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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.
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June 20, 2010 | Jack Peters
Timur Gareyev, an Uzbek grandmaster who attends the University of Texas in Brownsville, won the National Open last weekend in Las Vegas. Gareyev yielded a first-round draw to IM Joe Bradford of Texas but won his next five games. He was particularly tough on Southern Californians, inflicting defeats on IM Andranik Matikozyan and, in the final round, GM Varuzhan Akobian. Tied for second at 5-1 were Akobian and GMs Arthur Kogan (Israel), Alex Lenderman (New York) and Alejandro Ramirez (Costa Rica)
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November 3, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Garry Kasparov, the brilliant and volatile reigning champion of chess for the last 15 years, lost his title Thursday night to a former pupil and fellow Russian who was a schoolboy when the master rose to power. Kasparov's stunning defeat at West London's Riverside Studios left admirers slack-jawed and stuttering to explain how the king--still just 37 years old--could let his crown fall to upstart Vladimir Kramnik.
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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.
SPORTS
September 30, 2006 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
The genteel world of chess spun out of control at the world championship final in recent days in Elista, Russia, with finger-pointing and accusations flying, closely resembling a normal week in the NFL. Whatever happened to the gentleman's game? Well, too many visits to the Gents room, it seems.
NEWS
November 3, 2000 | JACK PETERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Garry Kasparov lost his world championship crown Thursday, he succeeded at prophecy: Years ago, he said that Vladimir Kramnik would replace him at the top someday. That day came sooner and more forcefully than Kasparov may have expected. Kramnik dethroned him in the Braingames Network world championship with another draw in the 15th game of the 16-game series, bringing the overall score to 8 1/2-6 1/2 and clinching victory. Kramnik, 25, won two games and drew the rest.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2009 | By Jack Peters
Position No. 6083: White to play and win. From the game Leonardo Tristan-Rinat Jumabayev, World Junior Championship, Puerto Madryn 2009. Solution to Position No. 6082: White gains a piece by 1 h7! Rg7 2 Rxg2 Rxg2 3 Be4. The World Blitz Championship in Moscow assembled 22 leading grandmasters for a three-day extravaganza of speed chess. Each player had three minutes, plus a bonus of two seconds per move, to complete a game. This time limit has supplanted five minute games as the standard for blitz.
NEWS
May 4, 2001 | JACK PETERS, INTERNATIONAL MASTER
May 4, 2001 Position #5636: Black to play and win. From the game Svidler--Korchnoi, Zurich 2001. Solution to Position #5635: White wins a piece with 1 d5! cxd5 2 Nd4 Qe5 3 Nxf5 Bxe3 4 Nxe3, as 4 . . . d4 allows 5 Bxb7. If 1 . . . Qe4, then 2 Nh4 Qb4+ 3 c3 Qxb2 4 Bxh6 wins. INTERNATIONAL NEWS World champion Vladimir Kramnik defeated his predecessor, Garry Kasparov, to win a tournament of 25-minute chess last weekend in Zurich, Switzerland.
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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
June 20, 2010 | Jack Peters
Timur Gareyev, an Uzbek grandmaster who attends the University of Texas in Brownsville, won the National Open last weekend in Las Vegas. Gareyev yielded a first-round draw to IM Joe Bradford of Texas but won his next five games. He was particularly tough on Southern Californians, inflicting defeats on IM Andranik Matikozyan and, in the final round, GM Varuzhan Akobian. Tied for second at 5-1 were Akobian and GMs Arthur Kogan (Israel), Alex Lenderman (New York) and Alejandro Ramirez (Costa Rica)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2010 | By Jack Peters
Position No. 6088: Black to play and win. From the game Michael Hennigan-Roland Berzinsh, London 2009. Solution to Position No. 6087: White wins a piece with 1 Qh8+ Rg8 2 Rh6! Rxh8 3 Rxh8+ Ke7 4 Rdh1 Kd7 5 R1h7+ Qe7 6 Rxe7+ Kxe7 7 Rxb8. If 2 . . . Nd7, then 3 Rdh1 sets up 4 Qxg8+. White can refute the counterattack 2 . . . Qxe4 by either 3 Qxf6+ Ke8 4 Qe6+ or 3 Rxf6+ Ke7 4 Re6+ Qxe6 5 Qh7+ Qf7 6 Re1+ Kf8 7 Qh6+ Rg7 8 Qxd6+ Kg8 9 Qxb8+ Qf8 10 Re8. After the turbulent 1990s, the world of chess needed a calmer period.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2009 | By Jack Peters
Position No. 6083: White to play and win. From the game Leonardo Tristan-Rinat Jumabayev, World Junior Championship, Puerto Madryn 2009. Solution to Position No. 6082: White gains a piece by 1 h7! Rg7 2 Rxg2 Rxg2 3 Be4. The World Blitz Championship in Moscow assembled 22 leading grandmasters for a three-day extravaganza of speed chess. Each player had three minutes, plus a bonus of two seconds per move, to complete a game. This time limit has supplanted five minute games as the standard for blitz.
