Thursday, March 31, 2016
WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
The World Chess Championship 2016 will be held in New York City from November 11 - 30, 2016.
Sergey Karjakin, winner of the just completed Candidates Tournament, will face Magnus Carlson, current world champion.
To clinch victory in the Challenger's Tournament, Karjakin, from Russia, defeated American, Fabiano Caruana, who placed second.
Fabiano, incidentally, learned chess in a program at Temple Beth Elohim in Brooklyn. (Note: my Uncle, Rabbi Eugene Sack was the Rabbi there in the mid 1900's; my father painted the portraits of a number of the Rabbis there, which have been hanging in the Temple lobby; and I was Bar Mitzvahed there.)