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World Chess Championship: Anand – Kramnik

The World Championship matchThe World Championship match where Viswanathan Anand (India) will defends his World title against Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) will now take place in Bonn, Germany. The match will consist of twelve games, played under classical time controls, in the period from October 14 to October 30, 2008. If there is a tie at the end of these games a tiebreak will be played on November 02, 2008. The prize fund, which will be split equally between the players, is 1,5 million Euro including taxes and FIDE licensee fees.
The reigning and undisputed World Champion Anand won his title in September 2007 at the World Championship tournament in Mexico City . Kramnik, who was undefeated in his three world championship matches, became second in this double round robin event.
The organizer of the World Championship 2008 is Universal Event Promotion (UEP), which is located in Dortmund (Germany) and has received all rights for the event from FIDE. The main sponsors of the World Championship are Evonik Industries and Gazprom.The match consists of twelve games, played under classical time controls: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus an additional 30 seconds per move starting from move 61.

Anand retains World Title!

Anand [6,5:4,5] Kramnik

1. Kramnik – Anand 1/2-1/2
2. Anand – Kramnik 1/2-1/2
3.Kramnik – Anand 0-1
4. Anand – Kramnik 1/2-1/2
5. Kramnik – Anand 0-1
6. Anand – Kramnik 1-0
7. Anand – Kramnik 1/2-1/2
8. Kramnik – Anand 1/2-1/2
9. Anand – Kramnik 1/2-1/2
10. Kramnik – Anand 1-0
11. Anand – Kramnik 1/2-1/2

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Russian Championship Super Final

The Russian Championship SuperFinalThe Russian Championship SuperFinal includes Morozovich, Grischuk, Tomashevsky (top 3 in ’07), and Svidler along with Jakovenko and Alekseev as top 3 by rating who did not qualify otherwise along with Maslak, Lastin, and Riazantsev who qualified from the higher league competition. Opening ceremony 2nd October, 1st round on the 3rd.

Double-round robin tournament in quick chess took place on October 28 and determined the champion of Russia. In final round Petr Svidler beat Dmitriy Yakovenko with score 3 out of 4. Yakovenko ended up with 2.5 points, Evgeniy Alekseev – with 0.5. Once again, Svidler is the champion of Russia, now for the fifth time!

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Rybka wins the 16th World Computer Chess Championship

The 16th ICGA World Computer Chess Championship has finished and Rybka has won with 8/9, ahead of Hiarcs and Junior.

Short reports by Vasik Rajlich and Jeroen Noomen

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