Posts Tagged ‘World Chess Championship 2008’

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.

WorldChamp2008.pgn

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.


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 2.5 – Anand 5.5

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

And then there was one. That is, one point until Anand lays claim to the World Chess Championship. In Game 8, it looks like Kramnik was once again surprised in the opening. Rumor has it Anand’s 10…Bxb5 is essentially a theoretical novelty.


Kramnik 2 – Anand 5

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Well, he stopped the bleeding anyway. And yes, this is Kramnik’s second Black in a row; they reversed the colors at the mid-way point.

According to the ever funny, often controversial, Brian Wall,

The game looked like a solidly played draw. In the final position Fritz gives Anand +2 but a monkey could see that both Kings are boxed out.



Serious chess. Serious fun!