After a victory in the US Chess Championship, Niemann says the game he just won "spoke for itself and showed the chess player that I am".
A young chess player, Hans Niemann, beat the top champion, Magnus Carlsen, in September. All hell broke loose when in a rematch within weeks Carlsen forfeited the game against Niemann after making just one move.
The 14-strong group, which includes eight minors, arrived in Murmansk, 1,480 kilometres north of Moscow, on March 12 to play opponents from Russia, Ireland and the Netherlands.
Fans of Magnus Carlsen question that chess number 1 should go for a new career at the Fantasy Premier League after his team rose to No. 1 in the world with Mohamed Salah scoring twice against Watford.
The government says about two million Ugandans live with disabilities and most have limited access to education, healthcare and employment but one academy hopes to change that.
27-year old Norwegian chess master Magnus Carlsen defeated Italian American rival Fabiano Caruana in a world championship decider by winning three successive rapid-chess tiebreakers.
Visas were denied to seven Israeli players who were to participate in a speed chess championship on December 26-30, says World Chess Federation official Israel Gelfer.
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