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Sidelined for the NH Open

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

The NH Open is this weekend! Alas, this year the $42 entry fee for the New Hampshire Chess Championship (more if you pay at the door) hits the wallet too hard. I’m not used to this budgeting stuff! :P

The good news is I’ll be spending Sunday with my friend Scott, and we’ll be dropping in to the tournament site to catch the big match-ups during the final championship rounds.

And… he’s going to cook up some home-made vegan chili (starting with dried beans) for lunch at his place. Should be a fun day, and I think it’s supposed to finally stop raining and warm up around here. Woohoo!

I’ll see if any of the guys would be willing to send me a game or two for the blog after the event. <fingers crossed>

Topalov Defeats Kamsky

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Alas, just three games (and two big blunders) later, the game in my last post remains Kamsky’s sole win over Topalov. The latter, having won the match with a score of 4.5-2.5, now moves on to face Anand for the title of World Chess Champion. As for Kamsky, they were speculating in the live commentary today on the ICC that he may once again leave the Royal Game. I hope not, but time will tell.

Kamsky’s First Win Over Topalov

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Just like Fischer, who’s first win against Spassky did not come until their World Championship contest in 1972, Kamsky also “waited” to draw first blood against Topalov until today, in their all-important qualification match to determine Anand’s challenger.

The score is now level at 2-2 in this ultra-short 8-game match. It’s now already at the half-way mark!

Rumor has it 16.Bc2 is the novelty.

Anand Wins World Chess Championship

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

My man Kramnik came out swinging today, but alas, it was not to be. Anand has dethroned the true champion in the historical line of great match players by a score of 6.5-4.5. Now, congratulations are in order.

Kramnik 4 – Anand 6

Monday, October 27th, 2008

That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout! Practically a miniature! :)

Too bad World Chess Championship matches are so damn short these days. Anyway, tomorrow’s a rest day. Hopefully that doesn’t slow the momentum of the last couple games.

Serious chess. Serious fun!