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Anand vs Carlsen: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:24 pm

Since it is only just over 6 weeks to go until the Anand-Carlsen match, I'm starting a new thread, instead of posting to the old one. A bit more news here:

http://www.chessbase.com/Home/TabId/211 ... 40913.aspx

Website does look good:

http://chennai2013.fide.com/

EDIT: Modified thread title to make it more visible.
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:27 pm

Preview here with schedule of when games are being played, time control info etc

http://www.chessvibes.com/anand-carlsen ... til-game-1

Countdown to first move too
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Anand v Carlsen

Post by Trefor Owens » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:52 pm

Hello,

I am eargerly looking forward to the World Chamionship and am thinking of joining either ICC or PlayChess to take advantage of live commentary, funds won't allow both sadly!

I would be interested to hear the pros and cons for both sites before deciding, I see that Chessbase have announced their GM lineup already and it looks like a good team.
I have been a member of ICC in the past, and enjoyed the site in the main, although I never found a way to turn off comments from people just churning out variations from their engines.

Anyway any advice will be welcome and useful

thanks

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Re: Anand vs Carlsen: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:59 pm

Would it be possible to merge this thread and the more recent one here?

http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=6003

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Re: Anand vs Carlsen: World Chess Championship 2013

Post by Carl Hibbard » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:22 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Would it be possible to merge this thread and the more recent one here?

http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=6003
Ok.
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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Angus French » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:16 pm

For those with Android devices, there's an app to show the WCC games live. See here. It comes loaded with annotated versions of 25 previous Anand-Carlsen games. (HT: Mikhail Golubev)

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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Andrew Camp » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:40 pm

Angus French wrote:For those with Android devices, there's an app to show the WCC games live. See here. It comes loaded with annotated versions of 25 previous Anand-Carlsen games. (HT: Mikhail Golubev)
Nice one!
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Post by Andrew Camp » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:47 pm

With annotations that normal people can understand too!
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Post by Bob Kane » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:38 pm

A Talk by International Master TOM RENDLE
at West London Chess Club Chiswick London W4

http://www.westlondonchess.com

I am pleased to announce that IM Tom Rendle will be presenting a talk on the World Championship match between the current world chess champion Viswanathan Anand and the challenger Magnus Carlsen.

The match takes place from 6 to 26 November 2013 in Chennai India so a few games will already have been played by the 13th so hopefully the talk will be just when the match is warming up.

Wednesday 13th November The start time is 7:30PM.

In you are interested in taking part then the ticket prices are:

· Members : free
· Non Members £12.50
· Juniors £6.50
· Anyone joining the club on the evening - free entrance + one years membership £40.

Can all people interested, please let me know via my email at:
colum@c-j-a.co.uk.

Places are limited so please book early. Look forward to seeing you there.
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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Andrew Camp » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:59 am

I dreamed last night that the chess world championship match, Anand v Carlsen (which starts a week on Saturday) was taking place at my school and that I was the chief arbiter. The twelve games were all drawn and so were all the tie-breaks so it came down to an Armageddon playoff which Carlsen won. I was about to present a trophy to Carlsen in assembly when Anand starting doing a science demonstration with an unknown machine and half an orange. At which point all the children in Year Two left for a PE lesson.

I need help!
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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:07 pm

"I was about to present a trophy to Carlsen in assembly when Anand starting doing a science demonstration with an unknown machine and half an orange."

It could have been worse, it could have been rope and half an orange.

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Post by Greg Breed » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:20 pm

Angus French wrote:For those with Android devices, there's an app to show the WCC games live. See here. It comes loaded with annotated versions of 25 previous Anand-Carlsen games. (HT: Mikhail Golubev)
Thanks Angus, a quality app that!
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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:12 pm

A piece on Magnus Carlsen has appeared in the November 2013 issue of Red Bulletin:

http://www.redbull.co.uk/cs/Satellite/e ... 3360207103

It doesn't appear to be online, but I saw someone else's copy and it is a 5-page piece (mix of text and photographs) alongside other features on sports stars such as Sebastian Vettel and, er, Damian Foxall (a sailor). Not sure if any other chess player has been featured in a sports magazine before?

Getting back to the match, some posts at Carlsen's blog:

http://www.arcticsec.no/index.php?blog_ ... n_image=35
http://www.arcticsec.no/index.php?blog_ ... n_image=35
http://www.arcticsec.no/index.php?blog_ ... n_image=35
http://www.arcticsec.no/index.php?blog_ ... n_image=35

The road to Chennai 2013 – Match information; Early development; Rising to the top; Success at the top.

This website looks interesting:

http://www.worldchesschampionship2013.com/

Any other websites people here would recommend?

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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Greg Breed » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:29 am

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:...Not sure if any other chess player has been featured in a sports magazine before?
This is clearly because Chess is not a sport!!! :shock: :x
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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Trefor Owens » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:43 am

I believe most enlightened societies accept that chess IS a sport and to answer the question about other players in sports magazines

Sports Illustrated featured a certain Chess Player on their front cover in 1972 before an equally enthralling World Championship Match

Also contains an interesting article:

http://si.com/vault/article/magazine/MA ... ex.htm#top

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