The Bulgarian organizers of the recent world Chess championship match between Anand and Topalov have sued Chessbase for “violation of copyright” for reporting on the matches in progress. The argument has something to do with databases and copyright, but the idea is that they promised their sponsors exclusive coverage. (source) Morons.

The LA Times reports on the Chess Grand Prix and how it has failed in its original aim to select challengers for the world championship. (source)

And in continuing coverage of the succession to the presidency of FIDE, FIDE has sued Antoly Karpov, pretender to the presidency, for libel, after Karpov described the organization and its current leaders as corrupt. (source)