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September 27, 1995 | Jack Peters
Garry Kasparov notched his first victory of the 1995 Professional Chess Assn. world championship in the 10th game Tuesday in New York. The champion rebounded from Monday's loss to challenger Viswanathan Anand to tie the score at 5 to 5 in the best-of-20-game match. The winner will receive $1 million from Intel, the PCA sponsor. Tuesday's performance was Kasparov's best by far in this match.
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September 19, 2010 | By Jack Peters
Danish grandmaster Bent Larsen died Sept. 9 at age 75 in Buenos Aires, his home since the 1970s. Larsen was the most successful tournament player of the late 1960s, when he rose to third in the world behind Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer. Only losses to those two stars in Candidates matches kept him from playing for the world championship. Larsen had a lively mind and strong opinions, enabling him to speak knowledgeably about many subjects in more than a half dozen languages.
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NEWS
September 26, 1995 | Jack Peters
Viswanathan Anand defeated Garry Kasparov Monday in the ninth game of their Professional Chess Assn. match at the World Trade Center in New York. The win, the first in the best-of-20-game match, ends an unprecedented streak of draws. Anand now leads, 5 to 4. Most of the speculation about the string of draws centered on Kasparov's poor form and uncharacteristic timidity.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2010 | Jack Peters
Position No. 6107: White to play and win. From the game Yuri Vovk-Peter Varga, French League, Mulhouse 2010. Solution to Position No. 6106: Quickest is 1…Rgh8! 2 cxd6+ Kd8 3 Bg2 Rh2, foreseeing 4 Kf1 Rh1+. If 1…Qh6 2 cxb6+ Kd8, White can delay checkmate by 3 Qc7+. Viswanathan Anand of India, world champion since 2007, retained his title by defeating Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria, 6-1/2 - 5-1/2 in their match in Sofia, Bulgaria. Anand won Tuesday's final game, as Black, to end the most exciting championship of the last two decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2010 | Jack Peters
Position No. 6107: White to play and win. From the game Yuri Vovk-Peter Varga, French League, Mulhouse 2010. Solution to Position No. 6106: Quickest is 1…Rgh8! 2 cxd6+ Kd8 3 Bg2 Rh2, foreseeing 4 Kf1 Rh1+. If 1…Qh6 2 cxb6+ Kd8, White can delay checkmate by 3 Qc7+. Viswanathan Anand of India, world champion since 2007, retained his title by defeating Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria, 6-1/2 - 5-1/2 in their match in Sofia, Bulgaria. Anand won Tuesday's final game, as Black, to end the most exciting championship of the last two decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2009 | By Jack Peters
Position No. 6082: White to play and win. From the game Yun Fan-Rusudan Goletiani, U.S. Women's Championship, St. Louis 2009. Solution to Position No. 6081: Black wins a piece with 1 . . . d5 2 Ne3 d4 3 Nc4 (or 3 Rxc7 dxe3+) b5. Former world champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia won the Tal Memorial in Moscow by scoring an undefeated 6-3. The round robin featured 10 of the world's top 13 stars. Kramnik, in his prime at age 34, seems fully recovered from losing the 2008 world championship match to Viswanathan Anand of India.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2010 | By Jack Peters
Position No. 6104: White to play and win. From the game Tornike Sanikidze-Alexander Fedorov, Dubai 2010. Solution to Position No. 6103: Black wins with 1… Nxa1 2 Qxa1 Qc2! 3 Rxc2 bxc2, setting up 4 … Rd1+. The world championship match, which began Saturday in Sofia, Bulgaria, will determine the champion for the next two years. There is a hefty prize fund of 2 million euros (about $2.7 million), of which the winner will receive 60%. But even more is at stake.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2010 | By Jack Peters
April 18, 2010 Position No. 6103: Black to play and win. From the game Darwin Yang-Irina Krush, Lubbock 2010. Solution to Position No. 6102: Not convincing is 1 . . . Rh6? 2 Rd1, but Black wins with 1 . . . Re3!, threatening mate with 2 . . . Rxg3+ 3 fxg3 Qf1+. If 2 Rxe3 dxe3 3 Re2, then 3 . . . Qf3+ 4 Kg1 Rh6 mates. If 2 Rd3, then 2 . . . Qe4+ 3 f3 Rexf3 4 Rgxf3 Rxf3 5 Rf3 Qxc2+ wins. And if 2 Qd1, Black leaves White helpless by 2 . . . Rxg3+ 3 fxg3 Qe4+ 4 Kg1 Qe3+ 5 Kg2 d3. For example, 6 a3 permits 6 . . . Qe4+ 7 Kg1 Rh6 8 Rg2 Qe3+ 9 Rf2 Rf6 10 Qd2 Rxf2 11 Qxf2 d2. The world championship match between champion Viswanathan Anand of India and Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria begins Friday in Sofia, Bulgaria.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2010 | By Jack Peters
Danish grandmaster Bent Larsen died Sept. 9 at age 75 in Buenos Aires, his home since the 1970s. Larsen was the most successful tournament player of the late 1960s, when he rose to third in the world behind Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer. Only losses to those two stars in Candidates matches kept him from playing for the world championship. Larsen had a lively mind and strong opinions, enabling him to speak knowledgeably about many subjects in more than a half dozen languages.
