World Chess Champion
Viswanathan Anand (l)
during his simultaneous exhibition
play in Los Angeles.
06.09.12 - Magnus Carlsen is not just the
only London Chess Classic top seed "missing in action" at the Olympiad by
promoting the educational benefits of the game for kids in the U.S. - Vishy
Anand was in Los Angeles doing likewise!
The World Champion was making his first visit to the U.S. in
17-years - when he lost to Garry Kasparov in the 1995 world title match at the
World Trade Centre in New York - as one of the leading tutors at the recent
Metropolitan Chess camp to instruct the kids there, and how chess can benefit
their analytical skills.
Read more about Anand’s visit to LA ...
Photo - Courtesy INDIAWEST
05.09.12 - The world No1 and top seed for the London Chess Classic, Magnus
Carlsen, has been missing in action at the Istanbul Olympiad - so, where is he?
He’s been busy in the U.S. promoting - amongst other things - the academic
benefits of the game, and was in New York for a week in August to run a chess
camp and to hold several events with 1000 Passions, a startup that lets people
sign up for exclusive experiences.
And Business Insider, the U.S. business/entertainment news
website, was on hand with a report and exclusive video coverage of one of Carlsen's NYC exhibitions that includes an interview with the young Norwegian
Read more here ...
presented by Business Insider
30.08.12 - Each month on top US cable news service CNN, their feature
Leading Women connects you with extraordinary women at the
top of their chosen field. And today they focus on one of
the participants of the 4th London Chess Classic - who else
other than the one and only, Judit Polgar!
(CNN) -- In the game of chess, one woman has dominated all
others for more than 20 years.
Judit Polgar has defeated
nine world champions including Garry Kasparov, Boris Spassky
and Viswanathan Anand, and is the only female ever to join
an exclusive coterie of players rated above 2700 by the
World Chess Federation.
Although she is the only woman ranked among the World Chess
Federation's Top 100, Polgar has never won the Women's World
Championship. By 14, she had so outstripped her female peers
that she ceased competing in women's tournaments.
31.07.12 - IM Malcolm
Pein, the CEO of the British charity Chess in Schools and Communities,
received the Royal seal of approval earlier this week at St James’s Palace.
He was presented with the ‘highly commended’ award by HRH
Prince Edward the Earl of Wessex during the Sport and Recreation Alliance's
Community Sport and Recreation awards ceremony.
Earlier this year, Magnus Carlsen, the top seed for the 2012 London Chess
Classic, made an appearance on CBS’s flagship current affairs show, “60
minutes”, one of the US’s top primetime TV network shows, in a segment entitled
“Mozart of Chess: Magnus Carlsen.” And last week, CBS aired a re-run of that
particular show, and they have now made it available for everyone to watch on youtube at the CBSNewsOnline channel.
It’s one not to be missed, as the multi-Emmy winning 60 Minutes team go
behind the scenes at last year's London Chess Classic to try to find out just
what makes Magnus Carlsen the chess superstar he is.
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