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The Richest Chess Tournament Ever is Happening Right Now in Vegas (Excerpt from Maxim)

   While chess is definitely having a moment — the recent release of Pawn Sacrifice, starring Toby Maguire as eccentric chess whiz Bobby Fischer; the rock star status of current world champion Magnus Carlsen, the highest-rated human to ever play the game — I’ll admit this upfront: It does not ge… Read the full articleContinue reading “The Richest Chess Tournament Ever is Happening Right Now in Vegas (Excerpt from Maxim)”

When Chess Was King of the City

In the summer of 1972, one of the city’s newspapers did an informal survey to see what patrons in local bars were watching on TV. It was a time before sports bars existed, yet it seemed reasonable to assume that most would be tuned in to watch the New York Mets, who were still inContinue reading “When Chess Was King of the City”