The 2010 Chess Olympiad is underway in Siberia.
2500 year-old “Chess” pieces found in China. (source) Finding pieces is rarer than finding boards.
The Boston Globe covers the competition for the FIDE presidency. (source)
In anticipation of the event, incumbent Kirsan Ilyumzhinov offers to buy the NYC ground-zero location currently intended for an Islamic cultural center / mosque and instead build a Chess center. (source)