Obviously the title of this article does not refer to the man on the right in the photo above — Garry Kasparov, the former World Champion. Instead, this game-of-the-day feature is about the other man — Silvio Danailov, the manager of Veselin Topalov, another former World Champion. In the following game, Danailov beats a world-class player, and he does it easily.
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Jul 30
One hundred years ago, top players did not compete very often. But when they did, they did not show any effects of rust, as World Chess’s columnist shows in his weekly column.
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The field includes some top players and a couple of them have produced really exciting games.
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Romain Edouard has struggled in the last couple of years, but he is still young and as is clear in the following game he can still play superbly.
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White is surprised in the opening, handles it badly and then spends the rest of the game trying to squirm out of trouble. He creates such chaos on the board that finally Black goes astray.
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In the 1990s, a fight between Garry Kasparov, the World Champion, and the World Chess Federation led to a split in the chess world and, ultimately, competing claims for the title.
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All three games on the last day of the tournament were drawn.
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Ian Nepomniachtchi is one of a cadre of strong Russian players who sometimes are overlooked because there is so much talent in Russia. But at a recent super tournament in China, he reminded everyone of how well he can play.
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He clinched the title in the penultimate round and did something he had never done before — beat Anish Giri at a classical time control.
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A match between Boris Gelfand, 48, and Ernesto Inarkiev, 30, was dominated by the older grandmaster.
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After an easy draw in Round 8 with Black, Carlsen retained his lead in the Bilbao Masters Final.
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