This was the match all the journalists had been waiting for - a team of blonde players and a team of brunette players at the Botvinnik Central Chess Club, Moscow. The regulations were actually quite simple: a 2100+ Elo was required, but the hair colour
was the main entry ticket... and there was also a dress code: the blondes had to wear light coloured clothing, brunettes dark costumes.
This division is a play on the fact that chess is a game played using light and dark pieces. All of the contestants
had to prove a degree of expertise to participate. The inaugural 2011 match was won by the brunettes who also went on to win the 2016, 2018, and 2019 matches. The team of blondes, by comparison, defeated the brunettes in 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2017.
👍 Games (2020)
* Video - Fominykh v Shuvalova
(2019) * Play the game