Garry Kasparov

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 file photo, former chess world champion Garry Kasparov, right, and Anatoly Karpov, left, play an exhibition rematch in Valencia, Spain. Kasparov is hoping to oust the head of the World Chess Federation in a bitter contest on the sidelines of an international tournament in Norway. Kasparov, a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is challenging Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, a wealthy businessman known to be supported by the Russian president. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz, File)

Kasparov bid fails as chess body’s boss re-elected

HELSINKI (AP) — Former world champion Garry Kasparov failed in his bid to oust the eccentric longtime head of the World Chess Federation on Monday in a bitter contest steeped in Russian power plays. Kasparov, a […]


Norway'’s Magnus Carlsen smiles as he answers a question during a press conference after winning the match against India’s Viswanathan Anand during the Chess World Championship match in Chennai, India, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)

22-year-old Norwegian clinches chess world title

NEW DELHI (AP) — The world of chess has a new king, and it’s a 22-year-old who is as much at home posing for fashion shoots as he is pushing pawns. Magnus Carlsen of Norway […]



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