Today is round 6 of the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway. As we enter round 6, Azerbaijan, Serbia, and Kazakhstan are in the top 3 spots and will face off against Georgia, Bulgaria, and Cuba respectively. The match to watch for today, though, should be the one between Magnus Carlsen, ranked #1 in the world, and rival Fabiano Caruana, who is ranked #3. You don’t see two people this skilled at something compete against each other every day.
Coverage starts at 9AM ET.
- New chess rules went into effect recently
- Magnus Carlsen was the first man to win the chess Triple Crown, but not the first person
- People in 1859 thought that newfangled chess contraption was rotting their kids’ minds