t's mind over matter for these Russian thrillseekers, who are taking CHESS to new, extreme levels. Not content with the confines of a cottage and roaring fire, they've plunged the sport into an ice bath.
American chess grand master Fabiano Caruana won the candidates tournament in Berlin and will now challenge world champion Magnus Carlsen in November. The Norwegian is looking to make his third title defense.
The world chess body said its Swiss accounts have been frozen because its president is subject to US sanctions. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, a Russian, has allegedly aided the Syrian regime.
Russia's young grandmaster Yuri Eliseev has died after falling from a balcony, apparently while attempting a parkour stunt. The twenty-year-old won the world under-16 chess championship in 2012.
Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has defeated Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin in tie-breakers at the World Chess Championships in New York. Carlsen remains the undisputed world champion since 2013.
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