World Chess

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Chess World Cup 2007 - Background
... The 2007 World Cup was part of the cycle for the World Chess Championship 2009 ... game match against Veselin Topalov in 2008, for the right to be the challenger for the World Chess Championship 2010 ... Ultimately Topalov won the match and will face World Champion Viswanathan Anand, who successfully defended his title against former champion Vladimir Kramnik at the World Chess Championship 2008 ...
Chess World Cup
... The Chess World Cup is the name given to a number of different chess tournaments. 1988/9, the Grandmasters Association organised a series of six high-ranking World Cup tournaments in the form of a 'grand prix' ... In 2000 and 2002 FIDE, the World Chess Federation, staged their "First Chess World Cup" and "Second Chess World Cup" respectively ...
Scacchi - History - Birth of A Sport (1850–1945)
... The first modern chess tournament was organized by Howard Staunton, a leading English chess player, and was held in London in 1851 ... Adolf Anderssen, who was hailed as the leading chess master, and his brilliant, energetic attacking style became typical for the time, although it was later regarded ... game or Morphy's Opera game were regarded as the highest possible summit of the chess art ...
Scacchi - Competitive Play - Organization of Competitions
... Contemporary chess is an organized sport with structured international and national leagues, tournaments, and congresses ... Chess's international governing body is FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs) ... Most countries have a national chess organization as well (such as the US Chess Federation and English Chess Federation) which in turn is a member of FIDE ...
World Chess Championships - History - Unofficial Champions (pre-1886)
... The first match proclaimed by the players as for the world championship was the match that Wilhelm Steinitz won against Johannes Zukertort in 1886 ... However, a line of players regarded as the strongest (or at least the most famous) in the world extends back hundreds of years beyond them, and these players are sometimes considered the world ... Something resembling a world championship match was the La Bourdonnais - McDonnell chess matches in 1834, in which La Bourdonnais played a series of six matches – and 85 games – against ...

Famous quotes containing the words chess and/or world:

    But compared with the task of selecting a piece of French pastry held by an impatient waiter a move in chess is like reaching for a salary check in its demand on the contemplative faculties.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    If everything is perfect, language is useless. This is true for animals. If animals don’t speak, it’s because everything’s perfect for them. If one day they start to speak, it will be because the world has lost a certain sort of perfection.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)