Questions tagged [world-championship]

For all questions related to the World Chess Championship: its holders, contestants, history, etc.

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First World Championship game with symmetrical position and one file completely occupied?

After 8 moves in today's game between Carlsen and Nepomniatchi this position was reached: [fen "r2qk2r/pppb1ppp/3b4/3p4/3P4/3B4/PPPB1PPP/R2QK2R w - - 0 1"] The position is perfectly ...
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World championship 2021: Game 10: Why was it a draw?

Game: https://lichess.org/broadcast/world-chess-championship-2021/game-10/RwhGwnPX I assume that the players agreed for a draw because they are GMs and both are capable of playing perfect game. But I ...
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Job of chess world champions and famous chess masters

Can anyone explain what has been the job of chess world champions and famous chess masters from the era of Wilhelm Steinitz to Carlsen? Has winning the tournaments or advertisement or selling chess-...
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What did FIDE do/say in response to Magnus Carlsen's non-participation in the candidates match for the 2011 world championship?

In Why did Magnus Carlsen drop out of World Championship in 2011? we see magnus said After careful consideration I’ve reached the conclusion that the ongoing 2008–2012 cycle does not represent a ...