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The World Chess Championship 2014 Match - Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand - took place in Sochi (Russia) 7th-28th November.
Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand 6.5-4.5. Magnus Carlsen is World Chess Champion again, he retains World Championship title.
Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich
Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen, Game 10. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand: Game 11 and Photos
Game 11: Carlsen-Anand 1-0. The Spanish Game. The Berlin Variation. With equality after 15...g5. Anand could try to win 2 games. Magnus could try to win 1 game. Vishy riskily sacrificed the exchange with 27...Rb4, and Magnus obtained a huge advantage, won the game and the title.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand: Game 10 and Photos
Game 10: Anand-Carlsen 1/2. The Gruenfeld Defence. The Russian System, 5.Qb3. A sharp fight! Magnus preferred to play in the endgame after 17...Qxb2 18.Qxb2 Bxb2, Anand had the better chances due to the passed pawn in the centre. But Magnus defended well. A draw.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand: Game 9 and Photos
Game 9: Carlsen-Anand 1/2. The Spanish Game. The Berlin Variation. 11.Ne2, in game 7 Magnus played 11.Bf4. 13...Bb7 is a novelty. After the strong 14...Bd6 Vishy had good counterplay. A quick draw by perpetual check.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand: Game 8 and Photos
Game 8: Anand-Carlsen 1/2. The Queen's Gambit Declined, 5.Bf4 0-0 6.e3 c5. 12.Bd3 is a novelty. Vishy had a slight advantage. After 23.bxa3 the position looked drawish. A draw.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand: Game 7 and Photos
Game 7: Carlsen-Anand 1/2. The Berlin Variation of the Spanish Game. With counterplay. A theoretical duel. The same positions as in Anand-Nakamura, Bilbao 2011, and especially Giri-Radjabov, Tashkent 2014 - 25.Rh7. 25...Nf7 is a novelty. Anand sacrificed a bishop for 2 pawns in the endgame. A draw, 122 moves.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand: Game 6 and Photos
Game 6: Carlsen-Anand 1-0. The Sicilian Defence. Magnus traded queens to have a slight advantage in the endgame, he had two bishops, but white pawns on the queenside were weak. 11...Bxc3+ is a novelty. After Carlsen's mistake 26.Kd2? Anand could have won pawns with 26...Nxe5. After 28.f3 White was better. Then Magnus grabbed pawns and won.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand: Game 5 and Photos
Game 5: Anand-Carlsen 1/2. The Queen's Indian Defence. 13.d6 is a novelty. Anand sacrificed a pawn, but had a strong bishop and rooks and can attack, obtained a small edge in the endgame. 27.Ra4 was more precise. A draw.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen versus Viswanathan Anand: Game 4 and Photos
Game 4: Carlsen-Anand 1/2. The Sicilian Defence. A rare line. 9...Bg4 is a novelty, with counterplay. Since all Black's pieces are active Anand has no problems after 16...Bg6. The endgame was drawn.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen versus Viswanathan Anand: Game 3 and Photos
Game 3: Anand-Carlsen 1-0. The Queen's Gambit Declined, 5.Bf4 and 7.c5. Anand seized space on the queenside. The same position as in Aronian-Adams, Bilbao 2013. 17.Ng5 Ndf6 18.Nxe4 Nxe4 (probably 18...dxe4 is better, with the idea of ...Nd5) 19.f3. Vishy obtained a small, then a clear advantage, 20.fxe4 is a good novelty. But 25.Qa6 was correct. The fatal mistake was 28...Ba5? in time trouble and Vishy beat Magnus.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen versus Viswanathan Anand: Game 2
Game 2: Carlsen-Anand 1-0. The Spanish Game. Magnus weakened Black's pawn structure with 7.Bxc6, hoping to exploit weaknesses in the endgame on the move 90 or 100. But then Magnus preferred to attack on the kingside with 17.Qh5, Vishy defended with 17...f6. After 25.Rc4 White is better, Magnus can try to win. 34...h5? is a mistake.
World Chess Championship 2014 Match Magnus Carlsen versus Viswanathan Anand: Game 1
Game 1: Anand-Carlsen 1/2. The Gruenfeld Defence. 11.Bxg7 is a novelty (11.gxf3 Moiseenko-Nepomniachtchi, Yaroslavl 2014). Black castled short, White castled long. The endgame looked drawish, but the manoeuvre ...a5-a4 was very strong, and Magnus obtained a slight advantage. However, Anand defended well, a draw by perpetual check.
The Inspection, Press Conference and Opening Ceremony of the World Chess Championship 2014
Before the match: World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, Challenger Viswanathan Anand of India.
Carlsen's seconds: Peter Heine Nielsen (The Dane) and Jon Ludvig Hammer (The Hammer). Anand's seconds: Krishnan Sasikiran, Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Grzegorz Gajewski.
The games of the World Championship 2014 Carlsen vs Anand - 1:00 pm CET, 7:00 am EST, 18:00 Nsk.
All 11 games of the World Championship 2014 Match Carlsen vs Anand
Games FWCM2014 (11, pgn)
Schedule, games: November 8, 9; 11,12; 14,15; 17,18; 20,21; 23,25; tie-break 27.
Tal Memorial 2014 Chess Blitz Tournament
World Chess Championship 2013 Match Viswanathan Anand against Magnus Carlsen, Chennai 2013
Official site: http://www.sochi2014.fide.com/

The Match Hikaru Nakamura vs Levon Aronian 2014 takes place in Saint Louis (USA) 21st-25th November. 4 classical and 16 blitz games.
Classical: Nakamura - Aronian 1.5-1.5.


