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 a scarcity of motivation.
However Carlsen just isn’t going away and expects to proceed enjoying in occasions aside from the world championship. He’s enjoying Board 1 for Norway on the Chess Olympiad in Chennai, India.
By means of Monday, he was 6-0-3, however his crew was down in forty first place.
The event, thought of the world’s prime worldwide crew occasion, is often held each two years, however it has not been held in individual since 2018 due to 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 Worldwide Chess Federation. The present president, Arkady V. Dvorkovich of Russia, confronted Andrii Baryshpolets, a Ukrainian grandmaster who mentioned the struggle in Ukraine “was an impetus for me to combat for adjustments.”
However the outcome was a landslide: Dvorkovich obtained 157 votes to 16 for Baryshpolets.