As a chess player/fan, I followed last month's world championship fairly closely, and I was pretty happy to see Viswanathan "Vishy" Anand of India win. He's been one of the top 2 or 3 players in the world for over 15 years, and he's reportedly one of the nicest, sanest grandmasters in the game, so he was a fan favorite to finally win an undisputed world championship title.
In reading an article on a chess web site this weekend, I discovered that he's also a vegetarian. I guess that isn't too surprising given that he's from India, which has a very large vegetarian population.
Just thought some of you might find this interesting. If nothing else, it gives you a good comeback the next time some ignorant omni tries to tell you that you need to eat meat for brain power.