In some respects, it’s a Golden Age for chess. The Internet makes so many fun things possible, from online play to comprehensive up-to-date databases.
But it’s lacking compelling personalities, and it’s run by mad men.
How America Forgot About Chess – Santiago Wills – Entertainment – The Atlantic.
Game 1 of the World Championships, incidentally: Draw. The U.S. Championships also are underway.
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Magnus Carlson is starting to get some press. I saw him on Colbert and on 60 Minutes.
Kasparov is the last champion I whose personality I can remember. Of course I remember the world championship dividing up between organizations during that time, and that’s never good.