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.
SPORTS
September 30, 2006 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
The genteel world of chess spun out of control at the world championship final in recent days in Elista, Russia, with finger-pointing and accusations flying, closely resembling a normal week in the NFL. Whatever happened to the gentleman's game? Well, too many visits to the Gents room, it seems.
NEWS
June 1, 2001 | JACK PETERS, INTERNATIONAL MASTER
June 1 Position No. 5640: White to play and win. From the game Nijboer--Bischoff, Essen 2001. Solution to Position No. 5639: Black wins with 1 . . . Qxe4 2 Qxe4 Rxd1+. INTERNATIONAL NEWS Another elite tournament has turned into a two-man race between world champion Vladimir Kramnik and his predecessor, Garry Kasparov. Both have won several impressive games without a single loss in the first eight rounds of a double round robin in Astana, Kazakhstan.
NEWS
May 4, 2001 | JACK PETERS, INTERNATIONAL MASTER
May 4, 2001 Position #5636: Black to play and win. From the game Svidler--Korchnoi, Zurich 2001. Solution to Position #5635: White wins a piece with 1 d5! cxd5 2 Nd4 Qe5 3 Nxf5 Bxe3 4 Nxe3, as 4 . . . d4 allows 5 Bxb7. If 1 . . . Qe4, then 2 Nh4 Qb4+ 3 c3 Qxb2 4 Bxh6 wins. INTERNATIONAL NEWS World champion Vladimir Kramnik defeated his predecessor, Garry Kasparov, to win a tournament of 25-minute chess last weekend in Zurich, Switzerland.
NEWS
June 1, 2001 | JACK PETERS, INTERNATIONAL MASTER
June 1 Position No. 5640: White to play and win. From the game Nijboer--Bischoff, Essen 2001. Solution to Position No. 5639: Black wins with 1 . . . Qxe4 2 Qxe4 Rxd1+. INTERNATIONAL NEWS Another elite tournament has turned into a two-man race between world champion Vladimir Kramnik and his predecessor, Garry Kasparov. Both have won several impressive games without a single loss in the first eight rounds of a double round robin in Astana, Kazakhstan.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2010 | By Jack Peters
Position No. 6088: Black to play and win. From the game Michael Hennigan-Roland Berzinsh, London 2009. Solution to Position No. 6087: White wins a piece with 1 Qh8+ Rg8 2 Rh6! Rxh8 3 Rxh8+ Ke7 4 Rdh1 Kd7 5 R1h7+ Qe7 6 Rxe7+ Kxe7 7 Rxb8. If 2 . . . Nd7, then 3 Rdh1 sets up 4 Qxg8+. White can refute the counterattack 2 . . . Qxe4 by either 3 Qxf6+ Ke8 4 Qe6+ or 3 Rxf6+ Ke7 4 Re6+ Qxe6 5 Qh7+ Qf7 6 Re1+ Kf8 7 Qh6+ Rg7 8 Qxd6+ Kg8 9 Qxb8+ Qf8 10 Re8. After the turbulent 1990s, the world of chess needed a calmer period.
NEWS
November 3, 2000 | JACK PETERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Garry Kasparov lost his world championship crown Thursday, he succeeded at prophecy: Years ago, he said that Vladimir Kramnik would replace him at the top someday. That day came sooner and more forcefully than Kasparov may have expected. Kramnik dethroned him in the Braingames Network world championship with another draw in the 15th game of the 16-game series, bringing the overall score to 8 1/2-6 1/2 and clinching victory. Kramnik, 25, won two games and drew the rest.
NEWS
November 3, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Garry Kasparov, the brilliant and volatile reigning champion of chess for the last 15 years, lost his title Thursday night to a former pupil and fellow Russian who was a schoolboy when the master rose to power. Kasparov's stunning defeat at West London's Riverside Studios left admirers slack-jawed and stuttering to explain how the king--still just 37 years old--could let his crown fall to upstart Vladimir Kramnik.
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