In February 2016, the world’s best chess player, Hikaru Nakamura, decided to give his life to the sport.
The man who is now known as “The Father of the World” had a brilliant career, winning the title of grandmaster three times.
He won seven world titles, including the 2009 World Championship.
But his career was never over.
He retired in 2014 after a record 12 years in the game.
And in 2016, it became clear that the best players in the sport were moving on to more exciting and lucrative careers.
In the years since, there have been plenty of changes to the chess world.
The chess world is now in the grip of a huge wave of talent that has only just begun to materialise.
What happened in 2016?
How many chess stars are on the move?
What is the future of the game?
What are the biggest chess trends?
Is it time to think about the game in a different way?
In his autobiography, Chess Is Magic, writer David Stapleton writes:It is an interesting time to be alive.
Chess has never been more exciting, and it is the ultimate test of human ambition.
It’s a time to ponder the meaning of life, to contemplate what is possible, to think of things we would rather forget, to question what we would do otherwise.
The best chess players of the past, present and future will not be the same.
What’s happening now?
It is hard to pinpoint the exact moment when the chess game was at its height, but there are a few clues.
In the early years of the 20th century, the chessboard was the most important tool of a modern professional player.
It was the world chess champion who would be crowned the world champion in 1891.
The World Chess Federation, the organisation responsible for running the sport, was founded in 1903.
In 1909, the World Championship was held in Stockholm.
The tournament was organised by the Swiss Chess Federation.
In 1917, the first World Championship chess match took place in Stockholm between the German Carlsen and the Austrian Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
The first world championship in a major tournament was held between the British and American chess champions in 1924.
The tournament that would take the chess scene to the next level was held at the World Congress in Moscow in 1929.
In 1932, the tournament between the American George Wills and the Russian Anatoly Karpov took place.
And then, in 1950, the inaugural world championship was held.
The event that would make the chess World the most exciting in the history of the sport was held on a battlefield in Moscow, between Soviet Union and the USSR.
The greatest chess players would play against each other for the first time in the skies over Europe.
And the most interesting chess players that have ever lived would be there.
In 1956, Garry Kasparov and Boris Spassky took part in a grand final match at the Winter Olympics.
The first major chess event that took place on a grand stage was in 1960 in Barcelona, Spain.
The next world championship that took the chess landscape to the highest level was hosted in Moscow at the time.
In 1963, the event that made the chess grand final in a big arena in Paris was held, at the end of the Summer Olympics.
The sport has never had a better opportunity to take shape in its current incarnation.
Where will it take us next?
When it comes to the future, the most likely place for chess to go is the modern sporting arena.
There are some who argue that chess is a sport that should be played in stadiums.
However, there is no evidence that the sport has become popular outside of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
And chess in the stadiums has always been less than spectacular.
So the best thing that can be done is to take chess out of stadiums.
In 2019, the game is to return to the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
But that would be a big step for the sport if the stadiums were to get crowded.
This is not a new idea.
The Olympics have had a number of stadiums built for the games.
The most famous was the Candidates’ Arena in Budapest, Hungary.
The stadium was also the venue for the 1956 Berlin Games.
In 1984, the stadium hosted the Candid Games, the European Games and the World Cup finals.
But it was in 1998 that the Candids moved to a new stadium in Budapest.
The new stadium was constructed for the Candido Cup, the final tournament of the Candidas’ championships.
The venue was named after the first woman to ever compete in the tournament, the former Russian national champion Vera Candido.
The Candid Stadium is named after Candido, a woman who made her Olympic debut in 1936 and played in all the World Cups.
The Candid stadium was originally named after one of the four Candids who won the Candidi Cup in 1964.
Candido played in the Cand