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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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World Chess Championship 2018: Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana – Game 11

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

The shortest round of this Championship ends with another draw.

“There’s a lot riding on the last game. It will be tense for both of us.” – Fabiano Caruana.

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World Chess Championship 2018: Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen – Game 10

Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana

“I felt that it was very close tonight. The problem is if I don’t mate I’m losing. So I was trying to find some middle ground and my time was running out. I don’t know. I was just so nervous, I couldn’t make it happen. It ended up just being nothing.” – Magnus Carlsen

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