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Why are some chess championships defended while others have the champion starting from scratch?

For example, the World Chess Championship as of the past few cycles had a candidates to determine who faces the previous champion. Same with world women's chess championship (at least as of recently). ...
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Did Jovanka Houska defend women's british chess championship?

Harriet Hunt is the new women's british chess champion after jovanka houska won it the last 4 times in a row for a total of 9 times. Harriet is now a 5-time champion but last won the title in 1999 (22 ...
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Why is Jovanka Houska introduced as a WGM when she holds the more prestigious IM title?

I've been watching the Champions Chess Tour and find it strange that Jovanka Houska is always (at least whenever I am watching) introduced as a woman grandmaster. Now I have absolutely no problem with ...
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