Anish Giri didn’t take the qualification for the Candidates Tournament by storm, on the contrary. If the rating spot hadn't opened up after Ding Liren reached the final of the World Cup, Anish Giri would be a mere spectator. Now he has set himself the only possible goal for a tournament in which one player … Anish Giri: “I can see my way to the World Championship match.” weiterlesen
Schlagwort: World Championship
Gata Kamsky: “I wonder if my life is repeating itself.”
As a twelve-year-old he defeated the former World Championship Candidate Mark Taimanov. That was in 1986, the onslaught of the prodigy from southwestern Siberia on the chess throne had begun. Ten years later he faced Anatoly Karpov in a match over 20 games. At stake was nothing less than the world title. Kamsky lost – … Gata Kamsky: “I wonder if my life is repeating itself.” weiterlesen
World Championship, anyone?
Vienna is out of the raffle, Stavanger as well, Monaco was never in it. Just over a year before the World Championship match in 2020, FIDE cannot name a host city, not even a potential one. Applicants do not exist yet, only interested parties. Nevertheless, the World Chess Federation wants to announce where Magnus Carlsen … World Championship, anyone? weiterlesen
A backdoor and a shaky candidate
Before the World Cup it was clear that Fabiano Caruana and Ding Liren had already qualified for the Candidates Tournament 2020. They should now be joined by the two World Cup finalists, so in early October four of the eight candidates would be known. As soon as Ding Liren reached the final of the World … A backdoor and a shaky candidate weiterlesen