The Amateur Eye – In the News

26-year-old Magnus Carlsen has successfully defended his world title.  He won using a problem like Queen sac.  Games will follow.

GM Mark Taimanov passed away at the age of 90.  He was Bobby Fischer’s first opponent in his run of famous matches winning 6-0. He was as terrific with music being a concert pianist.  He was a product of the cold war era and played many of the world-class players.

27th NATO Chess Championship was won by Poland ahead of Germany and Denmark.  The USA team finished in 4th place.

A new giant catalog featuring many beautiful sets,  boards, and tables was just completed and mailed to USCF members.

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