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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Anand, Carlsen World Chess Championship 2013: All the Top News

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

Hello everyone,

The World Chess Championship 2013 is just about two weeks away and the chess fever is catching on Chennai - the venue of the World Championship Match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen. 

A host of chess tournament are being held in Chennai and several more are planned during the World Championship as well. Not only are there several events for all rating groups, men and women players, but also for school children. A district-level school chess competition is scheduled for November 7, will see 360 students shortlisted students from across the state of Tamil Nadu. 

The Tamil Nadu government has released about $4.7 million for the World Chess Championship. Some local chess events included 55,667 chess training programmes conducted across the schools in Tamil Nadu in August this year. This was followed by the school-level chess championship. After four qualifying rounds, 360 students were shortlisted from a total of 11,25,628 students who had participated.

Meanwhile, several chess features and reports are beginning to fill up the chess cyberspace: 

Lightning kid kept us on our toes: Aaron
India’s first IM Manuel Aaron is proud that his one-time student Vishy Anand will be playing his World Championship against Magnus Carlsen in Chennai where the maestro learnt the nuances of the game. “When I first saw Anand at the Tal Chess Club he appeared to be a slim kid with a squeaky voice with a flair for chess. He was attentive, obedient, regular at the classes (chess) and always had the inclination to learn more,” said Aaron.

The official website of the event is accessible at You can find all the basic information there along with details of tickets, profiles of the players and other details about the Indian city of Chennai.

If you love chess and all the fun that comes along with it, here's a cool site to give you both articles curated from the Internet and other originals ones surrounding the Anand vs Carlsen World Chess Championship. is an endeavour of the Chess Magazine Black & White. Some top stories on the site include:

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  • At October 22, 2013 at 12:54 PM , Anonymous Aks, Chennai said...

    Cool - looking forward to the Chess Month of November. Couldn't be better.

  • At October 22, 2013 at 1:03 PM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, NZ said...

    The excitement is just beginning. Do 85 rating points matter at that position in professional chess I think that's the most important question to ask!


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