Nelson Mandela - the (small) chess connection

Today the world stood still for a moment, mourning the death of one of the true greats of recent history. It was one man who dominated the newspapers, websites and tv programs: Nelson Mandela. The South African leader, who passed away on December 5th at the age of 95, was one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century. There’s a chess connection, albeit a small one.

In June 2010 the New York Times reported that…