Openings Clubs

New ideas in various chess openings.
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Andreikin, Dmitry (2722) - Karjakin, Sergey (2767) [A46], Chess Grand Prix, Tashkent (6) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 5.11.2014

Caruana, Fabiano (2801) - Aronian, Levon (2805) [C84], Sinquefield Cup, Saint Louis (4) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 30.09.2014

Harika, Dronavalli (2521) - Ju, Wenjun (2559) [A42], Chess Women's Grand Prix, Sharjah (9) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 12.09.2014

Aronian, Levon (2805) - Nakamura, Hikaru (2787) [D19], Sinquefield Cup, Saint Louis (1) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 2.09.2014

Ding, Liren (2742) - Gajewski, Grzegorz (2659) [E11], World Chess Olympiad, Tromso (11) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 18.08.2014

So, Wesley (2744) - Jobava, Baadur (2713) [A40], ACP Golden Classic, Bergamo (6) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 31.07.2014

Van Wely, Loek (2657) - L'Ami, Erwin (2650) [A04], NED-ch, Amsterdam (6) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 22.07.2014


Best Chess Players And Games Of Month 2000-2004


Philosophy And Psychology Of Chess Struggle

Theoreticians know all. The Slav Classic, the pressure on the centre, two weaknesses and a fighting spirit (by Boris Schipkov, 21.02.2012)

How To Play Against A Novelty (by Boris Schipkov, 17.11.2005)

Enlightenment (My precious)
A Marvellous Combination Of The XX Century (by Boris Schipkov, 21.05.2005)

Time trouble?! Zeitnot!
Paehtz, Thomas Sr (2450) - Schipkov, Boris [D36], Miskolc open 1989 (Notes by Boris Schipkov, 21.12.2003)

A real sacrifice
Peric, Slavisa (2345) - Schipkov, Boris (2355) [D17], Kecskemet 1992. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 10.02.2013


Interviews


Reviews Of Chess Events

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The review of chess events for 2013 (WCC match Anand-Carlsen, Candidates, World Cup)

The review of chess events for 2012 (40th Chess Olympiad, WCC match Anand-Gelfand)

The review of chess events for 2011 (Candidates Matches, World Cup)

The review of chess events for 2010 (39th Chess Olympiad, WCC match Anand-Topalov)

The review of chess events for 2009 (World Cup)


Chess And Fiction

2013: I see Google develops Google Glass. It is interesting that I described in 2008 in my unpublished science fiction novel "Svetly put'" (that was used without my permission and partly stole by infamous writer V. Pelevin, the publishing house Eksmo and others) the powerful computer glasses. The competitors of the Google - Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Baidu (Baidu Eye), Olympus, Valve, Samsung and LG - also develops various wearable computers with a head-mounted displays. If a corporation donates me some money, then I could give the pages of my novel where I wrote about the computer glasses and what people did with it, and with augmented reality. Or I could sell the pages. Probably they could be useful for development, elaboration, advertising and promotion of such computer glasses.

Peter I, Napoleon I, Ivan IV the Terrible, Tamerlan, Frederick II, Philip II, Henry I did not play golf, tennis, football or hockey. They played chess, enjoying their rest time, developing the abilities and joining the world culture.
The Game of Kings. Chaining the times (by Boris Schipkov, 5.05.2003)

Nabokov's Luzhin and his prototypes. Disclosing the mystery


Chess And Music

Two games of Francois-Andre Danican Philidor. By Boris Schipkov, 17.11.2012

Paul Morphy and Gioacchino Rossini (2000)


Chess, Cinema and Painting

Mona Lisa Chess Superstar and the game of Marcel Duchamp. By Boris Schipkov. 5.03.2012

New pictures 24.02.2012


Chess And Software

The epic trilogy - Dutch Defence by Boris Schipkov (CD-ROMs, ChessBase)
Critics's Voices on the Dutch Defence trilogy by Boris Schipkov


FIDE News

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A new record: Magnus Carlsen has the highest Elo rating in the world of all time, 2882 in May 2014 FIDE Rating List
FIDE Rating, May 2014, Top 100 Players

A new record: Magnus Carlsen has the highest Elo rating in the world of all time, 2881 in March 2014 FIDE Rating List
FIDE Rating, March 2014, Top 102

Germany leads in the number of rated chess players
Secrets of the January 2014 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 9.01.2014)

A new record: Magnus Carlsen has the highest Elo rating in the world of all time, 2872 in February 2013 FIDE Rating List
FIDE Rating, February 2013, Top 100

Germany leads in the number of players with ratings. The greatest increase in the number of players was in India.
Secrets of the January 2013 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 7.01.2013)

Germany leads in the number of players with rating. The greatest increase in the number of players was in Spain.
Secrets of the January 2012 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 7.01.2012)
Secrets of the January 2008 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 11.02.2008)
Secrets of the July 2007 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 12.08.2007)
Secrets of the January 2007 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 11.02.2007)
There are more than 1000 chess grandmasters in the World.
Secrets of the July 2006 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 15.08.2006)


Answers

We will fly to Mars in XXI century. We must fly.

Cosmos and Stars (by Boris Schipkov, 12.04.2006)

Space (Soyuz-9) - Earth (Control Center) [D20], Radio Match 1970 (by Boris Schipkov, 15.04.2006)


Extracts From Old Chess Papers.

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The chess newspaper "64" for September, 1938. Photos by Boris Schipkov. 26.12.2013

The chess magazine "L'Italia Scacchistica" for September, 1933. Photos by Boris Schipkov. 3.02.2012

The review 5 numbers of the newspaper "64" for December, 1937 (28.01.2004)
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Philidor is my friend, Alekhine is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.
Boris Ruslanovich Schipkov


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