Oct 1, 2005

The inventor gets his due

N. U. ABILASH COMMON sense, sometimes, can be a glorious aberration. If it were the sole guiding light, one would be led to believe that ...

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The inventor gets his due

N. U. ABILASH COMMON sense, sometimes, can be a glorious aberration. If it were the sole guiding light, one would be led to believe that ...

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Alexander Morozevich (Russia)

RAKESH RAO World ranking: 14. Rating: 27-7. Date of birth: July 18, 1977 KNOWN to adopt ...

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Michael Adams (England)

RAKESH RAO World ranking: 13. Rating: 2719. Date of birth: November 11, 1971. THE best ...

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Judit Polgar (Hungary)

RAKESH RAO World ranking: 8. Rating: 2735. Date of birth: July 23, 1976. THE strongest ...

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Facts and figures

Chronology of World Chess Champions: 1886-1894: Wilhelm Steinitz (Austria/USA). 1894-1921: Emmanuel Lasker (Germany).

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Rustam Kasimdzhanov (Uzbekistan)

RAKESH RAO World ranking: 35. Rating: 2670. Date of birth: December 5, 1979.

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Peter Leko (Hungary)

RAKESH RAO World ranking: 4. Rating: 2763. Date of birth: September 8, 1979. THE ...

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Peter Svidler (Russia)

RAKESH RAO World ranking: 7. Rating: 2738. Date of birth: June 17, 1976. A FOUR-TIME ...

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It could well be a three-horse race

RAKESH RAO THE 12-year-old mess in the chess world looks set to get cleared. Come October 16, an ...

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Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria)

RAKESH RAO World ranking: 3. Rating: 2788. Date of birth: March 15, 1975. ENJOYING a ...

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Viswanathan Anand (India)

RAKESH RAO World ranking: 2. Rating: 2788. Date of birth: December 11, 1969. THE oldest ...

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Enough incentive, nothing to show

KAMESH SRINIVASAN INDIAN tennis missed yet another good opportunity to take a step towards the big league. The Asian Tennis Championship ...

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Higher work ethics required

There may be many suggestions to improve, but there is nothing like getting back to the basics. WHILE there have been numerous ...

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Eriksson and England

ERIKSSON should go; that's obvious. But Eriksson can't go, cannot be got rid of, because the asinine Football Association cannot afford to pay ...

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No magic or mystery in nets session

IF the Indians are doing anything different under Chappell it is not evident on the surface. They are training in the practice area at the ...

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The disquieting rage of Rooney

ROHIT BRIJNATH WAYNE ROONEY, it is written, once swore at a referee a 100 times in a match. That's more ...

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Beyond the boundary

Laxman considered every delivery with such circumspection that it seemed inconceivable that the same man had reduced the powerful Aussie attack ...

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Ashen India, England & the Ashes

RAJU BHARATAN EVEN as Michael Vaughan's England demonstrably deserved The Ashes, Sourav's India plunged ...

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When leggies ruled the roost

GULU EZEKIEL SOUTH AFRICA'S early years in Test cricket were difficult ones. It lost ten of the 11 since ...

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Formula for success

K. P. MOHAN CALL it overconfidence or call it self-belief, there is this streak in Bobby George that ...

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Pathan's passion

Pathan is a gifted bowler. He has a very natural outswinger and can reverse the ball late. He can also bowl long spells and has the liking for ...

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The class of Federer

Sir, — A six-member panel of tennis experts assembled by the Associated Press, at the end of 1999, voted Laver, Sampras and Tilden, in that ...

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The Greg-Sourav row

"CHAPPELL is a genius; Sourav is much below him in stature." This assessment of Raj Singh Dungarpur, former President of the Board of Control ...

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The face-off

By revealing the gist of a pre-first Test team meeting, Ganguly broke an unwritten team rule, writes S. DINAKAR. COACH Greg Chappell ...