Saturday, May 01, 2010
WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP - ANAND VS TOPALOV
We're in the middle of a match to determine the World Championship of Chess. World Champion Vishy Anand defends against Challenger Veselin Topalov in Sofia, Bulgaria from April 24 to May 13, 2010.
The prize fund runs 2 million euros.
It's a 12 game match, and Anand currently leads after 6 games by 3 1/2 to 2 1/2. Anand has won two games, and Topalov one; the rest were drawn. The seventh game will be played on Monday.
The first match was delayed because Anand was stranded by the volcano eruption.
Note: May 3 -- Game 7 World Chess Match -- drawn. Anand 4 Topolev 3. Next game tomorrow 2:45 PM (local Bulgaria) or 7:45 AM NY
Note: May 4 -- Game 8 World Chess Match -- Topolev managed to win what looked for a while like an easily drawn endgame with bishops of opposite colors. Either brilliant play by Topolev or a blunder by Anand. All tied at 4-4. Next game May 6.
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Here is a list of previous world chess champions:
Wilhelm Steinitz (1886-1894)
Emanuel Lasker (1894-1921)
Jose Raul Capablanca (1921-1927)
Alexander Alekhine (1927-1935, 1937-1946)
Max Euwe (1935-1937)
Mikhail Botvinnik (1948-1957, 1958-1960, 1961-1963)
Vasily Smyslov (1957-1958)
Mikhail Tal (1960-1961)
Tigran Petrosian (1963-1969)
Boris Spassky (1969-1972)
Robert James "Bobby" Fischer (1972-1975)
Anatoly Karpov (1975-1985)
Garry Kasparov (1985-2000)
Vladimir Kramnik (2000-2007)
Viswanathan Anand (2007-current)