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A good year for India

Chess: A great year for India, Sochi notwithstandingP. K. AJITH KUMARIt was the year that saw the young king keep his crown and the queen make her last move.Magnus Carlsen retaining the World championship, at the expense of Viswananthan Anand in Sochi, was widely expected, but the incredible Judit Polgar’s retirement from competitive chess wasn’t. Show More Summary

Portugal Offers ‘Best Value’ in UK Supermarkets

6 days agoFood & Drink / Wine : CataVino

Of course we want the BEST wine. But let’s be honest, we don’t mean the ‘best’ like Magnus Carlsen is the Best Chess player in the World, or Noma is the Best Restaurant in the World. What we really mean is something more like: “I want the wine that will […]

Missed opportunities

Chess By Shelby Lymanon December 13, 2014 - 12:01 AMFor many, the ability of Viswanathan Anand to make the recent title match with Magnus Carlsen in Sochi, Russia, a true contest was somewhat of a surprise.In the early games of whatShow More Summary

Tata Steel complete lineups

Participants of Tata Steel MastersName - Country - Rating - PositionGM Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2862 1GM Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2829 2GM Aronian, Levon ARM 2797 5GM Giri, Anish NED 2768 10GM So, Wesley USA 2762 12GM Vachier-Lagrave, MaximeShow More Summary

Long live the King

Shelby Lyman on Chess: Long Live the KingSunday, December 7, 2014 (Published in print: Sunday, December 7, 2014)Magnus Carlsen remains world champion with a 6 1/2 - 4 1/2 victory in Sochi, Russia, over Viswanathan Anand — but only after...Show More Summary

Carlsen checkmated Norway

Norway - GM Carlsen, Magnus (2863)NRK Carlsen vs Norway Oslo, Norway (1), 2014.11.301.e4 g6 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 d5 4.exd5 Nxd5 5.Nxd5 Qxd5 6.d4 Bg7 7.c3 O-O 8.Bd3 Bg4 9.O-O Rd8 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 Qxf3 12.gxf3 Nd7 13.Re1 e6 14.Bf4 c6 15.Bc7...Show More Summary

The Chess King turns 24 today

Magnus Carlsen turns 24 today. He is the current holder of the Triple Crown World Championships (Classical, rapid, and blitz). What do you consider is his greatest game ever? Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Technology raises bar for chess champs

Sporting View: Machine age raises bar for chess championsNovember 30, 2014 1:26 pmJames CrabtreeJust before his first world chess championship match against Magnus Carlsen last year, Viswanathan Anand complained about the malign influence of computers on his sport. Show More Summary

Can Norway beat Magnus Carlsen?

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will be the main star in an epic three-hour long entertainment show on NRK1 on Sunday 30th November. All Norwegians will have the opportunity to play against the chess king.Magnus Carlsen recentlyShow More Summary

Unlikely

There's a piece on Magnus Carlsen in the Financial Times, by Adam Thomson. You may need to register. If you think it's worth it. I guess the surprising thing would be if it didn't say something like that. Because of course Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik and Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are all, like, completely weird. Show More Summary

Chess Champ 2014

3 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

To avoid being seen as a plonker when discussing chess in your local pub, take note that the new FIDE World Chess Champion is Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen (right). In Sochi he pulverised five times World Champion Vishy Anand (left) from India so effectively that the closing ceremony was held three days earlier than planned. Show More Summary

Carlsen is utterly atypical for a professional chess player

Magnus Carlsen, an unlikely chess masterAdam ThomsonFinancial TimesHe moonlights as a model, naps on the job, skips homework – and snuffs out every rivalAt five years old – an age by which any aspiring grandmaster should at least have made a start – Magnus Carlsen showed little interest in chess. Show More Summary

The Best Chess Player In The US Is Sponsored By Red Bull And It Makes Perfect Sense

Last weekend, Magnus Carlsen successfully defended his title as World Chess Champion, defeating challenger Vishy Anand in 11 games. Meanwhile, in St. Louis, the U.S. number one, Hiraku Nakamura, took on Levon Aronian of Armenia in an exhibition match. Show More Summary

WCC2014: Closing Ceremonies

Magnus Carlsenstops to sign autographs.Photo by Vladimir Barsky. Viswanathan Anand and wife Aruna Anand exchanging pleasantries with former champion Anatoly Karpov. Photo by Anastasia Kharlovich. Magnus Carlsen was re-crowned as the world champion, a berth that will last until 2016. Show More Summary

Is chess a sport?

Should Chess be considered a sport?By Lars ThomesenThis November the World Chess Championship was held in Sochi, Russia. For the second year running Norwegian Magnus Carlsen was crowned World Champion, but on home soil, the 23-year-old’s...Show More Summary

Putin, Carlsen, and Anand

Russian President Vladimir Putin Took Part in the Closing Ceremony of the World Chess Championship November 25, 2014 - The closing ceremony of the World Chess Championship between Magnus Calrsen (Norway) and Viswanathan Anand (India), won by Carlsen 6.5-4.5, took place on November 25th in the Main Media Center in Sochi. Show More Summary

Putin at Sochi Carlsen - Anand WC Closing Ceremony

Vladimir Putin’s presence puts Carlsen in a spot ‘It’s a difficult situation,’ Carlsen said, when asked if it was awkward for him to receive the award from Putin Aniek PaulSochi, Russia: When world chess champion Magnus Carlsen madeShow More Summary

President of Russian Chess Federation praises Chess Match in Sochi

President of Russian Chess Federation praises Chess Match in Sochi Andrey Filatov, President of the Russian Chess Federation (RCF), expressed his gratitude to Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand for their sporting attitude to the recent World Chess Championship Match held in Sochi, Russia. Show More Summary

Hammer, Fressinet, Adams, Nepomniachtchi, Potkin, Eljanov, and Kasparov helped Carlsen in WC

Magnus Carlsen Revealed His Helpers!Sochi Chess World Championship Victory!Yesterday was a highly emotional day. Surprisingly I remained relatively calm during most of the game even when Anand got some initiative through his well-timed b5-break. Show More Summary

King of Chess

So the young Norwegian 'King of Chess', Magnus Carlsen (23), managed to retain his world chess crown after defeating the former champion, Vishwanath Anand, in a hard fought game 11 of a 12-game match. Here's a report from Business Insider magazine which explains how young Magnus finally got across the finishing line. Show More Summary

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