Posts Tagged ‘Kramnik’

Embed Chessboard Plugin

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Just testing out the Embed Chessboard WordPress Plugin with this post. For your viewing pleasure, “all” eleven games of the 2008 World Chess Championship between Kramnik and Anand which saw the latter winning by a score of 6.5-4.5.


What do you think (both about the match and plugin)? How’s this player compare to some of the others I’ve used in the past? (Next time, I’ll try it with some annotated games, assuming it can handle them.)

EDIT: Now that I’ve published this, I can see it leaves an ugly amount of space when you have a list of games queued up. I’m guessing it uses the longest game to carve out a spot for the Javascript.

EDIT2: Even worse, it also turned out to be a little flakey, sometimes not displaying at all, other times taking forever to load. I may try it one more time yet, but just with a single annotated game. We’ll see.

Tal-Worthy Chess At The Memorial?

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

The Tal Memorial in Moscow is just over the half-way mark and the players are taking a rest day. So far, the chess has been exciting. But I’m not sure about this draw ratio. Perhaps it’s a tad lower than usual at the highest level these days.

What do you think? Does that qualify as Tal-worthy? Anyone know the typical figures for tournaments, like this one, where the average rating exceeds 2700? (Category 20)

Well, if it wouldn’t receive Tal’s imprimatur, this game of the leader over the World Champion most likely would. And, it’s made all the more impressive by the fact that Kramnik had prepared a novelty with his 12…Ng6.

Serious chess. Serious fun!