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World Chess Championship 2013

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:38 pm

Last year World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India defended his title by winning against Boris Gelfand of Israel. He has been world champion for about 8 years now.

Usually world championship matches are about 2 to 4 years apart, but fortunately we get to see another match after only one year this time. And it is a dream match-up. The great Anand vs. another chess prodigy and genius, Magnus Carlsen of Norway.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Che ... nship_2013

The match goes from November 9 to November 28 and it is being held in ("Mother") India (in Chennai).

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Che ... nship_2013

Last year I was hoping for a match like this. It could be one of the best match-ups ever. The only better one, which never materialized would have been Fischer vs. Kasparov (Fischer deceased in 2008).

Carlsen is only 22 years old and holds the highest chess elo rating ever, at 2870.

Here is last year's thread on the 2012 championship:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=12438
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby Feathers » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:47 pm

You should set up a dhamma wheel chess club :-) I used to play (even took part in some junior tournaments, although wasn't very good). Would love to get back into it, but most chess clubs seem a bit more competitive/good than I am :p
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby reflection » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:49 pm

Looking forward to it! I can probably follow a few matches before I'm off to a retreat. (which I'm looking forward to even more)
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:45 pm

I am still trying to work out the best next move for this game.
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:17 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:I am still trying to work out the best next move for this game.


Hi Ven.

If this is the position (see board 3) in this link:

http://www.empireonline.com/features/se ... h-analysis

Then the next best move is Bxb3 and white (the Knight in the movie) should have won from there, but apparently he was not that good of a player since he lost that won position.

If you mean beating death (Mara), then the next best move is:

B-OS

(Bishop to the other shore) :tongue:
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby reflection » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:19 am

Just take your king off the board and you can never be checkmated! :anjali:
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:17 pm

Two people on the list of "The 10 Smartest People Alive Today" are chess grandmasters / champions:

Gary Kasparov: I.Q. = 190
Judit Polgar: I.Q. = 170

http://www.superscholar.org/smartest-people/
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby equilibrium » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:59 pm

And what is the IQ of Magnus Carlsen?

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Who is smarter?.....do you think they are smarter or those who can escape samsara?
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:39 pm

equilibrium wrote:And what is the IQ of Magnus Carlsen?


I don't think he has been tested. When asked he said he didn't know. I imagine it is probably around 180-190 + considering that he solved puzzles at a very young age and was a chess prodigy.

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Who is smarter?.....do you think they are smarter or those who can escape samsara?


Those who escape samsara. :thumbsup:
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:17 pm

Carlsen might be worried about getting Deli-Belly. He has brought in his own personal chef to Chennai for the match.

http://sports.ndtv.com/othersports/ches ... ampionship
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby chownah » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:44 am

David N. Snyder wrote:Two people on the list of "The 10 Smartest People Alive Today" are chess grandmasters / champions:

Gary Kasparov: I.Q. = 190
Judit Polgar: I.Q. = 170

http://www.superscholar.org/smartest-people/

What was Deep Blue's IQ?
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby Dhammanando » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:11 am

chownah wrote:What was Deep Blue's IQ?


Zero


    "Getting a chess machine to learn from its own mistakes is an appealing idea. It has been tried in the past, but with limited success. "The problem," Campbell explains, "is that when you lose a game, the machine doesn't know what move was the wrong one. It could have been the fourth move or the next-to-last, so it doesn't know what move it has to correct, and determining the reason for the loss and generalizing it to other positions is even more difficult."

    In contrast, Deep Blue has no learning ability once its values are chosen by its programmers; it carries out exactly the evaluations hardwired into it. So, in any dictionary definition, as well as in the eyes of its creators, Deep Blue has no intelligence at all."
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:45 am

David N. Snyder wrote:Carlsen might be worried about getting Deli-Belly. He has brought in his own personal chef to Chennai for the match.

http://sports.ndtv.com/othersports/ches ... ampionship

Sorry, deli-belly is a strictly Western affliction.
Delhi-belly, of course, is something else ... victims are typically incontinent on the subcontinent.

