Wednesday, May 30, 2012

VISHWANATHAN ANAND BECOMES THE WORLD CHAMPION






Vishwanathan anand has become the world champion by defeating boris gelfand at moscow on may 31st 2012.the first 12 games ended with 6-6 which led  tie-breaker. first tie-breaker became a draw.second tie-breaker in which anand striked back and won.the third also ended with a draw.the fourth tie-breaker became a draw and anand's world champion.

Anand held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002, at a time when the world title was split. He became the undisputed World Champion in 2007 and defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008. He then successfully defended his title in the World Chess Championship 2010 against Veselin Topalov.


Anand is one of six players in history to break the 2800 mark on the FIDE rating list, and in April 2007 at the age of 37, he became the world number one for the first time. He was at the top of the world rankings five out of six times, from April 2007 to July 2008, holding the number-one ranking for a total of 15 months. In October 2008, he dropped out of the world top three ranking for the first time since July 1996. Anand regained the world number one ranking in November 1, 2010, having defeated the reigning world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in the Bilbao Masters, but had to concede the top spot back to Carlsen in July 2011.

Anand became India's first grandmaster in 1987. He was also the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991–92, India's highest sporting honour. In 2007, he was awarded India's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, making him the first sportsperson to receive the award in Indian history.

Anand was born on 11 December 1969 in Mayiladuthurai, a small town in Tamil Nadu, India in a Tamil family. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to Chennai, erstwhile Madras, where he grew up.His father, Viswanathan Iyer, is a retired General Manager of Southern Railways, and his mother Susheela, housewife and chess/film/club aficionado and an influential socialite. He has an elder brother, Shivakumar who is a manager at Crompton Greaves in India and an elder sister Anuradha who is a professor at the University of Michigan. Anand is 11 years younger than his sister and 13 years younger than his brother.

Source : Wikipedia
                        
Tie-Breaker Game -1     

Tie-Breaker Game -2   

                                        

                                                          Tie-Breaker Game- 3   

                                       


                                                           

                                                         Tie-Breaker Game-4     


                                                             






Monday, May 28, 2012

jeaok vs ratan1st




PGN of the game

[Event "1 Minute Bullets"] [Site "www.chesscube.com"] [Date "2012.05.17"] [Round "-1"] [White "jeaok@chesscube.com"] [Black "ratan1st@chesscube.com"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2518"] [BlackElo "2038"] [Time "17:04:16"] [TimeControl "60"]1. c4  e6 2. Nc3  d5 3. d4  dxc4 4. Nf3  Nf6 5. Bg5  Be7 6. e3  h6 7. Bh4  O-O 8. Bxc4  Nc6 9. O-O  a6 10. Rc1  b5 11. Bd3  Bb7 12. a4  Nb8 13. axb5  axb5 14. Nxb5  Na6 15. Qe2  g5 16. Bg3  Nb4 17. Bxc7  Qd7 18. Ne5  Qe8 19. Bb1  Ba6 20. Rfe1  Bxb5 21. Qf3  Na6 22. Bb6  Rb8 23. Ba7  Rc8 24. h4  Rxc1 25. Rxc1  Nd5 26. hxg5  Bxg5 27. Qe4  f5 28. Qf3  Bf6 29. Qg3+  Bg7 30. Ng6  Qf7 31. Nxf8  Kxf832. Rc8+  Be8 33. Bc5+  Kg8 34. Qd6  Nxc5 35. Qxc5  Bf6 36. Ba2  Be7 37. Qa7  Kg7 38. Bxd5  exd5 39. Rc7  Kf6 40. Qb7  Kg7 41. Qb6  Kf8 42. Qa7  Bd6 43. Rb7  Qxb7 44. Qxb7  Bf7 45. Qc6  Kg7 46. Qb7  Bh2+ 47. Kxh2  h5 48. Kg1  f4 49. Qc7  fxe3 50. Qf4  exf2+  0-1

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chess Facts

1] Chess is called the game of kings, because for many centuries it was played primarily by nobility and the upper classes.

2] The Isle of Lewis chess pieces are the oldest surviving complete chess set known. Discovered on they Isle of Lewis, they are made from walrus tusks and show their characters in a range of bad moods - from anger to depression.


Click to enlarge
3] The rook is named from an Arabic word rukh, meaning chariot. This reflects its ability to move quickly in straight lines, but not leap over obstacles. During the Middle Ages, when chariots were no longer in use, the rook was gradually modified to look more like the turret of a castle.

4] The folding chess board was originally invented in 1125 by a chess-playing priest. Since the Church forbid priests to play chess, he hid his chess board by making one that looked simply like two books lying together

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Himalayh(me) vs bradley1



Himalayh(1745) vs bradley1(1807)
PGN of the game


[Event "ChessCube Game"]
[Site "www.chesscube.com"]
[Date "2012.05.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White "himalayh@chesscube.com"]
[Black "bradley1@chesscube.com"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1745"]
[BlackElo "1807"]
[Time "20:17:20"]
[TimeControl "10+1"]

1. d4  d5 2. e3  e6 3. Nf3  c6 4. Nc3  Nd7 5. Bd3  h6 6. Bd2  g6 7. O-O  f5 8. Ne5  Nxe5 9. dxe5  b5 10. a4  Ne7 11. axb5  cxb5 12. Nxb5  Bd7 13. Nd6#   1-0

Friday, May 4, 2012

Stalemate




THERE WAS WINNING CHANCES FOR BOTH BUT A STALEMATE AT THE END.

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