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Calsen beats Anand to become the World Chess Champion

BBC News:

Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen has become the world champion, beating Indian title holder Viswanathan Anand.

Carlsen, 22, secured a draw to win the World Chess Championship in 10 games, with two left to play.

Carlsen won the match in Chennai, India, with a score of 6.5-3.5. The win means that Carlsen achieves the record of having the highest new rating of all time.

He could’ve easily become the youngest to secure the title, but you can’t challenge and get into a championship just like that. Congratulations, Carlson!

Update: Here’s a comprehensive list of games, their summaries and other stuff.

Kasparov to run for president

From chess.com:

On Monday night in Tallinn (Estonia) Garry Kasparov announced his candidacy for the 2014 FIDE Presidential Elections. The 13th World Champion aims to “revitalize FIDE with a focus on serving the national federations and raising the commercial profile of chess worldwide.”

They also have an exclusive interview with Kasparov about the decision.

The current president, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, has been on the position since 1995.

SCID in Ubuntu [Chess]

About one and half years back, I wrote about installing SCID in Ubuntu. (SCID is a free chess database application). For those who abhor building from source, Duncan Rosales has left a comment on that post saying that SCID is now available in the Ubuntu Software Center. Good news indeed! Just install by going to the Software Center and searching for SCID, or simply by typing in the terminal:

sudo apt-get install scid