A year ago we launched our new ‘KC-Review’ project. The pilot ‘KC-Review of 2011 with Sergey Shipov’ (in Russian) aroused great interest from chess fans (and even professionals). The project continued in early June, 2012 with the publication of the ‘KC-Review of the Anand-Gelfand 2012 World Championship match’ (in Russian).
And now Crestbook’s leading expert, Grandmaster Sergey Shipov, is answering questions from members of the KasparovChess forum about the sporting, creative, organisational and other aspects of 2012. Discussion of the resulting portrait of the year can be continued in a special thread on the KasparovChess forum.
New book by Judit Polgar
has just been published.
Great achievements often take a lifetime of preparation, but when these achievements are becoming the World Number 1 at the age of 12 and the youngest ever grandmaster at the age of 15 you have to start early!
In this very personal book Judit Polgar describes her early moments of success and the chess ideas she needed to master to achieve them.
This exceptional book is the beginning of a unique project where one of the greatest players of our time transforms her personal journey to the top into a roadmap for everyone who ever wanted to better themselves in the game of chess.
Read also KC-Conference with Judit Polgar
The World Chess Championship between Vishy Anand (India, 2791) and Boris Gelfand (Israel, 2727) will take place in the Engineering Building of the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow from 11 till 30 May, 2012. The two will play a match of 12 games, unless someone scores a decisive 6.5 points at an earlier stage. In case of a tie, there will be a rapid / blitz playoff to decide.
Time control: 120 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 60 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from the first move.
Days of play: 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26 and 28 May.
Colin McGourty and Dana Mackenzie are translating GM Sergey Shipov's online commentaries at Crestbook.
Colin McGourty’s translations first appear in real time at the special “live games” page of his site “Chess in Translation” and then can be found at the dedicated GM Sergey Shipov’s live commentary on the 2012 World Championship (Games 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 11).
Dana Mackenzie’s translations are initially at his chess blog and then can be found at their permanent locations:
International grandmaster Judit Polgar is the greatest female chess player of all time. She is ready to answer chess fans' questions as part of the Crestbook KC-Conferences project. You can ask the Hungarian queen about virtually anything!
Your questions for GM Judit Polgar can be submitted in English at
GM Sergey Shipov's article initially published in Crestbook's Russian section is now available in English at the premier chess site ChessBase:
In this article Crestbook's editor-in-chief analyses Rustam Kasimdzhanov's recent idea for getting rid of the drawn result in chess and discusses a new scoring system allowing for increasing the number of decisive games in tournaments and stimulating fighting play.
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