Monday, October 1, 2007
As you all no doubt know by know, Anand is the new world chess championship, to some of us at least :) Congratulations to Anand for playing fine chess to win the Mexican tournament. Guess chess isn't such a young man's game after all, heh heh heh. This is really big news in India, of course, and I expect the game will surge even more there now in popularity. There is an interview with Susan Polgar published in the International Herald Tribune yesterday. The October, 2007 FIDE Ratings List came out today. Anand is #1 on the list with 2803, the second time he has achieved a rating of 2800 or better. Ivanchuk, who was chewing up every chess board in sight, or so it seemed, during the past three or four months, increased his rating by 25 points, to 2787, and takes over the #2 spot. Not to be outdone, Koneru Humpy pushed her rating to 2606 by adding 28 points over the past 3 months. Well done, Humpy! Only Judit Polgar exceeds her ELO on the Women's List.