Magnus Carlsen Retires!

In a stunning turn of events, Magnus Carlsen announced his retirement from chess after a loss to the unknown amateur Max Deutsch.

The two had played an exhibition game in Hamburg in 2017, which Carlsen won easily.

According to Youtube chess superstar Agadmator, Deutsch challenged Carlsen to a rematch, offering $1 million to charity if he lost, with the further condition that Carlsen would have to retire from chess if Deutsch won. Carlsen agreed, as you can see in this video.

Hmm, this reminds me of another game. As Ben Finegold would say: “Very suspicious!”

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In other chess news this day, FIDE announced a revision to the rules of chess, eliminating all draws.