Posted in May 2010

Summer Chess Sizzler

I got an email from Tim Owens of the Dothan Chess Club. He wanted me to let everyone know about their upcoming tournament on June 26th. June 26, 2010 Summer Chess Sizzler Dothan, Alabama (2 hr 23 min drive from Tallahassee) Scholastic (unrated): 4 Round SS 3 Sections (min 3): K-5, K-8, K-12, G/15, EF:$5 Round … Continue reading

Anand Wins Game 12 and the Match!

Anand has successfully defended his World Champion title today in the final game of the match by beating Veselin Topalov. The opening was a classical Queen’s Gambit declined in a variation sometimes called the Lasker Defence. This was an exciting game to watch as Anand seemed to command the board. [Event “2010 World Chess Championship”] … Continue reading

Anand-Topalov Game 11 is a Draw

Anand changed to 1. c4 in today’s game which resulted in a Reverse Sicilian after Topalov replied 1. … e5. The game ended with a draw on move 65. The match remains tied at 5½-5½. There will be a rest day tomorrow and the 12th game will be played Tuesday. If the match is still … Continue reading

Fairview Middle School Chess Tournament

The Fairview chess club ran a 6 round swiss system tournament from April 14 through April 28th. Three players tied for first: Julian Lee-Sursin, Miles Nesbit, and Siddarth Keithreddy. David Weng was fourth. Club sponsor is Mark Dignan. Special thanks to Carla Reid, owner of the Black Dog Cafe, for her sponsorship in providing chess … Continue reading

Anand-Topalov Game 9 Ends in a Draw

What a game today. Winning chances for Anand. Time pressure for Anand. Final result was a draw. Will be interesting to analyze this one. [Event “2010 World Chess Championship”] [Site “Sofia, BLG”] [Date “2010.05.06”] [Round “9”] [White “Anand, V.”] [Black “Topalov, V.”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 … Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo Blitz Chess Tournament

We had a nice little turnout for our tournament last night. Five players competed in a double round robin. First place was split between Hugh Cline and Colin Dougherty, each with a score of 7-1. Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to those that participated. Mark your calendars now for our next “First … Continue reading

Topalov Wins Game 8, Ties the Match 4-4

Topalov won game 8. Anand continued to play the Slav Defense to the Queens Gambit and Topalov was able to win the ending. [Event “Anand-Topalov 2010 World Chess Championship”] [Site “Sofia, BLG”] [Date “2010.05.04”] [Round “8”] [White “Topalov, V.”] [Black “Anand, V.”] [Result “1-0”] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 … Continue reading