Thursday, April 29, 2010

World Chess Championship Games 2010 Sofia

Official World Chess Championship 2010 Page

Wikipedia Info On 2010 World Chess Championship

Chessdom Coverage World Chess Championship 2010





Kosteniuk Beats Judith Polgar

Kosteniuk vs Gaponenko Commented Game Sicilian Dragon

Chess Queen Beats Magnus Carlsen

Chess Queen Beats Vishy Anand

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Topaolov Draws First Blood In World Chess Championship 2010

Courtesy New York Times Chess Blog Gambit

Game One Replay

April 24, 2010, 2:18 pm
Topalov Wins First Game of Title Match
Veselin Topalov

Viswanathan Anand
Replay the game with analysis»
Veselin Toplaov of Bulgaria got off to a great start in the world championship match as he won Game 1 after Viswanathan Anand of India, the world champion, blundered. The game was barely out of the opening stages when Anand erred in a dynamically balanced position. Facing checkmate, he resigned after only 30 moves.

Chess Games Of Vaselin Topalov

2005 World Championship Photo

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A volcanic trip – with the Lord of the Rings

The Mercedes Sprinter that transported the World Champion's team to Sofia

Report from

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A volcanic trip – with the Lord of the Rings

21.04.2010 – On Thursday Vishy Anand embarked on a trip from his house in Madrid, Spain, to the World Championship match. He got as far as Frankfurt, Germany, and was stopped by the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland. Frantic planning followed, and on Tuesday morning, after a 40-hour drive, he arrived with his team in Sofia, Bulgaria. A team member has sent us this remarkable report.

A volcanic trip – with the Lord of the rings
How World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand travelled to Sofia
Five countries, 2000 kilometres, about a million potholes, an unexpected ferry and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. A report of a crazy road trip through Europe. – A team member reports

Months of careful planning for the chess world championship in Sofia by the Anand team were disrupted by a volcano in Iceland, located under Eyjafjallajökull, one of the smaller glaciers of the North Atlantic island. Tens of thousands of people were stranded on airports in Europe. One on them was Viswanathan Anand, who had travelled with his wife and manager Aruna from Madrid to Frankfurt on Thursday April 15th. They planned to continue their journey to Sofia on Friday April 16, together with three other travellers. Two more seconds were to fly from other airports in Europe to the Bulgarian capital on Friday to join the team there.

Arriving in Sofia in the early hours of the morning

Monday, April 19, 2010

Top Chess Player Almira Skripchenko Receives Poker Award

Almira made it to the through to the final table (nine players) and finished third. The prize pool for the event was more then 600,000 Euros, with 152,580€ going to the winner, 93,200€ to the runner up and 59,100€ to her – slightly more than female players win at chess events.

The 2010 France Poker Awards designed to reward the best players of the year 2009. The awards ceremony was held during the European Poker Tour in the Casino Barriere de Deauville. The trophys were awarded by a jury and Internet votes. In the end chess player Almira Skripchenko won the prize as "best lady".

Biography of Almira

Poker Rating of Almira Skripchenko

Chess Games of Almira Skripchenko