Chess hits mainstream media on a daily basis now, something that several years ago was considered to be impossible. After Boris Becker and his games in London, now the Mind Sports Games hit the top of sports news in multiple countries.
RT.com cites the ex world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, “I’ve been playing chess for the biggest part of my life, since the age of five. And I’ve been dreaming of seeing chess as a big part of the Olympic movement.” RT reporters conclude that the Mind Sports Games are indeed a big step for chess to becoming an Olympic discipline.
LIVE Games with analysis – Men
LIVE Games with analysis – Women