Carlsen, Ding to join new chess league in DubaiReutersReigning world champion Ding Liren and top-ranked Magnus Carlsen are to participate in next month’s inaugural franchise-based Global Chess League (GCL), organizers said yesterday. Carlsen and Ding are to join as two of six “icon” players, along with Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand and Poland’s Jan-Krzysztof Duda. Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen poses for photographers at the Breakthrough Prize ceremony at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, California, on April 15. Chinese chess grandmaster Ding Liren speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Superbet Chess Classic Romania at the Grand Hotel Bucharest on May 11. Photo: EPA-EFEDubai also staged the 2021 Chess World Championship, when Carlsen won his fifth title.
Source: Taipei Times May 24, 2023 03:39 UTC