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Chilean songwriter Juga Di Prima expresses her love of chess through music
'Chess is a pond in which elephants can swim and a mosquito can drink' 

Chilean songwriter Juga Di Prima is a chess lover, but to express her passion for the infinite and complex game, she turns to music... 

Photo credit: World Chess final 2018 (Getty Images)
How Carlsen kept his World Chess Championship crown...after 50 hours!
Norway's world number one Magnus Carlsen retains his World Chess Championship after 12 draws and more than 50 hours of play - eventually beating Fabiano Caruana in a tie-breaker.

What does 'Armageddon' mean in a chess game?

The World’s top two players are facing off each other in Britain
The world chess championship is due to be decided later today in central London. The title-holder, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, is being challenged by American challenger Fabiano Caruana. The two chess grandmasters have spent November locked in stalemate, after 12 games and 12 draws. They now have to play a series of fast-paced tie-breakers, culminating in a game type known as "Armageddon". Top player and chess journalist, Malcolm Pein explained:

(Picture: Magnus Carlsen, the reigning World Chess Champion (R) and Fabiano Caruana, US Challenger playing the game in London. Credit: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for World Chess)
Trent Alexander-Arnold beaten by world chess champion
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold beaten by world chess champion in just 17 moves, despite Liverpool star having help from computer.