International grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has asked for a postponement for his world champion match at Sofia against international grandmaster Veselin Topalov owing to the his being delayed by the air traffic snarls in Europe. The Bulgarian Chess Federation has ruled against any postponement. (source) Update: He made it on time, after all.

They will be digging up Bobby Fischer’s body from his grave in order to settle a legal squabble among his heirs. (source)

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