With thousands of chess tournaments projected in 2020, millions of people are excited for the next year. So much is also going on in the online chess tournament with more and more organisations getting on board.
Most of the news making rounds these days are about the biggest upcoming chess tournaments in different countries.
Puzzle Battle World Championship 2020
To win a game of Chess Puzzle or Puzzle Chess, you need to know everything about the game. We mean everything from the pieces, rules, and strategic moves. Unlike the usual Chess game, Chess Puzzle is what you call an unorthodox puzzle.
Chess related puzzles are involved and all you have to do is figure them out and win the game or at least get a draw.
Puzzle Rush, one of the biggest chess puzzle platforms, will stage the World Championship in January 2020.
On the competition roster are the top chess puzzle players Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ray Robson, and Alireza Firouzja.
Wesley So’s Legacy
Chess Grandmaster Wesley So of the USA is making a lot of noise all over the globe. So, during the Speed Chess Championship So defeated French Grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave during the quarterfinals.
So is now being pegged to be a legend in the making. He is yet to face even bigger opponents in the near future. In his mid-20s, So is expected to represent the USA in the next World Chess Championship.
Japanese people find Chess hard
This is not something new. There have been reports before about Japanese people finding it hard to play and master the top board game in the world. Did you know that there are no Japanese grandmasters to date?
One of the biggest issues Japan is facing is the language barrier and the lack of big tournaments in the country. Experts say that Japan has several promising chess players but are not being well trained and guided due to these reasons. But they are optimistic about the future especially since Yumiko Hiebert became the president of the Japanese Chess Federation. Hiebert is now in contact with foreign leagues and organisations to help them produce the next Grandmasters of chess.