We had several memorable moments in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Game 6 was a record-breaking marathon–the longest chess game ever played in a championship match.
Maurice Ashley is a 55-year-old Jamaican-American chess Grandmaster (GM), author and commentator. In 1999, he earned the GM title, making him the first Black person to do so.
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Vishy Anand and Anna Muzychuk broadcast all the games live at the World Chess Championship in Dubai. During their breaks, they were accessible, engaging, and conversational.
The 2021 World Chess Championship was not without a moment of political controversy. Alexandra Botez, born September 24, 1995, is an American-Canadian chess player and a social media commentator, a Twitch streamer, and a YouTuber along with her younger sister Andrea.
As early as January 2019, media articles addressed alleged “modern day slavery” in the UAE. The articles alleged migrants from impoverished, rural communities in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines and so forth replied to advertisements “recruiting” them to work in the UAE for low wages, long hours and simple room and board–for a price!
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