Weekend Chess News Updates from Around the World
Everyone seems to be focused on the exciting London Chess Classic. So, here's a quick compilation of some chess news links that you could browse while watching the London Chess Classic Round 7 live at the official website.
Meanwhile, here are some of the top chess news links this weekend:
Astana Chess Federation holds chess tournament for veterans: The Astana Chess Federation is now actively popularizing chess in the capital. This time, veterans of war and labour clashed in the mind battle on the black-and-white board. Recently, the Federation has been organizing chess tournaments among students and government employees. The tournament, which was held under the Swiss system included seven rounds, was attended by more than a dozen of veterans of the Almaty district of the capital. The winners of the tournament sere awarded with diplomas and valuable gifts. The winner also gained the grand prize, the First Place Cup.
Lunch with the FT: Magnus Carlsen: The 22-year-old Norwegian is set to become the highest-rated chess player of all time. Martin Sandbu meets him in a Lebanese restaurant in London. High quality global journalism requires investment. It had not occurred to me that diet could be an important part of success at chess before I had lunch with the world’s number one chess player. But Magnus Carlsen’s nutritional needs caused some headaches. The first choice, a Chinese restaurant that is apparently one of Carlsen’s London favourites, turned out to be closed. The second, another Chinese in Soho the FT proposed as a substitute, was rejected by Carlsen the day before the lunch.
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