OPINION
October 29, 1995
I wish to congratulate The Times and Jack Peters for concise, informative, and beautifully descriptive accounts of the world championship between World Champion Garry Kasparov (of Russia) and challenger Viswanathan Anand (of India) over the course of the contest (Sept. 12-Oct. 11). Peters has a knack, unusual for chess journalists, of letting the average chess player understand the general strategic play as well as understand individual moves, unlike other chess journalists in the national press.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2010 | By Jack Peters
Position No. 6104: White to play and win. From the game Tornike Sanikidze-Alexander Fedorov, Dubai 2010. Solution to Position No. 6103: Black wins with 1… Nxa1 2 Qxa1 Qc2! 3 Rxc2 bxc2, setting up 4 … Rd1+. The world championship match, which began Saturday in Sofia, Bulgaria, will determine the champion for the next two years. There is a hefty prize fund of 2 million euros (about $2.7 million), of which the winner will receive 60%. But even more is at stake.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2010 | By Jack Peters
April 18, 2010 Position No. 6103: Black to play and win. From the game Darwin Yang-Irina Krush, Lubbock 2010. Solution to Position No. 6102: Not convincing is 1 . . . Rh6? 2 Rd1, but Black wins with 1 . . . Re3!, threatening mate with 2 . . . Rxg3+ 3 fxg3 Qf1+. If 2 Rxe3 dxe3 3 Re2, then 3 . . . Qf3+ 4 Kg1 Rh6 mates. If 2 Rd3, then 2 . . . Qe4+ 3 f3 Rexf3 4 Rgxf3 Rxf3 5 Rf3 Qxc2+ wins. And if 2 Qd1, Black leaves White helpless by 2 . . . Rxg3+ 3 fxg3 Qe4+ 4 Kg1 Qe3+ 5 Kg2 d3. For example, 6 a3 permits 6 . . . Qe4+ 7 Kg1 Rh6 8 Rg2 Qe3+ 9 Rf2 Rf6 10 Qd2 Rxf2 11 Qxf2 d2. The world championship match between champion Viswanathan Anand of India and Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria begins Friday in Sofia, Bulgaria.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2009 | By Jack Peters
Position No. 6082: White to play and win. From the game Yun Fan-Rusudan Goletiani, U.S. Women's Championship, St. Louis 2009. Solution to Position No. 6081: Black wins a piece with 1 . . . d5 2 Ne3 d4 3 Nc4 (or 3 Rxc7 dxe3+) b5. Former world champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia won the Tal Memorial in Moscow by scoring an undefeated 6-3. The round robin featured 10 of the world's top 13 stars. Kramnik, in his prime at age 34, seems fully recovered from losing the 2008 world championship match to Viswanathan Anand of India.
NEWS
September 27, 1995 | Jack Peters
Garry Kasparov notched his first victory of the 1995 Professional Chess Assn. world championship in the 10th game Tuesday in New York. The champion rebounded from Monday's loss to challenger Viswanathan Anand to tie the score at 5 to 5 in the best-of-20-game match. The winner will receive $1 million from Intel, the PCA sponsor. Tuesday's performance was Kasparov's best by far in this match.
NEWS
September 26, 1995 | Jack Peters
Viswanathan Anand defeated Garry Kasparov Monday in the ninth game of their Professional Chess Assn. match at the World Trade Center in New York. The win, the first in the best-of-20-game match, ends an unprecedented streak of draws. Anand now leads, 5 to 4. Most of the speculation about the string of draws centered on Kasparov's poor form and uncharacteristic timidity.
NEWS
September 12, 1995 | Jack Peters
The 1995 world chess championship opened quietly at the World Trade Center in New York Monday with an uneventful draw in the first game. The best-of-20-game match is being organized by the Professional Chess Assn., founded in 1993 by Garry Kasparov, 32, of Russia. Kasparov, who won the first PCA world championship in 1993, is defending his title against Viswanathan Anand, a 25-year-old grandmaster from India. Kasparov is a heavy favorite.
NEWS
July 16, 1995 | From Reuters
World chess champion Garry Kasparov of Russia wants to defend his title in New York on the observation deck of the 110-story World Trade Center because of the spectacular views, officials said Friday. New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani told reporters he had offered the Russian Grandmaster the opportunity to play at the top of the twin-tower building, a target of a fatal truck bomb attack in 1993. Kasparov is scheduled to defend his Professional Chess Assn.
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