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World Chess Championship 2013

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:38 pm
by DNS
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:
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=12438

Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:47 pm
by Feathers
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

Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:49 pm
by reflection
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)

Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:45 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
I am still trying to work out the best next move for this game.

Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:17 am
by DNS
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:

Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:19 am
by reflection
Just take your king off the board and you can never be checkmated! :anjali:

Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:17 pm
by DNS
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/

Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:59 pm
by equilibrium
And what is the IQ of Magnus Carlsen?
"The 10 Smartest People Alive Today"
Who is smarter?.....do you think they are smarter or those who can escape samsara?

Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:39 pm
by DNS
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.
"The 10 Smartest People Alive Today"
Who is smarter?.....do you think they are smarter or those who can escape samsara?
Those who escape samsara. :thumbsup:

Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:17 pm
by DNS
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

Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:44 am
by chownah
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?
chownah

Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:11 am
by Dhammanando
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."

Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:45 am
by Kim OHara
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.

:toilet:
Kim

Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:46 am
by Kim OHara
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:thinking:

Re: World Chess Championship 2013

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:54 pm
by DNS
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