Sunday, July 13, 2008

The World Chess Championship 2008

The World Chess Championship 2008 will be a match between the World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand, who won the World Chess Championship 2007 in Mexico City, and the previous World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik. Kramnik was granted this rematch by a special FIDE rule that accorded special privileges to him, and former FIDE World Champion Veselin Topalov, following the reunification of the title in 2006.
The match will take place in Bonn, Germany, between 14 October and 2 November 2008.

· When: From October 11 - 30, 2008
· Where: Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn
· Overall Prize fund: 1,5 Million Euro
· Patron: German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück
· Main sponsor: Evonik Industries AG

I will be bringing you live coverage with photos from a friend in Germany who will be attending the event. There is only 5 years difference between them. Anand is 37 years of age and Kramnik is 32 years of age. The issue with Kramnik at the moment is that his biorhythms show his intuitive status as very low indeed.

Anand and Kramnik are two of four players in the history of chess to break the 2800 mark on the FIDE rating list, (the first being Kasparov).
Quiz:Who is the other one?

List of chess games between Anand and Kramnik

FIDE rating card for Viswanathan Anand
FIDE rating card for Vladimir Kramnik

History of Viswanathan Anand
History of Vladimir Kramnik

Game One
Game Two
Game Three
Game Four
Game Five
Game Six
Game Seven

We might be seeing a premature ending to this World chess Championships with Viswanathan Anand the worlds number one from India taking a huge lead in this exciting but strange event. In game seven Game Seven is the Slav Defense it seems that e4 is working in favour for Anand? Way to go Anand.


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Anthony said...

Pictures from a local is good. I thought maybe it was Karpov, but its Topalov, I cheated and looked it up.

VisionQuest said...

Yes you are right, once you are 2800 it is a great achievement in itself! Most people would have to agree that even a 2700 is a great achievement. It seems that it is a very long road to the TOP. I am looking forward to this event very much. Better is to be The Champion of the World!! Will Anand retain his title?

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vishi anand is the best.. extra ordinary brains.. good post.