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Infographic: All World Chess Champions

world chess champions

We all know that Magnus Carlsen is the World Chess Champion, but who was the first one? And when? Even less is known about women champions. You probably have heard about Susan Polgar, but who is the current woman chess champion?

Infographic: Chess Players Titles and Ratings in 2019

Chess Players in 2019

Have you ever wondered just how many chess players are in the world? How many of them are women? And what’s with all the titles like chess master and international master? Who is the top chess player ever?

Infographic: Countries With Most Chess Grandmasters

countries with most chess grandmasters

Have you ever wondered which countries produced more chess grandmasters? Or in which countries are women more interested in chess? Is there a correlation between the population of the country and the number of grandmasters it produced?

Six Degrees of Separation and One Day More at the World Chess Championship

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The recent World Chess Championship made me think of two iconic phrases. The first phrase is “six degrees of separation,” which states that a chain of “friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in six steps. In this article, I’ll share my two-step connections to the challenger, Fabiano Caruana, and to former World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer. The second phrase is “One Day More,” which is both a song lyric and a song title from the musical Les Misérables.

World Chess Championship 2018: Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen – Tiebreaks

After three Rapid games and with as many wins, Magnus Carlsen retains his title for another two years.

World Chess Championship 2018: Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen – Game 12

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

Carlsen offers a draw from his superior position and Caruana accepts! This is quite disappointing.