The past several weeks have been the busiest weeks for many chess fans and enthusiasts. Several top-level events happened like the World Junior Championship, Speed Chess Championships, Sinquefield Cup, and the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz, just to name a few.
Chess fans brought out their customized hoodies to support their favorite chess players. However, there was some news that we might have missed due to the excitement of these important matches. If you feel bad for not knowing about these events, then you are in luck. Here are some of the In Other News bits that you need to read.
David Llada is now the new editor-in-chief of American Chess Magazine
David Llada is one of the most renowned chess photographers. He used to contribute to El Mundo in Spain. However, he decided to focus on photography and attended many major international chess tournaments all over the world. His dedication and passion for the sport brought him to his new role in American Chess Magazines. Hopefully, we can see more of his presence in the next editions of the magazine.
Football Players Try Chess
Football training has never been easy. It usually takes a lot of time and full physical effort just to get the right strategy. However, the football team Girona FC tried a different tactic by deciding to add chess to their training regimen. General Manager David Anton of Girona FC, alongside his whole team, have started doing lessons on the basics of playing chess.
Girls in Scholastic Chess
In the world of chess, there are only a few women who have excelled and made their mark. However, The New Yorker did a very unique feature story of little girls competing in chess. The event was the 2018 All-Girls National which has held in Chicago. The New Yorker did not only highlight the tournament but they also talked about how these girls felt when they see their male counterparts.
Who is your bet for the World Chess Championships?
The World Chess Championships is fast approaching. People are now placing their bets on who they feel would be the next World Chess Champion. In partnership with Unibet, people can now place their bets on their website where they can possibly win real money. If you wish to place your bet, make sure to register to the sportsbook. You can even earn freebies when you register.
Documentary of 2018 Candidates’ soon to be released to the public
Dylan Quercia, an American chess teacher and filmmaker, will soon release a documentary about chess. Quercia and his team traveled to Berlin in the early first quarter of 2018. His documentary will feature all the candidates who aim to take up the challenge to become the next chess champion. Quercia had already released their trailer this month. Will your favorite player be in the documentary? Watch and find out!
Now that you are updated with the tidbits from “In Other News “, which one was your favorite?