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:46 am

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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:54 pm

Game 1, Carlsen–Anand, ½–½

Carlsen aimed for a quiet position hoping for a long game where he could wear down his opponent, but he was soon forced to accept a threefold repetition ending the game in a draw after 16 moves.

Neo-Grünfeld Defence

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.d4 c6 5.0-0 Nf6 6.b3 0-0 7.Bb2 Bf5 8.c4 Nbd7 9.Nc3 dxc4 10.bxc4 Nb6 11.c5 Nc4 12.Bc1 Nd5 13.Qb3 Na5 14.Qa3 Nc4 15.Qb3 Na5 16.Qa3 Nc4 ½–½
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:19 pm

Game 2, Anand-Carlsen, ½–½

Anand opened with e4, and Carlsen chose to respond with the Caro–Kann Defence, his first time doing so in a competitive match since 2011. Anand employed a variation, with his 14th move - a queen-side castle (0-0-0). This was followed by a knight exchange in the centre, with Carlsen then advancing his queen to d5. This enabled a trade, and, to the surprise of commentators and the audience, Anand accepted the trade, rather than pressing forward with 18.Qg4. The resulting endgame was balanced; Anand exerting pressure on Carlsen's pawn shield, by placing his rooks on the kingside - forcing a repetition of moves and a draw.

Caro–Kann Defence

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 e6 8.Ne5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 Nd7 11.f4 Bb4+ 12.c3 Be7 13.Bd2 Ngf6 14.O-O-O O-O 15.Ne4 Nxe4 16.Qxe4 Nxe5 17.fxe5 Qd5 18.Qxd5 cxd5 19.h5 b5 20.Rh3 a5 21.Rf1 Rac8 22.Rg3 Kh7 23.Rgf3 Kg8 24.Rg3 Kh7 25.Rgf3 Kg8 ½–½

Match score: 1-1 (two draws)
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:03 pm

Game 3, Carlsen–Anand, ½–½

Réti Opening, King's Indian Attack (ECO A07)

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 g6 3.c4 dxc4 4.Qa4+ Nc6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.Nc3 e5 7.Qxc4 Nge7 8.0–0 0–0 9.d3 h6 10.Bd2 Nd4 11.Nxd4 exd4 12.Ne4 c6 13.Bb4 Be6 14.Qc1 Bd5 15.a4 b6 16.Bxe7 Qxe7 17.a5 Rab8 18.Re1 Rfc8 19.axb6 axb6 20.Qf4 Rd8 21.h4 Kh7 22.Nd2 Be5 23.Qg4 h5 24.Qh3 Be6 25.Qh1 c5 26.Ne4 Kg7 27.Ng5 b5 28.e3 dxe3 29.Rxe3 Bd4 30.Re2 c4 31.Nxe6+ fxe6 32.Be4 cxd3 33.Rd2 Qb4 34.Rad1 Bxb2 35.Qf3 Bf6 36.Rxd3 Rxd3 37.Rxd3 Rd8 38.Rxd8 Bxd8 39.Bd3 Qd4 40.Bxb5 Qf6 41.Qb7+ Be7 42.Kg2 g5 43.hxg5 Qxg5 44.Bc4 h4 45.Qc7 hxg3 46.Qxg3 e5 47.Kf3 Qxg3+ 48.fxg3 Bc5 49.Ke4 Bd4 50.Kf5 Bf2 51.Kxe5 Bxg3+ ½–½

Match score: 1.5-1.5 (three draws)

According to some commentators, Anand possibly missed a chance for a victory.
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby reflection » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:43 pm

I feel Anand was the better player, but we'll see how it develops. The press conferences at the end are some of the most lamest things ever. Empty questions and empty answers. :jumping:
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby Samma » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:33 am

Seems like draws are extremely common...
just like tic-tac-toe :jumping:
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Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:39 am

Samma wrote:Seems like draws are extremely common...
just like tic-tac-toe :jumping:


Especially at this level. It is quite likely that the winner of the match might be the one who wins (a game) first. After that, that player would play it very safe and defensively, playing for draws the rest of the match to win 6.5 - 5.5.
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