full point. Nevertheless, this game had to have been […]

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FIDE MASTER ELLIOTT SECURES SIXTH NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPION TITLE FM Warren Elliott at 2010 Jamaican Championship. Photo by Peter Myers. Jamaica’s number one ranked player, FIDE Master Warren Elliott, won the 2010 staging of the National Chess Championships, recently held at the Medallion Hall Hotel and the Norman Manley Law School from April 16 to […]

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Topalov and Anand square in a pivotal 5th game. Photo by ChessBase. Game #5 was a key affair for Challenger Veselin Topalov. Many pundits were wondering how he would react to the severe thrashing he took in the previous game. Would he come out with guns blazing trying to get the point back? Would he […]

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