IM Mariya Muzychuk is the new Women's World Champion. The Ukrainian lady beat WGM Natalija Pogonina in the second game of the final, which proved decisive after draws in games 3 and 4. Photo Eteri Kublashvili. In what has been described as a duel between “Miss Tactics” and the “Comeback Queen”, ...
Pretty awesome... the greatest chess player ever other than Fischer is still alive, and although retired, is going to play some chess against Nigel Short, who was Kasparov's challenger for his title as World Champion in 1993.
Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short will play a 10-game rapid and
blitz match in Saint Louis later this month. The “Battle of the Legends”, or “Clash
of the Aging Titans” as Short christened it, will recall both the 1993 World
Championship match and an 8-game blitz match played in Belgium in 2011. The
match will also serve as a curtain raiser for the new Golden League, an elite
series of tournaments backed by both Rex Sinquefield and Garry Kaspar...
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April Fools! In a stunning decision, World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen has decided to not only relocate permanently to Iceland, but also change federations with FIDE — effective immediately. This was announced today in a press release. “My parents love Iceland,” said Carlsen during a recent visit ...