World chess champion Norway’s Magnus Carlsen poses with the FIDE world chess championship trophy after beating challenger, US player Fabiano Caruana. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/ AFP/Getty Images

As Magnus Carlsen sat in his dressing room, euphoric and chatty after finally suppressing the stubborn resistance of Fabiano Caruana to retain his wor(...)

  Norway’s Magnus Carlsen hits the clock as he plays in the tie-break matches of the 2018 World Chess Championship against Fabiano Caruana  in London. Photograph: Getty Images

After nearly three weeks, the deadlock has been broken – finally Magnus Carlsen has successfully completed the third defence of a World Chess Champion(...)

Fabiano Caruana makes a move in the 12th match of the final against Norway’s World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. Photograph:  Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The world championship tilt between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana will be decided in a quickfire tie-breaker after Monday’s Game 12 ended in a 31(...)

Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana attend the press conference of the FIDE World Chess Championship. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

The last time an American challenged for the world chess championship it was seen as an almighty clash of civilisations: west versus east, capitalism (...)

President of St Louis Chess Club Rex Sinquefield (left) and Republican congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer at a special event held at United States Capitol Building in 2013 in Washington, DC. Photograph: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

Rex Sinquefield was once a passenger on the same international flight as the notoriously irascible grandmaster Bobby Fischer. For a chess nut, this pr(...)