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Mike Rowbottom: As London awaits world chess title challenge the memories of Fischer and Spassky's Match of the Century still reverberate

Mike Rowbottom: As London awaits world chess title challenge the memories of Fischer and Spassky's Match of the Century still reverberate

Tomorrow, in central London, Norway's defending world chess champion Magnus Carlsen will start the defence of his title against US challenger Fabiano Caruana. The 12-game match will be played at The College, in Holborn, under the auspices of an international organisation with the most inapt of mottos, namely "Gens Una Sumus" - We Are One People.