CARLSEN VS ANAND RE-MATCH!
”Anand has no endings and Carlsen has no openings…” Kasparov sarcastically tweeted last year.
With just a few days before the beginning of the Carlsen–Anand title match in Sochi, the chess world is buzzing with predictions and gossip. Personally, I have not given it much thought as to who is the favourite, BUT I do have some reading RECOMMENDATIONS for both players so that the OBVIOUS shortcomings of last year’s match do NOT repeat themselves…
FIRST, FOR ANAND:
”In the endgame, the rooks come out to play. During the opening and middlegame, they usually stay home,…As a result, rooks are often the last pieces to be traded, making rook endings one of the most common types of endgames. According to GM John Emms, one in ten chess games lead to rook endings. That means that there are a lot of opportunities to save and steal half-points in these positions…” BOOK REVIEW
AND FOR CARLSEN:
”You never get a second chance to make a first impression? Especially in the game of chess! Chess Openings For Dummies gives you tips and techniques for analyzing openings and strategies for winning chess games from the very first move you make! BOOK REVIEW
ANDREIKIN WINS GRAND PRIX!
The 2010 World Junior Champion, Dimitry Andreikin, was the surprise winner of the Tashkent Grand Prix. Congrats!!
One comment: is it just my paranoia, or isn’t it OBVIOUS to everyone that no Chinese or Indian stars were invited to Tashkent, one of the year’s top tournaments? Similarly, St.Louis earlier this year, perhaps the year’s TOP event, saw NO Russians, NO Chinese or NO Indian players! TATA’s January 2015 tournament is going to have some Chinese stars, but no Russians! What is going on ?
PETROSIAN MEMORIAL BEGINS TODAY!
(With Russian, Chinese,Armenian, Hungarian and Israeli players!)
SEX AND CHESS!
Erotic novels with dirty-chess themes! And written by a hot-blooded Canadian woman with a naughty mind!