The World Chess Championship used to be big news and the status of chess Grandmaster was considered a great thing to attain. There was even a musical written about the game! But its appeal seems to have lessened nowadays.
I have always been puzzled by chess. Both by why anyone would want to play it and why anyone would want to spend hours watching other people play it..... there are so many other fun ways to pass the time, in my opinion! So I'm not surprised that the World Chess Championship has happened recently without anyone really noticing.