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.