While the whole chess world is keeping a close eye on the proceedings in Bulgaria, there is another story that's worth mentioning. Although, I'll be the first to admit, the chessic connection is somewhat distant nowadays.
One-time boss of the then British Chess Federation and co-author (with GM David Norwood) of the book, "Steve Davis Plays Chess" (1995), the man himself, Steve Davis, is a step closer to winning his seventh World Snooker Championship title. Last Friday, the 52 year old Davis defeated the current world title-holder John Higgins to reach the quarter finals of the event and, in the process, also became the oldest man to reach the quarters since Aussie, Eddie Charlton.
This is Davis' 30th appearance in the world championships and the last time he won the title was way back in 1989!