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.
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.
It's the year's top chess match. Starting on Friday, defending champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Sergey Karjakin will battle for the world championship. The chess scene is hoping for a successful show near Broadway.
World chess champion Magnus Carlsen will be defending his title this fall against his Russian challenger, Sergey Karjakin. The 25-year-old Norwegian tells DW how he wants to make chess more accessible to everyone.
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