Play is an important contributor to human development, maturation and learning. That is why games are an essential ingredient in the curriculum of every school and college and also a popular pastime for adults. However, today’s busy lifestyle and living in matchboxes leave neither time nor room for outdoor games. This is when the internet comes in as a saviour to all those sports freaks who lack the opportunity.
Source: Chess Review, December 1959, page 360. A less clear copy of the picture is opposite the imprint page of Kandidatenturnier für Schachweltmeisterschaft by S. Gligorić and V. Ragozin (Belgrade, 1960) with the caption ‘Alle Spieler mit grossen Hoffnungen: Vor dem Turnierbeginn in Bled’.
On move 34, Anand missed a chance to chop down into a queen endgame with an extra pawn and winning chances. That was the last clear win, if it can be called that, since white retains serious drawing chances even in that endgame. The board is setup as shown. There should always be a white square at the closest right-hand side for both players. Remember that the queen must be on a square that matches her color.
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Björn Jónsson, one of the contenders has 2039 Elo points (on the chess rating scale adopted by the United States Chess Federation, this is considered to be expert status) and no boxing experience; the other, Daniel Thordarson is the 2009 middleweight boxing champion in Iceland and has no chess experience. This is the first round of a chessboxing match played in Iceland in 2011, a ‘sport’ that one of the commentators describes as a crazy human experiment”. When the round is timed out with a soft clang, the players return to their corners to be strapped with their boxing gloves and helmets. Jónsson wins You can watch that match online, but you may soon be able to watch this ‘crazy human experiment’ at a ring near you. Chessboxing, the unlikely hybrid ‘sport’, is now played in India.
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Carlsen wants calm positions with some advantage where he can play forever”. Instead, Anand’s strong reactions” has offered him the choice of either a sharp fight, not to Carlsen’s preferred style, or calm positions where Carlsen is slightly worse”. Gaioz Nigalidze, the current Georgian champion, was expelled from the Dubai Open for using his smartphone in a match against Armenian grandmaster Tigran L Petrosian.