Kasparov loses, wins, retires

Weather: 18 f, 8 mph wind (ssw) “feels like”: 8 f
Miles: 4 (at MP)
Route: the loop
Afterward: fine…just fine.
Listened to: John Grisham’s The Broker (Chapter 26-27).
I was going to write how Topalov beat Kasparov at Linares in the last game of the tournament (Kasparov still wins), but in my searching for Topalov’s name, I happened upon this shocking news from Chessbase:

Breaking news: Kasparov retires from professional chess
10.03.2005 The winner of Linares and the world’s strongest chessplayer, Garry Kasparov, has just announced his retirement from professional chess. His games in Linares are the last in his professional career, that has spanned thirty years, with twenty on the top of the ratings list. Full details to follow.

I’m going to have to let this one sink in.

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