Sochi World Chess Championship

Another Draw at Sochi’s World Chess Championship as Carlsen Prefers Safety to Adventure

 November 22, 2014   R K Gupta

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The 10th Game was the seventh draw in the ongoing World Chess Championship match at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. Game 2 and 6 have been won by Magnus Carlsen and Game 3 by Anand. In the drawn Games, there have been some close calls and some anxious moments but no clear position […]

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World Chess Championship Enters a Fascinating New Phase at Sochi after Draws in Games 4 & 5

 November 15, 2014   R K Gupta

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On Wednesday and Friday at the World Chess Championship in Sochi, Games 4 and 5 ended in draws. But these were not the boring and goalless draws of a football match. After the decisive outcomes of games 2 and 3, the next two games played on either side of Thursday’s rest day were truly exciting. On […]

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The Chennai Tiger Bites Back: In Game 3 at Sochi, Carlsen Gets Crushed by Anand

 November 13, 2014   R K Gupta

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In a sudden turnaround, Indian challenger Vishy Anand roared back into reckoning in Game 3 at Sochi’s World Chess Championship with an emphatic victory over titleholder Magnus Carlsen. The match is now tied at 1½-1½ and 9 games remain in the championship. Playing with white, it was a must-win situation for Anand or else, his […]

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Carlsen Looking Ominous After Crushing Anand In Game 2 at Sochi

 November 11, 2014   R K Gupta

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Predictability is such an important factor for business managers that they use it to great effect in market-based situations. It is not a mere hunch but it has its basis on sound logic and statistical probability. The same predictability, however, can become a huge liability in the game of chess! In the ongoing World Chess […]

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64 Squares, 32 Pieces, 2 Great Minds but There Will be Just 1 Champion at Sochi

 November 2, 2014   R K Gupta

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For those, who follow Vishy Anand, the FIDE World Chess Championship encounter at Sochi between Magnus Carlsen and the Chennai Tiger is very eagerly awaited. It has been one year since the Norwegian outsmarted Anand at Chennai with a relatively heavy margin of 6½–3½ and displaced the Indian to become the new World Chess Champion. […]

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Hamilton-Rosberg Help Mercedes Win Constructors’ Championship at Sochi

 October 20, 2014   R K Gupta

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In recording his 4th consecutive F1 GP win on October 12 in the Russian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton enhanced his lead over his nearest rival Nico Rosberg. Hamilton began his latest turnaround at Italy’s Auto-dromo-di-Monza circuit on September 7 and his fourth successive triumph at Sochi’s picturesque Winter Olympic Park, took his career victories to […]

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Curtain Comes Down on Sochi Winter Olympics

 February 28, 2014   R K Gupta

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For 17 days, Russian Black-Sea resort of Sochi was abuzz with excitement with nearly 3000 participants from 88 countries converging there for XXII Winter Olympics. While the show ended with a glittering ceremony on February 23, 2014, memories of Sochi will remain etched forever. It was an extravagant last show in Fisht Stadium, which also […]

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Russian Ice Hockey team disappoints an expectant home nation

 February 21, 2014   John Welsh

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When Russian president Vladimir Putin spent a reported £30 billion to allow the staging of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, he and a nationwide audience may have expected a better display from the nation’s ice hockey team. After starting the tournament as second favourites behind Canada, an unexpected 3-1 quarter-final defeat by Finland was […]

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