Archive for the ‘World Chess Championship’ Category

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.


Kramnik 3 – Anand 6

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

A very exciting game today! Everyone watching live on the ICC was on the edge of their seats with anticipation as Kramnik looked sure to notch his first win. Alas, it was not to be, and it looks as though he’ll join the likes of Kasparov in more ways than one, i.e., by going an entire World Chess Championship match sans full point.



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