Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Double world chess champion says she won't defend titles in Saudi Arabia because of kingdom's inequality...

It takes years of work, days of staring at a board and hours of agonising over individuals moves en route to becoming a world champion in chess. 
And it takes only a short-sighted decision from its governing body to ensure you lose that crown.
"In a few days I am going to lose two World Champion titles - one by one," Anna Muzychuk says. 
"Just because I decided not to go to Saudi Arabia."
Muyzchuk is the defending world champion in two disciplines of speed chess - rapid and blitz. In rapid, each players gets 15 minutes to complete all of their moves and in blitz it is just 10. Full story...

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