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Aug 15, 2014

2 players die at Chess Olympiad in Norway

A major international chess tournament in northern Norway ended on a grim note, with one player dying in the middle of a game and another found dead in a hotel room, organizers said Friday. A 67-year-old member of the Seychelles team collapsed and di... #China #Switzerland #Rwanda #Norway #Uzbekistan #Seychelles

Aug 11, 2014

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

(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 vocal critic of Vladimir Putin, was the sole ch... #Syria #Vladimir Putin #Norway #NATO #Garry Kasparov #Muammar al-Qaddafi #World Chess Federation #Kalmykia Republic

Aug 15, 2014

Two players die at world chess event in Norway

Competitor dies in the middle of a match during Chess Olympiad in Norway and another is found dead in hotel room The most prestigious international tournament in chess, at which the world's top players compete alongside amateurs to win honours for th... #Switzerland #Norway #Seychelles #Europe