One has spent months working out in order to get in shape but is now feeding his brain with chocolate and cashew nuts. The other has brought his own chef, bodyguard and doctor, and has been preparing in the Gulf to get ready for the warmth of southern India.
'Larger-than-life' Malaysian company boss known as Fat Leonard is alleged to have worked with the commander of the Navy to move vessels around 'like chess pieces'
British fighter among the top contenders to fight American
And that man Godfrey Bloom protested that women were sometimes given preferential treatment in the workplace
On a night when Apple launched new MacPro, a new AirBook and no end of software bells and whistles, one subject is sure to dominate the post-keynote discussions: the bold and (most say) beautiful 'flat' design of the new iOS 7.
He forced both Fischer and Spassky down by the shoulders and told them, 'Play chess now!'
Ricardo Woods, 35, was found guilty of fatally shooting David Chandler in Cincinnati in October 2010
A clever, if necessarily limited, mix of gameplay styles
In our jaded post-Lance Armstrong world, even the sleepiest sports are not immune to the vigilance of the United States Anti-Doping Agency. After a week spent crouched low, kneepads on, caught fish stuffed in their trouser pockets, the winners of last week’s World Ice Fishing Championship were led to a room in the Plaza Hotel, Wausau, Wisconsin, to be tested for steroids and growth hormones.
Politician kicked out of game after odd winning streak is linked to scam involving dark glasses
There are not many artists who reignite their careers in their ninth decade, but the Pittsburgh-born pianist Ahmad Jamal, who comes to London's Barbican on 8 February, is really on a roll, at 82. The knockout title track from his latest album, Blue Moon, has been nominated for a Grammy and his London performance will be a showcase for the disc
Svetozar Gligoric was among the world's top 10 chess players during the 1950s and 1960s, and was considered one of the world's best players never to win the world championship, although he did go close.
Chess has featured, famously, in the work of artists for centuries.
A gifted young English chess player was physically assaulted and his family subjected to Islamophobic abuse by other parents during a recent competition in Austria, his father claims.
When he arrived illegally in France from Bangladesh aged seven, Fahim Mohammad was just another pawn in the great game of emigration and asylum-seeking.