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Why is Jovanka Houska introduced as a WGM when she holds the more prestigious IM title?

I think an important aspect to consider is the audience of the show. For the Champions Chess Tour, chess24 has two English language shows; one with Houska and David Howell targeted to a more casual ...
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Why is Jovanka Houska introduced as a WGM when she holds the more prestigious IM title?

according to Wikipedia she also holds the more prestigious international master title It's perhaps worth starting by identifying the difference between an IM and WGM title. According to the latest ...
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Why are some chess championships defended while others have the champion starting from scratch?

Why are some chess championships defended while others have the champion starting from scratch? The simple answer is "History". The open chess world championship predates FIDE by many years ...
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