After alleged world title ‘blunderfest,’ chess world turns to St. Louis

The fun thing about watching chess in the Internet age is that you have no shortage of ideas about what’s going on. Yesterday, around move 40 of the 12th and final game in the World Chess Championship, defending champion Vishy Anand had either all but officially retained his title, blundered away his advantage, come up with some diabolical plan or run off to a corner to sing Carry On My Wayward Son in a fetal position. Former world’s women champion Susan Polgar was among those who thought Anand had blown it on move 40, which was the last move before … Continue reading After alleged world title ‘blunderfest,’ chess world turns to St. Louis