The chess world was left reeling by the shock announcement final month that its greatest star, Magnus Carlsen, would give up his world title, citing an absence of motivation.
But Carlsen is just not going away and expects to proceed enjoying in occasions apart from the world championship. He is enjoying Board 1 for Norway on the Chess Olympiad in Chennai, India.
Through Monday, he was 6-0-3, however his group was down in forty first place.
The match, thought of the world’s prime worldwide group occasion, is generally held each two years, however it has not been held in individual since 2018 as a result of of the coronavirus pandemic.
Uzbekistan led the open competitors with a day to go, and India was forward within the ladies’s occasion.
The occasion was additionally the positioning of the election for president of the International Chess Federation. The present president, Arkady V. Dvorkovich of Russia, confronted Andrii Baryshpolets, a Ukrainian grandmaster who stated the battle in Ukraine “was an impetus for me to fight for changes.”
But the consequence was a landslide: Dvorkovich acquired 157 votes to 16 for Baryshpolets.