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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Two world chess champions headed for Tashkent

Chess news and chess trivia blog (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2011

Hi Everybody,

Guess where the current world chess champion Vishy Anand and former world chess champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov are headed this March? To Tashkent in Uzbekistan!

And, what would they do there?
Play chess of course! A rapid match to be specific.

We found this interesting news here. The reigning World Champion Viswanathan Anand will play a rapid match against the 17th World Champion, and currently his second, Rustam Kasimdzhanov. The event is set to take place in March in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, immediately after the traditional Georgi Agzamov Memorial Chess Tournament.

Rustam Kasimdzhanov won the knockout World Championship in 2004 and held the title until 2005. Later Kasimdzhanov joined Anand's team to help the Champion defend the crown in the matches against Kramnik in Bonn, 2008, and against Topalov in Sofia, 2010. Most recently, Kasimdzhanov won the Rapid Championship of the 16th Asian Games which was held in November in Guangzhou, China.

Meanwhile, here's Vishy Anand's video after he won the title in May 2010.

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